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Great Audible version of an already terrific story

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

Would you listen to Frenzy again? Why?

YES! I thought the voices were clear, engaging and the story is one of the best I've read and listened to over the years.

What other book might you compare Frenzy to and why?

It's kind of a mixture between Hunger Games, Twilight and Walking Dead if you are a main stream reader. If you are a fan of Indie's Bond's other series - The Harvest Saga and The Hallows by Amanda Hocking. It's romantic dystopian fiction at it's best.

What about Amanda Billings’s performance did you like?

She was clear, showed emotion in her voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Other than excitement and urgency to find out what happens I had no extreme emotion when listening.

Any additional comments?

Casey Bond's books are phenomenal whether they are in written form or thru an audible. This is one story you don't want to miss. This audible was well worth the buy. The performances by the voice over characters were on point and really brought the story to life.

Great audible of an old favorite

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

If you could sum up A Christmas to Love You in three words, what would they be?

Remember your love

What other book might you compare A Christmas to Love You to and why?

Any of the Love Series. A Christmas to Love You isn't really a Christmas story it's more of a seqway into a spinoff and the remaining Cahill story. It doesn't give you a glimpse into the parents love story.

Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

Any. She did a great job with tone for all the different females within this story. She didn't make the men seem overly cheesy in a "man voice" and her take on the kids was spot on. Her voice was energetic, vibrant, and clear. I enjoyed listening to her far more than I did other performances of this same series.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I am a true fan of Megan Smith's story, however I never really quite understood the exact purpose of this novella. It's not Christmas, it's not a full book, it's kind a just a glimpse foreshadowing what is to come, but also catching back to up these characters. It is a great novella to pull you back to the family and cause readers to want more from each Cahill and their significant other

A compelling story that gripes your heart

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Stay for Me to be better than the print version?

The print version of this story just wraps your heart and soul up and capture your attention. I found the audible equally as gripping with the storyline, however found the man narrator to be a bit distracting. His voice was just all wrong for Eli Sabatino. It was too dark, menacing of a voice for this already deeply dark and emotional read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Eli. I've loved his story from the the moment we met him in Let Me Love You. I want him to have his happily ever after. I want to know more about this man who loves unconditionally and opens his heart to a family, not just a girl.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Both voices were crisp, clear, and easy to understand. The girl narrator was much less distracting than the man, only because her voice did not have a harsh edge to it. Both narrators did change their tones when speaking as a woman and a male, which is common in audibles, but I found them a bit distracting and not necessarily needed. I would not have picked the man narrator for Stay For Me. This story already hints at a dark emotional storyline at the very beginning and from that moment on I felt like I was in a private investigator movie from the early 40's.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book gobbles my heart and soul up every single time I read it. Eli and Laila's story is breathtakingly beautiful. It is to date, no doubt in my eyes, Megan Smith's best book. In Stay for Me, she connects you so deeply to these characters that you feel their love, devotion and loss. This book ranks up there in my top books to have ever read or listened to.

Any additional comments?

For some reason my audible did not contain the entire story. The last 1 maybe 2 chapters was missing. It ended as Cooper was with the paramedics not allowing me to hear that Laila does indeed die. I know this because I've read the printed version several times. Should I have been new to this book and it cut off, I would have been very upset and felt jipped.

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