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  • Beyond Seduction: A Bastion Club Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (125)

    In a moment of recklessness, Gervase Tregarth, sixth Earl of Crowhurst, swears he’ll marry the next eligible lady to cross his path. Cloistered at his ancestral castle in Cornwall, with nary a suitable woman for miles, he never expects he’ll have to fulfill his pledge, at least not until the London season begins. But then he meets his neighbor, the very appealing Madeline Gascoigne.

    Years of secret service to the Crown have taught Gervase the value of always having a loophole - there will be no wedding if he and Madeline are not compatible in every way.

    Toni says: "Great addition to the Bastion Club series"
    "Why switch narrators?"
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    I love the Bastion Club series -- perhaps my favourite of Stephanie Laurens' novels! I highly recommend the books! But why the switch in narrators? After listening to Jill Tanner through the first 6 audiobooks, I had gotten used to her narration, so the switch to Steven Crossley is jarring! I do not mind the switch from female to male voice in general, but it is hard to differentiate Crossley's 'voice' for different characters. It's sometimes a little confusing when the 'voice' switches between hero and heroine. Also, Crossley pronounces some of the names differently than Tanner did. So while I highly recommend Laurens' novels, it's difficult to recommend this particular audiobook based on the narrator. Sorry to see that the remaining books are also done by Crossley. I will buy them because I'm one of those that wants a complete series, but hope the narration improves.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel’s Ghost: The Dock Five Universe Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Linnea Sinclair
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (123)

    After a decade of piloting interstellar patrol ships, former captain Chasidah Bergren, onetime pride of the Sixth Fleet, finds herself court-martialed for a crime she didn't commit and shipped off to a remote prison planet from which no one ever escapes. But when she kills a brutal guard in an act of self-defense, someone even more dangerous emerges from the shadows. Gabriel Sullivan alpha mercenary, smuggler, and rogue is supposed to be dead.

    Paul says: "Gray Fuzzy Soft Laser Pulse Rifle"
    "Great scifi romance!"
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    This was a fun and exciting read! I have downloaded the entire series! Searching for more by Linnea Sinclair, hope they will put her other works on audio!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wicked Pursuit: A Breconridge Brothers Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Isabella Bradford
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (16)

    In Isabella Bradford’s enthralling new trilogy, three noble brothers - London’s most scandalous rakes - are about to do the unthinkable: settle down. Harry Fitzroy, Earl of Hargreave, is the first to meet his match and lose his heart...to a lady who’s not all what he expected. As the eldest son of the Duke of Breconridge, Harry Fitzroy is duty-bound to marry - and marry well. Giving up his rakish ways for the pleasures of a bride’s bed becomes a delightful prospect when Harry chooses beautiful Lady Julia Barclay, the catch of the season.

    KJ says: "Boring -- both story and narrator"
    "Boring -- both story and narrator"
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    Maybe it's me, I just can't seem to find a
    Good listen these days -- this is another in a list that I downloaded and couldn't finish. Got about halfway, and with many rewinds included, and realized that not only could i not concentrate on this story, but I don't even feel like I've missed anything! The narrator's voice makes me sleepy but otherwise could be ok if the story was more interesting. Can't bring myself to finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Masterful Mr. Montague: Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Napoleon Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    Montague has devoted his life to managing the wealth of London’s elite, but at a huge cost: A family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally…and personally. Violet, devoted lady-companion to the aging Lady Halstead, turns to Montague to reassure her ladyship that her affairs are in order.

    KJ says: "Good story, poor narration."
    "Good story, poor narration."
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    I really hope that future books in any if the series I read are not ever narrated by Napolean Ryan. I rarely write poor reviews if I can help it, but this narrator irritates me. His female voices are too wispy and his male voices, other than Montague and Stokes are annoying -- especially Barnaby whom he makes sound like a bored, arrogant fop! I keep having flashbacks to the Scarlet Pimpernel movie with Anthony Andrews and how he portrayed Percy Blakeny as the bored darling of society...

    That said, the story itself is great! As usual, Laurens has written a fantastic story of romance and adventure with some fun plot twists -- just when you think you know what's going on, something happens to change your mind. I do wish there was more development of the romance between Montague and Violet though -- it seems to brake a backseat to the continuing relationship of Barnaby and Penelope throughout the majority of the story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stellarnet Rebel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By J.L. Hilton
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Welcome to Asteria, a corporate-owned, deep-space colony populated with refugees, criminals and obsessive online gamers. Genny O'Riordan has shifted in from Earth determined to find a story that will break her blog into the Stellarnet Top 100, and even better - expose the degradation of the colony's denizens.

    KJ says: "Asking for my credit back!"
    "Asking for my credit back!"
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    I admit, I only made it through part 1 of this download. Just can't bear to waste more time on this one -- and I'm one if those people that rarely gives up on a story. The premise sounds good but two hours in I was already bored. Too many history lessons built into the writing that really don't explain or connect well enough to the story. Too many events not plausible as depicted. The 'love' seems more like a bored fascination than any true feelings from either hero or heroine. And the net speak sounds like reading my teenager's text messages -- cliche-ish and trite. And overdone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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