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  • Razer's Ride

  • Last Riders, Book 1
  • By: Jamie Begley
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

Beth Cornett is the town good girl, so staying out of the way of the motorcycle club's dangerous members is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, Beth manages to catch the eye of Razer, who has every intention of tempting her despite her misgivings. When her worst fears are realized, Beth is left heartbroken and determined to forget her walk on the wild side.Razer will not change for any woman, not even Beth. He realizes his mistake too late, however, and she is not about to forgive and forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well now... this was pretty darn good!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 09-17-14

Ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I have listened to erotica for a few books in a row; my most recent is Razer’s Ride. This is by far the most preposterous book to date. The narrator is unconvincing, sounding like a teenager. Grossed me out, honestly. Storyline was flimsy and unbelievable. I guess you have to suspend your belief in reality for these types of books. Perhaps I am the problem, not the book? Nah, don’t think so.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gabriel's Inferno

  • By: Sylvain Reynard
  • Narrated by: John Morgan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,588

Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Souls Too Tortured for My Taste

  • By Lulu on 10-03-12

Ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I finished this book, because I’d already put too much time into it to quit. I found myself rolling my eyes all too frequently. Don’t care about the characters. Story is long and tortuous. Weird how Simon is just thrown in, then his actions are just so predictable. I just can’t say how ridiculous I feel this book is; purchase at your own risk.

  • Heart of the Matter

  • By: Emily Giffin
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 470

Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie - a boy who has never known his father.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tough Listen

  • By Liatris on 07-19-10

Predictable, but ok

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

Sometimes I need a little, easy story. Nothing that takes too much thought, nothing really emotional. This book fit the bill. Typical chick lit, which suited me just fine at the time. If you like her other books, then you’ll most likely enjoy this one, too.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,856

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

A sad story based on true events. I really enjoyed the characters, the description of life on the river, and the details throughout the book. A must read.

  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,503

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over the top but still held my attention

  • By Lizzystick on 04-25-17

Figured out who did it

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Way before the end of the book. Main character whiny; I was so annoyed! Managed to finish without gouging ears. Just meh.

  • The Women in the Castle

  • By: Jessica Shattuck
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,582
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,580

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined - an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times notable book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skating On The Thin Ice Of Life

  • By Sara on 04-29-17

Blah blah blah

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah
boring story, characters, I just didn't care about this book in any way.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Cure for Madness

  • By: Jodi McIsaac
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 224

Clare Campbell has worked hard to create distance between herself and her troubled family. But when she receives news of her parents' murder, she's forced to return to the quiet town of Clarkeston, Maine, to arrange their funeral and take legal guardianship of her unpredictable and mentally ill brother, Wes. While Clare struggles to come to grips with the death of her parents, a terrifying pathogen outbreak overtakes the town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • frighteningly plausible

  • By Janet Hardesty on 11-12-17

Perfect except for...

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

Why does every book have a romance plot shoved in the middle of what is a perfectly good story? I liked the premise, and the writing is good. But the damn love story...AGAIN. Oh well. Enjoy this book.

  • The Sleepwalker

  • A Novel
  • By: Chris Bohjalian
  • Narrated by: Cady McClain, Grace Experience
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 447

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River Bridge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration

  • By Janet on 01-12-17

Kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

Interesting premise; I knew about sleepwalkers but the other things? Not so much. YIKES! This one kept me guessing all the way up to the end. Not my favorite book, but definitely nowhere near the worst.

  • Where Roses Never Die

  • Varg Veum
  • By: Gunnar Staalesen
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,095

September 1977. Mette Misvãr, a three-year-old girl, disappears without trace from the sandpit outside her home. Her tiny, close middle-class community in the tranquil suburb of Nordas is devastated, but their enquiries and the police produce nothing. Curtains twitch, suspicions are raised, but Mette is never found.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, Interesting characters...Its a sequel

  • By Lizzystick on 12-12-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

This was an excellent book. The story was intriguing, I liked the characters. Plot twists and turns kept me guessing right up to the end. I recommend this book!

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,696
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,009

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

Love!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

The second book of The Bill Hodges's trilogy did not disappoint. Very much looking forward to End of Watch, 3/28/17!