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  • Beautiful Mistake

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210

The first time I met Caine West was in a bar. He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out. When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight -- telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass. You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend-smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married. He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he'd done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five beautiful stars

  • By Edz on 08-23-17

Impossible to turn off

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

So you give this guy a major piece of your mind about his lying and cheating ways defending your best friend one night at a bar only to later find out it was not the correct guy your best friend was seeing. No big deal as you won’t see him again, wrong you find out that he is now your new teaching assistant. How do you apologize for all you said and accused him of?

Listening to these narrators tell this fun, non-stop story of the relationship between Caine and Rachel will make it impossible to walk away from, so be prepared that once you start it you will need to finish it. There are a few surprises along the way and the chemistry between Caine and Rachel is actually refreshing. The narrators really bring the characters to life and many times you feel like you are right there with them in the story. I am looking forward to more from this author and these narrators.

  • Dominate

  • Harris Brothers, Book 5
  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will Watt, Piper Goodeve, Charlotte Cole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 182

After the harrowing attack against Gareth and Sloan, there are more than just physical wounds that must be healed. Recovering and moving on from their dark pasts is the only way they can truly find their bright futures. Who will surrender? And who will dominate?

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

  • By Cyndi on 08-18-18

Excellent conclusion

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

This book must be read after book one, Surrender, as it is the continuation of Gareth’s story that ended in a cliffhanger. There is not much about the book that I can reveal. There is too much happening in this book that if I did it can easily lead to spoilers. I did find this book very difficult to turn away from and was kept on the edge many times wondering what was going to happen. I loved how the author was able to go from past to present so smoothly that it just enhanced the story. The Harris family has a lot of things to work out and there were plenty of surprises along the way. Very entertaining plot with things I expected and then were not happening and a few other twists thrown in. Of course the Harris brothers can bring on plenty of shenanigans making you laugh, it wouldn’t be a Harris Brother book without it. Again the narration of Will Watt, Piper Goodeve, and Charlotte Cole just add to bringing an already well detailed written book to life. You could really hear and feel all the emotions taking place. I’m sad that this is the last book of the Harris Brothers and hopes that somehow the author can find a way to write more about this family as I need more from them.

  • Surrender

  • Harris Brothers, Book 4
  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will Watt, Piper Goodeve, Charlotte Cole
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 207

Gareth Harris is Manchester United's reclusive star defender. He has control over all aspects of his life. But a lifetime of supporting his siblings and filling in for an emotionally absent father has taken its toll.Β Sloan Montgomery is a clothing stylist whose world was turned upside down when she found herself pregnant and moving to Manchester with a man who was never supposed to be her forever. Now recently divorced and struggling with shared custody of her daughter, control is a fleeting concept for this American living in England.

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

  • By Cyndi on 08-17-18

Another 5 Star

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Finally Gareth Harris has his book, but be warned his story takes two books to tell. This book can be read without reading the prior books in the Harris Brother’s series but this reader recommends reading the earlier books to fully understand the underlying connections this family has. This is a difficult review to write as I don’t want to give away any spoilers - that said. Gareth is not at all what I was expecting as we really get to know him and we finally get to meet the mystery clothing stylist from an earlier book and she was a wonderful surprise. I enjoyed how Piper Goodeve was able to really bring her character to life in the narration. I already am a major fan of Will Watt and he once again kicked his narration of Gareth into the net. It was a wonderful surprise having Charlotte Cole narrating the other English female characters. You could really picture the story taking place with these three very talented narrators telling us this awesome story. Now make sure you have the next book ready as you will so need to jump right in with not time to waste. It is just that good a story.

  • Next in Line

  • A Brother's Best Friend Standalone
  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Maggie's mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv's Bait & Tackle isn't a stranger like she thought. The big snag: Sam and Maggie's chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected. Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-10-19

Awesome story and narration!!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Amy Daws sure can write a story that draws you in from the start and keeps you going to the very end. Besides being the wonderful and creative writer that she is, she does an excellent job at picking her narrators for her stories. They really bring her stories to life. Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton really were able to portray all the emotions that Maggie and Sam experienced. They have a great way of changing their voices for the various characters are narrating making it easy for the listener to follow the story. The speed of speaking is perfect, not to slow or fast and the added laugh or wonder in their voice has you feeling like the characters are real. I look forward to Amy’s next story and can’t wait to see who she will have narrating. I also can’t wait to listen to more books narrated by both Erin and Teddy as they make a great narrating team

  • Where I Am

  • By: Michelle Dare
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

He was the man of my dreams, or so I thought. I wasn't sure how I'd react when I saw him again. I planned on avoiding him, but our small hometown made that impossible. The years apart melted away when I saw him. Time hadn't changed my feelings, after all. Jealousy flared anew. My heart, which I thought had healed, was back to being in a million pieces. Now I'm right where I don't want to be - in front of him with tears in my eyes.Β 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By PATRICIA on 06-01-18

Narration just adds to the already great story

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Astoria and Parker's story is not what you would expect and right from the start you will be pulled into this book and won’t want to stop. Things are not as they seem and you will be on a roller coaster of a ride to the very end. As many people have favorite authors, which I do as well, I also have favorite narrators and Tom Thom and Charley Ongel are two of them. They do such a wonderful job bringing stories to life which may have had an impact on how emotional this book was. Granted there were times that the interactions and priority of Blair's issues were almost too much, but they were sensitive issues that the author wrote about in a tactful respectful way. Add to this the suspense to the story, and this was a win all around for me. There is the love/hate for some characters and others you just want to say "grow up", all while staying glued to what will happen next and all because you just can’t look away. I am looking forward to more from this author as well as these narrators.

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  • Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog

  • By: Sawyer Bennett, S. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Through the haze of vodka and self-loathing, Hazel Roundtree saw the poor creature lying in a ditch. One brown eye. One blue. Covered in mud and crying from pain, the puppy was desperately trying to free itself from a hopeless situation. She almost kept walking by. She had her own problems, and besides...no one had ever stopped to help her. Hazel had no idea the dog would be her beginning, her second chance, the miracle she never saw coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Incredible Journey!

  • By kgagnon on 06-23-18

Beautiful story with wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I have been trying to write this review for several days now, and I just can’t seem to find the right words to describe this incredible story of Hazel's journey to discover herself, in the most unexpected way. When she rescues a puppy to be named Atticus, the journey gets even more epic.

I knew this book was going to be different from what the author typically writes, but this did not disappoint. There is so much
packed into this book. When you read this you will be struggling right along with Hazel, cheering her on, crying with her and falling in love with Atticus and then add in the surprises to the unpredictable plot and you will not be able to get the story out of your head. Things I expected to happen didn’t and those that did were unexpected making it a book I just didn't want to end. The narrator did a wonderful job as well. I loved how the author had many chapters told from Atticus’s point of view. The narration of Atticus, from puppyhood to adulthood, changed as he grew and that was awesome. It just added to this beautifully written story. I am looking forward to reading more from this author and I do hope that several of the supporting characters get their own book as they have their own stories to be told.

  • On a Tuesday

  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joseph Discher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I'm a "domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego". (I do have something huge. It's not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She's sexy as hell...and a virgin. At least those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A vivid, delightful and outstanding performance!

  • By Avephoenix on 09-01-18

Great narration

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

This is the second book by this author I have listened to and while I
love that they are quick to listen to but, I feel they need to be
longer. The narrators did a wonderful job telling the story. Both the
male and female narrator were able to change their voices and add that
needed emotion into the telling of the story.

The author did a nice job of transitioning the story from the past to
the present and back again as we learned about Charlotte’s and
Grayson’s relationship. There was a slight element of mystery trying
to figure out what happened in college that broke them apart. What I
struggled with and why the story is not able to get the 5 star rating
is that there were predictable elements of the story and several
similar events/situations that reminded me of another second chance
romance story. I also thought the story became rushed in the last
quarter of the book and just ended, there needed to be more. I am
looking forward to Kyle’s book in hopes that more will be revealed.

  • Escapades

  • Trident Ink Series, Book 1
  • By: Lilly Atlas
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Alyssa Jackson is one of the lucky ones. She has a thriving business, great friends, a devoted husband, an adorable daughter, and a scorching hot sex life that would be the envy of any married couple. Then, one tragic loss flips her world upside down. Floundering and unsure of how to cope with their grief, Alyssa and her husband drift apart until they are living as roommates instead of a deeply connected couple. Alyssa will do anything to get the intense passion back into her life and marriage, no matter how far out of the box she has to step.Β Β 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful dual duo narration with story

  • By The Book Junkie Reads . . . on 06-14-18

Emotional well narrated story

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This is the first book I have read by this author; as well as, the first time listening to the male narrator. It is not my first with the female narrator. This was an emotional story and not the easiest to listen to because of this. The narrators did such a wonderful job bringing this story to life. I found there were times when I did need to take a break from listening, yet I didn’t want to stop because I needed to know how the story was going to end.
Alyssa and Derek suffered a tragic loss and how they each dealt with the loss was different. There marriage suffered because of this loss and even though personally I haven’t suffered that particular loss there were several elements of this story that I was able to relate with. This was a roller coaster of emotions for me, while listening to this story.
Both of these characters are strong, yet weak and I loved how the author was able to show that and the narrators were able to voice these emotions from the laughs, tears, sorrow, and even the steamy scenes. They were easy to understand especially with changing their voices with different characters. The duet narrations was an added plus for this listener, making the narrator's' voice appear in each chapter. It made it feel more like I was listening to a play. I am looking forward to more from this author as well as these narrators.

  • Jacob's Ladder: Gabe

  • By: Katie Ashley
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Bratz, Em Eldridge
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

As a single mother taking care of her family's collision business, Reagan Hart doesn't have time for hookups, much less a relationship. And if she did make time, a musician would be last on her list, even one as good-looking as Gabe Renard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the audio more than the ebook

  • By JreaderLee on 05-29-18

Enjoyed the audio more than the ebook

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

The story is told in both Gabe and Rae’s points of view. I love being
able to be inside both of their heads especially since there is so
much involved in this story. Gabe and the band, Jacob's Ladder, are
introduced in the other series. Gabe Renard is the drummer, as well as
songwriter for Jacob’s Ladder. Unfortunately, he is suffering from
major writers block even after hanging out at his sister’s place which
usually helps. He decides to head further off road. There his jeep
gets stuck and when he calls for help his jeep is not the only thing
saved. Rae has had bad experiences with rock stars and she so wants
nothing to do with Gabe, yet he won’t leave her alone. Her son
convinces her she should at least try to spend time with Gabe. You
will find yourself laughing along with the characters, as well as
wanting to slap them across the back of the head for their stupid
behavior. I enjoyed how the author let us know who Rae is being she
is new to us readers that have read the Runaway Train series. Will
Gabe be able to change Rae's mind about musicians? Will Gabe lose his
writer's block?

Both narrators were new to me, but I look forward to listening to more
for them in the future and hope they will also be narrating Eli's book
when it comes to audio. I actually found that I enjoyed the audio of
this book much more than reading the book. The narrators really had a
way of bringing this story to life and so many times it was as if I
was hearing the story for the first time. Already being familiar with
the Renard siblings from them appearing in the original series, it was
great to get to know and understand Gabe so much more. I look forward
to Eli’s story and was sad when this book came to an end.

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  • Dangerous After Dark

  • Dangerous Series, Book 1
  • By: Erin Thornton
  • Narrated by: KariAnn Christensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Everything Grace has grown to know and love had been taken away from her. She had to leave school because the memory of her attack was too fresh. Five years later, when a handsome detective tells her that she is one of three girls who may have been attacked by the same man, she learns that she isn't as safe as she had worked so hard to achieve. What will it take for Grace to be safe? Will she have to give up her chance at love? Will she have to give up her family in order to keep them safe?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dangerous After Dark

  • By blue_river @AudiobookObsession on 05-10-18

Enjoyed the story more

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Both the author and narrator are new to me and I was provided with a copy of the audio for an honest review from the author. This was a great suspenseful story and was one that I found was better to read than listen. Being the book is on Kindle Unlimited, I found, after finishing the audio, I needed to go back and check out the ebook, because the narrator was very difficult to follow, especially when a scene was changing. She spoke way to fast while telling the story and I found that, based on the ebook copy, she wasn’t breaking where she needed to break.

Grace had tragic events happen to her that were not taken seriously and now five years later they are coming back. Patrick believed what happened to her and did what he needed to solve the case. While the story had its element of darkness and suspense there were some fun moments as well. One thing I did find off with the story and part of the reason I am not able to give it a five star review is because the chapter length was inconsistent. I understood why when we had one particular person’s point of view why those chapters were short but to have one chapter last over an hour with others less than ten minutes and even less than five for others. I confirmed this variation when looking at the ebook and that it wasn’t because of the speed of which the narrator was speaking. Add in that things did get a little confusing at parts of the story which again I needed to check with the ebook. With some revision this book could be a five star.