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Periwinkle Munro

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  • The Carrero Effect

  • By: L. T. Marshall
  • Narrated by: Erica Maity
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Emma Anderson has everything in her life worked out. She has a perfect job in a Manhattan empire, allowing her to live a quiet, organised and safe existence. A necessity after a childhood filled with abuse, bad memories and a mother who was less than useless. She’s worked hard to get where she is - and she has just landed an amazing promotion. But it comes with a problem - and one that could derail everything she thought she needed in her life. Emma’s new role is as the right-hand man for billionaire playboy Jake Carrero. He’s exactly the type of person who could drive her crazy - and not in a good way. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Well worth a listen

  • By Periwinkle Munro on 28-11-18

Great book. Well worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

Loved this book. It's a real emotional rollercoaster. The characters really get under your skin and you want to knock their heads together. You're desperate for them to get together but damn, if you don't want to just wait and see how it all plays out. The setting is glitzy so you can get lost in this Carrero world and leave all your own crap outside. But it's also pretty realistic when Emma's life infringes upon the big skyscraper and Jakes fancy schmancy apartment and the five-star hotels. And much as Emma wants to keep that shit out. it keeps coming back to haunt her.

Don't compare this to other books. Read it for its own worth, then you'll have to read the second. I got up at 2.30 am to find my reading glasses because I finished the first book on audio (cliff-hanger alert) and I wasn't going to sleep until I'd got enough of book 2 to feel satisfied.

The audiobook is well done. I'm looking forward to the whole series coming out on audio and I'll get it all downloaded to listen to then.

  • Andromeda's Reign

  • Moonrising, Book 2
  • By: K. S. Haigwood, Anne Conley
  • Narrated by: B.D. McMonnies
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

The alpha lion of Las Vegas, Ace Keller, has luck on his side, at the poker table and with the ladies, calling bluffs and breaking hearts whenever the notion strikes him. After bonding with the alpha wolf of Montgomery, Alabama, fate flips Ace's simple world upside down when he finds himself desiring only one woman in his life - Andromeda. But not only does he want her, he needs her touch in order to live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book in the series

  • By Periwinkle Munro on 06-12-17

Can't wait for the next book in the series

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. I was given a copy of the book on audible for an honest review. As a regular audiobook listener I'm fussy about my narrators and B.D. McMonnies was excellent. The book jumps from first person and Ace's POV to third person and Andromeda/Mena's POV and sometime's Phoenix's POV in third person. It's an interesting way to do it but B.D. Monnies pulls it off.

To the plot. Again, like the first book, this was a love triangle and I couldn't help suspecting where this was going simply from the fact it was mostly in Ace's first person POV. And as a reader, I wasn't happy. But I was willing to let K.S. Haigwood and Anne Conley have their way and I'm so glad I did.

This book is full of action and twist and by the end of it my mind was all bent out of shape, but in a good way. And I could not believe the series ended that way. Until I realised that the chances were there was another book still to be released. And I've since found out there is another to come. I cannot wait.

These books are well worth the time. You will love the characters and you will root for each one of them along the way at different times. And you'll also want to smack them on the head at other times. I'm now #TeamAce all the way, if anyone was wondering.

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  • Dr. OB

  • St. Luke’s Docuseries Series, Book 1
  • By: Max Monroe
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wyles, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

It's just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said. It won't interrupt your life during or after filming, they said. It's a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said. Well, they - the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties - lied. Now I'm stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them. Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, head of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke's Hospital, I'm now being called Dr. Obscene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-11-18

Great book, poor narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were great and it was great to see the Billionaires back from Max Monroe's previous series!. The narration let this down though. The male narrator was great at male voices but terrible at women's voices. The women all sounded like pathetic caricatures. It was a real shame cause he made Will sound like a real hunk.

  • Immortal Unchained

  • An Argeneau Novel
  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Julian Durant
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Ever since Domitian Argenis recognized Sarita as his life mate, he's been waiting for the perfect moment to claim her. Those fantasies did not include him being chained to a table in a secret lab or both of them being held hostage by a mad scientist. Somehow, they have to escape. Sarita has seen some crazy things as a cop, but nothing to rival Domitian. A vampire? Seriously? But his healing ability, his incredible powers, and their mind-blowing physical connection - none of it should be possible, yet her body knows differently.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Michaela on 28-11-17

Great story, strange accents from the narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

Lynsay Sands has outdone herself with this book. It was a bit slow to start. I've listened to every one of the Argeneau novels and this was probably the most ingenious. Her original premise is great and this bookmahows her fantastic imagination. The island of hybrids, the Mengele-style doctor and the prisonsrs made for an excellent book.

The narration let thos book down though. Isarita's accent half the time sounded Irish. Quinn the Scottish guy sounded like a dodgy Dick Van Dyke cockney and I've no idea what was going on with Victor and Lucien who in all the other books are canadian and English sounding respectively.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wrong

  • By: Jana Aston
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma's boy? Check, check and check. Now I can't stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It's just a harmless crush, right? It's not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It's not like I'm going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he's the doctor. Shoot. Me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By kirsty on 10-11-16

Brillian, funny and sexy

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

Reviewed: 24-01-17

I loved this book and the characters. The writing was funny and a bit daring. The sex was hot. Yes occasionally Sophie was a bit whiny but she's only 21. Give her a break. Plus, Luke s occasionally a sullen douche. But oh so hot. I could not stop listening to this. i mssed a da,ned dental appointment because I was up all night listening,

This book is not for prudes. If you don't like hearing about sex, especially anal sex then cover your dainty little ears. If you're a woman of the world and like it hot, this is the book for you.

  • Runaway Vampire

  • An Argeneau Novel
  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Bebe Kaye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn't expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he's near the vehicle's driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent series

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-04-18

Funniest Argeneau Novel Yet

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

I've read all the Argeneau/ rogue hunter novels and have loved most of them and this was one of the best. It was definitely the finniest. I adore the characters, especially Dante.,

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lord of Secrets

  • By: Alyssa Everett
  • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Rosalie Whitwell has spent most of her life sailing the globe with her adventurous father, dreaming of the day she can settle in one place long enough to have a home and family of her own. When her father suffers a fatal heart attack in the middle of the North Atlantic, Rosalie turns in her panic to a fellow passenger - the cool, reclusive Lord Deal. For years David Linney, Marquess of Deal, has avoided the society of others. Even so, he's drawn to his lovely shipmate, like him, the victim of family tragedy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A story with heart that is well read

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-17

Interesting twist.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-14

What made the experience of listening to Lord of Secrets the most enjoyable?

I thought I knew what was going to happen and maybe I had an inkling but I didn't really believe it would be the case. The only thing that really disappointed me was the resolution came too quickly with out really dealing with the heroes feelings and the road he would have to travel. That said, it was a good story.

  • Wicked Wallflower

  • By: Maya Rodale
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement - to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade. A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty and charming - just like the heroine

  • By Periwinkle Munro on 01-04-14

Witty and charming - just like the heroine

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

Reviewed: 01-04-14

What did you like most about Wicked Wallflower?

This was a witty, fluffy, fun story. It did not take itself too seriously but I was still rooting for the characters, even though Ashbrooke was not the most likeable at the beginning. of course, once you understand his background, you understand this delightful rogue. And Emma may be a wallflower but she has sharp thorns too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Entwined with You

  • Crossfire Series, Book 3
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires… From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside - so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointment from start to finish.

  • By Periwinkle Munro on 18-10-13

Disappointment from start to finish.

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

Reviewed: 18-10-13

What would have made Entwined With You better?

This book was an abomination. The first two were great and were moving along nicely with a great storyline and great characters and now the third part of a trilogy suddenly becomes a the third part of a five books series. The story is stretched so thin, it's like wet toilet paper, and just as enticing.

There was no plot development or character development and if I heard him growl "Angel" one more time, I was gonna throw up.

Absolutely dreadful. If I had thought about it sooner and if Audible did not have such a difficult returns policy, I would return it. Suddenly turning a 3 parter into a 5 parter surely breaks the contract between writer and reader, even if it is only a moral contract. Will never buy another book in the series.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was fine. She did a good job with an awful book

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Entwined With You?

I would have cut at least half of the sex scenes, deleted 4 out of 5 times that they said "I love you" or called each other their pet names and I would have insisted that Sylvia Day actually finish the story as she promised.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful