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  • Blood Vow

  • Black Dagger Legacy, Book 2
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058

The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter - and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he's unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SIMPLY OUTSTANDING - NEVER A DULL MOMENT &..

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-08-16

Narrator makes it a 5 star

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Love this series and especially the narrator. Hope to get started with next book asap

  • Lover Reborn

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 10
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,919

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy. When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams - trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquility of the Fade - he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I should have skipped this installment

  • By RabidReads on 04-04-13

I love this narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

I do love the way the narrator tells these stories. I have enjoyed so very much. Great story.

  • The Time in Between

  • The Magdalene Series, Book 3
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began 18 years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart. Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn't and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing...and life-altering betrayal.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely NOT Going on My KA Favorites Shelf!!

  • By Dorsey on 11-09-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

I write this with tears in my eyes. How does she do it? Bring every feeling in a story that will stay with you for a while. KA you done it again. I love, love this story. Excellent! This book rocks and such great narration.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Split-Second Lifetime

  • By: Denise Kahn
  • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

On a business trip from the US to Paris, Jebby meets Dodi on a flight. Jebby is an ethnomusicologist, and Dodi is an international photographer. They are immediately attracted to each other, but from the very first moment Dodi triggers what seems like past life memories for Jebby of a poignant and passionate time they shared together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Split second lifetime

  • By Zoe on 05-15-17

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

Received from author in one of my groups.

It took me a while to get that the story was going from one time to another. A lot of music education for me, and a look into native Americans spiritual beliefs. I think.

All in all it seems a decent story, but I couldn't really get into it.

  • With Everything I Am

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

One night, Callum is driven into the woods by instinct - an instinct to protect. In the form of wolf, he meets a young human child who he is instantly drawn to in a fierce way he doesn't quite understand. Sonia Arlington has lived a lonely life. She has certain abilities that make her strange and she has a rare disease that, if untreated, could kill her. Her father makes her vow that she will never let others discover her abilities. This forces Sonia to stay distant, always guarding against exposure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Speeds

  • By M. Thurman on 08-23-16

Great

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Great book. Great author. Great narrator love the way this series is continuing. Going into the third book now.

  • Bounty

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893

Justice Lonesome has enjoyed a life of bounty. Even so, she's inherited the curse of the Lonesome. A poet's soul. Which means she's still searching for something. Searching for peace. Searching for the less...that's more. And when the foundation of her life is pulled out from under her, grieving, she goes to the mountains to find her oasis. She hits Carnal, Colorado, and decides to stay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!!

  • By Sharon on 04-24-16

Better and better

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

Great book. Great narrator. Deke and Justice's story will stay with me for a long while.

  • Gus

  • Bright Side Series #2
  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Lidia Dornet, Alex Kydd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

This is the story of Gus losing himself, finding himself, and healing along the way. "The honest-to-God truth is I don't even know how to function anymore. Bright Side wasn't only my best friend, she was like my other half - the other half of my brain, the other half of my conscience, the other half of my sense of humor, the other half of my creativity, the other half of my heart. How do you go back to doing what you did before when half of you is gone forever?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gus... Oh Gus.

  • By Carol N. on 02-26-16

Amazing.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

Dude, this was EPIC!!!! Sometimes it's hard to find a second book in a series that is better than the first, but in this case that's how this one was for me. Great read, and Alex Kydd is up there with Sebastian York for me. Great narration. Sexy and fun. But don't forget the tissues.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Nuts

  • The Hudson Valley Series, Book 1
  • By: Alice Clayton
  • Narrated by: Shayna Thibodeaux, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530

After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood's elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she's needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she's back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks - and clothing - begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly...and how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous story -- great character interaction

  • By GH on 03-23-16

Really??? Just a little York.

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

Reviewed: 10-22-15

This book was great and I love Shayna Thibodeaux. But other than I love Alice Clayton's books, I really love Sebastian York narrating a book. Never get enough of him.

This story line was good, and the HEA for Leo and Sugar Snaps was the best.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Addicted After All

  • Addicted, Book 3
  • By: Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
  • Narrated by: Charles Carr, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

Two addicts. One epic love story. Prepare for the worst. That's what Lily and Lo try to do when Jonathan Hale schedules an "important" meeting. The problem: After being swept into the public eye and battling their addictions, they're not sure what the worst is anymore. In a sea of many changes - including Ryke and Daisy living with them - Lily realizes that the best part of her fluctuating hormones might just be the worst. Her sex drive is out of control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yup... EPIC Romance

  • By Jacqueline's Reads on 04-06-15

Wonderful HEA

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

Reviewed: 08-19-15

Wonderful HEA for one of my favorite couples.
Great job with the writing, narration, and the overall experience.

  • Dirty Rowdy Thing

  • Wild Seasons, Book 2
  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Shayna Thibodeaux
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other.... which would explain why their marriage lasted only 12 hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar to the rugged fisherman - or just what he needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dirty Sexy Finn

  • By Katheryne on 03-12-15

Sebastian York makes everything 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

Loved the book and the narration. Harlow is fun and Fin is sexy. Great read.