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  • Puddin'

  • By: Julie Murphy
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

The irresistible companion to the number one New York Times best seller Dumplin’. Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster - and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on.
Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you loved Dumplin', you'll love Puddin'!

  • By Elizabeth Weiss on 05-09-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I got this book to find out what was next for Dumplin in hopes to pick up where book 1 left off. But it didn’t so many skipped things and unanswered questions

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Born to Be Wilde

  • The Wildes of Lindow Castle
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there’s only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him. Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he’s chosen a far more suitable bride. But when he learns of Lavinia's desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he’ll find her a prince. As usual, there’s no problem Parth can’t fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By tmariec on 08-21-18

Never fails to keep me entertained

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Love all of her books. The Wilde series is one of my favorites. I can’t wait to see what’s next

  • Her Final Breath

  • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 2
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,117

Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister's killer. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into an investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life. A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhite, suggesting the killer or a copycat could be targeting her personally, she is charged with bringing the murderer to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful, with an admirable protagonist

  • By The Whole Truth on 10-07-15

great book. suspense til the end

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

loved it just as good as the first book if not better just when you think the book can't get any better it does

  • Shadow Spell

  • Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book is a good read but the narrator is HORRIBLE

  • By jenny on 03-27-14

narrator sounded like the leprechaun from Lucky Ch

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I may recommend the book to a friend if they want the second part or a piece of the trilogy for Nora Roberts but I would not recommend listening to It

What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

the narrator was the most disappointing aspect of this audible book he at times sounded like a leprechaun doing the different voices there was really no other difference in the characters voices other than the pitch

How did the narrator detract from the book?

he sounded like a leprechaun not really Irish for Scottish accent but like A cartoon

Was Shadow Spell worth the listening time?

absolutely not at times I just wanted to stop listening but because this is a trilogy and I enjoyed book 1...I kept it going

Any additional comments?

I'm not one that usually gets bad reviews on books or Audible..but being that I know people who have a true Irish Scottish accent hearing this book i was very disappointed

  • Potent Pleasures

  • The Pleasures Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 594

Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful and unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her - not against her will - into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he vanishes. Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. He's rich, titled, and he doesn't remember Charlotte. Worse, he's the subject of some scandalous gossip.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacks Story Substance

  • By Lady M on 05-02-15

loved it

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

Reviewed: 02-02-15

great story line. not a typical romance couldn't stop listening. narrator was great at everything

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,219

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

started off slow but I'm glad I didn't stop

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

Reviewed: 11-07-14

If you could sum up Outlander in three words, what would they be?

Heart grasping listen

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jamie. So strong mentally and physically

Which scene was your favorite?

The hot springs

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Time travelers adventure

Any additional comments?

I usually steer from time travel but this book was great and different in so many ways. I originally started out thinking It was gonna be boring but once characters were established it picked up. In the end I was grateful that the author took the time to establish each one.

  • A Week to Be Wicked

  • Spindle Cove, Book 2
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be...anywhere but Spindle Cove. These unlikely partners have one week: to fake an elopement to convince family and friends they're in love to outrun armed robbers to survive their worst nightmares to travel four hundred miles without killing each other. All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous, Romantic, Delightful

  • By Jonna on 04-25-14

Great listen Charmingly sexy. Minerva made me laugh

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

Reviewed: 11-07-14

Where does A Week to Be Wicked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A very high 9

What other book might you compare A Week to Be Wicked to and why?

Good questions. Can't compare the storyline really.

Have you listened to any of Carolyn Morris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I like her.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No spoilers lol but Minerva's sacrifices

Any additional comments?

I loved this book.. usually second parts of a series are boring but this one was funny charming and kept me wondering what next.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Creatures

  • Beautiful Creatures, Book 1
  • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,265

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • warmed over young adult supernatural fiction

  • By BumbleBee 456 on 12-27-12

loved it!! made me a fan! nothin like the movie

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

Reviewed: 02-07-14

Where does Beautiful Creatures rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really enjoyed this read/listen. There is so much to love about it. The theatrics were refreshing. I will look for more audio books from the this author, this narrarator and producer, lol. I chose this book cause i had watched the movie, but this book is nothing like the movie. They are so different from each other it could be a whole different story. 17 hrs of joy!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Creatures?

The song 16 moons plays instead of just being read, glass breaks, rain sounds. Its like listening in hd.

What about Kevin T. Collins’s performance did you like?

Every bit of his performance was awesome

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Ethans connection with his father, and how the loss of his mother distroyed thier relationship

  • Ruthless

  • House of Rohan Series, Book 1
  • By: Anne Stuart
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 764

Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan. Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won't be swayed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Judy on 03-07-11

Great start,ending seemed a bit rushed.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Ruthless to be better than the print version?

I suppose if you are not much for theatrics this is a great book. It in fact was my first book by anne stuart. I can say Susan Ericksen did a great job narrarating this book. The story line was great my only complaint was that the ending seemed a bit rushed. I had soooo many questions, that I figured would be answered in book two....However thats not the case. This series is based on the Rohan generations, so the storyline changes but the leanage dosnt.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most interesting aspect of this story is the change that love can have on a persons soul, even a so called Devil. The least interesting thing was the sex scenes.

Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

All of the Characters

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed, and snickered a lot.

Any additional comments?

I wouldn't say it's a must read. But I will say its not a waste of time, and its worth listening to in order to get your own opinion

2 of 2 people found this review helpful