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  • Mists of the Serengeti

  • By: Leylah Attar
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Megan Tusing
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming. Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling. Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti - children who are worth more dead than alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-07-18

4.2 Stars - Very enjoyable and a very CR

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

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

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Mists of the Serengeti is mostly a low in (relationship-) angst and overall a nice pretty easygoing love story to just simply enjoy and keep reading. Of course there are some sadness, sad family losses and sudden death to start with, but it solves in its own ways. We end with dried tears, huge promising love and new chances. — Best of all; it is not a overly long, not a overly complicated or a overly steamy smexy romance book. But I got enough nice steam and heat to get the feel of a yummy romance.

Mists of the Serengeti let me with the feeling of kindhearted sweetness with two main characters and a couple of second characters to sincerely like and feel for. It also gave me some hours when I was hooked in a intriguing plot (“albino children mystery”) told with high speed suspense at times.

My summary:
• All in all a yummy good holiday read when you like me enjoy to spend time with nice heartwarming love stories.
• This 12 hours audiobook is very well narrated by Zachary Webber and Megan Tusing.
• Recommended for old fashion romantic girls and ladies ... actually all kind of fans of contemporary romances.

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  • A Bachelor Establishment

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395

High adventure and dark mystery combine in a sparkling historical romance, by Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay from The Chronicles of St. Mary's. Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever and well-plotted Regency Romance

  • By Hope on 09-17-15

3.5 Stars - Enjoying and lighthearted romance

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Would you try another book from Jodi Taylor and/or Anna Bentinck?

Yes

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Narrator: In my opinion well enough narrated by Anna Bentinck. She does it very well but I’m sorry to say I just didn’t like her choice of voices at all times. ... Perhaps I sometimes felt that it became a bit too ridiculous female and at times a bit too exaggerated, and maybe another voice for example the heroine would have made me more convinced.

Any additional comments?

A well-thought-out story with a interesting enough refreshing puzzle dissolution at the end. Adult feel, a spiritual language with much irony between the main characters and main characters to feel for. All in all a very lovely not too long novel with both an old crime to solve, strange new events, suspense and gunfire, at least two romantic romances to cross your fingers for, and best of all some nicely told traditional British social gatherings at castles and mansions.

Easy done, quite short and much fun. ~ Oh yes, I’m happy about this one. I giggled a lot and sincerely had a satisfied little smile in my face most time. I’m not overwhelmed about the audiobook narrators choice of character voices but in all good enough.

  • Whack-a-Mole

  • John Ceepak, Book 3
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

John Ceepak and Danny Boyle return with the hunt for a long-dormant serial killer who might be ready to strike again. An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven pits Ceepak against a killer with a code just as rigid as his own. When the killer targets his next victim, the consequences becomes dire for Ceepak and Boyle. This is a game they must win.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series gets better and better

  • By Bernadette on 01-17-10

So much fun!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Funny and geeky as always. Great narrated (applauses) but a bit more creepy mystery case than in the first two. Looking forward to continue with the fourth part. — My favorites cops right now. Ceepak is just like nobody. Love him. ...and dear Danny.

  • A Disappearance in Drury Lane

  • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Late December, 1818: As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares for his upcoming wedding, his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, comes to him about an actress friend who's gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will pit him against men who think nothing of abduction, assault, or sending incendiary devices to the innocent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just adore Captain Lacey

  • By Tracey A. Kassman on 04-15-17

Enjoying listening as always

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

Oh gosh, I like my dear limping Captain and his great narrator. Looking forward to next adventure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blackmoore

  • By: Julianne Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956

Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXQUISITE!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 09-22-13

Absolutely perfect!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

5 huge stars without doubt. — This was surely a great and grand romantic historical novel. Narrated in the best way imaginable and 10 really enjoying listening hours. My big applause!!

  • Murder in a Mill Town

  • Nell Sweeney Mystery , Book 2
  • By: P.B. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Leigh Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Nell Sweeney, a young Irish-born governess in post-Civil War Boston, may not have much, but she does possess both a keen mind and a brave heart. As governess to the wealthy Hewitt family, she finds plenty of opportunities to use both - especially when the seamy side of society shows itself. The lowborn Fallons come to Viola Hewitt with a desperate plea for help. Their wayward daughter, Bridget, a pretty young employee of Hewitt Mills and Dye Works, hasn’t been seen for days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An all time fave in a whole new way

  • By Punky585 on 09-18-14

My new favorite historical crime series! - 4.4 Stars

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16


Very enjoying audio-listening again...
The Nell Sweeney Mysteries is maybe my favorite historical crime series right now. I love to be with these terrific fiction characters and I just want more audio-hours with this lovely narrator.

Murder in a Mill Town brings a new mystery case for Nell Sweeney. — A young worker woman has very strangely suddenly disappeared. Her parents, mother at least, are worried and they are visiting the Hewitt's townhouse to ask the Lady of the house for help. ...Their daughter was working at the Hewitt family's big textile mill. — We also learn more about Nel's past and Duncan.

# A new good mystery case. I wasn't sure who was the evil villain until the very last end and it was both exciting and thrilling heartbreaking.

# Best of course the slowly developing so very interesting relationship between Nell and Will.

Not a romance series but this is for sure for me. Looking forward to start the third audiobook "Death on Beacon Hill" really soon.

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  • Once Upon a Marquess

  • Worth Saga, Volume 1
  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Christian Trent, the Marquess of Ashford - the man who spent summers at her family home, who kissed her one magical night...and then heartlessly ruined her father. But when a tricky business matter arises, he's the only one she can ask for help. With any luck, he'll engage a servant to take care of the matter, and she won't even have to talk with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical H & H - And well written.

  • By Cate F. on 03-12-16

3 1/2 Stars - Nice enough but not impressive good...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

3 1/2 Stars - Nice enough but not impressive good as a CM rightly should be. Luckily is this audio-narrator fabulous and simply perfect.

It is sad to write about a Milan historical but maybe is "Once Upon a Marquess" a bit too casual gray, pale and sad for me. Maybe was it filled with too much depressing facts, lacking in the truly (shimmering grand pink) romantic part and too much a story about day to day problems for a tired older poor sister. There are a lot of problems, hate, trouble, kittens, siblings, grieving, old depressing stuff and maybe also too many back flashes for my taste. I expected more. I know I rightly can.

Finally: I looooove to listen to Ms Rosalyn Landor, I sincerely admire Ms Courtney Milan's great writing AND I will continue this new CM series. A promising start. I'm sure there will be future great books.

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  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,969

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!

  • By Barbara on 01-14-12

A solid good old fashioned spy mystery. Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Any additional comments?

**4 Stars**

Yes, of course you feel that it's been 45 years since "The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax" first was published, but this was excellent. Truly enjoying audiobook entertainment in the old school spy thriller genre. Not always believable but with heart. Add a FANTASTIC narration from Mrs Rosenblat.

Gosh, so much fun! ~ Even old housewife ladies perform great deeds and surprise you in the case of national security.

I LIKE - grannies with gunpowder

  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rain on 12-23-15

Twenty hours but so much fun!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

Indescribable and Incomparable. Simply crazy Fun and Fabulous. I couldn't but love them all. — A "I'll never forget it" story.

  • A Duke of Her Own

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

A duke must choose wisely.... Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly - and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Started s l o w... Ended great!

  • By SIMARA on 02-13-13

Fun and entertaining!!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-15

"A Duke of Her Own" is truly a delightfully easy-listening audiobook. As much comedy as a romance, with subtle fun and very sympathetic heroes and heroines. A bit like a traditional chamber play with a grand HEA end. ~ I enjoyed a lot.

I LIKE - comic hilarious love-adventures in old-time castles..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful