LISTENER

kinetcnrg

United States
  • 11
  • reviews
  • 7
  • helpful votes
  • 321
  • ratings
  • All Good Children

  • By: Dayna Ingram
  • Narrated by: Samantha McManus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Everyone tells Jordan Fontaine not to worry about the summer camp that isn't really a summer camp, not to worry about the survival statistics she's been calculating since elementary school, or about the quickly averted eyes and frowning mouths of her peers when she tells them her Liaison is coming to visit her and her brothers. She does not dare to tell anyone that her pulse quickens when she looks at the beautiful Liaison.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story

  • By kinetcnrg on 05-10-18

Fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

This was a fantastically written story and deserves high praise but the narrator ruined it for me. It was a difficult beginning but I was glad I stuck with it. There are times the static in the background ruins the story telling but it got to a no return point and I couldn’t put it down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Where the Light Glows

  • By: Dena Blake
  • Narrated by: AJ Ferraro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Izzy Calabrese wants to make her restaurant a success. She has a passion for cooking and life in general. Romance is the furthest thing from her mind when she finds Mel Thomas crying after being abandoned by her husband...again. She tries to distance herself from Mel, but she keeps showing up. Clients know Mel Thomas as the CEO of her own consulting firm. She's smart, engaging, and successful. Anyone who knows her would never think she's insecure, but she's more fragile than anyone knows.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give me a break.

  • By christin on 08-21-18

Good story but...

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

It was a good story but just a couple of hours too long. How many times can you lose the girl? Great premise though. Unable to give it more than an average 3.

  • Charming the Vicar

  • By: Jenny Frame
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Finnian Kane, famous master of illusion, mentalist, and renowned atheist, has a crisis of faith after her sister's death. She rents a cottage in the village of Axedale in Kent, desperately trying to find a safe haven from the intrusive media to grieve and work out how to move on. The Reverend Bridget Claremont makes it her mission to help the enigmatic Finnian find her faith in life again. Their chemistry is clear from the start, despite their different beliefs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent audio.

  • By Margaret on 01-09-18

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Another great romance story by Jenny Frame and I can’t praise Nicola enough for bringing Jenny’s characters to life!This story follows on the heels of Courting the Countess and is as endearing as the first though it can be read/listened to as a stand alone. If you haven’t picked up a book by Jenny Frame then you are missing some of the funnest romance in the LGBT genre.

  • Forget Her Not

  • By: Elle Spencer
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Stunning and sophisticated, art dealer Samantha King is the only person who knows she doesn't have it all (unless you count her mother and sister, which Sam doesn't). When it comes to men, Sam won't make time for anything more than a one night stand. No commitments, no connections. The night her life changes forever is a night Sam actually can't remember. Even so, the indelible mark a woman named Mia Rossi leaves on Sam's heart is something she can't ignore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never write reviews! But I loved this

  • By CO on 11-13-17

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

What a lovely story. This is a great ‘straightforward’ romance story. I must admit after reading it on kindle I was happy to see it on audible. Stephanie did a wonderful job with the narration and I’m sure this one will be on my short replay list.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Another Day

  • By: David Levithan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, and even established guidelines by which to live: Don't be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. Then comes the morning when everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By whoa! on 11-17-15

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Okay, yes technically this is the same story but it really isn't. This is Rhiannon's story. In Every Day we got to see A's struggle with life and love, but in Another Day it's Rhiannon's story of her struggles. It was easy to want to chastise her with how she treated A from A's point of view but this story shows exactly how hard it was for her to react any differently than she did. Now that we intimately know how each truly feels about the other, I can't wait for the true sequel of their story to come out! Being an eternal optimist I can only hope for a true happy ending for them both. As much as I enjoyed Alex McKenna's narration of Every Day I equally enjoyed Kathleen McInerney's narration. However if I had to choose I would go with Alex specifically because her voice for A was perfect non-androgynous.

  • Hold Still

  • By: Nina LaCour
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

In words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend's suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn't die with Ingrid.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For Those Who Remain Behind

  • By L.dd on 07-05-13

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Nina LaCour is one gifted writer! I was instantly transfixed from the opening lines until the very end. You never know what you'll end up with in the YA genre but this is a definite must read. Emma Galvin was phenomenal in her reading as always and helped bring this book to life.

  • Lies My Girlfriend Told Me

  • By: Julie Anne Peters
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

When Alix's charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee's room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swanee's cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a mysterious contact, L.T. The most recent text reads: "Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you." Shocked and betrayed, Alix learns that Swanee has been leading a double life - secretly dating a girl named Liana the entire time she's been with Alix.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it

  • By Jill on 06-10-15

Wonderfully poignant!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Not only was this book well written I also thoroughly enjoyed the narration! It's been tough finding both in this genre.

  • Fingersmith

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 23 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,763

Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs. Sucksby, “mother” to a host of pickpockets and con artists. To pay her debt, she joins legendary thief Gentleman in swindling an innocent woman out of her inheritence. But the two women form an unanticipated bond and the events that follow will surprise every listener. Fingersmith was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize, and was chosen as book of the year 2002 by more organizations than any other novel. Sarah Waters was named Author of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The BEST BOOK I"ve read this year!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-11

Another awesome novel!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-16

I am enamored with Sarah Waters' writing style combined with Jauanita McMahon's narration! I don't think there's another duo I'm as impressed with. This is another wonderfully spun tale centered in the misogynistic time of the Victorian age where our two protagonists must suffer many evils to find themselves and each other.

  • Seeking Sara Summers

  • By: Susan Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Susan Gabriel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Sara Summers Stanton has raised three children and works as a high school teacher at the same school she attended growing up. Her 25-year marriage is showing cracks in the facade and now she's dealing with breast cancer. In a rare moment of taking care of herself instead of everyone else, Sara takes a sabbatical and goes on the trip to Italy she has always dreamed of taking. This search for a more authentic life leads to Julia, a friend she hasn't seen since they were inseparable as girls, nearly 30 years earlier. They reunite in Florence and their friendship continues where they left off, resulting in an unexpected attraction....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classy love story with wonderful Italian setting

  • By A. Alexander on 10-30-15

Good story not so good narration

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

Really wish the author didn't attempt to read her own book. I enjoyed the premise of the story and it wasn't badly written but it was sometimes hard to get through the narration.

  • Karaoke Queen

  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Skylar was horribly scarred by a fire in a violent crime, thoughts of suicide plagued her until she found music. It was her savior. She came forward from the shadows to express her pain through song. Karaoke bars were her salvation. Now in an international competition, she finds herself continually vexed by her rival, Kim, who never shows her any quarter. A strange relationship of respect grows between them, but could it be something more? Something beautiful?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great narrator makes all the difference

  • By kinetcnrg on 06-29-16

great narrator makes all the difference

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

I enjoy Erik Schubach's novels but sometimes it's difficult to finish the audiobook when the narrators show lack of interest in the story . Hollie Jackson not only brings the characters and their stories to life in this installment, she also makes the extra effort with their prospective accents ! Any time I feel an immense array of emotions I know the narrator has done their job for the author. This is definitely one of my favorite stories in the music for the soul series . Thanks Erik and Hollie.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful