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desiree

I love to read all genres of books, but love my historical romances!!!

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  • Highland Knight: Murray Family, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Hannah Howell
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (154)

    When Cameron MacAlpin learns the identity of the golden beauty tossed before him as a debt payment, he can't believe his fortune! For cat-eyed Avery Murray is the perfect weapon to use against Payton Murray - Avery's brother - who dishonored Cameron's own sister. Yet his plan to deliver the same insult and avenge his clan is thwarted by spirited Avery herself, who tempts him to forget everything but the passion coursing through his blood. Still, a knight of the Highlands owes his allegiance to his clan before all else - even his heart.

    CAROLYN says: "ANOTHER BRILLIANT MEDIEVAL MYSTERY UNFOLDS"
    ""Not worth the credit""
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    Would you try another book from Hannah Howell and/or Angela Dawe?

    I will avoid any books narrated by Angela Dawe.


    Any additional comments?

    Story was very cute, but the narrator was horrible!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • For My Lady's Heart: Medieval Hearts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (332)

    Pursued by her enemies, flattered and courted for her lands, a powerful, devious princess is desperate to reach refuge. Haunted by the shadow of the young assassin set upon her, Princess Melanthe knows that an ice cold countenance is her only protection. To succumb to love is the greatest danger of all. She can trust only one man amid the lies, the mysterious Green Knight - a true knight who never wavers once he gives his heart; a man who cannot comprehend deceit.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Refreshingly Different"
    "Just a very very very long story!"
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    Hard to keep the characters all straight and it really dragged on. Could have been a couple chapters shorter and maybe it would have been easier to finish. Big fan of the narrator, but Kinsale lost me many times in this story.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow and the Star

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (344)

    In defense of her honor, innocent Leda Etoile has burned all her bridges and taken refuge in her tiny attic room in a shabby boarding house in London. But her last safe haven is invaded when she wakes to find a man hidden in the dark - a man with golden hair and the face of a fallen angel, who moves in the night like a shadow. Will he be her savior, or her ruin? Samuel Gerard draws her inexorably into the richest circles of aristocratic England. But even as Leda falls in love with a man she can never have, she must keep his secrets.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Wonderful Story - Wished it was longer!! ;-)"
    "What a fantastic and captivating story!!"
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    This is my third book by Laura Kinsale and narration by Nicholas Boulton. This is one of the best combinations of pure talent in audio books. Looking forward to another one of her books, don't even want to read the story summary because I know it's going to be fantastic.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Dream Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (243)

    In search of a legendary mare, Lord Winter enters the crucible of the red sands, forging unbreakable bonds of loyalty and trust with his young companion in the desert. But hidden beneath the ragged costume of a Bedouin boy is a remarkable young woman: Zenia Stanhope, daughter of the extraordinary Queen of the Desert. Zenia wants nothing of the danger that Lord Winter lives for. She wants only to reach England, far from the blood and sand of the desert.

    Monique says: "Laura Kinsale is an auto buy for me!"
    "Absolutely Love this Narrator!!"
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    Such a well written story by a fantastic author and told by one of the best narrators I've listen too made it impossible to stop listening!! Loved this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Flowers from the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (879)
    Performance
    (821)
    Story
    (823)

    He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!"
    "ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!"
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    Wish I discovered this author and narrator long time ago. So sorry it has to end, already purchase another one of her books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Captured by a Laird: The Douglas Legacy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Margaret Mallory
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone. Captured by a Laird Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees. Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart? With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other; for only love can save them.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Captured My Heart"
    "Enjoyed!!"
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    Truly enjoyed this story, because it wasn't as predictable as most historical romances, Derek Perkins is one of the best narrators.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In Want of a Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jo Goodman
    • Narrated By Talmadge Ragan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (110)

    Jane Middlebourne needs a way out. In 1891, life in New York is unforgiving for a young woman with no prospects, especially when her family wants nothing to do with her. So when Jane discovers an ad for a mail-order bride needed in Bitter Springs, Wyoming, she responds with a hopeful heart. Rancher Morgan Longstreet is in want of a wife who will be his partner at Morning Star, someone who will work beside him and stand by him. His first impression of the fair and fragile Jane is that she is not that woman.

    Marydior says: "An enjoyable listen."
    "No Story"
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    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sure if it was the narrarator or the boring story, but this book was a struggle to finish. Do not recommend this book, if your looking for a fun exciting book.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Fire: Guardians of the Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tanya Anne Crosby
    • Narrated By James Gillies
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (65)

    For two centuries, Aidan dĂșn Scoti's kinsmen have guarded Scotland's greatest secret, the real Stone of Destiny. Now King David seeks an alliance with the mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt him--the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan... Cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, Lleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to... she is also the one woman who may bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.

    plaidninja814 says: "Great Story!"
    "Boring!!"
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    What could Tanya Anne Crosby have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Added a plot, climax and an exciting ending!!


    Any additional comments?

    Really no story, no excitement, no twist or turn and struggled to keep my attention.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Captured by the Highlander: Highlander Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (310)

    From best-selling author Julianne MacLean comes the first entry in the fiery saga of three Highland warriors sworn to protect their homeland-and fight for the women they love.

    Elizabeth says: "Great narrator and story"
    "So Predictable!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is so predictable, had only one story line, and had to force myself to finish it.

    0 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
    (1380)
    Performance
    (872)
    Story
    (862)

    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"
    "Soooo Hooked on this Series!!!!!!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Karen Marie Moning does not dissapoint in her story telling!!! Phil Gigante makes me loose myself in the characters. His voice brings out such sex appeal in the male characters that I can't get enough. So ready to start the next book in the Highlander Series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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