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  • Into Darkness

  • A Night Prowler Novel, Book 6
  • By: J. T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

In New Vienna, capital of the oppressive global government formed after the Flash, three things are certain: the sun is poisonous, speaking out is dangerous, and being different will get you killed. And Lumina Bohn is extraordinarily different. Living in terror of discovery, Lu knows nothing of her past - but she knows she must pretend to be human to survive. When an incident at work triggers her astonishing powers, she becomes the target of an international manhunt. Only one person can save her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series

  • By Mrs D on 30-01-19

Fantastic series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-19

Book 6, set 25 years in the future, brings the Night Prowler series to a wonderfully dramatic, unpredictable conclusion. 5 stars, well deserved.

  • Birthday Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, January Lavoy, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

An all-star production of a brand new stand-alone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by a full cast of 12 narrators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want a full cast for all audiobooks from now on.

  • By A-D on 15-01-19

Perfection

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

Reviewed: 20-01-19

I loved the story, the characters and the cast - everything about this book was fantastic!

  • Hate Notes

  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Lynn Barrington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress. Something blue. I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.” Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true. The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED THE CHARACTER AND THE HUMOR

  • By BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends on 28-12-18

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

Funny, sweet, sexy, and unexpectedly angsty too. A really full story and a great listen!
In my top 5 of 2018 😁

  • Grip

  • By: Kennedy Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jakobi Diem, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out. I know - I've been doing it for years. I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I've got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary. And Marlon James - Grip to his fans - is nothing short of extraordinary. Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I've thrown away the key. All that's left is friendship and work. I manage his career, but I can't seem to manage my heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite book of 2018

  • By Mrs D on 12-11-18

My favourite book of 2018

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

An incredibly emotive, thought-provoking story of social justice, love and the positive impact of music and musicians. Made even more impressive by perfectly cast narrators.
One definitely not to be missed.

  • Cheater

  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Lucas Thorn wasn't born a cheater. All it took was a single moment - say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding - and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays - God's day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions. But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • RVD is becoming a firm favourite.

  • By Mrs D on 28-05-18

RVD is becoming a firm favourite.

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

I loved the banter between the two lead characters, and I liked how the backstory was spaced out throughout the current events.
Lucy Rivers is my favourite female narrator, and her male voice is always perfect.
First time listening to Alexander Cendese, and while his own voice is delicious, I wasn't enamoured of his female voices - they were a little too nasal & whiny for some of the characters he was portraying.
That hasn't stopped me from downloading the next book in the series.

  • Vicious

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a sexy guy

  • By mrs aj lawrence on 01-01-19

Vicious and Emilia 💔💖

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

A fantastic narration of an addictive story. I could listen to this book every day.

  • A Cold Dark Promise

  • Cold Justice, Book 9
  • By: Toni Anderson
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In the midst of wedding preparations, a shadowy figure from Alex Parker's past reappears and threatens the joy he's found with Mallory Rooney. Four years ago, Jane Sanders' rich and powerful ex-husband kidnapped their young daughter, and Jane hasn't seen her since. Now, she finally has a lead on her location, and she knows just the man to help her get her daughter back. Trouble is, he's an assassin. And he terrifies her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action-packed, suspenseful and romantic

  • By Mrs D on 15-04-18

Action-packed, suspenseful and romantic

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

Reviewed: 15-04-18

Picking up a few days before the wedding of Alex Parker and Mallory Rooney (whom we first meet in Book 1 A Cold Dark Place), this wedding novella is just as action-packed, suspenseful and romantic as any of the full length books in the series.
It's a great intro to the series for first-time readers because it's packed full of the characters we meet throughout the other books. Also, while Ms Anderson often refers obliquely to incidents that are major plotlines in other books, she never gives away spoilers.
The main storyline was strong and engaging, and I loved catching up with Alex & Mallory.
Eric G Dove narrates the whole series, and his voice and tone are ideally suited to this genre.

  • La Vie en Rose: Life in Pink

  • By: Lydia Michaels
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Emma Sanders has always dreamt of being a bride, wearing fancy gowns, pretty pearls, and - of course - falling madly in love. Then life happened. Finding herself one fiancé short of her happily ever after, she leaves the fairytales behind. Some days are simply too perilous for pink gowns and pearls. Riley Lockhart is the sort of man who can make a woman lower her gaze with only a smile. That he doesn't realize his charm makes him all the more enchanting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully unexpected

  • By Mrs D on 23-02-18

Beautifully unexpected

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

Reviewed: 23-02-18

What did you like most about La Vie en Rose: Life in Pink?

The characters were believable, and likeable from the outset.
The balance of emotions was perfect.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Riley was hilarious. At first impression he seems like an overgrown manchild, but as the story unfolds, and his relationship with Emma progresses we see a very different side to him. He's the kind of man you'd love to have in your life.

Have you listened to any of Brian Callanan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This was my first, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and my next audiobook is also narrated by Brian.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Aside from the fact that it's over 13 hours long, it's also a very emotional read. I was glad to have breaks from listening so I could absorb the details before returning for more.

Any additional comments?

I had no idea what this story would be, but I was completely enthralled from the start.

The things that happen to Emma alter her life beyond recognition, and the way her story is told is so real and emotive that I actually had to stop listening for a while to absorb it all.

The story is 3rd person POV and Brian Callanan's narration is spot on for every character. 

A beautiful story which was a pleasure to listen to.

  • Wanderlust

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Similar to Fifty Shades without the tense plot

  • By G. Pickavance on 09-02-18

Aural heaven in the city of lights

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

Reviewed: 14-02-18

Sweet, hot and thought-inducing story.
Grace Grant & Richard Armitage are a dream to listen to.

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  • Preservation

  • The Walsh Series, Book 7
  • By: Kate Canterbary
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers, Christian Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Just once, she'd like to be someone's first choice. She is strong-willed and spunky, but she is left picking up the pieces from her ex's lies and manipulations and daydreaming about taking a scalpel to his scrotum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every feel imaginable

  • By Mrs D on 08-02-18

Every feel imaginable

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Kate Canterbary will make your eyes bug out with disbelief, then wrap you up in the warmest hug. After that she'll break your heart into a million pieces. She'll also put it back together, even better than before.
Read the whole Walsh series, to get all the feels, in the right order.
Lucy Rivers & Christian Fox... just the best.