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Heather

orange park, FL, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • 326 titles in library
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  • Open Season

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (55)

    Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday, she begins transforming herself into a manhunting party girl. But one night she sees something she shouldn't - and suddenly she becomes the target of a killer.

    Irisandu2 says: "Lots Of Fun"
    "Cute and Witty"
    Overall

    I agree, good listen, i would love to hear the unabridged version. but with that said this is one of the best short versions i have listened to, definately some funny witty commentary..some laugh out louds. loved the characters and the storyline and the narration. overall 2 thumbs up. definately worth the inexpensive price

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ideal Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (68)

    >The New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens has created her most provocative love story - and amazing hero - to date. Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. But Michael lacks the single most important element of success: a wife. Michael searches for his ideal bride - a gently bred, malleable young lady (preferably one with a political background). He discovers such a paragon, but finds a formidable obstacle in his path - the young lady's beautiful, strong minded aunt.

    Beth H says: "More Cynster Magic!"
    "Too much Sex"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Stephanie Laurens and/or Simon Prebble?

    Honestly, I love Stephanie Laurens and all the Cynster novels and Simon Prebble so Yes I will read another of her books. On this one however I am quite disappointed. Not sure why but this one seems to be sex scene after sex scene every 5 minutes. Go for a walk and stop and have sex. Have sex in the middle of a party. I literallly listened for 50 minutes straight and the entire content was a sex scene. I am saying sex in this review as often as it happened in this book and I have two more hours to go :-( I find myself listening and saying enough already, lets get to the plot.


    What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    LOVE Simon Prebble! One of my favorite narrators.


    Could you see The Ideal Bride being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    um NO unless it was x-rated


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mastered by Love: A Bastion Club Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (135)

    As the mysterious leader of the Bastion Club, known as “Dalziel,” Royce Varisey, tenth Duke of Wolverstone, served his country for decades, facing dangers untold. But as the holder of one of England’s most august noble titles, he must now take on the gravest duty of all: marriage. Yet the young ladies the grande dames would have him consider are predictably boring. Far more tempting is his castle’s willful and determinedly aloof chatelaine, Minerva Chesterton. Beneath her serene façade lies a woman of smoldering sensuality, one who will fill his days with comfort....

    Ramona says: "Don't Miss this Super Ending to the Series"
    "AWFUL voices"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Mastered by Love better?

    Narrator!!!! Honestly I am only about an hour into this 15 hour novel and so disappointed. I do not think I can finish it due to the narration. The narrator himself has a nice voice...but the characters...UGH. Minerva (the heroine) is AWFUL. He makes her sound (very hard to explain) whiny, stupid, choppy, etc. It sounds like they are trying to portray her as one of the characters they want you to dislike. Even the hero sounds stupid at times. I love ALL of the Bastion novels and love love love Simon Prebble. I took a chance and bought this novel based on the reviews but I do not forsee "getting used to" Minervas voice. I can normally envision the heroine immediatly as such when Rosalyn Landor or Simon Prebble are the narrators....this one, i want to throw her out the window into the lake praying she shuts up. What a waste of money :-( And this novel above all else should be awesome as it is the finale to the Bastion novels....but I cannot listen anymore. Trust me, SAVE your MONEY and hope they record it later with a better narration. If you do not believe me go ahead and buy it and you get your first taste of Minerva at 25 minutes and you will agree...


    What could Stephanie Laurens have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I dont know because I cannot finish it because of narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Steven Crossley?

    Simon Prebble or Rosalyn Landor or Susan Erickson (just about anyone)


    What character would you cut from Mastered by Love?

    did not get that far


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Virgin's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Victoria Alexander
    • Narrated By Xanthe Elbrick
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Adventurer Nathanial Harrington would never steal another man's discovery. And he'd never be so dishonorable as to tempt an untouched woman into his bed...even one as stunningly beautiful as Gabriella Montini. Yet she intrigues him. What is her secret? Nate would do anything to find out.

    Heather says: "not so good"
    "not so good"
    Overall

    I am only 3.5 hours in and finding it hard to keep turning it on. I do not care for the narrator, the accent she gives Gabriela is so distracting I cannot even describe. I hope it picks up the pace and gets better or I may not be able to finish.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of You

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Johanna Lindsey
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (134)

    As wild and reckless as the most incorrigible of her male cousins, young Amy Malory has reached marriageable age, and she has set her amorous sights on a most unsuitable mate: the handsome, straightlaced ship's captain who once nearly had her uncle James hung for piracy. An overpowering yearning for the young woman threatens to defeat the captain's defiant heart and stoke the fires of a perilous family feud.

    Marian says: "Those wonderful Mallorys"
    "annoying"
    Overall

    I am a big fan of JL books and the Mallory series but this one was bad. Amy is beyond annoying, she is like a modern day stalker. It is beyond unrealistic to be rejected so many times and yet remain so confident you are going to get your way. That plus the entire book hyped up all of the other characters more than the two stars of this one.

    It is not the absolute worst read but it was close

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Baby Love

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Catherine Anderson
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    With her infant son clutched to her breast, Maggie Stanley flees for her life. She has abandoned everything else to escape her abusive family. Ragged and hung-over, Rafe Kendricks is also on the run, trying to erase memories of the accident that killed his wife and child. Maggie and Rafe meet in a moment of mutual need, but soon the young woman will find that Rafe is not who he appears to be. Baby Love is a moving story of the heart and its capacity for love and trust.

    Julie says: "Generic and predictable..."
    "Narration terrible"
    Overall

    I am on part two, a total of about 7 or so hours in and the female character starts and continues to sound like some insipid weak character who has a high squeeky voice with odd pauses in her sentences like "I (pause) dont (pause) know (pause) what (pause) you are (pause) talking (pause) about." You get the point. The irony is this woman is suppose to be so strong and tough and has been through so much and to make her sound like a little meak thing makes it just awful. The male is OK but could be better. I have heard great narration before and this is not one.

    The storyline I like, but it is really hard to get through and at this point i am only finishing it to not feel like i totally wasted my money

    This audiobook could have been Really Good with a different narrator.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2009)
    Performance
    (1191)
    Story
    (1195)

    He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart - until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland.

    Benoibe says: "I'm so in love and I'm SO moving to Scotland!"
    "Narration ruins this book"
    Overall

    It is hard to say if I would have enjoyed this book with a different narrator. This guy is absolutey terrible. His female voice for Adrienne is AWFUL. It is whiny and definately does not depict the supposed "strong woman of the 20th centurye". I am through part 1 and suffering the rest. I had high hopes for this series and I only hope the next books narrator does a much better job.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • A Lady of His Own: A Bastion Club Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (92)

    As betrayal and intrigue swirl around her, Lady Penelope finds herself inexorably drawn into the strong arms of the man she cannot resist.

    Carrie says: "Slow and Sensual"
    "It was alright"
    Overall

    I love Stephanie Laurens and her Bastion Club novels but this one just dragged on i thought. did not hold my interest at times i just turned it off and came back to it later. no real "romance" and to me the plot was so-so. just not my cup of tea on this one

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Dangerous Love

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Brenda Joyce
    • Narrated By Eve Bianco
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    Torn from his Romany mother's arms as a small boy, Viscount Emilian St. Xavier has spent a lifetime ignoring the whispers of "gypsy" that follow him everywhere. A nobleman with wealth, power and privilege, he does not care what the gadjos think. But when the Romany come to Derbyshire with news of his mother's murder at the hands of a mob, his world implodes.

    Heather says: "UGH"
    "UGH"
    Overall

    I am only 1/3 of the way through and it really is torture to finish it. I myself also loved A Lady at Last but this one is horrible. Ariela professes her love to Emilian after what, literally one day? and in that day he treats her with nothing but disrespect and hatred. The first 4 hours are filled with nothing but Emilian's revengeful nature and spouting of his hatred for the English. If I hear the term Gaugo (sp) one more time i think i will puke. I agree with the other reviewer, the heroin in this one is no heroin but a week, spineless ninny and it is unbelievable she just accepts Emilians cruelty and says "oh but i love you". Granted as i said I am only about 5 hours into it and dreading the remaining (but i refuse to waste my money so i am really hoping it gets better). I really to recommend you save your money and your credit, this one is terrible and i usually have a pretty good tolerance for even the mediocre. Oh and i find the narrator HORRIBLE and nasaly sounding in most of the characters.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • In the Highlander's Bed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    Highland warrior Gordon Lachlan has spent his life fiercely battling the English. Now, to claim victory for his clan, he must retrieve the legendary Sword of the MacKenna from the hands of his mortal enemies. His plan is to kidnap Constance Cameron from her remote boarding school and force her wellborn relatives to surrender the sword as her ransom.

    Heather says: "Terrible Narration and Storyline"
    "Terrible Narration and Storyline"
    Overall

    The heroin in this story sounds terrible, i cannot even describe it but the narrators portrayal ruined this book even more. the story itself was pretty empty and not much to it. but it may not have been as sufferable if better narrator..i will never buy another book by this narrator.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Be Good

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (753)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (302)

    Lady Emma Wells-Finch comes to Texas on a mission: she has two weeks to ruin her reputation. The only thing that will save her from losing everything is complete and utter disgrace. World famous playboy-athlete Kenny Traveler has been blackmailed into chauffeuring Lady Emma around. He needs to prove himself completely respectable to get back into his game. And when a gorgeous man who can't afford another scandal meets a hardheaded woman who's determined to cause one, anything can happen...even love.

    mia says: "Another great book by SEP"
    "Loved It"
    Overall

    Ditto. Loved the story (laugh out loud) and characters and narration. I loved this narrator in Aint She Sweet. I however was slightly disappointed in Lady Emmas voice. she sounded stuffy and old..but you got used to it so was not too bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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