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Vanja

Dayton, OH, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • A Laird for Christmas: Highland Bachelor, 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gerri Russell
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (65)

    After her father and brother disappeared, Lady Jane Lennox is managing Bellhaven Castle. Nonetheless, her aunt has invited six suitors to compete for the right to her hand - and to protect Bellhaven's towers of cool, pink-gray stone. Among the six is Nicholas Kincaid, the one-time object of Jane's affection. Two years ago, her brother banished Nicholas. A mere "sir," in want of title or land, Nicholas was not marriage material. Now, Nicholas will have the chance to compete in challenges of wit and skill, rather than heraldry.

    J. Poe says: "Not my thing – I’ve heard better"
    "Better than the second part...."
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    The story was better than the second part. But the narration....I don't know....also slightly better....if there will be a 3rd book hopefully with another narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Laird of Mine: Highland Bachelor, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gerri Russell
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Claire Elliot has two weeks to win the heart of Jules MacIntyre - and then break it. To save her wards from a vicious blackmailer, she dares to enter the laird’s castle, claiming to be the wife he’d recently wed. But no such wife exists! The brooding Jules invented a bride to silence his well-meaning, matchmaking friends, so he never expected her to arrive on his doorstep. He is suspicious of this beautiful stranger, but he’s also steadfast, courageous, and effortlessly seductive.

    Elizabeth says: "Delicious...Sexy and DIFFERENT"
    "Horrible Narration"
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    The story would not be bad, but the narration spoiled it all. I could not hear it to the end. The scottish accent was much to pronounced, it was hurting... the constant wining when she spoke the women`s parts...awfull. It is a pitty that this narrator has so often the task of narration in this area of audiobooks. I will think a second time before I purchase another book read by her.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unraveled

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Nicole Quinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (132)

    Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past - secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom. Miranda Darling isn't in trouble - yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction.

    CAROLYN says: "A GOOD BOOK TOTALLY RUINED BY THE NARRATOR"
    "Narrator is HORRIBLE!!!"
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    Story is good, book has been utterly ruined by the narrator. Please do not ever engage her again!!!!!! Do not waste a credit. I could not finish, I read the book by myself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chieftain: Return of the Highlanders Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Margaret Mallory
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (135)

    With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Love Comes To Those Who Wait."
    "The Best of the Serie"
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    I've listen to this one the whole night, I couldn't stop until I finished it just now. The only bad in this book is that it is the last one. I would so hope to continue to listen to another one in this serie. Maybe Neal's or Lachlan`s? If you love Highlander Romance Novels you must listen to this.

    1 of 2 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
    (1147)
    Performance
    (1042)
    Story
    (1048)

    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"
    "Narrator has killed the audiobook"
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    Why does it has to be Susan Duerden? Such an interesting story and than...to be butchered by screaching voices which supposed to be men and little girl-voices like mice supposed to be grown women. I couldn'd finish the audiobook, because it has gotten worse with every chapter. Please do not let her ruin another good audiobook.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Destiny: Murray Family, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Hannah Howell
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (266)

    When destiny brought Sir Balfour Murray and his wounded brother down the same road as Maldie Kirkaldy, she offered her services as a nurse even as she tried to deny the desire this dark-eyed knight had ignited at first sight. Soon they discover that they both share a mission of vengeance, but Maldie cannot tell him her true identity - to do so would brand her a spy.

    Falon says: "Meh...Its OK"
    "Narration is h-o-r-r-i-b-l-e!!!"
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    Please don't choose Angela Dawe anymore for romance novels and scottish accent. Her monotone kind of reading ruins every good story. It would be better to read the paperback!!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Stranger I Married

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (83)

    Gray was beautiful four years ago, when he asked Isabel to marry him. Now there are no words to describe him. He is no longer young and reckless, not by any stretch of the imagination, but a tormented man, driven by secrets, silent about what he’s done since he disappeared. She knew how to handle the boy he was, but this man…this man is not tamable. Does she dare explore the places inside herself that Gray demands to possess? Does she trust him enough to bare herself completely to a lover who has returned as a stranger?

    SB says: "Sarah-What Happen??? Narration Terrible!!!!"
    "Horrible Narration!!!"
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    I have to stop listening, I can't finish because of the badest narration ever. Spear your credit.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Exodus

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Leon Uris
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (208)

    Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon - the towering novel of the 20th century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies - the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the story of an American nurse, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, heartbreaking, triumphant era. Here is Exodus - one of the great best-selling novels of all time.

    Meaghan says: "My favorite book of ALL Time"
    "Heartwrenching, thrilling and excellent"
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    This is one of the greatest stories I've ever heard. I can't remember a time when I cried so often about a book and its content. Some passages are so gut-wrenching. One might think this is a bad thing but it isn't. It shows how very impressive it is and captivating. If you are interested in jewish history, you have to read or hear this book.
    I can recommend the book a 100%! I will hear it more than once.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Insatiable

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Virginia Henley
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (66)

    New York Times best-selling author Virginia Henley writes titillating romance novels. In the prim and proper days of England’s past, sexy vixen Catherine “Cat” Seton Spencer designs dresses for Queen Elizabeth. But in her spare time, she makes the rounds in London looking to satisfy her unquenchable lust. Little does Cat know, she’s on a collision course with the roguish Patrick Hepburn, Lord Stewart of Scotland—and he means to claim her as his own.

    Amazon Customer says: "Couldn't get enough"
    "Story very good, narrator bad"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Insatiable to be better than the print version?

    NO! Because of the narrator I`d rather read it by myself


    What didn’t you like about Jill Tanner’s performance?

    she is boring, without passion, here performance was driving me sometimes mad!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Why Jill Tanner for a romance novell? Maybe she'll do better with an other genre

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • To Distraction

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (91)

    The distinguished veterans of the Bastion Club represent England's finest eligible bachelors. Among them is Deverell, a strapping man about to meet his match in the alluring Phoebe Malleson.

    Celia says: "GREAT!!!"
    "Performance is horrible"
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    What made the experience of listening to To Distraction the most enjoyable?

    The story


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jill Tanner?

    Simon Prebble


    Any additional comments?

    Jill Tanner is the most boring narrator of all! I've only bought the audiobook to follow the story. Sometimes she is the reason to not purchase the audiobook and read the paper back myself instead

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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