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  • Moral Defense

  • Samantha Brinkman, Book 2
  • By: Marcia Clark
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

In the follow-up to best-selling Blood Defense, Samantha is hired as the legal advocate for Cassie Sonnenberg after a brutal stabbing left her father and brother dead, and her mother barely clinging to life. It's a tabloid-ready case that has the nation in an uproar - and Sam facing her biggest challenge yet. Why did Cassie survive? Is she hiding something?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Samantha Brinkman series is a Winner.

  • By shelley on 11-17-16

Great Story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I think I liked this story maybe even more than the first one. It was a so good. I am a Samantha Brinkman fan.

The story line and plot was really good. A family murder, twists and turns and a few other stories going on in between. It was great. Again this book is written in the first person but she doesn't ramble on nonsense inner thoughts. There is tons dialogue throughout the entire book between all the characters. The story is well written and flows very well. Easy to follow along.

As for the narration, it was very good. I like Angela Dawe's narration of modern stories but her (historical romance narrations, not at all). She did a great job on this book. The men sound like men. So this was a real treat.

  • Blood Defense

  • By: Marcia Clark
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,421

Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star - and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises to be exactly the kind of media sensation that would establish her as a heavy hitter in the world of criminal law.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Middling Legal Drama by Famous Prosecutor

  • By Dubi on 10-06-16

I really enjoyed this story and narration.

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I liked this story. It was very good, fast paced and exciting. I liked Samantha. She was smart, witty and did what she wanted. She didn't let anyone intimidate her.

The story line and plot was good. A few twists and turns. There was always something happening. It was a good murder mystery. Even though this book is written in the first person it wasn't full of blah blah blah rambling thoughts. There was a lot of dialogue between all the characters. I enjoyed the PI Alex a lot too.

This book is fiction. I like fiction, that's why I read it. If the story is engaging and entertaining and the narration is good its an enjoyable listen. This was an enjoyable listen.

As for the narration, I like Tavia Gilbert. She reads with emotion, lots of it sometimes. She does a great job on the male voices and gives everyone their own distinct voice.

  • Cut and Run

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image - the twin sister she never knew she had. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Fast Fun & Free (to borrow)...

  • By shelley on 10-19-18

Good book. Entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This was an entertaining book. Kept my attention and had a few twists and turns. I liked Macy but wanted more of her in the book. That was a missed opportunity.

The story line and plot was good. There was a serious brutal bad guy for sure. He liked inflicting pain,however, a couple of people deserved it. Yep they did. Kidnapping pregnant women and stealing their babies?? Yep you deserve punishment.

I do like Mary Burton books. They are fast paced and the stories flow well and are easy to follow along.

As for the narration it was good. I like Brittany Pressley, she does a good job on the male voices and gives everyone their own distinct voice. She has a nice reading voice too.

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  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengeance & Retribution!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-07-18

Awesome Book! Great Narration.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Wow I really enjoyed this book. I love Jane! She is an amazing sociopath. She wanted her revenge and she got it. I love her personality and thoughts. This book was written in the first person and it was well written that way. I am not usually a fan of 1st POV but this one needed to be that way. It wasn't full of blah blah blah nonsense, probably because Jane was a sociopath and didn't have time for all the blah blah inner thoughts. LOL

The story line and plot was great. WOW Steven was a total jerk off creep misogynist pig. He deserved revenge against him.
The story flowed very nicely and was easy to follow along. It keeps you attention constantly.

As for the narration Nicol Zanzarella did a great job! I really liked her.

I totally recommend this book!

  • Hard Wired

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 3
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

When an ex-Delta Forces operative dies in a car wreck in Miami, the FBI dismiss it as a tragic accident. But Jon Reznick isn't so sure - especially when he learns that his teetotal former colleague was apparently drunk at the wheel. Reznick's one-man investigation quickly enters dangerous territory when it becomes clear that this was merely the first in a series of mysterious deaths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment with Jon Reznick!

  • By shelley on 01-01-18

I like Jon Resnick!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Another good Jon Reznick story. Full of action, terrorists, espionage, FBI and Jon.

This book is about a terrorist cell out for revenge on Jon's Delta group from an incident in Tehran.
The story line and plot was good. Fast paced, easy to follow and it all flowed very well.

As for the narration, it was very good. Jeffrey Kafer does a great narration. The women sound like women and he has a very nice reading voice.

  • Last Night with the Earl

  • By: Kelly Bowen
  • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

After the Battle of Waterloo, Eli Dawes was presumed dead - and would have happily stayed that way. Rose Hayward remembers Eli as the arrogant lord who helped her late fiancé betray her. Finding him stealing into her art studio doesn't correct her impression. Her only thought is to get him to leave immediately. Yet the tension between them is electric, and she can't help but be drawn to him. He might be back from the dead, but it's Rose who is suddenly feeling very, very much alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight

  • By Karina08 on 10-03-18

Okay Story and Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This was a good historical romance story, It wasn't to sappy, cheesy and full of angst. So, right there is a bonus. I really liked Rose a lot for most of the book she started out smart, strong and spunky. Eli Dawes seemed so mad most of the time. I don't know if that was the author's intention or the narrators translation.

The story line and plot was good. Not a whole lot of surprises or a mystery going on but still good. The chemistry between Rose and Eli was good, they made a good match. There was a nicely written sex scene. Not rated G not erotica. There was also a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book, which was great.

As for the narration, I am a fan of Ashford McNab, I always like her narrations. She does a really good job. However, in this book she really did a job on Eli's voice making him sound mad all the time. Other than that, the narration was good.

I am a fan of Kelly Bowen and my favorite book of hers is Duke of My Heart. That was one of my favorite stories and characters. If you haven't listened to it I highly recommend it.

  • Dark Desires

  • By: Eve Silver
  • Narrated by: Billie Fulford-Brown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position no one else dares as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumors he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate, where she quickly discovers nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances...and the murders.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Blah Blah Blah Blah.. Geez..

  • By Tracy T on 10-01-18

Blah Blah Blah Blah.. Geez..

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

So this was an okay story. Barely. The dialogue was seriously lacking. Too much inner thoughts the ran on and on and on. At one point I was yelling "get to the point"! ugh.

The story line and plot had potential.But the writing style was not for me. Trying to keep you guessing and guessing and guessing and it became long and tedious. The chemistry between Damien and Darcie just did not feel right. It was forced and and did not feel genuine at all.

This book could have been shortened by about 3 hours had the filler thought nonsense been removed. Seriously, people do speak to each other, just not in this book.

This book was written in the third person but might as well have been written in the first person from Darcie's POV because that was really all you got.

I can' recommend this book at all. I am surprised I even finished it.

As for the narration, It was good. I enjoyed that. Billie Fulford-Brown did a good job. the few voices she read were good. I say that because it was all internal dialogue from Darcie's head. She has a nice reading voice.

  • Half Empty

  • First Wives Series
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

Trina Petrov’s marriage-by-contract was only meant to be temporary. But when tragedy strikes, Trina is left one of the wealthiest women in the world. To recover from the shock, she takes some time off in Italy, swearing not to fall for any men while there. But that doesn’t mean she can’t fall for anyone on the trip home. Country-music superstar Wade Thomas is lying low in a hotel bar when he gets the cold shoulder from the woman next to him. He’s used to fans fawning at his boots, and Trina is a refreshing change - so is the fact that she has no idea who he is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By faerea on 08-02-18

Really good contemporary romance story!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I enjoyed this book a lot. I have been reading less romance novels and more action/suspense/mysteries lately because I was tired of the romance books being more about the sex and nothing about the story. But Catherine Bybee doesn't do that. She writes a good story and adds a little nicely written sex into it.

The story line and plot was very good in this book. Lots of twists and turns with some drama. The romance part worked well. And as a bonus our main characters Trina and Wade didn't say really stupid sappy, cheesy things to each other that normal people don't actually say. So that was a bonus and a relief.

I will take a Catherine Bybee book over a Lauren Blakely erotica book every time. Just sayin...

As for the narration. It was great. I think Emma Wilder did a really great job on the male voices. She gave everyone their own distinct voice. She has a nice reading voice too. Kudos!

  • Awaken the Darkness

  • Immortal Guardians Series, Book 8
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay.

  • By Sandra R. Marcil on 07-16-18

Excellent! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Another great book in this fantastic series! I really enjoyed this book. I liked how it played out. I did miss a few of the key players from the previous books, bu this was still so good.

I really liked Stanaslov and Susan a lot. He did help her like him a little bit with his empath skills.. LOL So glad he was alive.

This is such a great series. I totally recommend them all in order. They do not disappoint. It going to be a long wait for book 9, sigh.....

As for the narrration, well Kirsten Potter does such a fantastic job she brings the book to life. She does all the accents so well and she gives everyone their own distinct voice. Great narrator 100%.

  • Blood Web: A Blood Curse Novel

  • Blood Curse Series, Book 10
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Santos Olaru is a seasoned vampire-warrior and an unforgiving mercenary who protects the descendants of Jadon against all enemies, preternatural or human. He is also a whiz with technology and computers - a virtual ghost in any machine - who uses his unique set of talents to make problems disappear. Until now, Natalia Giovanni has flown beneath his radar, even though she has been following him through cyberspace for years 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most thrilling book in the Blood Curse series

  • By Amy on 09-11-18

Extra Stars Series! Its amazing!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Wow if you haven't read this series, I mean every book in order you are totally missing out on some amazing characters, writing and stories! This is one of my very favorite series!

This book was about Santos and Natalia. The story line and plot was great. It all flowed very well and was easy to follow along.

Let me tell you Natalia's dad was as psycho as a member of the House of Jaeger. He would have fit right in. I liked the internet stalking that was pretty fun. There is so much great dialogue throughout the entire book, love it! There is a sex scene, nicely written, not rated G not erotica either. Just nicely written.

These stories just don't disappoint.

As for the narration, it is amazing! It's Eric Dove and he does such a superb job. Everyone has their own voice, the women sound like women. His reading voice is soooo sexy. Ahhhh Love me some Eric Dove narrations.