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  • The Longing

  • By: Bridget Essex
  • Narrated by: Lynn Devereux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Sydney is haunted by her past. Raised by a strict, religious family, she was sent to gay conversion therapy as a teenager when she was caught kissing a girl. Now only 19, she's trying to start over with a new life and a new name, but you can't escape the past.... Caroline is the most stunning woman Sydney has ever seen. Every night, Sydney hears her singing from her apartment window, and every night, Sydney's heart aches with something indescribable.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like half a story

  • By shopaholic on 22-03-18

Felt like half a story

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

Reviewed: 22-03-18

Non of the issues were fully explored. The story finished with the massive issues being sorted in one chapter and being dragged out for 18. The very long awaited sex was half a chapter at most and that apparently cured all the issues brought up in the book, totally unrealistic.

  • Cross My Heart

  • By: Natalie Vivien
  • Narrated by: TJ Richards
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Alexandra Dark lives a commitment-free life. In pursuit of lost treasure, she travels the world as an archaeologist, and it's her policy to never put down roots - and to never linger for long in any woman's bed. But when her sister convinces her to flip a rundown house in Niagara Falls, Alex finds herself caught in the middle of a mystery, and she's too curious to leave town before the case is solved. With sexy librarian - and amateur ghost hunter - Trudy Strange by her side, Alex attempts to unravel the clues hidden in the 100-year-old house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy, ghostly fun with a solid storyline

  • By Valden Bush on 01-04-18

Fantastic fun different story with all facets in one book!!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This was funny interesting loving triumphant and a story that was different and full with different threads.
I would love there to be a follow up the possibilities are endless, to have a kick ass archeologist and a cerise pink ghostbuster, who I would definitely call.
The narrator was interesting and told the story well, I felt included in the story immersed within the story and characters.
Well done! More please

  • Heart to Heart

  • The True Heart Series, Volume 1
  • By: Saxon Bennett, Layce Gardner
  • Narrated by: Layce Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Who says you can't go home again? Amy's fast paced New York City life is interrupted by her mother's illness. She returns home to Fenton, Missouri after many years to find her childhood home on fire and her aging mother in need of long-term care. It's more than she can handle, but with the help of her new found friends, she finds a life -- and love -- she wasn't expecting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome clever funny

  • By shopaholic on 16-02-18

Awesome clever funny

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

Reviewed: 16-02-18

Well worth a listen to narrator was excellent and the story was clever witty and compassionate.
The characters were very interesting and I hope we go back to expand them further
Very enjoyable

  • Popcorn Love

  • By: KL Hughes
  • Narrated by: Kira Riley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

A prominent figure amongst New York City's fashion elite, Elena Vega is a successful businesswoman and single mother to an adorable three-year-old son, Lucas. Her love life, however, is lacking, as those closest to her keep pointing out. At the persistent urging of her closest friend, Elena reluctantly agrees to a string of blind dates if she can find a suitable babysitter for Lucas. Enter Allison Sawyer, a free-spirited senior at New York University. Elena is intrigued by Allison's ability to push her out of her element, and the young woman's instant and easy connection with a normally shy Lucas quickly earns Allison the job. After each blind date, Elena returns home to complain to Allison about her lacking suitors. As they bond, Elena begins to realize that the person possessing all the qualities she most desires might just be the woman who has been in front of her the entire time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome narrator excellent story

  • By shopaholic on 10-01-18

Awesome narrator excellent story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Very believable story sweet and loving. The narrator brought the words alive and I found it difficult to switch off the audio,highly recommended the book

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

  • By: Emily M. Danforth
  • Narrated by: Beth Laufer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to - that she's gay. Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. When she’s eventually outed, her aunt sends her to God’s Promise, a religious conversion camp that is supposed to “cure” her homosexuality. At the camp, Cameron comes face to face with the cost of denying her true identity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long winded and only half a book

  • By shopaholic on 13-12-17

Long winded and only half a book

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

Reviewed: 13-12-17

Narrator was brilliant, but the story was sooooo! Drawn out, practically every hour of everyday. Only when the fight back began did the interest ramp up then the book ended without any real resolution of anything.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Holme for the Holidays

  • Americans Abroad Series, Book 2
  • By: Miranda MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

A country cottage is the last place Paige expected to spend the holidays, but a year after her girlfriend dumped her, her life is in shambles. A last minute house swap sends her from California to Yorkshire to put her life back on track. She doesn't believe in forever anymore, but when she meets a raven haired beauty in the local pub, she seizes the chance for a night of fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely feel good romance and works well in audio

  • By Hopscotch on 29-03-18

Thoroughly engaging story well written

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

I had great pleasure in listening to this book. The pace was good the narrator read with nice even pace the characters were well thought out and played well by the narrator. The pitch of the narrator was soothing.
The story was witty and compassionate with some quirkiness which I loved.
The only criticisms were the accents were off, maybe have no accents at all and that the book ended too soon!

  • Wolf Town

  • By: Bridget Essex
  • Narrated by: Marina Barrett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

A love story about a werewolf, a witch and an odd little New England town...Amy Linden has a boring job and lives a boring life...or so it seems. But secretly, Amy is a witch who was raised by a family of witchy women who taught her how to cast spells, chat with ghosts and how to brew a truly enchanting cup of coffee. Nursing a broken heart after her girlfriend just left her, Amy's feeling a little stifled by her small-town life. When her aunt sends her a letter asking Amy to come run her café in Wolf Town, Maine, while she vacations, Amy is prepared for some strong coffee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny witty fantastic narration

  • By shopaholic on 28-11-17

Funny witty fantastic narration

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

Reviewed: 28-11-17

Totally awesome narration bringing a unusual witty funny read.
Thoroughly enjoyed story and writing style will read others by same author and listen again to fantastic narrator who brought the story and context to life

  • Wholehearted

  • By: Ronica Black
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Garrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Healing, respect, and empathy are what the H&S Ranch promises when helping troubled juveniles. Madison Clark hasn't had much trouble in allowing teens to help care for her recovering horses, but then in walks Jake, a know-it-all 13 year old with a smart mouth and a strong penchant for trouble. What's worse is the trouble trailing behind him - his uptight, opinionated lawyer aunt, Grace Hollings. Madison does her best to ignore her, but focusing solely on Jake isn't always possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor sound

  • By shopaholic on 15-09-17

Very poor sound

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

The story was good but the narrator sounded like it was recorded in a toilet with a fan whirring on and off the whole time .
The narrator spoke quite high pitched including the men characters,it ruined was was a good story

  • Desolation Point

  • By: Cari Hunter
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

For Sarah, leaving England to explore the North Cascades is an opportunity to regain her health and her confidence, while Alex has already abandoned LA to make the mountains her home. Drawn to the beauty and history of Desolation Peak, Sarah is hiking alone when a storm leaves her stranded. Determined to track her down, Alex heads into the wilderness, never anticipating the terrible danger she will face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story teller

  • By shopaholic on 25-07-17

Superb story teller

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

Reviewed: 25-07-17

The story held good tension throughout. Believable tale. The winner for me was the performance of the story teller, all the accents were excellent and the passion and fear evident throughout.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Royal Romance

  • By: Jenny Frame
  • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Georgina, Princess of Wales, has always known her destiny, but she never expected duty to call so soon. When her father dies suddenly, she is called back from her Royal Navy post to assume the crown. While the people acclaim their new Queen, Great Britain's first openly gay monarch, all George feels is the isolation of her station. When Bea, director of a hospice charity, must spend six months working with Queen Georgina, her charity's new patron, sparks fly and passion blooms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • poor naration

  • By Danielle on 18-08-16

Excellent job

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

The narrator was excellent and brought the characters to life making the story even better. Excellent story and writing.