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  • The Husband Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tracy Anne Warren
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1081)
    Performance
    (847)
    Story
    (857)

    Winner of a RITA, a National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the Golden Quill, New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the most acclaimed and popular Regency romance storytellers. In The Husband Trap, the reserved Lady Violet Brantford agrees to swap identities with her vivacious sister. Before she knows it, she’s married to the Duke of Raeburn, who finds himself pleasantly surprised with his charming new wife.

    SIMARA says: "Passionate and emotional narration..."
    "Narrator is horrible!"
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    If you could sum up The Husband Trap in three words, what would they be?

    I think it is probably a good story but the narrator is so bad that it makes it very, very hard to pay attention to the story line. I am going to buy the books in the series (The wife trap, The Wedding Trap, The Husband Trap) because what I have been able to listen to of The husband trap seems to be a very good story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the characters - both Violet and Adrian. They both seem to be such good people, loving, caring, good hearted and meant for each other.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator is so bad, she makes both characters sound like such horrible snobs and the other voices are so bad that it is very distracting. You can be a snob without sounding so bad. Even when they seemed to be saying something nice it came out sounding bad. Also, between chapters there is a long pause, long enough that you think it has stopped - very annoying.


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

    Couldn't get far enough into the book because of the narrator. Was only able to get to the fourth or fifth chapter and only that far because I forced myself. I thought maybe I could get used to the narrartor but I can't.


    Any additional comments?

    I was really looking forward to all 3 of these books and I will get them to read on my Kindle Fire as the stories sound so good, I've had trouble with 1 or 2 other narrators but never bad enough that I could not get through the book. I will never buy another book that she narrates, no matter how good the story sounds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Rake: The Highlanders, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Terry Spear
    • Narrated By Borah Coburn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Dougald MacNeill is the next to youngest MacNeill brother and he's not about to settle down, until Lady Alana Cameron is placed squarely in his lap... and then, the trouble begins. When Dougald finds Alana roaming the heather on the MacNeill lands, he takes her in hand to see his laird brother James at Craigly Castle to determine her fate. But who has sent her there and why?

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Highland Ghost Whisperer"
    "Narrator bad! Reads way too fast!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I am sure the story was probably good. What I heard sounded like it was going to be a good story. However, the narrator read so fast that I couldn't keep up. She seemed to be able to change the tone of her voice so that you would know the difference in characters and at times she would slow down to normal to tease you into thinking you were going to get a good read. And then, she started 'flying' again. So much so that you weren't able to understand the story. I will never buy a book that she narrates again.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Duchess Wars by Courtney Milan


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was like she was speed reading. No time to absorb what was happening.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and disappointment at the narrator. Don't know about the story. I am going to try to read the book as what I was able to get out of what I listened to, I think it will be a story that I like.


    Any additional comments?

    So disappointed. Was looking forward to this. I have eye trouble so I am hoping I will be able to 'read' the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding: The Lairds' Brides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (451)

    New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood has captured the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide with timeless tales of love and soaring adventure. Now, returning to the enchanting world of her classic love story “The Bride,” she brings to glorious life the passion, intrigue, and rivalry of medieval Scotland....

    jujubug58 says: "Incredible Narrrator"
    "Love Julie Garwood books."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The story is good. Very enjoyable. Very believable.


    What other book might you compare The Wedding to and why?

    The Bride


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She did ok - just not as good as some of the other narrators of Julie's (especially Roslyn Landor). Ms Landor was sooooo wonderful in The Bride! I have listened to it many times. It is my 'go to' book when I don't know just what I want but know I want a really good, fun read.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh a few times. I had a hard time with the narration of the main male characters voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Would buy this again if Roslyn Landor would do the narration!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Melody Anne
    • Narrated By Saskia Maarleveld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (215)

    Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He's looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she's looking for redemption. They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "WOW! So good that I am upset volume 2 is not out.."
    "Narrator makes you go to sleep."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator. The voices of the different characters were hard to tell apart. She does not do male voices well. It would be better if she didn't try sounding male.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Melody Anne? Why or why not?

    The story was pretty repetitive. She drug it out too long. It wasn't real to the world.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She really needs to work on her male voices and she also needs to add a little, not be so bland sounding.


    Was Surrender (Volume 1) worth the listening time?

    No.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Seduction of a Highland Lass

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (992)
    Performance
    (915)
    Story
    (922)

    Fiercely loyal to his older brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by the soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put to the test his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires.

    T. Young says: "A Great Story"
    "Love, love, love this book - the whole series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but I would suggest she read the series in order. This is book 2 in the series. Maya Banks is such a good writer. I love and HAVE all her highlander books. Kirsten Potter is one of the best narrators that I have every listened to. She gives each character their own sound. She has one of the best scottish burrs!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything! . She describes everything so well that I felt like I was there or at least was watching a movie.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Aleric took Kaylee to the rock by the sea when she was so sick. I cried through the whole scene.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did - twice!


    Any additional comments?

    I love most all highland love stories. I love alpha men, which highlanders seem to be. They are such strong characters, they love their woman so deeply yet they don't let their love make them less strong. It only enhances their personalities. I hated when it ended, I wanted it to go on and on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2039)
    Performance
    (1285)
    Story
    (1297)

    By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

    XYZPDQ says: "Early works released in MP3 at last!!"
    "super book - wonderful narrator!"
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    What did you love best about The Bride?

    The whole story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jamie - cause she was so fun!


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Love, love, love Rosalyn Landor. She makes you feel like you're right there. I've now bought a couple books just cause she's the narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to this book in one sitting. My husband said he though my wear phones had become part of me! I listened while I cleaned house, did laundry, took a bath and sewed. It was wonderful!


    Any additional comments?

    I've now listened to this book a couple times. It's my "feel good" go to. I always know it's going to make me feel good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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