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  • Ghosted

  • By: J. M. Darhower
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 819

He's a troubled young actor, Hollywood's newest heartthrob, struggling with fame as the star of the latest superhero franchise. Through scandal after scandal, addiction on top of addiction, a flurry of paparazzi hunt him as he fights to conquer his demons. She's a single mother, assistant manager at a grocery store, existing in monotony with her five-year-old daughter. Every day when she goes to work, lurid tabloids surround her, the face of a notorious bad boy haunting her from their covers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!! Full of solid storytelling & emotions

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 01-10-18

The makings of a bad boy celebrity crush

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

I really liked this book, so much that I lost sleep. The characters are fleshed out, the story is exciting, and the longing between these two never quits. It's a fast paced book and a great absorbing read. I was looking for something on the lighter side and this fit the bill! Best of all - it was on sale. Recommend!

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,240

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Emily - Audible on 07-17-15

Hypnotic, Sexy, Stalker

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

It's been a long while since i've found a book on audible that I couldn't put down. This is that book. Joe Goldberg is obsessed with Beck's - absolutely, certifiably obsessed with Beck's. This is a fast paced erotic thriller. Santino Fontana narrates this story to perfection. I couldn't imagine a better voice. He brings Joe's longing, anxiety, sexual frustration and his desire to possess to life. This story is told entirely from Joe's perspective. Joe is a stalker and he is dangerous and sexy. I lost sleep and to my chagrin, I was seduced by Joe, a psychopath and madman. I think this is the best story I've heard in years. 5 stars all around.

  • The Deal

  • By: Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Lorelei Avalon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735

She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy.... Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice, even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book, not thrilled with the narration...

  • By Nancy Nurse on 11-05-15

More than just YA Romance

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

Would you listen to The Deal again? Why?

yes absolutely, this story had substance. It was more than just your typical romance dealing with some pedestrian drama. This story delved into Hannah's past and her struggles and really took something traumatic and gave the reader perspective. Her character grows and becomes stronger throughout the course of the story. I think it was a fantastic listen and it was way more than I expected.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hannah - she is smart, independent and strong. She allows herself to be seen, to be vulnerable and put her trust into the hands of someone she initially hated.

Which character – as performed by Lorelei Avalon – was your favorite?

I have to admit not loving the narration. It wasn't unlistenable by any means but it just didn't add to the audio. The story is strong enough and has enough hooks in place to keep you thoroughly engaged. Had the narrator been stronger this would audio would have blown it out of the park.

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

When Garrett turns from annoying hockey bro to mildly entertaining guy. When Garrett turns from mildly entertaining guy to friend. When Garrett turns from friend to loyal trusted guard and confident. When Garret turns down all others for Hannah and she's totally oblivious to his puppy dog crush. His character when from annoying cocky frat bro TO sweet, concerned, loving and honest friend.

Any additional comments?

This was a nice surprise and I highly recommend. The story is funny and entertaining, and HOT, and deep. It's a slow burn kind of romance (my fav) cause when they finally come together the spark is intense.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sincerely, Carter

  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Joseph Discher, Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684

Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we hated each other. We've been there for one another through first kisses and first times, and we've been each other's constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other.) Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we've never crossed the line. Never thought about it. Never wanted to...until one night changed everything. At least, it should've....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • addicting!

  • By Lunar Ryuu on 12-17-15

Heartwarming, sexy book about best friends

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

Where does Sincerely, Carter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

for the rom-com reader, this is a good find. and if you like slow burn type listens, then this is a slow burn with some hot scenes. Carter and Arizona's (Ari for short) relationship is centered in being best friends since the 4th or 5th grade (an ongoing debate in their dialogue). They share everything with each other, talk everyday, and spend copious amounts of time together so it's only inevitable that these two characters eventually hook up. Of course this book is a hyper exaggeration of friends hooking up and everything working out. The story is set up so that the stars are aligned , well mostly aligned, so all ends well for these two! But that's why I liked this book. I want a feel good story with a happy ending. God only knows that when I hooked up with my very good friend many many moons ago, things didn't end great and I don't think they do for most. Oh, I digress. Feel good book. Yes, a fun listen and I enjoyed it very much!

Have you listened to any of Joseph Discher and Jennifer O'Donnell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first time listening to these narrators and they did an excellent job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, absolutely! I loved their friendship and how it changed over the course of one summer. The dialogue highlighted the comfort they had with each other while navigating sexual feelings, new emotions and uncertainty about their friendship.There was a lot of denial for these two even though they clearly had feeling for each other for a very long time.

Any additional comments?

I liked this book! It has it all - a solid friendship, sexual tension, good sex scenes all wrapped up in a fun sweet story!

  • The Skeleton in the Closet

  • Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887

A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone...even a dead someone...must have witnessed the crime. Her ghostly sidekick, Frankie, warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancé, Ellis' brother, is back with an agenda of his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Beatrice on 01-14-16

Sweet, Quirky and Southern Ghost Mystery!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

What did you love best about The Skeleton in the Closet?

The first thing that came to mind was the Stookie Stackhouse series by Charlene Harris. If you enjoyed Sookie's crazy tales then you'll like this series. It's similar yet different enough to keep you entertained!

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

I love her gangster ghost Frankie. He allows her see what other ghosts see, and becomes her friend and guide. Even though he's sort of stuck with her and doesn't have much of a choice but to hang with her. I like that their situation turns into a light friendship.

What does Tavia Gilbert bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

oh she's great. her voice is perfect for this character!

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

no, not extreme but I am enjoying the book. it's fun and entertaining and i am plan to listen to the the remainder of the series at this point. that says something right? I've listened to 2 audios in less than 1 week.

Any additional comments?

if you liked the sookie stackhouse series then i think you'll like this book. There is a tiny bit of romance and the set up is really good. The main character Verity and her former fiancés brother Ellis have potential. There are enough kisses and lingering moments to know it's only going to get better. Add their tension to the mix of drama: Ellis' brother, mother, his family legacy and Verity skunk pet and you have a very fun story. Enjoy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Primates of Park Avenue

  • Adventures Inside the Secret Sisterhood of Manhattan Moms
  • By: Wednesday Martin Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 764

Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lord, Someone Help These People

  • By Elizabeth on 06-04-15

own your elitism

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

the main character was a pain in the ass. I enjoyed the anthropological musings - honestly that was the best part of this book. The worst part was hearing about the author's disdain of a culture she actually wanted to be part of and secretly embraced. she was a fan on park avenue snobbery and had she just owned it, I would have enjoyed this audio more. instead it was following the story of a complainer who just wanted to be at the top of the pecking order. it got old and I was annoyed that she justified all her angst and eventual acceptance behind theoretical jargon. just own it and don't waste my time on needing a birkin bag to keep up with the jones.

Has Primates of Park Avenue turned you off from other books in this genre?

yes absolutely. there was very little humor in this book. the author took herself way to serious.

Any additional comments?

not worth a credit - watch odd mom out instead. it's funny and makes fun of this "lifestyle"

  • Enchantment

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333

As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last 25 years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, while immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and engaging.

  • By Jana on 02-03-09

Magic!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

What made the experience of listening to Enchantment the most enjoyable?

Stefan Rudnicki did a great job narrating this imaginative and creative take on sleeping beauty. This story had it all- it's a story of magic, love, good vs. evil and destiny. I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did. It took me about 2 hours to get totally and completely sucked in!

Any additional comments?

Worth the credit!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rule

  • A Marked Men Novel
  • By: Jay Crownover
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Michael Rahhal
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want - and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An opposites attract love story......

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 10-23-13

Loving this series

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

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

I've flown through most of this series in the last 2 weeks, and I highly recommend. I'm on Rowdy (book 5) and the Marked Men series is yummy, interesting, addicting and hot!

My friend at work recommended this series and I'm so glad she did. Each book walks us through the story of a different tattoo artist (with the exception of book 2 where Jet is a local rock star) in Denver, Colorado. The characters are all well developed, and likable.

What did you like best about this story?

What I like most about the story is that each new audiobook builds on the last, so now that I've begun listening to book 5, I have gotten to know this gang of cool artists living life and loving hard in the Rocky Mountains.

Have you listened to any of Sophie Eastlake and Michael Rahhal ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time I've heard them and they do a great job!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, absolutely. And I have lost some major sleep listening to this series.

Any additional comments?

If you like book 1, then just purchase the whole series. It's one continuous good story!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rosie Effect

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,319

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because - surprise! - Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the first one....

  • By Julie on 09-23-15

Sadly dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No unfortunately not. I loved the Rosie Project - I thought it was such a smart, fresh, different take at courtship and romance. It was very original. This follow-up felt forced, rushed and wasn't in any way interesting. I found Rosie super irritating and Don for all his planning got himself into one stupid situation after another.

What does Dan O'Grady bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He does a great job narrating the story.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

a better storyline.

Any additional comments?

Given the reviews, either you will find this follow-up story of Don and Rosie hilarious or you will be sadly disappointed. If you loved the Rosie Project, then you kinda have to go for it and try it out for yourself.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Descendants

  • By: Kaui Hart Hemmings
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,138

Matthew King was once considered one of the most fortunate men in Hawaii. His missionary ancestors who came to the islands were financially and culturally progressive - one even married a Hawaiian princess, making Matt a royal descendant and one of the state’s largest landowners. But now his luck has changed. His two daughters are out of control - 10-year-old Scottie has a smart-ass attitude and a desperate need for attention and 17-year-old Alex is a recovering drug addict.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Try it, you'll love it!

  • By Pamela Harvey on 07-04-11

Unexpected! Loved this book.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Where does The Descendants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's at the top of the list. I was not expecting to love this book; the writing is simple and powerful, the characters realistic, and the Hawaiian setting perfect to hold a story about loss, grief and reclaiming the past.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Matthew king's character. He's a bit of a sleeper and slowly wakes to some hard truths and realities. I particularly liked that his character is both gentle and strong.

What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

He has a nice smooth voice. It fit with my imagine of George Clooney as Matthew king.

Any additional comments?

I purchased this audio sometime ago after seeing and enjoying the movie, and just never got around to listening to it. The book is even better and I enjoyed every moment of it. This book kinda wowed me and am now recommending it to all my friends.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful