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Suzanne

Tustin, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 9 reviews
  • 78 ratings
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  • The Winter Bride: Chance Sisters Romance, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Anne Gracie
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (85)

    Damaris Chance's unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway - and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun. When Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him - as long as it's in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: To seduce his reluctant winter bride.

    Kristin says: "Great continuation of series"
    "Dreadful Narration Pairing With Story"
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    What would have made The Winter Bride better?

    A narrator who could have brought a degree of gravitas to the story. This narrator's voice was light and childlike, very precious.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Anne Gracie again?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator, capable of a serious voice and able to perform male voices. This narrator made the story seem quite absurd and frivolous.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sylvester: Or, the Wicked Uncle

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Nicholas Rowe
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (306)

    When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She thinks he is insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and they begin to discover a new-found liking and respect for each other. But what Sylvester doesn’t know is that Phoebe is about to publish a novel - a novel in which all London will recognize him as the villainous ‘Count Ugolino’

    C. Mendez says: "Finally!!!"
    "Unabridged With A Fabulous Narrator"
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    Would you listen to Sylvester again? Why?

    This is one of my favorite Georgette Heyer novels, read many times, and have already listened to this audio version twice. The plot and characterizations are engaging and highly amusing. Fortunately, the wonderful narration by Nicholas Rowe enhances the genius of the writing and brings humanity to the customs and culture of regency England.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Knaves' Wager

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Stevie Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    Lilith Davenant has ample reason to detest Julian Wyndhurst, Marquess of Brandon: He's exactly the kind of man who hastened the demise of her profligate husband, and the debt he owed to Julian has forced her to an engagement with a wealthy suitor for the sake of supporting her beloved nieces and nephews. Besides that, Lord Julian somehow manages to ignite disturbing...feelings...she's never felt before!

    Lady Wesley says: "Delightful book marred by poor production quality"
    "A Loretta Chase Gem"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A Loretta Chase novel that showcases her genius for witty dialogue and realistic character creation! The romantic path for Julian Wyndhurst, the 'knave' and the emotionally guarded Lilith Davenant is full of challenge, simmering sexual chemistry, and touching personal growth.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heroes Are My Weakness

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (281)

    He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.

    C. Macduff says: "Not SEP's best work"
    "Disappointing!"
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    What would have made Heroes Are My Weakness better?

    The creation of multiple puppet characters to represent the heroine's thoughts and emotions was distracting, slightly creepy, and weakened the overall story.


    What could Susan Elizabeth Phillips have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Injected humor and more likable protagonists. Never warmed up to the heroine or hero, and thus just didn't care what happened to either.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was excellent. The narrator performed unique voices for multiple characters, and had great acting ability. However, the story was too weak to be retrieved by the performance.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Revealed

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Noble
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Phillippa Benning is the unrivaled beauty of the Season. But when another lady challenges her for a marquis's attentions, Phillippa entices him to a secret rendezvous only to stumble upon The Blue Raven, England's most famous spy, lurking at the site of her planned tryst. The Blue Raven has uncovered an enemy plot directed at upcoming society functions, but he's unable to infiltrate London society.

    Jane says: "Audiobook narrator was a bad fit."
    "Charming Story, but....."
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    Would you try another book from Kate Noble and/or Alison Larkin?

    I have purchased everything Kate Noble has written. She is witty and original. However, the narration was a fail for me; overly sweet and coy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Revealed?

    The characterizations are engaging and tender.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carnal Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1233)
    Performance
    (1062)
    Story
    (1072)

    New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.

    Karen says: "The wait has ended"
    "Stupendous Narrator"
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    Would you recommend Carnal Innocence to your friends? Why or why not?

    The performance of Tom Stechschulte as the charming Southern playboy, Tucker Longstreet is superb and elevates the romantic suspense story incalculably!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Scoundrels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (829)
    Performance
    (765)
    Story
    (764)

    Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

    Marcheta says: "Witty dialogue highlights battle between the sexes"
    "Best of the Best!"
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    Where does Lord of Scoundrels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the best audiobook I've listened to, and I've listened to hundreds! The narrator, Kate Reading reads this book with great subtlety, capturing the intelligence, wit, and emotional life of the characters. I can't wait to listen to it again and again! Hopefully, Blackstone will bring us more audio renditions of Loretta Chase's novels with this superior narrator.


    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • A Secret Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mary Balogh
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (230)

    Once the temepestuous Hannah Reid, Duchess of Dunbarton, and dangerous Constantine Huxtable, two passionate and scandalous figures, find each other, they discover that it isn’t so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire - without getting singed. For the duchess and the dark lord each have startling secrets to reveal, and when all is said and done, neither will be able to say which one fell in love first, who tamed whom, and who has emerged from this game of hearts with the stronger hand.

    Karen says: "Way better than first reviewer's one!"
    "Wonderful Conclusion to the Romantic Huxtable Saga"
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    Where does A Secret Affair rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my favorite of the Huxtable family romances, and the one that ties together the unaddressed questions and disputes that are related in the earlier books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Emotion, emotion, emotion! A sweet and moving love story for two wounded and misunderstood people.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moments when Elliott and Constantine confront each other after 10 years of estrangement, and how the Duchess saves the day!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Happens in London

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (830)
    Performance
    (549)
    Story
    (553)

    When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.

    Donna says: "Brilliant"
    "A Laugh Out Loud Romance"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a historical romance that resembles the best of the Hollywood screwball comedies!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Happens in London?

    The scene where Harry and Olivia read a Gothic Novel to each other from their windows.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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