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  • Dawn on a Distant Shore

  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526

Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into their life together at the edge of the New-York wilderness in the winter of 1794. But soon after Elizabeth gives birth to healthy twins, Nathaniel learns that his father has been arrested in British Canada. Forced to leave Hidden Wolf Mountain to help his father in Montreal, Nathaniel himself is imprisoned and in danger of being hanged as a spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great great great

  • By I like to shop on 05-10-16

Stars for review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-16

It is five star. My review has four seats in one column because the last star will not hilight

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gilded Hour

  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 31 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415

The year is 1883, and in New York City it's a time of dizzying splendor, crushing poverty, and tremendous change. With the gravity-defying Brooklyn Bridge nearly complete and New York in the grips of antivice crusader Anthony Comstock, Anna Savard and her cousin, Sophie - both graduates of the Woman's Medical School - treat the city's most vulnerable, even if doing so may put everything they've strived for in jeopardy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Historical romance, surgical implements too!

  • By Annie M. on 09-06-15

Slow start, but a great beginning for a new series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-16

I hope this will be a new series. Into the Wilderness (think that's the first book) started off slow, but like Oliver Stone's movies, or Orson Card's fantasy/sci fi books, she's just setting up the story. I really love her books. Like the Outlander series, Into the Wilderness is a series I will listen to many times. They are always a great go-to series when you just want a nice long inticing story with beautiful narration. I would definitely buy any of her books on audible.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,921

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Different

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-15

It was so refreshing to hear something different. This book has great characters with all their flaws. I enjoyed it.

  • Caden's Vow

  • Hell's Eight, Book 6
  • By: Sarah McCarty
  • Narrated by: Paula Hoffman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

Gunslinger Caden Miller's compadres are becoming a bit too domesticated for his liking. So he's off to Kansas territory to carve out a living and a space of his own - alone, just the way he likes it. Maddie O'Hare has been drawn to Caden ever since she escaped to the Hell's Eight compound from the brothel where she was born and raised. And she's not ready to let him go so easily…until she's captured by his new neighbors.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed Sarah McCarty Fan

  • By cjfalcone on 12-03-12

Pretty Good Overall

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I like the Hell's Eight Series, even though I'm not into some of the sex. Historical Westerns are not that plentiful on Audible. I liked this one and I'll probably listen to it again, I just didn't like it as well as the first few, so I only gave it 3 stars. Still, I would buy it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kissing Sin

  • Riley Jenson, Guardian, Book 2
  • By: Keri Arthur
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

From Melbourne's gleaming skyscrapers to its throbbing nightclubs, Riley Jenson's world is raging with danger and desire. A drop-dead-gorgeous werewolf---with a touch of vamp coursing in her blood---Riley works for an organization created to police the supernatural races. But when she wakes up naked and bruised in a barren alley, she knows only that she must run for her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book. but

  • By randi on 03-11-16

Looks like I got ;my wish...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I wished for a sequel back in 2009 and I got more than I asked for. I like these books. A little kinky, but I like the story behind all the sex!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tin Angel

  • By: Kat Martin
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Cook
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Jessica Taggart had come West seeking adventure, and no hard-drinking, easy-living rogue like Jake Weston was going to stop her from finding it - even if it meant being his partner in the Tin Angel, the most notorious brothel on the Barbary coast. Even if that meant she had to resist his sensual seduction.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By Judy on 07-24-09

Good old west romance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-13

Would you listen to Tin Angel again? Why?

I wish I could find more of these on Audible. I'm so tired of British period romance novels I could...well, I don't know what. This was a great book and I've listened to it many times over the years.

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

Yes.

  • The Touch of Fire

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

Rafe McCay has a bullet in his side and a bounty hunter on his tail. Since there are few doctors in the Arizona Territory, he takes what he can get. Pointing a gun at Dr. Annie Parker, he abducts her into the mountains so she can tend his wounds. In this dangerous wilderness world, Rafe wakens in Annie a woman's hungry desire, as Annie finds a man wounded in soul as well as body. Her healing touch brings him new hope, but the secrets of the past still pursue them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Balls of Fire!

  • By Maria on 10-14-12

A really good historical western romance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-13

If you could sum up The Touch of Fire in three words, what would they be?

It's not the lonesome Dove saga, however, it is a good 19th century American romance. I'm so tired of the Regency era, I could just explode.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yessir. I didn't have to hear about Bathe or Whitehall and there were no Lords or Ladies.

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

Yep. Pretty good.

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

Oh bother, "The doctor and the outlaw." I have no idea. Now if this was a regency novel it would be, "I have no idear".

Any additional comments?

Please, let's not all be juvenile and correct my errors. Seriously, this is one I like.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Holiday in Stone Creek

  • By: Linda Lael Miller
  • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O’Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially rugged architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia’s uncanny bond with his daughter Sophie’s pony, Butterpie, has him questioning her sanity, while she wonders if he’s not just a drugstore cowboy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth the credit

  • By Kimberly L Williams on 11-26-11

Sp worth the credit.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Absolutely. Good books take you into another place for a little while so you can forget about all your problems.

If you’ve listened to books by Linda Lael Miller before, how does this one compare?

This one is a little different. A little Dr. Doolittle "y" The story is still fun loving..

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was fine.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Sure, but then I'm a movie nut, too.

Any additional comments?

Unless, you're looking for a typical contemporary Linda book, you'll like it. It has all her charm and a little extra something.

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,317

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suprizingly entertaining

  • By Konstantin on 02-17-12

Love this writer.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-12

Where does Monster Hunter International rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have have to say this rates pretty high for this genre. It was a really pleasant surprise.
Narration was great!

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Lone Texan

  • A Whispering Mountain Novel
  • By: Jodi Thomas
  • Narrated by: Linda Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

The Lone Texan features Sage McMurray, a recent widow whose life is about to take another unexpected turn. One would think that the loss of a husband was plenty for anyone to deal with, but then Sage is taken hostage in a robbery and auctioned off to the highest bidder. The bidder in question, however, has more than a few surprises in store.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ready for Your Grandma to Read you a Romance?

  • By Anonymous User on 12-27-11

Not a strong narrator, but more than passable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-12

Where does The Lone Texan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I like the series. Hard to find historical westerns.

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

I like her fine. She's not Anna Fields, but then, who is?