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Rhonda

Rhonda478

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  • Wishing for a Highlander: Highland Wishes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jessi Gage
    • Narrated By Marian Hussey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (102)

    Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the 16th-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.

    Stacy says: "Time Travel...with a neat twist!"
    "Nope, going back"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I couldn't liten to it. Didn't like narrator. Didn't like story. Wish I didn't have to come up with 15 words.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • God's Daughter: Vikings of the New World Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Heather Day Gilbert
    • Narrated By Becky Doughty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    One Viking woman. One God. One legendary journey to North America. In the 10th century, when pagan holy women rule the Viking lands, Gudrid turns her back on her training as a seeress to embrace Christianity. Clinging to her faith, she joins her husband, Finn, on a journey to North America. But even as Gudrid faces down murderous crewmen, raging sickness, and hostile natives, she realizes her greatest enemy is herself - and the secrets she hides might just tear her marriage apart.

    Rhonda says: "Slow story line, "
    "Slow story line, "
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    Story

    Narrator was reading one word at a time in rote. Boring. I asked for a refund. Not a fun listen. Can't believe I actually listened to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Knight in Highland Armor: Highland Dynasty, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Amy Jarecki
    • Narrated By Dave Gillies
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Grieving from the death of his wife, Lord Colin Campbell listens to the cries of his newborn son while penning a missive to the king. With no marriage prospects, Colin petitions his majesty for help in finding a stepmother. Never again will he fall in love; the death of a woman brings more pain than losing a whole contingent of men on the battlefield.

    Susynne says: "no fluff included"
    "Very good story and narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Narration is as important as story for an audible book. This one was nice on both parts. (Three more words)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Steel (Guardians of the Stone Book 2)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tanya Anne Crosby
    • Narrated By James Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    The true stone of Destiny remains hidden, but now comes a new battle to determine who will hold the sword of kings.

    plaidninja814 says: "Great Story - even BETTER to listen to!!"
    "Story good."
    Overall

    Narrator was good except he made my ears hurt. I had to constantly adjust the volume. His volume increased at the exciting parts. I found this annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great Protector

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Michael Troughton
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Eighteen years ago, Sir Richmond le Bec, a knight in the service of Henry of Bolingbroke, was tasked with a mission of great importance. Young Henry had an affair with a married woman who bore him a child, and the woman's husband vowed to kill both his wife and the child she birthed. Richmond was charged with taking the baby to safety and acting as her protector. Even though Richmond has risen to become Henry's greatest knight, the protection of his illegitimate daughter has been his most important task.

    Aly says: "Amazing!"
    "Great story and narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    But the ending was abrupt and left me thinking Ms Veque ran out of time or words. Too bad as the story was engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • McKenna's Honor: The Clan MacDougall, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    Dark times have fallen upon Scotland.King David II is a prisoner of England. Angus McKenna, revered chief of Clan MacDougall, and his son-in-law Duncan McEwan sit in a dungeon in Edinburgh, accused of crimes against their king and country. Their wives are missing.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Highland Mystery and Adventure!"
    "Enjoyed it."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The only disappointment was that it was a novella. Suzan leaves me wanting more. Performance was right on. Two words

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wee William's Woman: Clan MacDougall. Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (135)

    The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn't a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Years ago, after a bonny young lass broke his heart and left his dignity in shreds, he swore never again to put it in such peril. As a testament to his sincerity, he vowed never again to shave his beard. Then he met her.

    Natalie says: "Great story, fantastic narration!"
    "Great story excellent narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story was full. Romantic. Fun. Full of twists and turns. Excellent listen. I have to type seven more words.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Intrigue: Duncurra, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ceci Giltenan
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Lady Gillian MacLennan's clan needs a leader, but the last person on Earth she wants as their laird is Fingal Maclan. She can neither forgive nor forget that his mother killed her father, and, by doing so, created Clan MacLennan's current desperate circumstances.

    Rhonda says: "Enjoyed the story very good narration"
    "Enjoyed the story very good narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Narration can make it or break it for me. This one was as good as the story. Enjoyable listen overall

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Courage: Duncurra, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ceci Giltenan
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Her parents want a betrothal, but Mairead MacKenzie can't get married without revealing her secret, and no man will wed her once he knows. Plain in comparison to her siblings and extremely reserved, Mairead has been called "MacKenzie's Mouse" since she was a child. No one knows the reason for her timidity and she would just as soon keep it that way. When her parents arrange a betrothal to Laird Tadhg Matheson, she is horrified.

    Rhonda says: "This one was excellent"
    "This one was excellent"
    Overall
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    Great story. Liked the characters. Sizzling believable love story. GREAT empowerment of women. Excellent information on how to defend one's self.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Solution

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ceci Giltenan
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (126)

    Niall MacIan, a Highland laird, desperately needs funds to save his impoverished clan. Lady Katherine Ruthven, a lowland heiress, is rumored to be "unmarriageable"and her uncle hopes to be granted her title and lands when the king sends her to a convent. King David II anxious to strengthen his alliances sees a solution that will give Ruthven the title he wants, and MacIan the money he needs. Laird MacIan will receive Lady Katherine's hand along with her substantial dowry and her uncle will receive her lands and title.

    Virginia F. Smith says: "Loved it."
    "This laird was the dumbest person!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This laid was so dumb. He couldn't tell who was telling lies or truth. Ceci Gitenan please don't make the heroes so down right dumb next book. Sheesh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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