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  • The Idea of You

  • By: Robinne Lee
  • Narrated by: Robinne Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Solene Marchand, the 39-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she's more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solene expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of 20 years old further complicates things. What begins as a series of clandestine trysts quickly evolves into a passionate and genuine relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy meets Reality

  • By Renee on 08-08-18

WOW-Best Book Ever.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Seriously, just stunned. I listened to it in 24 hours. Could not stop. What a story-- and the narration was awesome. Haven't added anything to my top ten list in years...this goes to the top five easily. If you like romance you should get it. I so hope there is a sequel.

  • The Highland Duke

  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Penelope Hardy, Alex Hyde-White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing with him across the Highlands to tend to his wounds while English redcoats are closing in. Though Akira is as fierce and brave as any of her clansmen, even she's intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who refuses to reveal his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Highland Duke

  • By KElizabeth Green on 07-09-17

Narrator ruined it- way too old!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I’m not usually bothered by poor narration but yikes I keep seeing an old man and a young boy as the main characters because that’s what they sound like- yuck!

  • Innocence

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,476

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Among Koontz’s Best Slow Interesting Books

  • By Michael on 01-02-14

One of the most boring books ever!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

I know I should have returned it, but I kept thinking it might get good. And there was a mystery and I wanted to know what happened. But oh, in the end, it was so silly and underwhelming. Honestly, I'm still not sure what the book was about. It was self-indulgent and, just plain boring!

  • The Bone Season

  • By: Samantha Shannon
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,900
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,644
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,654

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.... It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous but mismarketed - its not Harry Potter

  • By Steph on 09-05-13

Sorry, I couldn't get past the first 2 chapters

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

Any additional comments?

The beginning is just one big info dump. Perhaps if I was reading it I could use a highlighter and take a few notes to keep track of all the background information. But as it is I found my mind drifting and couldn't follow the plethora of details that were laid down in the beginning. I'm returning it, it's too much work, and the mono-tone narrator didn't help either.

  • Shadow Rider

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457

Whether it's fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he's not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferraro family businesses - both legitimate and illegitimate. While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone - until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She's Back

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 08-04-16

Spineless heroine was just too weak for me

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

Any additional comments?

I know a lot of people love stories like this...where the man is dominant and women submissive. I don't know why women would like this, but I've read some books like that where, in the end, our hero has a revelation that puts the duo on more equal footing. This is not one of those books. Francesca is one of the most pathetic women I've ever read. It was so frustrating to listen to her false bravado about how he couldn't tell her what to do, and she was going to leave etc. And Stefano was nothing but a control freak and an emotional abuser. I kept rooting for him to get knocked off his high horse. Honestly, he's so unlikable!There was very little romance here, so if that's what you are hoping to get I can't imagine someone feeling that with these two. The biggest disappointment of all is that it had a great fantasy story-line. The idea of this big family all waiting for 100's of years to find their perfect mate was great, but then to have them treat her like a caged dog was repulsive. Needless to say, I won't be getting the next one.

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  • The Vampire's Mail Order Bride

  • Nocturne Falls, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,045
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,039

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn't know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!....... It was Clean, Funny, and Sweet!

  • By Cheri on 02-11-16

Rated-G Romance made it a bit boring

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Any additional comments?

I just don't get all the over-the-top reviews. It's not a bad story. The characters were likable, but there is zero sex, nothing more than a kiss. The characters really have very little chemistry at all. When they have sex it's simply, 'they feel into bed' and then awkwardly they wake up in the morning with the deed done.
But, the 'will he? won't he turn her into a vampire?" kept me listening to the end so I can't say it was a waste of time. The narrator was pretty good, maybe a bit old sounding, but he had the sexy voice required for romance reading. Nonetheless, I won't be listening to the next book, I need more passion and excitement than this.

  • Claimed

  • By: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Emma Paulsen is a geneticist driven by science. But she's also a psychic, so when a dark, good-hearted vampire frees her from the clutches of the evil Kurjans, she realizes he must be the man who's been haunting her dreams. But with a virus threatening vampires' mates, Emma may discover a whole new meaning of "lovesick"....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than book one.

  • By mlsimmons on 09-21-15

Gave it another chance!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I read the 1st one and thought the heroine was incredibly weak and pathetic but the story was decent. I bought the 2nd in the series because I'd hoped the sister would have some actual strength. Nope! These women are so painfully weak, I can't stand it. They are so full false bravado I was ashamed for them. This is not about dominance in sexual terms, but rather men that always get there way, often through physical means. Guess I'll have to return it.

  • A Promise of Fire

  • By: Amanda Bouchet
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

Catalia "Cat" Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice. Griffin is intent on bringing peace to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. When he discovers Cat is the Kingmaker, he abducts her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good start to the series :)

  • By Malinda on 09-24-16

This is what I've been looking for!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Any additional comments?

This is the book I've waited for! I often read young adult fantasy/sci fi because the world building and depth of characters are so superior to some of the romance fantasy-sci fi. But with a young adult you have to take all the silly shyness and well, there is no hot sex. I've been looking for a book with the settings and feel of young adult and 'themes' of romance/erotica.
The minute I finished book 1, I bought the next! The relationships here doesn't happen overnight and that makes it so much more realistic than most romance novels where the main characters fall in love in less than 24 hours. Cat is the perfect bad-ass heroine but Griffin took a while to grow on me. He was kind of an ass at first, but at least Cat felt the same way so it made for a fun read to see him try and win her over after being such a prick at first.
All of the secondary characters were awesome too, I wanted to read about every one of their stories as well.
Really, if you like adult and fantasy, this the book for you! Awesome, awesome!

  • The Paper Swan

  • By: Leylah Attar
  • Narrated by: Shirl Rae, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

They say that it takes 21 days to form a habit. They lie. For 21 days, she held on. But on day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death. Because on day 22, she realized that her only way out meant certain death for one of the two men she loved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A COMPLETE experience of every emotion.

  • By Laura on 11-23-15

I was happily surprised-Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Any additional comments?

One of the best this year! I was a little worried it was going to be another erotic BDSM book that made the woman a pathetic groveling victim. Not even close! This is a tale that spans years and so many events that intersect and cause heartache and make for a great story. The characters and settings were so well drawn that I feel like it is a true story. Of course, there were times I wished the characters wouldn't have made such stupid choices, but I guess there wouldn't be a novel if that were the case so I excepted it.

  • The Knocked Up Plan

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,056
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,838

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick coworker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty, and wild - and he's also a notorious commitmentphobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me. I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three. Right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AHHH... BLISS AFTER A SOLID GOLD LISTEN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-02-17

Really cute modern day love story!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Any additional comments?

Great characters and despite the crazy scenario (ask your, coworker, to 'donate' sperm so you can be a single mom), the way it was written made it strangely believable. Ryder was one of my favorite characters of the year. He was lovable and real, yet just flawed enough to make him human. Great narration too (who doesn't love Sebastian York, although I am getting a little, tiny bit tired of hearing him on EVERY audio romance!--just saying)
If you're looking for a sweet, happily ever after book, this is perfect for you!

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