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JAC

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  • A Rose in the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brenda Joyce
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ashford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    With warfare blazing through Scotland, the fate of the Comyn-MacDougall legacy depends on one woman. Recently orphaned, young Margaret Comyn must secure her clan's safety through an arranged marriage. But when an enemy invasion puts her at the mercy of the notorious Wolf of Lochaber, her every loyalty - and secret want - will be challenged.

    Michael says: "Wow! Awesome book!"
    "Characters came to life..."
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    Loved, loved, LOVED how the reader brought the story, the setting and the characters to life. What could have been a boring history lesson, turned into a riveting story with characters that were all distinct and real. Found myself wonderfully lost in the world of the Highlands and the excitement of Margaret and Alexander's relationship. This was my first audio book, and won't be my last--thanks to the author and to the narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Almost a Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jane Feather
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ashford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Independent and inquisitive, Meg Barratt wants nothing to do with any stifling society marriage. Meg yearns for the kind of passion that exists only in books - until a violent storm lands her on the high seas with the most dangerous and seductive man she's ever encountered. For Cosimo, women are objects to be manipulated. But when the seafaring assassin accidentally kidnaps Meg, he must reconsider his position. Recruiting his unsuspecting captive for the danger ahead is far more challenging than he expected - and far more seductive.

    JAC says: "GREAT BOOK, GREAT NARRATION"
    "GREAT BOOK, GREAT NARRATION"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. It's an intriguing story with plenty of Feather's usual romantic sensitivity and accuracy in historical detail that is brought to life by this reader. Narrators always leave an impression on me, sometimes good and sometimes bad. They can make or break a book. This narrator IMHO brings just the right tone and feel to "Almost A Lady" and its fascinating characters, and doesn't disappoint with her adroit ability to create unique and very distinct characters. I've enjoyed several of Feather's books and Ashford's narrations, and this one is very nicely done--well worth a listen, a good audiobook.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Naked Gentleman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sally Mackenzie
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ashford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    John Parker-Roth cannot believe that marriage is necessary for his happiness. He would far rather pursue his interest in horticulture, but if one day he should find a female who shared his passion for flowers - a level-headed, calm sort of female - he might reconsider. Certainly the lovely young woman who has just tumbled into his lap will not do, as she possesses neither of those admirable qualities. Yet Miss Margaret Peterson does have many things in her favor.

    JAC says: "A FUN LISTEN AND HUGELY ENTERTAINING!"
    "A FUN LISTEN AND HUGELY ENTERTAINING!"
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    What did you love best about The Naked Gentleman?

    This is a novel that does not take itself too seriously. How refreshing! Thought the storyline and the characters were great fun and the inherent eccentricity and tongue-in-cheek qualities of the plot and its people were perfectly captured and very well represented by the reader. To me, it's the mark of a good narrator to be able to create so many different voices in the same novel and make each one real, unique and believable with the character's foibles and faults clear to the listener. This audiobook does that! Hats off to the author for a fun story and for choosing this narrator.


    What other book might you compare The Naked Gentleman to and why?

    Looking forward to hearing Sally Mackenzie's other books in this series.


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

    Yes. I've bought several audiobooks just because she was the narrator. She does a great job of making very different characters in a range of books both believable and unique.


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

    Laughed. A lot.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth listening to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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