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  • My Best Friend's Ex

  • By: Meghan Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda, Amelie Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson. Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn't be that big of a deal since Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he's still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I'm trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer. Boy, was I wrong.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet story.<br />

  • By Kathryn on 15-12-2018

I fell in love with Emma and Tucker all over again

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

Reviewed: 26-05-2018

The two leads in My Best Friends Ex - Emma Marks and Tucker Jamieson - will forever be one of my all time favourite couples and their story is one I will never get sick of. Hearing it in audio made me fall in love with them all over again and I know I’ll be doing a re-read or re-listen very soon!!

I really enjoyed the audio and despite it being dual narration, it’s definitely one I’d love to listen to again and again. Rudy Sanda was the ideal Tucker and I look forward to hearing him as a racer when I get around to listening to Twisted Twosome. His version of Emma was also really pleasant to listen to and I appreciated that as well. Amelie Griffin was a fabulous Emma and while her male voices weren’t outstanding, they weren’t irritating so I consider that a massive win.

I’d definitely recommend this as an audiobook and I don’t need to rave about the actual story because my love for it and these characters is pretty evident!!!

  • How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Josh Goodman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an asshole. A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships - most assholes don't. Dating? Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him. He's never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he's never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they're related; his own friends don't even like him. So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca? Sweet, quiet Violet - his opposite in every sense of the word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2019

My favourite douchebag of all

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

Reviewed: 26-04-2018

My favourite douchebag of all

Listening to Sara Ney’s How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours was a “reread” for me as I read the ebook last year when I first fell in love with Zeke and Violet. Zeke will forever be my favourite douchebag as he epitomises the perfect hero that I love to root for - the guy who you start out loving to hate and then by the end of the book you just love them. And Violet is so real and so perfectly imperfect and I love how she brings out the best in Zeke 💕

As far as audiobooks go, this is a fairly good one. I had the same issue with the female narrator - Muffy Newton - as I did when I listened to The Studying Hours; when she does the male voices, it’s a bit too “try hard” and is pretty irritating to listen to. I do get used to it but she’s not my preferred narrator when it comes to this dual style. Josh Goodman I’m the other hand is the PERFECT Zeke and I love listening to him 😍😍 One other thing, both the narrators needed to take a breath and just pause when it came to some sections of the book - eg. when the scene changed or moved on - as I found that I’d wondered what was going on and why the topic being discussed had changed or the conversation had ceased and then I realised it was because there was a break in the scene and the narrators just needed to acknowledge that with a pause before they continued on.

Overall this is an absolutely fabulous story and a great audiobook that I’d definitely recommend.

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  • Revelry

  • By: Carmen Jenner
  • Narrated by: Peter Raymond, Alexandra Green
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Cooper Ryan is living the dream. Between the parties with rock royalty, booze, groupies and performing to crowds of thousands with his band Taint, life seems pretty sweet. There's just one thing missing: the feisty little red-head that took his baby and ran off with his heart. Throwing himself into music is the only thing keeping him sane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fall in love with the Taint boys 😉😍

  • By nicandbooks on 03-04-2018

Fall in love with the Taint boys 😉😍

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

Reviewed: 03-04-2018

I first read Carmen Jenner’s book Revelry - the first book in her rockstar Taint series - last year and listening to the audio was a “reread” for me. And I have to say I loved the storyline just as much as I did the first time around. Cooper is the lead singer of Taint and has had a rough time after his ex and mother of his child has left him, and he’s not coping well at all. Enter Ali, an employee of Taint’s record company who happens to walk in and captivate Coop. So much so that he demands she become his PA and join Taint on their world tour. What follows is a realistic portrayal of rock stars on tours - drugs, sex, groupies, fan girls, more sex, alcohol, concerts, threesomes, drunken antics, paparazzi and, yes, more sex 😉 It’s one of the most honest telling of rockstar life in a romance novel I have read - it doesn’t gloss over the shocking behind-the-scenes antics and male rockstar life appealing, because it definitely isn’t!!

As for the audio version of this book, I have to say the female narrator did not provide a great listening experience and her version of the male voices was grating. However, I enjoyed the male narrator’s voice (reminded me a lot of an Aussie soapie actor!) and that’s what kept me listening.

Overall, the story is INCREDIBLE and the audio narration is ok. I definitely plan on doing an actual reread of this book ASAP as Carmen has recently announced the next book in the series and I can’t wait!!

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  • How to Date a Douchebag: The Studying Hours

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Josh Goodman, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

No doubt about it, Sebastian "Oz" Osborne is the university's most celebrated student athlete - and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn't give a sh-t about what you or anyone else thinks. Jameson Clarke may be the university's most diligent student - but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags - and Oz Osborne is all three. She's smart, sarcastic - and not what he expected....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Falling in love with the Douchebags all over again!

  • By nicandbooks on 25-01-2018

Falling in love with the Douchebags all over again!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-2018

I really enjoyed listening to Sara Ney’s first book from her How to Date a Douchebag series. Oz and James’ story was a great read and this time around it was definitely an enjoyable listen!

This was my first dual narration audiobook (as opposed to duet narration) and it took a little getting used to. I actually preferred Josh Goodman’s take on James in comparison to the “manly voice” that Muffy Newton puts on for Oz. And it was that which detracted from the story a bit for me.

In saying that, the storyline itself was a strong as ever in audio!! And I did thoroughly enjoy listening to the book. I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of the series.

  • Strength

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Cole, Will M. Watt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Vi Harris tests every bit of my strength. She is my own personal challenge. She has the potential to make me weak at a time when I'm determined to show everyone just how bloody strong I am. Yet somehow, she doesn't see me as broken. She sees me as the man I'm fighting so hard to be. The man that I'm still struggling to see myself. But resisting her is proving to be even more difficult than my past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Maria on 15-08-2018

Those brilliant audio moments

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

Reviewed: 21-01-2018

Hearing Hayden and Vi’s story in audio was absolutely perfect. Will Watt and Charlotte Cole do an incredible job of capturing the true essence of these characters and the difficult but beautiful journey they go through to find each other.

I had tears in my eyes through so many scenes and the emotion that you feel when listening to the audio of That One Moment is almost greater than that I felt when reading the book.... this is all because of the talented Will and Charlotte. Everything Vi and Hayden felt is expressed perfectly in audio and I absolutely cannot fault this fabulous recording.

  • Challenge

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Charlotte Cole, Martin Foster
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Camden Harris, the famously hot, hulk of a footballer is laid up in a London hospital. But his busted knee doesn't stop him from running his well-practiced game on Indie Porter - his redheaded spitfire of a doctor. She's not his type, not even close. But she could be the perfect distraction from the soul-crushing damage this injury could cost him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • so cuteeeee💕👄💕

  • By Barbra Lazzarini on 22-09-2018

No Challenge to enjoy this book in audio

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

Reviewed: 21-12-2017

I fell in love with Camden and Indie when I first read Amy Daws’ Challenge a few months back. But to hear them in audio made me love them just that bit more.

Will Watt and Charlotte Cole give flawless performances and make listening to the story enjoyable and fun and emotional. And Martin Foster hits the mark with his portrayal of Dr Pritchard who gave me the heebie-jeebies in the book, but in audio had me truly creeped out - which means Martin succeeded in his role.

This is a fabulous story, a phenomenal audio book and EVERYONE should get on board and take the CHALLENGE 😉😂😂

  • Keeper

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Charlotte Cole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

They were best friends until they became roommates. Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own. As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention. Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University. Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker's youth.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By SamK on 12-06-2018

Be Keeper-ed by Booker

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

Reviewed: 17-11-2017

Keeper by Amy Daws is already my top read of 2017 and this audio version is now my absolute favourite telling of the story.

Will Watt's and Charlotte Cole's performances as Booker & Poppy (and all the supporting characters) are phenomenal and they manage to capture the essence of these two characters completely.

This best friends to lovers romance is even more emotional, more hilarious and more of just everything in audio format. I had tears in my eyes from both laughter and sadness while listening to this gorgeous tale. Plus getting updates from my favourite Harris family members is yet another highlight.

Finally, I must commend Charlotte on her perfect sing-song Poppy moments - they were absolutely spot on - and Will for his splendid and flawless Irish and Scottish accents - they were just brilliant #WillWattForSiri

Five star performance of a five star book!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bringing the Harris brothers to life ❤️❤️

  • By nicandbooks on 06-10-2017

Bringing the Harris brothers to life ❤️❤️

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2017

I'm a total newbie to audio books but this will not be my last. Will and Charlotte bring Amy Daws' fabulous book Endurance to life with their dual narration. I laughed, I cried and I fell in love with Tanner and Belle all over again ❤️❤️

This is absolutely fabulous and I would recommend it to readers who already know Amy and the Harris brothers or London Lovers series but also to total newbies to audio books and Amy. You will not be disappointed!!

Can't wait to hear the rest of the Harris brothers series narrated by Will and Charlotte (as well as That One Moment)!! Five mankini wearing Harris brother stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👍🏻