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  • Throb

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Molly Glenmore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. It seemed like a good idea at the time: a handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules, though - lots of them actually. I had to follow the script and avoid dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men last year, it wouldn't be hard to live up to my end of the bargain...or so I thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Angelica Quintero on 08-23-15

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

The author is capable of so much more. Reality tv contestant (like The Bachelor) falls for studio exec but has to keep up the pretense of the show for the prize money to save her family. The story is monotonous and I couldn’t force myself to finish it. Keeland has written much better than this one.

This one comes before “Beat” in the series - important due to roles of characters.

  • The Vampire's Shared Bride

  • A Vampire Menage Romance
  • By: Bonnie Burrows
  • Narrated by: Joan Dukore
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Vampires Valad and Michael control the town, and every 10 years, they pick a fertile woman from the village to be wedded to them as part of a tradition that dates back to over a century. No one knows what happens to the women once they are chosen and, quite frankly, no one wants to know. The simple fact is they are never seen again. When curvy Siona discovers that her newly engaged best friend is the next girl to have been selected, she does what no woman has ever done before. Siona volunteers herself to be chosen and to take her friends place.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This was all over the place

  • By Rhonda on 02-17-19

Too short

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

The story has potential to be longer and more involved. Large stretches of time are skipped. The vampires’ reaction to a major revelation is entirely skipped. A premonition is never even eventually seen/addressed. This could have been a longer, fuller story. If it had been I would have given it more stars. It just feels like much of the story is missing.

  • The Banker

  • By: Penelope Sky
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo, Natalie Eaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

They've taken my father. They'll take me next unless I comply with their demands. Taking down the most powerful man in Italy. Cato Marino. The man is accompanied by his security team everywhere he goes. His fortress in Tuscany is impenetrable. He's the most paranoid man in the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SHE’S DONE IT AGAIN.. A 5 ⭐️ NON-STOP LISTEN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-13-19

Poorly researched; Cliffhanger/first in a series

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

First, this book is a cliffhanger first book in a series. The others are available yet so it looks like a stand alone on the Audible site, but it’s not.

Nothing irritates me more than a poorly researched book. This isn’t the author’s first book to take place in Italy, yet you’d think it was and that she had no clue. It comes across as she’s never even been there or done any research other than briefly looking at a map.

She just writes Americans but claimed the cities they are in are Italian cities - total lack of understanding the Italian people and culture. One example: they go out to dinner and the woman says something like, “Who goes to an Italian restaurant and doesn’t eat cheese?" First, not all Italian food has cheese, but worst yet, if someone is Italian and eating at a restaurant in Italy, it’s not an “Italian restaurant” its just a “restaurant”, nothing special about the type of cuisine.

There are also multiple times when the characters contradict something they say a few chapters earlier. There are many inconsistencies throughout the book. It’s like they were rushing to produce and publish this book so didn’t take time to think about or edit the writing.

Also, a major detail that should give away her secret is brushed away with a totally inaccurate addressing of the issue. She’s shot in the first chapter (first chapter, so not a real spoiler). However, a month later her wound is passed off as an old injury. It wouldn’t be remotely healed after a month. She might even still have the stitches!

Performance: average. There were a few points where the female performer even put more life into the narration than the words the character actually says, so that’s a little weird. Nothing else truly bad about the narration, but nothing spectacular either.

The story line has potential, but I’m debating if I’d read the next book in the series. It would depend on if it’s better researched and written than this one. I am however motivated by the cliffhanger - it’s a good one (but I won’t reveal that detail here).

  • Intention

  • By: Ava Harrison
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

I had it all. Dream job, fancy apartment, great family. But there was one thing I didn’t have. Would never have. Then he showed up. Rich. Arrogant. Condescending. He came to me with an ultimatum, and I had no choice but to agree. I needed to convince the world that I was Nathaniel Harrington’s girlfriend, so his legacy would stay intact. Spending time with him would be difficult. And fooling the world would be even harder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sigh!

  • By Niaboo2000 on 02-10-19

Enjoyable; real women’s issue

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I mostly enjoyed this book, especially how it addresses fertility issues and options/alternatives as being good, that family is about more than just genetics.

The only part I didn’t like, that threw me off and made me doubt the author, was at the beginning when the character says she’s dying because she has endometriosis (which is treatable). Ultimately I understood she isn’t saying that to her friend, but between the book description and that brief phone conversation, it made me question the author and her research, tainting the first half of the book.

  • Rafael

  • Stone Society, Book 1
  • By: Faith Gibson
  • Narrated by: Mace Earl Finn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Welcome to the future. In post-apocalyptic America, humans are protected by the Stone Society, a species of Gargoyle shapeshifters. Rafael Stone is the king, and his clan has ruled the Americas for over 700 years, unbeknownst to humans. Kaya Kane is the New Atlanta Chief of Police. At 36, not only is she the youngest but also the first female chief the city has ever had. She has dedicated her life to keeping her city safe. When all evidence in a multiple homicide points to the elusive Rafael Stone, Kaya cannot figure out if she wants to arrest him or climb his large, hard body. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and well performed!

  • By Bluebonnet Onit on 06-22-18

Stupid

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Stupid. Total lack of knowledge of what a police chief does - she’s is doing the job of a detective, not a chief. Hate the narrator too - almost no variation in voices and female voices are awful.

  • Nevermore

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 6
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 679

Raven returns to her childhood home to rebuild her severed relationship with her father. After a long year of capturing violent criminals and thwarting assassination plots, she could use a vacation. But trouble is brewing on the home front. When Raven discovers her father is in financial peril, she's determined to set things right even if it means sacrificing her heart in the process. Meanwhile, her relationship with Christian is on shaky ground when a skeleton falls out of his closet. Will they be able to leave the past behind, or is the trust between them dead and buried?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series

  • By Lindsey on 01-22-19

Absolutely loved this series!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Excellent series with lots of great characters and complex plots. The narrator has a wide range of voices to distinguish all of the characters as well. I highly recommend the entire series - not a downside to any of them.

  • Blackout

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 5
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070

After what was supposed to be a simple job, Raven and Christian uncover a sinister plot against the higher authority, and the stakes are as high as the body count. The assassins are merciless, with anyone who stands in their way becoming collateral damage. Meanwhile, Raven is still struggling to make sense of her feelings for Christian following a memory wipe. During a blackout, the city erupts into chaos. With Breed on the brink of war, Keystone has only 24 hours to complete a secret mission. Raven seeks help from the most unlikely of places, but at what cost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good!!

  • By Vicki on 08-15-18

Absolutely loved this series!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Excellent series with lots of great characters and complex plots. The narrator has a wide range of voices to distinguish all of the characters as well. I highly recommend the entire series - not a downside to any of them.

  • Gaslight

  • Crossbreed, Book 4
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

Vampire trafficking is a sinister business, and nobody knows that better than Keystone. After Raven discovers hidden clues in a cold case, the group sets a trap in hopes of catching an elusive criminal. But when the plan backfires, Raven's world is thrown into chaos, and Christian's loyalty is put to the ultimate test. Buried secrets come to light, and the only thing keeping Raven grounded is her insatiable thirst for vengeance. The stakes are high as they travel to a place where the landscapes are as treacherous as the immortals who live there. This time, there's no room for mistakes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will not put it down and want to read it twice

  • By LOYL-00 on 03-21-18

Absolutely loved this series!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Excellent series with lots of great characters and complex plots. The narrator has a wide range of voices to distinguish all of the characters as well. I highly recommend the entire series - not a downside to any of them.

  • Deathtrap

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 3
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,610

For Raven Black, hunting criminals is second nature. So is denial. It's not easy moving forward with one foot stuck in the past. But a new case offers her a much-needed distraction when Keystone accepts their toughest assignment yet - to track down an elusive criminal who's selling children on the black market. Their investigation leads them deep into the underbelly of the Breed world, a place both treacherous and enticing. With no room for mistakes, Raven makes a tough decision to lock the door to her past before it interferes with her job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists and turns

  • By Taryn Sikes on 09-06-17

Absolutely loved this series!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Excellent series with lots of great characters and complex plots. The narrator has a wide range of voices to distinguish all of the characters as well. I highly recommend the entire series - not a downside to any of them.

  • Ravenheart

  • Crossbreed Series, Book 2
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801

Two weeks after joining Keystone, Raven Black is ready to take on the world as a criminal hunter for hire. If only her partner wasn't a bloodsucking Vampire with a penchant for getting under her skin. Despite her lavish surroundings, Raven misses the freedom of life without rules. And Keystone's next assignment is about to test her self-control in more ways than one. Dead bodies are popping up in the human district, and all signs point to a Breed serial killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worthy of a credit for a Dannika Dark fan

  • By Enthralled on 06-19-17

Absolutely loved this series!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Excellent series with lots of great characters and complex plots. The narrator has a wide range of voices to distinguish all of the characters as well. I highly recommend the entire series - not a downside to any of them.