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  • Infamous

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (268)

    When history professor Alison Carter became a consultant to the film version of the Wild West legend she’d dedicated her career to researching, she couldn’t possibly have known that she would not only get a front-row seat to a full-blown Hollywood circus but would innocently witness something that would put her life in peril. Nor did she expect that a tall stranger in a cowboy hat would turn the movie — and her world — completely upside down.

    LeftyMom says: "Loved it!"
    "Would Give It Zero Stars if Possible"
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    Hands down the worst audible book I've ever downloaded. Thin plot, flat characters and obnoxious narration - a trifecta of terrible. Blasted it off my i-pod permanently about 3 chapters in. I am dumbfounded by the higher rater reviews.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Payback Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David R. Lewis
    • Narrated By David R. Lewis
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When Ruben Beeler joins Marshal Marion Daniels to investigate an incident of theft and murder, Rube is plunged into a world of dark deeds and black hearts. With the help of an abused and courageous young woman, Rube, Marion, and Marshal Addriss Tippideaux head south of the Missouri line into the hills and hollows of Northern Arkansas, and take on an entire clan to see that justice is done. Suspicion of outsiders and hate for the government abounds, and the marshals are much farther from home than the miles they've traveled.

    Carmen says: "Fabulous Listen - Got The Whole Series"
    "Fabulous Listen - Got The Whole Series"
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    Western tale with wit, humor and grit. Good story, real character development and awesome narration by the author that puts you right in the action. It was such a refreshing listen after too many disappointing other recent releases I tried. Liked it so much I went back for the whole series and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Wilderness: Wilderness Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sara Donati
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (783)
    Performance
    (496)
    Story
    (499)

    Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate readers from the very first page.

    Jeanette says: "Love and Adventure"
    "Too Long and Tedious"
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    I was looking forward to this as the beginning of several books by this author in a series. I enjoyed it, but it was entirely too long and the detail got tedious. I managed to finish it, but did not find the setting or author's writing style compelling enough to continue with the series. I found the narration to be excellent, but the plot was just okay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2751)
    Performance
    (2312)
    Story
    (2317)

    History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

    Martha says: "Get Out Your Hankies"
    "An All-Time Favorite"
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    Excellent historical fiction book with a whiff of time travel without being sci-fi or a too-heavy history lesson. I love everything I've read by Susanna Kearsley and wish audible had more of her works. Good characters, excellent narration and thoroughly enjoyable. I have re-listened to it several times and will always keep it handy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rose Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1622)
    Performance
    (1418)
    Story
    (1444)

    Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

    Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

    Angel Claire says: "Amazing story."
    "Really Enjoyable, Hard to Categorize"
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    I really enjoyed this book, which has a whiff of romance and a whiff of time travel without being a bodice-ripper or a sci-fi novel. Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend her books. I wish audible had more of them.

    Good believeable characters, great narration and a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • His Mistress by Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Victoria Alexander
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (88)

    For three years, Lady Veronica Smithson has been perfectly happy as a widow. Still, the right gentleman could provide the benefits of marriage without the tedious restrictions. And in Sir Sebastian Hadley-Attwater, renowned explorer and rogue, Veronica is sure she has found him. Sebastian will come into his inheritance in a matter of weeks - if his family deems him responsible enough. There’s no better way to prove his maturity than with a home and a wife. Veronica will share his bed, but she steadfastly refuses to marry....

    Carmen says: "Just OK"
    "Just OK"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you enjoy formulaic romance for light reading, you will probably enjoy it. No real character development and came off like a recycled plotline.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wildflower Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kimberley Freeman
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (401)

    In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. In 2009, London, prima ballerina Lydia Blaxland-Hunter is also discovering that life can also have its ups and downs. Unable to dance again after a fall, Lydia returns home to Australia to recuperate.

    Sara says: "Story telling at its best!"
    "An Enjoyable Tale"
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    What made the experience of listening to Wildflower Hill the most enjoyable?

    Nice tale, well told. At first I thought it was going to be consistently depressing, but was glad to see the main character find happiness where she could along the way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the multi-generational aspects and relationships between the women.


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Good job by the narrator on both male and female voices and injecting personality into the characters.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Vintage Affair: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Isabel Wolff
    • Narrated By Violet Mathieson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby’s auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns, Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop.

    Laura says: "A Sweet, Leisurely Stroll, but Ultimately Dull"
    "Very Enjoyable"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Good characters, good dialogue and a hint of mystery. Lots of description involving vintage clothing that some may find tedious, but I enjoyed it. At first I thought the aspect of the blue coat had been prematurely resolved, but was surprised to see it carried throughout the ending.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Juliet

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anne Fortier
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (155)

    Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy.

    Glory says: "Excellent! Merits 20 hours"
    "Tried to Love It, Couldn't Finish It"
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    Would you try another book from Anne Fortier and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    Many reviewers have said the print version is about 100 pages too long. I was unable to finish the audio version. The narration is well done, and I enjoyed the first two sections of the book and was anticipating the conclusion. Then I discovered there was still a lengthy part 3 of the recording to go. The story started bogging down and became so repetitive during this portion that I stopped caring and couldn't force myself to finish it. Too many detailed retellings of the Romeo and Juliet story within a story, and the modern protagonists are not interesting enough to make me want to carry on to their story's conclusion. Don't know how it ended, but don't care. Maybe I'll give part 3 a whirl again after some time passes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • London Belles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Annie Groves
    • Narrated By Anna Baatz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    London Belles is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war. Finding freedom and independence – as well as love, passion and heartbreak – for the very first time, a unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain.United by chance, bound together in times of needWhen tragedy strikes, Olive is forced to seek lodgers. Three girls come knocking at her door, each in need of a roof over their heads.

    Carmen says: "Nice, Enjoyable Listen!"
    "Nice, Enjoyable Listen!"
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    What did you love best about London Belles?

    Enjoyable tale of women bonding together to face life's challenges in WWII London. Interesting characters and a realistic portrayal of the times. Nothing earth-shattering, just a pleasant tale about female and family relationships. A bit of romance without explicit sex scenes, and a refreshing change from the non-stop vampire/werewolf/time traveler fiction so pervasive these days.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well drawn characters and relationships.


    What about Anna Baatz’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narration for both female and male characters, and a nice variety of various British accents.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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