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  • Untamed: Medieval Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (221)

    A hero of the crusades, Dominic le Sabre has returned in glory and in triumph to claim his reward: the beautiful Saxon bride awarded to him by the conqueror king. But Lady Margaret of the Blackthorne cannot yield to the bold Norman invader.

    Diana says: "Perfect!"
    "Everybody loves Lowell!"
    Overall

    Although this is book 1 in a Midevil Times series, the second book is a stand alone story, as I anticipate book 3 will be as well. However, some story-line items do continue and reading them in order will no doubt be helpful.

    I love Lowell books because she gives enough detail for you to "see" the story but not so much that you are bogged down with the mundane. Her books are entertaining, don't require deep thought or analysis, although historical in setting it isn't a boring history lesson but just another scene prop.
    This is yet another wonderful, easy, relaxing Lowell read.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Man Creek: A Virgin River Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (694)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (542)

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Robyn Carr is renowned for her Virgin River series. When Colin Riordan is caught in a devastating helicopter crash, Virgin River seems like the ideal place to recover - both physically and emotionally. But when PR guru Jillian Matlock, who rents a Victorian home down the street, finds Colin trespassing, an instant connection blossoms between them - which leads to more than either expects.

    SIMARA says: "My new favorite book in the series!"
    "Another Hit!"
    Overall

    Carr hits another homerun with yet another Virgin River romance. Again, I love the characters in Virgin River, Carr gives such attention to detail in fleshing out each character she introduces....opening the door for them each to share their story in the next Virgin River romance.
    Wonderful escape! Carr's Virgin River books are nice stand-alone's but even better when read as a series. You cannot help but fall in love with each person she introduces to the community and enjoy "visiting" with them again in future books and glimpsing how their life is progressing..

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3232)
    Performance
    (2650)
    Story
    (2656)

    Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stones throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

    Ducky says: "MOLLY HARPER IS A HOOT!!!!!!"
    "Quirky....don't miss a single word"
    Overall

    Molly Harper is quickly becoming a favorite! She has a distinctive voice and unique way of turning a phrase....you don't want to miss a single word.
    Harper is laugh out loud funny as she combines true to life feelings and situations with her paranormal love interests with comedic flair. Her books offer a perfect escape from reality and guarantee to put a smile on your face! If her name is listed as author, I'll be making the purchase!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forbidden: Medieval Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Sarah Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (83)

    Throughout the Disputed Lands, she is called "Amber the Untouched" - a chaste, golden-haired beauty fleeing the remarkable love that was prophesied at her birth...and the death that must inevitably follow.

    Diana says: "Quite a letdown after "Untamed""
    "Lovin' Lowell!"
    Overall

    Elizabeth Lowell never fails to entertain! This is book 2 of a Medievil series, so be sure you get the first one....even though the story does stand alone. Get the series....you'll love it!
    Attention to detail, but not so much that you are inunduated with "noise," cleanly written and a wonderful escape!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Android Karenina

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ben Winters
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    As in the original novel, the story follows two relationships: the tragic adulterous romance of Anna Karenina and Count Alexei Vronsky, and the much more hopeful marriage of Nikolai Levin and Kitty Shcherbatskaya. These four, yearning for true love, live in a steampunk-inspired 19th century of mechanical butlers, extraterrestrial-worshiping cults, and airborne debutante balls.

    Lisa says: "Don't bother"
    "Don't bother"
    Overall

    Buying this audiobook was my own stupidity. I KNOW that I don't like the bastardized versions of classics....but I thought this could be done in a fun way. Nope.
    The added/changed details were described as if we would know (or care) about the differences between a Governess #213 (or whatever) vs. a Household 123.... model names and numbers of androids - as if we would know. Story would have flowed much better if it was merely titled Droid.
    Unless you are a glutton for punishment or just have money to blow....save yourself some pain and expense. Don't purchase.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Montana Creeds: Tyler

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Linda Lael Miller’s Montana Creeds series draws to a close in this final riveting tale. The youngest of the three Creed brothers, Tyler is a big-time rodeo star when he returns to his humble hometown of Stillwater Springs. It’s not long before he’s fighting with his brothers again, and it seems like the past is due to repeat itself. But that may not be so bad, because Tyler’s first love Lily is back as well, and their feelings for each other have never been stronger.

    Lisa says: "What a Man!"
    "What a Man!"
    Overall

    I love the Creed men! Wow. Hot. Successful. Struggling to be the best they can be. What lucky women these ladies are! Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paradise Valley: Virgin River, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (676)
    Performance
    (467)
    Story
    (466)

    Best-selling author Robyn Carr pens a captivating tale from her Virgin River series in Paradise Valley. Rick Scudder joined the Marine Corps with high hopes, but left with a broken spirit and a shattered body. Pushing away everyone close to him, he forsakes the help of his surrogate father Jack and his longtime girlfriend Liz. Now Rick must find the strength to let Liz, who’s never given up on him, back into his heart.

    Lajuan says: "Heart Touching"
    "I'm Hooked!"
    Overall

    I love the Virgin River series and am a new fan of Robyn Carr! The characters are believable, loveable, and the situations are real life....with a happy ending. Perfect opportunity to get away from your real life....and visit your friends!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sam's Creed: Hell's Eight Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Jason Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (903)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (453)

    Known for making up his own rules of right and wrong, Texas Ranger Sam "Wildcard" MacGregor takes what he wants when he wants it, especially when it comes to women. But seduction is the last thing on his mind the moment he stumbles across an Hispanic beauty crouching in fear beside a burned-out wagon.

    Cheryl says: "These books are really good Westerns"
    "HOT!!!!"
    Overall

    Where can I get my cowboy? Awesome. I've never read Sarah McCarty before but I was anxious to get the next book in the series....and I was thrilled with it too! Great read. Sexy. Touching. Leaves you panting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6118)
    Performance
    (4260)
    Story
    (4269)

    Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

    Charles says: "Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one"
    "Buy it, but it is not typical D.G."
    Overall

    D.G. introduced me to the extreme novel...and I love them now because you get so involved with the characters.
    Diana's books are always lengthy and so vividly detailed, her characters are three dimensional because she gives such lavish and loving attention introducing them to you....Echo is a let down as she spent more time on the battles that she did on the people.
    I realize that Jamie & Claire cannot live forever and Echo is obviously a transitional book, moving us toward their ending and more into the lives of others that come after.
    I believe Diana tried to convince us that William has the warrior instincts of Jamie, but not the boldness or passions as he was raised by John. The nature vs. nuture thing.
    I believe she tried to inspire in us the fear of father vs son on the battlefield....but it came across as so much of a history lesson that the drama we crave got buried. I was very bored with the amount of time spent developing battles.... There were so many other things brought to the story in the end that could have been fleshed out during the meat of the story. We were hurried thru so much of the stuff that D.G. normally makes us see and feel deeply.
    One personal pet peeve...In an interview about Echo, D.G. promised that she would reveal why Jamie could dream the future, how/why he saw Claire in the future, and resolve the Jamie GHOST from Outlander....where he stares up at Claire and Frank's room BEFORE Claire falls thru time. Nope. Not in this book.
    If you love Jamie and Claire, buy the book because it is the next stepping stone in the saga and you need it to build your bridge to the end. Just don't expect it to leave you breathless like the others.

    37 of 40 people found this review helpful

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