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  • Stroked

  • By: Meghan Quinn
  • Narrated by: Morais Almeida, Yvonne Syn, Douglas Berger
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god. His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water. On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, covered up only by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal. I hate to admit it, but I'm head over heels infatuated with him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DNF

  • By Lara on 15-01-2019

DNF

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

Reviewed: 15-01-2019

Stopped about 6 chapters in. Left it for a week and came back. Realised why I stopped in the first place. Terribly written. Narration okay, sort of annoying. Will return.

  • Down to My Soul

  • Soul Series, Book 2
  • By: Kennedy Ryan
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

She doesn't wear my ring. We never stood before a preacher. The only vows exchanged were between our bodies; between our souls. But she was mine and I was hers until I ruined it. I have to believe that every day, every step, every breath brings me closer to making things right. To making her mine again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Lara on 30-11-2018

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2018

If this book was read by competent narrators it could have possibly been alright (not great, but an easy listen). It’s like it’s both narrators are just starting out and haven’t actually read it an advance. Emotion is lacking or really weird.

  • A Love So Dangerous

  • To the Bone, Book 1
  • By: Lili Valente
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

I've got a big c*ck, a bigger bank account, and zero interest in happily ever after. I just want to feel alive, to look into a woman's eyes and see something that's going to keep my mind off all the shit I refuse to think about for an hour or two. And then I meet her, a good girl with a body made for sin and ugly problems only a bad man can fix.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DNF

  • By Lara on 28-11-2018

DNF

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2018

Couldn’t get into this one. Will return. Perhaps it’s tge younger age (20) of the characters but story didn’t grab me

  • My Soul to Keep (Soul Series, Volume 1)

  • Soul, Volume 1
  • By: Kennedy Ryan
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music. Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It's the thing that's pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I'm finally making my way, making my mark. I can't afford to fall for one of music's brightest stars. Not now. Music is all I have left, and I'm holding on tight with both hands.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • TERRIBLE narration

  • By Lara on 28-11-2018

TERRIBLE narration

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2018

If this book was read by competent narrators it could have possibly been alright (not great, but an easy listen). It’s like it’s both narrators are just starting out and haven’t actually read it an advance. Emotion is lacking or really weird.

  • Switch Hitter

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn't put my finger on what it was. Same hair color. Same legs. Same face. Except...I look harder. At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn't there the last time we went out. And her laugh - that laugh isn't as loud. This isn't the girl I've gone out with the past few weeks. It's her twin sister, and they've switched places on me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute and short

  • By Lara on 20-11-2018

Cute and short

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

Reviewed: 20-11-2018

Very short but a good quick listen. Story was nice and a light hearted listen

  • The Cad and the Co-Ed

  • Rugby, Book 3
  • By: Penny Reid, L. H. Cosway
  • Narrated by: George Allan, KC Sheridan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he's done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can't remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he's cleaning up his act. The only problem is, no one believes him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesomeness 💗💖💗

  • By Barbra Lazzarini on 25-12-2018

Bit of a stifle

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

Reviewed: 10-11-2018

Male narrator doing the female voice just wasn’t right. Female narrator was fine, not great, but fine.
Could’ve been an easy listen if not for the male narrator. But not a great story. Won’t continue with the next in the series.

  • Jock Row

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Josh Goodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Scarlett is always the sensible one: The sober driver. The planner. The one holding your hair back while you're worshiping the porcelain gods. Week-after-week, she visits Jock Row with her friends - the university's hottest party scene and a breeding ground for student athletes. And if keeping her friends out of trouble and guys out of their pants was a sport, she'd be the star athlete. Being a well known jock-blocker gets her noticed for all the wrong reasons; just like that, she's banned from Jock Row. No guy wants a girl around who keeps their jock friends from getting laid.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much happened

  • By Lara on 28-10-2018

Not much happened

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

Cute college story. Started with a nice meeting and kept waiting for something to happen - but of drama but didn’t eventuate. Good narration. Thought it would be more of a sports story but there wasn’t any unfortunately.

  • Maddox

  • Vested Interest, Book 3
  • By: Melanie Moreland
  • Narrated by: John Lane, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Brought up in chaos and fear, Maddox requires order and control to cope with life. He has his career and two closest friends. That is all he needs. Until Dee enters his life. She brings forth feelings he has denied himself his entire life - and threatens his control. He wants to hold. Keep. Love. Live. Damaged by her past, Dee cannot admit her feelings for him, fighting him at every turn. Is he strong enough to show her - to prove love is worth the risk for both of them?  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Third in the series getting dry

  • By Lara on 11-10-2018

Third in the series getting dry

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

Reviewed: 11-10-2018

Pushing the friendship a bit far by book 3. Just flitting to much into the other two main couples’ stories and trying to wrap all up in a neat bow, without giving this story enough substance unfortunately. First in series was good, second okay, this one meh.

  • What Doesn't Destroy Us

  • Devil's Dust Series, Book 1
  • By: M. N. Forgy
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

When Dani's sheltered life is turned upside down by her mother's secrets, she finds protection with her estranged outlaw father. Against all warnings, she falls for bad boy biker Shadow. He is beast and beauty sealed in a leather cut with a gun holster. Can Dani learn to live within the club rules? Is she more like her father than she could imagine?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time or money

  • By Corrin on 02-10-2015

DNF

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

Reviewed: 03-10-2018

I chose this hoping for a non-generic biker book and due to the narrators. However the story had me rolling my eyes very quickly and despite the good narration, the story was just a bit rubbish. Not for me. Have returned.

  • Beat of the Heart

  • Runaway Train Series, Book 2
  • By: Katie Ashley
  • Narrated by: Justine O. Keef, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancé, 28-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients' hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again. But that all comes to a screeching halt when caring for the head roadie for Runaway Train puts her into the orbit of drummer and Latin lover A. J. Resendiz. After a scorching weekend of steamy passion, Mia's intention of getting out with her heart unscathed is challenged by the stud with the wicked sense of humor, especially when he wants to continue seeing her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started mid story

  • By Lara on 02-10-2018

Started mid story

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

The first book in the series isn’t available in Aus so the series starts with this book. Unfortunately you can tell the other characters back story is meant to be known so it feels like I’m missing crucial information. Have returned for this reason.