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Amy

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  • The Chieftain: Return of the Highlanders Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Margaret Mallory
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (110)

    With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Love Comes To Those Who Wait."
    "Slightly Disapppointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I loved the three previous books in the series, and this one seemed more like the author was just trying to tie up the loose ends of the series, rather than focusing on the characters. I would recommend it only because it is the last book in the series and will give it closure.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue's Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    Born to a respected family, seventeen-year-old English beauty Vieve Donnelle always gets what she wants. But when word arrives that her father’s estate isn’t as wealthy as it appears, the noble heiress must rethink her betrothal to an impoverished aristocrat. Enter Captain Tyson Gervais, an infuriating colonial sea captain traveling to England for business in foreign trade. Despite high tensions between England and the colonies, Vieve can’t resist thinking about the dashing American merchant.

    Amy says: "Unimpressed"
    "Unimpressed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Rogue's Lady?

    **Spoiler**

    This book drove me crazy, and not in a good way. Tyson is an ass, Vieve is an adolescent, and the storyline is, I think, disjointed. The entire first third to half is about Vieve and Tyson. The last halfish, is the plot about Vieve's uncle. Its almost like 2 books. They don't really overlap a whole lot. Once the "happy couple" falls in love, that's the end of the romance part of the book, but you're only halfway through it. The second half of the book is Tyson trying to resolve Vieve's family situation. No real romance. No evolution of the couple, etc.


    What could Robyn Carr have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write two books. Trying to combine the 2 didn't work.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I think Justine has a rather monotone voice. She did do the accents well however.


    What character would you cut from Rogue's Lady?

    I dont know. They all were ok characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't understand so much about why this books was given such high reviews to begin with. Tyson all but raped Vieve, and accused her of terrible things repeatedly. I don't find that sexy or fun at all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reckless Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jane Feather
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    She turned his life into chaos even as she melted his heart.... The injured "boy" Sir Daniel Drummond rescues from a British battlefield is no boy at all, but a vivacious young enchantress fleeing her tyrannical father. Moved by her plight, herspirit, and her mesmerizing beauty - and his own young daughters' need for a mother - the dashing nobleman impulsively offers towed Henrietta "Harry" Ashby, who promptly throws his life and household into disarray.

    Amy says: "Slightly creepy"
    "Slightly creepy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Make the female lead older! She is 15! Her husband (oh yeah, the author went there) is 29. And I find her ridiculously immature and, well, 15!


    Was Reckless Angel worth the listening time?

    Must be honest, did not finish it. Couldn't get past the fact that the female lead is going to be a "step-mom" to her husband's 9 yr old daughter. Ick.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Betrayed

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Claire Robyns
    • Narrated By Genevieve Bevier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Amber Jardin has no taste for the bitter feud started before her father’s banishment. But now that he’s passed, she’s had to return to Scotland and his barbaric people. After her bloodthirsty uncle kidnaps one of the family’s rivals, Amber is in turn captured by Krayne Johnstone, the enemy laird. Despite their enmity, their attraction is immediate, and unfortunate, as Amber has sworn to escape.

    Judy says: "A bit frustrating..."
    "Good Grief"
    Overall

    There were so many points in this book that I literally wanted to yell, "REALLY?!" The plot was so ludacris and tangled that I didn't want to follow it. Some things aren't explained at all, and although you know why each character is doing what they're doing, no one in the freaking book communicates.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Male Virgin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Katherine Deauxville
    • Narrated By Dylan Jones
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The man was more than Leslie could handle! She'd expected a lot of publicity for Dr. Peter Havistock - the hunk had survived a plane crash when he was a kid, spent nearly 14 years living with a stone-age tribe in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, and returned to civilization to write a best-selling book about it. But his tour of colleges was getting wild. Then he announced on Harry King Live that he was a virgin! And that he was looking for a wife! And that he'd like to marry HER! Something had to give.

    Amy says: "Absolutely Horrible"
    "Absolutely Horrible"
    Overall

    I purchased the book and got five minutes into it before shutting it off, calling Audible to get my money back and writing this review. The story might be ok, but I can't tell because the narration and sound are soooo bad!!! Do NOT waste your time or credit.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Sea Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (160)

    Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks because another man - now her prisoner - claims Ulrick's desire for blood magic has eclipsed his passion for her.

    Amy says: "Better than the First Book"
    "Better than the First Book"
    Overall

    Although, I liked this book better than the first in the series, there are still things that continue to bother me as a listener.

    The story finally managed to engage me, and for the latter half of the book, I wanted more. The narration is just bottom rung though. Words are still mispronounced, all the men sound the same, like dim-witted, slow-talking morons. Also, I still have issues with characters from the Study series not having the same voice, or for that matter accent. (Irish, British, English, etc.)

    The story gets a 4, but I recommend reading the book itself rather than listening to the audio version.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (195)

    As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers--particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade--require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening.

    Amazon Customer says: "Interesting character, no Gabra"
    "Let Down"
    Overall

    As someone who had the release for this book on my calendar, I was so disappointed.

    First off, the narration, while not terrible, was distracting and irritating. I had gotten so used to the voices that Gabra Zackman gave the characters in the Study Series that I was confused for a little bit as to who was talking. Also, her pronounciation was a constant problem and, at times, hard to follow. (If you listeded to the Study Series.)

    I did like that the clans that up until this point we didn't know much about were given life and described at legnth. Especially the Storm Dance clan and their unique magic.

    Opal seemed bound and determined to live in the past, repeat her mistakes and learn nothing. I genuinely hope that in the books to come that I can become more interested in her, as I did the previous heroine Yelena.

    All in all, read the Study series first, and read this one realizing that while it continued the previous story line somewhat, it will probably let you down.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Separate Beds

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By LaVyrle Spencer
    • Narrated By Liz Dykhouse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (35)

    In Separate Beds, two attractive, headstrong people meet - and fireworks ensue.

    Catherine Anderson and Clay Forrester come from two completely different worlds, but one blind date leaves them forever linked. Clay, a handsome law student, and Catherine, a serious, bookish undergrad, experience an evening they will never forget. Fortified by the beauty of the night, as well as a bottle of wine, they share a night together. A few short months later, Catherine discovers she's pregnant.

    Amy says: "Heartwarming story"
    "Heartwarming story"
    Overall

    This is a bittersweet story that is well narrated and very well written. The characters are real and you can appreciate their faults and understand them. I love flawed but honest characters, and this book is full of them. Good read, impossible to stop listening.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Can You Keep a Secret?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (1277)
    Performance
    (474)
    Story
    (478)

    Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

    A says: "Enjoyable Chick Lit"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall

    All I can say is, ugh. What a disappointment! The only positive thing I can say is that the narration was wonderful. However, the story itself annoyed me. The whole book I was thinking, "you idiot." If there is a wrong decision to make, she makes it. Honestly, I don't understand why Jack even likes Emma. She lies all of the time and treats him like crap.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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