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Shauna Ambriz

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  • Without Merit

  • A Novel
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 717

In Colleen Hoover's gripping novel, reminiscent of the best-selling works of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes, a young woman decides to reveal the dark secrets of her seemingly happy family before she leaves them behind, but when her escape plan fails, she must deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Will Not Disappoint!

  • By Christie on 10-28-17

Absolutely addictive!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Without Merit is without a doubt the best audio book I've listened to this year! I literally couldn't stop listening, and when did have to stop listening, I found myself thinking about the it. I highly recommend this audiobook!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Drawn

  • By: Lilliana Anderson
  • Narrated by: Amy Soakes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Have you ever felt so drawn to someone, that you will put up with anything to be with them? That's how I feel when I'm around him. Most of the time, I want to hate him. I want to stay as far away from him as possible. He's so cocky and arrogant. And he gets in the way and tells me what to do. He's all things that I normally detest in a man. But, when we're alone...I can't even think for myself - the pull is that intense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Shauna Ambriz on 05-24-17

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

I was Hooked from the beginning and couldn't stop listening to this audiobook! The narrator was great and the story took me on emotional ride. A must listen audiobook!

  • Eighteen (18)

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

He wants things from me. Dirty things, nasty things, forbidden things. And I have to give in. His attention is completely inappropriate, but I can't say no. The way he looks at me...the way he watches me through my bedroom window...the way he drags me deeper and deeper into his completely forbidden fantasy just...turns me on. He knows it turns me on. He holds all the power. He holds all the cards. He holds my entire future in his hands. I have to give in. Because Mr. Alesci is my teacher. And I need everything he's offering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JA Huss is on point!

  • By Misty on 07-01-16

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

What did you love best about Eighteen (18)?

I could NOT put it down! I was stuck like glue from the beginning to end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved Shannon, but Mateo was hot as sin!

Which character – as performed by Ava Erickson – was your favorite?

Ava did a great job with all the characters, she has an amazingly clear voice and helps you to feel the emotions behind the words.

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

Real and RAW!

Any additional comments?

If you are looking a sizzling story you have found it!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ugly Love

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Deacon Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, difficult listening

  • By Michelle on 05-20-15

Loves it!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

A beautiful story! I can't even describe how the story made me feel. I can only tell you that Colleen Hoover can write one hell of a story and these narrators are absolutely amazing this is a must listen audiobook.

  • Andromeda's Reign

  • Moonrising, Book 2
  • By: K. S. Haigwood, Anne Conley
  • Narrated by: B.D. McMonnies
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

The alpha lion of Las Vegas, Ace Keller, has luck on his side, at the poker table and with the ladies, calling bluffs and breaking hearts whenever the notion strikes him. After bonding with the alpha wolf of Montgomery, Alabama, fate flips Ace's simple world upside down when he finds himself desiring only one woman in his life - Andromeda. But not only does he want her, he needs her touch in order to live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Andromeda's Reign

  • By MANI on 01-11-17

Five ROARING Stars

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

Holy cow! What a wild ride!

Five roaring stars!

Andromeda's Reign picks up right where Midnightmoon Rising leaves off, and does not disappoint. As Ace and Andromeda begin to understand the bond that they share we are taken on a wild ride.

Ace Keller is the ultimate sexy alpha male and it is safe to say that I am in love with the giant lion. I was actually surprised that I felt so strongly for Ace, as I was all about Phoenix in the beginning, but after seeing him and Andromeda together I am 100% team Ace.

Writing this review actually presents challenges because I am afraid of giving too much away. One of the things that makes this book so amazing is the fact that it keeps you on edge. K.S Haigwood & Anne Conley are great at grabbing your attention and holding you hostage until the very last word.

If you like an audiobook that has awesome characters, steamy scenes, and humor this audiobook is for you.

B.D McMonnies is the narrator for Andromeda's Reign. He is absolutely amazing! His voice is like smooth rich chocolate. Pure yummyness! I just couldn't get enough of his words. He even did a great job at narrating Andrea's Point of view. He also gave secondary characters their own voices which made the story flow beautifully. This is a narrator I hope we hear more from in the future.

An amazing continuation to an already awesome story. I highly recommend Andromeda's Reign and can barely wait for more from this series.

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  • Midnight Moonrising

  • By: K. S. Haigwood, Anne Conley
  • Narrated by: Pyper Down
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Mena wants the master vampire of Montgomery, Alabama, but the wolf inside her wants the human homicide detective working the case of the man she murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 01-27-17

5 magical Stars

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

Midnight moon rising is one of the best paranormal books I have ever read. Packed full of wolves, vampires, witches, shifters, and a crazy web of a story I was hooked from the beginning.

Mena, newly found pack leader is learning to become not only a Wolfe, but an alpha Wolfe and she has some very interestingly funny conversations within her head that had me laughing out loud.

Phoenix, Alex, Rowel, and Ace help to set the pages on fire! These steamy men among with others bring some heat and leave you wanting more.

A love triangle develops, murders happen, and you are taken on a wild ride!

I don't want to give too much away, but I will tell you this audiobook is packed full of amazingly developed characters, details that paint vivid pictures, and a storyline that you can't help but get sucked into. Just when you think you have the story figured it out, you are completely thrown for a loop, and are taken in a completely different direction.

K.S Haigwood & Anne Conley created a story unlike any other. I highly recommend you give Midnight Moonrising a listen!

Pyper Down is a great narrator. Her voice is very pleasant to listen to and it is clear that she connects to each character. She truly helped the characters come to life.

Definitely a five star story! I'm off to listen to the next in the series Andromeda's Reign!


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  • Sharing You

  • A Novel
  • By: Molly McAdams
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Twenty-three-year-old Kamryn Cunningham has left behind a privileged, turbulent past for the anonymity of small-town life. Busy with her new bakery, she isn't interested in hook-ups or fix-ups. Then she meets the very sexy, very married Brody. Though she can't deny the pull between them, Kamryn isn't a cheater and she's not good at sharing. Twenty-six-year-old Brody Saco may be married, but he isn't happy. When his girlfriend got pregnant six years ago, he did the right thing…and he's been paying for it ever since.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Story!

  • By Shauna Ambriz on 08-16-14

What a Story!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-14

Any additional comments?



***received this audiobook for exchange for my honest review***
***review written for Books, Chocolate, and Lipgloss Audio Book Blog***


Kamryn Cunningham, the daughter of a wealthy family, has had her entire life planned out for her. Every detail from her clothes and hair, to the man she is expected to marry, her family has it planned. Having enough of her scripted life, Kamryn runs away and becomes KC, the bakery owner. Kamryn is happy making cupcakes, she is living her dream, and loving her reclaimed life. Everything is going smoothly until she meets an off limits married man, a man she can’t live without.

Brody Saco is broken, a shell of the man he once was, and in a horrible marriage Brody is stuck. Tragedy, guilt, and the desire to do the right thing has kept Brody unhappy and defeated. It was Brody’s desire to do the right thing that landed him in his loveless marriage from the beginning. Years later Brody is miserable, but doesn’t have the heart to end things with his wife, until he meets the one woman he can’t resist, Kamryn.

The pull between Kamryn and Brody is so strong it is impossible for them to ignore, and so they enter into a relationship full of secrets, heartache, and love.

What a story!! Consumed from the beginning, I could not get enough of Sharing You. Molly McAdams has a way of pulling you into her stories, and making you feel right along with her characters.

I absolutely adore Kamryn, she is so genuine, sweet and caring with her hidden southern charm. The passion she felt for Brody was addicting, and I found myself not bothered by his marriage, or the fact that cheating is wrong. I wanted KC to get her happy ending at any cost. Kamryn’s character was narrated by the amazing Emily Durante. Emily captured each of KC’s emotions perfectly from confusion and anger, to pure bliss, her emotions were transparent. As KC is from the south, Emily gave her an accent, making her character fun and kept me listening intently. I especially enjoyed her voice for KC’s best friend, Kinlee, she made the character fun and I enjoyed the interactions between the two.

Connecting to Brody’s character was a challenge to me. I felt he was weak and easily manipulated. I wanted to jump into the story and set him straight. I understood his situation and felt for his loss, but I wanted him to man up and do the right thing, to give Kamryn her happy ever after. Although I found myself frustrated with him at times, I really liked the man he became when he transformed from Olivia’s unhappy husband, to KC’s love struck sweet heart. Sean Crisden has a strong, deep voice. He knows how to get and keep your attention. Brody’s emotions shinned clear in Sean’s voice.

An all-around amazing story! Sharing you is full of wonderful characters, and takes you on a memorable journey.

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  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • Toad Witch Series, Book 1
  • By: Christiana Miller
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 648

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job, and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right. Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even postmortem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • By Deedra on 08-11-15

Awesome Narration!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-14

Any additional comments?

***received this audiobook for exchange for my honest review***
***review written for Books, Chocolate, and Lipgloss Audio Book Blog***

5 Stars
Mara is a witch with an incredible amount of bad luck. Luck so bad even her precious tarot cards are against her. Evicted from her spectacular apartment, and jobless, Mara finds herself in need of a little magical intervention. It is a little magical intervention that leads the Mara to her late Aunt Tillie’s cottage, a cottage a very cranky Aunt Tillie refuses to leave behind even in death. A cottage full of secrets Aunt Tillie’s ghost is willing to go to extremes to keep buried. With few options and needing a place to live, Mara reluctantly moves into her aunt’s cottage and gets way more than a new home. Mara’s misguided magic leads her to the accidental release of demon and a spirt of one extremely powerful witch. One fun and crazy story, filled with hilarious characters.
Although I tend to stick to the romance genre I really enjoyed, Someone Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead. I found the story to be funny, and I loved the characters. Christiana Miller created an exciting story and Marie Rose is one amazing narrator, and she really brought the story to life. She did a great job with Mara, but she rocked the secondary characters! I found myself laughing out loud, she has a way of giving each character such vivid personality, you can’t help but be sucked in. Gus, Mara’s gay best friend is sarcastic and hysterical. His character really added to the fun of the story. Aunt Tillie’s ghost is one crazy and tough old lady, a ghost on a mission! The way Mara interacts with Aunt Tillie makes me smile. My favorite character was the small town store clerk, with Maria as the narrator I had a perfect vision of the pimpled teenager, his voice added to his character really bringing out his personality. All of these characters and the layers of story made for one fun audio book.



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  • Get'n Hammered

  • Barcs
  • By: Casey Holloway
  • Narrated by: Mark Mullaney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Thomas Hammer, a pit bull shifter, is bound by magic in his canine form and needs to find a way to break free. He wants to show his owner, Desiree Duvall, the man of her dreams sleeps at her feet every night - she just doesn't know it. Hammer battles members of his old pack out for revenge and tries to protect Desiree from harm. He also discovers a secret organization of shifters who protect the outside world from discovering their existence. Even if Hammer breaks the spell, he still has to win the girl and save the day. Or he can sit, roll over, and play dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paws down one of the hottest stories ever!

  • By Shauna Ambriz on 07-16-14

Paws down one of the hottest stories ever!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-14

Would you listen to Get'n Hammered again? Why?

Yes, Mark Mullaney has an amazing voice, and I could listen to him forever. He knows how to keep you interested in the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Hammer as a dog. His thoughts as a human in dog form was interesting. I have always wondered what my pets are thinking. LOL

Which character – as performed by Mark Mullaney – was your favorite?

Mark did a great job with Desiree. He changed his voice so it was easy to determine each character's personality, but he really did a good job with the strong female.

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

Hammer's love for his dog friends was awesome. Seeing him help Max and put with up the little hyper puppy was heartwarming, and helped cement my love for Hammer.

Any additional comments?

Get'n Hammered is one sizzling story, it is full of detailed sexy scenes that leave you wanting more. I loved the story! I can't wait for more from Casey Holloway!

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  • Reaper's Property

  • By: Joanna Wylde
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,351

Marie doesn't need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother's house one afternoon doesn't agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now. But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she's not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse - she doesn't know his real name or where he lives, she's ninety percent certain he's a criminal and that the "business" he talks with her brother isn't website design.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Hot Bikers

  • By Tara on 10-02-13

5 Roaring stars!!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-14

Any additional comments?


***Received this audiobook for exchange for my honest review***
*** Note this review is for Books, Coffee, and Wine Audio Book Blog***

5 Roaring Stars!!

Absolutely LOVED it!!

Reaper’s Property is a wildly addicting MC story, which kept me guessing till the end.

Married young, Marie finds herself in an abusive relationship. Deciding she has had enough, she leaves her bad marriage behind, and is looking to start over. Moving in with her brother, Jeff, Marie couldn’t be more thankful for his help, to open a new chapter in her life. However, Marie never expected her next chapter to include a Big, Bad, Sexy biker, but living with her brother, she finds herself smack dab into a world she knows nothing about, and in the arms of a man she has trouble resisting.

Horse an ex- Marine and member of the Reaper’s Motorcycle Club, gets what he wants, and he wants Marie. Being in business with her brother, Horse finds himself drawn to beautiful, innocent, ignorant woman. She captures him in a way no other woman has, and he has to have her, but, Marie has no interest in becoming his property. An opportunity presents itself, and a wanting Horse sees his chance to make Marie his. Marie’s brother has stolen $50k from the club, so the club makes Marie an offer. In exchange for her brother’s life, she needs to give Horse whatever he wants. If she is a good girl, they will give her brother a second chance and let him live, for now.

What a sizzling story!!!

*** Warning many of the scenes in this book are so hot and detailed they could be flammable. ***

Horse is such a sexy alpha male you can’t help but become infatuated with him. I loved his character, his passion for the club and his woman kept me wanting more. Marie, the good girl, so innocent and ignorant to the MC world, you can’t help but like her. I loved her loyalty to her family, but I found myself frustrated with her at times, I wanted her to see the reality of what was in front of her. However, her character kept me on edge, and kept me wondering what she would do next.

I loved everything about this audiobook. Stella Bloom did an amazing job, she brought the characters to life, and presented the story in such an addicting way it was hard to put down. I even enjoyed her speaking for Horse, she did a great job portraying each character’s feelings. One amazing story, told by a spectacular narrator. I highly recommend this extremely addicting erotic story.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful