NEVER! It was a waste of both time and money. I never got even 30 minutes into it without having to shut it off and wash out my ears....
Nothing.... I can't imagine what anyone was thinking to write, edit, publish, record or deign to sell it.
ALL OF IT! Cheesy porn or in other words the lack of decent material, is no excuse!
If there were a category for cheesy slimy porn then this book would fit right in.I firmly believe that it takes all of us to review and like love or hate a book to keep the world an interesting place to read in. But I am truly offended by this book. I have listened to or read some awful books and can always find something good in them... something for someone to like. I am no prude, I allow for all tastes and opinions. However I have to say that I don't recall ever being as totalled appalled by anything in print as I was by this.... remembering that I bought it as a historical romance probably adds to my offence... but it wasnt listed as porn or even erotica... it was awful. I tried a half a dozen times to get past the filth and find the story hidden in it but couldnt bear to listen even long enough for that!
Without spoiling too much beyond what you could already glean from the summaries.......
Book 1 is driven by the fact that Ned is alone again since Annalee had died three years earlier.... It is Ned's love story.... NOT with Annalee but with phoebe! DeVere is the catalyst and is still his debauched self and single.... very!
Book 3 is DeVere's story... in which Ned and Annalee, not Phoebe!!, are the driving catalyst. This is too backwards for even me, a most tolerable reader/listener who forgives much.
Without spending more time picking it apart I have to say that within the first 20 minutes I discovered numerous other major time line errors and story conflicts.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL THIS?
It's ridiculous. And since this one is DeVere's story I can't even suggest you read them in another order.
Shame on you Ms. Vane, shouldn't you know your own books well enough to keep the characters in a logical storyline? You screwed up big-time here! Or did different authors write these books without consulting one another???
So.... shall I review this for what it is on its own? Since I've had my rant I guess I should go listen to the rest of it.
Yes the narrator is awful... truly awful. however to speed him up one and a half or two times the speed makes him almost tolerable. I just don't really see the point in this novella other than a couple of sentences of information.
Credit worthy No! Either buy it on sale or skip it.
Heat factor nonexistent although sexual situations and blatant speech does prevail.
J.D.Kelly delivers a stellar performance of a great story. The voice of the hero alone had me in love with him....
Don't miss this one!
Worth the credit? YES!!!!
Steamy?.... that too.
Choppy, clipped and over enunciated, the totally wrong inflection and bizarre rhythm of the narrator detracts from the story... a lot! Given that comment I have to say that I did listen to it all... and that there were no confusing moments where voices of characters were indistinguishable. I actually really liked the story even tho it left me feeling a little bit lost. I suspect Julians story, which must be next, will solve it all. I pray for a different narrator!!!!
worth a credit? hell yes and heavens no!
Heat factor.... 4.....a steamy 4!
this wasn't one of those experiences where a world is packed into a short story but rather a paragraph of foolish musings turned into a short emptying story.
short, sweet, sexy, wicked..... yum!
The inception of the heavenly host.
And the shortness of the tale doesn't matter!
I found the narrator rather uncomfortable to listen to. She had a odd way of speaking... the cadence all wrong, inflection wrong and each character was not very distinct. I will pass on her work in the future.
The storyline was ok... the ending too fast! If it hadn't been short I may not have made it to the end. Not bad but kind of Blah...a little Bleck.
There was little heat in the story yet the occasional explicit language was all X rated. But had no real steam to it.
Worth a Credit, definitely not!! Buy it on sale? probably not. But that's just my opinion...of course.
Very well done! At one point I had to remind myself that this is a romance novel and everything would come out ok. I dislike novels that are so full of history that they are more like non fictional historical texts rather than a romance novel... but this story wove the two together brilliantly. But the history was by far a driving force that consumes much of this book. Hero and villain and a strong but trusting maiden are each richly written and portrayed. The heroine is smart strong woman and the men are... men!
Both author and narrator delivered.
Worth a credit? Yes.
Heat factor? High yet very little time was spent on it. Heat was not the driving force of this book.
If you want a typical highland romance.... all hot highlander and sexual tension with lots of fluff and a little strife then skip this one.
Sweet for a short one. Sappy syrup in the ending dialogue (I really hate that, ruins a good story every time! Geesh...) but what can you expect in such a short story? Well...less flowers more foliage please.
Had to be good however since I went to see if there more Ava Stone I hadn't heard...
Don't use a credit, it's a $5 story... but YES, DO spend the 5 bucks. Providing of course that sweetness and fluff is your desire.
Couldn't do it. I have patience with bad or talentless narrators, thin story lines, weak plots, and even lousy phrasing. I barely tolerate miss pronunciation but try to take it in stride. All in all it takes a lot to make me say 'no'. But I do. I have given two bad reviews ever and felt very strongly in order to do it... mostly if I have nothing good to say I try to keep it to myself, everyone has different taste, so unless I thought there was something I just had to say I say little. Yet.... I say no. Not dramatic, traumatic, or even very emphatic. .. but it's a no. Keep your pennies.
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