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D. Hurley

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  • What Happens in London

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (791)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (520)

    When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.

    Donna says: "Brilliant"
    "Excellent and very funny"
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    Great story. The author has is very funny...had me laughing outloud. Well worth the read, going back for more. The narrator does a great job even with the men's voices.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortal Highlander: Highlander, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1030)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (595)

    With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man.

    Gayle says: "Best in the Series"
    "This could be the best of the highlander series!"
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    Our hero Adam is not always portrayed as a good guy, but this book reveals him to be much more than a "dark" character. The story, like all the books in this series, is not only interesting but has an unexpected twist at the end. The narrator is outstanding. Between his narration and the story line, the reader gets caught up in the story quickly and stays that way until the last word is read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of the Highlander: Highlander, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1189)
    Performance
    (697)
    Story
    (688)

    Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he'd ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world.

    Brenda says: "Could stand alone in the series"
    "Engaging Story with a twist ending"
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    This was my first Karen Marie Moning novel and the first narrated by Phil Gigante. The story was very engaging and moved along at a quick pace. I read some of the reviews before purchasing the book and do not agree with the reviewers who did not like the narrator. Some said he doesn't do women's voices well. I do agree their different but still distinquishable from other female voices in the story. And I'm not sure it would even been notice but for reading that review first. I think the narrator does a fine job which definitely adds to overall enjoyment of the story. I liked it so much that I've purchased the other books in the Highlander series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On the Night of the Seventh Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Victoria Holt
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    In this entrancing novel, set in late 1800s Europe, a beautiful English schoolgirl participates in an ancient celebration, only to discover she no longer knows the difference between truth and myth. As shadows lengthen, 17-year-old Helena Trant and her classmates must finish their picnic in the Black Forest. Tonight young men will be out to honor Loke, the god of mischief, with drinking and pranks - no woman will be safe. As Helena walks through the misty woods, she loses her friends, but her fear turns to joy....

    A User says: "A classic ...."
    "Great Story, written by a master storyteller"
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    Victoria Holt is a master at this genre. Her books are interesting suspenseful and easy reading. The narrator Davina Porter is wonderful. Would recommend to everyone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Devil on Horseback

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Victoria Holt
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Enamored by the handsome and arrogant Charles-Auguste, a wealthy French aristocrat, 18-year-old Minella is drawn into a complicated world of danger, betrayal, and murder. Denying her own suspicion that he has murdered his wife, she struggles with her fascination for the seductive and mysterious count. Against the backdrop of the incipient French Revolution, Minella’s life becomes a series of adventures that all lead to an exciting and unexpected climax. Davina Porter’s passionate narration transports readers....

    Dover says: "Enjoyable for Unexpected Reasons"
    "Great story, well done"
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    Where does Devil on Horseback rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's hard to say exactly where I rate Devel on Horseback. I can tell you it's definitely in I'd listen to it again and again.


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Davina Porter is one of the best narators around. She really gives the characters their voice. I love her performances.


    Any additional comments?

    I read Devil on Horseback years ago when it first came out. It was a happy surprise to see it out in audio format especially performed by Davina Porter. This is a romance you can recommend to anyone without fear. Good story but not at all offensive. I recommend it to everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Until You: Friarsgate Inheritance, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bertrice Small
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    Set in the 16th century, Until You tells the tale of a young heroine who discovers the love of a lifetime. Beautiful Rosamund is introduced to the Earl of Glenkirk, and they immediately fall in love. Their growing passion is stifled, however, when war breaks out between England and Scotland.

    D. Hurley says: "A good story but ..."
    "A good story but ..."
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    Before purchasing this book, I read the reviews. One in particular stood out, the reader said that the narration was often distracting because on swallowing noises. I discounted this comment because I have another book narrated by Virginia Leishman (Mrs. Dalloway) and no such distractions occur. So I bought the book. The story is a good one with a different twist. But the reviewer was right, one can hear what appear to be swallowing noises throughout the book more in some places than others. So I listened to excerpts from other books performed by Ms. Leishman and this seems to be an isolated case meaning perhaps she had a cold or some other problem while performing this book. I guess what I'm saying, don't disregard her other work based on this book alone. Whatever the problem it is not universal to all her work.

    Now, the story is very good and even has a premise with a twist not usual in this gendre. If I had a hard copy of the book I probably enjoy the story very much.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3469)
    Performance
    (3157)
    Story
    (3154)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "Entertaining Read!"
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    This was my first Molly Harper book. It is very entertaining. After a short way into the book, the listener begins to think the herione is a modern day version of Pauline as in "The Perils of Pauline". The narrator Amanda Ronconi does an outstanding job. Ms Ronconi gives voice not only to the main characters but all the characters in the book. Each character has his own voice which makes the listener feel as if they are sitting on the stage watching the action first hand. I will definitely look for more Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi. I recommend this one enthusiastically.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (7246)
    Performance
    (3802)
    Story
    (3834)

    Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

    Pamela says: "That Vampire Said ...."
    "The Entire Series is a great high quality read!"
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    This is a great story line done with wit and orgaization. The stories build one on the other. There are many characters but keeping them straight is easy due to the narrator's skill. Johanna Parker gives the characters their voice and makes the reading an entertaining time. She's so good, you will sometimes find yourself talking back to the characters. And the experience is not just with the first book but the entire series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Along Came a Duke: Rhymes with Love

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Boyle
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (107)

    Her Aunt Allegra said, "A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants." It is a lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has never needed to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payable only upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr. Barkworth - a match that offers little chance of discovering exactly what her aunt means by "untoward attentions." But the same can't be said when the Duke of Preston happens along Tabitha's path....

    Charles says: "Good Entertainment"
    "Very funny...unexpectedly so"
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    This is a very witty book. Many times I found myself laughing outloud. A surprisingly funny character will appeal to those of us who love dogs. It is well worth the read. This was my first Elizabeth Boyle novel. At first I was taken aback by the narrator's voice but soon realized that it actually added to the wit of the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Night Like This

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (219)

    Anne Wynter might not be who she says she is.... But she's managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job can be a challenge: in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play that might be a tragedy (or might be a comedy; no one is sure), and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he's the first man who has truly tempted her, and it's getting harder and harder to resist.

    Lupdilup says: "Maybe Julia Quinn is not for me"
    "Great story, well done and read"
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    I've only read one other Julia Quinn before this. I really enjoyed the book and in some places laughed outloud. The heroine and indeed all the women are portrayed as strong which is not always the case in period novels. The narration is excellent. I'm going back for more Julia Quinn.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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