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Carol

I am a singer and Celtic harper specializing in the music of Scotland, where I go often to study and perform. I love romance books because I like a light hearted story with a happy ending!

Dexter, MI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Passions of a Wicked Earl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lorraine Heath
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (143)

    Known throughout for his prowess in the bedroom, Morgan Lyons, the eighth Earl of Westcliffe, cannot forgive an unpardonable affront to his honor. Discovering his young bride in the arms of his brother was a staggering blow?so he banished the beautiful deceiver to the country and devoted himself to the pursuit of carnal pleasure.

    Michelle says: "loved this book"
    "Ho Hum"
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    Lorraine Heath is like that little girl in the rhyme: when she is good she is very, very good but when she is bad, she is awful. Unfortunately, this book is of the second type! After about 2 hours I kept looking to see if it was over yet! It features a "heroine" with a weak back bone and a brain the size of a walnut. But just when you think it can't get any worse, along comes her pea-brained sister! She sounds like an opera singer warming up: me me me me me!! Unfortunately, the hero doesn't offer much more either. Forcing myself to get to the end of this recording was torture. Anne Flosnick does a good job with the reading as she usually does, but she sure doesn't have much to work with here. I definitely recommend that you not waste your money on this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bargain

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mary Jo Putney
    • Narrated By Emma Newman
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    Forced to wed to keep her inheritance, independent Lady Jocelyn Kendal finds an outrageous solution: she proposes marriage to Major David Lancaster, an officer dying from his Waterloo wounds. In return for making her his wife, she will provide for his governess sister. But after the bargain is struck and the marriage is made, the major makes a shocking, miraculous recovery.

    April says: "A Classic Worth Your Time"
    "Not all I bargained for!"
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    I remembered liking this book when I read it years ago but unfortunately, the audio book just wasn't very captivating. The narrator was kind of annoying as was the heroine of the story. The premise of the story was interesting but it couldn't overcome the other difficulties that hold this one back. Not horrible but not great either.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • When the Duke Was Wicked: Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lorraine Heath
    • Narrated By Helen Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    They are England's most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways…Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her…or enamored of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon? With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match.

    Carol says: "Lovely story, disappointing reader"
    "Lovely story, disappointing reader"
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    Another lovely story from Lorraine Heath but the reader is disappointing, especially after we heard the other stories in this series wonderfully read by Susan Ericksen! All the characters sound the same! Where is Susan when we need her?!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil Wears Kilts: Scandalous Highlanders Series, #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Suzanne Enoch
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    On a mission to rescue his runaway sister from the lure of flowery compliments and a useless lot of satin-clad scalawags disguised by their snooty titles, Ranulf MacLawry, Marquis of Glengask, has roared into British society like a storm across the Highlands. But he's about to find out that satin has its appeal, especially when it covers the curves of Miss Lady Charlotte Hanover-whose tongue is as sharp as her skin is soft.

    Kimberly says: "Enjoyable use of time"
    "Disappointing"
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    Suzanne Enoch's books are usually really enjoyable: good characters, interesting plot and enough fun and sex to spice things up. This one was just plain boring. The plot was kind of silly, the characters rather dull. As one other reviewer said, other than physical attraction for each other there was little else there. Their own angst was pretty much only skin deep. She was just shallow and that he would give up his convictions so easily just because he has the hots for a Sasannach wench. Pretty Ho Hum over all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Duchess War: The Brothers Sinister, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (236)

    Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly - so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention.

    Jonna says: "A wonderful story!"
    "Unique and engrossing"
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    Loved this book! An engrossing story and a very interesting hero and heroine. I have listened to it twice and enjoyed it both times. I would definitely recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Good Duke Goes Unpunished: The Third Rule of Scoundrels

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Sarah MacLean
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (111)

    He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London's corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he's dreamed of . . . absolution.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Team Temple!"
    "Couldn't wait for this to be over!"
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    You know how you wish a good story would never end? Well, this story seemed endless! I couldn't wait for it to be over! The heroine was SO whinny and silly I felt like hitting my head against the wall and shouting: could this woman be any dumber! Really. Don't waste your credit. This book will just make you grind your teeth in anguish!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (433)

    Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society – and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.

    Mandy Hepler says: "Addictive"
    "This definitely joins my favorites!"
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    I loved the way the Alex and Lilly were both such strong characters. Their arguments and eventual deep love was lovely to listen to and I enjoyed every minute. The plot is more interesting than the usual "hero must save heroine" plots of many romances, and the ending brought a smile as I listened. I definitely recommend this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What the Duke Desires: The Duke's Men, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sabrina Jeffries
    • Narrated By Corrie James
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (176)

    Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister.

    DARA says: "Romance, Mystery, and a Duke."
    "The Duke of Lyons finally gets to be happy!"
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    A nice story with some interesting twists, good characters and a fine narration. Definitely go for it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love with a Scandalous Lord

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lorraine Heath
    • Narrated By Robin Rowan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (120)

    For as long as she can remember, Lydia Westland has dreamed of glittering London society. Finding herself at last in England, she is determined to make the most of this opportunity. Clutching her copy of Blunders in Behaviour Corrected she sets forth to find a suitably titled husband. But what she finds instead is Rhys Rhodes, a second son with a past that is anything but glittering. To Rhys, Lydia is everything he has lost - innocence, laughter, joy - and everything he cannot have.

    Lucia says: "A Novel To Cherish"
    "Don't waste your credit"
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    I can't believe some people gave this four stars! After 2 1/2 hours I just couldn't stand it any more and had to stop listening. The heroine is SO unappealing! She is a completely empty headed, uninteresting person! And the narrator gave me whiplash switching back and forth from a British accent to her American accent. Some of Lorraine Heath's books are so good, I can hardly believe this is the same author who wrote "Between the Devil and Desire" for example. I definitely wouldn't recommend this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unraveled

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Nicole Quinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (110)

    Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past - secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom. Miranda Darling isn't in trouble - yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction.

    CAROLYN says: "A GOOD BOOK TOTALLY RUINED BY THE NARRATOR"
    "Munchkin Narrator will drive you nuts!"
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    I really liked the first two books in this series but it was really hard to like this one since the narrator was so incredibly irritating. I felt like I was listening to a Munchkin from the Wizard of Oz. Or maybe she just spends too much time sucking on helium balloons! Anyway, she is so bad that it's hard to get through the whole book. I kept looking to see how much time was left hoping that it was almost over! It's really hard to evaluate the story itself since my enjoyment of an Audible book depends heavily on the narration. If I didn't care about that, I would just read the book myself! So I recommend that you do that with this particular book. If, like me, you want to see how the trilogy ends, listen to the first two in the series and then read this one in print instead of listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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