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Wayfaring Stranger

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  • 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
    (1286)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (776)

    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"
    "A Smart Romantic Tale"
    Overall

    This was my first "Highlander" on tape - great - and I will now automatically buy anything having Scottish accents with Mr. Giganti narrating!
    The heroine is a sarcastic, smart American scientist, the hero a learned Druid Alpha male (he IS from the 16th century - when Men were Men), but they are soul mates. Interesting secondary characters, a quantum physics storyline and highland scenery add together to make this a great novel on tape you don't want to turn off until it's finished.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Slayer: Dark Series, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Jane Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (320)

    A rumor has persisted in the vampire world of a dark slayer - a woman - who travels with a wolf pack and who destroys any vampire who crosses her path. Mysterious, elusive and seemingly impossible to kill, she is the one hunter who strikes terror into the hearts of the undead. She is Ivory Malinov. Her only brethren, the wolves. Long ago betrayed by her people, abandoned by her family, and cast out by everyone she held dear, Ivory has lived centuries without companionship or love.

    Mary says: "Loved it!!"
    "Carpathian Mage Sleeping Spell"
    Overall

    I needed a book for a trip and I hadn't picked-up a CF Carpathian book in a while. I saw Christine Feehan's, "Dark Slayer", on Audible and thought "Okay, why not?"

    Note to self: argue more next time I consider any further Carpathian novels - unless I feel the need to learn a new language or take up the Mage arts. There was hardly any plot - destroy evil Mage who finally appears in a late chapter - but plenty of various battles that went on forever and healing ceremonies that never stopped. PLEEZE, let these people stay above ground for more than three weeks at a time before they are put back under ground to heal (average stay a month or more).

    I could get past the constant "my beloved" parts, that is a CF Carpathian trademark, but the consistent yammering on about "I'm not worthy" was so annoying. I was very bored by their re-telling of their painful past experiences...guess what, after the first four times, I GOT IT! It was so repetitive to keep hearing the stories of their previous betrayals, it made me feel I was being told the book twice.

    This was by far the most ridiculous waste of my time, money and energy listening to this audio book. The only redeeming factor was the readers were professional, albeit, embarrassed to be speaking in tongue. I had my iPod on 2X the speed and it still wasn't fast enough to keep me awake. Really a shame when you consider the CF started out with such a great series and the concept could have easily been build upon, instead of being run into the healing ground.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (97)

    The last novel completed by Jane Austen before she died at 41, Persuasion is often thought to be the story of the author's own lost love. Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall has three daughters: Elizabeth, who shares his haughty vanity and, at 28 has found no one good enough to marry; Mary, who has, with some condescension, married the son of the local squire; and admirable Anne, who "was nobody with either father or sister".

    Tad Davis says: "Wonderful characters"
    "5 Star Classic Story...3 Star Reader"
    Overall

    Loved the tale, I always have, but the reader started to get on my nerves part of the way through. The high pitch of her vocalization on certain parts left me a little annoyed and thus I had trouble enjoying the story. A five star story read by an over-emoting 3 star reader.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stolen Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By M. J. Putney
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (27)

    Simon Malmain, the Earl of Falconer and chief enforcer of the Guardians, is transformed into a unicorn by the evil magic of Lord Drayton. Now only a virgin can save him! New York Times best-selling author M. J. Putney has won two RITAs and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.

    B Rossi says: "Great story and great narrator!"
    "Very Interesting Storyline"
    Overall

    I was looking for an audio book for a trip and settled upon this novel after a friend recommended it. The concept that this author puts forth regards a secret magical society operating behind the scenes, down through the ages. The Magic Society's purpose is to protect the world from evil by use of their various magical skills, i.e., manipulation of the nature, animals, or human minds, etc. In this novel, the society has to protect the world from one of their own gone bad. This apparently is a theme the author uses in several of her other novels. Great escape for several hours and the narration was quite good.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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