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seelk

books are my drug of choice :D

Burlington, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2014

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  • Highland Fire: Guardians of the Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tanya Anne Crosby
    • Narrated By James Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (83)

    For two centuries, Aidan dún Scoti's kinsmen have guarded Scotland's greatest secret, the real Stone of Destiny. Now King David seeks an alliance with the mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt him--the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan... Cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, Lleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to... she is also the one woman who may bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.

    Persis says: "Amazing!!"
    "What a book! What a voice!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I definitely recommend this book! Why? The story is really good and listening to the amazing voice of James Gillies makes it even better. He brings it to life with passion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Highland Fire?

    I think the end is memorable. It is a twist I didn't expect. Loved it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the book as a whole, my favourite is where Lileas and Aidan are in his chamber on their wedding night.


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

    I can say I practically did with one or two breaks, I listened well into the night and next morning on the way to work.


    Any additional comments?

    I think it was a great choice by the author to have James Gillies tell her story. Wonderful story told by a passionate voice. I am looking forward to listen more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Classic Love Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage
    Overall
    (2135)
    Performance
    (1905)
    Story
    (1820)

    For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

    vc says: "Wonderful recitation by Richard Armitage"
    "love"
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    A great collection of poems narrated by Richard Armitage. I was pleasantly surprised, I love his voice and the way he told the poems with passion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Courage: Duncurra, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ceci Giltenan
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    Her parents want a betrothal, but Mairead MacKenzie can't get married without revealing her secret, and no man will wed her once he knows. Plain in comparison to her siblings and extremely reserved, Mairead has been called "MacKenzie's Mouse" since she was a child. No one knows the reason for her timidity and she would just as soon keep it that way. When her parents arrange a betrothal to Laird Tadhg Matheson, she is horrified.

    Rhonda says: "This one was excellent"
    "another great listen"
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    This story so wonderfully written. I fell in love with Tadhg in the first book and Mairead is a wonderful choice to be his wife. Their story is a true love story, the way it should be. Despite many obstacles, they stayed true and believed in each other and the end was a welcome surprise, it left me smiling. I highly recommend to buy and read the books by Ceci Giltenan, she is a great storyteller. Congrats on your choice of narrators, Ms. Giltenan!
    Listening to Tadhg come alive thru Paul Woodson's voice made me fall in love with him even more. Thank you Mr. Woodson for another great audio experience. Looking forward to more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Solution

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ceci Giltenan
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (128)

    Niall MacIan, a Highland laird, desperately needs funds to save his impoverished clan. Lady Katherine Ruthven, a lowland heiress, is rumored to be "unmarriageable"and her uncle hopes to be granted her title and lands when the king sends her to a convent. King David II anxious to strengthen his alliances sees a solution that will give Ruthven the title he wants, and MacIan the money he needs. Laird MacIan will receive Lady Katherine's hand along with her substantial dowry and her uncle will receive her lands and title.

    Virginia F. Smith says: "Loved it."
    "great listen"
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    I loved the story when I read it last year and listening to it told in the sexy brogue of Paul Woodson I wish I could give it a few more stars.

    Niall is loveable, but I am glad he finally smartened up, I felt like smacking him upside the head sometimes. Katherine is such a strong woman enduring the hardship of her life with her cruel uncle, but retaining her giving heart. I am glad she's got Niall. The story is sad in parts, very intense in others, mixed with some loving moments and with a very happy ending.

    Mr. Woodson is really bringing this story to life, his accents, pitches, emotions come across beautifully. You got to listen to this!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Audiobook Blunders: The Books In Motion 'Gag Reel'

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Books In Motion
    • Narrated By Kris Faulkner, Cameron Beierle, Jerry Sciarrio, and others
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes during an audiobook recording session? Here is your opportunity to find out! Sometimes the words don't flow quite as easily as you would think, and when the performers run into a tongue twister, the results can be hilarious and bring out the true personalities of our readers.

    dub says: "Ever wondered how great narrators remain suave?"
    "hilarious"
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    I found this audio while checking out Rebecca Cook's audiobooks, love her voice.

    I laughed so hard at this collection, tears were running down my face and ended up with a tummy ache LOL I loved it. Thank you to whoever came up with the idea and all the awesome narrators (thank you Ms. Cook) who allowed their bloopers to be added. I could have done without hearing the burping scenes, but that is one of my pet peeves and nothing to do with how awesome this audio is. I hope there will be more. Thank you for the giggles and LOLs

    Recommending with 5 stars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good with His Hands

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Suzy Lexington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Photographer Teresa Kelley is on assignment to shoot old ghost towns and desert scenery. What she doesn't anticipate is that scenery, including the delicious Max Draper. The sizzling desert sun isn't the only thing heating up the abandoned mining town when the hot, muscled, and oh-so-sexy mechanic offers to give her a hand. Dusty floorboards and ghost tales aside, Teresa finds herself on the other end of the lens when she and Max are caught in flagrante delicto by an unexpected...assistant.

    Kim says: "Hot Hot Hot.. Not safe for driving to work"
    "a hot quickie :)"
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    A very short audio with hot sexy scenes and a touch of paranormal. Teresa and Max have the instant chemistry that turns their fling to a maybe HEA hinted at the end. The naughty ghost was a great addition. Loved Suzy Lexington's voice, perky and exciting, but it needs a bit more differentiation between the character voices. A few more pauses between scenes would help to separate them, I had to rewind a few times, the change was so sudden.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady's Man

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Tanya Anne Crosby
    • Narrated By Braden Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Hoping that saying goodbye will be easier if she can connect with her gram's beloved childhood home, Annie Franklin chose July 4th weekend to bring her Gram's ashes to Folly Beach, South Carolina. Thanks to one very intuitive dog and a handsome stranger, Annie discovers that 'letting go' has as much to do with embracing the present as it does with shedding the past.

    Jody W. says: "I really loved this story!!"
    "short and sweet"
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    Pleasantly surprised. This story is short, but sweet and satisfying. I just love Braden Wright's voice, the warm and tingly feeling I got with all his audiobooks I listened to. Annie and James are quite a pair, with a rocky start, a few twists in between, and a HEA, I really enjoyed it. Recommending with 5 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Assassin's Wife: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Roger Weston
    • Narrated By Kitty Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Drama professor Meg Coles is in a state of shock after her husband is terminated and she barely escapes the killers. Now she is on the run, on the F.B.I.'s most wanted list, and a fugitive of the law and of government assassins. She learns that she knows very little about the man she's been married to for ten years. She must become a criminal to survive and to find out the truth, and she must get answers before the death teams silence her permanently.

    Tony says: "Fun Story of with a Strong Female Character"
    "almost thrilling"
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    What made me keep listening to the story more than anything is the voice of Kitty Hendrix. Great nuances, pitches, and the way she portrayed the feelings of each character and situations they found themselves in is remarkable. The story is thrilling, every time my heart turned to its normal pace there was a twist in the story to make it beat fast again. I find it quite unbelievable that Meg, the main female character, learns to survive and do the things she did in such a short time, but I give her the benefit of the doubt. She is intelligent and strong, I loved her perseverance and drive to uncover the truth and close the case which was the cause of her husban's death, she wins despite the deadly obstacles thrown in her path. I like happy endings and there is a hint of that at the end.
    Would I listen to another of Mr. Weston's books? Most likely, if Ms. Hendrix is the narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Emerald Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Lesley Parkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Whetshire Fortress, Wessex, A.D. 1171: Since birth Lady Ginevra has been betrothed to Lord Wolfram, second son to the Count of Whetshire. There was never any question as to whom she would marry or who she would be. Life has been mapped out for her and she's going to live happily ever after as a Countess. However, there is one complication to her plans. Her rogue of a future husband isn't taking to their life together with open arms. In fact, he seems to enjoy finding reasons to put the nuptials off.

    Kim says: "Thankfully marriages aren't arranged anymore!"
    "engaging story"
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    At first I wasn't sure if the narrator's voice was really compatible with the story, but as I got more into the story I realized Ms. Parkin's narration was pretty good, showing emotions, the various characters were easy to recognize. This genre is not in my top five to read because of the rules and codes of the society of this era, the way the women of every class were treated, but the author created a world that once you step in, it is hard to leave. Ms. Pillow's writing style is quite engaging and the story of Wolf and Gen made me feel many emotions, especially frustration at the main characters and their miscommunication. It took many conflicts and much heartbreak to get them to see each other as they were meant to and finally have their HEA. I laughed at their antics as children, I cried at some pretty sad moments, I was cheering on when the men where in battle, and I got really mad at some of the secondary characters for their misguided meddling in the couple's lives. I am quite happy that I stuck with the story, would recommend it to the readers of this genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The MacKinnon's Bride: Highland Brides, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tanya Anne Crosby
    • Narrated By Braden Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (194)

    Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad's return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil. FitzSimon's daughter has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father--yet never would she have imagined he would forsake his only daughter.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Two Torn Hearts One Fun Adventure"
    "Excellent"
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    I loved this book when I read it a few years ago, but listening to it read by Braden Wright blew me away. Just the right amount of raspy with a healthy does of warmth, Mr. Wright's voice is the perfect choice for this story, it made me feel warm and tingly... and the singing he does... *sigh* I played those parts back a few times. The voices of the characters were well differentiated, I especially loved Iain's voice, also old Angus' voice. The emotions came thru clearly which for me is important. I find nothing worse when I hear the word but not the emotion behind it. This story of Iain and Page is a a good mix of romance, mystery, betrayal, redemption, revenge and a dash of hilarity ending with a HEA. Thank you for a great listening experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Impatient Lord: Dragon Lords, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Melissa Barr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Riona Grey lives life on her own terms, traveling wherever the next spaceship is flying and doing what she must in order to get by. When her luck turns sour, she finds herself on a bridal ship heading to a marriage ceremony. A planet full of dragon shifters seeking mates wasn’t exactly what she had in mind as a final destination.

    ecocat says: "Lord Mirek's Bride Awaken from Her Coma"
    "impatient, but lovable"
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    Loved the story of Mirek and Riona. In the previous book, I didn't really like Riona, but she redeemed herself in this one. She is strong, funny, mischievous and fun loving, keeping Mirek on his toes after scaring him by falling into a coma. Mirek is so lovable and fun, he is so loyal to her, caring for her for months. Loved their banter, their bedroom talk. Loved how the story unfolded and it wasn't predictable, which made the book more exciting. I like that in every book in the series we get to read beyond the HEA ending of the couple from previous books and the further we get into the series the more of the big picture is revealed.
    I wasn't sure about Melissa Barr's voice at the beginning, but she drew me into the story with her various voices and enthusiasm. Really enjoyed her telling the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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