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Rhonda

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  • Findley's Lass: The Clan MacDougall Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (195)

    The Highlands of Scotland, Autumn 1344..... She had won his heart without trying... and he can only pray for the chance to give her his. When Findley McKenna returns after his battle with the English to offer Maggy Boyle a home amongst his clan, he finds only death and destruction instead of the young widow who has stolen his heart. The only things left of her home is the burned out hut and decaying bodies of the auld people Maggy has taken care of for the past three years. With only a prayer, his Highlander heart, and a bit of bloodied plaid to cling to, Findley will crawl through hell if he must, in order to find Maggy and her sons and avenge the massacre before him.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Made Me Smile"
    "Enjoyed this book"
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    This book was enjoyable. Liked the characters. Brad Wills is excellent. His voice is believable. Love the heavy accents of native speakers but Brad did an excellent job.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Duke's Perfect Wife: Highland Pleasures, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (581)
    Story
    (577)

    Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancée, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. Hart has it all - a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him - his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss: his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart, though he realized it too late.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Love Book Four!"
    "Still like the series On second listen"
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    This is enjoyable on many levels. Good story. Great narrator. Amazed at how much of the story I didn't remember will have to re-listen to others I previously listened to. Much like an old friend catching up and telling stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage: Highland Pleasures, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (701)
    Performance
    (656)
    Story
    (654)

    Lady Isabella Scranton scandalized London by leaving her husband, notorious artist Lord Mac Mackenzie, after only three turbulent years of marriage. But Mac has a few tricks to get the Lady back in his life, and more importantly, back into his bed.

    CAROLYN says: "REALLY GREAT LISTEN & VERY ENJOYABLE"
    "Another good one"
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    This is my second listening to this series. I have one more at the end that I have not heard. Looking forward to it. Good story. Good narration.= book I enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie: Highland Pleasures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1661)
    Performance
    (1505)
    Story
    (1507)

    It was whispered all through London society that he was a murderer, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum and was not to be trusted - especially with a lady. Any woman caught in his presence was immediately ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy.

    Lupdilup says: "FANTASTIC BOOK, NICELLY PERFORMED."
    "entertaining on all levels"
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    I like Angela Dawe as a narrator. The narrator can make or break a book for me. This has a very good story that is intertaining with twists and turns to make it interesting. I am listening to the series for the second time. I am enjoying it as much the second time as I did the first. Recommend the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Fierce Highlander: Highland Adventure, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Vonda Sinclair
    • Narrated By Andrew Bryan
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans - her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he's left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family? Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her - give up her son or the man she loves.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Highland Chemistry 101"
    "Good story excellent narrator"
    Overall

    Another good Highland tale of romance, entertaining, and captivating Scottish adventure. Andrew Bryan did a great job! Three more words.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Warrior Poet

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Kiff VandenHeuvel
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Join Christian and Gaithlin as they succumb to searing passion, torn between loyalties and long-standing hatred. As their families turn against them and Christian must face his warring family and answer for his crime of falling in love with the enemy, help and understanding come from the most unexpected of places. From the green forests of Cumbria to the wilds of Galloway, share Christian and Gaithlin's adventures of murder, betrayal, love, understanding, and of new beginnings.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Medieval "Family Feud" Love Story ;-)"
    "This on stands out for me"
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    It seems in this genre there are few books that get it right on both story and narration. Ms Le Veque's story was great. I love to listen to people speak. Kiff VanderHeuvel is awesome! I found myself going back to listen again to certain parts to make sure I didn't miss anything. More, please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Lord: Book 1 in 'The Titans' Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Kiff VandenHeuvel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    The year is 1180 A.D. and times are very dark. England is lawless for the most part and the people live in fear. Rising to power during this time is the vicious and brutal knight Ajax de Velt. His mission is to conquer a large stretch of the Scots and Welsh border, commandeering wealth and property along the way. He wants to be the most feared and powerful warlord in all of England, Wales, and Scotland, and he is well on his way.

    Angela says: "Great series"
    "Enjoyed this book."
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    Enjoyed this book. Kiff VandenHeuvel was quite good. Story was good a few twists and turns. Will look for Kiff VandenHeuvel again. He did an excellent job with narration for me narration can be the determining enjoyment factor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Wolf: Highland Brides, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lois Greiman
    • Narrated By Gemma Johansson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    A handsome diplomat on a deadly mission to deliver a priceless necklace is in no position to get involved with a common tavern wench -- no matter how breathtakingly beautiful she is… But there’s more to the lovely tavern wench than Roman Forbes first surmises (including his pocket watch, which somehow made its way into her possession). With a bounty on her head, Tara Griffin cannot afford to fall for the handsome Roman, a nobleman who has no place for a commoner in his life…

    sandy says: "slowww!!!!!"
    "Ok but not one I'd recommend"
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    Story line didn't hold my attention. Did NOT appreciate Gemma Johansson's performance. Some of the characters were grating others pathetic.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Seducing the Highlander: McTiernay Brothers Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Michele Sinclair
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (62)

    Meriel Schellden knows that marrying Craig McTiernay will strengthen the ties between their clans. She insists she is motivated by duty and responsibility, nothing more. But when a mere formality becomes a far from platonic kiss, Meriel must question where her true intentions lie. Though Meriel entices him far more than she realizes, Craig's commitments have always kept his passions restrained. But no sense of duty to his clan can make Craig forget the way Meriel's touch left him teased, tantalized, and desperate for more.

    Amazon Customer says: "Oh My, These McTiernay Brothers!"
    "Was hard to listen to"
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    I don't like Anne Flosnik's narrations. This book was weak compared to others by Michele Sinclair. Was just ok.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Thistle and Flame - Her Highland Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anya Karin
    • Narrated By Rebecca L. Bedford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When Gavin Macgregor first laid eyes on Kenna Moore at a festival in their Highland home, the boy fell in love with her flaming red hair, and her easy smile. Years later, Gavin works up the courage to give Kenna a thistle, and with one innocent gesture, steals her heart. And then, in the blink of an eye, Gavin is gone, swept away with the rest of the Highlanders to fight in Bonnie Prince Charlie's war, from which he never returns.

    Catherine says: "REALLY DREADFUL NARRATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "My earring are hurting"
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    I have no idea if the book is good or not but the voice of Rebecca Bedford is awful. I could not listen for 5 minutes. I am asking for my money to be returned.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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