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M.Lee Fox

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  • The Kiss Quotient

  • A Novel
  • By: Helen Hoang
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,639

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases - a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with as well as way less experience in the dating department than the average 30-year-old. It doesn't help that she has Asperger's and that French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. She decides that she needs lots of practice - with a professional - which is why she hires escort Michael Phan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-12-18

Absolutely loveable story!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

So hard to stop listening! The characters in this story were so adorable and well developed, along with an excellent narrator made this book next to impossible to put down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,733

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Breathtaking and heart wrenching

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

This entire story was wonderfully written and narrated, but I had to take a two week break near the end before having enough nerve to be able to come back and finish it. I'm grateful that the experiences of this man were documented and told so that more may know of his awe inspiring exploits.

  • From Sand and Ash

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,184

As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood. Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such beauty in the darkest of times <3

  • By featherlashes on 12-04-16

Stunning performance to a phenomenal book!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

This book was so beautifully written and narrated that I found myself crying of sadness, happiness, relief, and frustration at so many points throughout the book. The narrator honorably performed the large range of nationalities with highly accurate accents.

  • Desert Flowers

  • By: Paul Pen, Simon Bruni - translator
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

Rose and Elmer have created an idyllic sanctuary for themselves and their five daughters in Mexico's Baja California desert. Out there in the middle of nowhere, blissfully cut off from the burdens of modern society, they're free to raise their beautiful family...and preserve its secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author Paul Pen's brain is a weird place!

  • By Wayne on 08-14-17

Well written and well narrated.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Though this story did include some disturbing and awkward scenes, the characters were so diverse and dynamic that they all alone with their unique and identifiable personalities. The narrator honored the story and characters with unique character voices throughout the story.

  • Forbidden The Stars

  • The Interstellar Age Book 1
  • By: Valmore Daniels
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined the book.

  • By M.Lee Fox on 04-18-18

Narrator ruined the book.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

This narrator had some fun sound effect trucks that I hadn't in any previous books, but that didn't make up for lack of tone changes for characters, the the overly enthusiastic inflection while reading what should have been serious scenes, and making each character seem like they only had two emotions. This book would have been better if I read it myself, but the content of the story is still lukewarm. Nothing like The Martian or Synchronicity War.

  • Thief

  • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 1
  • By: C. L. Stone
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she's desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she's a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Picking a pocket

  • By happyjo on 09-11-18

Polyamorous dream story

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

The narrator has such amazingly unique voices and a impressive range of accents. Her narration makes the story and characters come alive! The characters are hilarious and hot and so likable. Yes, the story has silly parts with eye rolling scenarios, but the boys and their antics are totally enjoyable.

  • Secondborn

  • Secondborn, Book 1
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746

Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic. On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode's eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she's to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bella Swan's Cousin

  • By A. Capito on 02-14-18

Enjoyable first of the series

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I was happy to enjoy this book. It seems I either love or hate the works but this author. I enjoyed this book because the character had some similarities in personally to the main character in the Kricket Chronicles also written by Amy A. Bartol. I will finish this series as long as the books continue to be as enjoyable as this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,811
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,800

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

No disappointment at all!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

This story was extremely enjoyable to listen to. The characters were extremely well developed and unique. The plot was full of surprises, twists and turns, and ups and downs. The author masterfully transitioned between lighthearted humor and fearful suspense and intense verbal debates. The relationship that developed between the main three characters was so heartwarming. I would enjoy listening to this story again at a later time.

  • Bang

  • By: E.K. Blair
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432

They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence. But I'm not innocent. I haven't been for a very long time. My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams. Gone. Vanished. I never even had a choice. I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs. Until now. I'm ready to take back what was always meant to be mine. But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it's the heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just one more reason to love this book!

  • By BeazerB on 02-08-15

Lots of disturbing abuse

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

The amount of violent intercourse that had parallels with the main character's past abuse as a child made for difficult listening. I found the rough lovemaking unappealing. The characters were interesting and relatively well developed. The narrator did well with the Irish brogue.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tucker's Way

  • The Tucker Series, Book 1
  • By: David Johnson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,922

After enduring a childhood of horrific abuse and crushing poverty, Tucker seeks refuge in her rural Tennessee home. The three grandchildren she is raising are her only connection to the outside, and her demeanor is purposefully rough. But her world is turned upside down when a new neighbor, Ella, moves into the old McDaniel place next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best novel I have read in a long time; anxious to listen to sequels!!!!

  • By Amy A. Dye on 07-17-15

Phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Beautiful, heart wrenching story. Incredibly dynamic and relatable characters. Truly wonderful narrator. Highly recommend. Trigger warnings for scenes recalling sexual and physical abuse of children and adults.