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  • Protecting Melody

  • SEAL of Protection, Book 7
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

Tex gave everything he had to his country and his SEAL teammates. When an IED took away part of his leg, and his career, he devoted himself to his country and friends from behind his computer. He's always been the man that can find anyone, that uses his computer skills, legal and illegal, to keep people safe and to put the bad guys behind bars. But behind a computer is a lonely place to be. While he might put on a good front, Tex can't help but feel he's missing out when he sees how happy his friends are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Kerstin Widerström on 08-02-18

Entertaining Story, Awesome Narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Susan Stoked writes good romances; however, the suspense portion is so obvious. I've listened to the entire series and the "bad guy" pops up early and says "it's me, it's me." It's like she wrote a mildly erotic romance and then was told she had to add some suspense since these were SEALs.
What makes the Audible book worth the listen is Stella Bloom's narration. She brings life to all the characters and makes them much more engaging than they're written. Highly recommend anything she narrates.

  • Dreadful

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Six years ago, five friends went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Four of them returned. One simply disappeared. Jenny Taylor has never gotten over the disappearance of her twin sister, Caitlyn, but now things are even worse. Caitlyn calls to Jenny in her dreams, begging her sister to find her. But Jenny’s memory of the entire night is completely gone. Shaye Archer knows better than anyone what it’s like to have gaping holes in your past, and how horrific dreams can cripple you. But this case presents problems on every level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series gets better with each new book!

  • By shelley on 12-26-18

Everybody Did It

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Missing person, kidnapping, murder. Sounds like it would be one case that escalates, right? Nope, Shaye's asked to look into a cold missing person case while Jackson & Grayson are trying to find a kidnapped girl. After Shaye starts interviewing people in the cold case, they start dying. Jackson & Grayson start investigating the murders which brings them back to the kidnapping.... So, yes everybody does everything.

  • Just One Taste: Topped, Vol. 2

  • Masters and Mercenaries Series, Book 9.5
  • By: Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Eric Vail has always loved a challenge. After leaving the Navy, he mastered his passion for cooking. As the sous chef at Top, one of Dallas’s hottest restaurants, his skills are pushed to the limit every night. Unfortunately, his ultimate prize still eludes him. Server Deena Holmes is the sweetest thing he’s seen in forever, but she’s as distant as she is beautiful. When they’re put together in the same training class at the infamous club Sanctum, he knows this is his shot. And this former SEAL never misses. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid storyline that fits the series

  • By LexiMuse on 02-25-19

Story Alright, Narrator Not So

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Although this is a part of the master's and mercenaries series, the Topped novellas are erotic romance without the suspense. The story was all right; however, it was a bit rushed. Also, the narrator read this as if he got a bonus for finishing it quickly. It was read very rapidly with little emotion. The character voices are not well varied, especially the fenales.
Although I'm still a huge Lexi Blake fan, this is my least favorite so far.

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  • Small Town Siren

  • By: Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak
  • Narrated by: C J Bloom, Ryan West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Jack Barnes and Sam Fleetwood met in foster care. Over the years, they’ve become best friends and partners. They share a business as cattle ranchers and a house. There’s only one thing missing: a woman to share. The men are sure they’ve found that woman when Abigail Moore arrives in their small town, Willow Fork, TX. Abby left her hometown 20 years before under a cloud of scandal. She’s raised a daughter, forged a new life for herself, and is ready for the next phase when she meets the handsome cowboys. But she’s still not welcome in Willow Fork, and someone is willing to kill to keep her away.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Marie on 09-18-18

Story Good, Narration Clashes

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Although both narrators are very good, their styles clash. If they had actually done a synchronized duet rather than the more common separate chapters it would have been great. Although both narrators due excellent male and female characters, they simply don't complement or blend well enough to make this tolerable to hear. Story's still entertAining, but do NOT recommend listening.

  • Dirty Laundry

  • A J.J. Graves Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Liliana Hart
  • Narrated by: Laura Faye Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Rosalyn McGowen is everyone’s favorite great-grandmother. She always has baked treats in her bag, she smells of roses, and she takes in stray cats. No one knows who could hurt a sweet old lady. But Rosalyn isn’t exactly as she seems. Every Thursday at noon, Rosalyn secretly posts The Bloody Mary Tattler on social media, and it has everyone in town both captivated and horrified. When Rosalyn’s secret is discovered along with her body, it’s not easy for JJ to determine her death as a homicide. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great story

  • By mrbigshot on 10-11-18

Aargh! A Cliff Hanger

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Awesome suspense, interesting reveal, but...a finger gripping cliff hanger! All this aside it's still a great story and series. The only problem is that Liliana Hart has so many series going that it's probably going to be way too long before "the rest of the story" is written. :>{ If you haven't listened or read this one I'd wait until the one comes out before reading this one.

  • Order of Protection

  • Courting Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Shawnee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Defense attorney Henry Garrison expected his newest case to be an easy paycheck. But his client Gillian Murphy is nothing like he expected. There's much more to the beautiful woman than he imagined. Gillian knows that she's innocent and that Henry is the best lawyer to represent her. But he doesn't know why she's so fascinated with him. He wonders if any woman can break through his well-placed walls. As the case takes a wild turn and Gillian's entire life is upended, her very identity in question, she must look to the people she's closest to in order to find a killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story + narrator = can’t wait for the next!

  • By Karen on 07-01-18

Entertaining As Always

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Lexi Blake usually can't be beat for erotic suspense. This time; however, I saw everything coming way ahead of time. Also, Harry and Winnie don't leave me with the feeling that they belong together as do most of her protagonists.
Alexandra Shawnee did much better job at narration than I first thought. The farther it went on the more she (or the characters) improved..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marshal's Law

  • By: Maddie Taylor
  • Narrated by: Gideon Welles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

When Janelle Prescott is thrown from her car as it careens off a slippery road, she expects to wake up in a hospital. Instead, to her utter disbelief, she wakes up in a jail cell that looks like something from an old Western movie set. It is there, hurt and alone, with no idea what happened or how she will get back home, that Janelle first meets Aaron Jackson. As she regains her wits, however, Janelle realizes something is terribly amiss, and her worst fears are confirmed when she learns Aaron is the marshal of Cheyenne County, Wyoming...and the year is 1878.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romance through Time Travel.

  • By cosmitron on 06-10-18

Entertaining Premise

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-18

A slight twist on time travel with nice humor. I still find the heroine comes across a more spoiled than independent until half way through. The "villians" should be in the stupid criminals hall of fame. Prefer the tales of the other two Jackson brothers (better protagonists and villains). Hope they come out soon. Wish there had been a follow up showing the genealogy. If this is your first Maddie Taylor novel, don't give up.
Having read all of Maddie Taylor's e-books, I wish her Club Decadence series would come out on audible.
Narrator's has good rhythm, cadence and emotion but his female characters are a bit too bass.

  • Hour of the Lion

  • The Wild Hunt Legacy Series, Book 1
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

First a Marine, then a black ops agent, Victoria Morgan knows the military is where she belongs...until a sniper's bullet changes her life. Trying to prove she's not washed up, she rescues a young man from kidnappers. When the dying boy transforms into a cougar - and bites her - she learns of an entire hidden society. He begs her to inform his grandfather of his death and to keep the secret of the shifters' existence. She can't refuse, but what if the creatures pose a danger to the country she swore to protect?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Series, Excellent Narration

  • By samzplace on 07-04-18

Entertaining Series, Excellent Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I've repeatedly enjoyed all of Cherise Sinclair's series and stories. They're great romantic suspense. She provides entertaining surprises and hooks as well as excellent background in each story.
Most of her novells are erotic BDSM romances; however, the 4 books of this series with supernatural characters have a different take from the average "alpha-weres" as they include a bit of mythology and ancient beliefs in each. The suspense continues to be well written.
What makes her stories absolutely rock is the narration of Noah Michael Levine & Erin DeWard. Both are good narrators with a wide variety of voices. However, what makes them so fantastic is that they actually do simultaneous narration instead of the awful concept of "alternating chapters" most combo narrators provide. They make each character spring to life. To top it off, the editing is superb!

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Books of a Feather

  • A Bibliophile Mystery
  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

The Covington Library is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon's Birds of America. During the gala celebrating the book, Brooklyn is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the National Birdwatchers Society, who urgently needs Brooklyn's skilled hands to repair a less high-profile book of Audubon drawings that's fallen victim to spilled wine. But everything runs afoul when Mulrooney is later discovered dead. Rumors fly about a motive for murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narrator - terrific story!

  • By topcatrules on 05-30-17

Great Story & Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Kate Carlisle's bibliophile mysteries are very entertaining and informative. Susie Berneise does a good job with all the varied characters these stories through at her. Truly enjoyable listening.

  • A Cookbook Conspiracy

  • A Bibliophile Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Brooklyn has always been a little obsessed with food, but it was her sister, Savannah, who became a chef, graduating from the prestigious Cordon Bleu school in Paris. She and her classmates all went on to successful careers, but none of them achieved culinary superstardom like Savannah's ex-boyfriend Baxter Cromwell. When Baxter invites the old gang to participate in his new restaurant's gala opening, in San Francisco, Savannah asks Brooklyn to restore a tattered cookbook as a present for him. Shortly after receiving the gift, Baxter is found dead, with Savannah kneeling over him, bloody knife in hand, and the rare cookbook has disappeared....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By M.K. on 08-21-13

Story Great, Narration Horrid

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Kate Carlisle's bibliophile mysteries starring Brooklyn and Derek are great. Susie Berneise narration up to now has been OK. This time it was absolutely horrible. One of Brooklyn's sisters, Savannah, is a prime character in the story. She's previously been described as having a soft high pitched voice. Susie started out OK But quickly starts whispering Savannah's voice which continues through the rest of the narrative. She even whispers Derek's voice through many passages and chapters. If it wasn't for the fact that I wanted to finish the story, I would have returned this book immediately.