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Natalie

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  • Second Chance Pass: Virgin River, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (757)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (534)

    Within a few short months, Vanessa buried her husband and birthed his son. When serendipity brings a man into her life again, her heart flutters anew. But just as he plans to reveal his love, another woman stakes her claim on him - a claim his sense of honor can't easily shake off.

    OLIVIA says: "Excellent"
    "I'm a fan of the preacher man!"
    Overall

    I thought the first book would be impossible to beat, but with the amazing narration of my favorite Therese Plummer as well as the emotional and climactic story of Preacher and mysterious newcomer Paige - I couldn't put it down. The writing is fantastic, the story weaving in characters old and sneak peaks of what is to come make this a wonderful listen that kept me up all night until I finished!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • This Wicked Gift: A Carhart Series Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Lavinia Spencer is too poor to be anything but practical. But when her younger brother lands himself in trouble, she has no choice but to do the unthinkable. She accepts the help of the dishonorable man that she's always wanted, even knowing that it might mean her ruination.

    Natalie says: "What a delightful "gift"!"
    "What a delightful "gift"!"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this short but heartfelt novella. A Courtney Milan + Rosalyn Landor combination is always an instant purchase, and they did not disappoint. This merry tale of longing from afar, recognizing the true meaning of love is tied up nicely with a big red bow. Totally worth the credit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover: The Rules of Scoundrels, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sarah MacLean
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking - in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered - until now.

    Tracy T says: "Great ending to Rules of Scoundrels!"
    "A fitting ending for Chase!"
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    I really enjoyed the story of this fierce woman! My only negative is that I REALLLLYYYY wished the fourth book could have continued with narrator Rosalyn Landor. I didn't care for Justine's narration style but it's completely worth the credit! The Rules of Scoundrels is an enjoyable series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love in the Afternoon: Hathaways, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (679)
    Performance
    (393)
    Story
    (393)

    Captain Christopher Phelan has been corresponding with the beautiful golden-haired Prudence Mercer while he was away fighting in the Crimean War. What he doesn't know, however, is that the woman who wrote to him is actually Prudence's best friend, Beatrix Hathaway.
    Upon his return home to Hampshire, it becomes clear that Christopher's experiences in war have changed him.

    Helen says: "It's Beatrix's turn!"
    "Even better a third time! Endearing Perfection!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I love the Hathaways and each year I re-listen. The incomparable Rosalyn Landor is the leading historical narrarator in my opinion, and coupled with the author's flawed and loveable misfit family - this book is my favorite of them all, of all of hers actually.

    An emotionally damaged soldier, a loving, caring and unconvential girl who sees the bright side of life and who heals the souls of all she touches, animal or human - make this story such a delight.

    The writing and banter is so whitty, the emotions so real, and having followed Beatrix's antics for the past few books, it was a wonderful fitting conclusion to this series.

    5 stars, well done and worth listening to each year. *Lisa's Best*

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wee William's Woman: Clan MacDougall. Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn't a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Years ago, after a bonny young lass broke his heart and left his dignity in shreds, he swore never again to put it in such peril. As a testament to his sincerity, he vowed never again to shave his beard. Then he met her.

    Natalie says: "Great story, fantastic narration!"
    "Great story, fantastic narration!"
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    The dynamic duo of Suzan Tisdale's writing and Brad Wills narration has captivated me once again. I am still in awe how the narrator goes from a small child to a 7 foot tall giant, with a host of characters in between without the listener even realizing the change is taking place it's so well done. The story of the gentle giant and the resilient heroin who captures his heart is very endearing. The same lovable Highlanders we have seen in the previous Caln MacDougall series' are all there and a welcome return.

    Absolutely worth the credit! Well done!
    Natalie

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Countess Conspiracy: The Brothers Sinister, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (163)

    Sebastian Malheur is the most dangerous sort of rake: an educated one. When he’s not scandalizing ladies in the bedchamber, he’s outraging proper society with his scientific theories. He’s desired, reviled, acclaimed, and despised - and he laughs through it all. Violet Waterfield, the widowed Countess of Cambury, on the other hand, is entirely respectable, and she’d like to stay that way. But Violet has a secret that is beyond ruinous, one that ties her irrevocably to England’s most infamous scoundrel: Sebastian’s theories aren’t his. They’re hers.

    C. Mendez says: "So much more than a romance"
    "wonderful narrating, smart romance"
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    I truly enjoyed this historical romance! Only Courtney Milan could make the inheritance of traits interesting! The characters, favorites since the first in the series are colorful, endearing and thetheir relationships and stories are believable and at times painful. The journey is a scientific delight, the ending worth the struggles and wait. The parts about Rakus Erectus and associated scientific names cracked me up! But the author's note at the end had me bursting into tears...the historic representation of the Violets of the world and untold stories touched me. This book took extraordinary research, it shows. Worth the credits, and Rosalyn Landor is flawless as usual.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Night to Surrender: Spindle Cove, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tessa Dare
    • Narrated By Carolyn Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (81)

    Welcome to Spindle Cove, where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air, and men in their prime are..nowhere to be found. Or are they? Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: The painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there. Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn't belong here.

    Cam says: "Clever writing, great narration"
    "Good narration, witty, but not captivating"
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    This is a well written book in terms of characters, scenery, and witty dialog. However, I found myself drifting off during many parts that didn't keep my attention. I love historical romance and this is worth a credit, but the plot is not a great suspensful page turner. It is a light, romantic fair and a funny story about "spinster cove". I think I will give the second book a chance however.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Findley's Lass: The Clan MacDougall Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (122)

    The Highlands of Scotland, Autumn 1344..... She had won his heart without trying... and he can only pray for the chance to give her his. When Findley McKenna returns after his battle with the English to offer Maggy Boyle a home amongst his clan, he finds only death and destruction instead of the young widow who has stolen his heart. The only things left of her home is the burned out hut and decaying bodies of the auld people Maggy has taken care of for the past three years. With only a prayer, his Highlander heart, and a bit of bloodied plaid to cling to, Findley will crawl through hell if he must, in order to find Maggy and her sons and avenge the massacre before him.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Made Me Smile"
    "Excellent Narration, wonderful story! Another grea"
    Overall
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    This is not a corset ripper, but instead a touching story of a mother's love, a warrior's unwavering will to get his lass, and the coming of age of brave little brothers. I enjoyed the story immensely! Brad is an excellent narrator, he really makes the story!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Clayborne Brides: One Pink Rose, One White Rose, One Red Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (108)

    First introduced in Julie Garwood's magnificent New York Times bestseller For the Roses, the Clayborne brothers of Blue Belle, Montana, have been embraced by millions more through this trio of #1 bestselling novels. Now collected in one volume, these stories tell of three spirited brothers - once a mismatched gang of street urchins - who learn that love flourishes in the most unexpected places…One Pink Rose.

    Elaine says: "Light but entertaining romances."
    "My ears are bleeding. Couldn't finish it."
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    After two hours, I had to turn it off. The voices of the brothers sound like they are all highly effeminate and unrealistic. It is just not the Julie I am accustomed to having started with her Highland series'. Too long, not the best choice for narration and I couldn't get through it. Just painful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (525)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (473)

    Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her.... But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "I loved everything about this book!"
    "Superb narration, fantastic story!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Julie has really done it again! A great heroin, with a new story line. No clammy, boring English fellows here - this Lord is just the right one to match wits with Christina. Excellent, highly recommend, enjoyed every minute! The narrarator switched from a young girl, a man, another man to a nasty old countess within seconds and you don't even notice.

    0 of 0 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
    (2251)
    Performance
    (1414)
    Story
    (1420)

    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!"
    "Crap!"
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    Turned it off after one chapter, it was painful to listen to the bad writing in this. If you want to read about a highland gigalo, a slut for a queen, then I guess have it. It was the worst first chapter of a romance i have every read/listened to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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