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  • The Shadows

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,646

Two brothers bound by more than blood discover a conspiracy that will change their destiny in the astonishing all-new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the "frighteningly addictive" ( Publishers Weekly) series by number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • You DON'T change names in book 13... Just saying

  • By Patsy G. on 04-04-15

I'm blaming the author & publisher not Jim ;)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is my second time listening to this book and I have to say I actually liked it a lot more this time around. The first time I was angry but this time I get it... i think. Trez & iAm's story is a very sad one with only 1/2 a happy ending. I did enjoying learning more about the shadows and I was glad they actually were the focus of this book. This book had some side stories but no so many that the main characters were cheated out of their book. I also love the lead up for the Legacy series in this book. I still think Selena's outcome could have been different but i'm not the author so I will just enjot th book for what it was.

Jim Frangione is perfect for the brotherhood but I have to say with this book the pronunciations for many of the characters names have changed. From what I hear, he has been pronouncing them wrong and was corrected now but sorry it's too late. You can't just change the way you say something 13 books in without it annoying the loyal listeners. And besides that, I liked his pronunciation so much better anyways.

  • Show Me the Way

  • Fight for Me, Book 1
  • By: A.L. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful. The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he'll let into his heart is his little girl. When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he's in trouble. She's gorgeous and sweet and everything he can't trust. Until she becomes the one thing he can't resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent well written correct grammar well edited what a refreshing change from so many books out there now!

  • By Bones And Cat Fan on 11-13-17

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

She had me at single dad!!! I love books with great single dads and Rex is a seriously great dad who really thinks of his daughter first. This book was so sweet and hot and full of suspense!
Rynna is a awesome characters, she has a damaged past but she is back and trying to move on with her life and do what is right. When she meets Rex, she sees though his mean guy attitude even though he keeps trying to push the world away. I love when the way a women treats a man's kids is what melts his protected heart. Great book but that isn't surprising, I love all things AL Jackson.

Great narration as always by Andi Arndt & Zachary Webber!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Savage

  • The Awakening of Lizzie Danton
  • By: L.A. Fiore
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

They call him a monster. Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you. He’s hard. He’s damaged. He’s dangerous. He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince. He’s savage. He’s brutal. He’s a killer. By an act of fate, our worlds collide.They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Savage

  • By blue_river on 11-30-17

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

I very much enjoyed this book! It is dark with a HEA which is exactly what I like! This is a beauty & the beast type of story. He is dark, violent (kinda) and a little grumpy lol. She is a sort of stranger in a strange land. They both have damaged pasts which I think brings them closer together. It took him falling in love to put the past behind him. She didn't have a nice childhood but instead of that making her "damaged" it made her strong and caring. I really loved their love story! And without giving any spoilers I'll just say I love paybacks!!!!

Aaron Shedlock & Tracy Marks really did an awesome job with this one. The Scottish accents by both of them were SOOOO good!! This duo can narrate anything and I would listen!!!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Buttons and Lace

  • By: Penelope Sky
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo, Samantha Cook
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me. Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with 365 buttons, he'll let me go. He'll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I've ever known.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Review of the Trilogy

  • By Erin on 05-29-17

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

I went into this a little unsure after asking friends what they thought and I got a 50/50 response so I decided to try it and make my own opinion and I really enjoyed it. So far it has been a little predictable since I've read so many "sold into slavery turned romance" books but I think what I liked most about this book was that Pearl is a bit of a bad ass, in the beginning especially. No matter what happens she doesn't let anything break her. I also really liked that Crow isn't your typical bad guy turned good, he was never really bad to begin with. He tries to be but just doesn't have it in him. Don't get me wrong, he isn't your typical nice guy... He did steal her and is holding her captive. I found this story kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see where their relationship will go next. I loved the give & take that goes on between these two characters also. Starting book 2 asap!

The narration is good. I enjoy both narrators but I will say I expected Crow to have an accent and neither of the narrators give him one. He does live in Italy so I guess I just assumed. Also in the beginning with Bones he has an accent so maybe Crow isn't supposed to????

  • Mists of the Serengeti

  • By: Leylah Attar
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Megan Tusing
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming. Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling. Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti - children who are worth more dead than alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-07-18

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

This book was very different from my normal taste. I enjoyed the setting of Tanzania, Africa and I also was very interested in the humanitarian side of this story, the political violence that started this story and the unlikely love story all in one. These two are brought together because of violence and grief and they really helped each other move forward. I think my favorite thing was the ending, I love that we get a flashback from before this book started and got closure for some questions I still had. The one thing I didn't really like was the lack of descriptions. I couldn't tell you what the characters looked like nor do I have much of a vision in my head of of the setting or places they were. I also couldn't wrap my head around Jack and how he was born in Tanzania but sounded and acted completely american?? It didn't effect the story line but I just like to imagine the people and places when I listen to a book.

The narration was GREAT!! Megan Tusing was amazing, she really brought Rodel to life! Zachary Webber was great as always, he always brings so much to his characters!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wolfsong

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991

Ox was 23 when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his blood red eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces. It's been three years since that fateful day and the boy is back. Except now he's a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kirt Graves is superb!

  • By Belen on 10-07-16

✫✫ 3.5 Stars ✫✫

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

This might be one of the only books I'll ever say may have been better if I had read it and not listened. The narration was good it wasn't that, but I think reading "I said ","I said","I said" over and over wouldn't not have been as noticeable as hearing it. This book has a lot of repetitiveness which really bothered me. Besides that, I was looking forward to a M/M Shifter book and this book was PG-13 at best. I needed it to be steamier and a little shorter. After seeing the reviews I think maybe it was my mood because everyone seemed to love it but for me it was ok. The story line was very interesting and I was intrigued for sure, it just didn't have what I was hoping for.

The narration was really good. This may be my first audiobook narrated by Kirt Graves but I'd look for him again.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Nightshade

  • Redemption, Volume 3
  • By: Molly McAdams
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

The heart-stopping final installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams's Redemption series. My life has never been my own. From the time I could walk, I was trained to be the mob's hardened assassin. To be a monster. I've been told what to do, when to kill, and who to love. The minute I strayed, I lost everything. Then I met Jessica. She swept into my life like a storm of heartache, seduction, and intrigue. She's everything I hate, but with one look, I can't stay away. With one touch, she ignites a craving unlike anything I've ever known. But her secrets threaten to destroy everything closest to me. Including her…Together we're poison. A destructive combination of darkness and chaos. And I want to savor every drop in my veins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-07-18

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

I really enjoyed this entire series. After book 1 it changed and just got even better. I was anxious for Kieran's story and it was everything I wanted it to be. Kieran is a very dark, quite and dangerous guy but once he finds "the one" man he gets possessive and I loved that! Jessica was a surprise for me, I wasn't sure how I was feeling about her and if she could be trusted but in the end I loved her too. There was a lot of excitement and sadness in this one and it had a bittersweet ending. I'll be watching for more books by this author for sure.

I'm a broken record about the narration. Jason & Erin are amazing! They both really knocked this series out of the park. PERFECT casting!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Blackbird

  • Redemption, Volume 1
  • By: Molly McAdams
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear. But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he's finally found the only person who can make it all go away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Great Narration!!!

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-05-18

Great Book, Great Narration!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

This is a new to me author but if all her work is this good I'll be happy to listen to many more of her audiobooks in the future. This book was a little dark but not as dark as you think while listening (sorry you probably have to read it to understand what I mean by that). Briar is a strong women who is accidentally brought into a world of the dark dangerous and she handles is as well as she can. Most female characters in captive books are really believable in the way they handle their situation but I thought the author did a great job at making Briar realistic. Lucas thought he knew what he was getting into with Briar but man he was wrong. His character was all over the place on my likable scale. My feelings about him changed about five times but in the end I understand why and that is great writing to me! The plot was thrilling, sexy and the twists made a good story great.

The narration is why I picked up this book to begin with. I am a huge fan of Erin Mallon and she was fantastic in this book. She is really amazing with stories that have high excitement and she has a perfect tummy tingling male voice too. Jason Clarke is also a favorite of mine, I love that when he narrates I completely forget who he is because all I hear is the character in the book not a narrator reading a story to me. This narration duo would make me try many many new authors because I know they can make even an ok book great. Thankfully this book was just as good as the narration!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Strip Me Bare

  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Brooke Bloomingdale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Do you ever stop loving someone just because they're gone? Five years ago, Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington's life without a trace. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to - and her virginity to. So, imagine her surprise when she finds him dancing at one of NYC's hottest male revues as "Jack the Stripper". Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she has serendipitously dropped back into his life, he's vowed never to lose her again. But being together has its costs, and challenges Alana isn't sure she can handle. She finally has Ryan back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-07-18

5 Stars all around for me!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I really thought I knew what to expect with this book but this one was different, it didn't have the OMG twist I've grown to expect from this author. I stayed up all night finishing this audiobook. The characters were very honest and emotional and their story was beautiful and sweet with some tragic circumstances to boot. The connection between them was so palpable and the sex was extremely hot. I really enjoyed this book and have leaned that this author doesn't have a specific "type" of story which I love and can't wait for more of her audiobooks in the future. I always love a book that I didn't see coming.

Brooke Bloomingdale does a great job narrating this book alone. I may have even liked her Ryan voice more than her Alana voice and when a narrator can voice a character of the opposite sex this good you know she is talented!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Buried Book

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,640
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,634

It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Cartec on 02-02-17

Good but not great

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

This was a good read. The way it was written and the story-line kept me interested even though it was a slow burn kind of pace. It has high reviews so I had high expectations, maybe too high. Although I enjoyed the book it was good not great but maybe my expectations were too high.

It had me interested from start to finish. Great plot, excellent character building, interesting characters and very well written. I loved how it's written keeping you wanting more.

The narration was very fitting for the story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful