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  • Mister McHottie

  • By: Pippa Grant
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

There are three things I hate: Bratwurst in any form, my neighbors boinking like farm animals at 3 AM, and Chase Jett. Mostly I hate Chase Jett. It's been 10 years since he took my virginity - I'd make a bratwurst joke, but the unfortunate truth is that it would have to be a brat-best joke, and yes, it kills me to admit that - and now he's not only a billionaire, he's also my new boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my belly hurts

  • By Roobarb on 18-08-19

my belly hurts

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

Reviewed: 18-08-19

I laughed so much while listening to this. it got a bit embarrassing on the train.

Beautifully read

  • Rockaway Bride

  • A Rockstar / Kidnapping / Runaway Bride Romantic Comedy
  • By: Pippa Grant
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

A rock star kidnaps a runaway bride...Kidnapping the bride seemed like a good idea at the time. Her fiancé stole my fortune, so I stole his woman. Tit for tat. Or tat for tit. However you want to look at it. The one thing I didn’t expect? Willow Honeycutt, preschool teacher, boy band super fan, is completely crazy. And somehow she’s turned the tables on me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what happened to the bonus epilogue Audible?

  • By Roobarb on 30-07-19

what happened to the bonus epilogue Audible?

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

Reviewed: 30-07-19

I loved this book, great fun, I'm glad I had headphones for some bits ;)

but where did the bonus epilogue go? it said there was one and then there wasnt.

The book was still 5 stars, I just missed it

  • TTYL Paris

  • FYI <3 Series, Book 1
  • By: Elaine Marie
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Go to Paris, you'll find love! I’m Jillian Moore. My entire life, I wanted to follow in my parents’ footsteps and find true, long-lasting love, but unfortunately, it hasn’t happened in the five years I’ve lived here. You’d think in a city with two million people, I’d have crossed paths with the perfect man. Huh! Who am I kidding? However, things changed when I least expected it. I was literally knocked on my ass, but it wasn’t by the sexy man with the gorgeous caramel eyes. No, I’ve been knocked over by a pint-sized, strawberry blonde.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and romantic novella

  • By Tasha Barefield on 11-08-19

Sweet story

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

Reviewed: 29-06-19

A nice book, good story, I could predict what was going to happen in places but it was an enjoyable read.

At first I thought it was read by an auto reader, it seemed quite stilted until she switched to the french accented hero's speech. This wasnt horrendous but wasnt the best.

  • The Christmas Fix

  • By: Lucy Score
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When a late season hurricane hits Merry, Connecticut, city manager and single dad Noah Yates has to inform the already devastated residents that there won't be a Christmas Festival this year. No festival means no tourism dollars. A disaster of epic proportions for his hometown. But when home renovation expert slash smoking hot reality TV star Catalina King shows up with a camera crew and a budget big enough to put the town back together again, Noah balks. Hard. The last time Cat was in town she stirred up trouble everywhere she went.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun and Christmas too

  • By Roobarb on 29-06-19

Great fun and Christmas too

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

Reviewed: 29-06-19

This is a follow on from Mr Fixer Upper a brilliant enemies to lovers book.

This starts in a similar vein with Cat butting heads against the city manager Noah but then attraction creeps in, they try to hide it but get swamped by desire.

I love that everyone knows what's happening but Cat and Noah think it's a big secret, so many bits made me laugh.

Beautifully read too.

I wonder if there are more about this team...

  • The Worst Best Man

  • By: Lucy Score
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The bride is a doll. The groom is the perfect gentleman. But the rest of the wedding party? They're the stuff of nightmares. Rich? Check. Vapid? Double check. Entitled? Not enough checks in the world. And the best man? More like the worst man. But maid of honor Franchesca takes her duties seriously. Kidnapped groom? She's got this. Rude attendees? You just watch her handle them. So a best man with a big attitude and an even bigger...checkbook? Yeah, there's no way she's going to let that pretentious, judgmental jackhole ruin her best friend's wedding. No matter how sexy he is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The worst best slump buster

  • By Roobarb on 25-06-19

The worst best slump buster

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

Reviewed: 25-06-19

I'd kept thinking I should try Lucy Score's books, people kept telling me how good they were, I just wasnt sure. Then I hit a slump, I needed a book to listen to while I work, listen to while I travel, listen to while I relax.

At first I wasnt sure, I was still in the slump but then I began to be pulled in to the story. Better still, it built and built, Lucy could have stopped it around the half way mark and it'd have been fine but she didn't she just continued and developed and it grew and became so much more.

That slump has definitely gone, Lucy you pulled me out I'm off to find another of your books to get me through a week of exams :)

  • The October Man

  • A Rivers of London Novella
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Sam Peter Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

A brand-new stand-alone novella in the Rivers of London series! Tobias Winter has been assigned to the Abteilung KDA - the Department for Complex and Unspecific Matters. Despite the intriguing department name, as Winter explains, dealing with the strange and the supernatural is 'actually 90 percent paperwork'. But this is a story about the other 10 percent of the job: the life-threatening danger part.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deutschlands Flüsse

  • By Andreas Beck on 15-06-19

A different route

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

Reviewed: 16-06-19

This book surprised me, it's based in Germany and is about the German magic police.

I found some of the German text confusing but loved that it was set in an area of Germany I've explored so could visualise the scenery. Google Earth is a great tool though.

I had hoped to see a link to London other than the odd mention. I guess that may happen in the future. i wonder if we'll get dual narration for those.

  • The Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Boxed Set

  • By: Danielle Garrett
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

 

Holly Boldt is a witch with a problem. Make that lots of problems. Following her banishment from the supernatural world, she is thrust into a halfway house for paranormal misfits like her. With a warring shifter and vampire roommate and a cantankerous ghost landlady, she's got a full plate. Unsurprisingly, she finds solace in the human residents of the small coastal town and begins to feel like maybe - just maybe - she could finally have a normal life. Until her best friend is accused of a murder she didn't commit.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Three times the fun

  • By Roobarb on 12-06-19

Three times the fun

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

Reviewed: 12-06-19

Loved these books. They were well read as expected by Amanda Ronconi and had a great pace to each of the stories.

  • A Devil of a Date

  • Supernatural Dating Agency, Book 2
  • By: Andie M. Long
  • Narrated by: Angela Doll
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 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

I now run The Supernatural Dating Agency, a discreet section of Withernsea's finest matchmaking service. Yeah, I'll do all the work while Shelley makes babies with her gorgeous vampire husband. It's not like I've anything better to do anyway. My ex is now a newly turned vamp struggling to accept he can no longer admire his own reflection, and I don't care what Ebony "sees", Kim is not about to date a wolf; he has better hair than I do.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud throughout

  • By HELEN on 19-08-19

I wanted more

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

why is it the books you enjoy finish so much faster?
I love the tales of the undead and the magical set in this tiny seaside town. It's so normal and so wierd.
Great fun!

  • The Vampire Wants a Wife

  • Supernatural Dating Agency, Book 1
  • By: Andie M. Long
  • Narrated by: Angela Doll
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Shelley Linley is sick of sickos. Yet another prankster has applied to her dating agency. This one says he’s a vampire, and he wants Shelley to help him find a wife. Meeting him for a second interview against all her better judgement, Shelley discovers that he has no clue about women. A shame because he’s super hot, amusing, and has a lot of single friends he could recommend her struggling business to, even if he does say they’re werewolves and demons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic storyline, terrible narrator

  • By Amanda on 07-05-19

Fun crazy romp

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

Reviewed: 23-05-19

I really enjoyed this book, I first read it in ebook format and read all the following books as soon as I could get hold of them.

This book, set in a little town called Withernsea (which I visited once to see what it was like and got to explore the lighthouse) is all about how the normal world of a dating agency owner gets turned upside down when she finds out she lives among supernaturals.

The book will make you chuckle and laugh, it also has a few sex scenes and some mild swearing.

Sadly I felt the narration wasnt as high a standard as I've come to expect. There is a background noise something like you hear when playing a record, the narrator also pauses in the wrong places.

Thankfully the book is so much fun you can mostly disregard the reader. It makes a brilliant holiday read, and if you like it there are more though not yet in audio format.

  • Gimme Some Sugar

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Lucy Brewer would never have guessed that her best friend, Duffy McCready (of McCready’s Bait Shop & Funeral Home) has been in love with her since they were kids. Fear of rejection and his own romantic complications prevented Duffy from confessing his true feelings in high school, so he stood by and watched her wed Wayne Bowman right after high school. Wayne had always been a cheapskate, so it comes as no surprise when he suffers a fatal accident while fixing his own truck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!

  • By S. Lacey on 06-07-19

These don't last long enough

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I am loving this series, I've listened to them all back to back just in time for this one. And now it's over. Molly I need you to do more, I want lo learn what happens next in this saga, Its delightful! Please get on with the writing and Amanda, please be ready to read to me, I love your voices.