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  • Royal Seduction

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jennifer Blake
    • Narrated By Melissa Reizian Frank
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    Poised, calculating, and ruthlessly charming, Prince Rolfe of Ruthenia takes beautiful Angeline Fortin captive, mistaking her for her cousin and compromising her beyond redemption. Escape from the prince is impossible, and Rolfe begins to torment her senses at every turn. At last, captured and captivated, Angeline can't resist Rolfe's masterful seduction, and the prince discovers the only woman he's ever encountered who can meet him passion for passion. But Rolfe is on a mission to find his brother's killer, and in a critical moment of mortal danger, it's Angeline herself who holds his life - and heart - in her delicate hands.

    Tina says: "Wonderful story and great narration."
    "Wonderful story and great narration."
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    Would you listen to Royal Seduction again? Why?

    This is one of my favorite books and have read it countless times. I was thrilled to see it offered on audible. I have to say it was a comfortable listen , I liked listening to the book and will do so many more times. The narrator was great.
    I get bored with books easy and don't finish half do what I start but this book is non stop action and so it keeps me engaged in the story. If you are like me and like Johanna Lindsey and Julie Garwood you should like this book also.


    What other book might you compare Royal Seduction to and why?

    Royal Passion. This it the h/h son's story and is even better than Royal Seduction. The H/h show up a lot in Royal Passion and you find out what happened to everyone in Royal Seduction.
    I would also recommend Dream of Me by Josie Litton.


    What about Melissa Reizian Frank’s performance did you like?

    I loved Melissa Frank's performance. She is a great narrator and is now one of my favorites. I just relaxed and let her lead me though the story. That is unusual for me but one I loved.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There was a death in the book that really made me sad to see.


    Any additional comments?

    I really don't do reviews because I am lousy at them. I figure the book already has a description so I don't like to repeat that. But if I really like a book and like the narrator like this book I want to recommend it. The narrator really made this book for me, and it was already one of my favorites.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Castles: Crown's Spies, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (209)

    Orphaned and besieged, Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land. To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Cainewood, the bold raven-haired beauty instantly captivated London society. But when Alesandra was nearly abducted by her unscrupulous countrymen, the fighting instincts that won Colin a knighthood for valor were kindled. Deceiving himself that he wanted only to protect her, Colin swept her into a union meant to be a marriage in name alone...yet Alesandra's tender first kiss and hesitant caress ignited a wildfire in his soul.

    Elizabeth says: "Disappointing Ending to a Fun Series"
    "Great listen."
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    I am so happy with this new narrator. Now if she would just go back and redo The Secret by Julie Garwood I would be thrilled. For me narrators can make or break a good book. This narrator was good. I am not familiar with this narrator so it took me about 5 minutes to get use to her voice. But after that I was happy. I can't express how important a good narrator is to me. A bad one destroys a book while a good one can make an okay book better.

    Castles is 1 of many of my favorite books. It is fast paced. Something is always happening with no long and boring periods. I call these types of books page-turners. And this is definitely one. I get bored with books very easily so this is important to me. I never got bored with this one.

    The story has a lot of humor. Even after I have read the book so many times that I can read it in my head I still laugh at the funny spots and still look forward to my favorite scenes. I heartily recommend this book to one and all who enjoy a light and relaxing listen. It will bring a smile to your face. I find the characters very endearing. As you can see I don't give a description of the book. I let the publishers do that since I am not very good at writing. But I can give my opinion on what I think of the audio version of the book.

    I would suggest you click the buy button on this book. Sit back and enjoy the story. It is a keeper.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Wallbanger

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    Overall
    (1207)
    Performance
    (1113)
    Story
    (1121)

    Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, Carolyn is gaining an - um - intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed "dating hiatus," and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor.

    Rosina says: "No Sex in the City"
    "Truly enjoyable listen"
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    The story and the narrator worked great together for an enjoyable listen. I was entertained the entire time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bewitching

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jill Barnett
    • Narrated By Anne Johnstonbrown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (54)

    What's a duke to do when a carefully selected bride rejects him rather than marry without love? He salvages his pride by marrying the next woman who falls into his arms. Joyous Fiona MacQuarrie bewitched the Duke of Belmore the moment she appeared from nowhere and knocked him over...literally. Joyous MacQuarrie is a Scottish witch whose powers of white magic are not always easy for her to control. When Alec's pride makes him choose to marry her, Joy turns the life of the most serious and snobbish duke in England upside down.

    Marian says: "One Of My Old Favorites Now in Audiobook Form"
    "I was bored out of my mind!"
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    I like this author but this book was so boring. Here is my summary of the book: he is a stick up his butt duke. Don't worry if you forget that he is a duke because he will remind you every page of the book! And she is a joyful ( Joyous) witch. Again, don't worry if you have the brain of a flea because he will constantly remind you. And that he is A DUKE! Don't want you to forget that.
    The narrator was fine, I had no problem there at all. It is the storyline that killed the book.
    I have put this book down over a hundred times and keep picking it up again thinking this is Jill Barnett it has to get better, but no. I can't take anymore. I am just going to assume he gets joyful and Joyous and stop. I think I will try something funner like getting a tooth pulled or something.

    2 of 4 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
    (450)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (410)

    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.

    Jordy says: "Yes another 5 star rating!"
    "Cute book"
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    I am happy to see Julie Garwood's older books being released in audio form. I have been disappointed in the narrator that has been chosen but she seems to be improving. I hated this narrator in The Secret and still want a do over on that book but she was okay in this book. At least she is not Whispering but it still seems like she is telling it like a bed time story. I see that she is doing the other JG books and I just hope she get better. These Books are cute and funny that I recommend to anyone.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4105)
    Performance
    (3126)
    Story
    (3133)

    Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

    Mariya says: "Preternaturally Funny"
    "This is now one of my Favorite books."
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    I don't know what it is about this book but I love it. I am listening to it again for the 3rd time in a row. I like the narrator, she is perfect for this book. I really like the main couple plus all the supporting characters. She has a nice variety of characters. One guy in his 80s offers her a color tv plus always leaving the toilet seat down if she would have him. Like I said, entertaining. I am a huge of Janet Evanovich's Stephaine Plum series and this book reminds me of her writing a lot.
    I highly recommend this book. I just wish there were more in the series besides these 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Anya Seton
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (272)

    Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the classic romance Katherine features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets - Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II - who ruled despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king's son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine.

    Patricia says: "Wonderful the 2nd time around, forty years later!"
    "Wonderful story"
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    I picked this book up in an audible sale. At first I was surprised to see that it was written in the 50's. so wondered if I would like it at all but went ahead and gave it a try since I like the time period so well. I am thrilled I did. It sure doesn't read like someone wrote it in the 50's. It reads like a Elizabeth Chadwick novel, who is one of my favorite writers. Even though this is a long listen it held my interest from beginning to end. I encourage anyone to try this book. This book reminds me a lot of William Marshall's trilogy by Elizabeth Chadwick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Welcome to Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (974)
    Performance
    (529)
    Story
    (538)

    Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation.

    Diana says: "Crusie at the top of her game"
    "Truly Enjoyable Listen"
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    I have found that this book to be such a relaxing listen. The storyline is cute and the narrator is great. I find I smile a lot while listening to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2719)
    Performance
    (2076)
    Story
    (2072)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "Entertaining read."
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    Let me start by saying that I don't usually read divorce books of any kind. I don't care for them. That is what country music is for...the done somebody wrong songs. But when I saw this book in one of audible sales I thought I would give it a try because of the author. I am so glad I did. Entertaining is the word I would use in describing the book. I love books with a lot of humor and this one had it. The narrator was perfect for this book so that really helped. I have learned that one narrator is great in one book and lousy at another. It's personal preference I guess. Anyway, right from the beginning I was sucked into the book. I didn't switch to another book and then go back like I tend to do if the book drags or the narrator gets on my nerves. I Listened to it from beginning to end and am sorry it ended. Will I re listen to it? Definitely. I like this author and will see what other books she has on audible.

    Recently I have started doing reviews. I didn't do them before because I don't want to lead someone wrong but I use the reviews in making my decisions in buying books so I decided to throw my voice in. I like the Stephanie Plum series, Julie Garwood, JD Robb, Johanna Lindsey, Catherine Coulter, Stephanie Lauren's and Suzanne Brockmann. This is a short list of my likes but will give the reader a ideal if they will like what I like. Happy listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • By Right of Arms

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (86)

    The Black Prince of England hungers to capture the lands of France, and Sir Hyatt Laidley is just the knight for the task. In exchange for years of faithful service, Hyatt will receive both land - and lady - of De La Noye in Acquitane. When Hyatt and his men attack, both lord and castle fall, but the young and newly widowed Aurelie is not so easily conquered. Impassioned by the subjugation of her people, Aurelie pledges to forever honor her late husband. She may be condemned to marry the English bastard, but her heart will never yield!

    K says: "Still an enjoyable story"
    "Good story and narration"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of By Right of Arms to be better than the print version?

    Yes. In fact that is why I decided to write this review. The story is enjoyable but predictable. If I was reading this book I would probably have skimmed it a lot, however by listening to it I was able to relax and just let the story unfold. I enjoyed the narrator which is why I enjoyed the book. If the narrator was bad I don't think I would have finished the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like the wide variety of characters.


    Which character – as performed by Nicola Barber – was your favorite?

    I think she got Aurelie's voice perfect. Or as I would image it. She talked softly like a grown woman. Not like in a previous book I reviewed where the narrator whisered like a little girl. For me, I think she got all the voices right.


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

    I did listen to it all in one sitting (day). I download my books onto a kindle (with a cover for protection) and wear a pouch where I can put it in and walk around doing things as I am listening. If I am wearing ear phones no one can hear it but me.


    Any additional comments?

    For me, this is a book that the narrator makes or breaks it. Like a lot of books. I really wish those that produce these audio books would pay attention to listener feedback. I am beginning to think they don't care. Which leaves me extremely dissatisfied with a lot of my favorite books that have been produced recently. And I really like this style of story telling.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Delusion In Death: In Death, Book 35

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1656)
    Performance
    (1455)
    Story
    (1437)

    It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving. Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.

    Lisa says: "Robb, Dallas & Ericksen - what a Fantastic Combo"
    "Wow. Another hit for J.D. Robb"
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    What did you love best about Delusion In Death?

    I loved the entire book from beginning to end. Her writing style is perfect. It's like taking a very interesting but relaxing walk the way she leads you thur the storyline. Simply amazing. I just got done listening to it and am about to re listen to it. What a book. The narrator is perfect. The characters are perfect. I love how she weaves Roark into Eve's investigations. I am a huge fan of Nora Robert's romances but I think I like her "In Death" series so much more better. Rarely to I listen to a book straight from beginning to end but when I start one of these books I can't put it down. I have to know the conclusion. I hate to go to bed until it is done. A lot of romance writers have crossed over but she is the only one in my opinion that writes suspense better than she writes romance. I hope this review makes sense. I don't write many reviews because I tend to ramble however this book was just so interesting. I am all over the place with my emotions right now. I think I will go get another book in this series so it can download while I start listening to this book again.I hope anyone who buys this book off of my recommendation likes it as much as I did.


    What other book might you compare Delusion In Death to and why?

    All of her books that I have listened to or read are just as good as this one. I do prefer to listen to them because the narrator is perfect for her books.I also like a lot of Suzanne Brockmann's books.


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything. She is perfect for this series. JD Robb needs to have her under contract for every book she writes in this series. I have listened to a lot of books in this series and the voices become like family. I can picture them in my mind as she tells the story. It becomes a relaxing read. I have had narrators ruin my favorite books for me but not Ms. Ericksen. I will go see what other books she does, I really like her work and if you read my reviews you will see that for me the narrators can really break a review.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire book. It just carries you along.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I have said it all in my review. Well here's a nudge for the writers. When you get a narrator that works with the buyers stick with it. I love listening to books that have continuing characters that have the same voice as the previous books. Just a thought.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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