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  • Ostrich

  • By: Michael A. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Victoria Scott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Nevada sheep rancher Sabine Eckleberry's life is in shambles. His wife has decamped to Arizona to run a dog-grooming business; his youngest daughter needs a husband; his irrepressible son, VJ, wants to turn the ranch into an ostrich-breeding operation; and the wild burros he has adopted to guard his sheep can't get along with their charges. Now his family and friends are about to descend on the ranch to celebrate Sabine’s 72nd birthday.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It was like a drive-by reading... no slowing down!

  • By Leigh UK on 18-02-18

It was like a drive-by reading... no slowing down!

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

I couldn't finish this. Even though I slowed the narration down it just did not flow. It was like driving without paying any attention to traffic lights or road signs. This was narration without any punctuation. The narrator has a lovely voice but she needs to come up for air. I don't know if it was the narrator or the author who decided to forgo punctuation but either way, it made it very hard to follow the story. Difficult listening.

  • Fade Out

  • By: Kayleen Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

At 28, writer Kayleen Schaefer's brother was one of the most promising young filmmakers in Hollywood, having shot to success as the writer and director of "Chapter 27," starring future Oscar-winner Jared Leto as John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman. Then, five years later, to the surprise of those closest to him, he left it all behind - abandoning his career, his family and his life, without telling anyone where he was going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So many thoughts swirling around about this...

  • By Leigh UK on 17-02-18

So many thoughts swirling around about this...

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Is he mentally ok? Is he still alive? What a thing to do to your mother... as a mother I cannot imagine having to say goodbye to my child like that. When I started reading this I had no idea who anyone in this story was. I had to pause and Google a bit. Honestly though, it makes no difference whether he was a street sweeper or a Hollywood golden boy, this story is surreal. I just found myself repeatedly thinking Why? Why? Why?

It also made me think about the relationship my kids have with each other and the relationship I have with my brother, which isn't the closest, but I'd still feel like I had a missing body part if he disappeared.

My next thought was that I wonder how many people don't have the money, the balls, the emotional strength to step away from everything and everyone they grew up with to escape the morally skewed high pressured societies so many of us live in? This was a seriously extreme way to jump off the the madness train but surely there is a better way to do it? Starting with communicating with your loved ones so they don't worry?

Which brings me to another thought, how much of what I feel is about my belief that he owes his family at least the courtesy of communication. Maybe he doesn't? This is only one side of their story... and even if it is completely accurate, does anyone really owe anyone for live given freely? Is familial love truly given freely even in an 'ideal' family setting?

Yep, lots to ponder after this one. Definitely worth a listen.

  • In Praise of Women's Bodies

  • By: Gloria Steinem
  • Narrated by: Marianne Fraulo
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

"It's a truism, for instance, that a few clothes are more shocking than none. But for women especially, bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without those visual references, however, each individual woman's body can be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Thought Provoker

  • By Leigh UK on 17-02-18

A Real Thought Provoker

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

The issue raised here is not something I've ever thought about before but I can see so much value in such a bonding experience. I question though whether our image obssessed society has now ruined those "locker room" spaces for men too? So much to consider, I listened twice.

  • Motorcycle Man

  • Dream Man, Book 4
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get enough

  • By LilleyLoohLah on 23-05-16

Kickass end to the Series!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Tack is not my idea of the perfect man but Tack and Tyra will certainly keep you wired, wound up and desperate to beat the crap out of them or find out what happens next. Hot damn! Fabulous storytelling from Kirsten Ashley and excellent narration from Ms Russell. So happy to see there is a Chaos series to follow these characters that are as beloved as they are irritating. It's like family! Lol!

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Safiya on 20-12-17

You're gonna laugh til you cry!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Imagine feeling sad but struggling to breathe because you're laughing so hard. Tiffany Haddish's story probably isn't unique but her attitude, her approach and the way she tells a story certainly is. She is rough and crude and naive and honourable all at the same time. But mostly she is just so darned hilarious! She truly has a gift for story-telling. Listen to this and be moved, and while you're being moved, be completely and thoroughly entertained! Then sit back and ponder the fact that we are all a little bit unicorn and it might just be time to step up and shine.

  • Taking Turns

  • The Turning Series, Book 1
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Sebastian York, Tad Branson, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

I've never been afraid of the dark...but that doesn't mean I wanted to live in it. Maybe everyone wants what they can't have, but I should've thought it over before I unlocked the door to their forbidden world. Number One is mostly silent. He watches me very carefully. Number Two is mostly gentle. But it's the other side of him I like best. Number Three is mostly reserved. It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That's it. That's all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden. I just didn't expect to like them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb listen

  • By Yvonne on 24-06-17

On hella hot FIRE!!

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

Reviewed: 30-11-17

Narration was terrific! Persoanlly, I just love Joe Arden's accent and Sebastian York's rumble is delicious!

Plot was a bit slow but still very intetesting. The ending does not disappoint as a 'reveal'.

Writing was smooth and effortless. At no point was I confused or jerked out of the story by an awkward sentence.

But I think the best review of this book comes from my hubby who thoroughly enjoyed the side effects. So much so, he asked if there was a sequel!

Guess what I'm off to buy?
*wicked grin*

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  • WereGenes: The Complete Paranormal Romance Bundle

  • By: Amira Rain
  • Narrated by: Charlie Boswell
  • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

What if you woke up tomorrow and discovered you could turn into a dragon? Or a bear? Lion? Wolf? This is the crazy situation that our heroines find themselves plunged into in each of the four books from the top-selling WereGenes series by New York Times best-selling author Amira Rain. Every book from the series is included in this download, so do not miss out. Get addicted now!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I will never get these hours of my life back!

  • By Leigh UK on 26-10-17

I will never get these hours of my life back!

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

Reviewed: 26-10-17

Have you ever read a book that makes you feel like a few brain cells have died painfully just trying to make it to the end? I often try to soften the blow if I don't like a book or simply don't leave a review but my head hurts so badly from just 5 hrs of this!

Sweet Jesus, I will never get these hours of my life back! I will never be able to undo the damage to my brain! *bangs head on keyboard* Why why why does having a simpleton for a leading character appeal to so many authors!? That's just lazy plot building, relying on your characters to be stupid so you can have a plot! And I haven't even gotten to the stilted writing style and even more stilted narrator (though I don't know how much he could have done given what he had to work with). I was about to cry out "Dear God please make it stop!" but then I remembered I could make it stop - I then speedily applied my finger with great relief to the stop button. And so despite my usual dedication to finishing whatever book I start this is definitely going to be a DNF. My brain cells are just too valuable to throw any more of them away. I already lost a load to my kids! Thank you for letting me vent. I am calmer now.

  • The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness

  • By: Maddie Dawson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Newly orphaned, recently divorced, and semiadrift, Nina Popkin is on a search for her birth mother. She's spent her life looking into strangers' faces, fantasizing they're related to her, and now, at thirty-five, she's ready for answers. Meanwhile, the last thing Lindy McIntyre wants is someone like Nina bursting into her life, announcing that they're sisters and campaigning to track down their mother. She's too busy with her successful salon, three children, beautiful home, and...oh yes, some pesky little anxiety attacks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a beautiful story!

  • By Leigh UK on 18-10-17

What a beautiful story!

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

Reviewed: 18-10-17

It made laugh like a loo in public, by glassy-eyed during household chores, and struggle to stay awake to hear what Nina did next. A truly moving story that anyone with family (related by blood or heart) can identify with. Just beautiful!

  • True Porn Clerk Stories

  • By: Ali Davis
  • Narrated by: Ali Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Queue up these hilarious real-life stories from the video clerking trenches. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll wash your hands. No rewinding required!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Anonymous User on 27-06-18

You might bust a gut laughing!

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

Reviewed: 15-10-17

A truly insightful and hilarious peek behind the desk at your local video store and the regulars who visit it. The author actually made me think a lot more about my perceptions of porn and sex and our societal attitudes towards it. But what really made this book brilliant was how easy it was to read, the way it made me laugh out loud like a loon as I did the housework and the skillful way the writer adds depth to what most of us would think was a godawful job.

  • Fire in His Blood

  • Fireblood Dragon Romance, Book 1
  • By: Ruby Dixon
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Jeremy York
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons - once creatures of legend - are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety. Claudia's a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she's left as bait in dragon territory. She only has one chance to survive - to somehow tame a dragon and get it to obey her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting start to the series but...

  • By Leigh UK on 14-09-17

Interesting start to the series but...

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

As a devout follower of Ruby's Ice Planet Barbarians, I was expecting a bit more world building and background. There is quite a bit in this book but somehow it doesn't have the same pace and interest the IPB series has. The characters are well laid out and you get to know their motivations really well. The dystopian society that Ruby creates is also fascinating and we get to meet a few other players in their town that help to lay the foundation. I want to know more about where the Drakoni came from and why but I guess you gotta leave something for later in the series.

In the meantime though, the 3 stars were on account of the inconsistencies. Maybe because Ruby did such a bang up job of creating the most amazing Ice Planet and back story I'm not expecting inconsistencies, but a few of them are there and they do pull me out of the story sometimes. For example, how does he know some of her thoughts but not others? How is it they land in the midst of a barracks and soldiers don't swarm him the minute he turns human? Little bits kept jumping out to me as I listened. I guess I've been spoiled by the IPB series because once I'm in those books, I'm literally in that world and completely immersed. I didn't feel like that with this one.

Having said that, it is a good story. Claudia and Kyle did make be bark out the odd laugh here and there. And you do want Kyle to literally take a bite out of the Captain of the Guard and the Mayor because they are such turds (excuse the 6 yr old language!) The narrators do a great job of bringing it to life though I did chuckle and roll my eyes a bit when Kyle's voice had to repeat the madness mantra a few too many times in every which way he could think of. Points to him for making it different each time!

I will be buying the 2nd in the series because I'm sure I'll learn a lot more about this new Drakoni-Human world Ruby's creating and frankly, I'm ever so curious to find out more. I really want to know what happens to Sasha and if Amy ever grows a spine, or always had one that never had the opportunity to grow.

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