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  • Kiro's Emily

  • A Rosemary Beach Novella
  • By: Abbi Glines
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The year is 1992, and no one on the rock music scene is hotter than Kiro Manning, the lead singer of Slacker Demon. With a multi-platinum record, total ownership of the Billboard charts, sold-out concerts, and sinful amounts of money, Kiro can have anything - and anyone - he wants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but great listen

  • By Lo on 05-04-17

An enjoyable addition to the Rosemary Beach series

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

Reviewed: 29-03-15

I adore Abbi Glines work but I didn't have much intention in reading this novella because well, I already know how it ends. But when I saw Sebastian York and Elizabeth Louise were narrating the audiobook, this sold me. They did a great job as usual. The story was okay - enjoyable. Not my favourite but I'm glad I listened to it. In all the narrators sold this for me!

  • Meant to Be

  • By: Lauren Morrill
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the – gasp - wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good YA contemporary story!

  • By Book Passion for Life on 20-01-15

A good YA contemporary story!

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

Reviewed: 20-01-15

Meant to Be is a cute and enjoyable story and it’s one I’m pleased I’ve finally been able to knock off my TBR pile.

  • Saving Zoe

  • By: Alyson Noel
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

It’s been one year since the brutal murder of her older sister, Zoë, and 15-year-old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath. Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward start to her freshman year proves she’ll never live up to her sister’s memory. Until Zoë’s former boyfriend Marc shows up with Zoë’s diary.At first Echo’s not interested, doubting there’s anything in there she doesn’t already know.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good YA contemporary story!

  • By Book Passion for Life on 10-01-15

A good YA contemporary story!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

Alyson Noël was one of the first authors I ever read after reading Twilight, and I have to admit she really had me hooked with her Immortal Series. Admittedly it’s been a while since I’ve picked up any of her books but when I came across Saving Zoë on Audible UK, I thought I’d try it because I haven’t tried any YA contemporary by Alyson so far.

Saving Zoë is just over 6 hours long to listen to and I have to say within a few minutes I couldn’t stop listening. I literally spent my whole Sunday afternoon listening to this book while making Christmas cakes and I had so much fun, even though the book is based on such a hard subject. Zoë – Echo’s older sister is murdered and Echo and her family – including Zoë’s boyfriend Marc, are still struggling with her death. When Marc gives Echo Zoë’s diary, Echo is given the chance to truly get to know and understand her sister – but will she take it?

I really did enjoy this story – so much more than I originally thought I would. Its money well spent if you ask me. I wasn’t looking for anything to complicated, I wanted a short and enjoyable read and that’s what I got, but I also go so much more because it was emotional, gripping and mysterious too. All you really know from the start of the book is that Zoë was murdered, but you don’t know why or by who until later on, and by Echo reading her diary, you also get to know Zoë and what happened before her death. I really enjoyed it. It felt as though Zoë was there all the way through and even though I felt Zoë was a normal teenager, she just made a few mistakes along the way but for her, she paid a very high price for them.

I really enjoyed Echo’s character too. She goes through so much with the death of her sister that she will do anything to try and hold on to her – even going after her sister’s boyfriend. Echo and Marc have a complicated relationship, they meet to talk about Zoë and find a common ground but that’s about it. I was kind of rooting for them to be together but I guess it could never really work because although Zoë is gone, she is still a very big part of their lives. Not only that but there’s secondary characters that play a huge part in the story too, which was great because it added that little bit more to the story.

Overall, Alyson Noël doesn't disappoint me with Saving Zoë and I’m definitely going to be looking out for more of her contemporary novels

  • Five Ways to Fall

  • A Novel
  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise, Deacon Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she's made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well...aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny's Palace, Ben's ready to lead a more mature life - until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable Chick Lit

  • By jane joensen on 22-08-14

One of my favourites from the series!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

Another great story by K.A Tucker. I'm sad to see this series end. I'd love more. I'd love more from different characters, but I'm excited to read her new series.

  • So Over You

  • By: Gwen Hayes
  • Narrated by: R. E. Chambliss
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

The only thing Layney dislikes more than swimming in the high school dating pool is letting Jimmy Foster think he got the best of her, so she takes his ridiculous newspaper assignment - to go on 12 blind dates - to prove his powers of darkness won't work on her. The trouble is, the more she learns about herself on her journey of bad blind dates, the more she wonders if maybe Foster has known her better than she knows herself all this time. And maybe she should have trusted him with the secret she’s kept for four years - the secret that broke them up to begin with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining.

  • By Book Passion for Life on 06-11-12

Very Entertaining.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-12

I have to say, once I started listening to this, it was very addicting. I loved the narrator and thought she sounded like a younger version of Alicia Silverstone and I loved the storyline, it was entertaining, sweet and funny - what more could I have asked for?