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  • A Royal Christmas Wedding

  • By: Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Julie Lyles Carr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

College volleyball star Avery Truitt has not seen her former flame, Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom, since he suddenly pushed her away five years ago. But now the sadness of losing her father and the joy of her sister Susanna's pregnancy have brought Avery back to Brighton just in time for Cathedral City's enchanting Christmas season. Avery knows she can't avoid seeing Colin - now the kingdom's most eligible bachelor - whether or not her heart is ready to relive the pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but ..,,,

  • By Carolyn Gazda on 03-08-17

A great finale

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

And so the series ended and my visit to a loving island kingdom of Briton is come to a close! Who doesn't want to live as a princess and have a life with the knowledge that she lives in the center of God's love and His will? Maybe amidst careers, family and home that is the lesson we are supposed to learn! Thanks for a fantastic reminder! God bless you richly! ❤️🌴😍

  • Dance Upon the Air

  • Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522

When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husband - and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse - one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Romance with a Touch of Magic

  • By AudioAddict on 05-28-13

A magical love story

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

A great mixture of magic and terror! The characters are believable and people you can really root for! I loved it!

  • The Broken Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 5
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

When a brooch is broken, some of its magic is lost. When NYPD detective JL O'Grady is invited to be her brother's plus-one at Montgomery Winery's end-of-harvest gala, she plans to enjoy a fabulous weekend in Napa drinking wine, enjoying sunset dinners on the veranda, and watching her brother's high school basketball tournament. Instead, she's pulled into a murder investigation hauntingly similar to a New York City racketeering and drug case that nearly ended her career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic suspense story set in Napa Valley!

  • By LilMissMolly on 09-27-16

Another family member

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

I am so enjoying this series '. The dialogue and characters are so real and warm! The detail makes the mental movie pop with rich colors and personalities that it's sad to come to the end of the book!

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  • Christmas at Promise Lodge

  • By: Charlotte Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

As Promise Lodge's first wedding arrives, the evidence of a community building a foundation for the future is a cause for celebration. But the bishop's narrow-minded wedding sermon doesn't sit well with the Bender sisters, the town's courageous founders, especially widowed Mattie Schwartz. She believes marriage and family aren't the most important of God's gifts - even if she suspects her tender feelings for Preacher Amos Troyer run deeper than simple friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another outstanding performance

  • By Betty on 08-07-17

The stories continues

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

A new community with a circle of gutsy Christ believing characters. I didn't want it to end! If a bus was heading to Paradise Lodge I would bury my ticket! Thanks for such a great time!!😍

  • Harvest of Blessings

  • The Seasons of the Heart Series, Book 5
  • By: Charlotte Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 110

The tranquil little town of Willow Ridge is facing a startling challenge. Wealthy Nora Glick Landwehr is determined to make it her home again - and put her past to rest. Cast out by her own family, Nora can't reconcile with old Amish ways or her strict father. But she'll do anything to help her community embrace the future and to and make amends to the daughter she had to give up. So she certainly has no time for her reckless new neighbor, Luke Hooley. They disagree about almost everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesomeness

  • By LOK on 04-21-18

Mayberry feeling

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Great characters in the sweet Amish community! People and situations built during the previous books on seasons it's not only a place to visit but it would be a great place to live there!

  • Autumn Winds

  • Seasons of the Heart, Book 2
  • By: Charlotte Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

The leaves are falling, and there's a chill in the air in Willow Ridge, Missouri, the quaint, quiet Amish town where love, loyalty, and faith in the old ways are about to be put to the test. Winds of change are blowing through Willow Ridge, and they're bringing a stranger to the Sweet Seasons Bakery. At first, widowed Miriam Lantz has misgivings about Ben Hooley, a handsome but rootless traveling blacksmith. But as she gets to know the kindhearted newcomer, she wonders if his arrival was providential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • reader overwhelmed

  • By Dawn on 03-11-16

Love Comes to all ages

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Would you listen to Autumn Winds again? Why?

I really enjoyed the people and activity of Willow Ridge.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed the main characters of Ben and Miriam. The caring and understanding to each other and her daughters were very sweet.

Which character – as performed by Susan Boyce – was your favorite?

I really enjoyed Ben's old maid aunt, Jerusalem. With being named after a Biblical city, I am sure it would really strengthen and empower you. Great in your face, strength.

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

Love is wasted on the young.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy the whole series. Great characters!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Prince Warriors

  • By: Priscilla Shirer, Gina Detwiler
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Nora Hunter, Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Xavier, Evan, and their friends have typical lives until they enter a mysterious land called Ahoratos. There they meet their guide, Ruwach, who offers wisdom and direction as the kids' initial adventure begins - an adventure filled with armor and danger and a very real enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suitable action/adventure for me and my 7YO

  • By JMK in Texas on 07-01-17

Nice story

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

Reviewed: 08-29-16

I enjoyed the characters but the allegory was difficult to follow! The kingdom vs the real world is hard to correlate! It sure left themselves open for a sequel but if there is a spiritual lesson learned I would like it to be clearer.

  • Princess Ever After

  • Royal Wedding, Book 2
  • By: Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Eleni Pappageorge
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Regina Beswick was born to be a princess. But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairytales. Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg. When he is tasked to retrieve the long-lost princess, he must overcome his fear of failure in order to secure his nation’s future - and his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Sweet!

  • By Johanna on 07-19-14

It brought me to tears

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

This is book # 2 of the Ever After series! sweeter than a secular tale it is fantastic not only to hear a story about royalty but to a hear a strong story about the building and keeping of a relationship ! The people and kingdom were so artistically written. I would love to move there !

  • Once Upon a Prince

  • The Royal Wedding Series, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Eleni Pappageorge
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

A royal prince. An ordinary girl. An extraordinary royal wedding. Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale. Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess - just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn't going according to plan. When her high-school sweetheart breaks up with her instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what it seems, but so unexpected!

  • By Candace on 03-18-14

a great tale!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoyed the story of girl meets Prince. Not only is it a great story, but it is also a real great allegory for a woman to come into her own through Jesus Christ, and that is also a reminder that we all need.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Once Upon a Prince?

i enjoyed the scene of actually finding the old chapel with just the couple. The dialogue and difficulties were memorable. i loved the mention of real royals such a HRH William and Kate.

What about Eleni Pappageorge’s performance did you like?

She did a great job with the voice and dialogue. The use of the southern/ Georgian drawl was very enjoyable and the more formal European English showed the cultural differences between the 2 leads.

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

Though i usually listen while riding or away, i had to listen at home instead of watching TV because i had to see how to these 2 get together.

  • The Wolf and the Highlander

  • Highland Wishes Book 2
  • By: Jessi Gage
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

Anya's been a bad girl. A vindictive plot against one of her clansmen backfired, resulting in her grave injury. Scarred and crippled, she finds nothing lovely about herself, and doesn't expect anyone else to either. But when a magical wishing box sends her to another dimension, she becomes the most valuable prize imaginable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised

  • By Amy Thomas Sanchez on 03-18-16

Surprised

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

You can take a girl out of the highlands but.... She took the villain Dom part and made her not only like able but someone to cheer for! Great story

5 of 5 people found this review helpful