LISTENER

Anonymous

  • 935
  • reviews
  • 990
  • helpful votes
  • 1,026
  • ratings
  • OMG Cabo

  • The FYI <3 Series, Book 4
  • By: Elaine Marie
  • Narrated by: Courtney Holly
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Gianna Giordano escaped a horrible marriage in Venice, Italy, only to find herself beginning a new life in Cabo. Soon after she arrives, she lands her first job, along with a few compromising positions with her new boss. However, she doesn’t allow the fling to last long because she thinks she doesn’t deserve happiness with a man like Laurato. When her brother and friends arrive in Cabo for a wedding, Gianna finds her attraction to Laurato hasn’t dissipated, and it seems his hasn’t either. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happens in Cabo?

  • By PATRICIA on 12-14-18

What happens in Cabo?

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Cabo is the 4th in the FYI<3 series and we get to see Gianna as she slowly creeps into her new life. We knew she was in a bad marriage, but in this short, we get her story of what happened. But the bad does not stop her from having feelings for her boss. Laurato too is attracted to Gianna, but she is his employee! Can these two find their happily ever after? As we watch Jillian and Jacques get married with all of our friends from the first three books in the series, we get to enjoy Gianna and Laurato's chance at finding their own happiness. Courtney Holly is a great pick for this new adult story, giving a fresh, young feel to it and making you want to get to Cabo! OMG!

  • WTF Venice

  • The FYI <3 Series
  • By: Elaine Marie
  • Narrated by: Daniel James Lewis
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Thanks to an opportunity provided to him by his friend, lawyer turned model Enrique Munier travels from Paris to Venice to shoot his first commercial. Upon his arrival, he meets the tour guide assigned to him, Alonzo Giordano, and the self-proclaimed player hopes the guide will show him a little more than the beautiful city. What he doesn't plan for is falling hard only to be rejected by the one he wants. How did the man who doesn't do feelings find himself and his life turned upside down? Did the player get played, or could this be the real thing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Text lingo!

  • By PATRICIA on 12-14-18

Text lingo!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I am in love with this series! Every one has put a smile on my face. Venice brings us Enrique who we know is Jillian's best friend. He goes to Venice for his first modeling job. While there, why not look for love? It could be right in front of him! Alonzo is Enrique's tour guide, but could he be more? This is a great story, full of uncertainty, decisions and love. Enrique is a great character, has a lot of love, is full of life, but when things aren't going his way, what should he do? Go back to Paris or stay in Venice and fight for his love? Give this short a listen, and as Daniel Jame Lewis narrates this book, you too will fall in love with these two and Venice!

  • Sealed With a Kiss

  • City Meets Country Series, Book 3
  • By: Mysti Parker, MJ Post
  • Narrated by: Riley Raye
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

There’s only one person Gabriel Castillo has always aspired to be - his father, an expert sea lion trainer at New York Aquarium. Then tragedy strikes. Now he must step into his father’s shoes, take care of his mother, and cut ties in a dead-end relationship. He’s resigned to being single and 100 percent work-focused, until Harper Wheeler arrives. The new tour guide from Kentucky draws him in like a fish on a hook, but he has to concentrate on his job if he wants to continue his father’s legacy. Getting swept up in Harper’s southern charms will just complicate things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic and sweet

  • By PATRICIA on 12-14-18

Romantic and sweet

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

All his life, Gabriel wanted to be like his father, a sea lion trainer, and good provider. When his father unexpectedly dies, he is thrown into the position before he is ready, and has to rise to the occasion. Love is the last thing on his mind. When Harper comes to New York and gets a position at he aquarium though, all bets are off. She is everything he wants. He tries to distance himself, but it's next to impossible. Rachel, Gabriel's ex is not ready to let go of her childhood sweetheart and things get pretty sticky. I love these stories, Harper being from Kentucky and moving to NYC is a huge adjustment, and we get to live that experience with her. We get to visit with other friends we have made through this series. It's always fun to see characters we know adding a layer of cohesiveness as we listen. Harper is a great character, trying to find her way in the big city. Her clumsiness both physically and her ability to learn her new job skills is funny and endearing. Gabriel is a strong character,focused and once he knows what he wants, is determined to achieve it. I loved his way with the kids during sea lion demonstrations finding he is very calming. It's a fun, romantic listen and great addition to the series.

Narrated by Riley Raye, she expertly inserts the Hispanic accent into the story. I loved her voices for the different characters. She made it a very pleasant listen and the story came to life.

  • L8R London

  • FYI <3 Series, Book 2
  • By: Elaine Marie
  • Narrated by: Conner Goff
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

After my brother was killed in a motorcycle race, I made it my life’s goal to end illegal street racing. Yeah, I grew up building and riding with him and his sexy best friend, Roni, but I couldn’t bear to watch these kids endanger their lives the same way my brother had. However, when Roni returned to London to take on The Palace, I forgot all about my mission and focused on her while trying to forget the one night we shared years earlier. Hell, who was I kidding. That one night rocked my world...multiple times. There’s no way in hell I’d forget that night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Roni & Zac Love💘Story! 🏍🏁🏍

  • By Bette H on 12-14-18

Second chances

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Elaine Marie's second book of this series is all about loss, love and second chances. Zack lost his brother, Edwin in a horrible motorcycle accident, and from then on swore off riding his bike. Life is about to change for him when Roni, the love of his life and his brother's best friend comes back home to participate in the race Edwin died in. This short has it all, the second chance at the love they deserve, the emotions of grief and even a cameo of characters from book 1! Connor Goff gave the story a great narration and I enjoyed this short and look forward to the next.

  • Wickingham Way

  • A Harbour Falls Mystery, Book 3
  • By: S.R. Grey
  • Narrated by: Kelley Ernst
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When Maddy Fitch discovers there's a hit out on the love of her life - the handsome, but often secretive Adam Ward - she concludes life with such a powerful man may never be normal. But who wants normal? Not Maddy - mystery writer and sometimes-sleuth. The heart-stopping action begins immediately in Wickingham Way when an attempt is made on Adam's life, prompting the couple to seek refuge at a "safe house." Tucked away in a cabin deep in the heart of Maine, Maddy and Adam fall deeper in love. But their happiness is cut short when someone they care for deeply is kidnapped, by the same organization that wants Adam Ward dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Conclusion!!

  • By Heather Pierce on 12-13-18

Perfect ending to the trilogy!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Each of the books in SR Grey's Harbour Falls series had their own element of suspense, but I think this one has the biggest mysteries and surprises! Maddie finds her dangerous boyfriend, Adam the target of an assassin. Now the race is on to decommision the man in charge, remove the threat and keep Adam safe. But will all the players in this game remain? I loved this book so much, the interconnection of characters, the uncertainty of who to trust and finding the happily ever after. The flow of characters from book to book makes the story comfortable to listen to, like coming home and watching your favorite show. What will happen to Maddie this time? Well, there is a lot of action packed in this story, some scenes with our friends Nate, and Helena and some unexpected allies. It is full of steam, edginess and captivating anticipation leaving me on the edge of my seat. It is the perfect ending to the series, so glad I took the journey!

Kelley Ernst finishes out the trilogy as the voice of the Harbour Falls characters. I love it when the voices remain the same throughout a series, and Kelly did a wonderful job. Her performances gave the story a cohesiveness. It was a pleasure to listen to her!

  • Ribbons & Os

  • By: R.E. Hargrave
  • Narrated by: La Petite Mort, Ruby Rivers
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Carina Anderson has had a craptastic year. From losing her parents in separate freak accidents to finding her boyfriend and BFF engaged in kinky sex games, her general enthusiasm for life has evaporated. It's not a surprise that by the time Christmas rolls around, she's ready to lock her doors and hermit the season away - until a chance encounter forces her outlook to change. With her newfound attitude, Carina takes a wild leap and lands herself in a world she never dreamed of. A world she'll soon find she can't get enough of....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ribbons and Os

  • By blue_river @AudiobookObsession on 12-12-18

Snow melting hot!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

A Christmas gem, RE Hargrave has given us a present we can't do without! This novella is the perfect listen for my quiet time, and it left me wanting more. Carina's chance meeting with Elijah, the doctor from England delves her into a new way of life she never thought of entering. After being hurt by her ex-boyfriend and best friend, she is not looking for love, but Elijah introduces her to bdsm. I love these nuggets RE Hargrave writes. The stories always have a good back story and then have enough steam to leave you wanting the story to go on! This one is no exception. La Petite Mort gives Elijah that English accent so easily fell for, I can see how Carina was drawn in by him! Just keep him talking! With his audio partner Ruby Rivers adding passion and romance to the mix, this short is one you do not want to miss!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • TTYL Paris

  • FYI <3 Series, Book 1
  • By: Elaine Marie
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Go to Paris, you'll find love! I’m Jillian Moore. My entire life, I wanted to follow in my parents’ footsteps and find true, long-lasting love, but unfortunately, it hasn’t happened in the five years I’ve lived here. You’d think in a city with two million people, I’d have crossed paths with the perfect man. Huh! Who am I kidding? However, things changed when I least expected it. I was literally knocked on my ass, but it wasn’t by the sexy man with the gorgeous caramel eyes. No, I’ve been knocked over by a pint-sized, strawberry blonde.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loyalisa30

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-12-18

Loved this gem!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

This may be short, but it is chock full of story! Jillian is living in Paris, the city her parents found love in. Thinking this will never happen to her, Jillian is literally knocked on her butt by the cutest little girl, and who is there with her, but her handsome dad. This well written story lets us live through the budding romance of Jillian and Jaques, and his show stealing daughter! It's a refreshing story of single dad falls for nanny with a few twists. I love Elaine Marie's style of writing, it flows easy and warms your heart. I can't wait for book 2! Nicole Blessing as always, gives a wonderful performance including her male, French accent and little girl voice! It's an extremely satisfying listen.

  • Pearl

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Historical, Book 6
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Pearl Stout is angry. Her parents put her on a train to the Arizona frontier to marry a man she's never met and didn't agree to marry. Pearl's intended is Hilton Pullman, a local reporter for the Tucson Gazette. He's tired of being alone - his parents died when he was young, and his older brother abandoned him after losing his own fiancée. But when that trouble-making brother, Hank, returns right before the wedding, Hilton’s carefully laid plans are thrown into question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet & Enjoyable Story & Awesome Listen🎧

  • By Bette H on 12-10-18

So enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I love this series, each of the books has such great characters. This one features Pearl. She is 17 and sent to be a mail order bride in payment for her father's gambling debts. When she arrives though, the man, Hilton is not the one she is not ready to marry, she is in need of finding a way to support herself. Hilton has provided an apartment for her, but she is determined to make her own way. Hilton's brother, Hank has a draw to Pearl, and when she takes a job as a stagecoach driver, he is there as her protector. And the story really begins. I love Vivi Holt for her strong female based stories. Her women are fearless and will do anything to make sure they can fend for themselves. Strong in this time period is not something we see often, so it is refreshing to have these self made women as they go out, make their way and are able to find their soulmates along the way. Hank is a great character, not nearly as refined as his brother. His qualities far surpass that though and he is wonderful. This is another great standalone story in the series.

Narrated with the talents of Meghan Kelly, we get the real feel of Pearl. Her toughness is evident, her determination and underlying vulnerability is felt straight through Kelly's performance. I love her way of pulling you into the story and giving us the ability to see the story as a movie in your mind.

  • The Girl Behind the Red Door

  • By: Cassie Graham
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett, Steve Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Reed Windsor doesn't do relationships. Though he could charm the pants off any girl he wants, he's not interested. He's always been too captivated by a special someone from his past to get serious with anyone else. Sure, she has no clue he exists, but he's willing to bide his time and convince her he's worth a shot. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tell me something real!

  • By PATRICIA on 12-12-18

Tell me something real!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This book caught me off guard. I didn't know what I was expecting, but once I began listening, I just could not stop. Cassie Graham had me caught up in the lives of Reed and Charlie. Charlie Odet is a woman who has been hurt. Left at the alter, she has used her situation to launch a successful jewelry business. She goes back to school to complete her education and becomes wrapped up in senior, Reed Windsor. What a man, he remembers Charlie from his childhood and has had a crush on her forever. Now is his chance to really get to know her and their relationship slowly builds. This story of love, flirtation, second chances and all around good feelings will make you believe there is someone out there for you. There are definitely a few surprises, but the warmth and feelings this story evokes kept me enraptured til the very end. I loved it and will look for more by Graham.

Sarah Puckett and Steve Campbell nail this narration. Puckett has her emotional voice for this one, as we get to know and live through Charlie's struggles. I love that she can give the feels of uncertainty as well as the warmth of love in her inflections. Campbell is new to me, and I fell in love with his voice. His English accent along with his intonation and cadence sucked me in and had me in love with Reed from the first meeting. The two together are magic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oceanside

  • Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances, Book 3
  • By: Michelle Mankin
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Rock star legend, Ashland Keys should be on top of the world, but the blond blue-eyed SoCal surfer is disillusioned with fame, done with drugs, bored with the groupies, and sick of all the fake f--ckery. A rising star, Fanny Bay is nominated for best original song in the same category as the Dirt Dogs band, but the novel redhead with the corkscrew curls and the slight Canadian accent would prefer to chart a course with a different destination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such an amazing story!

  • By PATRICIA on 12-11-18

Such an amazing story!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Each story in this series is so full of hope and emotion that I am fulfilled when the book ends! Michelle Mankin has let us get to know Ashland, the drummer for the dirty dogs. He is a complex man, not just a hot rock star and loves hard when he falls. Fanny is an up and coming singer and when she meets Ash, their attraction is instant. But when Ash doesn't show up for a date, Fanny moves on. Now 2 years later, on the run with her sister, Fanny finds herself in the arms of Ash. Will this second chance find their happily ever after? Michelle Mankin writes a provocative story. She includes managing a lifelong illness, as well as dealing with abusive parents. We even get a touch of mental illness, all things that are too prevalent in today's world and are sensitively approached in the story. I love the ensemble cast with Linc, Simone, Ramon and Karen along with Ash, Fanny and Holly creating that feeling of love and family. It's a great story and finishes the trilogy beautifully.

Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross created the characters in this trilogy and with their talent kept the consistency of voices in all three books. It made the story a pleasure to listen to knowing which character is speaking. This duo continually brings their "A" game to the story and keeps a listener glued to their earbuds.