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Elizabeth

I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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  • Castles: Crown's Spies, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (265)

    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"
    "Not best of the series...but ended GREAT."
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    Anytime a series of books has the same narrator for three books and then finishes the last one with a different narrator its always troubling to the listeners.
    I love Heather Wilds narration in every book I've heard her in. She is different from the last narrator and that makes it strange going into the fourth book. But I think she might be getting a raw deal simply because she has a different sound from the last narrator. She is a good narrator and I really enjoy her voice. The "Colin" "Colon" thing was a bit troubling at first...but you can get past it.

    This book wasn't nearly as exciting as the 3 in the series....but it was still a good romance.

    There seemed to be a little inconsistency in the way Garwood wrote Colin in the last two books to this one..he seemed happier and nicer in the last 2 books. He's kinda mean in this one.

    The book got much better near the end. The story surrounding the romance got more interesting and Colin did become more like he was in the last 2 in the series.

    I wish the mysterious plot was more prevalent in the first part of the book because that would have made the book over all better IMHO.

    It ended brilliantly and I think it was a nice end to a excellent series!

    I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel it is credit worthy for sure.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Silk Is for Seduction: The Dressmakers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (313)

    Brilliant and ambitious dressmaker Marcelline Noirotis London's rising star. And who better to benefit from her talent than the worst-dressed lady in the ton, the Duke of Clevedon's intended bride? Winning the future duchess' patronage means prestige and fortune for Marcelline and her sisters. To get to the lady, though, Marcelline must win over Clevedon, whose standards are as high as his morals are...not. The prize seems well worth the risk-but this time Marcelline's met her match.

    Chantelle says: "Worth the Credit....Fantastic"
    "A perfect fit!"
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    Loved this book. After Lord of Scoundrels I was eager to listen to more books by Chase. "Silk" didn't disappoint! I actually liked Marcelline's character and LOVED the witty dialogue between her and pretty much every character she encountered.

    All the elements were there for a great HEA. I was frustrated, teared up, laughed out loud and felt sorrow. I can't wait to get into the next books in the series.

    Kate Reading is the MASTER! I would listen to her read the phone book. She is OUTSTANDING as usual.

    Worth a credit..... Chase is becoming one of my favorite authors quickly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King of the Isles

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Debbie Mazzuca
    • Narrated By Caroline Guthrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    She'll find him a bride if it's the last thing she does. And it very well might be. Evangeline may be powerfully persuasive in her way, but convincing the notoriously wild Highland king Lachlan MacLeod to strengthen his alliances with a strategic marriage seems to be asking the impossible. Stubborn and proud, Lachlan seems determined to go against her will, even if it means endangering the people he's sworn to protect and the enchanted isle that has already seen so much discord. Yet the battle-scarred Highlander cannot ignore his sultry advisor for long.

    Elizabeth says: "Third and Super book in a great series"
    "Third and Super book in a great series"
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    The Gangs all here! I love when books in a series include previous characters and this book does that in spades! This is a wonderful book. I highly recommend the entire series.

    Narration is way better in this book than in the first...i guess since there is no American accent in this book.

    The end is a bit peculiar. While it is good...i felt like we were owed more. It was joyful, ominous, and unfinished all at the same time. I almost wonder if we may see a new book in the series later on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drums of Autumn

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8688)
    Performance
    (6188)
    Story
    (6173)

    Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

    Frances M says: "You listened, Audible!"
    "New Land...New Villians...More Love."
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    It's strange to say but as I began drums of autumn I realized that I was missing one of the main characters that was always in the background. The setting of Scotland and France and all the foreign places I as an American love to hear about. But of course as soon as the story began to unfold, I realized that this early America (while I could visualize the landscapes a little more easily) was still a place that was exotic and unknown to me.

    Gabaldon knows how to have you laughing one second and rip your heart from your chest in the next.

    If you've had trouble liking Lord John Grey in the previous books you may find that you finally like him in this book.

    Brianna and Roger have begun to be an integral part of the story and while I originally thought I would dislike this.....oh it is a wonderful thing now.

    It's just wonderful. It has everything the other books have...the things that keep you glued to the story and tile things that make you laugh out loud, cry out loud, curse Diana Gabaldon and praise her.

    It's not like you won't listen to this book. You have to. And if you consider listening or not listening based off of reviews when you are this far in the series....you probably aren't as invested in the series as the rest of us and need to move on!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exiled

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Vanessa Caine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (158)

    Enticed to the island paradise where an enigmatic prince is living in exile, beautiful, virginal Talia is introduced to a world of forbidden pleasure where the prince's every whim is fulfilled and her fantasies are rendered in exquisite detail. But when the prince is summoned back to fulfill his duty to his struggling country, reality is thrust upon Talia all too soon. She returns home, heartbroken, convinced she was a passing fancy for an idle ruler and his most trusted men. Until the day they arrive on her doorstep.

    CAROLYN says: "Ms Banks - you naughty naughty woman !!"
    "No story really....just sex..many ways!"
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    I'm no prude....but I do like some sort of halfway plausible story to go with a lot of intense sex scenes. Well written sex scenes was all this story had going for it. Unbelievable story...like way off....and I hated the main male character. I wasn't a big fan of the narrator, but I can't say it was narration that ruined it. Too far fetched. I love Maya Banks' Highland Romance books, but this particular erotica wasn't for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of the Isles

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Debbie Mazzuca
    • Narrated By Caroline Guthrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    After traveling to Scotland on business, the bed of a highland laird is the last place Ali Graham expected to wake up. But there's no mistaking the irresistibly masculine Scottish Highlander whose chamber she's accidentally infiltrated - or the severe wound he's suffered in battle. As a doctor, Ali knows how to heal his injury, how to nurse his body back to health. What she doesn't know is how to heal his heart…A proud warrior and the leader of a powerful clan, Rory MacLeod is ready to fight to the death to protect his homeland. After all, ever since tragedy robbed him of his wife, he has had nothing to lose.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Enjoyable Time Travel Romance"
    "The "wee demons" parent's story! Great listen!"
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    this is the story of how "the wee demons" parents met and fell in love. Unfortunately I read Warrior of the Isles first..which is actually the second book in the trilogy...but Audible doesn't tell us it's a series so you find out at the end of the books.

    So listen in order....Lord of the Isles, Warrior OTI, King OTI.

    This is a great story. There are some twists and turns that keep you on your toes and moments that warm your heart and then heat your flesh!

    Great characters all around. I met Rory and Alena in the second book (out of order) and loved their minor roles in it so I was happy to be able to have these characters come to life more fully.

    Narration is very good.....as long as the character is a Scot.....otherwise, as in Alena's case...its terrible. Ms. Guthrie just doesn't do Alena well...not consistent but by the end Alena is actually starting to talk like a Highland Scot ...so it works out in the end.

    All in all...this is a great easy enjoyable listen. Worth a credit for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warrior of the Isles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Debbie Mazzuca
    • Narrated By Caroline Guthrie
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    In a time of raids and ransoms, Aidan MacLeod is responsible for a formidable Scottish keep and all the people within. Yet the fearless Highland laird never forgets his charge to shield his young half-brother from the grave consequences of his tragic birth.Linked By FateBut an alluring stranger known only as Syrena could undo all of Aidan's defenses. For Syrena has vowed to bring Aidan's brother to a realm far from the Scotland of their understanding. To succeed, she is at Aidan's mercy.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Adventurous Fairy Tale"
    "Fairies and Sexy Highlanders...DELICIOUS!"
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    This was a different historical romance for me. The fantasy element was subtle but it made for a nice change. There were some great supporting characters. I laughed, held my breath, and teared up at times. I found out at the end it is part of a trilogy. This is the second book in the trio. Lord of the Isles, Warrior of the Isles, and King of the Isles.

    I don't love the narrator, but I don't dislike her either. Just middle of the road. She does a pretty good job, but takes a few minutes to get used to.

    It started a bit slow but by the second half I hated to have to pause it.

    I enjoyed this book...not the best...but good and I look forward to listening to the other 2 books in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Intimate Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Laura Landon
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    Hannah Bartlett was tossed out of her home at the tender age of 15, when a man of the cloth stole her innocence. To survive the streets, Hannah entered into a life that she never imagined. Now, known as Madam Genevieve - the owner of London’s most infamous bordello - she dedicates her life to rescuing young girls from the streets and protecting them from a shameful fate. Vicar Rafe Waterford meets Hannah at one of his sister-in-law’s country gatherings…and immediately falls for the mysterious beauty. Despite his declarations of love, Hannah insists they cannot be together. But Rafe is like no other man…and he refuses to forget a love so passionate and consuming.

    SIMARA says: "Unbelievable and overly dramatic..."
    "Read Intimate Deception first...then enjoy!"
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    Reviews are a tricky thing. In this book's case, the reviews kept me from listening for a long time. Well that was a mistake! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I have many of Laura Landon's books.

    To get some back story you should FIRST LISTEN to Intimate Deception! Having additional info on Hannah and some of the other characters made this book more complete. Characters are developed in Intimate Deception so although Intimate Surrender could be a standalone book.....it is a richer more enjoyable listen when read second.

    This is a PG-13 listen. There is some violence in the beginning and then only one love scene. BUT the entire book is full of angst and blooming love.

    I like Sarah Coomes as a narrator. She is one of those you either like or you don't. She is pretty dramatic, but I would rather that than no feeling at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Voyager

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9824)
    Performance
    (6846)
    Story
    (6832)

    Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

    A User says: "7 Stars!! Brilliant!!"
    "A voyage worth taking"
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    Voyager
    This is another heart wrenching, exciting, touching, maddening, epic installment in the Outlander series.

    Diana's ability to write conversations just as two people might have one in real life is outstanding...she just makes everything so real. Then Davina Porter's narration is second to none as she brings the characters to life before your mind's eye!

    Some of the lines in this book made me just burst out laughing. Diana is a master of character interactions and dialogue.

    We begin to see how the 20 years has changed both Jamie and Claire. We also see how the time hasn't changed some things.

    We met a few new characters and some of the past characters are back as well. Of course there are new adventures and new troubles....but with Jamie and Claire it's always something.

    If it weren't so long I would not have wanted to put it down. Instead I paced myself and savored every moment I listened.

    I hear the Drums of Autumn. .....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scottish Prisoner

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1406)
    Performance
    (1250)
    Story
    (1252)

    Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

    Teahouse Fox says: "Lord John 'Quixote' rides again"
    "Nice compliment to Voyager...."
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    Diana Gabaldon is just a truly OUTSTANDING writer. I may be one of the only people who is NOT a big fan of Lord John Grey, BUT I felt like I HAD to listen to this particular book so I could get a better understanding of Jamie and his relationship.

    Halfway through Voyager (Outlander series) I stopped and got this book and listened. Claire is not IN the book, but YES she is because Jamie can't forget her.

    It cleared up some issues I wondered about and was well worth the listen. I started back up with Voyager and was glad to have the insight.

    Is it a MUST....NO. But I did need the additional info.

    The story is a great adventure with great characters and dialogue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (168)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (156)

    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."
    "Great end to a SUPER series"
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    This was my least favorite of the series, but that doesn't mean it isn't good.....just not AS GOOD as the others....IMO

    I loved IIysa and the story was multifaceted. There was much more going on than just a romance.

    This is a great series that no one who enjoys Highlanders should miss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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