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  • Loving Storm

  • Ashes & Embers Series, Book 5
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, CJ Bloom
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Evie: I met him in a snowstorm.... We spent 48 hours trapped in the back of his pickup truck. We fought. We touched. We fell. Hard. Storm: She literally crashed into my life.... The last thing I wanted was a relationship. Especially with a quirky chick who drove me insane. But something about her got under my skin, and into my heart. And I had to have her. All of her. Now. Falling in love in the back of a truck, just the two of us, was easy. Dealing with psycho fans, jealous exes, and demons from the past...not so easy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fairy tale fairy tale.... not enough

  • By karen grave on 22-03-2019

fairy tale fairy tale.... not enough

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2019

I read it because it just kept me feeling good. don't know if the author is intending to write any more in the series but she left 3 doors ajar at the wedding. 1 we know is kenzi and for other two.. Amy and micah and wtf happened to asher? have i missed a book? every book I read of this series alludes to him but I still don't know. I haven't read j
his story if he has one.
Lukasisnt a book I'm going to read as the story line doesn't grab me and a few ratings didnt give it a thumbs up. so unless more of ashers story is in there?????

Will struggle with the 1st book in her other series it's not my thing...kenzi and tor. think i might whisk off into fantasy line with werewolves for awhile although Suzanne Wright I've exhausted all her fantastic stories


  • Talon

  • Ashes & Embers, Book 4
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Elizabeth Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

A social experiment (a scary but exciting concept): marry a total stranger, live together for six months, and journal everything. Feelings. Fights. All of it. After six months, we each get $50,000 in exchange for our journals, whether we stay married or not. But the goal is to commit to the experience and see if the relationship experts could put together the perfect matches. I have never been lucky in love. This was my chance to find my soulmate. I couldn't wait to meet the man the experts felt was perfect for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • now this was funny with a perfect narrator's voice

  • By karen grave on 20-03-2019

now this was funny with a perfect narrator's voice

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

Reviewed: 20-03-2019

the male narrators voice and the the male character go hand in hand blooming fantastic as is the female narrator.
story line done before, ending done before but it's carian Cole's leaughinglyy,sweet funny journey that kept me reading . wish I'd read ashers story and would like to see mika tamed. l

  • Vandal

  • Ashes & Embers, Book 2
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged. Yes, I had broken her, ravished her life, and destroyed her happiness. I brought her to the ultimate despair. I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me. Broken. Hopeless. Reckless in her agony. She is a mirror of my own tortured soul. But what I took away I can give back, in ways she cannot even begin to imagine. She is everything right in all my wrongs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • omg

  • By karen grave on 20-03-2019

omg

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

Reviewed: 20-03-2019

I absolutely loved it but gritted my teeth at the end. if the heroine was playing the game then more should have been explained near the end. maybe vandals response. it's so different to storm and I was not going to purchase Lukas but he and ivy intertwined in this book makes me want to hear it.

  • Storm

  • Ashes & Embers, Book 1
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

A series of weather and road mishaps leave me trapped in the middle of a blizzard with a complete stranger. In the back of a pickup truck. For 48 freakin' hours. A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle. A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turns my insides to jelly. A stranger who holds me in his arms, calms me, and then sets a fire in me that I can't put out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • was a little bit of a shock everything so fast

  • By karen grave on 18-03-2019

was a little bit of a shock everything so fast

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

Reviewed: 18-03-2019

from 18 hours to 8 hours was a surprise it was so fast paced and a little bit unbelievable there were a few untied ends in this book and not really portraying the side of a rock star but many books do not she was introduced pretty quickly to the rock stars family and apart from the heroin wrestling with her conscience they didn't seem much to fight for all in all it was a sweet little book a few good sex scenes but it was tied neatly with a bow compared to no tomorrow this book was pardon the pun a walk in the park. I've always liked to C J and have listened to her in previous audios but wasn't sure if this was the right book for her

  • No Tomorrow

  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Jillian Macie, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 18 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

The people we love are thieves. They steal our hearts. They steal our breath. They steal our sanity. And we let them. Over and over and over again. They say you never forget your first love. Mine was a homeless musician who wandered straight into my soul. He was my first everything. And fourteen years later, I still can't get him out of my head. He broke all my rules. He also broke my heart. I watched him climb to stardom, cheering him on from afar. But I was never a fan; just a girl in love. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • oh boy!!!

  • By karen grave on 18-03-2019

oh boy!!!

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

Reviewed: 18-03-2019

beautiful story, beautifully written. I experience depression and though not as bad as blue there are startling similarities in this noob to my experience,,
18 hours got a bit long. It was drawn out a bit in places which made me anxious.
narrator's did well. Jillian male voice gave me a clear picture of blues temperament. looking forward to her series

  • Heart of the Devil

  • The Forge Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

In the stunning conclusion to the Forge Trilogy, ruthless billionaire Jericho Forge faces his toughest challenge. To emerge victorious, he'll have to give up the one thing he's never offered a woman - his heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • at least tths cracken was mentioned too often lol<br />

  • By karen grave on 14-03-2019

at least tths cracken was mentioned too often lol<br />

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

Reviewed: 14-03-2019

short n sweet with some twists. didn't see the last one. great to have a strong heroine. great to have it all fall into plavce6

  • The Player

  • By: Claire Contreras
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Megan Tusing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

I'm naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the royal family to shame, I'm the definition of most eligible bachelor. Every man wants to be me, and every woman wants to tame me. Until Camila. The moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her. She wants to keep me at arm's length. I want her naked in my bed. She says I'm bad news. I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dragged and it was a struggle to fiinish

  • By karen grave on 13-03-2019

dragged and it was a struggle to fiinish

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

Reviewed: 13-03-2019

1st tome I've read this author and she's definitely not for me.
Zac Webber got my attention as I love his narration (aka Jacob morgan). it was nice and slow and I kept waiting for a twist....so kept listening, to no avail. a lot of chapters with nothing much to say.
if you want a drawn out fluffy story with the occasional choice word in there then this is the one. if you want grit try Meghan March or A. zavarelli...they'll knock ya socks off.

  • Ghost

  • Boston Underworld, Book 3
  • By: A. Zavarelli
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

I have always been a bird. Caged by one prison or another when the only thing I ever wanted was to fly away. Sold. Beaten. Starved. Drugged. Nothing scares me anymore. Until him. He makes the numbness go away. He is hazardous to me. It has nothing to do with his mafia lifestyle, and everything to do with what he offers. A gilded prison. A retreat from everything that I once knew. The reality I have no desire to return to. He thinks he's caged me, but soon I'm going to fly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best book yet

  • By karen grave on 09-03-2019

best book yet

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

Reviewed: 09-03-2019

thought I'd like reaper but this one goes one better.
great narration and accents by tracy

  • Reaper

  • Boston Underworld, Book 2
  • By: Ashleigh Zavarelli
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

He's dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal. An Irish mobster. Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package. But there's also something off about him. He doesn't feel anything. He shows no emotions. Sometimes, I question his humanity. He hasn't spoken to me in two years. Not a single word. But we share a secret, he and I. And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind.... He won't have a problem killing me, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best series ever

  • By Lisa Lajcarov on 23-07-2016

loved reaper and sasha

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

Reviewed: 05-03-2019

not as steamy as the first but the reasoning is well written. boy as many twists and turns as book1 but reapers story did break my heart. Sasha is perfect. her softness and patience is just what he needs....we do sweep his trouble along quite quickly, the fact that he's learning emotion and sex and feelings but as soon as we get caught up with sashe's kidnapping we are whisked along again. loved Tracy and her voices and accent and she makes me want to enjoy more of the Irish, as of course so I does the author . book3 here I come..hmmmm ghost

  • Crow

  • Boston Underworld, Book 1
  • By: A. Zavarelli
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

An Irish mobster. A missing friend. Two loyalties, ripping me apart. I had a plan. Get in, get my information, and get out. Easy, right? Turns out, infiltrating the Irish mafia isn't exactly what I thought it would be. I just wanted a soldier. Someone I could flirt with to get me in the door. That's when Lachlan Crow noticed me. Problem was, he wasn't a soldier. No, he was next in line for the throne of the Irish underworld. And he was determined to hate me from the outset.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By dejoux on 01-10-2016

holy crap what a ride!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-2019

wow! , this is my 1st listening to this author and what a ride. twists and turns like nothing I've listened to before. I thought I was going to lose the gist but I was right with the syndicate. can't wait for the next book.
I've listened to the narrator's voice before and struggled with her voice in prior novels but she is absolutely brilliant here, with her accent and female as well as male characters voices.