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Patricia Villali Koett

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  • Sacred Sins

  • Sins Duet, Book 2
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

You know what they say about family. Blood is thicker than water. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. A house divided cannot stand. Margie is the keeper of her family’s secrets. Six sisters and one brother. Billions in assets. Generations of malfeasance. And one heartbreaking secret three people keep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deserving of all the stars!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 12-13-18

Deserving of all the stars!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

This story... this audio was well worth the wait! When C.D. Reiss & Elena Wolfe collaborate you already know it's going to be something special, fierce and emotional and boy does this audio deliver! For a lover of all things Drazen this story was long overdue. Margie Drazen is the female lead we root for, not just because of what she has gone through, but because in many ways she represents many of us keeping our on happiness in a back burner while we take care of others. It was time Margie got her side of the story told as well as being able to get closure and a reprieve from what haunted her for so long. It was also a treat being able to experience what happened to the family through her eyes as having read Forbiden, Submission and Corruption Series. Elena Wolfe really captured Margie's essence. Her strength, vulnerability, her angst and her constant struggle was palpable and the narration has such an intimate quality to it! I was enthralled and completely blown away.

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  • His True Queen

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Anda Bell Llewelyn
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 113

Their love affair began intensely and passionately. Princess Adeline and Josh Jameson knew any future together was impossible - her status as a princess and his standing as a Hollywood heartthrob dictated that. But the heights of pleasure they could take each other to were wildly unanticipated by them both. But then a cruel turn of events rips their worlds apart, and Adeline is more bound than ever by the protocol and expectations her title commands.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb! Brilliant!! All the stars!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 12-11-18

Superb! Brilliant!! All the stars!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I've been a fan of Jodi Ellen Malpas for a fee years now and one would think that as a reader you would get a feel for a writer's style and surprises... Well let me just say nothing can prepare anyone for the twists & turns this series has. I enjoyed this audio so much and the story was gripping, emotional, angsty, sexy and filled with intrigue. Huge thumbs up!!!

  • The Controversial Princess

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Anda Bell Llewelyn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Her father is The King of England. She is The Controversial Princess. Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors - lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King's demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline's determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT A HEA!

  • By Mercedes on 05-28-18

Spectacular!!! All the Stars!!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I am in total awe of this story and this audio! It is filled with so much passion, drama, angst, heat and twists and the addictive quality of the writing is superb! The narration is one of the best I've had the pleasure of listening to of a female narrator doing a wide variety of characters. I am hocked and need to know what happens next!! J.E.M. really went all out with this story!

  • Absolution: A Novel

  • By: Ava Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

I was done with love. When I opened my heart, it was for the men I couldn't have. The unattainable ones. The ones who would hurt me. A vicious cycle I couldn’t seem to stop. But I had a new resolve. Focus on my career. Stay single. And then I met him. Jace Montgomery. A wounded widower with two young kids. He was exactly everything I was avoiding. So I did my best to stay away. But then he kissed me. And I fell. Hard. Hard for a man who would never be mine.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely perfect**********

  • By Paola on 10-09-18

Emotional, steamy, heartbreaking & uplifting!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

There are not enough praise adjectives that can do justice to this audio. Starting with the story, I believe that the way the characters were written and developed was basically pure genius. Two imperfect people, each in their our search for something to complete or heal their lives, and it was only with each other that they were able to see past the hurt of the past and the uncertainty of the future that that they were able to accept the present and that being able to love and live is a gift. I am a sucker for redemption stories so I was taken through this journey and I loved every minute of it. Sebastian York delivered an outstanding performance! A new favorite for sure! Grace Grant is, as always, sublime and purely magical! Ava Harrison has outdone herself with this story and this audio!! BRAVO!

  • Down to You: Rockstar Romance

  • Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 5
  • By: Jayne Frost
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

She started from perfect. A star who shone brighter than the rest. But then fate took it all away. Now she's broken. A beautiful song with a fractured beat. But I'm still on the rise. Chasing a dream that she's already left behind. If I'm lucky, I can find my redemption in the spotlight. Destiny brought us together. Put her in my path. It started with a road trip. But somewhere along the line, it became a journey from here to there. Maybe she can help me. Maybe we can help each other. Maybe music is enough. Maybe. Every story deserves a soundtrack. And ours is epic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was beautiful!

  • By Ash on 09-28-18

Emotionally charged with great narration.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This is my introduction to Jayne Frost and am happy to say this story was very beautiful, angsty, filled with so much emotion and grit. The bonds that unite people are very strong, and even in death, we can still carry wounds and not be able to heal in order to move on in life and I think overall this is my main takeaway from this story. We may all be broken in some way but we have the ability to rebuild, renew and regain faith and through Logan & Belle's story it was great to see very opposite people find common ground in their shared past and be able to connect through the pain, the loss and seeking comfort and understanding in each other was great to see. The narration was SO GOOD!! Both Ava Erickson and Jacob Morgan deliver a performance that is emotional yet feels real.

  • Faking It

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Rupert Channing, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701

Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he’s impossibly hot - but he’s also an arrogant jackass - so...no thanks. But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COMPELLING, COMPULSIVE & A COMPLETE BARGAIN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-29-18

Really good!! Outstanding narration

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Let's begin with the fact that this trio of author and narrators is a real gem. I have no idea why I waited so long to press play but am glad I did since it got me out of a funk. The story is very well done and the trope, even though it can be something that has already been done, K.Bromberg really brought in a new way of doing it. The narration by Erin Mallon (as always) was so well performed and Mr. Channing really delivered on the alpha, jerk, Aussie narration. A very great listen overall!

  • Explicit

  • By: Ava Harrison
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Pierce Lancaster is bad news. Spoiled. Entitled. Sexy as - he's exactly what I don't want in my life. What I don't need. I'm not the girl he knew before. I've changed. But he hasn't. He's trouble filled with empty promises. I've come too far to fall back. Yet I can't seem to stay away. I can't say no. I am addicted to Pierce Lancaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional Journey I Loved!!!

  • By Tracy Arnett - Reviewer for Spunky N Sassy Blog on 07-06-18

I couldn't connect with the characters :-(

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I went into this story after reading the previous ones from the series. For some reason I just couldn't connect with the main characters and it just made it difficult for me to enjoy this story. Much of their insecurities were frustrating to me because of they were just able to talk things through much of their bad habits and decisions would have been avoided. The narration, as everything Andi and Joe do, is great, but not even their performance could make me connect with these characters.

  • If I Only Knew

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Shane East
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

My life was perfect - until a shocking tragedy pulled the rug out from underneath me. My children were left without a father. I was without a husband and a provider. Instead of wallowing in my grief, I buried myself in my work at Dovetail Enterprises. Landing the promotion as the CEO’s right hand was exactly what I needed. Getting saddled with Milo Huxley as an assistant is exactly the opposite. I can’t stand him. He’s arrogant, irresponsible, and out for my job. As if that’s not bad enough, he has to be devastatingly sexy, and have a posh English accent that makes me squirm on top of it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Narration....Amazing Story

  • By Dana Dunphy on 10-20-18

It was good! Felt rushed though!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

The story is all that one loves and enjoys from Corinne Michaels. Very emotional, great solid friendship and family ties. The narration is outstanding!!

  • My Oxford Year

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Whelan
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655

American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was 13: study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Karen on 05-03-18

An exceptional listen!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

If I could give this story more stars I would! I went into this story completely blind and chose to buy it because I wanted a change of pace from my usual and I certainly got something very special. This is more of a coming of age story than anything. The beauty and history of the location, the chemistry between the characters and the overall main obstacle in the story provided such a level of realism and anchor to what otherwise could have been a very one not kind of story. There are so many levels of outstanding writing... The pace, the poetry, the way that the scenes played out and the constant way in which the author always kept us engaged was brilliant!! The narration is pure perfection!! I devoured this audio and by the last 20mins I wanted to cry, smile, jump and scream as my emotions were all over the place!! Deserving of every accolade!! #Tagsgiving #AllTheFeels #Angst #ComingOfAge #NarratorSuperStar

  • Sustained

  • Legal Briefs, Book 2
  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,889
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

When you're a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating - and that suits me just fine. In fact it's necessary when I'm breaking down a witness on the stand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy, tender, funny...this book has it all!

  • By AudioAddict on 07-13-16

Lives up to all the hype! So good!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This is such a treat!! The story is heartwarming, funny and very well developed. The narration just takes it to another level with Mr. York's performance. His interpretation of all the children is really well done and you can enjoy every character's nuance as the story unfolds. I can see why so many friends recommended this. Huge Thumbs Up!! #FeelGood #Funny #GreatAudio #SolidNarration