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  • Bloodlines: Cove Point Manor

  • By: William B. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Alex Tinsdill never thought a simple DNA test would lead to a $250 million inheritance and Cove Point Manor, a massive estate built during the Gilded Age on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York. Alex's inheritance doesn't come without a cost however, as two greedy relatives soon show up, determined to separate Alex from his new found riches. Cove Point Manor has a dark past, and a sinister secret which is about to be revealed!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bloodlines

  • By Deedra on 06-20-18

Outside my typical Genre, and SO GOOD!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this "horror" book. I thought it was more mystery/thriller than horror. William B Taylor did a great job weaving the story, and had great imagery. I thought that Bill Nevitt did a great performance with this book. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

  • Matchmaker

  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Carly Robins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Thirty sexy eligible bachelors are competing for my hand, trying to prove their love for me in front of millions of people. I know most are fake and only here to advance their careers, but there are two who draw me to them like a moth to a flame. I feel so torn. Do I choose the one I’m falling in love with, or can I be happy settling for the safe bet? That should be an easy question. But I’m scared. He could destroy me, burn me to ash with his fire. And if I’m wrong about him, I don’t know if I’ll ever recover....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Jan M on 09-18-18

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I loved this book! Lauren Landish has an incredible writing style that has well developed characters, realistic situations, humor, chemistry between characters, and unexpected twists. When this book started, it has a Bachelorette vibe, but as it progressed it was so much more. I loved how the narrators displayed their emotions and had chemistry. I had read this book before I listened to it, and loved the story, the audiobook is even better. Lance Greenfield and Carly Robins added much to my enjoyment. I highly recommend this book. I will definitely listen to more books by this talented author and narrators.

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  • Baby Daddy

  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Nelson Hobbs, Brooke Bloomingdale
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

I go from town to town, never staying in one place for long. I’m always chasing the next deal, the next adrenaline rush and thriving in the great outdoors. Until one fateful trip, one chance encounter. When I meet her...my beautiful Rose. It was only supposed to be one night. No strings attached. Our chemistry was off the charts and we didn’t fight it. Now I'm back in her town. I've got it all figured out. But as soon as I see her, I come to a screeching halt. What's with the anger in her eyes? And whose baby is she carrying?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best weekend listen!

  • By PATRICIA on 09-02-18

Awesome Story, Awesome Narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Lauren Landish does not disappoint. I love how she writes developed characters and the story is well plotted, the imagery is realistic, and the issues in the books are real. Rose and Nick have great story in this book. There are so many layers to this book, which I love. I thought that both Nelson Hobbs and Brooke Bloomingdale fit this book perfectly. They each added realistic emotions. I loved how they had chemistry of Rose and Nick. I will definitely listen to more by this author and narrators.

  • Make-Believe Fiancé

  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Gwen Alder is starting over - divorced and broke, she’s come to Billings, Montana, for a new beginning. But waitressing in a roadside diner for the summer isn’t paying the bills. Heath Montgomery has it all - fame, fortune, and a megawatt smile, but one thing he doesn’t have is a date for his cousin’s wedding. When they cross paths, Heath has an idea - what if he paid her to be his date? They didn’t want anything more than a simple arrangement. They never planned to fall in love. But sometimes Cupid has a mind of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fake it till you make it!

  • By Darcie on 09-07-18

Fake until Real

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Vivi Holt writes feel good books that are clean and enjoyable. I love the stories that start as a ruse and lead to love. This book has everything from developed characters, a great story, good imagery, and awesome narration. Amanda Stribling performed the book beautifully. She had the right attitude and emotions in her voce, and it was easy to distinguish who was speaking. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

  • Whisper Forever

  • By: C.A. Harms
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

I wanted to forget him so many times. Erase the memories we shared and pretend he didn’t exist. It would have made his absence easier to accept. Lucas Rivers broke my heart more than once. In my world he was my guy, the one I’d grow old with and laugh with. But things aren’t that simple, and time changes everything. That naive girl with dreams of happily-ever-afters was gone. I didn’t need a man to complete me. I was enough - no, I was more than enough. I was strong and determined. I was Madelyn Emery and never again would a boy break my heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Countryside Southern Charm!

  • By Sophie Koufes on 09-08-18

First Love

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

C.A. Harms pulled me in with this sweet,sexy, hot southern listen. I love the stories where they love each other for the longest time. Madelyn in this book declared her love for Lucas when she was 9 and he was 10. Time changes people, yet the soft spot remained regardless of his lack of attention. I really enjoyed seeing the characters mature in this book and follow their dreams. The sacrifice that Madelyn was willing to do was awesome.
The performance by Sarah Puckett was spectacular. She added the right emotions and had distinguished voices for the various characters. I can’t say enough good things about this book, author or narrator. I loved it!

  • The Amber Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch Series, Volume 8
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 21 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 196

Amber Kelly, mining lawyer and amateur paleontologist, visits her family’s 19th century log cabin in the Colorado mountains and discovers a puzzle box hidden in a 200-year-old loom. Inside the box is a brooch engraved with a Gaelic inscription. After reciting the words, an earthy-scented fog engulfs Amber and whisks her off to Leadville, Colorado, in the year 1878. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Robin on 07-17-18

Outstanding!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I have read and listened to the books in this series by Katherine Lowry Logan, and find myself pulled in by the vivid imagery. I enjoy how the story is original and goes back and forth from present day to history. and mesh together The characters are intriguing, and the history is very interesting. The narration by Teri Schnaubelt is spot on! She is amazing! I cannot wait to hear what happens when all the brooches are joined together.

  • Kisses in Keystone

  • Seven Brides of South Dakota, Book 2
  • By: Kari Trumbo
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Hattie Arnsby’s been a slave to men and whiskey for the last year. She’s drowned herself in drink to avoid her life at the Red Garter Saloon in Keystone, SD. When a handsome deputy finds her after a year of searching, she finally sees a sliver of hope. Hugh Bradley is deputized to find Hattie and bring her home, but her captors aren’t ready to set her free. He must help her be rid of the drink and the binds of the brothel. But when Hattie’s handed temptation, will she run back to her past or embrace the love growing between them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great kisses of a Audio

  • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 08-21-18

Awesome Listen!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

What a great listen! Kari Trumbo wrote a great story with a wonderful message of Love is Kind as the theme. Meghan Kelly performed this book flawlessly with her distinguishable voices for the various characters. She adds the right emotions to the books. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

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  • Hattie

  • Cowboys and Debutantes, Book 4
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

When Hattie Stout boards the train bound for the western frontier, she doesn't think things can get any worse. Her father lost his fortune and made her a pariah in New York society. Then, the man she was engaged to marry backed out of the arrangement to marry his cousin. When her parents decide there is nothing left to do but send her west as a Mail Order Bride, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clean read

  • By Layla on 09-19-18

Awesome Listen!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Vivi Holt has written a wonderful series of riches to rags set in the old west. I find it refreshing when an author writes a clean romance that has substance. The storyline is original, and the characters have depth. I thought the narration by Meghan Kelly was wonderful. She added the right emotions and had distinguishable voices for the characters. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

  • Omega Deep

  • Sam Reilly, Book 12
  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The US Navy’s most advanced nuclear attack submarine, the USS Omega Deep was the first to disappear. It was followed swiftly by the loss of the Russian spy vessel Yalta and then the Feng Jian, a Chinese aircraft carrier. Sam Reilly and his unique team of troubleshooters are requested at the express order of the president of the United States of America to locate the Omega Deep and determine the cause of these unexplained tragedies before they lead to World War III.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another awesome Sam Reilly adventure!

  • By TU on 09-13-18

Another Hit!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Christopher Cartwright is an incredibly talented author who has created a wonderful series of books! I love the character of Sam Reilly, and find his adventures are full of vivid imagery, plausible situations, thought provoking concepts and well plotted. I have always been fascinated my submarines, and this story pulled me in from the first moment. I love how the author does not write a predictable story. David Gilmore performed this book wonderfully! He adds the right tension, suspense, and other emotions to his narration. I enjoy his distinguished voices for the various characters. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

  • Code to Extinction

  • Sam Reilly Series, Book 9
  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Extreme weather conditions are wreaking havoc on the world, and baffled scientists are unable to discover the cause. The most powerful hurricane in history approaches New York, while at the same time atmospheric rivers flood Las Vegas. Most bizarre of all: a tempestuous mass of dark, foreboding sky seems to be spreading across the globe. In Arizona, an astronomer tries to decipher the hidden message inside a 13,000-year-old megalithic stone, which just might hold the key to everything. Can Sam Reilly and his unique team break the Code to Extinction?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read

  • By Rayc on 09-20-18

Awesome Story, Awesome Narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Code to Extinction by Christopher Cartwright is thought provoking with the emphasis on polar shift, underground cities, tunnels and government coverups. I so enjoy the action and adventure of the Sam Reilly books, and get immediately pulled in. How the author is able to mesh history, viable concerns, and treasure hunting into one incredible book is amazing. David Gilmore performs the book brilliantly. He adds the right tension, suspense and other called for emotions in his performance. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.