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  • When Beauty Tamed the Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (521)
    Performance
    (475)
    Story
    (474)

    Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty... Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman. Linnet is not just any woman. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love - in just two weeks. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees.

    Elizabeth says: "Witty banter, sexy story, good fun"
    "I could not stop listening, this book was amazing!"
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    Would you listen to When Beauty Tamed the Beast again? Why?

    Absolutely. From the stellar narration to the witty banter to the heartbreaking ending, the book was one of the few this year that stands out for me. Definitely will re-listen


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Linnet of course, she was beautiful, charming, witty and sarcastic, she gave as good as she got but is kindhearted as well. I loved the heroine that was able to love the hero despite his foul character at first:)


    Which character – as performed by Susan Duerden – was your favorite?

    Hands down Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, she did marvelous job with his voice, I was amazed that a woman narrator can interpret someone so well, she made him come alive. Excellent job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Linnet got sick and was all alone


    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
    (2860)
    Performance
    (2404)
    Story
    (2412)

    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"
    "Its not all that!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a different story would have been great. I did not like it, it started off well but the development felt flat. I did not like the ending or the lack of romance and sex in this one. Put it as a historical fiction and not romance.
    I did not understand what is all the hype about. Granted the author put a lot of work into developing the area the book is set in but I am more impressed by the characters in books rather then the houses they live in.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    something not written by Susanna Kearsley


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    Rosalyn Landor is one of my favorite narrators. She is exceptional whatever book she reads. All the characters are portrayed great.


    What character would you cut from The Winter Sea?

    I do not know if I would cut rather then reform the book. It felt as if parts of it were missing.


    Any additional comments?

    Do not listen to this book if you expect romance and HEA for everyone. A mother will never separate from her child if she wants and have raised the child to the age of 3 or if she does it is with every intention of getting that child back. Sorry for the spoiler but that rubbed me very wrong.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Welcome to Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1023)
    Performance
    (573)
    Story
    (585)

    Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation.

    Diana says: "Crusie at the top of her game"
    "From laughs to love... Best narration"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. I picked up this book solely for the narration, Aasne Vigesaa is exceptional, but the story was so quirky, funny and enjoyable I fell in love with it as well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Finn, I love his attitude, he has an uncomplicated maleness about him.


    Have you listened to any of Aasne Vigesaa’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have. I think this is one of the best since I loved the story so much. I keep looking the books that she has narrated and I wish there were more in the Romance genre. She has this awesome melodic voice and does a great build up when reading. I absolutely love her female and male narrations


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I would say there were a lot. The love scenes are out of this world funny in a very good way. The reaction of the characters was hilarious both during and after and the conversation priceless.


    Any additional comments?

    More books from this narrator please!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fancy Pants

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (592)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (329)

    For Francesca Day, it's not the end of her world, but close to it. She's London-bred, wealthy, and sophisticated, but fate leaves her flat broke and stranded on a back road in Texas. Now she's got to deal with reality without her rich girl props. How can she do it? In Dallas Beaudine, gritty and handsome, lies the answer. He stops his car to help Francesca, whose life needs a tune-up, as well as her car. Stopping could lead to the biggest mistake, or best time, ever.

    Donna A says: "Unlikable Main Character"
    "Fantastic Narration"
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    I like Susan Elizabeth Phillips books but there is no better narration then the one by Anna Fields. All characters have a voice of their own and it is a lot of fun listening to this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • What Happens in London

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (539)

    When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.

    Donna says: "Brilliant"
    "Was worth for narrator"
    Overall

    I did not like the story very much, I bought it because of the narrator

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Intentions

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Ashford McNab
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (687)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (504)

    Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand-she's spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk.....

    Katheryne says: "I don't understand the bad reviews. I enjoyed it!"
    "One of the best this year!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed the story and the characters. Elizabeth Hoyt is becomming one of my favorites. I can not wait for the next in this series. Also narrator was good, I have not listened to anything narrated by her before but I did like her voice:) As far as the book yes it has rather explicit love scenes (not untill 70% of the book though) but I like it, if you do not like that, this book is probably not for you.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dream a Little Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (893)
    Performance
    (414)
    Story
    (410)

    Rachel Stone is a widow and single mother, broke and alone. Worse, her late husband, a televangelist, stole five million dollars, none of which came to her. Nor did she know about the theft, but it still makes her an outcast, and she is desperate. Then she meets Gabriel Bonner, who gives her a job. Romantic sparks fly, but love is never easy. Gabriel has a tragic loss of his own, and his family, fearing Rachel's motives, campaigns loudly against her.

    Gina says: "Read Nobody’s Baby first"
    "Can not find better narrator"
    Overall

    the writting is good but if this was not narrated by Anna Fields I do not think I would like it half as much

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lady Most Likely...: A Novel in Three Parts

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (151)

    Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them and a few other gentlemen to her country house for what is sure to be the event of the season.

    Anja says: "Love it!!"
    "Nice and light!"
    Overall

    this was a quick listen and I bought it because of the narator mostly. I enjoyed it, however this would have been a good anthology, I did not like that 3 authors are writing the same story even if there are different couples involved.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bitten: Women of the Otherworld, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1478)
    Performance
    (818)
    Story
    (832)

    Young, beautiful, and successful, Elena Michaels seems to have it all. Her happy, organized life follows a predictable pattern: filing stories for her job as a journalist, working out at the gym, living with her architect boyfriend, and lunching with her girlfriends from the office. And once a week, in the dead of night, she streaks through a downtown ravine, naked and furred, tearing at the throats of her animal prey. Elena Michaels is a werewolf.

    Autumn says: "My favorite Audio title"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    great story and great narrator, I was actually thinking of buying the second one as well but I saw that it is not narrated by Aasne Vigesaa but by someone who did not do a good job in my opinion, this one however is worth buying

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5585)
    Performance
    (3895)
    Story
    (3917)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Fantastic series"
    Overall

    Halfway to the grave is one of my favorite PNR series, very interesting story, likable heroine and sexy british vampire. My problem with the audio version is Bones's british accent. The narrator is great at portraying Cat but there is a LOT to be desired from Bone's accent. I just couldnt listen to it, he doesnt sound manly or sexy at all. Book deserves 5 stars but the narator KILLED Bones which made me sad.

    17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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