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  • Taken Series
  • By: Jasmine Black
  • Narrated by: Leigh Greene
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Includes seven erotic menages by Jasmine Black: "Taken by Two Bikers", "Taken by Two Billionaires", "Taken by Two Bosses", "Taken by Two Cowboys", "Taken by Two Firefighters", "Taken by Two Personal Trainers", and "Taken by Two Carpenters".    

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Collection of hot menage stories

  • By alias11 on 08-30-18

Enjoyable Collection of hot menage stories

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

There is something for everyone in this collection. The stories range from old lovers to co-workers to fantasies and dreamscapes. There is dubious consent/blackmail, power transfer, and seduction/opportunist themes. I liked some of the stories more than others, and I am sure everyone who listens will have their personal favorites. I liked Taken by Two Bikers and Taken by Two Carpenters the best, although all the stories are hot and exciting.

The narration is very good, and Leigh Greene does a great job setting the mood. The tone and delivery suit the stories, and the pacing is just right.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Scheming with My Duke

  • Linked Across Time, Book 9
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: J K Mannion
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Serenity Drake went back in time for altruistic reasons. Her sister Peyton was dying and she needed her other sister to go back to save her life. Along the way she didn’t expect to find the one man she couldn’t resist. Brandon Bennet, the Duke of Branterberry, has a young son to care for. He has no room for Serenity in his life, but needs her help after she convinces his son’s governess to leave his employ. She takes on the duties with a flourish all her own. Brandon finds her difficult to resist, but has no wish to marry again. His first marriage left little to be desired.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect adventure.

  • By Isha Coleman on 04-26-18

Good, but need the other stories first

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I enjoyed this time travel romance, but I really felt like I needed the preceding stories first. This was my first Linked Across Time story, and I felt dropped into the middle of a story with no background for the characters, the ladies' special gifts, or how they got to this point. It's a fun love story, but I think you need to start at the beginning of the series to enjoy this one fully. I loved the hero, but I found the heroine a little annoying. Still, enjoyable overall.

The narration is great. well delivered, and well paced. I love J K Mannion's voice!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Tracing Shadows

  • Scout, Book 1
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Hayden Daviau
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Orphaned and trained on a spymaster’s remote estate, Kali is a scout who works alone in the shadows. But when a terror group threatens the Dansil throne, the king forces Kali to accept a mission at the palace or forfeit her sister’s life. Suddenly thrust into the light, Kali must infiltrate high society as the royal Lady Lianna while penetrating the servant ranks as Kal, a male guardsman trainee. It doesn’t help that Trace, the harsh and enigmatic captain of the king’s guard, is soon assigned as both Lady Lianna’s palace escort and Kal’s commanding officer. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A entertaining story.

  • By cosmitron on 06-30-18

Love It!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I really loved this audiobook! Without giving any of the plot away, let me just say that the plot and political machinations are intriguing and the characters are wonderfully complex and endearing. I couldn't help wanting to see Kali and Trace come together and work as a team, but Trace is so pig-headed, insisting on seeing Kali as a woman to be kept out of harm's way, while Kali is stubborn and protective and proud in her own skills. Kali is an incredible and spirited heroine, while Trace is a mysterious and enigmatic hero. Secrets and intrigue abound on all sides, and there is a villain in the shadows. Who is the Messenger? What really caused the drought of children? Who is Trace? There are so many delicious questions! At least one is answered by the end of the audiobook, while the other will have you pining for the next chapter.

The narration is excellent, with distinctive voices and mannerisms given to each unique character.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Head Salon

  • By: Olivia V. Green
  • Narrated by: Olivia V. Green
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Rebekah is about to finish her first shift at Head Salon when a handsome young professor arrives in desperate need of a haircut. She stays late to service him, and he returns the favor! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sexy fun way to spend 30 minutes

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 08-04-18

Quick, sexy story

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This was a quick, fun, sexy listen. While short, it gives enough information to let you know a bit about the characters. The story builds up to the steamy parts slow and steady. The interaction between Rebekah and the professor is hot and sweet.

The narration was well paced and smoothly delivered.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Sorcerer's Quest

  • The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 1
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 295

It's not easy being the youngest of seven sons in a family of notorious sorcerers, especially for Ayden Dracre. In a world where sorcerers only practice dark magic and wizards only practice light magic, Ayden has a problem; he is very bad at being bad. Try as he might, all of his spells to cause mayhem go awry. When he finds out that his family has had enough of his mistakes, he decides to take destiny into his own hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous quest adventure

  • By Karen R. on 05-07-16

Wonderful Coming of Age Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I love this ugly duckling/coming of age fantasy story. Poor Ayden is the "white sheep" in a family of dark sorcerers. Try as he might to please his mother and make his family proud (or at least get them to stop trying to kill him), Ayden just can't bring himself to be cruel or hurt other people. It takes a powerful sorcerer trapped in a wolf's body to help him see that it's alright to be who he is. Along his journey of self-discovery, Ayden finds danger, friends, family he didn't know he had, and mysteries that confound and intrigue him. This is a fun and enjoyable audiobook, and full of humor, too. Sometimes Ayden could be the poster child for Murphy's law. If anything can go wrong...it does. The tale ends on a new mystery, and I am looking forward to listening to the next book in the series.

The narration is fantastic, with different voices clearly distinguishable for different characters, and the pace and delivery were outstanding.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lover's Absolution

  • Circle of Blood, Book Four
  • By: R. A. Steffan, Jaelynn Woolf
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Xander hates werewolves. In all fairness, they’re not too keen on him either. Normally, avoidance would be the obvious solution. At least, it would be if the werewolves in question weren’t holding a newly-turned six-year-old vampire child as a prisoner. Alone in London, it’s up to Xander to rescue the boy before he can fall into the hands of Bael’s sadistic servant, Bastian Kovac. That mission that becomes exponentially more difficult when Xander discovers the identity of the mysterious female werewolf acting as the boy’s guardian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Installment!!

  • By Shannon G on 08-08-18

Good addition to a fantastic series

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

This chapter in the series moves the plot of the larger story along, while telling the individual story of Xander and his mate. The story of the creation of werewolves was intriguing, as are the changes that Xander and his mate experience after their first lust-fueled mating. There is danger, drama, violence, and some really hot sex in this audiobook. It's a good addition to the series. Wonderful "hook" ending that left me thirsty for the next book ;-0

Narrator Gwendolyn Druyor is fantastic as always, and gives great emotion and depth to her portrayal of the characters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  • By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding-guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the mariner's story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger, the supernatural, or serenity, depending on the mood in different parts of the poem. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is something different.

  • By cosmitron on 07-11-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

This was an entertaining audio version of a classic poem that generated many allegorical references still heard today (such as "water, water everywhere...not a drop to drink"). I enjoyed the rendition, although the narrator's pace could have been a touch slower with more pauses in the delivery and a little more emotion. Overall, a fun, entertaining listen.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Tao Te Ching

  • By: Lao Tzu
  • Narrated by: Joseph Kent
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Tao Te Ching has a long and complex textual history. Known versions and commentaries date back two millennia, including ancient bamboo, silk, and paper manuscripts discovered in the 20th century. The Tao Te Ching is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism. The name Tao Teo Ching translates into English as The Book of the Way and of Virtue. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic for a reason.

  • By cosmitron on 07-05-18

Narrated way too fast

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I was really looking forward to listening to this audiobook and learning about the way of Tao. I think the information would have been interesting and maybe even enlightening to me, but the narration was too fast to allow me to absorb or contemplate the topics presented.

This is one of the rare times when I have to say the narration ruined the audiobook for me.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Korean War Trivia Book: Interesting Stories and Random Facts from the Korean War

  • Trivia War Books Series, Book 4
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Derek Newman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

You may not have heard as much about the Korean War as you have about the American Civil War, World War II, or the Vietnam War. It’s not the topic of dozens of movies every year, and many Americans never learned about it, even once, in school. The Korean War was part of the Cold War - a more familiar subject - but while Sputnik, the Berlin Wall, and MAD have faded from our collective memory of what the Cold War was, the Korean War remains the one part of the Cold War that’s still active. With this audiobook, you’ll finally learn the ins and outs of the Korean War.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Past Trivia much more relevant in our World

  • By cosmitron on 07-20-18

Interesting and fun...sometimes horrifying

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I love Bill O'Neill's War Trivia audiobooks! They are packed with facts - some horrifying, some unbelievable, some humorous – and many generally unknown. I am impressed by the research that must go into producing a book/audiobook that is factual, intriguing and, on occasion, laugh out loud funny. Often I found myself just shaking my head in disbelief at the mistakes made by both sides in the conflict or shuddering at the atrocities perpetrated or sanctioned by our own government. Very entertaining and educational look at a conflict that was virtually ignored when I was in school, and that has such a profound impact on the world today. I must admit, some revelations made me ashamed of the actions of the American government and military during the war. I am always eager to listen to these audiobooks, because I know I will be fascinated by all the new things I learn.

I love Mr. Newman's narration. His delivery is even, smooth, and well-paced.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • East

  • History Interrupted, Book 2
  • By: Lizzy Ford
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Josie Jackson has been stranded in the past. When a Mongol warrior named Batu becomes her protector and guide, she can't decide if she's better off with him or alone. Strong, brave, loyal, and quick to both laugh and kill, Batu and his world initially baffle her. With nowhere else to turn and no other option, Josie takes a chance to find happiness in the beautiful yet dangerous steppes of 13th century Mongolia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • east

  • By B. Weaver on 07-22-18

Fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

This was a great second installment to the series as Josie continues her time-traveling adventures Ms. Ford has written a series with intriguing themes and engaging characters. This book is full of adventure, drama, and multiple surprises. Enjoyable listening!

Ms. Yves narration is great. Her delivery is well-paced, she gives distinct voices to the different characters, and suits her delivery to match the characters' emotions.

I am looking forward to the next book; I can't wait to see what awaits Josie next.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.