The Night I Danced with Rommel by Elisabeth Marrion *AUDIO* 2 Stars

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by Elisabeth Marrion (Author), Nancy Peterson (Narrator), Bennett Allen (Narrator)

AUDIO REVIEW DNF

This book was set way back in Germany when the war was going on and that was interesting but unfortunately I couldn’t finish this book. It wasn’t due to the story line because I did enjoy where I got up to – I just had a hard time listening to the narrator. I am Australian and her thick accent is something I’m not use to. Anyone that can listen to audio book with a German accent this book will be right up your alley. Thank you for the chance to try and listen to this book. I’m sorry I was unable to finish.

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If it doesn’t go away, come back by Neva Cavataio *Audio* 4 Stars

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by Neva Cavataio (Author), Meww Gomez (Narrator)

I was given this by the narrator to review as an audio book. I have to say, I had not read the blurb so I went into it blind. This was obviously an autobiographical view of how a disease affects a person’s life. Job, hospitals, sex, and everything in between. What I got from the first person character was that she was funny but bitter – an obvious reaction that I think many people would be comforted by.
The narrator was good. I would give her a four star rating. She has a great voice for audio however, sometimes she is a bit too laid back, reading a bit too fast, and mumbling the words so I had to slow it down to a .75 speed. I think with a bit more notes against the manuscript, she would stop and allow the funny, poignant parts to allow the listener to let it register.

If you are interested in learning more and have a half an hour – check this audio out here. It is a great listen for a one way commute.

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ALWAYS YOU BY KIRSTY MOSELY **AUDIO** 4 STARS

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Always You [Unabridged] [Audible Audio Edition]

by Kirsty Moseley (Author), Andrea Emmes (Narrator)

4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews)

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Andrea Emmes makes this story great. You can’t help but fall in love with Clay and Riley. She also plays Blake very well – creepster and ego extraordinaire. My only thought is that she could make the male parts a big more sexy with a little more practice. She has it but it not quite fully developed. I have absolutely no doubt that Emmes will fine tune her male POV and then, well – listeners will swoon.

Always You could have been half of its length. There was so much repetition and well, after a while, I did have a hard time with Blake’s continuous encounters. I felt like there should have been more security for her. It would become angst and violent and then oops – no biggie – that is just that person being upset. Physical violence shouldn’t be brushed off so readily and so for that, I wished that those parts had been left out and we had focused just on Riley and Clay – perhaps what they were like before that year she came back to the States?

I did listen to the full story and did enjoy it but I felt like I was missing something that maybe I hadn’t heard? Mosely has written amazing books that I am a huge fan of but I don’t think this is her best. This audio saves it by at least one star.

Can’t wait for more from Emmes and of course, props to Mosely for another romance from friendship story. Love those Alpha older like brother protectors. Keep it up.

WJR BOFA

2000 Miles by Jennifer Davis **AUDIO** 4.5 STARS

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Two Thousand Miles [Unabridged] [Audible Audio Edition]

by Jennifer Davis (Author), Meghan Kelly (Narrator)

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A tragic event forces 17-year-old Kat Parker to move 2,000 miles away from her cushy life in Malibu, California, to a simpler one in Slidell, Louisiana, where she falls for the beautiful Mason Dugas and the Broussards – the family who has taken her in. But Kat fears she may lose them all when the secret she’s been keeping is revealed and she’s suddenly summoned back to Malibu to settle unfinished business.

If you want an audio, click here.

This book had me hooked and I believe it was only because of Meghan Kelly. She is a fantastic narrator for love, new adult, contemporary romance, etc. She can change from sultry girl to Louisiana dumb ass to hot and sizzling man. I am sorry but she kills it and not knowing more about her career, I would say she is one of the hottest narrators for authors to grab on to right now. Props to Davis.

The story line was so-so but as an audio is was fabulous. I felt like I got to know Kat and while Mason left me feeling confused about his intentions most of the book, I couldn’t help but swoon.

GREAT team. Good job. 4.5 stars.

The Assassin’s Wife by Roger Weston **AUDIO** 4 STARS

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The Assassin’s Wife: A Thriller [Unabridged] [Audible Audio Edition]

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Drama Professor Meg Coles is in a state of shock after her husband is terminated and she barely escapes the killers. Now she is on the run, on the F.B.I.’s most wanted list, and a fugitive of the law and of government assassins. She learns that she knows very little about the man she’s been married to for ten years. She must become a criminal to survive and to find out the truth, and she must get answers before the death teams silence her permanently.

I am not one for thrillers but this fast paced action novel had me from the first minute. It is obvious that this is a Weston classic written drama that can tear the reader from the moment and get lost in the story. My only wish? I wanted to be watching it on the big screen rather that through ear phones.

Alas, Kitty Hendrix is not a beginner at narration. Although I listened at 1.25 – her voice (mature, smooth, and downright confident) was exact and perfect for this book. Hendrix is the assassin’s wife and she kept me gripped with her confusion and determination. One star was taken off just because I believe that audio listeners want a little more emotion – yet again – that was my wish. I wanted to see rather than hear so when “certain” parts arose, I needed more feeling from Hendrix.

Can’t wait to hear and read more from this dynamic duo.

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FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE (AUDIO) **4.5 Stars**

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Audiobook for Four Second to Lose By K. A. Tucker
Narrated By Elizabeth Louise, Sebastian York

Charlie Is a 18yr who had a rough up bring with her mother dying a few years ago and leaving her with her step father. Sam her stepfather is a Drug trafficker who gets Charlie to traffic his drugs for him.

Cain Is the owner of a Strip club he also had a rough up bring with his dad being a drug addict and his mother a prostitute. After his Mother, Father and Sister being brutality murder Cain decides to open a Strip club and make sure if the Girls in this business were going to do it the would have a safe and moral place to work.

When Sam ships Charlie off to Miami to lay low Charlie decides if she is ever going to get away from the life she has been living she needs money, So she decides that stripping at Penny’s is the way to get good money.
Cain and Charlie have an instant connection and even though Cain has a policy not to go near his employees he seem drawn to Charlie and every time she dances on stage she dances for him. Till they can’t fight there attraction anymore.

The thing is Cain has no idea who Charlie really is?

I have Fallen in love with K. A. Tuckers writing this is now the second book of hers I have read and I haven’t been able to put her books down and soon as I do I’m dying to read the next.

I have now listen to Sebastian York Narrated a couple of book and this mans voice is somewhat hypnotic and Sexy I could listen to this mans Voice all day (and I did).
Elizabeth Louise has the sweet sultry voice that was so fitting for this character I think these 2 were a great pairing together.

I would give this Audiobook a 4.5 rating – Get it here!

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The Ballerina and The Fighter by Ursula Sinclair – AUDIO – **3.5 Stars**

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Ursula Sinclair (Author), Matthew Whitfield (Narrator) – Purchase here

It is tough for authors to find the right narrator to do their characters justice. Sinclair went with only a male narrator (for a female and male POV) and he didn’t quite pull off a feminine voice. That was what made the story difficult to follow (as an audio). I fully believe that had there been a second female narrator, this book would have been more gripping from Shel’s tragedy to the MMA fight. One other problem was the ending… I believe in cliff hangers but only when the reader can walk away and say, well, if I don’t listen to the next – I still spent a good time listening. Like with any movie, narration (audio books) are the same. Will I spend money on the next in the series to find out more? I am not sure.

The story-line itself was good and solid. Boy meets girl. Boy leaves girl. Boy and girl have a romantic reunion. It made me smile and it made me feel angst at the secrecy that Maze had. I wish Ivy had talked more about her thoughts on Maze’s tattoo that was obviously for her but it was just a touch of surface. I wished for more.

Whitfield is a “wow” male (only) narrator and this genre is most definitely for him however he should either work on either distinguishing his female voice or ask to solely work male narration because he is the guy next door that you could listen to all night (and I did.) However, by the end, Ivy and Maze sounded SO much alike that I did have to jump back to figure out whose perspective Sinclair was writing from.

All in all – I liked this. I did. I just think it could have been executed better.

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The Sleep Police by Jay Bonansinga **AUDIO**4.5 Stars

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The Sleep Police – Purchase Audio here.

UNABRIDGED
Summary:
When Detective Frank Janus falls asleep, people die. Either a killer is playing mind games with him–or he’s a killer himself. Now, as the body count rises, so do Frank’s deep-rooted nightmares–his inexplicable blackouts–and the fear that he’s become the number one suspect.
That summary doesn’t leave us much with what will happen, for sure. However, it is a thriller with certain twists and turns that almost made me rewind to listen.
“The best voice for this chilling thriller.” This book ranks high in the mystery/thriller/psychological category in Books on Fire’s collection for 2014.
I have not listened to anything quite like this to date and look forward to listening to more of Bonansinga and Heitsch’s work.
I haven’t heard Paul narrate before this but he is definitely a ‘natural’ and I see him becoming an audio book go-to narrator. I don’t think he has to only do thrillers with his low, husky voice. He could very easily work romance and general fiction, gaining more attention from ALL audio lovers.
This story made me wince most of all. Heitsch’s voice is chilling which makes this book even more incredible. This was a great choice for a narrator..
The story is extremely well written, third person, however sometimes it felt like Frank was actually talking so that was a bit tough to follow. Frank’s mother is brilliant.
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Fighting for Flight by JB Salsbury **AUDIO** 5 Glorious Stars

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    • Narrated by: Ryan West, Erin Mallon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins 

Lead Me Not By A. Meredith Walters 5 Perfect Stars **AUDIO**

How refreshing to read a book that deals with real life situations. How many of us have or in love with someone with a drug or alcohol addiction? This novel is one that grips you from page one and doesn’t let go until you are shattered and wanting to fix everything – just like Aubrey.

Aubrey is a counselor in training. Maxx is a guy who can’t keep himself straight enough to find his way sober free. It has disaster written all over it – this couple and yet, we want to hope, just for once, that they will learn to love each other for who they are and without needing to change the other.

Insert Serenity Prayer.

Walters delivers a heartbreaking, emotional, and also a contemporary novel that is with the times. She is a fluid writer and can make most authors look like they just learned to spell their name. It is impossible to turn this one away.

NARRATION: Shayna Thibodeaux is a very popular up and coming narrator. She has worked with some of the best New Adult writers this past year. Her voice and her passion is flawless. I still haven’t heard “anger” from her yet and was hoping she would find that edge in this one but alas, I will have to wait to hear.Sebastian York was dulled down because of Maxx’s character so it wasn’t his best performance. He couldn’t do much with a character that was on drugs. Nevertheless, this is a class act cast that Walters was lucky to have.

One Click this now and here.