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Susynne

hartland, VT, United States | Member Since 2011

ratings
263
REVIEWS
67
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sarah MacLean
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (222)

    Lady Philippa Marbury is...odd. The brilliant, bespectacled daughter of a double marquess cares more for books than balls, for science than the season, and for laboratories than love. She's looking forward to marrying her simple fiancé and living out her days quietly with her dogs and her scientific experiments. But before that, Pippa has two weeks to experience all the rest - 14 days to research the exciting parts of life. It's not much time, and to do it right she needs a guide familiar with London's darker corners.

    Ezinwanyi says: "Pippa's thirst for knowledge leads her to Love"
    "Perfection!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely , this was a wonderful book and a great experience . I would even recommend it to someone who is not usually a fan of Regency era London romances and know that they would totally agree . l will most definitely listen to it again...


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found that I was very quickly drawn into the story, loving and hurting and laughing with the characters as if I knew them all in person.


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Oh yes... I know that I can always count on her. She is masterful at giving each character its individuality and personality. Not once do you ever have to wonder which characters voice that is. She is amazingly distinct... I forever wonder how she does it! All you hear is the story, the people, the emotions.... with Rosalyn Landor's performance you hear and live the story, not listen to a narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Indeed! I laughed out loud, wiped tears from my cheeks, got angry and frustated, felt elation and despair... good tears, mad tears, sad tears, and gloriously happy tears!


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to (and read) a LOT of romance books and regency era London is my favorite. However I find that I truly enjoy most books but there is one here or there that really winds me into the tale. Once in a while the story drags you so totally into it that you really literally and absolutely FEEL the story. This is one of those!

    ☆☆Word of warning☆☆.. this author has two books on audio at the moment and when I read the summary for the other one I discovered it was the first in a series and that this was supposed to be second....

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Venus

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jane Feather
    • Narrated By Gemma Dawson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The last thing Lord Nicholas Kincaid expected to see in the gloom of a London tavern was a vision of loveliness. And when she led him to a bedchamber with a come-hither smile, there was no question of resisting - until he realized the lying wench meant to render him senseless so the landlord could rob him blind!

    Michelle says: "Loved! Great Listen!"
    "Mispronounciations abound!"
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    The frustration of listening to a fabulous narrator mispronounce so many words in such a ridiculous way is almost funny! It felt at times as if a poor student read aloud and didn't know the words! How can such a narrator not even know how to say 'chemise’....(it isn't chemist without a clear T , after all..) Its absurd! Does no one Edit? Verify? Proof? C'mon.... Who chooses narrators without knowing they can't Pronounce Common words?? Do they interviww them? Even a script to read to confirm the ability of the narrator before hiring could avoid this? Grrrrr.....
    I do like Gemma's voice, delivery, cadence, male vs female voices, etc...but this time it was....foolish?... Ugh!

    Ignoring the one complaint I have to applaud Jane Feathers writing, as usual. The Pygmalion-esque theme was interesting in a weird way. Although this one was not my my favorite JF books and I won't rush to get the next one but all in all a typical regency period romance with most of what you expect from this author.

    Creditworthy? Yes if you can handle all the mispronounced words.
    Heat factor? Very low. SomeSome very explicit moments...but that's about it.
    Tears? Not really...
    Laughter? A little...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Angel: The O'Byrne Brides Series - Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Miriam Minger
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Ronan was a legend among men...and the last thing he needed was a troublesome woman. Yet this fierce Irish warrior took a deathbed oath to protect a chieftain's rebellious daughter. Triona was a hellion of a woman...who would let no man rule her. Raised in the ways of a warrior, she defied Ronan's every command. So he planned to marry her off, to be rid of the wild lass forever. But in the heat of battle - enflamed by her passionate spirit - Ronan decided he wanted this beautiful, impossible woman for himself!

    Susynne says: "spiteful bitch?????"
    "spiteful bitch?????"
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    The way Angela Dawe delivered Trionna had her come off as a truly unlikeable spiteful bitch... but I don't think that was how the written words were meant... The narrator is stellar but the attitude of the one character was SO extreme that I was actually hating her and had to remind myself to hear the words not the speaking... Wonderful book.... but for that one thing.
    Credit worthy? Yes!
    Heat factor? Verrry low but for a few moments of extreme.
    Tears? Not for me...
    Laughter? A few good chuckles to be sure.
    Violence? Not like most... very little of the bloody battles actually.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Promise Me Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Connie Brockway
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Lady Catherine "Cat" Sinclair must rescue her impoverished family by marrying a wealthy suitor. But there is one problem: she knows nothing of seduction. But Thomas Montrose - a rake who has long set the town ablaze with his passion - may be able to help. Can Cat persuade him to give her a few scandalous lessons? But he may get schooled....

    Yvette says: "Great Leads-but they had terrible communication"
    "definately credit worthy."
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    I loved it. Both the story and the characters were great, hilarious, serious, dramatic and sincere... The often unusual story line was interesting and the listen pleasing to hear. As a regency romance this one is very good and a little different.
    I give a good two thumbs up and recommend this one as definately credit worthy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Reluctant Rake: A Tenacious Trent Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jane Charles
    • Narrated By Marian Hussey
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Mr. Jordan Trent, the spare, was raised to be a rake. Not only did his father encourage his roguish life, but insisted that Jordan do nothing except enjoy the life of women, gambling and fine brandy – the life his father had wanted. It is a life Jordan enjoyed until he realized something, or someone, very important was missing.

    Tracy T says: "Great Book, Great Narration!"
    "Don't miss this one!"
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    If you're a fan of regency romance, love a good rake, a good tale, and someone to wholeheartedly cheer for then this book was written for you. I don't know what to say except that I for one am glad I didn't miss it!
    Credit worthy, YES!


















    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • My Fair Highlander: English Tudor, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mary Wine
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Jemma Ramsden is a wild thing in a noblewoman's body-so thinks Gordon Dwyre, Laird Barras, watching her galloping on horseback through her brother's lands. Bold, headstrong, beautiful: the perfect bride for a lusty Scots warrior. He might be able to convince her, too, if she would hear his suit. But Barras doesn't wait to be handed what he wants. When he's forced to rescue her from English ruffians, he makes sure she stays safe-by locking her in his castle. Jemma is hardly an eager captive. She has no horse and no freedom, and she is an Englishwoman in a hostile Scots keep: a stranger without work or friend.

    Susynne says: "Enjoyable..."
    "Enjoyable..."
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    This story had it's moments both great and just good. Enjoyable... I found myself truly missing the characters from book 1, which I have to admit I felt was better. However I ended it looking forward to book 3. So that said it is obvious that this book is definately credit worthy in my humble opinion, definately credit worthy.
    The storyline unique, the characters well done, and the telling easy and pleasing to hear. Two thumbs up from me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Say You Love Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Johanna Lindsey
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (204)

    Her parents' death has left Kelsey Langton penniless - and responsible for the well-being of her younger sister, Jean. Kelsey knows that the only way to avert their doom is to allow herself to be sold at auction. Resigned to becoming the plaything of a well-heeled gentleman, she gets more than she bargained for.

    XYZPDQ says: "Something Different"
    "definately different but well done!"
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    Regency romantic mystery at its finest.
    I loved this tale. I found the strength of the heroine respectable, the kind intent of the hero eventually heartwarming, and the twisting turning and weaving of the plot quite compelling. Yes, verrrry good book.
    Well worth a credit!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pirate Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sandra Hill
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Renowned as the wildest Viking of his time, Thork was returning home to regain his father’s favor. Mayhap even (shudder) marry. His brazen - and very beautiful - kidnapper has likely done him a favor in preventing such an irksome fate. That doesn’t mean he’ll let her off easy. No one takes anything from a Viking that he’s not willing to give...not even a violet-eyed vixen who sets off the wildest fantasies.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wasn't for me..."
    "not what I expected but still very good!"
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    This one was tricky! I guess I should have really realized what the title said... irrelevent since I totally enjoyed it all the same.
    You have to go into it knowing you can't take it seriously or you could get tangled a bit. Even so it was a good romance even if slightly twisted. I found the utopic life the women had created to be of a strong intent and worthy of it's creation. The concept of what they wanted from the male species a humorous addition leaving the stories intent slightly twisted to be sure.
    Credit worthy? Yeah... But I think I bought it since it was reasonably priced and I got to save the credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • If You Give a Rake a Ruby: Jewels of the Ton, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Shana Galen
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (37)

    Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, is a celebrated courtesan with her finger on the pulse of high society. She's adored by men, hated by their wives. No one knows anything about her past, and she plans to keep it that way. Warrick Fitzhugh will do anything to protect his compatriots in the Foreign Office, including seduce Fallon, who he thinks can lead him to the deadliest crime lord in London. He knows he's putting his life on the line. Warrick's shock, Fallon is not who he thinks she is, and the secrets she's keeping are exactly what makes her his heart's desire.

    Trish says: "I'd give the narrator a 0 if I could.."
    "This story is a jewel itself!"
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    Loved it! I love the way that some details from book one were carried thru but without making you wonder what they're talking about or getting frustrated by repetition. (I truly dislike it when too big a portion of a book in a series is spent in the telling of the previous books!) I even enjoyed what was left to follow to book three! I can hardly wait until it's available....
    I found this story delightful, slightly dark occasionally, and often funny. It's a regency romance mystery that I for one thoroughly enjoyed! From characters to story line, it was a good book!
    Credit worthy? Heavens yes! But if you have not read the first book in this series yet then I emphatically encourage you to do so before reading (listening to) this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • His Forbidden Touch: Stolen Brides Series, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shelly Thacker
    • Narrated By Julia Motyka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    She may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist the rugged mercenary assigned to protect her. Disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel was banished from his homeland because of an impulsive act that cost him all he held dear. Now, he has the chance to reclaim his birthright - if he agrees to protect a princess on a journey that may prove deadly to them both.

    Zeee @ I Heart Romance says: "Simply Amazing!"
    "I'm so glad I didn't miss this one!"
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    This was a fun, sexy, dramatic, bite your nails story. There was lots of room to veer off onto side stories that would have been good too. But I'm glad to say that this story was in it's entirety a very good book. Definately credit worthy! I had a teenie bit of trouble adjusting to the fictional lands of king and princes but once I gave into it I found that there was such a nice tale to enjoy.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Guardian: Daughters of the Glen Series # 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Melissa Mayhue
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Wiley
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Sarah Douglas is a successful thirty-eight-year-old romance novelist with big problems. She's come to Scotland on a three-month working vacation hoping to recapture her muse - who's deserted her - and resolve the issue of her strange 'feelings' - the ones which allow her to sense the emotions of everyone she touches. From the moment she arrives, however, her problems only intensify. She's being stalked, but by whom? Is he real or only a figment of her imagination?

    DARA says: "Romance in the Fae Realm ;-)"
    "fantastic second installation! very yummy...."
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    I was delighted to see the second book in the daughters of the glen series. I have to admit tho' that I had some lingering doubts as to how well a second book could be run off the first one without ruining one to create the other... Well I couldn't have been more wrong. The individual threads were woven into a wonderful story that absolutely shines.
    References to the first book were minimal but easy to identify.. I often think it takes a special author to figure out how to pull it off. weaving in details we need to know without it being a plug for the previous book (s) in the series is a art form all its own. I see it as grabbing threads or strands from above, as if the first story is hanging above you and a tug here and there to weave in those strands seamlessly, blending yet coloring, tugging things together artfully with tiny knots and shades of remembrance. Ok, I know I am getting carriedd away but the blending was so artfully done that I really feel that expressing that to you says something very good about Melissa Mayhues works.

    Credit worthy? YES YES YES!! If you like a hunky highlander with some heartfelt lust, emotions stirred to where they bubble over, a plot with sumptous twists and turns and intrigue. Well..... yes!

    Elizabeth Wiley did a wonderful job with the narration. Her characters come to life, they are individuals, distinguishable, with their personalites clear and unmistakably theirs.

    Would I recommend this to a friend? , duh NO DOUBT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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