LISTENER

Karen

  • 73
  • reviews
  • 103
  • helpful votes
  • 217
  • ratings
  • Silk Is for Seduction

  • The Dressmakers, Book 1
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981

Brilliant and ambitious dressmaker Marcelline Noirotis London's rising star. And who better to benefit from her talent than the worst-dressed lady in the ton, the Duke of Clevedon's intended bride? Winning the future duchess' patronage means prestige and fortune for Marcelline and her sisters. To get to the lady, though, Marcelline must win over Clevedon, whose standards are as high as his morals are...not. The prize seems well worth the risk-but this time Marcelline's met her match.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the Credit....Fantastic

  • By Chantelle on 04-15-14

Old tymy love triangle

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

I love Loretta Chase's novels. She puts a spin on the regency era that is refreshing indeed.
This book is no expectation. The love between these two, the willingness to sacrifice said love for the sake of honor was angsty but charming

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Never Cry Wolf

  • Night Watch, Book 4
  • By: Cynthia Eden
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He's big, he's strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can't handle. Of course, that's because his predatory instincts are no metaphor-he's a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf. There's only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent. Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse - it's the only thing standing between her and certain death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story and Bravo on the Narrator

  • By Xeph on 03-07-18

My first night watch and I was hooked!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

This book was by turns humorous, action packed, angsty, ridiculous in parts and all around a good time.
Loved it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Shadows

  • Blackthorn, Book 1
  • By: Lindsay J. Pryor
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of "third species" beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit's most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy - a master vampire - comes with a death wish. Many have tried, but few have survived. For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed seven years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane's help she is next.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a different narrator

  • By Wendy M on 05-07-15

Great start to a new PNR series

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

I liked the world building and characterization a in this one. There were a few twists and turns I did not see comming. All in all a good read.

  • Hero

  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Angelica Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

Alexa Holland's father was her hero - until her shocking discovery that her mother and she weren't his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who's as damaged by her father's mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yummy bad boy... strong heroine...

  • By Edyta on 02-06-15

Tres belle

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

I could not stop listening.
Ms. young outdid herself, this is the best book I have listened to in 2015.
A definite page turner.
What a beautiful story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rule

  • A Marked Men Novel
  • By: Jay Crownover
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Michael Rahhal
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want - and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An opposites attract love story......

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 10-23-13

Stellar 5 star read

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

Reviewed: 08-17-14

I loved this book!! Yep! I had to state the obvious.
Rule was tortured mad at the world but once he fell. He become the sweetest most caring H a girl could want.
This was a standard read. Hot nookie without the angst. It was still s great read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mistress Diaries

  • Pembroke Palace, Book Two
  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Cassandra Montrose cannot deny that she lost her head a year ago when she was whisked out of a London ballroom by the most desirable man she'd ever met. But now she is disgraced and desperate, and the father of her illegitimate child, Lord Vincent Sinclair, is engaged to another. When Lord Vincent learns of his unbreakable bond with the passionate lover he knew for only one night a year ago, he soon finds himself drawn in. But with his inheritance at stake, he must marry the woman his father has approved.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Rake and the Mistress...saving each other

  • By Elizabeth on 07-30-14

Baby Mama Drama

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

Reviewed: 08-17-14

One night stand that ends in an unplanned pregnancy..
I know this story line has been done to death, but mix in an eccentric father and a well meaning but scheming family and you get a light enjoyable romance

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Four Seconds to Lose

  • A Novel
  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise, Sebastian York
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913

Owning a strip club isn't the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine-year-old Cain is starting to second guess his unspoken mission to save the women he employs. And then blond, brown-eyed Charlie Rourke walks through his door, and things get really complicated. Cain abides by a strict "no sleeping with the staff" rule. But being around Charlie challenges Cain's self-control…and it's been a long time since any woman has done that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, Sexy, Addicting, and Simply Amazing!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 11-11-13

An honest to God superhero! Captain save-a-ho!!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-13

In spite of myself, I really enjoyed this one. I love Caine! There are so many times and so Many people that I wanted to yell at in this book.
The friends, the Hero and the heroine. She was so naive and in such a dangerous profession that I am not sure how she survived that long.
The angst in this book kept me on the edge of my seat through out.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • His Bonnie Bride

  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: MacNab Ashford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

Storm Eldon was first caught up in the war between England and Scotland as a young girl, when she and her family were held hostage by their sworn enemies, the MacLagans. Years later, Storm finds herself trapped in the clutches of her Scottish adversaries once again. Now she must fight to preserve her loyalties, guard her virtue, and resist the charms of Tavis MacLagan, her handsome Highland captor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Wishy-Washy Highlander!!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 12-27-13

Hannah Howell does it again

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

Reviewed: 11-13-13

I loved this book. It had all the HH trademarks: other woman, dumb men, family drama and a woman who knows what she wants if not how to get it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Chieftain

  • Return of the Highlanders Series, Book 4
  • By: Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Comes To Those Who Wait.

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-25-13

Best book in the series

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

Reviewed: 11-13-13

MM saved the best for the last. It was great to see two great people get their HEA!
I loved the build up to their relationship and how everything worked out for them in the end.
Great addition to a great series. Did I say great already LOL!

  • Tall, Dark & Heartless

  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

He should have left her and never looked back… That's not how things played out for Caine, a nearly one thousand year old Pyte, who should have known better. Instead of walking away years ago, he has been watching over the only human who has touched his heart. He stays to protect her, at least that is what he tells himself. When trouble finds her, he knows that he should just cut his losses and walk away, but there is no fighting the hold the child, who has become a woman, has on him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Surprise

  • By Karen on 11-13-13

Nice Surprise

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

Reviewed: 11-13-13

This was a really nice Surprise. This book had great sex, angst, action and a provided a chance to revisit with characters from previous novels.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful