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  • Brant's Return

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699

Brant Talbot runs a glitzy network of high-end bars in New York City, enjoying all the benefits of the lavish lifestyle he's worked so hard to achieve. When he learns that his estranged father is dying, he must return to his family’s Kentucky horse farm - and to a past he thought he left behind. While facing long-buried truths, he collides with his father’s secretary, Isabelle Farris. Despite his undeniable attraction to the beautiful, independent young woman, he sees secrets in her eyes and believes she has designs on Graystone Hill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit by Mia Sheridan!

  • By Ashley D on 08-16-18

Filled with emotion at every turn.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

If you're a Mia Sheridan fan this beautifully written story is another example of why she is so great at what she does. Very solid plot, characters that weave a colorful picture with this all their dimension and strong emotional moments. The narration is outstanding!! Totally taking the story and elevating it to another level.

  • Once Upon a Sure Thing

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

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

  • By Cyndi on 09-27-18

My favorite of the 3!!! So damn good!!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Lauren Blakely pulls no punches when it comes to her commitment in giving to her audience exactly what they want. We want feel good stories with heart, strong leading ladies and heroes with a solid sense of humor and all the swoon factor to keep us addicted. This audio delivers in all the ways!! The writing and the story grabbed me from the get go! I am a huge sucker for single parent stories and this one had just enough unique aspects about it to make it seem fresh and engaging. I love how the characters chemistry was developed and how the pace really made it seem like an even longer story. Andi & Sebastian, as always, are pure perfection!! The perform at such a high level that to say they narrate a book just doesn't do it justice. I also loved the cameo from another fan- favorite narrator! That, on its own, made this a great treat worth the credit and definitely re-listen worthy!

  • Hard Sell

  • The 21 Wall Street Series, Book 2
  • By: Lauren Layne
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Twenty-eight and filthy rich, Matt Cannon is the youngest broker on Wall Street. He may be a "boy wonder", but he's every inch a man. Ask any woman-any night. But when Matt's latest fling makes scandalous headlines, his clients get anxious, and his bosses at Wolfe Investments level an ultimatum: Keep his assets zipped, get a "real" girlfriend, and clean up his act. Only one woman can help Matt with something this hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They nailed it and he put a ring on it!

  • By Anonymous User on 09-11-18

Enemies to lovers with great writing & narration!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

A great continuation to book 1 of the series. Greatly satisfying with a very strong premise, the chemistry build up is outstanding and overall story is very well developed. The slow burn factor was very well executed and the narration is top notch! I am so glad I gave this author a chance! I will definitely be checking out more of her audios.

  • Hot Asset

  • 21 Wall Street Series, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Layne
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

A sexy agent hounds Wall Street's hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times best-selling author Lauren Layne. Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he's met his match in Lara McKenzie - a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees. An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This book is so very well written.

  • By mary martin on 06-02-18

My first audios by this author... LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I bought this audio on an impulse! The blurb, the cover, the narrators... I felt I could take a chance and am so happy to say it's so well worth taking the plunge! I am a huge fan of Billionaire CEOs, but I enjoy stories of self discovery that are still angsty, sexy and well written. This audio delivers in spades! The narration is outstanding and I love the fact it continues as an interconnected series. I am definitely checking out more from Lauren Layne!

  • Over the Edge

  • The Edge, Book 4
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Joe Arden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

The only thing that ever stood between me and madness was Greyson. And now, she's in trouble. She's falling into the hole that almost ended me. The only thing standing between her and the fate I escaped is me. But I have no expertise in this; no knowledge but what she taught me. I'm flying blind here, and every moment that passes brings me closer to losing her. She says I'm crossing the line, but she can draw a million lines around her, and I'll cross every single one to get to her, even if it destroys me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow wow wow

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-16-18

An amazing concussion well worth the ride.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I needed a few days after finishing this audio and series to try an come up with a decent review worthy of this masterful piece of art. The first thing I will say is that I have been a Maxine Mitchell & Joe Arden fan for a while now and this performance completely and utterly obliterates any other in scope and in depth. The levels of nuance in the emotions, the way they feed off of each other and the way you are sucked into their world is just uncanny. I felt like a voyeur most of the time! Like I was an intruder watching this marriage trying to survive, trying to make sense of their situation, trying to solve the puzzles that kept evolving and trying to stay in the fray of the love and the commitment they made to one another. C.D. Reiss completely takes Grayson and Caden into such a depths within their minds, but also, with in their foundation as individuals and as a unit. Christine has such a way into the soul of a married couple and makes of their situation one that as a reader, you become addicted to the "What's next", the "I didn't see this coming" and the "Oh no, she went there!". To me this is an outstanding story of faith, strength, loyalty, commitment and trust. The sexy scenes and the heat factor is as alive as a wildfire. The writing is solid, the unexpected twists & turns are completely organic and as a listener that enjoys binging, to me, it doesn't get any better. Crazy hot, unexpectedly twisty & gut wrenching all in one!

  • Good Girl

  • By: Jana Aston
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

I've always been a good girl. I work hard, I follow the rules, I always achieve my goals. But sometimes good girls want things that aren't good for them. Or someone who isn't good for them. Like their new boss. And sometimes they do very bad things to get his attention. Like sell their virginity in an auction. Who knew he'd be so very, very mad? Maybe this was not my best laid plan....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Silly, witty and funny

  • By Laura on 07-06-18

Solid Jana Aston!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Fun, witty, sassy, sexy & with filled with heart. This is how I define this story. The narration is so great! Erin Mallon & Jason Clarke are PERFECTION!!

  • Not Until You

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Gary Furlong
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

I have two rules in life: first, no relationships, falling in love, or attachments; and second, no sleeping with clients of my interior design firm. Since the last guy turned out to be married, they’ve been easy to follow, until Callum Huxley, a ridiculously sexy Brit. The connection we have the moment our eyes lock scares the ever-loving hell out of me. Thank God, I came to my senses before going back to his hotel where I would’ve ended up naked, panting, and unable to forget him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “I want every tomorrow”

  • By tiffany.the.bibliophile on 10-08-18

Well worth the wait! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Nicole is easily one of my favorite Corinne Michael's characters!! Her inner struggles, her points of view on all things, her genuineness as a friend and her sass make her such a fun, interesting and layered character that one can't help but just go with her flow. The narration is spectacular!! The storyline is very engaging and it's an overall winner in my eyes. A great listen and deserving of every star!

  • Come as You Are

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

I couldn't have scripted a more perfect night. For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, I'm not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine - multimillionaire. But who's counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I've ever met. And that's why I'm eager to get to know her more, since my mystery woman seems to like me for me, rather than for my huge...bank account. Everything's coming up aces. Until the next day, when things get a little complicated. (Newsflash - a lot complicated.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, Irresistible, Sexy Romance!

  • By kgagnon on 04-18-18

Easily one of my favorites for the year!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

OMG!!! I can't believe it took me so long to press play but am so glad I did when I did! Some audios come to you at a time when they are needed in your life and this one was it! I had been through very heavy and intense stories prior to this one and my heart needed a reprieve from so much "heavy" material and this story and audio felt like a healing balm to my soul. I found myself completely enraptured in these characters, engaged in their chemistry building up and how it all just unraveled. Being able to go go in blind to an audio trusting that the author and the narrators will give you an experience that provides joy is such a delight! Lauren Blakely never fails to deliver!! She knows that her stories in audio are always such a treat and we devour them like we are starved. All the stars!!

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  • Once Upon a Real Good Time

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out, he's my son's new teacher. Oops. But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar - like he owned it. My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we're both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don't just have chemistry in bed - we connect over everything. That is, until I learn he's the man who'll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son the best music lessons money can buy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GENUINE & DELICIOUS SLOW-SIMMER TO PERFECTION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-14-18

So damn good!! Pure awesomeness!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

An overall hit!! This story is such a delight, a great cure for any book slump and with such solid narration one can't really go wrong! Lauren Blakely shows so much wit, heart, sass and realism with this story and as a listener the experience is very fulfilling both on an emotional level and as an audiobook lover. I love the way that the duet narration is integrated in the narrator's exchanges, I love the banter and how the character's chemistry is so very well developed. As book 1 in a series, it is a solid lighthearted romance that will have you one clicking on the rest of the series without a second thought.

  • Children of Redemption

  • Children of Vice Series, Book 3
  • By: J.J. McAvoy
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

 

Life has never been easy for the second-born Callahan son, Wyatt. Trained as a doctor, but born a Callahan, his life has always been one of warring dualities. But when the Callahan family suffers a massive blow, it's time for Wyatt to step up and decide, once and for all, who he really is. Will Wyatt rise to the challenge as his enemies close in or will his actions lead to destruction of the world's most powerful mafia family?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!! Spectacular!! All the stars!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 09-22-18

Outstanding!! Spectacular!! All the stars!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Writing a review for this audio is difficult because I really can't praise this series enough and yet words won't do it justice. This story really gives you a deeper look within the relationship of the brother's Callahan, how friends can become more and how following your heart becomes the only thing to make sense when all else is chaos. J.J. McAvoy has build a world and has constructed a family dynamic that might seem very unorthodox but yet their main mantra is "Family First and above all." Having the flashbacks just gave so much weight to the message and things start to unravel and you are just taken for a ride. The chemistry amongst Wyatt & Helen is so real... You feel for Helen and root for what is going on. By the end of the audio the story takes such a turn that grabs you by the heart and squeezes. I cried so hard... OMG!!! And the narration, as with previous audios in this series, it's pure perfection!! Joel Froomkin has taken his talents and has made of this series a true show of his genius and how he is able to convey emotions and give each character an individual voice. You would think there are 10 people narrating this audio when it's all this man's voice and talent. Simply put this is THE BEST mafia series out there!!! The narration just takes it to another galaxy and I can't have enought!! BRAVO!!

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