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Tracy T

Jacksonville, FL USA | Member Since 2010

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  • Lord of Wicked Intentions

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lorraine Heath
    • Narrated By Faye Adele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (145)

    Lord Rafe Easton may be of noble blood, but survival taught him to rely only on himself and to love no one. Yet when he sets eyes on Miss Evelyn Chambers, an earl's illegitimate daughter, he is determined to have her, if only as his mistress.... After her father's death, Evelyn Chambers never imagined she would be sold to the highest bidder, yet circumstances give her little choice but to accept the lord's indecent proposal. Rafe is wealthy, as well as ruthless. Yet his coldness belies deep passion and deeper secrets.

    Michelle says: "Sigh...I hate that it is over..."
    "OMG!! Such a great book to end a series."
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    This 3rd and final installment of the Lost Lords of Pembrook series was just fantastic! Loved every bit of it. The narrator was superb!! The entire series is fantastic. I posted in my last review the order of books and will do so again for guidance. Keep in mind the first book is not available on audible yet but I read it and it was wonderful too.
    order of books
    She Tempts a Duke
    Lord of Temptation
    Lord of Wicked Intentions.

    Enjoy!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Devil's Desire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Laurie McBain
    • Narrated By Marian Hussey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    They called him the devil.... With his seductive golden eyes and sin-black hair, it's no wonder Lord Alex Trevegne has earned himself the sinister title - not to mention his reputation as one of the most notorious rakes in England. And she's the only one who can conquer him.... When fate throws Alex and Elysia into a scandalous situation, Alex suddenly finds it surprisingly difficult to tear himself away from her. As an unexpected passion blossoms between them, Elysia begins to wonder if she's finally found heaven....

    Tracy T says: "An oldie but goodie!"
    "An oldie but goodie!"
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    I really enjoyed listening to this story. I do believe I read this book back in the 1970's. But wanted to give the audible a try. I liked the characters, and character development. I did think that Alex the hero of the story was a bit too hard and cold, but still likable. Elysia, the heroine, was a strong for the most part, she had her stupid moments though.

    The story had a little mystery, deceit, smuggling, and romance.

    There was not much dialogue in this book and would have like more, but the story was good.

    Historical romance stories and writing sure has changed since the 1970's. There was sex in the book, not graphic in anyway but it was there.

    For a book written almost 40 years ago it was enjoyable and entertaining.

    As for the narration, she did a great job. The men sounded like men, and everyone had their own distinct voice. Marian Hussey is very pleasant and relaxing to listen too.

    I got this book on my KU for free and paid 3.49 for the audible. So yes it was worth the money for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ransom: Highlands' Lairds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (546)
    Story
    (550)

    In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Love the Highlands' Lairds"
    "Excellent, excellent story!!!!"
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    Wow what a fantastic story! Loved this book. The story line and plot is absolutely fantastic. There was always something going on all the time I didn't want to put it down.
    I loved the hero, he was big, strong, handsome, arrogant, gruff, and caring. The heroine was wonderful, strong, beautiful, and very courageous, not whiny and whimpering.

    There was so much wonderful dialogue throughout the entire book. (I love lots of dialogue). The chemistry was great and the sex scenes very well written.

    As for the narrator, Susan Duerden, she did a great job. Much better performance than some of her others. The men sound like men and the women sound like women. Every one had their own distinct voice. She narrates with much emotion as it is called for in the book, ie. yelling, crying, whispering, etc. Of course it's Susan Duerdan so you get the sing song reading and drawwwnnn ouuutt worrrddss but you can get past it in this book.

    I totally recommend this book it was amazing, as well as the first book in this series The Secret.

    Just say yes yes yes to this book! It's totally worth it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darling Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Ashford McNab
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown's soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener. But when a vivacious young woman moves in, he's quickly driven to distraction.

    Moriah says: "Enjoyable Listen"
    "I hate to say, but this story was meh! 2.5 stars"
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    I am a huge Elizabeth Hoyt fan and have read all her books. So it is extremely disappointing to me that this story was boring. There really was nothing exciting, emotional, no OMG moments, no mystery. The story line was so hum drum and meh.
    This could have been a stand alone book as it did not seem to fit at all into the Maiden Lane series at all.

    The chemistry between Apollo and Lily was just okay, nothing memorable. The sex scenes were fine. There was lots of dialogue throughout the entire book (I like lots of dialogue), so there is that. Lily's son Indio was a great character, I did enjoy him.

    As for the narration. WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH THE LISP THE NARRATOR GAVE LADY PHOEBE?? Really!?! What a way to ruin a character who is already blind, you have to give her a speech impediment too? She did NOT have a lisp in any of the previous books, nor was she described that she had a lisp. That was horrible of the narrator. So, she loses stars for bad lisp narration. If it was discussed with the author and purposely done, that was a bad decision. Other wise she did fine.

    I read\listened to the excerpt of the next book, it was only a few pages, and enjoyed it more than (minus the lisp) the entire Darling Beast Book.

    It really has me wondering if Elizabeth Hoyt really wrote it. sigh....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret: Highlands' Lairds, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1119)
    Performance
    (1017)
    Story
    (1022)

    Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

    CAROLYN says: "MEDIEVAL HIGHLAND ROMANCE AT IT'S BEST"
    "Wonderful Story!"
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    Wow that was a fantastic story. The hero, Iain was big, hunky, and awesome. The heroine, Judith, was beautiful, funny, witty and smart. Loved these two together. Fantastic chemistry and dialogue. Nicely written sex scenes between them too. So if you are wondering there is sex in the book.

    Dialogue was great throughout the entire book and there is plenty of it. (I like lot's of dialogue in my books) The story line and plot were great. I really liked all the secondary characters as well.

    As for the narration. there were some positive and some negative. Positive is Susan Duerdan did the heroine's voice very well, I also like the emotion she uses when it's required, ie, whispering, yelling, mumbling etc., I liked the hero's voice he sounded strong, manly and sexy.

    Negative on the narration is that some of the secondary male character highlander's voices were so awfully high pitched and obnoxiously screechy it was brutal.

    Also, the reading voice she uses is so sing song, she draws out those consonants at the end of the sentences. So for example "She made it home" would be read like "She made it Hommmmmmmme" it's very annoying. When she is reading dialogue she does not do this she ends the word properly and does not drawwwwwwwwww it out. She is not my favorite narrator but she is better than some, ie Anne Fosnik, sorry but AF ruins and destroys books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Earl's Mistress: MacLachlan Family & Friends, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Liz Carlyle
    • Narrated By Carolyn Morris
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose daring exploits are only whispered about. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap, then stalks out, references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is burning. Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty - but the latter is no use to a servant. Her circumstances are desperate, and with Hepplewood's words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset - her body.

    Tracy T says: "2.5 Star Story. 10 Star Narration!"
    "2.5 Star Story. 10 Star Narration!"
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    Where to begin. Well it's not my favorite Liz Carlyle book. There was mostly sex in this book, it definitely need more story in it as 80% was sex with toys and whips. I still don't know if I liked the hero, Hepplewood he was sort of at jerk at times, and very cold. The heroine, Isabella was just a bit wishy washy, sometimes strong and sometimes just plain weak, and didn't know what she wanted. There was lot's of dialogue throughout the book. The story line had so much promise but seemed lacking, probably due all the sex which some of could have been eliminated and replaced with story then it would have been a much better book. The main focus seemed to be about the sex which is unfortunate because the underlying story would have been good but was smothered.

    As far as the amazon reviews on pedophilia, that was not described at all it was just talked about as one of the characters was a total creep. But there was no descriptions or scenes written about that at all.

    I do hope Liz Carlyle goes back to the way she normally writes, a good story with some sex instead of a sex book with some story. Her previous book In Love with a Wicked Man was fantastic. This one not so much.

    As for the narrator, she was, as always fantastic! Love Carolyn Morris narrations, she does the men's voices well and gives everyone their own distinct voice, absolutely fantastic narrator!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In Love with a Wicked Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Liz Carlyle
    • Narrated By Carolyn Morris
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    What does it matter if Kate, Lady d'Allenay, has absolutely no marriage prospects? She has a castle to tend, an estate to run, and a sister to watch over, which means she is never, ever reckless. Until an accident brings a handsome, virile stranger to Bellecombe Castle, and Kate finds herself tempted to surrender to her houseguest's wicked kisses. Disowned by his aristocratic family, Lord Edward Quartermaine has turned his gifted mind to ruthless survival.

    Jessie says: "Great wicked fun!"
    "Great story. Great Narration!"
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    What a great story. I really enjoyed this story line, the characters and the character development. The hero, Edward/Ned Quartermaine was just fantastic, even when he didn't know he was a ruthless rogue. The heroine, Kate, was smart, witty, and very strong. I particularly liked that SHE was a baroness, her own title. The chemistry and sexual tension was great, not forced, The sex scenes very well written.

    There was lots of great dialogue throughout the entire book. All the secondary characters fun and memorable. The whole story flowed very well and easy to follow.

    The narration was perfect! I absolutely love Carolyn Morris, the men sound like men and the hero always sounds like a sexy man! All the characters have their own distinct voice, you know who is speaking. And her reading voice is just lovely, and she puts the perfect amount of emotion, ie, yelling, whispering, angry, happy etc.. I could listen to her narrate every book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oh, Cherry Ripe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Claudy Conn
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Cherry Elton was beside herself! Her own mother had arranged a marriage for her to a man she had never even met. She had no choice but to run away. Sky Westbrooke had no wish to marry, but his mischievous siblings sorely needed a firm maternal hand. Yet, how could he court his unseen bride, when into his employ had come the most remarkable, enchanting governess?

    Rosemary says: "Oh Cherry Ripe"
    "Great story. Great Narration!"
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    What a fun read. I really liked the heroine Cherry, she was strong, funny, witty, didn't take any crap from anyone. I liked the story line and the all the secondary characters. The chemistry between Cherry and Sky was great, there was some great sex and lots and lots of dialogue. (I love dialogue in books).

    This story was fairly short so it wasn't full of fillers, moved along very nicely and flowed very well.

    As for the narration, She did a fantastic job. All the men sounded like men, and everyone had their own distinct voice. She read with feeling and emotion. Great job Valerie Gilbert. I would definitely listen to her again!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Never Kiss a Rake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Anne Stuart
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (243)

    Bryony Russell and her two sisters are left destitute by the disgrace and unexpected death of their father, a wealthy shipping magnate. He left a cryptic note, and Bryony is determined to find the real villain and clear her father’s name. In disguise as a servant, Bryony infiltrates the home her of father’s business partner to find proof of his guilt...or innocence. It’s not just clues that Bryony finds, but temptation too.... Adrian Bruton, Earl of Kilmartyn, immediately suspects there is something not quite right about his new housekeeper.

    Marcheta says: "Liked story, didn't like American reading"
    "Creepy Hero, bad narration."
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    Well I tried to finish this book. I got all the way to 50% and just couldn't listen any further.
    The hero was just to creepy, and the narration made him even more creepy. The character development was lacking, the chemistry between the two was forced and just not good. The story line was blah. And the fact that he was married and she was the "pretend housekeeper" ridiculous and why did she have to have a pockmarked face? well only half her face was marked, hmmm....... do people only get the pox on once side of their face?? I think not. That was stupid.

    I am glad I got this book free on my kindle unlimited along with the narration, and didn't waste my money, but it sure was a waste of my time.

    The narrator was terrible, awful, and just grating on my last nerve.

    I do not recommend this book with or without the narration, but especially with the narration. Sorry.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • What a Wallflower Wants: Bad Boys & Wallflowers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Maya Rodale
    • Narrated By Carolyn Morris
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret. Everyone knows that she's the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season - but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again.

    Tracy T says: "AMAZING, WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC!!"
    "AMAZING, WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC!!"
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    WOW what an amazing story! Loved it! I couldn't put this book down it was so good. The story line was fantastic, the hero, Castleton was wonderful, handsome, kind, smart, and sexy. The heroine, Prudence was just wonderful, especially after what she went through. She was strong, witty, and just beautiful. The dialogue was wonderful throughout the entire book. The chemistry between to them was great. Some of the best written good sex\yes sex I have read.

    I totally recommend this entire series. I can't say enough good things about this book! This book made it to the top of one of my favorite books list for sure!

    As for the narration. It was fantastic. I love Carolyn Morris' narration. She puts the perfect amount of emotion and feeling into her narrations, all the men sound like men and the hero always sounds like a sexy man! She gives everyone their own distinct voice. Perfect narrator for historical romance novels by far!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Married by Monday: Weekday Brides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Catherine Bybee
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (233)

    Carter Billings: With sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, Carter could have any woman he wants. When he makes his bid for governor of California, he knows he must settle down and become a family man. His choice for a running mate between the sheets: matchmaker Eliza Havens. Eliza Havens: Eliza’s happy that her best friend has a wealthy, adoring husband. It’s the husband’s best friend - sexy, dashing Carter Billings - that drives her crazy. No man has ever squabbled with Eliza this much…or made her heart race this fast.

    Elizabeth says: "Very Entertaining Story and Characters"
    "Really enjoyed this book."
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    I really enjoyed this book. The hero, Carter aka Hollywood was handsome, smart and sexy. The heroine Eliza was strong and witty.

    I really like the story line and her secret, (don't want to spoil anything so I won't tell the secret). There was fantastic dialogue throughout, sexual tension, great chemistry, nicely written sex scenes and the whole story flowed very nicely.

    An easy to follow enjoyable read/listen. I really like this author's writing style. And her books are not rated G and not rated XX.

    As for the narrator, she did a really great job and I like listening to her. The men sounded like men and all the characters had their own distinct voice so you knew who was speaking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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