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  • Gentle Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (346)

    In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a healer...to seek aid from Geoffrey Berkley, the powerful baron who had routed the murderers.

    Brenda says: "Love this story"
    "Love Julie Garwood historicals"
    Overall

    I've been reading historical romances for over 40 years and Julie Garwood has always been a favorite. Yes, they are somewhat predictable but that goes along with historical romances. I always enjoy Anne Flosnik's performances of romances set in feudal and victorian England. Even though it's slow in a few places, when placed in context, the slowing is appropriate. I don't expect a female narrator to portray a solid male voice as long as I can tell the difference, and in that respect, she does well. Her British accent adds authenticity to the read.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Dream Eyes: A Dark Legacy Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jayne Ann Krentz
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (144)

    Gwen Frazier is no stranger to ghosts. She sees them in pools of water, windows, mirrors - any reflective surface - at the scene of violent deaths. But finding justice for the dead is something she’s not trained to do and a luxury she can’t afford. What pays the bills is her work as a psychic counselor who sees auras and interprets dreams. The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings Gwen back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather forget.

    A User says: "Expected more"
    "Expected more"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The performance was poor. I expect the best from J. Krentz and have for years. The narrator made the male character sound like a teenage boy. The tone, voice and inflections were a total disappointment. It made it difficult to actually rate the book fairly so I'm going to have to buy the book and read it myself.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Change the narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

    No.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably, just because it's J. Krentz.


    Any additional comments?

    Usually I don't care for dual narrations, but this may be one instance when having a female and male narrator could have improved the performance and made the listen easier to follow.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dream Man

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (494)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (257)

    Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the knowing - the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened - had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vengeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop.

    Kelbey says: "Nice Dream"
    "Hard to ruin a Linda Howard"
    Overall

    This book would have received a 5 if it hadn't been for the narrator. Personally, I'm not sure a male is the best choice for narrating romances. They are almost always derived from the female perspective and should be read by a female. He would have been better if he had just read the book rather than trying to "be" a female voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reckless

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Amanda Quick
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (81)

    At 16, Phoebe Layton had imagined that Gabriel Banner was a brave and valiant knight, a noble-hearted hero born to rescue ladies in distress. Which was why, eight years later, when she desperately needed help to carry out a vital quest, she could think of no one more suited to the job than Gabriel. But when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams.

    A User says: "Classic Amanda Quick"
    "Classic Amanda Quick"
    Overall

    This book is in my box of "keepers" from A. Quick. I've read it many times and this time, enjoyed both the book and narration. Anne Flosnik's British accent is ideal for historical romances set in feudal and victorian England. She adds an element of authenticity to the read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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