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  • Heirs and Graces: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1723)
    Performance
    (1546)
    Story
    (1538)

    As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back….

    Nancy says: "Enjoyable light murder mystery"
    "Another winner for Rhys!"
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    Would you listen to Heirs and Graces again? Why?

    Yes. The series is light and fun.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heirs and Graces?

    The ending when Darcy says he's staying at the manor. Usually he's running off somewhere.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    I liked the twins. (Two characters, I know, but they were done so well.)


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

    Yes - and I did!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dancing on the Wind: Fallen Angels, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Mary Jo Putney
    • Narrated By William Kirby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
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    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    From New York Times best-selling author Mary Jo Putney - a classic love story that has become one of her most beloved and acclaimed historical romances.

    charlotte says: "Wonderful book, Lacklustre narrator"
    "A most enjoyable book"
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    I really enjoyed this! Very entertaining. The narrator did a fine job and the story kept me interested from the opening line. Kit and Lucien were great together. Overall, very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • More than a Duke: Heart of a Duke, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
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    (20)
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    (20)

    Polite Society doesn't take Lady Anne Adamson seriously. However, Anne isn't just another pretty young miss. When she discovers her father betrayed her mother's love and her family descended into poverty, Anne comes up with a plan to marry a respectable, powerful, and honorable gentleman - a man nothing like her philandering father.

    Shirley says: "Would love to read more of Christi Caldwell"
    "Christi Caldwell is my new favorite author!"
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    I love this series. This book was most entertaining. Very well done. I look forward to more by Christi Caldwell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rescued by a Highlander: Clan Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Keira Montclair
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (126)

    Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent. Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn't realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers' horrid treatment?

    Amy says: "Respectful Handling of a Touching Story"
    "Needs work"
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    I applaud the author for addressing abuse. It shouldn't be swept under the rug. That's not what I disliked about this book. It felt unpolished. Perhaps it was the narrator (whose work I usually enjoy.) The story was pretty good but seemed rather flat to me. And, as I said, the narration was surprisingly poor. I'll give this author another try with her subsequent book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Nights with the Duke

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him - so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

    Lady M says: "Love Eloisa James Writing Style"
    "Another Eloisa James winner!"
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    Another brilliant book by Eloisa. I loved it!

    Mia loved Vander when she was a child. Now, as an adult, she makes him an offer he doesn't refuse. And the story goes on from there. How their relationship changes is the basis of this story.

    The children in Eloisa's books are wonderful. Charlie in this book and Rose from the previous one are two of the cutest kids. I would love to have had more of Rose but I bet she'll be back.

    I had a hard time getting started with this but it may have been that it was 2am and I was on a train. I kept falling asleep which can be tough with an audiobook. The narrator, as usual, was perfect

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Wicked One: The De Montforte Brothers, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Danelle Harmon
    • Narrated By David Stifel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (43)
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    (43)

    When the powerful Lucien de Montforte, the Duke of Blackheath, arrives home to find a dangerous and vengeful woman waiting for him in his bed with pistol in hand, the master manipulator never dreams that he has finally met his match. But thanks to his scheming family's successful attempts to force a wedding, the wicked and wily duke finds himself entangled in a web of his own making in this spectacular conclusion to Danelle Harmon's critically acclaimed de Montforte Brothers series!

    Karen says: "As Good The Second Time As The First!"
    "I was disappointed"
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    Well now, I must admit this has not been my favorite in this series. I was anticipating Lucien's story and I expected more. I loved him in the previous books and I really wanted to hear about him and a strong woman who challenged him in a serious, fun manner but as an equal. I didn't care for Eva. It wasn't bad but it was rather dark and lacked the romance and playfulness of the previous books. It improved in the last part with some excitement. I was glad to see Andrew come through. The narrator did a decent job with the exception of Eva's voice. I didn't care for how he read her part - too breathless. I am looking forward to seeing how the last sibling's story goes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Captured by the Pirate Laird: Highland Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Amy Jarecki
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (151)

    Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse - until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire. Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.

    Nicole Laverdure says: "A captivating Scottish adventure!"
    "I'm so glad I found this author"
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    I'm glad I tried a book by this author. This was a great read/listen. The lead characters were great. Anne is a strong woman and it's good to have more of them in books. Calum is wonderful. Honorable, charming, strong. Perfect almost. :-) The plot was fast-moving and kept me interested from the very beginning. The narrator did a good job, too. A winner!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Beloved One: The De Montforte Brothers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Danelle Harmon
    • Narrated By David Stifel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (57)
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    (57)

    In this second installment of her breathtaking De Montforte Brothers series, critically acclaimed author Danelle Harmon introduces us to Englishman Lord Charles de Montforte, who awakens in the tender care of an American beauty after being wounded in battle. Amy Leighton has long wished for someone special to enter her life and take her away from a cruel, unloving step-family, but the handsome stranger is from an enemy land...and he's sworn to love another. A 1775-era Cinderella story sure to enthrall!

    Kindle Reader | Audible Listener says: "Historical Romance"
    "I liked this better than I thought I would"
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    I liked this more than I thought I would. I felt it slowed down a bit in the middle (Charles' walkabout) but it came back. I have mixed emotions about Charles' behavior but the story was better than I expected especially since I liked Juliet so much. Narrator doesn't do a great job with all voices but it was okay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Jefferson Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1265)
    Performance
    (800)
    Story
    (797)

    Four United States presidents have been assassinated - in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963 - each murder seemingly unrelated and separated by time. But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason: a clause in the United States Constitution - contained within Article 1, Section 8 - that would shock Americans? This question is what faces former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone in his latest adventure. When a bold assassination attempt is made against President Danny Daniels in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the killing....

    Eric says: "Great listen; great narration, worth the credit"
    "Scott Brick is the best!"
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    It's been a while since I've listened to a Scott Brick-narrated Cotton Malone story. Why did I wait so long? Brick is amazing.

    Steve Berry can write too-amazing-to-be-true stuff but this book was good with a major caveat. It jumped all over the place too quickly. Maybe reading the print version would make it easier to see the transitions but with the audiobook it was difficult to grasp the changes right away. I had to go back and listen to parts more than I have in any other book. Also, and another first , I had to make a list of the characters to keep them all in order. Phewww. Reading can be hard work.

    But the story was intriguing, the historical bits were vintage Berry, and the characters were colorful. I learned more than I needed to know about torture techniques. I liked this book and now I'm anxious to get caught up with the rest of Cotton's adventures.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What a Devilish Duke Desires

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Vicky Dreiling
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: It's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore...until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.

    Maine Knitter says: "Favorite of the series but..."
    "Favorite of the series but..."
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    Oh dear. First off, I have to say this has been my favorite of the series. It may be because the narration is - finally - good.

    The story was okay. I've always liked Harry and who can't like Lucy's grandmother! But, as with the previous two books, a potential grand confrontation with the villain just fizzles. There were plenty of clues that something dramatic would take place between Lucy and Buckley. That storyline was very disappointing. There were missed opportunities to add some drama.

    There was much wrong with this but for entertainment value this wasn't too bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What a Reckless Rogue Needs

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Vicky Dreiling
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Colin Brockhurst, earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, this season or any other. So when his father demands he give up his wild ways and take a wife, Colin refuses. But his father raises the stakes and threatens to sell the ancestral home if Colin doesn't comply.

    Maine Knitter says: "Could have been so much better"
    "Could have been so much better"
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    I appreciate all the work that an author puts into a book. This was entertaining but I can't say I liked it. First of all, the narrator was pathetic. She immediately made me dislike Angeline because of her snobby, breathless voice. She made Penny sound whiney. Not the best narrator.

    Something I noticed in the previous book in this series is that the highly-anticipated run-in with the villain is a terrible let-down. (Apologies for all the hyphens.) It happened again here.

    Repetition. There are numerous references to the dog in the WC and Colin chasing lightskirts, to name two.

    And some things just defy belief. Colin changes from a rake to a model son overnight? The house is in such good shape after being left empty for 25 years?

    I already have the next book in the series so I will read it but these aren't on my Favorite Books list, unlike some others written by Vicky Dreiling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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