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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Unraveled

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Nicole Quinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (130)

    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"
    "Unraveled all defenses"
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    Would you listen to Unraveled again? Why?

    Yes! was so touched by Unraveled, the way the author dealt with the moral dilemma and compassion, she is a genius. I was all ready impressed with Unveiled in regards to personal pride and the subtlety of Jessica coming into her own, but Smite and Amanda's inner strength plus the difference between Justice and vengeance, wow!! thank you, thank you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The last two chapters! But the whole book was necessary for such a delight


    Which character ??? as performed by Nicole Quinn ??? was your favorite?

    The narrator was excellent on all of them.


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

    Cried in the final scene. The wedding present.


    Any additional comments?

    Sweet and beautiful with great passion.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • By Winter's Light: Cynster, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Matthew Brenher
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (20)

    It's December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan have succeeded in having the family Christmas celebration held at snowbound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster's home. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has its own plans for the holiday season.

    sandra4343 says: "Love evolving through generations. Beautiful"
    "Love evolving through generations. Beautiful"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of By Winter's Light to be better than the print version?

    Matthew Brenher is getting very good at pronouncing and keeping the voices straight, Helena is French so he is missing that accent, but we get her character, it is such a delight to listen, I do prefer audio to print.


    What other book might you compare By Winter's Light to and why?

    There are not many books that show three generations and their commitment to love.


    What does Matthew Brenher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His rich voice for the Cynster males, and determined females.
    And the rhythm, there is a beautiful scene he takes us there the winter wonderland, Stephanie describes it with visual detail, but MB is there.


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

    I cried every time children and family scenes were described.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next two, of the twins.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae: A Cynster Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Matthew Brenher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (272)

    Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she'll recognize her fated husband at first sight. And when her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman, she knows beyond a doubt that he's the one. But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason - when her hero abducts her! The eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap Angelica, the one Cynster sister with whom he hadn't wanted to tangle. But to save his castle and his clan, he must persuade her to assist him - and he's prepared to offer marriage to seal the deal!

    Amazon Customer says: "Absolutely love Stephanie Laurens & Cynster books"
    "Profound, exciting and perfect wrap up."
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    Where does The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    It was one of the books I have been counting the days for it's release and gone beyond my expectations. I have listened to it twice and gone back to certain scenes to savor.


    What other book might you compare The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae to and why?

    The Devil's Bride, by the same Author, the exciting plot, the reinforcement of the family values and the strength of the characters.


    What about Matthew Brenher???s performance did you like?

    Matthew Brenher worked out the pace wonderfully, each one of the feelings portrayed in the tremors of his voice, He performed a perfect Dominic and the rest of the Cynster's and I recommend he get Devil's Voice better it's more serious and deeper in other books and I think it wold mach the quality of his leadership. The female voices were perfect.


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

    I was profoundly moved by the Love scenes, they had a Spiritual finess related to the truth of each other in such intimacy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kushiel's Dart

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1159)
    Performance
    (749)
    Story
    (759)

    The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

    Glen Gaines says: "The Kushiel series in order"
    "Disapointing"
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    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People that love complicated, full of detail and long stories


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jacqueline Carey again?

    I all ready got another one and am waiting to get in the mood to try it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Same tone, same mood, I just didn't finish it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Kushiel's Dart?

    Too complicated from the beginning.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator made it terrible to listen, a better narrator would probably make it more interesting to grasp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracker's Sin: Hell's Eight Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Isabelle Gordon
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (380)

    Tracker must rescue kidnapped heiress Ari Blake and deliver her safely to the Hell's Eight compound - by any means necessary. Turns out that includes marrying her, if he means to escort her and her infant daughter across the Texas Territory. Tracker hadn't bargained on a wife - especially such a fair, blue-eyed beauty. But the erotic pleasures of the marriage bed more than make up for the surprise....

    Tara says: "The best of the series"
    "Hot and tender"
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    If you could sum up Tracker's Sin in three words, what would they be?

    Good conflict, great strength


    What did you like best about this story?

    Found that sister...


    Have you listened to any of Isabelle Gordon???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It could be better.


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

    I did listen to it in one sitting that's why i love Audiobooks don't get neck ache. listen while walking, gardening, waiting, traveling... extra time is an opportunity.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen to Shadow's story!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unclaimed

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Polly Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (138)

    Handsome, wealthy, and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check… until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he’s waited for all his life.

    SIMARA says: "Ah the power of love..."
    "Love'sPersonal moral dilema at it's best!!"
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    If you could sum up Unclaimed in three words, what would they be?

    Pride, Honesty and Love


    What other book might you compare Unclaimed to and why?

    He that is free of sin... throw the first stone...


    What about Polly Lee???s performance did you like?

    Yes, very much, rhythm, sound, clarity and emphasis.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Others opinion and interior freedom.


    Any additional comments?

    What about Smite?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unveiled

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Rebecca De Leeuw
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (252)

    Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family—and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But instead he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance….

    Kelli says: "Excellent Historical Romance"
    "Fine process of Unveiling on to her own"
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    What did you love best about Unveiled?

    Sweet and firm love.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both Heroine and Hero, the support described by the Author that the Heroe gives the Heroine is a work of art.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    As the Heroine belives in herself.


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

    I did listen to it in one sitting, and cant wait for Unraveled and Unlocked.


    Any additional comments?

    ACX we are waiting for some more of Courtney Milan's books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Chief

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Monica McCarty
    • Narrated By Robert McNab
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (281)

    Best-selling author Monica McCarty transports listeners to the 14th-century Scottish highlands in this dazzling novel. Warrior Tor MacLeod is picked by Robert the Bruce to lead the fight against English rule. Despite Tor’s rigid disposition and devotion to his craft, his new bride is determined to warm his heart.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Overbearing Chief meets Romantic Lass"
    "Exiting and intense"
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    Where does The Chief rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Among the good ones.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main chatacters, The Cheif, Christina and the Ranger.


    What about Robert McNab???s performance did you like?

    Good voices for each one.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Chief and why?

    the way the Chief transformed and his hidden sensitivity.


    Any additional comments?

    Please get the Ranger and the Viper on audio books!!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster: A Cynster Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Matthew Brenher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (182)

    The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Miss Eliza Cynster ... but not until she’s rescued from a daring abduction by the mostunexpected of heroes! Brazenly kidnapped from her sister Heather’s engagement ball, Eliza Cynster is spirited north to Edinburgh. Desperate and determined to escape, she seizes upon the first possible champion who happens along - gentleman scholar Jeremy Carling. Villains and rescues are a far cry from Jeremy’s expertise, yet he cannot abandon a damsel in distress. But danger lurks and hurdles abound in their race....

    A User says: "A great story utilizing different personalitites"
    "Congruent caracters, and great adventure"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Use your credit and enjoy, the Jeremy the shcolar and the Eliza the quiet Cynster make a great love story, growing into their own and living the present.


    What about Matthew Brenher???s performance did you like?

    Matthew Brenher kept the voices and pace perfectly in accordance to the different characters, including Royce, Devil and Tristan. It is the best performance yet.


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

    I listened to this book in two days; it was a great escape and brought me back to value the present.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to hear Angelica's adventure!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue: A Cynster Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Matthew Brenher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (301)

    You are cordially invited to the wedding of Miss Heather Cynster... but not before she encounters kidnappers, danger, and a daring rescue at the hands of Viscount Breckenridge. Determined to hunt down her very own hero, one who will sweep her off her feet and into wedded bliss, and despairing of finding him in London’s staid ballrooms, Heather Cynster steps out of her safe world and boldly attends a racy soiree. But her promising hunt is ruined by the supremely interfering Viscount Breckenridge, who whisks her out of scandal....

    L. Reiner says: "Simon Prebble - come back!!"
    "Happy to be among the Cynsters again!!"
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    I've read all of the Stephanie Laurens??? world stories, and I can see how the whole group, Cynster???s, Black Cobra, Bastion Club and Adair's characters are growing, in this first book of the trilogy the strong willed and full of pride is the talent and the obstacle for love, the psychological process of coming to terms is very well described. I wish it didn't have to take a near death experience to see what really matters. I can???t wait for the next two books of the trilogy. I miss Simon Prebble simply because I became attached to those voices and he was very consistent through the different books, but Mathew Brenher did a great job, I don't think Richard (Scandal) should have such a Scottish accent since he is English, but the pacing and intensity was very well performed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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