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  • The Black Door

  • The Black Door Series, Book 1
  • By: Velvet
  • Narrated by: Honey Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

Ariel Vaughn is a high-powered attorney and a partner at her firm, dating one of the most eligible bachelors in New York City, who is also a powerful judge firmly on the political path. She's living the high life, but her sex life has hit a low point. He was once a tiger in the sheets, but his interest has cooled considerably, and Ariel is wound so tight she's about to explode. When a hot young escort introduces her to the Black Door and her best friend encourages her to try it out, she finds a fantasy playground for women - full of every sexual temptation a girl could dream of.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting storyline but dialogue and narration failed

  • By Lisa on 04-02-18

Awful in every respect

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I have nothing good to say. Terrible dialogue, terrible narration, and terrible story. Don't waste your time.

  • Your Captivating Love

  • The Bennett Family, Book 2
  • By: Layla Hagen
  • Narrated by: Nelson Hobbs, Carly Robins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Logan Bennett knows his priorities. He's loyal to his family and his company. He has no time for love and no desire for it - not after a disastrous engagement left him brokenhearted. But when Nadine enters his life, she turns everything upside down. She's sexy, funny, and utterly captivating. She's also more stubborn than anyone he's met, including himself. Nadine Hawthorne is finally pursuing her dream: opening her own clothing shop. After working so hard to get here, she needs to concentrate on her new business.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't finish this book!

  • By Would Rather Be Reading on 01-05-18

tried another and still disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

despite the fact that I thought book one was awful, I decided to try another one. The story line is predictable and the narration is still awful.

  • Your Irresistible Love

  • Bennett Family, Book 1
  • By: Layla Hagen
  • Narrated by: Kasha Kensington, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

Sebastian Bennett is a determined man. It's the secret behind the business empire he built from scratch. Under his rule, Bennett Enterprises dominates the jewelry industry. Despite being ruthless in his work, family comes first for Sebastian, and he'd do anything for his parents and eight siblings - even if they drive him crazy sometimes...like when they keep nagging him to get married already.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Intriging Concept, Mediocre Execution

  • By Rusty on 10-18-16

horrible female narrator, horrible dialogue

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

The female narrator made a story that was already suffering from unrealistic dialogue and made it a disaster. Her male voice was overly dramatic which made the already cliche dialogue cringeworthy. Don't waste the credits on this series.

  • Corrupt

  • By: Penelope Douglas
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Jeremy York
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

Erika: His name is Michael Crist. My boyfriend's older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He's handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college's basketball team and now gone pro, he's more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By Chocalicious on 04-14-16

Sick and Twisted

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

The story is disturbing. It does not paint men or women in a very good light.

  • Holiday Treasure

  • The Lost Andersons, Book 3
  • By: Melody Anne
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Megawealthy Tanner Storm has it all: great looks, wealth, and nothing holding him down. Then his father decides to play games with him and his siblings, handing him an apartment complex in downtown Seattle that Tanner wants nothing to do with. When the conditions of his father's terms ensure that he does something with this building or loses his inheritance, he at first thinks, "So what?" But then it becomes a challenge that he has to accept, because he's never before backed down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great. series!

  • By Jacki C George on 09-01-18

Just Awful

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

This was the worst book I've listened to in a very long time. The characters and dialogue were cliche and underdeveloped. Tanner, the male main character, was totally unlikeable. The dialogue was stiff, hokey and overly dramatic, and the narrator was just awful. Her male voice made every guy sound the same and sound like an 80 year old. I struggled to finish. The first book in the series was terrible and I thought it would get better but it's only gotten progressively worse. I can't listen to anymore!

  • Eclipse Bay

  • Eclipse Bay Series, Book 1
  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

Eclipse Bay has grown and flourished on the rugged Oregon coast, where the shore can be rocky and forbidding, full of sharp cliffs and hidden coves. But this small town is also filled with secrets as treacherous as the landscape - and rivalries as fierce as an ocean storm.... Their grandfathers hated each other. Their fathers hated each other.And as the next generation of Hartes and Madisons, Hannah and Rafe are expected to hate each other too. But Hannah Harte - a successful wedding consultant with a skeptical view of marriage - remembers the long-ago night on the beach....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was surprised to like this book so much!

  • By SIMARA on 02-15-12

A Good Oldie

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

I listened to this book when it first came out 17 years ago. I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it now. It's more of a romantic comedy with a mystery twist that is more reminiscent of the era in which it was written than the explicit, soft porn romance novels of today. Those that didn't like it are looking for something else and are being a bit unfair to the author and narrator, I think. I love this series with its quirky characters, funny dialogue, and cute romance scenes!

  • Can't Buy Me Love

  • Butler, Vermont Series, Book 2
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Joan Delaware
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Mary enjoys her predictable, satisfying life in Butler. If it's a little lacking in excitement, that's okay with her. But after meeting Patrick and getting to know him better at his daughter's wedding, Mary is intrigued by the well-known, sexy billionaire businessman. Patrick is equally intrigued. For the first time since he lost his wife 30 years ago, he has met a woman who makes him feel less lonely, and all he wants is more of his Sweet Mary from Vermont. Flirty phone calls become a weekend away together that takes his relationship with Mary to the next level.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-22-17

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

A sweet story. I loved the way the author wove the prior stories into this one to connect everything. However, maybe it was just me but the main characters were a little bit younger in this story than they were in the prior novels. Also, the dad came off as a nicer person in this book than he did in the prior books. I know it made for a more romantic story but it wasn't true to the characters. There were times that it was difficult to tell the difference between the voice of the main characters but overall the narrated did a good job.

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  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,605

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

Best Nora Roberts book in a long time!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

While the content was sad this book was some of the best writing I've read from Nora in a long time. For awhile now, the plots in her books have been cookie cutter and predictable. This one had all that you expect from Nora - well developed characters and plot, romance, suspense, mystery, family AND a different type of story. Even though I knew who the villain (at least one) was early on (I've read all of her books after all), I was still surprised by how the story developed and couldn't stop listening until I finished. Bravo, Nora!

  • The Calendar of New Beginnings

  • Dare Valley Series
  • By: Ava Miles
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

The last thing international photojournalist Lucy O'Brien expected when she returned to her hometown was for her mother to ask her to shoot photos for a Calendar Girls-like calendar. Of course, it's all for a good cause - raising money for breast cancer. Lucy agrees to help, ribald photos and all. It's not like she's told anyone her secret reason for coming home: that a recent trauma overseas threatens her livelihood. But her longtime BFF, Dr. Andy Hale, isn't letting her keep secrets from him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Amazon Customer Matt on 08-07-17

Best book in the series!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

I loved the dialogue! Andy and Lucy's friendship is heartwarming. Andy's sensitivity is refreshing and Lucy's relationship with her mother is realistic.

  • The Gate to Everything

  • Once Upon a Dare, Book 1
  • By: Ava Miles
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Quarterback Jordan Dean thought he had everything until his longtime girlfriend broke up with him. His football rock star life had become too burdensome to her. Plus there was another teensy weensy reason. Chef Grace Kincaid had gotten tired of waiting for him to propose. Ouch. When Jordan wins the Super Bowl, he tells himself it's enough. But he can't get Grace out of his mind. When she calls, insisting they meet, he eagerly agrees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book. Don't listen to any bad reviews

  • By frugal shopper on 08-17-16

Awful Dialogue

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

I was very disappointed in the storyline. The female main character was a wimp and the dialogue was unrealistic. There were some good moments but overall, I didn't like this book. I've read all of the author's books. They seem to be getting worse.