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  • Devil's Game

  • Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 3
  • By: Joanna Wylde
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466

Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club's president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger - a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he's The One. Or so she thinks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series! :D

  • By Malinda on 06-05-14

I just can't bring myself to finish this

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

I tried, I really did, but I've had this in my library for weeks. I can only get through one or two chapters at a time because I absolutely dislike the story and to be honest, the male narrator does not work for me either. I know it's all personal choice, but his voice is just a little too high pitched for my brain to accept him as a biker, he's more of an Italian Mob sounding character to be honest. The story itself - yikes. One of my biggest pet peeve is weak women who play at being strong, but ultimately are far from that. No thanks !

  • Echoes of Fire

  • Mercury Pack, Book 4
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

Madisyn Drake is a rare breed of cat shifter…a loner, unpredictably wild, and emotionally distant. A recent betrayal has left her ready to sharpen her claws on the next man she sees…until a prowling wolf with steel-gray eyes and a brooding dark edge challenges her distrust. No matter how fully he satisfies her touch-hunger, Madisyn’s not ready to open up again, even if it is oh so gratifying. Bracken Slater has earned his reputation as an indomitable predator. Once broken by grief and guilt, he is feeling alive again, thanks to the heady scent of this independent feline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Me-ow!

  • By Amy Halter- The Obsessive Book Whore on 12-15-18

Much better !!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

The last couple of books had been a little off for me when it came to the narration, the performance of the female characters. I’m so glad that in this one, we got way more personality out of the female MC. She didn’t come off flat and bored sounding, and Jill still managed to make her sound aloof & strong.

There are some funny scenes and witty banter. Loved it. Loved the little update in the lives of the other pack too, always welcomed. And oh yes, the way the bond was established in this one was way different than the other books, thank you MS Wright for that, as it was getting a little too predictable. Good story, nice little Cain nugget - omg we need his book ASAP - I really liked this one.

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  • Borrowing Blue

  • A Made Marian Novel
  • By: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

Blue: When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I've moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me is more than willing to share a few kisses in the name of revenge. It gets even better when those scorching kisses turn into a night of fiery passion. The only problem? Turns out the stranger's brother is marrying my sister later this week.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 03-11-19

I knew I shouldn't have gotten the audio

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

Call me crazy, but I simply do not like Michael Pauley's work. I know, I know, he's a bit of a big deal, especially in the MM world now a days. But I just can't.

Borrowing Blue was my very first Lucy Lennox book. I fell instantly in love with this book, this couple, her writing style. I consumed the rest of the series in a matter of like a week. When I saw that this was being released on audio I was super excited - until I saw the narrator. Still, I decided to give it a try. Let's just say, I will always re read this, but I won't re listen.

It's truly nothing personal against Michael Pauley, his technique simply doesn't attract me. He sounds absolutely monotone and robotic about 90% of the time while he's reading. Yes, he's quite lively while doing dialogue, but really, not that much of it in most books. He comes off as the male version of Siri. And no, it has nothing to do with directions given to narrate this book, because I have listened to other books narrated by him, written by other authors and he ALWAYS sounds the same.

We all have our favorite narrators, unfortunately he falls under my NOT favorites, and I will not purchase any audiobooks narrated by him in the future.

  • Deadly Dorian

  • Ward Security, Book 3
  • By: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Attempted poisoning was bad enough, but when the would-be killer messes with the brakes on Marc’s precious Porsche, the art dealer admits he needs help. He just wasn’t expecting help to be quite so dark and sexy. Royce Karras loves his job at Ward Security. He’s making up for a lifetime of bad decisions and a bloody past he’d rather forget. But Marc isn’t the spoiled rich boy he thought he’d be protecting. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh the voices ...

  • By Sue on 12-24-18

Oh the voices ...

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

First things first. I'm a big fan, BIG fan of these two authors' books. The Unbreakable Bonds series is fantastic. The spin off series - aka where this book fits in, is just as great. They're hot, steamy, sexy, the men are complex and sweet and infuriating and just all sorts of good stuff. However ... man, the audiobooks are hard for me to listen to. Believe me, it has nothing to do with a preconceived idea of what the characters should sound like, oh no, not at all. The issue with this one, is the same as it was with the previous books, Kenneth Obi's attempt to make his voice deeper.

As I've said before, I get that this is a tough series to narrate because the books have like 10+ characters in them with dialogue. But when he's narrating (in this case) Royce's parts in dialogue, he sounds absolutely ridiculous. Like when a woman tries to imitate a man, so she sounds like she's puckering her lips. It's very obvious he can not maintain that level of tone of voice, and had he chosen to not go so low, it would have sounded way better. He did the same thing with Sven. It's just so incredibly obvious that it's totally distracting to me. I just wish he'd play around with voices just a little more in order to find tones that are more natural sounding.

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  • Baby, I'm Yours

  • Life, Love and Babies Book 2
  • By: Samantha Chase
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Nicole Taylor thought she was merely hosting a pre-wedding dinner for her best friend. What she ended up with was a face to face encounter with the man she shared her one and only wild night with three years earlier - and her world turned upside down. Now she has to introduce him to the daughter he doesn't know he has and find out if she can trust in the hope of a family for her little girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baby, I'm Yours

  • By Jan on 12-17-18

When an accent is distracting

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Ok, the story. It’s ok. To be honest I don’t think I liked the female MC like able. She kept waiting for him to apologize for not giving her his real name (which he did, I mean technically it was just his middle name), but I felt like she took no responsibility at all for her part in their situation. I thought the 2 yr old little girl was much more eloquent than A LOT if not most kids her age. I think if the author needed her to be that way, she should have pushed the timeline. Also, yes, that was his dad, but let’s be real, Nikki didn’t know him at all, yet sure, it’s ok, come and see this little girl take a bath, no worries. That’s just icky.

Now, the narration. I think the most distracting part was the narrator’s accent. The way she pronounced certain words was just off, seriously off. For example, Joshhhhhh. That’s exactly what it sounded like. I actually liked the way she performed all the other characters except for the main female one, sad, since the book is in her POV. Very little personality came through. It’s just ok.

  • Jarek

  • Dragons of Preor, Book 1
  • By: Celia Kyle
  • Narrated by: Todd Mrozek, Mandy Lane
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

At 457 Preor years old, Jarek sen Claron is a dragon ready for his final flight into the skies. This voyage to Earth as the War Master of the third fleet will be his final assignment. Once he has helped his fellow Preors secure human mates, he will return to Preor before the madness of loneliness overtakes his mind. That all changes when he meets Melissa. Human Melissa with her sparkling eyes, bright smile, and body that would make any hot-blooded male drool. Unfortunately, she never registered as a Preor mate hopeful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 Stars

  • By Kristi on 04-21-17

I could have done without the female narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

It just felt like there was a really big disconnect between the male and female narrators from one chapter to the other. There were times when during his narration in a scene, the female character is very soft spoken, yet during the same scene, when narrated by the female character, you get a completely different vibe. Also, I seriously disliked the way the female narrator performed the male voices. Also, pronunciation. I know there are a lot of strange (alien) words used in this book, but it really bothers me when one narrator pronounces things one way, while the other does it completely differently.

As far as the actual book goes, I loved it. I actually love the whole series. It’s very well written, great characters, awesome fight scenes. It I honestly would recommend reading the books than the audio.

  • Exhale: An MM Shifter Romance

  • Flesh and Bone Series, Book 1
  • By: Joel Abernathy
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Two men haunted by the same ghost...Falling for "the other man" in my marriage was never part of the plan. Then again, according to Nicolae Ursache, I am the other man, and human wedding vows don't apply. Not to werewolves. Nicolae is a smug, arrogant alpha male stereotype - and I do mean alpha in the literal sense - but when the same people who killed my wife kidnap my teenage daughter, he's my only chance at getting her back. The fact that Nicolae was my wife's rightful mate means that we share a mutual interest in bringing Ellie home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take a deep breath

  • By Annika on 10-23-18

Well done with the accents

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I love this series. I've already read them but decided to give the audio a go. It truly took the book to a new level. First of all, Kirt did such a good job with the accents. I especially love the way he performed both Nikolai and Jack. You could truly hardly tell it was the same person narrating them. Just loved it.

The story itself is full and complex. The way he builds his world, with the rules and laws being explained in such a way that just seems normal, very well written. There are two pretty Damon big events in the book, one actually had me in tears, again, even if I already knew what was coming. I would really recommend this book to any MM shifter fan.

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  • Wild Hunger

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 7
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005

When half-wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother...and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend - warmly familiar and intoxicating. Trick Hardy, enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

Is it time for a change ?

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I've always loved Jill Redfield's performance in all of Suzanne Wright's shifter books, except for the last one. Ok and this one.

I don't know why, but I feel like I get more of each character's personality from the book, than I've gotten from the audio version. They're all starting to sound the same, behave the same, I mean if you've listened to them all, just stop and compare Trick to Dante or Trey. But ok, that's all right, I can deal with that. Here's where this book lost me ...

Frankie. I don't know if Jill is trying to make her sound cool and aloof, but to me, she just sounds flat and bored. There is absolutely no personality there for Frankie, none. She even sounds slightly monotone which is just awful. I mean, all the other characters sound lively and come through beautifully, but why is she making the female characters sound so BLAH ? The same thing happened with Gwen in Lure of Oblivion, I almost didn't finish it !

There also seems to be a little problem with the editing because I've come across pauses in recording in the oddest locations, as in right in the middle of a dialogue. Ugh, these books are slipping !!! It's sad to see that happening when there are so very few books left in both series. I hope the next one will be better.

  • Psycho Romeo

  • Ward Security, Volume 1
  • By: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Geoffrey Ralse is known for being the life of the party. He loves the club scene, hanging with his friends, and flirting with whomever catches his eye. He certainly isn’t going to stop living his life just because some would-be stalker starts sending him threats. But it all changes when Geoffrey is drugged and wakes up half naked in his own home with a new message from his stalker. He needs help, and there’s only one person he trusts....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting and Fun

  • By Bergy37 on 06-28-18

This was a tough book to narrate

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

There are so many male characters in this book, that any narrator would have had a hard time pulling it off. Trying to make all the personalties come through had to be very difficult. Unfortunately, that hurt the book in my opinion.

I am a big fan of Jocelynn Drake. I love all the books she has written and was super excited to see that one FINALLY made it into audio. I don't know why it was this one, seeing as this is actually a spin off her Unbreakable Bonds series - and I truly love those men. I like this story. It's definitely a little dark in some parts, but still well written.

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  • Here Be Sexist Vampires

  • Deep in Your Veins Series, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726

Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire's private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Svente vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the Wait!!

  • By B. Valdez on 06-10-18

A little bit of both

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I read this book ages ago, in fact I’ve read the whole series thus far - eagerly awaiting the next book. I had asked the author once if she had plans to make this series into audiobooks, and she said (at the time) that it would be too hard because it has A LOT of different characters and a few of them had different accents. Yeah, fast forward to this, and she was right.

Let me start by saying that it would be really hard for a narrator to do this book. I loved the way the female narrator brought Sam forward, as well as most of the male characters and big kudos on the accents. However, I absolutely HATED the way she did Fletcher. Now the male narrator did a great job too, but I HATED the way he did Sam. Trying to lighten his voice and adding a British accent was not working for him. I did really like the way he did Fletcher though. See - one narrator had him sounding like he was on a major sugar high, while the other was just normal.

Still, it’s a fantastic book, very well written, well performed by the narrators for the most part, I quite enjoyed it. I do hope the rest of the series ends up in audio as well.

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