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Catherine

HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Sleeping Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Judith Ivory
    • Narrated By Violet Primm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (23)

    The beautiful courtesan Coco Wilde is famous for her ability to keep the wealthiest men in 19th-century London hanging on her every smile. But she maintains a careful emotional detachment from all admirers. When she meets Sir James Stoker, however, the raven-haired Coco is attracted by his radiant smile and dangerous eyes. Determined to capture her, James must find a wat to break the spell of indifference Coco has cast around herself.

    Avid Reader says: "Very entertaining and different"
    "Not Pleased"
    Overall

    I disliked this book because there was little or no conversation between the characters. It was more narration than actual conversation. It was boring.
    The characters were introspective. The story line was slow moving and unimaginative.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets of a Summer Night: The Wallflowers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1485)
    Performance
    (851)
    Story
    (862)

    Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing — and persistent — admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition…but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.

    DARA says: "Love the Wallflowers"
    "WONDERFUL!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Secrets of a Summer Night the most enjoyable?

    I read the entire series. It was wonderful the way references were made to the characters from the previous books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets of a Summer Night?

    When Daisy tried to make Matthew jealous. Then she realized she was bored to tears with the Lord she had enlisted to help her with her scheme.


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

    Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I didn't want it to end, so I slowed the process down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hellion and the Highlander

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Marianna Palka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (220)

    Lady Averill Mortagne learned to control her fierce temper as a young girl. But if her father insists on parading her before one more English lord who looks askance at her flame-colored hair, she'll simply scream! Her only respite is the time she spends with Kade Stewart, the wounded Scot her brother brought home from the Crusades. Who could have imagined a Highland warrior would be the only gentleman around?

    candyceschenck says: "Another great one by Lynsay Sands"
    "Yuch!!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    What could Lynsay Sands have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Chosen a different narrator


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator needs work on dialectic and differentiation between characters.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't get through the first 10 minutes of the book because the narrator was so irritating.
    Part of the reason I listen to historical romances is because the when the narrator uses the dialect and accents from the specific country. When it is done correctly the narrator transports the listener back to the time and period the book is set in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Spell

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mary Jo Putney
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Jack Langdon has always suppressed his talent for sorcery. But his marriage to Abigail, a skilled wizard, ignites his passion and opens doorways he never imagined.

    Gurmukh says: "A Light Read"
    "Pleased as Punch"
    Overall

    Loved it. Give me more. The characters were developed. The dialog was not redundant. I was sorry when it was finished. I enjoyed the mixture of magic and romance, with the historical setting.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Scandal of the Season

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sophie Gee
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The young aspiring poet Alexander Pope crosses paths with the coquettish Arabella and man-about-town Lord Petre at a masquerade ball. It's 1711, and the fashionable citizens of London, weary of recent political and social upheaval, are intent on simply pursuing enjoyment. But society in general is not accepting of any attraction that can't restrain itself behind at least a veneer of respectability, and Arabella and Lord Petre's intense attraction is both unacceptable and dangerous.

    Catherine says: "Misery"
    "Misery"
    Overall

    I usually love historical romances. This one actually put me to sleep. I didn't bother to finish it. Don't waste you time or your credits. It was slow moving and uninspiring. If I could I wouldn't give it a star.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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