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Alli

Wichita, KS, United States

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  • 31 reviews
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  • 318 titles in library
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  • The Lady Most Willing...: A Novel in Three Parts

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (142)

    When Laird Taran Ferguson's nephews refuse to wed and secure his birthright, he takes matters into his own hands, raiding a ball and kidnapping four likely brides - a bonny lass, an heiress with a slight reputation problem, a rich English beauty, and a maiden without a name or a fortune. But which one is ready to fall in love with the Scottish lord?

    SandyH says: "Funny, Funny, Funny!"
    "Cute and very funny!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Lady Most Willing... the most enjoyable?

    I love Susan Duerden! She did well with all the different characters. Her Scottish accent wasn't perfect but it wasn't so terrible either.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was really funny. At times it was a little predictable but it was mostly a light and fast paced listen, which was nice!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rose Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1405)
    Performance
    (1220)
    Story
    (1243)

    Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

    Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

    Angel Claire says: "Amazing story."
    "Certainly NOT a romance!"
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    This ends up being a very interesting story with historical elements, questionable time travel, and a kiss or two. So for me that did not meet my expectations as far as a romance. The time travel aspect is cool but the explanation is weird and it seems it would have just been better to be vague. Not to mention, when Eva does go back in time and meets Daniel, he instantly believes that she has traveled through time with no questions asked and then proceeds to have no questions at all about the future. Seems rather unlikely to me. They develop a relationship and that's fine but certainly not passionate by any standard. Not that I expect all romance novels to be scandalous! I just have a different expectation when it is labeled as such! I was an okay story but I found myself arguing with all the details until the end.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unleashed: The Highland Historical Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kerrigan Byrne
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (69)

    Meet the MacLauchlan Berserkers - Roderick, Finn and Connor. They are three of the world's Unwanted. On a snowy Solstice night, their tale becomes one of blood and vengeance, of love, redemption, and forging the bonds that make a family.

    CAROLYN says: "3 PARANORMAL CELTIC HIGHLAND HEROES IN 1 BOOK"
    "New favorite male narrator!"
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    Excellent narration and great stories. Each story had different elements and were unique. I wish that they were all books in a series and were much longer because I didn't want them to end! Great character development despite being so short.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Uglies: Uglies, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (702)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (469)

    Tally Youngblood is quickly approaching her 16th birthday and the mandatory pretty-making surgery that accompanies it. But Tally isn't sure if she wants to be a placidly happy Pretty. When a top secret organization threatens her with remaining Ugly forever, she reluctantly spies on the rebels who have refused the surgery. They think it changes more than just looks and are working on a cure. But they need someone to become Pretty to test it out.

    Cather says: "Unexpectedly enjoyable"
    "Slow but it gets better."
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    The narrator is definitely trying too hard to sound like a young adult. She also had a particularly strange way of pronouncing forest or forehead so that they sounded like faaarrest and faaarehead, which were words that were used quite often. So that was annoying. Sarah Drew would have been a much better fit.

    As far as the story goes it starts off well and keeps your interest and then gets a little slow but if you stick with it, it recaptures your interest in the end and you immediately want to download the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ransom: Highlands' Lairds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (429)

    In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.

    DARA says: "Love the Highlands' Lairds"
    "Cute and action packed!"
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    The story definitely has plenty of action and heart racing moments. The romance between the characters is sweet. I love Susan Duerden! She does a great job with both the male and female characters.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Highland Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Spear
    • Narrated By Maxine Lennon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    Lady Eilis Dunbarton's life undergoes a drastic change with the death of her cousin, Agnes. Now she's faced with the disagreeable prospect of marrying the man who was to be her cousin's husband. Not by a change of contract, though. Instead, by deceit - pretending to be her cousin. But if her husband-to-be discovers she's not really Agnes, her life is forfeit. So what choice does Eilis have but to flee? When Laird James MacNeill's clan rescues a half-drowned lass from the sea, there is speculation she is of the enemy clan, especially since she doesn't remember her own name.

    CAROLYN says: "I really wanted to like it but........"
    "Fun story, not so great narration."
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    The story is good and exciting but the narrator seemed to be rushing to speak. It was hurried and made me feel like I needed to take a breath just from listening! The accents were bad, I certainly have heard worse! If you can get past the narration its good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Requiem: Delirium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (673)
    Performance
    (617)
    Story
    (615)

    This exciting finale to Lauren Olive's New York Times best-selling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States. Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven.

    Katheryne says: "Where there is love there is freedom..."
    "Awesome series. Stupid ending."
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    If you have listened to the series thus far you already know its AMAZING. Obviously...so without spoiling anything, prepare yourself to hate the ending.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Going Back for Romeo: Highlander Time Travel Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By L. L. Muir
    • Narrated By Shandon Loring
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Jillian MacKay is being conned by a pair of 80-year-old witches. They're convinced she's the perfect sucker to test a prophecy and they're willing to bury her alive to prove it. Once she escapes and finds herself in 15th Century Scotland, she believes her return home depends on a heroic deed - she must rescue a plaid-clad Romeo and Juliet before tragedy can end in tragedy. The monster standing in her way, however, is a handsome Highlander who might just be her own Romeo...a Romeo she must leave behind.

    rebecca says: "Shandon loring sounded drunk"
    "Great Story! Questionable Narrator!"
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    I really liked everything about the story and characters. I wanted to like this narrator and give him a chance but it was atrocious. Poor fella. That in no way was a Scots accent and his girl voice was frightfully laughable. He also spoke very quickly and mumbled quite a bit. I had my headphones on the highest they could go and missed several things he said. Otherwise if you can ignore that its great! He gets two stars just because I felt bad for him!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Forbidden Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By James Clamp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    With one sweet, seductive kiss, Megan Kinkead is no longer the impudent child Justin Brant remembers. She was a girl when she left Maam’s Cross Court for school, but she has returned a woman, body and soul. Once Megan’s guardian, Justin, the sixth Earl of Weston, is soon her heart’s obsession. Desire smolders between them, and then he tells her he is married….

    reasonable critic says: "A Bit Too Much Angst"
    "Good, after you get over the awkwardness."
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    It was kind of weird to get over the fact he used to be her gaurdian. I know the age difference isn't that big of a deal but it would have been better if he was just slightly younger. Ha! At least from a young girls perspective!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13502)
    Performance
    (7981)
    Story
    (7835)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "OMG. So so good!"
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    I really think that Diana Gabaldon wants to crush all the hopes and dreams of her readers/listeners. That being said, she makes you fall in love with every single character and she subjects them (and subsequently you too) to any and everything. You can never predict what will happen. This book is so good! First, you are laughing out loud the next you are crying your face off. I definitely got sucked in and was way too invested. I had to stop listening at one point because I was too scared of what was going to happen to my characters!

    Davina Porter is so amazing! She is one of my very favorites! Every accent/dialect/language she performs is perfect. I wish she would just narrate everything!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (683)
    Performance
    (492)
    Story
    (495)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "Surprisingly good!"
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    This book had a really slow start! It took at least 2.5 hours for things to pick up but when they did I seriously couldn't put it down. I bought it on a whim because it was on sale and it's not normally my style but it was so good I think I will be willing to broaden my horizons! I was constantly trying to figure it out and honestly was puzzled until the end! Great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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