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  • The Wild One

  • The De Montforte Brothers
  • By: Danelle Harmon
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother's American fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wild One First Book of a great Series

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-27-14

Good narration brings life to bland story

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wild One to be better than the print version?

Yes, I have read the story and it just seemed a little blasé to me a young widow Juliet with her infant daughter decides to leave America to give her daughter a name and be recognized by the all powerful de Montforte family unfortunately through a botched robbery she meets Lord Gareth de Montforte known as the wild one. Despite both of them saving each other and the fascination that Juliet holds for Gareth can she avoid falling for him as well? In fact I didn't really care for the story all that much but when I listen to the story it just makes the story come alive and I enjoy it that much more.

What did you like best about this story?

I think I liked the most about the story when Gareth actually found himself and learned how to stand up for himself. I think it took too long and awhile Gareth seemed like such a boy that throughout the book I kept waiting for him to grow up but when he did better late than never.

What about David Stifel’s performance did you like?

Mr. David Stifel's voice has an almost soothing quality yet a sort of presence to it. I enjoyed all the other minor characters that Mr. Stifel voiced. The story didn't have a stilted reading feel to it but a nice even flow to it. I even liked how he voiced Juliet even though she sounded a little bit shrewish to me at times. Maybe it was because she had to be the grown up while Gareth was the young immature boy portrayed.

If you could rename The Wild One, what would you call it?

The immature young rakish lord grows up.

Any additional comments?

I might have received this as a gift from the author Ms. Harmon but even if I wasn't gifted the audio book I still would have brought it. This makes me curious to purchase and listen to her other stories because even if the story doesn't impress me much if you have a good narrator it can make or break the story.

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  • Mail-Order Brides of the West

  • Trudy
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

The well-educated daughter of a lawyer, Trudy Bauer arrives at the St. Louis based Mail-Order Brides of the West agency full of excitement for an adventure of a lifetime. She befriends the agency's maid, Evie Davenport, and the two form a strong and lasting friendship. They vow to stay in contact through letters when Evie takes hold of her destiny and arranges a marriage on the sly. Each brave young woman is ready to face whatever an unknown groom and life in Montana can throw her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a sweet story!!

  • By Jody W. on 01-27-15

Such a wonderful book and great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-15

What made the experience of listening to Mail-Order Brides of the West the most enjoyable?

Despite not physically reading the story which is a poor oversight on my part due to thinking this being a book that I would not like I have grossly misjudged this book until Ms. Debra Holland gifted it to me, making me really think to not judge books of this genre. Trudy decides to leave her safe sheltered haven to be a mail ordered bride and in doing so becomes the bride for Seth. I just loved Trudy from the get go she seemed like such a warm caring person who is not only brave but full of hope and dreams someone I could become friends with easily. Seth on the other hand yes he was the handsome strong silent introspective type but also had quite a few secrets for my taste since he is not totally honest with Trudy kind of bothered me which I couldn’t really understand him on one hand especially since there was such strong attraction between the two and could possibly destroy their fragile fledgling relationship.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well besides Gertrude or Trudy the female heroine of course and is a given. Evie one of Trudy’s friends just intrigued me. Trudy and Evie want to remain friends even though both of them are being married have decided that they will always be friends also they give each other support even with their situations. Plus I just suspect that there is more to her than meets the eye.

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

For some reason it was easier to imagine the scenes the things that the characters do in everyday life but some of the hardships that they had to live through to survive was not only difficult to be a mail order bride but living on the American frontier. Also Ms. Lara Asmundson was able to bring such depth and different vocalizations for every single character that all the characters instantly came to life.

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

There are two parts of the book that really got to me. Seth has kept his saloon mistress that he thought he had feelings for before Trudy a secret but when they finally come to light and Trudy figures out that there was something between them that I really felt for Trudy and wanted to slap and beg for Trudy to please leave him and go home. The other one was the hidden physical secret abuse between Evie and Chance is hinted at and makes me eager to find out what exactly happens to Evie.

Any additional comments?

As I stated above that I received this audio book as a gift from the author herself. This was a wonderful book despite me not reading very many in this historical western romance genre but this was really a good story with strong wonderful characters whether they are major or minor Ms. Debra Holland really writes very well and I will definitely purchase more books whatever they may be.

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  • The Dark One: Dark Knight

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Jim McCabe
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

It is A.D. 1486. Fresh from his treacherous turning of the tides against Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth, Sir Gaston de Russe's reputation is dark and dirty. Those loyal to Richard hate him and those loyal to Henry Tudor fear him. He is, after all, The Dark One. In order to gain a strong foothold in Yorkshire, Henry sends Gaston to one of the largest fortresses in the north, a massive bastion called Mt. Holyoak Castle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved, loved, loved this book...............

  • By Jay on 03-08-15

Great Story and Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

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

Yes I would recommend the story not just the book but the audio book as well. This is just a wonderful epic long read that is well worth a listen! Mr. McCabe has a great voice that works both as a narrator and to play some of the characters too. Gaston the imposing handsome English much loved knight known as the dark one dark knight is not only feared but respected by everyone is sent and honored by King Henry to Mt. Holyoak Castle. Gaston is at first apprehensive but goes and in so doing meets the beautiful but scared lady and heroine Remington. Gaston who at first lets no one especially a mere woman affects him but instantly Gaston can’t resist her and falls hard for her. Can Gaston fight all the forces that try to keep them apart?

Who was your favorite character and why?

In the book it was just Rory and Arik so just like in the audio book it was still the same. I loved Rory and her spirit. In fact most of the time I just wanted to go with her to play tricks on all the knights too. I also loved Arik who was Gaston’s best friend and I loved his astute observations of Gaston. I also wanted to hear his wise wisdom to call things as they were especially when it came to him.

Which character – as performed by Jim McCabe – was your favorite?

Unfortunately it would have to be Gaston. I just loved the way Mr. McCabe’s deep baritone voice but somewhat menacing tone he used for him. Even though he makes Gaston this mean scary guy there is a small trace of tenderness in there that pulls you in and makes you totally trust him.

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

There are parts of the book that are funny but one part sticks out in my mind. There is a part in the book just like the audio book there is a scene that I still have not gotten over or even forgiven Ms. Le Veque for; two of the minor characters Rory and Arik are killed in the book. I just didn’t want this to happen I loved those two the camaderie the friendships even their development as characters. I was so upset that I was just crying not only in frustration but grief over their losses and even tried to take my kindle and throw it against the wall.

Any additional comments?

I received this audio book as a gift from Ms. Le Veque and even if I would have not received it as a gift I still would have brought the audio book.

  • His Reckless Bargain: (The Raveneau Novels, Book 3)

  • By: Cynthia Wright
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Nathan Raveneau, son of Andre & Devon (Silver Storm), is known as "The Scapegrace" in Regency London for his rakish exploits and devastating good looks. He is also a sea captain with an estate on Barbados. To gain land near his enemy, Xavier Crowe, Raveneau agrees to act as protector to headstrong Adrienne Beauvisage - and keep her chaste until her 21st birthday.

Adrienne is both outraged and intrigued by the man who calls himself Nathan Essex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very enjoyable sags continues...

  • By Terri on 01-13-15

Similar to the first but still good!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

What made the experience of listening to His Reckless Bargain: (The Raveneau Novels, Book 3) the most enjoyable?

I haven’t read the book unfortunately and for a while nothing could surpass the first book for me in the rakes and rebels series silver storm but this was wrong of me to think so. This is almost as enjoyable as the first book silver storm. Yes, it is somewhat similar but Ms Wright knows how to bring this story alive with wonderful places and amazing fully developed characters. Captain Nathan Raveneau the handsome arrogant hero is tasked by the beautiful adventurous heroine Adrienne’s father to keep Adrienne chaste until her twenty-first birthday. Can Nathan avoid the attraction he has for Adrienne while also keeping her safe from someone that wants to do her harm?

Who was your favorite character and why?

Secretly it’s the compelling handsome pirate Andre Raveneau that enthralls me in the first book. So in this book his son Nathan Raveneau I couldn’t see him like Andre and feel for him like I did Andre but as the book progressed I ended up liking the story and the characters. Andre even makes an appearance in this book and even though he is much older I still enjoy him. I did like Nathan and Adrienne they are really amazing together. In the end I did end up being charmed by and having a small crush on Nathan too.

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

Ms. Emily Beresford has a whimsical tone and quality to her voice making Adrienne easily imaginable. Ms. Beresford also brings some of the emotions easily felt in her voice. I did have a problem trying to imagine Nathan though and wonder if a male narrator would of been a better choice to bring more to the story.

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

I did laugh mostly with some of the antics of the characters as opposed to cry to a few times with certain parts of the story. True there are some parts that are truly horrific, scary and sad but mostly the book was just a feel good book.

Any additional comments?

I was gifted this audio book from Ms. Cynthia Wright but I should never have bypassed this book. If I wasn't gifted this book by Ms. Wright I would of eventually gotten it in audio because it really is good! I will also get the ebook to read since I enjoyed the story so much as well.

  • Purgatory

  • American Heroes, Book 3
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Wayne Paige
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

When romance author Elliot Jentry's husband is killed in the line of duty, Elliot decides to leave the painful memories behind and move to Louisiana with her two children. She purchases a derelict plantation home in the hopes of starting a new life. The old home, originally named Sophie but now known as Purgatory, was owned by the family of pirate Louis-Michel Aury for 200 years. The old house, built with the blood money of pirates, is full of legends and ghosts, as Elliot quickly discovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This hero has the perfect audio performer

  • By Jan on 05-30-15

Lovely southern cajun vocal tone brings it to life

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

What did you love best about Purgatory?

I usually don’t read or listen to a lot of contemporary romances since a few of the ones I have read or listen to are too close to reality for my liking. I like to read or listen to escape my daily life. In fact this is probably the only contemporary audio book that I currently have. I think what really made this story such a wonderful one to listen too was not only the wonderful narrator but the characters. The handsome totally southern gentleman sheriff hero Nash instantly came alive for me while listening to Mr. Wayne Paige. This is exactly what I imagined Nash to sound like! Plus, the story’s setting was just easily imaginable. I could easily see that great mysterious Victorian plantation house with the willows around it the history, the bayou, the alligators, the French quarter and Louisiana made me feel as if I was actually there. Yes, I would be eating barbeque alligator with Alec!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Purgatory?

The heroine Elliott moves from California to be close to her daughter who is going to college in Louisiana, to not only get away from the death of her past husband and start a new life with her teenage son. Elliot purchases and plans to fix up an old Victorian plantation home and in doing this meets the former owner and local sheriff the hero Nash. For me the most memorable part of the story was when Nash, Elliott and Dr. Clarke finally got purgatory back to its former glory and finally brought peace to Sophie and her children.

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

No this is actually my first time of getting to experience and listen to Mr. Wayne Paige’s lovely southern cajun Louisiana drawl, accent and narration. After listening to him do such a wonderful job of narrating I would definitely enjoy listening to him again and will get more audio books with him narrating.

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

No there isn’t enough time for me to listen to the entire book in one sitting it is just not feasible for me. Plus, I like to repeat certain parts of the book over and over again if I don’t process that part of the book as quickly as I should for the story to make sense to me.

Any additional comments?

Ms. Kathryn Le Veque despite being mostly a medieval romance author which in all honesty I love those stories of hers the best! Still Ms. Le Veque is able to tell such a fascinating compelling contemporary love story that even though I don’t read a lot of contemporaries I have read all of hers and enjoy every single one! I will definitely get more of her contemporary romances in audio books as well.

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  • Beauty and the Barbarian

  • Highland Force, Book 3
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Born with the mark of the devil, Merrin has been hidden on the islet of Eilean Fladda for near 20 years. When the body of a Highlander washes ashore, the innocent lass presumes him dead. Brushing the hair from the rugged warrior's face, her fingers connect with warm flesh. Warm. Ian MacLeod wakes to a woman so radiant, he believes her an angel. But when the lass recoils from him, he fears she knows of his evil deeds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Nicole Laverdure on 12-02-14

Narrator voice makes the hero easily imaginable!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Beauty and the Barbarian to be better than the print version?

In a sense yes Mr. Brad Wills the narrator really brings the book to life. I can easily imagine the handsome brawny larger than life hero Ian MacLeod. Ian who is on the run from his uncle’s henchman is shot in the back. He is washed ashore and meets the beauteous but marked healer heroine Merrin Ian is also unconscious and bleeding to death. When Merrin discovers that Ian is not dead but alive she takes care of him which puts her at risk. Ian who has a secret can’t avoid Merrin’s allure but Merrin also has a secret too. After listenting to Mr. Wills narration of this story this is what I imagined what Ian would sound like and Mr. Wills sounds distinctly Scottish well at least to me.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beauty and the Barbarian?

For me it was when Merrin discovered Ian who is washed up on the beach she notices his kilt hiked up on his thighs and notices how big Ian’s male package is. I think I laughed for about 10 minutes and my face turned red that I bookmarked that spot. The only bad thing was I was listening at a slow time at work so here I had my ear plugs in listening to that part with me laughing maniacally and my face is all red. Okay I admit it the first part of the book did get me a little bit hot and bothered especially in the descriptions of Ian. Another time was when Merrin was making the tincture attempting to stop the strange illness affecting the clan. Mr. Wills had such a despair and desperation to his voice that I was hoping that no one was going to die before Merrin found a cure.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Merrin is giving Ian a bath and washes his private area. Ian can’t help his erection and Merrin states “merciful father ye’re like a stallion with a mare in heat,” but Ian begs Merrin to not stop I blushed and giggled for five minutes picturing the very vivid scene in my mind admiring Merrin for her gumption in washing such a man as Ian and not losing her nerve. I couldn’t help but wonder what Mr. Wills thought of when he got to that part which made me laugh even harder.

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

I always wondered why the title of the book was called the beauty and the barbarian when I think it should be the witch and the highlander or the marked beauty and the highlander but then maybe that would tell too much about the story.

Any additional comments?

I was gifted this audio edition of this book from Ms. Jarecki from a contest on her website but even if I didn’t get it as a gift I would definitely buy it not only for the action packed story that Ms. Jarecki tells but also Mr. Wills amazing voice talent and narration of such a wonderful story. I think he could make reading the calorie content of a food or even a school textbook enticing! I really just love Mr. Wills’s deep husky voice especially for this book since it is one of my new favorites that I would definitely listen to this audio book again. Mr. Wills packs a lot of emotion altering his voice for each of the characters and throughout the novel giving the story amazing life to it too.

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  • Captured by the Pirate Laird

  • Highland Force, Book 1
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 440

Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse - until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire. Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Virginia on 11-07-14

A good story with a wonderful narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

Would you listen to Captured by the Pirate Laird again? Why?

Yes, I would in fact as I type this review I am listening to it right now! This is one of my favorite stories by Ms. Amy Jarecki and since I have the ebook, paperback and now the audio book it brings the story and especially the characters who I love to life! This is the first audio book that I have listened to with Mr. Paul Woodson narrating and I really enjoyed his narration of one of my favorites.

Who was your favorite character and why?

In the ebook and the paperback it was Calum MacLeod the hero of the book. I just loved the fact that he was not only a pirate but a laird chivalrous, bold and handsome but after listening to the audio book it was Lord Wharton and Denton the villains of the book. I liked the almost sing song quality of Wharton’s voice and the deep menacing qualities that Mr. Woodson brought to them. I could just really see them in my mind with no problems!

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

I really like listening to any audio books especially books that I enjoy rereading over and over again. A beauteous highborn cultured English lady and heroine Anne is on her way to marry someone that she have never met to a man old enough to be her grandfather by proxy. Unfortunately while Anne is on the boat is it taken supposedly by Scottish pirates and the red-haired handsome laird pirate and hero Calum. Mr. Woodson has such a wonderful modulated quality to his voice that makes it really a joy to listen to and is able to change the tone of his voice with each character from Calum to Wharton, Denton, and Bran who is a child and lastly Anne the heroine of the book.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed Mr. Woodson’s pleasant vibrant voice and would definitely listen to more of his narration of any audio books again!

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  • Silver Storm

  • The Raveneau Novels, Book 1
  • By: Cynthia Wright
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

Dashing and dangerous Andre Raveneau is the Revolutionary War's most reckless privateer captain when Devon Lindsay stows away aboard his ship after her Connecticut town has been burned by the British. Raveneau sardonically agrees to deliver her to her childhood sweetheart in Virginia but doesn't count on his own potent attraction to the enchanting, courageous Devon. Through high adventure, swashbuckling sea battles, and the colorful history of America's revolution, the couple battles the fiery passion that binds them together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My all-time favorite novel, now as an Audiobook!

  • By Past Romance on 04-22-14

surprisingly good even with a female narrator!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-14

Where does Silver Storm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have always loved this book in paperback and ebook. Now to have a much loved long time favorite of mine in audiobook is nice. Which is really odd usually I don’t read any books with pirates in them or I just avoid them altogether but when it comes to this story I can’t resist enjoying it and all of the characters major and minor. I think that what does it for me is the hero Andre Raveneau. Devon Lindsay’s lives a near perfect idyllic carefree lifestyle being headstrong she defies her mother at every chance she gets until her world is destroyed by the British invading her town. Devon escapes by stowing away on Andre Raveneau ship and neither of them can deny the passion they have for each other. Andre can’t avoid or resist Devon physically but falling in love is not an easy feat for him.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I have always had a secret crush and also really like the hero Andre. Yes, he’s arrogant, egotistical, and dangerously handsome but he is brought down by a mere innocent charismatic charming heroine Devon which makes him more human in my opinion. Andre thinks that no mere woman can bring him to his knees or make him do anything but then again he has never met anyone like Devon either.

What aspect of Emily Beresford’s performance would you have changed?

In a sense I was first so excited to hear who would voice Andre and was a little disappointed to find out that it was a female narrator. I was thinking if it would be a male narrator I would want them to capture the image of what Andre looks like and sounds like in my head. The swagger and speaking with the heavy French accent I wanted it more than I thought. I guess really that is what I wanted is a male narrator to especially voice Andre but other than my expectations I think Ms. Emily Beresford did amazingly well narrating the story despite my reservations. Ms. Beresford captured the innocence the dreamy fanciful silvery tone of Devon that I really had no problem imagining what she would look and sound like. That it made the story more into Devon’s point of view.

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

No not really. I listen to audiobooks when I get the chance so listening to one entire audiobook would take too much of my time. So listening in small bits and pieces is just as nice too.

Any additional comments?

I might have this book in paperback, ebook and now audiobook the story never gets old and makes me enjoy it whatever form it is in. I just enjoy Ms. Wright’s wonderful story and characters that I will definitely get more books, ebooks and audiobooks from Ms. Wright. This book is really worth a listen as well making the book just come alive!

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  • Lespada

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

1264 A.D. - Davyss de Winter is the champion for King Henry III, a powerful and arrogant man that descends from a long line of powerful knights. He is also a much-sought after man and has had more than his share of female admirers, including a besotted baron's daughter who bore him bastard twins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • one of my favorites now on audio book!

  • By Roslynn on 11-07-14

one of my favorites now on audio book!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-14

Where does Lespada rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Since this is one of my favorite books to read from Ms. Kathryn Le Veque whether it be on my kindle fire or the actual paperback book which I have both having brought the audio book just makes it even better! I at first was apprehensive of Mr. Tim Campbell’s narration and his modulated deep voice. But as the story progressed I started to imagine Davyss de Winter going from the bratty whiny guy in the beginning to becoming a true heroic chivalrous knight and man in my head that I could actually just see him almost wishing he was real.

What did you like best about this story?

If I just said it was the ignorant handsome audacious hero Davyss than that is just a small part of it. The story is one of Ms. Le Veque’s earlier works and still one of her best! Davyss de Winter is one of King Henry’s premier knights his champion and he believes that he can do no wrong. His overbearing controlling mother decides in order to knock Davyss off his high horse and to collect his inheritance to betroth him to a common stubborn selfless compassionate but beautiful woman Devereux d’Arcy who also has no political ambitions whatsoever. The marriage is what neither one wants starting off quite precariously due to Davyss nearly ruining it himself. Davyss roughly consummates the union and his mother has to save the marriage and himself. Can these two ever find common ground and love?

Which scene was your favorite?

I think my favorite scene had to be in the beginning when Davyss is too cowardly to marry Devereux sends his sword lespada instead. So Devereux must marry and kiss the sword by proxy. When Davyss’s knights are attempting to forcibly take Devereux to the church to marry is one of the best highly entertaining ever written and had me laughing so hard that I was rolling on the floor laughing! Devereux has so much fight and gumption to take down all those knights truly a girl after my own heart!

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

No I did try to do that in the beginning but then I kept going back to certain parts of the book I wanted to listen to and also I couldn't help restart the book again several times so I think I listened to the book over-all about six times completely through but this didn't diminish the story or get old for me either!

Any additional comments?

This is the first audio book I have of Mr. Tim Campbell and I will definitely get more audio books with his narration. He really has a nice harmonious surprisingly sexy voice that I would love to listen to it again with other books too!

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  • Findley's Lass

  • The Clan MacDougall Series
  • By: Suzan Tisdale
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605

The Highlands of Scotland, Autumn 1344..... She had won his heart without trying... and he can only pray for the chance to give her his. When Findley McKenna returns after his battle with the English to offer Maggy Boyle a home amongst his clan, he finds only death and destruction instead of the young widow who has stolen his heart. The only things left of her home is the burned out hut and decaying bodies of the auld people Maggy has taken care of for the past three years. With only a prayer, his Highlander heart, and a bit of bloodied plaid to cling to, Findley will crawl through hell if he must, in order to find Maggy and her sons and avenge the massacre before him.

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  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 03-23-14

a lovely voice that does a good Scottish brogue

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

Reviewed: 09-18-14

What made the experience of listening to Findley's Lass the most enjoyable?

I would have to say that I love the fact that having this book voiced is just such a joy! Even though I own both the ebook and the audio book now Mr. Brad Wills the narrator just did a superb job with the voicing, tone and bringing all the characters alive for me. At times I was laughing and smiling after listening to him voicing several of the characters especially Findley, Maggy and Wee William. The story is quite enjoyable too! Findley, his men, Maggy and her boys are on a quest to find Maggy's son taken by the enemy along the way there are dangers, misadventures between some of the characters whether they be funny or sad, loss, deep secrets but a wonderful story throughout.

Who was your favorite character and why?

In the book it was Wee William but in the audio book for some strange reason I really liked Maggy or maybe it was Mr. Wills voicing Maggy. In the book she was always it seemed screeching or being a shrew at times to everyone Findley, his men and some of the other characters but maybe since I didn't really have a clear picture in my mind of what she would sound like, her backbiting behavior never bothered me but a few times it did in the audio book but I also couldn't stop listening to it either.

Which character – as performed by Brad Wills – was your favorite?

I couldn't really choose between Findley and Wee William. I enjoyed the deep baritone of Findley but also the low bass tone of Wee William. Both characters had the presence of these really strong braw highlanders that not only did I want to get close to them I also wanted to avoid any tussle with them as well.

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

I was almost as upset at Maggy for yelling out at Findley calling him a coward. That one moment bothered me in the book too. That was just a totally low blow and despite the fact that I was driving I think at that moment I wanted to throw back a stiff drink. I also wanted to go to the same tavern as Findley, give him a great big hug and tell him that she really didn't mean it no one thinks that you are a coward women are just strange creatures and do things like this.

Any additional comments?

I hate to admit it but Mr. Wills really did a good convincing Scottish voice well at least to me he did. I know I don't listen to a Scottish brogue everyday except maybe in television or the occasionally audio book but to sound as close to a Scots as this really did convince me of its authenticity even though probably someone will beg to differ with me. I now believe that Mr. Wills can do almost any language he so sets his mind too.

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