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  • Velvet Series, Book 1
  • By: Diana Kane
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford, Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Alexis thought her life contained everything she wanted, until her partner of five years drops a bombshell on her. Catherine is an accomplished neurosurgeon looking for a fresh start in a new city. A chance meeting between the two imprints the doctor in Alexis's mind, with thoughts of Catherine pushing to the forefront months after they meet. When life places the pair in the same city, Alexis is unable to deny her attraction to Catherine. As the pair become closer, Alexis finds herself falling for Catherine, despite knowing that her feelings will never be reciprocated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sassy Sapphic Romance!

  • By J C on 05-04-18

Awful narration by one of the narrators

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

Reviewed: 21-09-18

One of the narrator was awful, it was as though EVERYTHING was as though her life depended on it! Every sentence was enforced every word urgent. Couldn’t listen to it it. Couldn’t even tell you much about the story because of that totally annoying woman.
Waste of money

  • It's Not a Date

  • By: Heather Blackmore
  • Narrated by: Lori Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Entrepreneur and innovator Kadrienne Davenport gets results. A demanding executive and stickler for punctuality, Kade throws herself into work to avoid hurting anyone, convinced she only causes pain to those she loves. When Jennifer Spencer meets an incognito Kade at a conference, sparks fly. But when Kade unexpectedly becomes her boss, Jen's problems multiply. The company she founded is going broke, her grandmother's dementia is worsening, and her attraction to Kade -- her difficult, brilliant, charismatic mentor -- is growing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By shopaholic on 23-08-18

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

Excellent full story filled with struggles and compassion. A stellar performance from Lori prince , who should get an Oscar, credit where credit is due.
Thoroughly enjoyed and felt. Thank you

  • The Shape of You

  • By: Georgia Beers
  • Narrated by: Lori Prince
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Personal trainer Rebecca McCall is furious when her coworker is sidelined and she's forced to teach the “Be Your Best Bride” class. As if being a size two for your wedding photos is all for which exercise is good. Could the whole thing get more vain and sexist? The class is full of preening, giggling bridezillas, but one woman stands out: the one who confesses she's only there because her fiancée signed her up. Who does that to someone about whom they care? And why can't Rebecca take her eyes off her?  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shite

  • By Logan Berry on 06-10-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

The story was a little drawn out , the narrator was awesome and very believable, good pace and gentle on the ear, and great voices.
I really enjoyed it , I would of hoped to hear more about the development of their relationship and how it grew into an equal partnership.

  • 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 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

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
  • Loved it!

  • By Helen on 17-09-18

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 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

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 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

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
  • Perfection

  • By Frances on 23-05-18

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 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

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.

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  • 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 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

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 J C 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 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

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