Category: Rating A

Review: The Earl Next Door by ..

Posted June 4, 2019 by Ang in historical romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey

The Earl Next Door Author: Amelia Grey Reviewer: Ang Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: The Earl Next Door is full of feisty characters and lots of chemistry. Lyon and Adeline butt heads from the moment they meet but can’t deny the sparks that ignite between them every time their paths cross. Adeline shows Lyon […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Dusk’s Revenge by A.W. Exley

Audiobook Review: Dusk’s Revenge Author: A.W. Exley Narrator: Mary Sarah Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Silent Wings #3 Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy Audiobook Source: Tantor Audio Dusk’s Revenge is the third and final story in the Silent Wings trilogy by A.W. Exley. Although a standalone romance, and the author does a good job reminding listeners of the HUGE reveals from […]

Review: The Witchwood Crown by..

Posted May 21, 2019 by Nima in Rating A, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams

The Witchwood Crown Author: Tad Williams Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Tad Williams is a strong, well-established fantasy author.  In 1988 he published The Dragonbone Chair, the first volume of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn.  He’s the guy George R. R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones, credits with inspiring “…me to write […]

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Posted May 13, 2019 by Jennifer in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely

Audiobook review: The Birthday Suit Author:  Lauren Blakely Narrators: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, January Lavoy, Julia Whelan, R.C. Bray, Shane East, Joe Arden, Erin Mallon, Dion Graham, Savannah Peachwood, Jason Clarke, Robin Miles (Full Cast Style) Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance Source:  Purchased I listened to a couple of short stories about secondary characters in Birthday […]

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Posted May 9, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: She Dreams of Fire by M.K. Gibson

Audiobook review: She Dreams of Fire Author: M.K. Gibson Narrator: Xe Sands Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Hammer of Witches #1 Source: author WOW! Have you been looking for a new urban fantasy series? Let me direct your attention to She Dreams of Fire. Right from the explosive beginning, I was drawn into this dark underworld of witches and paranormals. The […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Feel Good Factor by Lauren Blakely

Audiobook review: The Feel Good Factor Author:  Lauren Blakely Narrators: Erin Mallon & Joe Arden Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Lucky in Love #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source:  Purchased The Feel Good Factoris the second book in the Lucky in Loveseriesby Lauren Blakely, and it picks up where Derek and Perry met in Best Laid Plans, with her pulling him […]

Review: The Bride Test by Hele..

Posted May 6, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test Author: Helen Hoang Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: As a high-functioning autistic adult, Khai Diep thinks he is incapable of emotion and is content in the routine of his life, but his mother feels it is time for him to find a wife. She travels to Viet Nam where […]

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Posted May 2, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs

Audiobook review: Storm Cursed Author: Patricia Briggs Narrator: Lorelei King Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Mercy Thompson #11; Mercy Thompson Universe #16 Source: Penguin Random House Audio Mercy is back my friends! Interweaving in time with Alpha and Omega, Mercy Thompson’s sister series, Storm Cursed takes place after the events of the previous two “Mercy Universe” books. Mercy and Adam are […]

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Posted April 30, 2019 by Jennifer in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Best Laid Plans by Lauren Blakely

Audiobook review: Best Laid Plans Author:  Lauren Blakely Narrators: Erin Mallon & Joe Arden (Duet style) Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Lucky in Love #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source:  Audible Romance Package (purchased membership) Best Laid Plans is the first book in the Lucky in Love series by Lauren Blakely. I’m a big fan of Blakely’s romances, they are funny […]

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Posted April 18, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, paranormal, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Ghosts Gone Wild by Danielle Garrett

Audiobook review: Ghosts Gone Wild Author: Danielle Garrett Narrator: Amanda Ronconi Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries #2 Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Ghosts Gone Wild is the second story in the Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. After meeting Scarlet the “ghost whisper” and learning of her talents in the […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Honey Series by Kristen Ashley (Part 2)

Audiobook review: Honey Series Author:  Kristen Ashley Narrators: See individual stories Audio Speed: 1x Series: Honey Series #3, #3.5 Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, BDSM Source: Purchased / Audible Romance Package The Greatest Risk Narrator: Lizbeth Gwynn It’s official I love Kristen Ashley’s Honey series. She writes BDSM with heart.  Stellan and Sixx have known each other for a few years through […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Honey Series by Kristen Ashley (Part 1)

Audiobook review: Honey Series Author:  Kristen Ashley Narrator: Lizbeth Gwynn Audio Speed: 1x Series: Honey Series #1, #2 Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, BDSM Source: Purchased Note: The narration for all titles is reviewed at the end of the story reviews. The Deep End After so many others recommending Kristen Ashley to me, I finally decided to give her a go […]

Review: Dancing with the Viper..

Posted April 11, 2019 by Nima in Rating A, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Dancing with the Viper by Amy Beatty

Dancing with the Viper Author: Amy Beatty Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Dancing with the Viper took me by surprise.  Honestly, from the ambiguous cover art and title, I was expecting something a little campy like Robyn Peterman’s books.  That was reinforced when the book starts with main character Hanna Bradley taking […]

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Posted April 9, 2019 by Jen in children's fiction, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Audiobook review: The Phantom Tollbooth Author: Norton Juster Narrator: Rainn Wilson Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Standalone Genre: Children’s Literature, Adventure Source: Penguin Random House Audio The Phantom Tollbooth was one of my top five favorite books when I was in elementary school. I still have my original, tattered copy, and I read it to my kids when they were in […]