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Words without Story

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

Reviewed: 21-10-2020

I finished the book but I still feel like I haven’t finished chapter 1. Where is the story? I won’t be reading the next book.

HILARIOUS

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

Reviewed: 12-12-2016

I was laughing -- out loud head back belly laughing -- 30 seconds into this title. A very easy listen made all the more enjoyable by Sebastian York's seamless narration. Within five minutes of finishing this book, I was texting my "must listen" recommendation to friends. A well paced story with believable characters, Blakely's clever blend of self-deprecating humour and lust will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Guarantee your dollars or credit will be well spent here.

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IT'S BAD ALRIGHT 😱

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

Reviewed: 29-10-2016

Any additional comments?

Didn't enjoy this title at all. There is no story here, and the narrator was the weakest, least enjoyable I have experienced to date. I ended up fast forwarding through sections of the book. Don't waste your time or money.

NO STARS 😑

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

Reviewed: 29-10-2016

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A story for starters. There was no story here.
A stronger narrator. The male lead is a boxer, a dominant; he sounded anything but.
A connection between the M/F leads – wasn't there at all for me.

Would you be willing to try another one of Lucy Rivers’s performances?

No! Listening to Rivers was hard work. Little if any voice modulation to distinguish characters. Male voices were excruciatingly painful.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time or money in this one; nothing here to enjoy.

Not too Dirty!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-2016

This storyline is a little lack luster compared to Cunning's Stage Dive series The interaction between the male and female leads could have made for interesting listening however the poor performance by the narrator blew any chance of that happening. After listening to the Stage Dive series, this Spin-off book was a bit of a disappointment. I've listened to a few titles narrated by Arndt and have found her a bit hit and miss. Alas, this one is a definite miss. I found it hard to detect any difference between story narration and character performances. Her male voice overs were weak and in this novel, her female voice was grating in the extreme. If you're going to spend coin on this series, skip the audio version and read it for yourself.

Not so Wicked

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

Reviewed: 11-09-2016

What would have made Wicked Fall better?

This title needed a stronger storyline and far better narration to capture and maintain my interest. Alas, even the interaction between the M and F leads lacked tension.

Has Wicked Fall put you off other books in this genre?

Whilst I didn't enjoy this title, it hasn't deterred my interest in this genre.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration completely detracted from the book. I kept expecting to be interrupted by a documentary channel with an apology that the voice overs had been inadvertently switched. Lee Samuels' voice in particular just didn't do it for me and I found it really hard to get past it.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I didn't love this book but I didn't hate it either ... it was just so so. I managed to finish it but was happy when it was over and I could move onto something more captivating.

Any additional comments?

This book is definitely a multi-tasker ... okay to listen to while doing housework or some other mindless task. Definitely not a title I'd sit down and listen to as a time-out.

Dive In ... No Risk

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

Reviewed: 29-08-2016

This is my favorite book in the Stage Dive series. The leads in this story are a little more intense than Scott's other Stage Dive characters, creating an emotional and physical tension between them that got me hooked and reeled me in. I enjoyed the verbal sparring as foreplay to a promise of something loin stirringly stimulating and I wasn't disappointed. The observations and interactions with characters introduced earlier in the series helped keep it all real and provided a few laughs along the way. Whilst I could stand it if Arndt brought a little more manliness to her male characters, she nonetheless delivered a great performance. Worth a credit? Definitely.

Friction ... a Slow Burn to Hot

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

Reviewed: 27-08-2016

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Really enjoyed the friction, or tension, between the lead characters. This friction is the story and I felt the author did a nice job keeping me entertained with the mental emotional and physical exchanges between the two.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I almost threw in the towel after two chapters. I felt the female narrator started out over-the-top aggressive and slightly out of sync with the female character. Just as I was getting ready to ditch it, her performance took an upswing and I was able to connect. Female narrator's portrayal of the male lead wasn't as strong as her female lead but nonetheless tolerable. Loved the male narrator - very easy to listen to and was a perfect match for the male lead. Keen to see what other performances he's done.

Any additional comments?

Overall, I enjoyed this audio title. If you're looking for a story with depth of plot, move on, but if you like people watching at pace, it's definitely worth your time and credit.

Light Chic Lit - Definitely Not Erotica

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2016

What did you like best about Archer's Voice? What did you like least?

Didn't connect with the voice of Archer as performed by either of the narrators. Voice was too light and effeminate; combined with the character created by Sheridan, I couldn't get past Archer being a bit poonsey.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Enjoyed the 'love finds a way' through adversity theme but was challenged somewhat by the weak/soft profile of the male lead.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kris Koscheski and Emily Durante ’s performances?

Whilst I wasn't over the moon about their performance in this book, I'm open to listening to them narrate other characters.

Any additional comments?

Influenced by strong listener reviews, I set a high benchmark and was a little disappointed when the story didn't live up to expectations. It was a "nice" light read for a chic lit title but I definitely wouldn't categorise it as erotic fiction.

Cold Shower Material

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

Reviewed: 25-08-2016

What did you like most about Double Time?

Is this a trick question? What's not to like? This book is a couldn't put down, heart thumping, tummy churning, loins squirming ... you get the gist.
On reflection, I think I enjoyed this book so much because we get to know the main character (Trey Mills) so well over the course of five books - and I came to like him, a lot! Secondly Keef's expert narration added significantly to my enjoyment of this book, particularly her portrayal of Mills.

Which character – as performed by Justine O. Keef – was your favourite?

Loved the voice Keef used for Trey, including his sex scenes - I thought I might need to have my ear phones surgically removed! Well done 😊

Any additional comments?

This book is hot hot hot, no doubt about it. I was kind of expecting that. What I wasn't expecting was a poignancy and depth of character in Trey Mills that strengthened the storyline and engaged me as much as the sizzling hot sex. Olivia Cunning is able to whip up a seductive sex storm but don't underestimate her ability to create characters that are, in and of themselves, stories. Thoroughly enjoyed this audio version.