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  • A Laird for All Time, Book 3
  • By: Angeline Fortin
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

Celebrated actress Scarlett Thomas never wanted fame - that was her parents' dream. Now she's ready to make big changes, but she never could have imagined how big those changes would turn out to be. Returning to the medieval Dunskirk Castle, where she filmed the Puppet War trilogy, she encounters an old Scotsman named Donell who directs her to an ancient claymore that sends her back in time to 16th-century Scotland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Taken, audio version

  • By KElizabeth Green on 01-28-16

Read the books that are male narrated

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

It's hard to listen a male narrator do the female voices. My personal preference is a female narrator, but decided to give it a try anyway. The narrator is good, but just couldn't do the female voices in a way that was pleasing to me. I wish I had read the two books that were narrated by a male and saved my money. The other books in the series are narrated by a female who does pretty decent male voices.

  • A Laird to Hold

  • A Laird for All Time Series, Book 5
  • By: Angeline Fortin
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Scarlett would do anything to save her unborn baby, even return to a time she never thought she'd see again. Not for a moment had she missed the constant scrutiny of a celebrity life. To reappear now, inexplicably pregnant in the eyes of the modern world would create a media circus, but Scarlett knows she can overcome any obstacles with Laird at her side and the help of new friends drawn together across time itself by the enigmatic Scotsman known as Auld Donell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Last book in a series

  • By Joan on 04-03-18

Last book in a series

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I read the book before the listening to the book. I enjoyed the book; however, I did wonder how a narrator would pull off all the characters being together in one book. Not well. First, Hugh's name for Clare has completely changed in pronunciation. Emmy is supposed to be from Memphis, but has a now Scottish accent in the book. I loved the narrator in all the other books, but it seems like she did not listen to herself or review how each character sounded before recording this book. So glad I read the Kindle version first.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Love in the Time of a Highland Laird

  • A Laird for All Time, Book 4
  • By: Angeline Fortin
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

When she was accidentally pushed into a wormhole, Allorah "Al" Maines never imagined she'd be thrown back in time, land at the feet of a gorgeous Highlander, and be taken as his prisoner. Al is awestruck by the savage Scot who chained her up in his dungeon. But once she emerges from her cell, she finds herself even more captivated by the roguish Highlander he's transformed into. He's an undeniably enticing manifestation of all her secret fantasies - ones she's tempted to explore.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good time travel Highlander book

  • By Minks on 10-03-16

Interesting plot

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I loved this book. The first book will always be my favorite but this one is worth a credit. Intense sexual scenes that I fast forwarded through.

  • Someone to Wed

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can't afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life.... A recluse for more than 20 years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate and oh-so-dashing earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will agree only to a proper courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice change of pace

  • By Joan on 12-06-17

Nice change of pace

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

This book is not overly sexual. Yes, you can actually focus on the developing the relationship between the main characters. The narration was good. It was worth the credit.
Update: I listen to this book several times this summer. It has gotten better and better. "Why can't I be a woman and a person?" what a wonderful question issued by the main character. Love it!

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Fatal Threat

  • A Novel of Romantic Suspense, w/ Bonus Short Story: Bringing Noah Home (The Fatal Series)
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

It's just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything - including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over The Top In Places

  • By Lia on 06-28-18

Do I like Nick and Sam or Not?

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I can't decide if I like Nick and Sam. Maybe I am comparing them to Eve and Roarke. I know why Roarke loves Eve. I am not sure why Nick loves Sam. Are they in love or just in lust? They seem to have a shallow relationship. I have no problem with the plot/storyline. It is an imaginative series, not true life drama. However, Nick and Sam do whine a lot about their lives. Nick could have refused to be VP, but instead he hates the secret service, the restrictions, etc. I just not sure I like them and yes, I have read the entire series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wired

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 833

Allison Trent doesn't look like a hacker. In fact, when she's not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing - and hacking - code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Save your credit! Can't believe this is Garwood.

  • By M. Davis on 07-06-17

Very Simplistic

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

I have always loved Julie Garwood. This book didn't read like her. I found the dialogue and characters lacked interest and complexity. There was none of the humor and banter I associate with a Julie Garwood book. I wasted a credit.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Magician's Lie

  • A Novel
  • By: Greer Macallister
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,252

The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden's husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical

  • By Greyhorse on 01-24-15

Suspenseful with excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 12-02-15

Tired of erotically and explicit sex novels? Need a reading cleanse? This book is the one. Loved it.

  • Shattered Duty

  • Deadly Ops, Book 3
  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he's finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife - and he's ready to destroy them at any cost. He won't let anything stand in his way - not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dangerous Love

  • By Rosemary on 09-03-15

Outstanding narration

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

Excellent story telling and narration. Best book of series IMO. Didn't realize that Julia Whelan narrated as Sophie Eastlake but I knew that voice right away.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forgotten Sins

  • The Sin Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true...until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls: Shane has been found...at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Beginning! Anticipating the second one.

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-07-14

Narration can kill a good story

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

I found the narrator annoying. Her intonation and breathing distracted me from the story. I am glad a used a credit. Many readers love her voice, but she not for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Friction

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,066

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter, Georgia, in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act and met all the court-imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely incredible in the true sense of the word

  • By Bill Graham on 09-04-15

Texas Ranger Dad

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

I was so into this book. I wanted to know the end a couple chapters into it. Why was the father-in-law so entrenched in his position? What would happen to the hero? How was it going to be resolved? I was worried about the hero. I did not like Mean Streak, so I was not thinking too highly of this book, but wow. It was worth the credit. I bought the kindle version and the audible. I will say that there were definite editing problems with the audible that I don't hear in other books. But the story was engrossing for me. All authors know that sex sells, so even Sandra Brown seems to be going that rote. In spite of that, I enjoyed the story and resolution.