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  • Virgin River

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

When Melinda Monroe sees an ad, she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache. But her high hopes are dashed within an hour of arriving: the cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous, and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her. Realizing she's made a huge mistake, Mel decides to leave. But a tiny baby, abandoned on a front porch, changes her plans... and a former marine cements them into place.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good - but not everyone’s cup of tea

  • By Book addict on 01-06-18

beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 20-03-17

10 out of 10 for the performance. .simply because she didn't attempt to masculine her voice. And she has a beautiful reading time.

I was reading this book as well as listening and can very much recommend either or both. really a very lovely story.

  • The Golden Dynasty

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire - and she is one of them. She soon finds out that she's not having a wild dream; she's living a frightening nightmare where she's been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people, and in short order she's installed very unwillingly on a white throne of horns as their queen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hated to love it

  • By Alaina Carroll on 08-08-16

loved the book.

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

Reviewed: 13-07-16

I read this book ages ago and loved it. Yes it touches on delicate subject matters that some might not be comfortable with...I was shocked initially but it was handled very well . Anyway my feeling on the audio is 50/50. The narator was fine...in the female roll. But Lane being probably one of the most masculine males I've ever read, hearing his words read by a woman was very very disappointing. I understand that the book being written in the female point of view might be the reason there's only one narator or that a male reader wasn't used for the entire thing. ...but do feel if only for Lans dialogue, a man should have been used. Terrible shame as it's a fabulous story.

  • Unruly

  • By: Cora Brent
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards, Luci Christian Bell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This is not a simple story. This is not even just one story. There’s a boy, and there’s a girl. But there’s so much more than that. I was going home. Not forever; only long enough to watch my eternally irresponsible father marry a girl who happened to be my childhood enemy. There were no plans to embark on some crazy sex odyssey with a wild 19-year old baseball player. Easton Malone is insufferable, crude, and far too close. The hot, reckless days we shared should never have happened. I would forget him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heart breaking.

  • By KMD. on 11-04-16

heart breaking.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

On the practical side, I loved the two narators. Both , in particular Richards, have terrific tone in their voices. And both performed their chapters with great flair, affording a fabulous imagery to a very moving story.

And the story. The story just bleeds emotion for Anya and Jack..the secondary couple...while drawing stark comparison to the younger less wiser main leading couple who have their own journey to travel thats as frustrating as it is normal.

This story and it's performance is an easy recommendation to anyone wanting a bit impact, more thought,far more depth and more impact to their romance story other than just another romance with a dash of naughty, while knowing the leading couple will be ok. It's beautiful while achingly sad in its HEA.

  • Shooter

  • Burnout Series #1
  • By: Dahlia West
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Chris "Shooter" Sullivan has returned to his hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota, to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He wants only to focus on holding what's left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father's motorcycle gang doesn't exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thoroughly enjoyed!

  • By KMD. on 16-03-16

thoroughly enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 16-03-16

Straight off the bat I'm going to recomend that hopefully Ms' West continues with this narator as he's just so easy to listen to. I've a bunch of audio books in my collection but only a very small few are voiced by male voices which is a shame. This gentleman was mindful/careful with how he read the female parts of the story by NOT hitching his voice to rediculous levels which can sound worse that a female trying to pass off a male character. I far prefer if narators read the book, express the emotions, tell the take as it's punctuated and no more. This guy to my ear did that with only the bare slightest inflection in his tone when reading the female parts.

He has an amazing voice and when put with a great story youre in for a fabulous listening experience.

The story I've read multiple times, is a favourite of mine so hearing it read by a male has only served to maintain my preference for male readers.

very very much a recommended story and audio.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Stage Dive, Book 2
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Mal Ericson, drummer for the world-famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast - at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn't plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn't count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she would ever meet the rock god who she'd plastered on her bedroom walls as a teenager - especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More fun

  • By Robyn on 14-07-16

love love this series

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

Mal is my favourite guy in this series. in the books he comes across as a very funny guy hiding behind his manic humor. while the narator was very good in her delivery, she didn't quite catch his nuttiness when he was at his most funny. she did however capture his torment regarding his adoration of his mother which was sad and sweet. his love for Ann was just precious. I'll continue to purchase the audible versions to accompany my kindle books as they're worth the novelty.

one slight thing regarding the production on this audio. it ended so abruptly I had to double check that I'd missed nothing. so allow a little more time between the end and rushing into the credits. anyway enjoy and many thanks .

  • Golden Trail

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Brian Pallino
  • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

Tanner Layne and Raquel Merrick fell in love young, hard, and fast and both of them knew a beautiful life they thought would be forever. Until Rocky left Layne, no explanation, no going back. Layne escapes the 'Burg only to come back years later because his ex-wife has hooked herself to the town jerk and Layne needs to make sure his sons get raised right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!!!

  • By KMD. on 05-10-15

loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-15

I hope Brian Pallion narates more of KA's books in the future. His performance made listening so incredibly enjoyable that I'm afraid I won't enjoy the remaining books I've yet to hear. The story is as always, terrific and having a man read the female parts worked incredibly well as he captured her emotion perfectly without altering his voice to much : rather focusing on the emotion of her than how she sounded. Anyway I can recommend this audio version of a great story now read by a super narator who heartidly. quality all the way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Breathe

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town's quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal's last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. She's resigned to live contentedly with only her books for company-until Faye suddenly meets Chace alone in the woods.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very disappointing .

  • By KMD. on 29-09-15

very disappointing .

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

Reviewed: 29-09-15

I adore all Kristin ashley books and as soon as I had 3 credits I purchased three of my four favourite KA books on audio in one purchase . I know in hindsight I should have listened to the sample clip but as KA is a quality author, I presumed likewise for the narator of this book, and unfortunately the same narator reads the other two books also. Like I said, the stories are terrific, but the lady performing the audio has got to stop changing her tone when reading the guys parts as the male characters sound like they should be in a retirement home. It's seriously very very annoying to hear a much loved story turned into something cringworthy. Again this isn't a review of the actual story, but the audio performance. I would ask the performer to just read the books but stop attempting a male voice because it's killing the story. I don't know if I can return audio books for a refund, but I want to look into it as I now have three I can't listen to. Sorry if I sound harsh but I was not expecting this.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Samson's Lovely Mortal

  • Scanguards Vampires, Book 1
  • By: Tina Folsom
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms. His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it's the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!

  • By Susan on 13-04-13

big fan of the series

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

Reviewed: 27-02-15

What made the experience of listening to Samson's Lovely Mortal the most enjoyable?

This was first time id heard an erotic/romantic audio book performed by a man. In samsons role it was fantastic hearing the male role read by a male with a terrific reading masculine voice.

What did you like best about this story?

I simply love this story. I adore samson..he's a beautiful character.

What three words best describe Kevin Foley’s voice?

In the male role of Samson Mr Foley is ...beautifully... spot... on.

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

no...I was trying to make it last a couple of days to recapture the enjoyment when I first read it .

Any additional comments?

While Mr Foley excelled voicing Samson, I didn't like hearing a man hitch his voice to speak for Delilia. For me it just didn't work hence four stars not five. However it wouldn't stop me listening to other books voiced by him and wouldnt stop me recommending this audio version to others.

  • The Will

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • awful narration

  • By lashesell on 26-02-15

needs a different voice

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

Reviewed: 18-02-15

im one of KA's biggest fans and I loved this book but sadly not the audiobook. The reader, for me personally, ruined jakes part by managing to make him 'sound' more like an old man rather than a vibrant sexy man. It's a shame as this story was lovely and both deserved happiness. but the audio sadly was more annoying than enjoyable. Very unhappy to review unfavourably. .but the audiobooks are expensive enough to buy, even with tokens, not to be honest in recommending or not recommending.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful