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  • The Billionaire's Triplets, Book 3: The Fake Fiance

  • By: Mia Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Hailey Bishop was used to low expectations, accepting whatever the world’s tides sent her way. She had a boyfriend, a best friend, and a degree in library sciences, although no job yet. If Brian ever proposed, she'd probably say yes. Then Hailey got the "letter", unexpectedly, from a sister at the orphanage in which she'd grown up. It revealed the name of her birth mother. It took Hailey only a few Google searches to find Annabel Edwards, who was semi-famous and living in Spain. Hailey not only had a mother, but two sisters who each had triplets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Story!

  • By Virginia on 09-28-18

An interesting story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

The story touches on a little bit of everything from love, betrayal leading up to drama and suspense. It starts out a little slow but builds up as one woman is in search of the family she knew nothing about to a man who is about to lose it all. The plot has a few issues I have a hard time believing a woman would go where she knows no one with little or no money and picks up a man in a bar. In today’s time you would be a fool to do that. But the author does made it interesting.

The narrator did a great job bring the story to life, there were a few places where there were some repeating of words but it doesn’t take away from the listen. There are no background noise, no volume changes. The characters voices are good you always know who is talking and what they are feeling.

This was a pleasant listen that I did enjoy. I didn’t care much for a few of the characters but some do grow on you. All in all a good audio.

  • Crazy for Her

  • A K2 Team Novel, Book 1
  • By: Sandra Owens
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

When his best friend and fellow Navy SEAL, Evan Prescott, died in his arms on the battlefield, Logan Kincaid gave his word to watch over Evan's widow. But for two years he kept his distance... torn between honoring his solemn vow and succumbing to his secret love for his fallen comrade's wife. But when Dani Prescott desperately reaches out to Logan for the help only he can give, he rushes to her side - determined to fight for her safety as fiercely as he fights against his own buried desire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Romantic Suspense

  • By Rusty on 10-17-17

Outstanding, exciting, heart stopping, suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

What an intense plot with suspense, action, danger and romance. Two Navy SEAL were best friends both see a girl and both fall for her within minutes. The one who saw her first got the girl, the friend wouldn’t have stood in the way but lord how he wanted her. He loves her from afar for many years, watching as she and his friend build a life together, being happy for them but still wishing he was her man. Years go by they are on an op that goes bad with bad Intel leaving one dead and the other wishing he was. He made a promise to take care of his friend’s wife who he just found out was pregnant. Feeling that he was the reason his friend died and wishing he could have taken his place, he did his duty by her but never went to see her. The guilty is slowly killing him. Time goes on, and he gets a call for help from her, he made a promise he must keep. What he finds is a crazy man saying that he is her husband but all know that cannot be for he died in his arms. What follows is a story that will make your hair stand up as one stranger tries his best to get the woman and her child for his own.

The narrators did an outstanding job pulling the reader in, I found no volume change as one ended and the other took over. They both really put emotion into their characters giving a very entertaining listen. It was very easy to know who was talking and what they were feeling, their many different character voices were outstanding making you feel like you are right there watching the scenes unfold. There are no repeating of words, no background noises and no volume changes. My heart beat fast as danger was near, they really pulled off a heart stopping listen that held me captivated from beginning to end.

The author knows her stuff from the danger, excitement, suspense and romance. My heart went out to both of these characters for so many years they lost as well as the love one they both lost. I found myself smiling, laughing and almost in tears a few times. I can’t tell you just how much the story touched me. The plot is wonderful with many twists and turns that hold your attention. It was a story I didn’t want to end, I fell so in love with these characters and all they had to go through. It really pulls on your heartstrings in so many ways. I will listen to this again and have picked it for one of my favorite listens this year.

  • Savage Hunger

  • Heart of the Jaguar, Book 1
  • By: Terry Spear
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

The Amazon jungle holds many dangers, as Kathleen McKnight well knows after her mission to bring down a drug cartel goes horribly wrong, leaving her the only survivor on her team. Determined to find the mysterious man who saved her, she returns to the jungle a year later only to find it holds more secrets than she could have ever imagined. Since saving Kathleen, jaguar shifter Connor Anderson hasn't been able to get her out of his mind. When she returns to the jungle to seek him out, he only knows one thing: that he must claim her for his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By cherylM on 03-26-15

great suspenseful listen

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I really got into this story from the sifters to the one who can’t forget the jaguar as one of them can’t forget her. When Kathleen is caught by a drug lord she is at her wits in wondering how things could go so wrong. This was supposed to be an easy in do the take down and get out all alive. It looks like someone they know changed sides and wants Kathleen out of the picture. In return, she loses all her man and is about to come face to face with the man in charge. What could he want with her, she is about to find out when she hears a jaguars growl and all kind of noises going on around her. Next things she knows is there is the handsomest man she has ever seen has come to save her. She learns he has a jaguar which captivates her. She can’t forget them even a year later when she is out of the military she decides to go back to the scene in hopes of finding the man and his cat. This is where things get very interesting with danger, a hunt and killers along with the drug lord who has never gotten Kathleen.

The narrator has no trouble pulling the listener in making you picture the scene before you. Her character voices are wonderful from her male to her female ones. Her character voices fits the character, and she brings true emotion to her audio. There are no background noises, no volume changes and no repeating of words. Her audio is very clear and clean taking the listener away to a magic place where people shift into a powerful cat. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. It was a wonderful listen from start to finish. I can’t wait to listen to more of her work.

The author knows how to pull her reader in bring a wonderful plot full of mystery, danger and romance. I loved the characters the way they played out, the danger and the mystery. The romance is very steamy and hot. I really liked the characters and how the author builds up to the ending. I can’t wait to listen to more of her stories.

  • Whispers in Time

  • The Green Lady Inn, Book 2
  • By: Brenda M Spalding
  • Narrated by: Eliza Wethers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Visions of the past lead to the discovery of a lost family treasure. Megan's gift is getting stronger, and she is hearing voices warning her of dangers to come. A valuable painting is stolen from the Longstreet Gallery. She has unexpected guests at the Green Lady Inn, could one of them be a thief and a murderer? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable suspenseful listen

  • By Cyn on 12-08-18

Enjoyable suspenseful listen

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I thought this was a great addition to the series. I got to visit with some old characters I loved and got to meet some new ones. I enjoyed the mystery, suspense and the romance. The characters are easy to like, Megan is a sweet woman who hasn’t visit her grandmother for a while, life is busy, she meant to. When she learns her grandmother died she goes home only to find mystery about herself and her grandmother. Could this be murder and is someone trying to kill her.

The narrator did a good job, loved her character voices and the emotion she gives them. Her normal voice is pleasant, but she reads a little too fast she does bring the character to life. She truly made me believe in the danger, excitement, and even gave me a few chills. The audio was clear, no background noises. She really put emotion into the characters, pausing when she needed to. Her tones were right even her old voices were delightful. I had no trouble believing what I was listening to. I thought her performance with the character was outstanding.

I really enjoyed the listen and look forward to more books in this series. The author did a great job keeping the reader in suspense and guessing who did what is hard. The plot was great keep the reader entertained.

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  • Hope: Bride of New Jersey

  • American Mail-Order Brides Series, Book 3
  • By: Amelia C. Adams
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In this faithful Jane Eyre retelling, Hope Middleton was all but thrown away by the family that was supposed to care for her. Now on her own, she loses her job when the factory where she worked burned to the ground. With no other alternatives, she answers an advertisement for a mail-order bride and travels to Newark, New Jersey, expecting a simple life in a quiet community. Instead, she is thrown into the middle of the dark mystery that surrounds her enigmatic fiancé, with only the chance of falling in love as her saving grace.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Dorothy Dooley on 11-03-18

Great addtion

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I thought this was a great twist to an old story bring life to a book I dearly loved. The author did a wonderful job in giving hope and showing how love overcomes everything. There is darkness that will bring light. I thought the plot was great and the characters wonderful. It is a great addition to the mail order bride series.

Meghan Kelly is a very talented narrator that brings so much to the story. I really enjoy her many different voices that she delivers with such emotion. There is no repeat of words or any changes in volume, no background noises. You have no trouble knowing what each character feeling or who is taking. Her tones are right on the money giving a very in depth feeling of emotion which include anger, confusion, feeling of lost, lonely, pain, happiness and lots of smiles and a few laughs. I enjoyed how she really shows the sparks flying between these two as well as how bullheaded they both were. Her female voices are just as great as her males, giving an in-depth deep voice or a smooth as sweet sexy one. Each are wonderful as she pulls you in giving a very highly entertaining listen. This is a very clean, crisp audio that is very realistic that you almost feel like you are watching a movie. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. It has been a pleasure watching this narrator grow and learn how to really grab the true characters giving you a delightful wonderful listen you get lost in.

  • Secluded with My Hellion

  • Linked Across Time, Book 10
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: David Wayman
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Lady Odessa Lynwood has loved the Earl of Havenwood since she was a young girl. He is her brother's best friend and their nearest peerage neighbor. She is tired of him avoiding her and decides to do something about it. There isn't a doubt in her mind that he loves her too; however, she doesn't understand why he's denying it. She leaves Kingbridge, her family home, on the brink of a snowstorm to confront him.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short sweet and to the point, fun listen

  • By Cyn on 12-08-18

Short sweet and to the point, fun listen

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

A short fun listen that was very entertaining, I have listened to everyone in this series and have totally loved them all. This is a great addition, it is short sweet and to the point. I did think the ending was too fast but that is the way short stories usually go. Odessa has picked her man but her man has a family curse on the woman they marry he won’t take the chance of losing her. She won’t give up until she has what she wants. The two are at odds and only one will come out the winner. If Odessa wins than so does Gavin but at what cost.

The narrator did a wonderful job with his character voices putting the right tones with the emotions. Pulling the listener in giving a highly entertaining listen. I always knew who was talking, what they were feeling. There are no repeating of words, no volume change, if any breaks were taken I could not tell. I thought he really brought the story to life. I do wish it was longer but it was a great performance that I totally enjoyed.

I loved the plot and the characters, I thought it really added to the series. I do wish it has been longer the ending came too fast.

  • Always My Viscount

  • Ever Beloved, Book 2
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Katz
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Donovan Turner, viscount of Warwick, is a charming reprobate. It's all an act to cover the tatters of his broken heart. Lady Estella Simms was forced into exile by her wicked stepfather without any means of support. With what little funds she has, she takes on a venture no other lady would consider to survive - smuggling. In a twist of fate, Donovan ends up as a stowaway on board Estella's ship and too drunk to recall how. Finding Estella is the last thing he expected, but something for which he secretly hoped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A touching read with heart

  • By Cyn on 12-08-18

A touching read with heart

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Years ago women did not always get to pick who they married for Estella this is true, her stepfather wants her to marry an old man, she doesn’t, he does nothing for her and even scares her. She has picked the man she wants, he adores her but this is not to be. If she doesn’t marry the man her stepfather picks then she will be exiled and left with no money. She has little choice her dye has been cased, but she won’t take this lying down. She must give up the man she loves, breaking his heart making him a totally different man. They both move on in different direction heartbroken one and the other not giving in to the demands, she will turn her life around and won’t let her stepfather get the upper hand. He feels sure once he sends her away it will not be long before she gives in to his demands. This is a story of love that will outlive time and how these two find their way back to each other the hard way.

The narrator does a wonderful job on narration making you feel the emotion that each character goes through. Her character voices are great, you always know who is talking and what they are feeling. There are no repeating of words, no volume changes. She delivers a delight performance that pulls you in taking you back in time to a time when life wasn’t so easy and women didn’t have choices. I really didn’t want the story to end and had trouble putting it down.

The author has a way with words, writing in a way that pulls the reader in making you apart of the story. The plot was great, her characters strong but with weakness. It was a joy to watch them overcome their issues and coming together, showing that love can last a lifetime no matter what life throws at you. I can’t wait for the next one in this series.

  • Alien Affairs

  • By: Scott Skipper
  • Narrated by: Heidi Allred
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Even later presidents were denied the truth about the Roswell incident, but under the directorship of Allen Dulles, the CIA determined the terrible purpose of the aliens' invasion by deciphering a reading device recovered from the crash site. Seventy years later they are coming back to finish the job and one woman is forced into the role of humanity's spokesperson because her uncle, who cracked the alien language, taught it to her as a child.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining and enjoyable, fun listen

  • By Cyn on 12-08-18

Very entertaining and enjoyable, fun listen

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This is a cute fun read with a surprising twist which was very enjoyable. Some facts are true with the author throwing a twist in to make it interesting. There are always lots of question about aliens but never any answers, the author gives you answers which are fun and entertaining. I got many laughs and smiles, it is an audio that I would listen too again.

The narrator does a wonderful job at narration. Really the only issue I have is with the welcoming word come, to me the way it was said just didn’t work. Her character voices were great, the emotions she puts into it makes you feel what the characters are going through. There are no repeating of words, no volume changes and if any breaks were taken I could not tell. The narrator gives many hours of entertainment and joy. She made this a fun listen that I truly enjoyed.

I thought the author did a great job of pulling the reader, I really didn’t want to put it down. I do have a major issue with the welcoming word but beside that I thought it was a thrilling fun read. He made the story believable with likable characters and a plot that could very well be true. The plot is based on what one has made and will take it back. They made humans now they want to end the line. This could be the end of earth it is left up to one person to do some fast talking to find out what these aliens want and how to stop them from achieving their goal.

  • Picture Perfect Murder

  • The Ransom Walsh Series, Book 1
  • By: Rusty Ellis
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. O'Donnell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Sin City has it all. Including a serial killer targeting police officers and their families. Given the stakes, former homicide detective Ransom Walsh can’t afford to stay on the sidelines. The city he served for 20 years hasn’t slowed down since retirement, and his skills as a former homicide detective are needed now more than ever. Ransom teams up with his former partner, Leesa Gardner, to chase down the murderer before another devastating blow is struck against the community and law enforcement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Picture Perfect

  • By jey cee on 12-06-18

Thrills, chills, excitment, a wonderful listen

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

The name fits this story to a T, as I started listening to this I set in shock thinking oh my lord how strange but as I was pulled in I felt like this could have been a true story. It is mind blow how this killer kills and stages the scene. You are left with so many questions until the author lays out the secrets he holds. It is chilling, thrilling and very scary and holds your attention from the start.
The narrator had me in the palm of his hands from the start as he lays out a terrorizing story that pulls you in making you step back and really think. He paints the picture that author gives making you close your eyes as you take it all in seeing what he is saying in vivid detail. I thought he did a wonderful job with the character voices both male and female it was easy to tell who was talking and what they were feeling. He gives true emotions that makes your heart stop and then beat faster as he lays it out. There were no background noises, no repeating of words, and no volume changes just a very clean and clear audio that I couldn’t put down. He really bought the story to life for me making it very easy to picture it and feel like I was there watching. I look forward to listening to more of his work.
The author did a great job laying out the plot giving a few surprising twists and turns. I loved the mystery and it did take me a little time to work out who and what. He is keeping his cards close giving few clues and really holds your interest. I had no trouble feeling the emotions of his characters and the chilling facts of the story. This is one story that makes you really setup and listen and could have been out of the headlines of the news. It was totally enjoyable, I loved the mystery. This is one author that has no problem holding your attention with a story I couldn’t put down.

  • The Sheriff Catches a Bride

  • By: Cora Seton
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

When county sheriff Cab Johnson gets a hunch, he's learned to trust it, and his hunch tells him Rose Bellingham is in a peck of trouble. Bad enough he's in love with her, bad enough she's already engaged to Jason Thayer. He's got to figure out what she's hiding before he loses her for good. Rose can't stand one more person meddling in her business, even if that person is a handsome, eligible sheriff. She's been controlled for far too long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Loved the plot, danger and mystery

  • By Cyn on 11-10-18

Totally Loved the plot, danger and mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I really enjoyed this audio from the romance to the danger the author pulls you in taking you on an adventure you won’t forget for some time. Rose is a wonderful character so full of life but with so many trying to control it she is left with little choice but to let them. That is until the day comes she has had enough which adds to a turn of events that makes her finally lose that tight control she has been holding on to. It leads to a chain reaction that will turn her world upside down. Jason and her must set down and work out their relation which isn’t easy on Cab who has been waiting in the wings for so many years. When a mystery woman comes on the scene leading danger right to their doorstep leaving a town in dismay and people running for their lives.

The narrator was really good the only issue I have with her narration is when she ends a sentence she kind of drags it and I didn’t like the way she said Autumn at first I thought she was saying Adam and was confused if this was male or female. Beside that it was an outstanding listen that held my attention and I didn’t want to put it down. There are no repeating of words, no volume changes and no background noises just a clean, clear listen. Her male and female characters are good, easy to understand and tell who is talking. She gives true emotions to her characters that you can feel what they are feeling. She really gave the audio life through her voice and emotions.

I just loved Cab he is strong and demanding but still very gentle and loving. He loves to take care of people which gets him in trouble with Rose. Jason I didn’t care too much for him at first but once you get to understand him and what he is up to he grows on you. His father humm he had me saying some very nasty words I doubt I could be as nice to him as she was. Rose is a wonderful character and Mia just broke my heart. I felt I knew these ladies and just where they are coming from. I doubt you can listen to this story without some strong feeling and emotions. I really enjoyed getting to know all these characters a few I really liked and some not so much. It is a very emotional listen from many points and I feel you will totally enjoy this as the author pulls you in taking over your mind with many hours of pleasure as the story comes to life with many twists and turns you won’t see coming and a few surprises along the way. I loved the plot, the characters, it was thrilling, with adventure, a few shocks and some thrills. This will be an audio that I will listen too again. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have.