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  • Losing a Piece of Me

  • By: K.B. Andrews
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

I have a secret. A secret that chased me away from my home, my family, away from the only man I've ever loved. I took that secret and pushed it down inside of me.So far down, that it never had a chance of coming out. That dirty little secret was like a seed. A seed that took root and grew to become a piece of me. But what happens when that secret has finally outgrown me? When its vines climb over every wall I have in place? When it finally overfills that little spot inside of me that it's been buried in for so long now? All secrets come out eventually. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sizzling Chemistry

  • By Book Lover D. on 16-10-18

Sizzling Chemistry

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

I really liked this story, and I liked the narrator's voice throughout.
The chemistry between the characters was intense all the way through, making for a great read/listen.

  • Grey

  • Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian Grey
  • By: E L James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,136

In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world. Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty - until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than the original 50 shades

  • By Michele on 22-08-15

I'm glad this was part of my free trial.

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

I couldn't stop laughing, especially when 'Christian' was doing Ana's voice.
I thought this story would be better in his POV, but it really wasn't.

  • Unmatchable

  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

I've spent my entire adult life avoiding dating, which is funny because I work for a matchmaking service. My boss calls me "The Beast" because of my no B.S. attitude. My job is to scare away problem clients - the unmatchables. In waltzes Mister Alfred Barnes. He's stuck up, brazen, and mouthwateringly gorgeous. Guys like him think they own the world, but in here I'm in charge. Kicking him out of my office is one of my greatest pleasures...until I find out that he totally lied about his identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Toni swoffer on 29-09-18

Unmatchable got matched.

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

While I absolutely loved the first part of the book, but the second part seemed to slow right down.
Ember was like two different people. On the outside—to strangers—she was straightforward with a no-nonsense attitude. On the inside, she was a nervous wreck with low-self esteem, especially when it came to her personal life. I completely understand this. Who would want others to see their broken self? Nobody. People put up barriers to keep people from finding out the truth; that they're not as strong as they would have you believe.
Colton was a good character. He wanted to stand by Ember and her self-destructive view of herself. He was kind and all the way through, though I thought the way he was'pervy' to her was a little inappropriate, considering what she'd been through. He was also quick to try to get her into a sexual situation, even though she said she wasn't ready.
What I found odd, was that Ember wasn't put off, and instead played along as though she liked it.

Overall, I felt the blurb didn't quite match the story, but I thought it was a decent read. Slow after the halfway point, but good.

I received an audiobook version for an honest review.

  • Midnight Blue

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Shane East
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

It should have been easy. I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death. I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent. The worst part is that I should have known better. Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes. “Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.” Guess what? I didn’t listen. I signed the contract. World tour. Three months. Four Continents. 100 shows. My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful!!!

  • By Garden girl on 05-06-18

Really liked it.

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

I liked this book. It was a slow starter for me, but once the chemistry between Indi and Alex kicked off, I got sucked in.
Great story which covered sensitive topics.

  • Frozen

  • By: L. A. Casey
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins, Alan Smyth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

There's one must-have toy this Christmas, and Neala Clarke has told her niece Charli she'll get it for her. Never mind that she's got less than a week and it looks like everywhere is sold out. She's promised Charli a Fire Princess doll - and Neala is a woman of her word. Darcy Hart is a people-pleaser. So when his adorable six-year-old nephew, Dustin, asks for a particular doll at the last minute, he says yes. Luckily for Darcy, there's one left in stock at the local toy store.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming.

  • By Book Lover D. on 17-03-18

Heartwarming.

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

Reviewed: 17-03-18

I loved this book.
I listened to it during long travels, and couldn’t stop listening when I got home.
Thoroughly enjoyed Neela and Darcy’s hilarious story.

  • Scandalous

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

They call him The Mute for a reason. Hard, cold, and calculated, he rarely speaks. When he does, it's with disdain. When he does, his words aren't meant for me. When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis. He is 33. I am 18. He's a single dad and my father's business partner. I'm just a kid to him and his enemy's daughter. He's emotionally unavailable. And I am...feeling. Feeling things I shouldn't feel for him. Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn't just on the wall, it's inked on my soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The first audio book I’ve finished.

  • By Book Lover D. on 03-02-18

The first audio book I’ve finished.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I’ve listened to audio books before, and never finished because I got bored.
This one, however, gripped my attention like a vice.
The narrators were excellent at portraying the characters and injecting the emotions into theirs voice that I could’ve believed they were them.

The story was great, too.
This was my first book by this author, and I loved it.
Edi’s and Trent’s relationship was both volatile and explosive, their personalities clashing at every turn. But when they dropped their tough exteriors, their deep scars were bared.
At first, I was sceptical about the age difference, but LJ Shen made it work effortlessly, and I found that I was rooting for them to get together.

A fantastic story, and would recommend this book.