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  • The Wedding: The Lairds' Brides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1568)
    Performance
    (1445)
    Story
    (1440)

    New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood has captured the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide with timeless tales of love and soaring adventure. Now, returning to the enchanting world of her classic love story “The Bride,” she brings to glorious life the passion, intrigue, and rivalry of medieval Scotland....

    Elizabeth says: "Narrator PERFECTION, delicious characters"
    "Julie Garwwods and Historicals equals...The Best"
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    Would you listen to The Wedding again? Why?

    Yes! I will surely will listen to it again. Love the story and the narrator does a pretty good job her voice is easy to listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both Brenna and Connor can't go wrong with both. The go together like bacon and eggs.


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

    When listening to a book is like having a bran new version of the book if it's done well and she does. She as a nice voice not scratchy nor gruff nor whinny (I hate whinny voices). But I wouldn't stop reading the print or e-book they all go together.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Blue Paint and Weddings


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lucianna: The Silk Merchant's Daughters, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bertrice Small
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
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    (17)
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    After her two elder sisters become the scandals of Florence, Lucianna Pietro d' Angelo is in the difficult position of finding a wealthy man who will have her for his wife. She has little choice but to accept the proposal of an aging bookseller. Later, Lucianna is content with comfortable widowhood - until Robert Minton, Earl of Lisle, visits her bookshop. The Englishman is not only dashing and handsome - he's a trusted courtier of Henry VII.

    XmasMom says: "Good but not great"
    "Good but not great"
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    Narrator: Jill Tanner as usual does one heck of a job.
    This one wasn't as good as the 2 first one but still enjoyable.
    Lucianna is much more biddable then her 2 older sister. Did like her father's hand in this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Francesca

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Bertrice Small
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
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    Giovanni Pietro d’Angelos selected his oldest daughter’s husband, and the marriage proved to be a disaster. He offers to give his next oldest daughter, Francesca, more latitude in choosing a husband than her sister had. But the arrogant beauty has no desire to marry, and she drives every potential suitor away.

    XmasMom says: "Another great story"
    "Another great story"
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    Jill Tanner does a great job as usual.
    Good story but a sad ending, though Francesca does show she is strong and very witty.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bianca: The Silk Merchant's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bertrice Small
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (58)
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    Giovanni Pietro D’Angelo is a highly respected silk merchant who wants nothing more than to see his seven daughters married off. For Bianca, his beautiful eldest daughter, his sights are set on Giuliano Rovere, a famous member of the lawyer’s guild. Though Giuliano has a dark history with women, the Pietro D’Angelos have too much to gain from the pairing and turn a blind eye to his past deeds. Once married, Bianca discovers the true nature of her husband, and is sent seaside to recover. There, she meets Prince Sabih al Saqr, a Turkish wool merchant who has the power to heal her wounds.

    Jacci says: "Bertrice Small"
    "Can't miss with Bertrice Small books"
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    Jill Tanner does one heck of a job.
    Loved BS books from the start and she never disappointed me.
    This series may not be as perfect as Sky O'Malley but is a great second best!.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Potent Pleasures: The Pleasures Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful and unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her - not against her will - into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he vanishes. Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. He's rich, titled, and he doesn't remember Charlotte. Worse, he's the subject of some scandalous gossip.

    Lady M says: "Lacks Story Substance"
    "Way to stretched out!"
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    The story was good but it should have been twice as short. To much drama.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wayward One: The de Montforte Brothers, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Danelle Harmon
    • Narrated By Wayne Farrell
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    Irish Captain Ruaidri O' Devir has no love for the English. Taken from his family and pressed into the Royal Navy at a young age, he is now a commander for the fledgling American Continental Navy, hand-picked by John Adams himself to steal a potent new explosive from the British. Ruaidri expects to be successful in his mission. What he doesn't expect is to fall in love with the sister of the man he's crossed an ocean to abduct....

    XmasMom says: "Explosive Combo= Author & Narrator!"
    "Explosive Combo= Author & Narrator!"
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    Narrator: Wane Farrell, boy, do I love his voice! And he does one heck of a job on this one,also.
    Been waiting since 2016 for this audio version to come out and It Was Worth it!
    What a great story!
    Captain Ruaidri O' Devir & Lady Nerissa de Montforte are just what the story is about: Explosives.
    Really liked the battles. Love how the brothers De Montforte stand together and how the Duke finally saw the light and accepted that he's not always right.
    Love that we got to see Brandon again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Restless Sea Lord: Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Rose
    • Narrated By Brian J. Gill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
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    (31)
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    Rowen the Restless is one of the bastard triplets of King Edward III. At birth, the king ordered them killed, fearing the superstitions of triplets being evil spawns of the devil who would only bring him bad luck. However, someone didn't want the babies to die, and the boys' lives were saved in secret. Now, over two decades later, Rowen and his brothers, Rook and Reed, are out for vengeance on the man who sired them and wanted them dead.

    KElizabeth Green says: "Restless Sea Lord"
    "Great story and narrator"
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    ***Do not judge this book by its cover!*** Which has a pretty ugly guy on it.( in my opinion sure they could've done better).
    It's a great story! Love how the brothers have each others back even though they don't always see things the same way.
    And Narrator: Brian J Gill does a great job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Crusader's Heart: The Champions of Saint Euphemia, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Claire Delacroix
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynold
    Overall
    (14)
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    (13)
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    (13)

    A valiant warrior sworn to the order of the Knights Templar for life, Wulfe resents being dispatched to Paris to deliver a missive just when the Latin Kingdoms are at their most vulnerable. He is determined to fulfill his duty as quickly as possible and return to fight for justice - but the courtesan he defends in Venice needs his help. The alluring and perceptive Christina will not be left behind, and soon Wulfe finds himself forced to choose between his vows and his heart....

    Suzanne says: "enjoyed even more than the first "
    "Just Perfect"
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    Tim Gerard Reynolds does one heck of a good job!
    Loved this one. Wulff & Christiana aka Julia are one good team. She is wise and witty and he is the real hero who comes to her aid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Lord: Book 1 in 'The Titans' Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Kiff VandenHeuvel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (172)

    The year is 1180 A.D. and times are very dark. England is lawless for the most part and the people live in fear. Rising to power during this time is the vicious and brutal knight Ajax de Velt. His mission is to conquer a large stretch of the Scots and Welsh border, commandeering wealth and property along the way. He wants to be the most feared and powerful warlord in all of England, Wales, and Scotland, and he is well on his way.

    Melba S. Zuniga says: "Great Author & Great Narrator!"
    "Loved it"
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    Narrator: Kiff VandenHeuvel (first time reader for me)he's got one heck of a deep voice and does a pretty good job. When you don't have to think who is talking and that it flows nicely you know you have a good reader.
    This is one great book, loved it. When a story keeps me captivated and can also makes me smile, cringe and cry you know you have a winner!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Only Beloved

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mary Balogh
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (435)
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    (396)
    Story
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    For the first time since the death of his wife, the Duke of Stanbrook is considering remarrying and finally embracing happiness for himself. With that thought comes the treasured image of a woman he met briefly a year ago and never saw again. Dora Debbins relinquished all hope to marry when a family scandal left her in charge of her younger sister. Earning a modest living as a music teacher, she's left with only an unfulfilled dream. Then, one afternoon, an unexpected visitor makes it come true.

    Amazon Customer says: "Repetition, Introspection and Description"
    "Audio not working"
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    This is third book that is not working that I have come accross...Who can fix this?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Embracing the Knight: Touched by Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jenn Langston
    • Narrated By Will M. Watt, Charlotte Cole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Miss Claire Ashford knows exactly what she wants out of life - to marry for love. When she finds herself alone in the woods with none other than notorious rake Ian Michael Caldwell, Viscount Knightly, her chances of a proper match are ruined. He is willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of her reputation, but she is determined not to marry anyone out of obligation.

    XmasMom says: "Didn't finish"
    "Didn't finish"
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    Though it did start with a bang it got boring
    Too stretch out and not much going on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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