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Lady M

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  • Lando: The Sacketts, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Josh Hamilton
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (119)

    One of the great sagas of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In Lando, Louis L'Amour has created an unforgettable portrait of a unique hero.

    Anja Evors says: "Good Listen"
    "I Expected More..."
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    Not bad, but I've come to expect more from Louis L'Amour. It took me several tries to finish it. It was not up to L'Amour standards, in my opinion. The description from the book's inside flap says: "For six long years Orlando Sackett survived the horrors of a brutal Mexican prison. He survived by using his skills as a boxer and by making three vows", but Lando did not fight in prison in the audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady at Arms

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tamara Leigh
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah Agliotta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Lizanne Balmaine has spent years honing her skills at arms, determined she will never again be at the mercy of any man. When she comes face to face with the one who stole her future, she seizes the opportunity to exact revenge. Soon he is her prisoner, at her mercy. But something is different about him, something that makes her question her purpose. Is it possible a man can be so changed? More, can she right the wrong that could lay ruin to her family?

    Lady M says: "Thinking Out Of The Box"
    "Thinking Out Of The Box"
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    Tamara Leigh's story about revenge is not your cookie cutter historical romance. It is about a Lady who for years prepares, by honing her warrior skills, to avenge the wrongs carried out against her family; and to protect herself from being ravaged by men. Without considering the ramifications of her actions to her family and home she imprisons a peer of the realm; the man she holds responsible for the attach on her family and her person. A man held in esteem by the king.

    Great performance by Mary Sarah Ogliotta.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Release: Blakewell/Kenleigh Family, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Pamela Clare
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    For five pounds sterling, the convict was hers. Though Cassie hated the slave trade, her Virginia plantation demanded the labor, and she knew this fevered man would surely die if she left him. But as his wounds healed, and as his muscled chest bronzed from the sun, Cassie realized Cole Braden was far more dangerous than his papers had indicated - for he could steal her breath with a glance or lay siege to her senses with a touch.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Wonderful Story and Narration"
    "Exceptional Author - Story - Narration!"
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    One of the best books I've listen to in a long time--NOT your cookie-cutter historical romance story.

    The author brings her characters to life - makes you love some and hate others. Pamela Clare has the ability to transport you back in time; to clearly picture the people and setting. The clarity with which she portrays the era, it's prejudices' , injustices, etc. is truly remarkable.

    Kaleo Griffith gave a terrific performance; the presentation of women, men and children voices, the accents were easily distinguishable and brought them to life. It was a perfect marriage of author and narrator.

    I can't see anyone who enjoys historical romance not LOVING this book. Although the sexual content is detailed, it flows within the telling of the story of Cassie (plantation owner) and Alec (wealthy shipping magnet and indentured servant).

    I highly recommend "Sweet Release".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaw Takes a Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Susan Page Davis
    • Narrated By Aimee Lilly
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Johnny Paynter flees Denver to escape being hanged for a murder he didn't commit. Posing as his recently deceased brother, Mark, Johnny discovers that Mark's mail-order bride is on her way to be wed. Seeing no other option, Johnny makes a fateful decision to go through with the wedding - as Mark.

    Lady M says: "Very Detailed, Sweet Romance"
    "Very Detailed, Sweet Romance"
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    Johnny Paynter hadn't seen his brother in 5 years, but when he thought he would be hanged for a murder he did not commit he and his friend Cam headed to Texas. They planned to hide out at his brother, Mark's, until things could be straightened out in Denver.

    Upon arriving in Texas Johnny finds Mark dead with two bullet holes in his chest, his house ransacked and his horses gone. When Johnny goes into town he is mistaken for Mark, so he decides to keep up the masquerade, pretending to be Mark even to the point of marrying Mark's mail-order bride, Sally. Sally knows something is wrong when "Mark" does not act like the man she has been corresponding with, but without money and in a strange town she has no other options than to go through with the wedding.

    "The Outlaw Takes a Bride" is a clean, sweet romantic story.

    Aimee Lilly did a good job distinguishing voices of both men and women.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In the Stars: Scandalous Encounters, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ava Stone
    • Narrated By Stevie Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
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    (7)

    Lieutenant-Colonel Nathaniel Carrick, Viscount Healeyfield returned home from the battlefields with nothing but his honor, his excellent eye-sight, and a crumbling abbey to his name. As luck would have it however, his wealthy mentor has a daughter of marriageable age that he'd like to see wed before he dies. Almost instantly, Nathaniel is quite smitten with the girl. She's lovely, enchanting and the most unique female of his acquaintance.

    Lady M says: "A fanciful Story!"
    "A fanciful Story!"
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    A reviewer said it was a fantasy (the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable), and normally I do not mind unrealistic books. I've read a few time travel books I enjoyed, but I'm not into fairies and brownies, etc.

    I would never have believed Ava Stone could write something like this. I've read a couple of her books I've thoroughly enjoyed, but this was not one of them.

    I enjoy Stevie Zimmerman's narrations, so I thought I couldn't go wrong with the combination of Ava Stone and Stevie Zimmerman. I was wrong.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Weaver Takes a Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sheri Cobb South
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Haughty Lady Helen Radney is one of London's most beautiful women, and the daughter of a duke, but her sharp tongue has frightened away most of her suitors. When her father gambles away his fortune, the duke's only chance for recouping his losses lies in marrying off Lady Helen to any man wealthy enough to take a bride with nothing to recommend her but a lovely face and an 800-year-old pedigree.

    Lady M says: "Delightful!"
    "Delightful!"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this humorous, well-narrated book. I loved the hero's dry wit -- the heroine's sarcastic wit.

    I'm not going to say too much except it was very entertaining, because in my opinion the introduction to the story gave more information than this listener needed. The story flowed well, the characters were well defined. It's a light, feel-good book. The narrator was effectively chosen.

    I'm batting a thousand on my last three books, I couldn't be more pleased with my recent selections.

    I highly recommend "The Weaver Takes A Wife"!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Come the Morning: Graham Clan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    In the days when Scotland lay under siege - from the Vikings who sailed from the north and the Norman English who came from the south - King David sought to unite his people into one nation. For this, he needed loyal warriors. Waryk de Graham soon proved the greatest of these fighters, and was knighted Lord Lion. But his honored position came with a price: a wife chosen for him by the king - a reluctant Viking bride.

    Lady M says: "Unique, Funny and Exciting!"
    "Unique, Funny and Exciting!"
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    I have been reading more books these past few months rather than listening to audio-books, because I was making poor choices; either the story was lacking or the narrator spoiled it. But I got lucky with "Come the Morning" . Not only is the story unique, but the author keeps things flowing and exciting. I listened to it 13 1/2 hours straight through except for a few hours of sleep and other necessities.

    The story is about the daughter of a Gaelic noblewoman and a Viking warlord, Mellyora MacAdin and the King's Champion Waryk de Graham; Lord Lion. Mellyora (who was trouble with a capital "T") had already pledged her heart to her childhood sweetheart when she was summoned to appear before her godfather, King David. When she was told she was to marry the fierce Lord Lion (whom she thought was an old Norman knight) and he would take control of her lands, she decided to disobey King David. She was not going to allow King David to make decisions concerning her future and assumed if she escaped from the castle she could go home and be independent. Once outside the castle, thing do not go as she planned. It had me laughing out loud.

    The story has all the elements that make a great story.
    Narrator Sandra Burr gave a good performance.

    I highly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lady of Eve: A Medieval Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Tamara Leigh
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah Agliotta
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    On the eve of her profession as a nun, Lady Graeye Charwyck is called home to Medland by the father who disavowed her years earlier for the devil's mark she bears. Desperate to escape the convent, she agrees to wed a man she detests to provide an heir for her family's holdings. But when the king declares the Charwyck lands forfeit and awards them to their enemy, Graeye once more finds herself discarded.

    Lady M says: "Excellent!"
    "Excellent!"
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    Be prepared to be transported back to 1156 England by a very talented author. Ignorance and superstition cause Lady Graeye Charwyck's father to take her to a convent as a child because she has a birth mark on her forehead thought to be the devil's mark. She has never been happy at the convent and is delighted when her father orders her home just before taking her vows to become a nun. Her father wants her to marry a lecherous old man and produce an heir since her brother's death.

    Before the marriage can take place, her father's holdings are confiscated by the King and given to the Balmaine family. Graeye has only heard one side of the story of her brother's murder, so she distrusts Baron Gilbert Balmaine.

    Living all her life behind the high walls of the convent Graeye is unprepared for life outside and the extreme changes that have befallen her and her father. Because she doesn't want to be returned to the convent, and wanting to stay and take care of her father, who doesn't want her now that there is no need for an heir, Graeye makes some very foolish decisions/mistakes that have far reaching consequences.

    This touching story flows well, with descriptions so realistic you feel like you are there. Tamara Leigh is a very talented author who holds the readers interest throughout.

    Mary Sarah Agliotta gave a sterling performance. She does male voices very well. Each person's voice was distinguishable. She read like a one woman play with each role done to perfection.

    I will look for more books from this author and narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jonah: Deardon Mini-Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Kelli Ann Morgan
    • Narrated By Troy Duran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    She hoped it would be love… Emma Foster leaves her precious Boston to make a life in the West only to discover her betrothed has been killed and his brother is to take his place in their marriage agreement. When information comes to light that could change their contract, she must decide if she'll risk everything to experience the heat of his gaze and the warmth of his touch forever. He never expected she would change his heart…

    Lady M says: "Well Written Short Story!"
    "Well Written Short Story!"
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    A good story complete with: BEGINNING, where the reader is introduced to the setting, the characters and the situation they find themselves in and their goals.
    MIDDLE, the story develops through a series of complications and obstacles.
    END, the Climax and the loose ends of the story are resolved, all in under 3 hours.

    Characters: Jonah and Emma and brothers you will recognize from Kelli Ann's "Redbourne Series".

    With a story this short I do not want to say more and spoil it for other readers.

    Well done by Kelli Ann Morgan and narrator Troy Duran.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sarah MacLean
    • Narrated By Carolyn Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (177)

    A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen's club. Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried - and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missing. But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss - to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston....

    MM says: "I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS SERIES"
    "Good Story"
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    I only gave it 4 Stars because although it had a good story-line, it was drawn out too much. I didn't care for the hero, Gabriel St John, the Marquess of Ralston, but liked the heroine, Lady Calpurnia Hartwell, and secondary characters, except for the ones we were not suppose to like--the gold digging dandy. I think the Dandy should have been hit by Gabriel or Calpurnia's brother when he told Calpurnia about the bet in a most demeaning way, although the Marquess did call him out--pistols at dawn.

    It has detailed sexual content, not suitable for under 18 years of age.

    The narrator did not do male voices well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Proving Trail: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Michael Crouch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    They tried to tell him that his father had killed himself, but Kearney McRaven knew better. No matter what life had dealt him, his father would go down fighting. And as he delved deeper into the mystery, he learned that just before his father died, the elder McRaven had experienced a remarkable run of luck: he’d won nearly ten thousand dollars and the deed to a cattle ranch.

    Randi says: "Unique story line."
    "Not L'Amour's Best"
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    I'm a real Louis L'Amour fan, but felt "The proving Trail" was not up to his usual excellence.
    Perhaps with another narrator it would have been better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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