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seelk

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  • SEAL of My Heart: A SEAL Brotherhood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Kate Morgan is engaged to the most eligible bachelor in Sonoma County, the son of a wealthy wine family in Healdsburg, California. On a flight to visit her sister in Portland she is seated next to a young hard-bodied elite soldier who ignites her insides in a strange attraction she cannot deny. Navy SEAL Tyler Gray plans to spend a weekend home before deploying to North Africa with the rest of his SEAL Team 3. But the conversation with Kate has him rethinking his future.

    Johnny says: "Serendipity on a plane!"
    "Love me some SEALs"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely I would, because is a great story as usual by Ms. Hamilton and is narrated by the awesome voice of JD Hart.


    What other book might you compare SEAL of My Heart to and why?

    There are lots of books out there that have SEALs as main characters, including the ones in the series this is part of, but they are all different, there is no comparison.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I have many, but the one I burst out laughing was where they were in the donut shop and the kiss between Kenny and his girl was described: "... It sounded more like a toilet plunger..." Love it when the author throws these funny descriptions in.


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

    Love at first sight does exist!


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this and all the books in the series. I said it before and saying it again... the books were awesome when I read them, but listening to them narrated by THE VOICE of JD Hart brings them to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Raving Violet

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Valerie Gilbert
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Dead mothers, missing husbands, disgusting dates, perverted "reverends", seductive gurus, infamous ingrates, and cheese thieves. These are just a few of the cast of characters that pepper Valerie Gilbert's true tales in Raving Violet. Enter the world of a solitary but intrepid New Yorker. Orphaned as a young adult, this divorced, smartass metaphysician has sought solace and insight from philosophers, séances, channels and mediums-a path that has, inevitably, led her back to her formidable fortress within.

    seelk says: "Brilliant"
    "Brilliant"
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    The first thing that drew me to this is the narrator's voice! I usually stay away from female narrators, but Ms. Gilbert's voice spoke to me. So much passion, very well spoken, articulate. I started listening out of curiosity, nothing like I listened to before, except Erma Bombeck yeons ago. The stories told by the author from her real life experiences are captivating. Some made me think, some made me laugh out loud and some made me shake my head and what they have in common is that most of us can relate to these. The accents and temperament of the different people she introduces are so wonderfully executed. I loved it all, despite some background noises popping up here and there, but I thought they added to the story. Looking forward to listening to the next one, the Memoirs!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Highland Thunder: Isle of Mull Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lily Baldwin
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A Storm is Coming... Although she faces tragic loss, Brenna will never succumb to grief or fear, nor will she surrender to the one man she despises - the very man who now has the power to control her destiny. Like the storms that rage unchecked over the moors, her fury is about to be unleashed. A Hidden Love... He does not look at her or speak to her, and most importantly, he does not touch her. These are the rules Duncan set for himself long ago to ensure his affection for his best friend's wife remained undetected.

    Virginia F. Smith says: "Loved IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!"
    "Loved it"
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    What a great story and narrated by Paul Woodson made it even better than when I read it. Loved the connection between the main characters, Duncan and Brenna, despite their difficulty in reaching their HEA, but when they finally connect it is wonderful. I love Ms. Baldwin writing style, it pulls me in the story and makes me feel like I am there cheering, laughing, crying along with the characters. Adding the voice of Mr. Woodson made it almost real, his deep voice, full of passion and the Scotish burr makes my heart melt.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deathwatch: Broslin Creek: Broslin Creek, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dana Marton
    • Narrated By Talmadge Ragan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The only person who can identify the most notorious hit man in the country, Kate Bridges is running for her life. Murphy Dolan is in the Army Reserves, returning from his 2nd tour of duty, only to find a stranger hiding in his house. She's scared spitless. He's completely burned-out on violence. Neither of them has any trust left to give.

    seelk says: "good one"
    "good one"
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    First, the story was awesome, the blurb doesn't do it justice. The twists coming when least expected were great, I love that in a book. The main characters, Murph and Kate, were so mismatched at the beginning made me wonder where does the story go, but as the story unfolded I fell in love with them. Great secondary characters, the chief and the mail lady were my fave.
    Dana Marton is a new author-to-me and I like what I see so far, I will be looking for her other books to enjoy. Thank you Ms. Marton.

    As for the narration, I loved Ms. Ragan's voice, not as varied as others I've listened to, but great pitch, very pleasant. The only thing that bugged me is that she has a slight lisp, not sure what it is from, but a few places I had to go back and listen again to the word/s to hear what it was, two places I couldn't make it out even after the third listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Mason Lloyd
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    When her crew is scattered in a run from the law and her ship crashes, exploding into a ball of flames, the injured Olena is forced to find sanctuary on a Galaxy Brides ship. Posing as a blushing “mail-order” bride to elude the bounty hunters that pursue her, Olena finds herself heading to the primitive planet of Qurilixen. But, being a bride isn't something that Olena takes seriously.

    Majbritt Breindal Rasmussen says: "Great story!!"
    "Love me some dragon shifters"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition to be better than the print version?

    I think adding a voice like Mason Lloyd does a lot to the story, brings the characters and story to life, so yes, I think it is better.


    What other book might you compare Dark Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition to and why?

    I liked the other books I listened to in the Dragon Lords and they are great stories, they might be similar, but they all have something unique.


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

    Yes, I did, "The Barbarian Prince" and this is much better. Love his voice, but yet again, fewer times than the last one, the tone didn't match what the character said.


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

    Yes and no... Yes because the story was really good, no because I didn't want it to end. Enjoyable experience.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Ms. Pillow's world of Dragon Lords, I am hooked and I am looking forward to listening to the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rowan's Lady: Clan Graham, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (217)

    The Black Death showed no mercy when it took Rowan Graham’s beautiful, young wife. With his clan nearly decimated, his heart torn to shreds, he is left to raise his newborn daughter alone. Rowan tries to keep the promises he made to Kate on her deathbed, save for one: He is unable to give his heart to another. Lady Arline is forced into yet another arranged marriage - loveless and lonely. Behind Garrick Blackthorn's good looks lies a cruel, vindictive man. She wants nothing more than her marriage to end so that she might gain the freedom she has longed for.

    Virginia F. Smith says: "Super Great!!!"
    "Great story, great audio"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the story when I read it and listening to Brad Wills narrating it makes it even more enjoyable, the characters come alive. He has an incredible versatile voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rowan is my fave in this book, he is what I believe a true Highlander hero to be. Loyal, fierce warrior, with a heart of gold that puts others welfare before his own.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are many, the book as a whole was a delight to read and listen to. It stirred many emotions and that is what I look for in a book.


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

    Yes it was, but real life gets in the way sometimes. I listened to it while on the move. Sometimes I just want to take it slow so it lasts longer and sometimes can't stop because I want to know what happens next.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Suzan Tisdale's books, they are gems and enjoyed every one of them. I think Brad Wills is a great choice to tell them, I love listening to his voice, and this audiobook is no exception.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Perfect Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Libby Hudson
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Nadja Aleksander has everything she could ever want in life, except her freedom. Skipping out on her engagement, to a man her controlling father has chosen for her, Nadja books passage on the first spaceship she can find. Bound for a planet of primitive humanoid males, Nadja plans on finding a simple, hardworking man who will allow her to live out her days in total obscurity.

    Majbritt Breindal Rasmussen says: "great story, well narrated."
    "Pure enjoyment"
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    Where does Perfect Prince: Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks quite far up. The story was awesome, even though at time I wanted to smack Nadja for being so stubborn, but as the story unfolded, I understood more why she was the way she was.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story has dragon shifters, my fave. It had quite a few twists that I didn't expect, made the story more interesting.


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

    I usually try to stay away from female narrators, they just don't do much for me. But... I was pleasantly surprised by Ms. Hudson's awesome voice, she's got a fan in me. Great pitch, characters easily recognizable with the different tones. Very pleasant to listen to.


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

    There were quite a few, but the ending stands out when Nadja and Olek finally accept each other fully, their joy was palpable and I loooove happy endings.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked that scenes from the previous book were recounted from another perspective. It is a great story with lots of depth, suspense, romance and a dash of spice. I am looking forward to listening to the next one. Thank you Ms. Pillow for an awesome book and a great choice in choosing Ms. Hudson to tell it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Bewitch a Highlander: Isle of Mull Series Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lily Baldwin
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    She will protect her identity with her very life if necessary. Who will protect her from herself?

    seelk says: "Beautiful story"
    "Beautiful story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it because it is a very heartfelt story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of To Bewitch a Highlander?

    There were many, but one that stands out is towards the end when they returned from the war and the ship docks. The happy reunions and the mourning of the lost warriors.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Woodson – was your favorite?

    I think Aidan was well performed.


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

    There was a range of emotions, I laughed, I cried, I got angry and felt anticipation.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved Paul Woodson's voice. He has a very pleasing voice, the reason for the 4 stars is because some places the emotion was not there. If it wasn't mentioned that the character was angry or he or she snapped back at somebody, or cried out in happiness, I wouldn't have known from the way it was narrated.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Underworld Lover: The Guardians, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Joshua Brandon, a legendary and powerful rogue dark angel, meets a human woman whose soul he cannot take, and finds something he has not experienced before: love. At the same time, a new director comes to power in the Underworld, who asks for a test of Josh's loyalty by delivering this very woman to him. Melanie Worthington is back among the living, after reeling from the suicide of a close friend.

    Kim says: "Sexy take on Hell and Office Politics"
    "heavenly 2"
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    If you could sum up Underworld Lover in three words, what would they be?

    exciting, sexy, unexpected


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't like Josh in the first book, but he grew on me in this book, by the middle of the book, he burrowed himself in my heart. He is my book boyfriend now :D


    Which character – as performed by J. D. Hart – was your favorite?

    I think JD's performance of all the characters makes hard to choose, but Josh will have to be my fave, and Audrey as a close second.


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

    Love always wins, even in the Underworld!


    Any additional comments?

    A very different prospective in the angel genre. Just as with book one of the series, listening to the audio made a big difference for me from reading it myself. I totally recommend it to even the most picky listeners, I am one too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wee William's Woman: Clan MacDougall. Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Suzan Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn't a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Years ago, after a bonny young lass broke his heart and left his dignity in shreds, he swore never again to put it in such peril. As a testament to his sincerity, he vowed never again to shave his beard. Then he met her.

    Natalie says: "Great story, fantastic narration!"
    "unforgettable, the best one yet"
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    Would you listen to Wee William's Woman again? Why?

    Oh I definitely would! Wee William is my fave character in the whole series and I waited for his audio for seems like forever LOL I think this is the best performance of Brad Wills yet of any I heard so far.


    What other book might you compare Wee William's Woman to and why?

    There is no comparison, each book/audio has a charm and story that keeps it unique, and this one is definitely unique.


    What about Brad Wills’s performance did you like?

    Where do I start? Loved the deep voice, the flexibility of switching from character to character, be that woman, man, child, old or young, English or Scottish accents, I wondered sometimes if there is really only his voice. The passion with which he tells the tale is incredible, pulled me in and didn't let go.


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

    Yes, it was, alas real life interferes sometimes, I also wanted to drag it out so it will last longer.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the book when I read it, but now having listened to it narrated by the incredible voice of Brad Wills, Wee William is burrowed in my heart for good. There will be more times where I will be listening to this audio. Thank you Ms. Tisdale for a great story and Mr. Wills for telling it in such a wonderful and unforgettable way.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Barbarian Prince: Dragon Lords, Book 1 (Anniversary Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michelle M. Pillow
    • Narrated By Mason Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (52)

    Going undercover at a mass wedding as a bartered bride, Morrigan Blake has every intention of getting off the barbaric planet just as soon as it's over. Or, more correctly, just as soon as she captures footage of the mysterious princes rumored to be in attendance. After a euphoric night, Morrigan discovers her spaceship left without her, and Ualan of Draig is claiming she's his wife. It's not exactly the story this reporter had in mind.

    KJ says: "So So, it could have been better."
    "interesting"
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    What did you love best about Barbarian Prince?

    I love that it has my fave shifters, dragons, and it is the reason I picked this up. Interesting mix of the futuristic and shifter with a medieval feel to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ualan of Draig is my fave character, the warrior with a tender heart. Even though Morrigan hurt him so many times, he is so good to her. I also loved the Queen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My fave scene was almost at the end when they were in the closet and she is communicating with her editor.


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

    Not at the beginning, but as it went on, made me want to just sit and listen. to find out what is next. I listened while in the car, while cooking...


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to listen to more on the series with this narrator. Great voice. He did a wonderful job with Ualan and most other characters, but I feel that needed more emotion with Morrigan's voice especially in the love scenes. What she said and what she sounded like didn't quite match.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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