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  • The Bride

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,082

By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!

  • By Angela on 03-12-10

Captivating and lovely story!!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-13

Would you listen to The Bride again? Why?

It made me laugh out loud, the story was beautifully weaved into a fascinating story about 2 worlds coming together.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • One for the Money

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,648
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,093
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,089

You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man that took her virginity....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT THE GREATEST.

  • By Pat H. on 10-21-11

Too Funny!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

What did you love best about One for the Money?

the out right hilarious scenes. I was laughing so hard at one point I had to pull off the road!!

  • Whispers in the Dark

  • A KGI Novel, Book 4
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Harry Berkeley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Maya Banks here continues her enthralling series based around the Kelly brothers - six rugged men who make up an elite military group. When Nathan Kelly is finally rescued from behind enemy lines, he credits his life to Shea, whose psychic voice sustained his spirit through it all. But now Shea has gone silent, and Nathan fears she’s in trouble. Can he find Shea in time to repay the tremendous debt he owes her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK IN THE SERIES--WHERE ARE THE REST???

  • By XYZPDQ on 06-23-12

These KGI men go through a Lot!!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

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

He's a very talented performer. He does a great job bringing in the other characters without getting to crazy or childish with the voices. He really brings emotions to the characters!!

  • Echoes at Dawn

  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Harry Berkeley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769

Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline - an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister - has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is running out.... Enlisted to bring Grace home is Rio, relentless member of the KGI. He's unprepared for his reaction to this wounded, damaged woman, and he's fiercely determined to protect her from those who nearly destroyed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Yet!!

  • By Char on 08-17-12

a very tender story for Grace ad Rio

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed reading this story. I would like to have had a bit more realistic emotions from Grace and Rio, however, I still loved it!!
There were several scenes that evoked such tenderness and love between the characters. I enjoyed hearing Rio's tenderness during their first time together.

  • No Place to Run

  • A KGI Novel, Book 2
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Harry Berkeley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

The last person Sam Kelly expected to save was Sophie Lundgren. Once they shared a brief, intense affair while Sam was undercover and then she vanished. She's spent the last few months on the run, knowing that any mistake would cost her both her life and that of their unborn child. Now she's resurfaced with a warning for Sam: this time, he's the one in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Keeps Getting Better!!

  • By Cyndi on 01-17-13

Maya Banks brings it on again!!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

Would you listen to No Place to Run again? Why?

I have read this book 2 times now, and listened once. Maya Banks is such a talented Story writer. She hooks you in with her details, without adding too many. She adds the emoptional aspect that a lot of authors fall short of.

  • Shades of Gray

  • A KGI Novel, Book 6
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

P. J. and Cole were sharpshooting rivals on the same KGI team and enjoyed a spirited, uncomplicated camaraderie. Until the night they gave in to their desires and suddenly took their relationship one step further. In the aftermath of their one-night stand, they're called out on a mission that goes terribly wrong, and P. J. walks away from KGI, resolved not to drag her teammates into the murky shadows she’s poised to delve into.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed by the change of narrator.

  • By Alisa on 12-31-12

I LOVED hearing PJ's Story!!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

What did you like best about Shades of Gray? What did you like least?

It hooked me from the beginning. I cried when the events happened to PJ. I felt her anger and frustration.
I did not like the new narrator. His character voices were not as good as Harry Berkley's were. It was very distracting at times.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shades of Gray?

When PJ was raped. It was so horrific and demeaning. Maya Banks really did an eloquent job with this particular scene. I literally had tears streaming down my face and I had to stop listening for a bit to compose myself.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adam Paul?

ANYONE!!! I really hope that Harry Berkley comes back for the rest of KGI's stories.

Could you see Shades of Gray being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I would love to see this entire series as part of a TV series or a movie!!

  • The Darkest Hour

  • Kelly Group International, Book 1
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Harry Berkeley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 990

It's been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he's received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to doge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BINGE WORTHY SERIES

  • By BluBumbleB on 05-27-17

Maya Banks is an author that pulls you in!!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

Would you listen to The Darkest Hour again? Why?

yes, great writing. Fabulous Narrating!!

What other book might you compare The Darkest Hour to and why?

I'd say they are close to the Catherine Coulter FBI series!

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

He ads an extra personal touch. The way he brings the characters to life and allows the characters to be more real and feeling!

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

I've read this book before, however, when I listened to the part when Rachael was rescued, I literally cried. Harry Berkeley is fantastic at brining the emotions to the surface.

Any additional comments?

Keep the great writing and the character development coming!!

  • Notorious Nineteen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626

After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn.

  • By bebe on 01-26-13

Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-13

If you could sum up Notorious Nineteen in three words, what would they be?

Funny, intriguing, & scintillating

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

Janet is back to good writing!! Great story line, a little too much blowing up of things, but that's to be expected when Stephanie is around. Laid out the plot good, and followed through.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the scene when Ranger rescues Stephanie at the end. It was funny and touching all at the same time.

Who was the most memorable character of Notorious Nineteen and why?

I think Ranger is getting a bit more human.

Any additional comments?

Great listen. Kept me very entertained;)