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Rhonda

Rhonda478

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  • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert Garland
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Garland
    Overall
    (1415)
    Performance
    (1272)
    Story
    (1255)

    Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

    Mark says: "Tantalizing time trip"
    "The best so far"
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    Robert Garland was interesting. He made me want to listen to this obsessively. This is the way I enjoy history. People are more interesting than a string of dates and events. I was glad this series was 24+ hours. I could have listened to more.
    Mr Garland is truly passionate about his work. His enthusiasm makes listening a real treat. It is much like having asked a clever friend a question and receiving an most delightful interesting answer. Thank you, Mr Garland. I will listen to this one again. Perhaps again. Mr Garland is a story teller not a lecturer. He made it come alive for me. I thought about it when I was not listening.
    I find the canned applause between each lecture trite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Highlander's Hope: Castle Bride Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Collette Cameron
    • Narrated By J. D. Kelly
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn't dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He's determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress Yvette Stapleton is certain of one thing: marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn't recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London's docks, but Lord Sethwick's passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony.

    Rhonda says: "Enjoyed it."
    "Enjoyed it."
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    Overall a reasonably good book. The story was interesting good twists and turns in the plot. I would recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Highlander's Folly: The Novels of Loch Moigh, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Barbara Longley
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (95)

    A brave fifteenth-century Highlander fiercely devoted to his foster family, Hunter of clan MacKintosh can defeat any man in battle. Thanks to his fae gifts, he can read the intent of his opponents and guess their next moves. But when the faerie Madame Giselle sends Hunter to the present day, he stumbles into a staged battle and rescues a young knight - only to discover that the knight is a woman, and she's anything but a damsel in distress.

    Scotty says: "Can I give this more than 5 stars?"
    "Excellent book extraordinary narrator"
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    Good Highland story. Phil Gigante is my favorite narrator I've ever heard. I have more than 600 books in my library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wishing for a Highlander: Highland Wishes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jessi Gage
    • Narrated By Marian Hussey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (108)

    Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the 16th-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.

    Stacy says: "Time Travel...with a neat twist!"
    "Nope, going back"
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    I couldn't liten to it. Didn't like narrator. Didn't like story. Wish I didn't have to come up with 15 words.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • God's Daughter: Vikings of the New World Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Heather Day Gilbert
    • Narrated By Becky Doughty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    One Viking woman. One God. One legendary journey to North America. In the 10th century, when pagan holy women rule the Viking lands, Gudrid turns her back on her training as a seeress to embrace Christianity. Clinging to her faith, she joins her husband, Finn, on a journey to North America. But even as Gudrid faces down murderous crewmen, raging sickness, and hostile natives, she realizes her greatest enemy is herself - and the secrets she hides might just tear her marriage apart.

    Rhonda says: "Slow story line, "
    "Slow story line, "
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    Narrator was reading one word at a time in rote. Boring. I asked for a refund. Not a fun listen. Can't believe I actually listened to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Knight in Highland Armor: Highland Dynasty, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Amy Jarecki
    • Narrated By Dave Gillies
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    Grieving from the death of his wife, Lord Colin Campbell listens to the cries of his newborn son while penning a missive to the king. With no marriage prospects, Colin petitions his majesty for help in finding a stepmother. Never again will he fall in love; the death of a woman brings more pain than losing a whole contingent of men on the battlefield.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "A Dose Of 1455 AD"
    "Very good story and narration"
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    Narration is as important as story for an audible book. This one was nice on both parts. (Three more words)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Steel (Guardians of the Stone Book 2)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tanya Anne Crosby
    • Narrated By James Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    The true stone of Destiny remains hidden, but now comes a new battle to determine who will hold the sword of kings.

    plaidninja814 says: "Great Story - even BETTER to listen to!!"
    "Story good."
    Overall

    Narrator was good except he made my ears hurt. I had to constantly adjust the volume. His volume increased at the exciting parts. I found this annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great Protector

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Michael Troughton
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Eighteen years ago, Sir Richmond le Bec, a knight in the service of Henry of Bolingbroke, was tasked with a mission of great importance. Young Henry had an affair with a married woman who bore him a child, and the woman's husband vowed to kill both his wife and the child she birthed. Richmond was charged with taking the baby to safety and acting as her protector. Even though Richmond has risen to become Henry's greatest knight, the protection of his illegitimate daughter has been his most important task.

    Aly says: "Amazing!"
    "Great story and narration"
    Overall
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    Story

    But the ending was abrupt and left me thinking Ms Veque ran out of time or words. Too bad as the story was engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • McKenna's Honor: The Clan MacDougall, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (97)

    Dark times have fallen upon Scotland.King David II is a prisoner of England. Angus McKenna, revered chief of Clan MacDougall, and his son-in-law Duncan McEwan sit in a dungeon in Edinburgh, accused of crimes against their king and country. Their wives are missing.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Highland Mystery and Adventure!"
    "Enjoyed it."
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    The only disappointment was that it was a novella. Suzan leaves me wanting more. Performance was right on. Two words

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wee William's Woman: Clan MacDougall. Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn't a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Years ago, after a bonny young lass broke his heart and left his dignity in shreds, he swore never again to put it in such peril. As a testament to his sincerity, he vowed never again to shave his beard. Then he met her.

    Natalie says: "Great story, fantastic narration!"
    "Great story excellent narration"
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    This story was full. Romantic. Fun. Full of twists and turns. Excellent listen. I have to type seven more words.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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