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Valencia

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  • Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1073)
    Performance
    (978)
    Story
    (974)

    Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

    Leanna says: "So long but not goodbye?"
    "The Parasol Rules!"
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    I don't usually go for the "steam-punk" genre but this series is really great. I waited until I had finished the series before writing my review just in case I didn't like it but I do. I thought this series was very well written and all of the characters are well rounded and engaging. Alexia, Conal and crew are wonderful. I truly enjoyed how all of the characters grew as the series progressed. I'm not going to give anything away but I really wanted Ms. Carriger to know she is doing a great job!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The White Lord of Wellesbourne

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Adam Wellesbourne and his four sons - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - comprise the most feared House in the service of Richard III. Adam's eldest son, Matthew, has earned such an influential reputation that throughout England he is known as The White Lord of Wellesbourne. Upon the eve of the Battle of Bosworth field, Matthew finds himself forced into a contract marriage that he has been avoiding for 10 years.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Medieval Heaven!!"
    "Sweet Historical Romance"
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    This is the first book I've listened to by Ms. Le Veque and I was very pleasantly surprised. The story and characters are very richly written and fleshed out. The tale totally brings alive knights, their ladies and the War of the Roses. Mr. Wills did an admirable job as narrator but I think I would have enjoyed the story more if I had "read" it, not "listened" to it (give my imagination a good work out!). Thank you Ms. Le Veque, for the opportunity to listen and review your wonderful tale. I will look for and add your books to my "to read" list for sure. Very enjoyable tale. Brava!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon Who Loved Me

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By G. A. Aiken
    • Narrated By Morgan Hallett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author G.A. Aiken is widely celebrated for her compelling Dragon Kin series. In The Dragon Who Loved Me, Rhona the Fearless, first daughter of a proud warrior family, resents that she’s not respected for her battle prowess by the male Northland dragons. But when one barbarian dragon becomes enamored with her, she begins to relish her influence over him.

    marlene says: "Entertaining!!!! But the not first in the Series"
    "Totally Wrong Reader!"
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    This was a great story but it was read by the wrong person! The prose of the story was written in "Olde English" vernacular but the reader didn't have an English accent. What happened to Justine Eyre, who read the short story by G.A. Aiken, in the "Supernatural" anthology? She was perfect for these dragon stories. Please get her to return as the reader before putting any more G.A. Aiken novels on audio. We have waited much too long for these wonderful stories to get on audio for them to be ruined by the wrong reader!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Eat Prey Love: Love at Stake, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Narrated By Gia St. Claire
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (198)

    Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he's recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it's like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he's found the perfect woman, except... Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him....

    Angi says: "Good book, irritating narrator"
    "Reader was not up to par!!!"
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    What did you like best about Eat Prey Love? What did you like least?

    The story itself was very good and I really like the series. The reader sounded like a little girl, therefore she spoiled the story for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that Shanna and her sister found each other again.


    What didn’t you like about Gia St. Claire’s performance?

    I didn't like her performance. I think she should stick to children or very young adult books.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A more mature reader would have helped.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sorry but 500 plus year old vampires should not sound like little girls! It really helps listeners when you have good and consistent reader performances. It really sucks to find a good series and have a major disappointment with the reader performance.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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