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  • Handsome and the Yeti

  • Genderbent Fairytales Collection, Book 1
  • By: KuroKoneko Kamen
  • Narrated by: L. A. Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

A nerdy gemologist - Bellamy ‘Belle’ DeWinter - ends up the prisoner of a narcissistic yeti named Abigail Snow, who lives in a sparkling mansion made entirely out of blue quartz and whose loyal servants are living statues made out of semiprecious stones. When Bellamy starts to think the yeti girl might actually be kind of cute, he freaks out about his unsettling case of Stockholm Syndrome but decides to man up and help Abigail find a way to break the curse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Handsome and the Yeti

  • By med c on 08-19-18

Light and Easy PRN Romance

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Handsome and The Yetti
This audio was uniquely enjoyable. The old Beauty and the Beast tale, told 50 different ways, but never quite like this.
We have Abigail Snow the narcissistic Yeti holding the nerdy Bellamy hostage as he attempts to break the magical curse and set them both free. This PRN Romance has flipped the roles and brought a touch of Stockholm Syndrome into the 2018 retelling.
The narrator has a very youthful voice. This lent credit to the story dynamic of having a female dominate “villain” as the story goes. The narration flowed well and was never distracting.
This is the second audio I’ve listened to by this author and I quite enjoyed it. I laughed through most of it. It’s an easy listen that I found great as a pallet cleanser in between some of the more heavy storylines I tend to to lean towards. I look forward to hearing any tale with it’s twist and turns that KuroKoneko takes on next.

  • Acceptable Risk

  • By: Candace Blevins
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Bethany has teased for years that if she ever settles down, it'll be with a harem of men. Mac is a new werewolf, and is still learning control. When he overhears the beautiful redhead at the bar wanting to take on not only him, but also the werewolf and wereleopard chaperoning his night out...he has to convince them to take her home. With two powerful shapeshifters in bed, what could go wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HOT PRN Reverse Harem

  • By Nicole B. on 09-09-18

HOT PRN Reverse Harem

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Acceptable Risk is a reverse harem / Ménage
1 Woman, 1 Leopard, and 2 Werewolves

This is the third book in the series but can be read or listen to as a standalone. Bethany wants to find love like her friends have, however she also wants her fantasy of three men all to herself. What happens when she says this in a bar and three sexy Shapeshifters overhear her? More than just one night of fun as Bethany anticipates. As the four bond and their relationship grows Bethany‘s insecurities and opinions that “all men cheat and lie” is put to the test by the three shifters who want to claim not just her body but her forever as their own. Sometimes it takes having our fantasy and then loosing it, to know what we truly want and need.
Candace Blevins writes any kink effortlessly with passion and heat that consumes you and this short story is no different. The character development and storyline are well rounded and made for a truly engaging Audio.
Noah Michael Levine is my go to narrator anytime I’m in the mood for PRN. His deep sexy voice had no problem melting my panties and keeping me invested in the story as he wove this tale. I was very impressed at his use of tenor and the nuances of his voice which allowed him to pull off all POV‘s without pulling me out of the story. I would definitely recommend this audio to anyone who loves PRN with a splash of kink.
I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Absolutely Alpha

  • Tempting Alphas, Book 1
  • By: Belle Scarlett
  • Narrated by: Honey Scarlett, Leeroy Will
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Four magical romances from Belle Scarlett's magic quill with sizzling m/f dual narration by Honey Scarlett and Leeroy Will for audiobook lovers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 different stories in one

  • By Lovinghotbooks1 on 08-14-18

Absolutely juicy

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Absolutely alpha is absolutely perfect if you’re looking for four short, well written, hot, steamy, romance stories with the twist of the PRN thrown in.
I listen to each story on a different day doing a different activity. All of them are different and had something for everyone.
The first a Mystery / Christmas Cybersex tale set in the future between a submissive human and a Alpha Alien.
The second a timeless love story where a valentine is found on a plantation address to the new owner asking her to join him back in time.
The third a Vampire bloodthirsty for his blackmailing human mate who’s not into Vampires (yet).
Finally the fourth with the Bermuda Triangle, twin Shapeshifters, and one human female… What could go wrong? A sweet yet hot love story where the heart and the mind must come together to choose.
While all of these are short they are well written with both the character development and the plots leaving you wanting more, but not feeling like the stories were missing something.
The narration was spot on. As an alpha Leeroy Will has a deep voice that has a strong yet soft quality which shows the love and need that any good, bad boy / alpha has underneath the beast inside.
Honey Scarlett is both sassy and submissive with out missing a beat. The ebb and flow of her voice blending perfectly with each story, era, and character she was performing. Together they were a perfect match in all four. I would recommend this audio for anyone who loves the PRN and doesn’t have time for a full length novel.

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  • Who Is Sarah Lawson?

  • Richie Stevens Investigates, Book 1
  • By: K.J. Rabane
  • Narrated by: Megan Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

How would you feel coming home to find a family living in your house who call you Sarah, tell you your brother's name is Andy, and insist that you should be ashamed of calling the police for help? My name is Rowena Shaw and I've never seen any of them before. They are total strangers. It's Thursday and it's just the beginning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Mind is Messed!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 10-09-18

Better rated as a Psychological Drama

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Who Is Sarah Larsen?
I believe this story would do better if classified as a Psychological Suspense Drama. Being in the Psychological Thriller genre sets a higher expectation. This story was not dark or gritty enough to reach that classification. Going in blind would have been better for my enjoyment of this story. That being said, it was a good audio. From the very first line it grabbed my attention and with the narrators help, kept it.
What would you do if you return home one day to strange family and being called a strange name? Great premise for a book. Doing a review without spoilers is difficult. There were lots of twists and turns and the author did a good job with character development, even the supporting characters had their own tales woven throughout.
Megan Greens’ British accent was a good fit for the storyline. The age of the main character seem to coincide with the narrators voice making it believable. I found myself laughing a few times when she was reenacting a conversations between different characters. Reminding me of when someone tries retelling a story and doesn’t quite catch the accent correctly. Other than that she was quite smooth. The ebb and flow of her voice helped build the tension when needed and assisted the storyline in staying true to the genre it was placed. I would have given the story a lower rating if not for the narrator.
This was an easy and enjoyable listen. A good start for a new narrator and an interesting premise for the author to build off of.

  • BRUTE

  • By: SC Daiko
  • Narrated by: Hugo Wylde, Hannah Martin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

He possesses me, controls me, pushes me to the edge, and I keep coming back for more. Daniel Collins. Single Dad. My neighbor. He's the rudest man I've ever met. Cold. Arrogant. Reclusive. He's so volatile everyone calls him the Brute. I should stay away from him, but the heart wants what it wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Be My Book Boyfriend on 07-14-18

Another home run !!!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Oh how I love SC Daiko and her captivating writing style. What could possibly make it better? It being read by two narrators with accents that make the emotions richer and the heat hotter.
This Audio has it all from beginning to end. The brutish alpha single dad with the sassy single mother next door. Two adorable children who connect and bring their parents along with them as only kids can. Backstories full of emotion. Love, heartache, and grief. A story that is completely relatable and believable which made me pause and wonder how I would feel and react in the situation if I were in either of their shoes.
Both narrators did a fantastic job of reflecting the emotion of the story and the timeframe as it progressed throughout. Not once was I distracted from the story, only sucked in deeper as the characters were developed more and the narrators brought Daniel and Catrin to life.
I would highly recommend this Audio if you’re looking for a second chance love story that will pull at your heart strings, make you laugh, and get you heated in all the right ways.

  • Distorted Loyalty

  • By: Stacy Eaton
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose, Chris Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

Doctor Rachel Wilde and detective Grant Murphy meet by chance and it takes only one glance and a simple, gentle touch to ignite their senses. When Grant's wife is in a tragic accident, Rachel goes above and beyond the call of duty to save her life. It is the moment she faces Grant again that their lives begin to spin out of control and they realize the lives of their loved ones were deeply intertwined. The distorted loyalties of the ones they lost will drive a wedge between them and it will take another death, a last will, and a look beyond the grave to find the path they must follow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Distorted Loyalty

  • By blue_river on 06-29-18

Hold on to your seats

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

This Audio has everything a great audio should have: humor, suspense, surprise, tragedy, but most of all love. It’s the story of Dr. Rachel Wilde and Detective Grant Murphy and how at their first meeting sparks fly. From the beginning of this audio to the very end it had me hooked. It’s very emotionally charged and the characters were well developed. Both narrators did a great job of conveying the emotions behind the story. Happiness or heartbreak both had me either laughing or tearing up. I would highly recommend this story for anyone who believes in second chances and how the world sometimes can bring you together even through your teenage children.

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  • The People

  • By: Zachary Byrd
  • Narrated by: Mark Cayco
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Experts tried justifying this, tried explaining it with logic. Anything concluding her fallout to settle down students of the university and residents surrounding. Doctors have deemed it mental while well-known demonologists have come forward claiming evil spirits. One thing is certain. The details surrounding Kendall Harrison are not only baffling; they are terrifying. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Karma

  • By Zoe on 04-24-18

Face-paced, thrilling ride

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

This audio sounded as if I was watching a paranormal activity movie. The set up and presentation were roughly the same. I’m not sure if it is just the extreme talent of the narrator or something the recording company did but it sounded as if it was coming from one of those old screen projectors. The story hooked me from the beginning and never let me go. I actually listen to it again two days later on a drive with my husband out of town and he was also super impressed. The narrator did a great job of regulating his tone to sound detached, as if just reporting the strange events while also conveying the paralyzing fear and confusion that Kendall endures. This follows the main character through the horrifying sequence of events that lead from her being diagnosed with high anxiety and stress from college to the stunning conclusion of what exactly she was seeing and why. There is no fluff or unnecessary details told which makes this a very quick listen. I am very intrigued to see what the author has next and I would love to see what thrills and chills he could capture in a full length book. Excellent audio for anyone who likes a quick, fast-paced, thrilling ride. Also great for those beginner listeners who’s genre of choice is mystery/thrillers.

  • Tainted Cure

  • The Rememdium Series, Book 1
  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Dr. Everett Berning, a leading researcher into the causes of addiction in the brain, spent 10 years of his life dedicated to one thing: finding the cure. Recruited after a strange encounter with the enigmatic Dr. Roberta Flint, director of research on Code Name: Rememdium, Dr. Berning is sent to work in a secret lab as part of the research team. Benito San Nicholas isn't ready to give up his lucrative business. When the news of a cure arrives on his doorstep from a crooked informant, Benito enlists the help of other drug lords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The end of the world starts with a cure

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-31-18

Zombies, drug lords, and addiction

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Zombies, drug lords, and addiction. Is there any better cocktail for a good fast listen? I think not. I was quite surprised going into this Audio. Not only was it full of colorful characters but the twist and turns were surprising. It was so well developed that I felt the storyline and basic premise were at a much higher level than I usually get from this genre. Ashley Fontainne does a great job of mixing realistic ideas and the Zombie apocalypse in a creative way that I have not seen or heard. A research facility working for years to come up with a cure for addiction to drugs. The cure starts off successful and quickly turns into quite the ride. It had me hooked to the very end. The more I listened the more I had to know what could possibly come next. I was not disappointed. Rebecca Roberts is the narrator. She does a great job of pulling off not only the female character of Roberta but also using different variations in her tone that make pulling off Dr. Everett as well as my favorite Drug Lord Benito. I was never distracted from the story by her voice. Which I feel can make or break an Audio. There is a huge cliffhanger at the end which I hate because that means I have to buy Audio two ASAP. If you’re into Sci-Fi written at a higher level, than this is a great start.

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  • Menace

  • Scarlet Scars, Book 1
  • By: J. M. Darhower
  • Narrated by: Kasha Kensington, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So f--king bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious Scar. They say he's a sociopath. Maybe he's a psychopath. Whatever path he's on, people tend to stay far away from it. Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him - a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer be Ware, It's a Cliffhanger

  • By sharktail on 06-25-17

Soooo GOOD!!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

First off, I know I read this book when it first came out in print. It’s been quite a while so listening to the audio was like visiting an old friend with a new story. I thought I knew what was going on, what was going to happen, what was next, and I was entirely wrong. The surprise that hit me 3/4 through this Audio blew me away. I loved everything about this audio. The dual narration was spot on. Both narrators out did themselves. Especially Kasha Kensington, not only did she perform the feisty, witty, strong, no nonsense woman but the little girl voice was so convincing I thought there was a third narrator. This story was strong and passionate, full of twist and turns. An antihero that I fell in love with. Everything I could want in an Audio. Starting the follow up now.

  • Release

  • By: Claire Kent
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Kyla was born the younger daughter of the royal family of a planet known throughout Coalition space for its indulgence and debauchery. Travelers come from all over to give into their deepest desires in the decadent royal court, but Kyla has been surrounded by sex and physical indulgence since childhood. Now she wants nothing to do with such empty pleasures - at least, until she encounters Hall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hot, sexy, futuristic audio

  • By Nicole B. on 03-17-18

Hot, sexy, futuristic audio

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

This was a quick enjoyable listen. This is the second book in the series and I loved this Audio as much as the first. The author knows just how to write of a future where each planet is uniquely it’s own. From the customs and beliefs to the appearance of the natives. On this planet pleasure is everything. Sex is expected and enjoyed for the pure physicality of it. The Empress takes a new lover each week to test drive to become her concubine. However she may call herself the Empress, the title has been outlawed and the coalition will not stand for it for long. The main character is a wallflower, who does not participate in the politics of court and definitely does not participate in sex. She stays to herself and tries to go unnoticed. That is until one sexy smuggler with a talented secret spots her and the real action begins. The narrator did a fantastic job once again of performing both POV’s. The control in the timbre of her voice allows you to sink into the story and not get distracted. If you love a futuristic romance with a side of mystery and intrigue this audio is perfect for you.