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  • Falling Through Time

  • By: Nancy Scanlon
  • Narrated by: Jane Jacobs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

From the day the Fates made him the warrior to train and lead a group of time-traveling clansmen, Reilly O'Malley has gone into every battle, verbal or physical, certain of victory. Protector of the O'Rourke clan, knight in shining armor - he has the full confidence of a man who knows he will live forever. But what about love? Gwendolyn Allen has been in love with Reilly since she met him more than a decade ago, but he's shown no interest in her other than friendship. She's decided it's finally time for her to move on with her life, but the Fates have a different idea....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the read

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-19

Love the book - prefer a different narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

I love this series. However, the narrator is not a good match for a romance novel. This book needs a narrator that can speak softer. It needs one that can speak less choppy and regimented. One with more emotion in her voice. Kirsten Potter or Xe Sands would’ve been good matches.

Sometimes the cadence is wrong with the conversation and the situation. It’s like it’s just reading of a manuscript without thinking of the emotion. Or the situation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Persuasion

  • Curse of the Gods, Volume 2
  • By: Jane Washington, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813

Willa Knight: Dweller? Bad-ass? Notorious pet to five magical beings? In Blesswood, there are rules, and someone is trying to teach her how to follow them. The only problem is Willa. Which shouldn’t be anything new, since she has been a problem since birth — something her pseudo-sister Emmy would agree on. So it definitely shouldn’t be new, but it is. Because things are starting to happen that have never happened before. Things are starting to get chaotic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on these books

  • By Alisha McCoy on 11-22-17

The Abcurse brother’s voices are too gruff.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

The Abcurse brother’s voices are too gruff. They just don’t sound like gorgeous gods. The narrator needs to stop trying to make her voice so low.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trickery

  • Curse of the Gods, Book 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,921

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!!!!

  • By Sarah on 06-27-17

Need a narrator that reads with emotion.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I enjoyed the story, but not the narrator. She had absolutely no emotion when reading. Every sentence ended with the same intonation. Willa had no feelings and sounded bored. The five brothers sounded gruff - they should have sounded strong and sexy. They should have sounded like gods. There was no dramatic effect in the reading. When the brothers were battling at the end and one of them got stabbed, it was read like it was no big deal. I didn’t even realize it was the beginning of the climax of the book. It made the ending very “un-dramatic”. My suggestion to the narrator would be to listen to some books of the same genre narrated by Kirsten Potter. She narrates with emotion, the characters don’t sound bored,and she doesn’t try to lower the male voices and end up making them sound hoarse.

  • Chase the Darkness

  • Alpha Pack Series # 7
  • By: J. D. Tyler
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Believed dead by his packmates, Micah Chase, a wolf shifter and Dreamwalker, was held captive for months, subject to tortures that left him physically scarred and emotionally unsettled. Now under the care of the Alpha Pack's doctors, he's been prescribed an experimental healing drug, but he still can't shake the nightmares. Even more damning is that Micah's problems pose a danger to his team, and if he doesn't get himself under control, they'll all suffer a terrible fate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the book I hoped for!

  • By L. Brown-Jackson on 08-08-15

PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER BOOK AND HAVE KIRSTEN POTTER NARRATE IT

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Whoever has the bright idea to switch narrators halfway through the series should be banned from making any more decisions EVER AGAIN. DID Marguerite even listen to the narration of the first two books?? I don’t think so. Xan - has a foreign accent - sometimes
Cerial (sp?) has acquired an Irish accent (I mean, seriously??) and sounds sinister. He sounds like you can’t trust him.
Sometimes characters have southern accents. Sometimes they don’t.
Sometimes they sound foreign, sometimes they don’t.
Kalin suddenly has an English accent?? I guess he obtained it while living with a group of Americans in the Shoshone mountains.

I wish the author would write a book about Raven. We have been left up in the air about that one AND the wolf that crawled up to the compound at the end of this book. But are we never going to see Raven find his mate and transform back to a human? And now we have been led to believe JC’s sister has found her mate with the vampire prince. Are we not going to hear that story either?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wolf's Fall

  • Alpha Pack, Book 6
  • By: J. D. Tyler
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

Still tormented by his recent captivity, Alpha Pack commander Nick Westfall isn't sure he's fit to lead - especially when he meets the one woman he can't claim without reliving the torture he endured at the hands of a rogue vampire. Vampire princess Calla Shaw has seen her own share of heartbreak, but she can tell that the wild attraction she and Nick feel for each other could turn into something significant - if only he'd let it. But Calla isn't about to give up on her mate without a fight.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Narration is Awful!

  • By DramaQueenLucy on 12-07-14

WHERE OH WHERE DID KIRSTEN POTTER GO?!?!?!?!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Whoever made the choice to switch from Kirsten Potter to Marguerite made a huge mistake. Marguerite cannot read the book with feeling like Kirsten can. I actually fast forwarded through some of the scenes because the narration was not making me "feel" what the characters felt.

  • Cole's Redemption

  • Alpha Pack, Book 5
  • By: J. D. Tyler
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

Once, they were Navy SEALS. Now they are the Alpha Pack: A top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers who take on the darkest dangers on Earth. But sometimes the greatest danger lies within their own hearts.… Healer and black wolf shifter Zander Cole has survived horrors that would have broken a weaker man. But when a battle leaves him deaf and his powers dimmed, Zan is devastated. Believing himself to be a burden to his team, he sees only one option: Leave the Pack forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alpha Pack Is Back!

  • By BluBumbleB on 03-08-14

Moving book and reading

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Great story and reading. Kirsten Potter read it with so much meaning that I was crying.

  • Primal Law

  • Alpha Pack Series #1
  • By: J. D. Tyler
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,591

After a massacre decimates half his team and leaves him crippled, Jaxon Law must relearn how to fight-and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when he rescues a beautiful woman who awakens his primal instincts, Jax is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead.On the run from her employer, brilliant lab assistant Kira Locke has evidence that leads the Alpha Pack on a hunt for someone targeting human civilians with Psy abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!! REALLY GREAT START TO A FANTASTIC NEW SERIES

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 03-17-12

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Fabulous story and narration. The narrator really puts “feeling” into it. Great cadence. And the story has me on edge with what is going to happen next.

  • Must Love Chainmail

  • Must Love Series, Book 2
  • By: Angela Quarles
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

Trapped in the wrong time, she needs a knight in shining armor, but this damsel in distress might be the real savior. With a day planner attached to her hip, the last thing Katy Tolson wants is a romance that threatens her well-ordered life. She's set to marry the safe - but bland - guy, but something's not quite...right. A careless wish thrusts her through time into medieval Wales and into the arms of a knight in somewhat shining armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Same premise as Outlander, shorter, less complex

  • By Love2Dive on 02-07-17

Intonation and cadence is off

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

The internation and cadence of the narrator is off, the weather is better than the previous two books in the series. When she is narrating the love scenes, Robert doesn’t have anything close to seduction in his voice. There are no “feelings” in the words. Also, when Robert was thinking about Katie, it didn’t sound like a man falling in love. Again, it sounded like everyday thoughts. No emotion.
I wish the book had included more time of Katie and Robert in modern day.

  • Highland Protector

  • MacCoinnich Time Travels, Book 5
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Amber MacCoinnich's survival depends on her traveling to the twenty first century, or so her mother’s premonition told her. Death taunts Amber and offers peace in her endless pain. Without the mysterious savior her mother spoke of, Amber prepares for death only to wake with a handsome, dark stranger in her bed. Gavin Kincaid spends his life shifting time in order to preserve and protect the MacCoinnich family and their line even though he’s never met one living MacCoinnich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where is #6

  • By Amparo P. Cook on 06-26-18

The narrator has gotten a little bit better

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Did narrator has gotten a little bit better than the previous recordings in this series. The intonation is still off during romantic scenes and conversations. But the female voices have slightly improved.

  • Redeeming Vows

  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

For her own safety, modern day, single mom, Lizzy McAllister is forced to bow to the medieval men who surround her when she's thrust back in time to the sixteenth century against her will. When Lizzy finds herself trapped in time with Fin, the one man she finds both irresistible and maddening, she agrees to combine forces with him to rid Scotland of the evil witch, Grainna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Highlander Series - Liz and Finn Finally!

  • By Maximum Rep Molly on 12-19-13

Need a female narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The deep voice of the narrator cannot portray a woman’s voice. The women sound like either men or old hags.