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  • FU

  • Fixer Uppers
  • By: Devon McCormack
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

I've never messed around with a guy before. Not that I haven't been attracted to guys. The opportunity just never came up. I stand at the front door, naked. My bro's roomie, Scott, is pissed about how much noise I made with the girl I just escorted out of their apartment, but I figured we were alone, and I couldn't help that she liked to scream out to let me know she was enjoying herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic narration

  • By Jessica on 03-02-18

fantastic narration

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

loved everything about this one. lots of heart. Great writing. real issues but offered me plenty of escape. the narration was just spot on. best I've heard for contemporary romance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beauty's Beast

  • By: Paulina Woods
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Stolen, shipped and sold into slavery, Gelila escapes to the sea. As a feared captain of a pirate ship, she's continuously looking for a port to call home. She never expected to find it in the arms of an ancient powerful shaman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love a good Pirate story.

  • By Anonymous User on 10-09-18

Imagination Abounds

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

What did you love best about Beauty's Beast?

What an imaginitve story! I loved the strong female lead (a pirate!) and her best friend, also a strong woman. The story was fast-paced and full of action. There was a bit of romance too, which I loved.

What other book might you compare Beauty's Beast to and why?

It was like Beauty and the Beast meets Pirates of the Caribbean. Seriously. It was aswesome.

What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

She did a great job making each character sound different and believable. She had good pacing and had a great deadpan way of delivering on some dryly humerous parts. She made the story really enjoyable.

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

I laughed outloud to myself several times, and even though I listened to this while alone in the car, I even went, "Awww," a time or two at touching moments.

Any additional comments?

I will be listening to more of Paulina Woods. She is an author to watch.

  • Must Love Breeches

  • A Time Travel Romance
  • By: Angela Quarles
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 284

A mysterious artifact zaps Isabelle Rochon to pre-Victorian England, and suddenly her love of historical authenticity collides with the reality that she's a modern-day girl. But when a thief steals her card case, she determines to retrieve the time-traveling artifact. Now she must hunt down the case, navigate the pitfalls of stiff society London, conceal her time-traveling origins, and resist her growing attraction to Lord Montagu, a viscount so hot he curls her shower-loving toes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Miss this Wonderful Time Travel Romance!

  • By bluestategirl on 04-13-16

Charming, Refreshing & Sexy!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

Where does Must Love Breeches rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a top-shelf romance told in a fresh voice. The loveable heroine, Isabel approaches problems with a scientific mind that proves intelligence is sexy!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Must Love Breeches?

An impromptu make-out session hastily arranged to divert suspicion. Super hot!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened every chance I could get. It kept me entertained from first word to last. Well done, Angela Quarles!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,794
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,678
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,630

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

  • By Kim on 11-04-15

Leah's spirit shines

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Troublemaker to be better than the print version?

I felt like Leah Remini was just sitting and chatting with me about all she's been through in her journey to celebrity and her devotion to Scientology. Her spirit shines in her narration as well as in the story itself. I'm amazed at all she has overcome, including upending her life for what she believes in, which is a life directed by her own moral judgment.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Troublemaker?

Leah's story was so touching. From beginning to end, her heart is on the page as she describes a lifetime of striving for approval from both Hollywood and Scientology. A theme that weaves through the book is that the only reliable source of that approval and validation has been her family and friends, the true ones who stood by her no matter what it cost them.

There's also plenty of laughs, including a scene involving a cookie dough misunderstanding that had me rolling.

What about Leah Remini’s performance did you like?

She comes across so genuine. She's just a girl from Brooklyn doing the best she could with what she had...and what she had was attitude and humor. Listening to her tell her story in her own voice truly left me entertained. I didn't want it to end.

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

I really felt for Leah. The search for approval and validation is such a common thing. So many people will be able to relate to her story. If she couldn't find these things within the Church of Scientology, no one can. She was utterly devoted to the religion to the point of donating millions of dollars and giving it hours of her live every single day. When she came across problems in the church, her first reaction was to evoke change from the inside rather than to leave.

Her attempts to reform her church were so heartbreaking to listen to, and her ultimate response to problems in the church was inspiring.

Any additional comments?

Religious or not, everyone will be able to relate to Leah's searching and struggles. Her strength will make others stronger. Her devotion to family and friendship will inspire others to do the right thing even when no one else is doing the right thing.

  • Storm Damages

  • Storm Damages, Book 1
  • By: Magda Alexander
  • Narrated by: Anthony LeRoy Lovato
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Promising law student Elizabeth Watson struggled her entire life to claw out of her dirt-poor background. And now the thing she's dreamed of, an associate position at her law firm, is within reach. As long as she keeps up her grades, makes law review. And stays out of trouble. But trouble is just what walks in the door one scorching hot summer day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PULLS YOU IN FROM CHAPTER 1

  • By Cyndi on 05-16-15

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Storm Damages to be better than the print version?

I've read Storm Damages in the kindle edition and just HAD to listen to it once I found out it was in audio book. The experience was awesome. Not only is Elizabeth & Gabriel's roller-coaster love story stellar, but the narrator's interpretation of the characters held me spellbound. I especially loved the sound effects. Like if Gabriel was talking to Elizabeth on the phone, her would sound a bit distant and crackly. If they were at a cocktail party, there were sounds of clinking glasses and socializing in the background. I'd never heard such details in an audio book before and found they set the mood and put me deeply in the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Gabriel's character. The narrator really captured his arrogance and hidden vulnerability.

What does Anthony LeRoy Lovato bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It was a pleasure to listen to Lovato's narration. Hearing the characters voiced just put a smile on my face while I was listening.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Their Virgin Secretary

  • Masters of Menage, Book 6
  • By: Shayla Black, Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

Three determined bosses: Tate Baxter, Eric Cohen, and Kellan Kent are partners for one of the most respected law practices in Chicago. But these three masters of the courtroom also share a partnership in the bedroom, fulfilling the darkest needs of their female submissives night after night. Everything was fine-until they hired Annabelle Wright as their administrative assistant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That being said...

  • By Stacey on 12-21-14

super fun and hot. great suspense.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

this book had me laughing and gasping and cheering the characters on. it was a fun ride with excellent narration. will be listening to the whole set.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Claiming Their Royal Mate: Part One

  • By: Andie Devaux
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Daniella Clark has never fit in - a fact she's always blamed on being adopted. But when her body is overtaken by a need so fierce it defies human explanation, she turns to the one man she instinctively knows must have the answers she seeks - her sexy-as-sin neighbor. But his explanation isn't one she can easily accept, and it means her sexual heat won't go away without his help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Storyline

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-08-17

Feisty heroine goes a little over board

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The writing could have been tighter. There was some unnecessary repetition and some dwelling on details that didn't move the story forward. Nothing major, but not tight as it could be.

What was most disappointing about Andie Devaux’s story?

The heroine's voice didn't quite work for me. She was a very strong heroine in some ways, like standing up to the pack Prime, Eric and calling out "BS" when she sees it. However in other ways, she didn't quite resonate as a strong character for me. When her mate tells her to run from danger, she does. I wanted her to stay and fight. This would have been more active and fun to read than reading about her running, then returning to the scene of the fight and not knowing what had happened to her mate.

The mystery serves the story, but it felt out of character for this feisty gal.

I was also thrown for a loop by the reason the hero, Owen, and the heroine, Daniella, came together intimately after a lot of excellent tension. The tension evaporated with a certain revelation. To me, this wasn't enough to motivate them both to abandon their reasons for staying apart.

Another drawback for me was how cerebral the story was. This is a voice preference issue. I would have liked more of the story to unfold in dialog and action rather than in character internals.

Overall, just not as gripping a tale as I would have liked.

Which character – as performed by Carly Robins – was your favorite?

Eric

What would have made this romance irresistible?

The story just didn't quite do it for me. Just a taste thing. Someone else might just love this sexy shifter story.