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  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Northern Exposure. Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbour Cooper Graham who has been openly critical of Mo's ability to adapt to life in Alaska has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble. For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, its love at first sniff when it comes to Mo.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just a romance story really

  • By Farnham_red on 29-06-17

A laugh a minute

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

I absolutely loved this there were times when I laughed out loud and just could not stop.
I have to admit, I had my doubts about Alan but did not see the ending coming till very near the end.
Definitely one to add to your library.

  • Lady Midnight: A Shadowhunter Novel

  • The Dark Artifices, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Morena Baccarin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 817

It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • And they call us mundane!

  • By Work in progress on 01-06-17

Betrayal and love

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

Reviewed: 29-06-17

I enjoyed the story but I am not sure I can go through a whole series of long lost love. Emma and Julian's love is forbidden and I am sure there are more lies. While I am curious about Annabel and everyone else, I cannot do this star crossed lovers stuff. I'd much rather they were a couple and fought together than this hurting. I guess I don't pine for teenage drama, but rather to see adults working together for a better future, together.
The narration was really great. I'd gladly listen to more of her narrations.

  • A Monster Calls

  • By: Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs, Patrick Ness
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming.... This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book, very powerful and emotional.

  • By ian mcnamara on 26-12-16

The monster is not a monster

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

The fears and realities of children, in moments of death, are often so similar but also different from adults.
This interesting view is tearjerking but honest and well narrated.

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan, Ben Miles, Jonathan Bailey, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Time travel meets history in this new drama adaptation by Marty Ross. When Max, a recent ancient history graduate, is offered a mysterious job at St Mary's Historical Research Institute, she quickly comes to realise this isn't any old stuffy research library. At St Mary's the historians don't just study the past - they revisit it. What begins as an academic exploration of events, such as the Peterloo Massacre, takes a dark and dangerous turn, and the historians of St Mary's soon learn that it's not just history they're fighting....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly slow start but my god does it get going!!

  • By mr on 23-05-17

Revisiting the beginning

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

I have followed Max's adventures from the befit and to revisit it now, as a play was thrilling but also something to get used to. Some of the characters sounded nothing like I imagined and took some getting used to.
A well written adaptation though and definitely worth listening to.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Delta: Revenge

  • By: Cristin Harber
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Growing up on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Javier Almeida has only his older sister to protect him. When she's sold to a human-trafficker, he vows to hunt down those responsible. Years later, Titan Group's Delta team finds him, tattooed and brawling, a vigilante protector with information they want. They take him in and train him, working him harder than a man should be driven, until he's a soldier harboring an obsession. Ready for revenge, Javier ghosts his way across the globe, tracking the men who took his sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revenge is not always as important as we think

  • By Carien on 19-05-17

Revenge is not always as important as we think

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

Reviewed: 19-05-17

Another romance which didn't go the way I had expected. I'm still unsure about the surprise twist just before the end. The whole thing with Her mother was a little forced for me, but may that was just because I had not seen it coming.
I'll read the rest, it's an easy read with likeable characters and real plot lines

  • Wreckless

  • By: Bria Quinlan
  • Narrated by: Lisa Zimmerman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Bridget Larson's never met a rule she didn't like. Drawing inside the lines isn't just a way of life - it's the only way she can make it through the day. And through it all her BFF, Leah, has stood inside the lines with her through the unspeakable. Then Bridget catches her boyfriend with Leah, and the last thing on her mind is staying safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and rebellious

  • By Carien on 19-05-17

Sweet and rebellious

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

Reviewed: 19-05-17

The narration was perfect. It made this story real and I cannot imagine anyone else narrating this story.
I have read a few of Bria's books - also the ones publish under Catie Quinn, which is why I cannot explain why it has taken me this long to finally get to Wreckless.
I totally loved it. It's not the typical YA one would expect; it was real and heartbreaking and funny all in one.
Catching up on high school in one evening is indeed something to accomplish and considering the amount of drama in high school, she pretty much did it.
Did I say that I loved this? Yes, I think I did.
Listen to my it yourself and love it too!

  • And the Rest Is History

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 8
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don't call it time travel - these historians investigate major historical events in contemporary time. And they aren't your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster magnets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jodi Never Disappoints!

  • By Gryfynn on 16-04-17

Another chaotic fumble through history

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

That dastardly Ronan is back and evil as you can imagine. Max's pain after Ronan's terrible kidnapping scheme made me cry, but then, not for long as more disastrous events follow; personal loss and drama changed the face of St Mary's.
And of course, despite the drama, the History department bumble on and on through history.
I like the new addition to the medical team.
The next instalment better come soon - I don't know if I can wait long.
Long live St Mary's and Ms Taylor!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crave

  • A MacKenzie Security Novel
  • By: Liliana Hart
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When Evangeline Lockwood witnesses the murder of a prominent politician, the killers will do everything they can to make sure she can't testify. Since Evangeline's father was once deputy director of the CIA, he knows just who to call to protect his only daughter - MacKenzie Security.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and sweet

  • By Carien on 14-04-17

Short and sweet

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

Reviewed: 14-04-17

Any additional comments?

Whether they are born MacKenzies or absorbed into the family, these men are seriously hot and desirable.
Cal and Evie's story was short and sweet with just enough danger to tilt the scales in favour of love.
I liked the fact that Shane kept popping up and cannot wait for his story later this year.

  • Sweet Girl

  • Titan, Book 1.5
  • By: Cristin Harber
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Nicola Hart grew up under the heels of her older brother and his sexy best friend, Cash Garrison. Years of ignoring her spark with Cash has transformed their friendship into a slow burning sizzle. One night with him could ruin everything. Or it could be more than she ever dreamed. They play. They flirt. But they haven't crossed the line because too much is at stake. Family. Friendship. And the deepest kind of love that she'd have to be crazy to walk away from.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So sweet

  • By Carien on 14-04-17

So sweet

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

Reviewed: 14-04-17

Any additional comments?

I listened to Winter’s Heat before this one and so, already knew Cash. After Sweet Girl, his character now has a little more flesh. The story is sweet and mostly predictable. Nicola’s choice at the end, however is unexpected.
I recommend tissues when you get to the last part of the story.

  • The Girl

  • Guardians, Book 1
  • By: Lola StVil
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell, Adam Chase
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

I crave him. I need him. I love him. And that is the reason, we will all die...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intrigued

  • By Clarence on 17-04-18

Duty or Desire

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

Reviewed: 14-04-17

Any additional comments?

This YA saga, starts off with a group of angels, known as Guardians who descend to earth to battle evil and save the world for another 666 years. The premise is an interesting one and the characters well written. As a reader, I think I am getting a little old and intolerant of teenage angst and drama, which means that parts of the story really irritated me.
On the whole though, the story is gripping and there are a lot of interesting twists. This is definitely a series for teenagers who would be able to identify with the struggles of love and life, and finding your place in the world.