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Marion

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  • 30 reviews
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  • More than a Mistress: Mistress Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mary Balogh
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (564)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (433)

    An arrogant duke does the unthinkable - he falls in love with his mistress.... She raced onto the green, desperate to stop a duel. In the mêlée, Jocelyn Dudley, Duke of Tresham, was shot. To his astonishment, Tresham found himself hiring the servant as his nurse. Jane Ingleby was far too bold for her own good. Her blue eyes were the sort a man could drown in - were it not for her impudence. She questioned his every move, breached his secrets, touched his soul. When he offered to set her up in his London town house, love was the last thing on his mind.

    Lia says: "Enjoyable listen"
    "Slow, ... Is it the end yet?"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A faster paced book, the story repeated over and over in the same book...


    What was most disappointing about Mary Balogh’s story?

    9 hours of repeat, the story was only 2 hours......


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is has one of the best voices for Historical/ Regency romances.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from More than a Mistress?

    9 hours of repeat


    Any additional comments?

    I am not sure I want to attempt any more of her books, her writing style was not for me. However some other readers may love her style of writing. Mine opinion is just that. My opinion

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Worth Any Price

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (292)

    Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished – but that was before he met the lady in question. For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who would destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition – one he has never offered before.He asks her to be his bride.

    Benoibe says: "Lisa Kleypas is amazing. Great novel."
    "Sensual love story"
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    Would you listen to Worth Any Price again? Why?

    Yes I love a good romance on rainy days


    What other book might you compare Worth Any Price to and why?

    Wallflower's a devil in winter


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The May Day celebration


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was captivated from the beginning


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Wed a Highlander: McTiernay Brothers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Michele Sinclair
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (98)

    Makenna Dunstan has never needed a man's protection before. But when her father's failing health places the safety of the clan in her hands, she has no choice but to marry Colin McTiernay. Fearing the emotions Colin awakens within her, she finds herself succumbing too easily to his lingering kisses and warm caresses. Yet she wonders if she can truly trust this highlander who is quickly stealing her heart....

    DARA says: "The highlander is a Hunk and the woman has Spunk"
    "New twist on a highlander tale"
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    Would you listen to To Wed a Highlander again? Why?

    No sure, maybe. not because I did not enjoy it. There are just more books in the seriers and I rarely re- read books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how it explored the hero being a widower and the emotions behind it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The night she tried to chase him away from the Loch


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brook Street: Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ava March
    • Narrated By Charlie Belmont
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (155)

    One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hall in Cheapside is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart. Cavin Fox has done it many times - select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets. With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult.

    LadyT says: "Better than expected."
    "Sweet and Simple"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The raw honesty of accepting yourself and falling in love


    What does Charlie Belmont bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love audio books because it allows me to do other things while I listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Entwined With You: Crossfire Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2164)
    Performance
    (2006)
    Story
    (2013)

    The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires.... From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside - so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

    AudioAddict says: "I would title it "Bored with You""
    "The journey continues"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    what ‘crossfire” means to both of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I understand the disappointment of the book becoming a series when we expected a conclusion. I too am frustrated by books that turn into trilogies and series. The difference with this series? The many characters and the author taking time to develop them, which is worth the continuation.
    Moving these books to a rapid conclusion would have left parts untold; like 50 shades did in the end. Wrapping up the book really quickly with a nice neat end, but left readers wanting to know more.................

    Both main characters have unresolved deep emotional scars & issues that they have not fully dealt with. Eva’s need to impress her father and Gideon’s refusal to really deal with what happened in his childhood. This book is a window to the changes occurring as the Eva and Gideon become really entwined in each other.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Close Liaisons: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Anna Zaires, Dima Zales
    • Narrated By Kathleen Godwin
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (361)

    In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us - and we are completely at their mercy. Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she's never had any interactions with the invaders - until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum's eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own.

    Val says: "I can't believe how much I enjoyed the book"
    "Blown Away"
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    What did you love best about Close Liaisons?

    The entire story..it was fresh and original


    What other book might you compare Close Liaisons to and why?

    It is an erotic tale .. So if you are like reading erotica then you will enjoy this story


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed it so much, part 2 is out in print and I picked up a copy .. yet to read but can hardly wait

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Season of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    Dear Listener: Season of the Sun first appeared in 1991. Zarabeth, with hair as red as an Irish sunset, is chosen by Magnus Haraldsson, a Viking on a trading visit to York, to be his wife. She is both stunned and fascinated by this man’s bluntness, his arrogance, his absolute belief that she is meant to belong to him. He also makes her laugh and ultimately she gives him her trust, not only with her future but with that of her little sister, Lotti. But Zarabeth’s stepfather, Olav the Vain, has no intention of setting a bride price on Zarabeth.

    Susynne says: "a season of ups and downs at a record pace..."
    "A viking story"
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    If you could sum up Season of the Sun in three words, what would they be?

    This era when the men ruled and women really had no place.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Season of the Sun?

    The night she slipped away and met him at his ship and the way they were happy to see each other


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thoughtless

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (729)
    Performance
    (688)
    Story
    (700)

    For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....

    Candateshia Pafford says: "What a shocker!"
    ""a LOVE triangle""
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    Where does Thoughtless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely one of best books I have heard in a while. This is a well written love triangle. I was apprehensive to purchase because the heroine was vilified by some many reviewers.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that it took you to the core of what a love triangle must be like.The driving force….. Love & passion. I get why others saw Kiera as weak. The story is told from her point of view and could only be told by her as she is the conduit in the triangle.Kiera is naïve, innocent, insecure moves to across county with her first love Denny following his career.Denny is solid, strong and dependable and sorts of expects that of everyone. (he and Kiera never lived together before moving his choice) Kellen is wild, passionate and warm, best friends with Denny and the couple’s roommate. Kellen falls for Kiera. The triangle begins How do you choose between two people you love? I felt this novel excellently portrayed a love triangle.She loved both of them & was afraid to lose either of them. Either choice would have crushed her and not the guy not chosenWhile listening I had a range of emotions, but in the end this is what keep on repeat in my head.… “this must what it feels like to be in love in a love triangle”


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The night in the car.. love, hurt, passion, pain, longing can explode into madness


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and No. This high on the angst list… there are times I had to stop.There is a roller coaster of emotions in this book from the high high to the low low with lots of stupidly in between. The kind of stupidity that comes with being madly in love. ( if you have been madly in love you know what I mean)


    Any additional comments?

    Love triangle = 1 person in love with 2 persons at the same time and acting upon it.While it is cheating, the complexity of the triangle is the element of collaboration & concealment between the 2 of 3 people involved in an effort to avoid hurting the 3rd

    I have mentioned the phase ; love triagle many times. This is to really make a point,..this is what this book is about.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Release Me (The Stark Trilogy)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Sofia Willingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (930)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (859)

    He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me. Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past - and risk breaking us apart. But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him - and us - forever.

    Katheryne says: "Why isn't this book in your library????"
    "Great Read"
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    Once again a great story, but more to come. . I am fed up with series and trilogies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anything He Wants

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sara Fawkes
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (316)

    Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right? Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need.

    Rebecca says: "A lot of room for improvement"
    "Great start to a great story"
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    I enjoyed the story, but was unaware it was not a complete novel. I was frustrated after reaching the end only to find out there is more to come. I just about fed up with series and trilogies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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