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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 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

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....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying!

  • By Serena on 09-16-18

Annoying!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Not very much story there! The couple is ridiculous in their inability to get together. That’s the whole story.

  • My Captive Highlander

  • Highland Adventure, Book 7
  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

During a fierce storm on the west coast of Scotland, Shamus MacKenzie barely survives a galley wreck only to be captured and held for ransom by the enemy MacDonalds. Aided by the gift of second sight, Maili MacDonald, sister of the ruthless chief, senses the handsome, dark-haired stranger will somehow be important in her life. Compelled to help him, she insists on providing him food and a healer to see to his injuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short But Sweet!

  • By Just My Opinion on 01-28-18

Too short! 3 hours!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

Any additional comments?

This should be combined with another book or be called a novella. Three hours is only half a book and shouldn't be full price.

  • Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance

  • After Cilmeri, Book 0.5
  • By: Sarah Woodbury
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike.... A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg's life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales.... Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales - and create their own history that defies the laws of time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start of a lovely series

  • By moseylissa on 02-21-15

Good book

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Love long series of time traveler romances. This series is off to a good start.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Claiming

  • The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 3
  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Sidroc the Dane has been in Angle-land for 12 years. The first nine were all hard fighting. He has won treasure beyond counting, and now peace for his men. But there is one thing he still desires: Ceridwen as his wife. Now Fate conspires to tear Ceridwen and Sidroc away from Angle-land. Thrust together amidst great danger and hardship they fight to survive - and fight each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good adventure

  • By Serena on 03-31-17

Really good adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

This is the best of the series. Very entertaining. Romance part was not sexy, but long years of yearning for your true love. Painful long years with the wrong love.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last MacKlenna

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 2
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Always on the go and racing toward the next challenge, Meredith Montgomery is the kind of woman who has it all - or at least that's what she wants everyone to believe. But when a serendipitous twist of fate at a quaint B&B brings her face-to-face with Elliott Fraser, a wealthy and respected Scotsman, Meredith might just slow down for the first time in her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just read this story for the second time!

  • By Anne on 09-12-16

No time travel and the love affair is between two unpleasant people

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

If I hadn't already bought the 3rd book, I might not go on. Didn't enjoy any of the characters in this book. Let's hope 3 is a whole lot better.

  • The Highlander's Reward

  • The Stolen Bride Series, Book 1
  • By: Eliza Knight
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 795

Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her she fears she's more in danger of losing herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love Highlanders too

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 04-29-13

Nothing remarkable

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

I feel like I've listened to 200 other books with the same basic storyline. The female character is annoying and not that interesting.

  • A Laird for All Time: A Laird for All Time, Book 1

  • By: Angeline Fortin
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803

After 10 long years of education and residency, Dr. Emmy MacKenzie decides it's time for a much-deserved vacation. But when she's traveling the British Isles, a twist of fate at the gates of the ancient castle of Duart hurls Emmy more than a hundred years into the past and into the arms of a magnificent Highlander who thinks she is his long-lost wife, Heather MacLean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to listen to again and again

  • By SIMARA on 11-14-15

Excellent story! Lots of twists

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

I'm a huge fan of Scottish romances but not usually the time traveling ones. But this time travel starts off so jarring in the time and place clash I wasn't sure but the story that unfolds kept me listening all day. Well worth listening to. Very entertaining.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Visitors

  • Pathfinder Series, Book 3
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,846

Rigg’s journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really wanted to love this book

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-04-14

Groundhog Day x 1000 - really annoying

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

I love Orson Scott Card but this series is really annoying. Most of his other series are so much better than this one.

The time travel and being able to go forward and backward in time gets really old. I was also aware the whole time that Card just made up the whole time travel concept and all the rules that go along with it.

Read Alvin Maker series or Ender series or even Homecoming. All better Card series than this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Warrior's Path

  • The Castes and the OutCastes Book 1
  • By: Davis Ashura
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,376

Sweeping from the majestic city of Ashoka to the perilous Wildness beyond her borders, enter a world where Caste determines mystical Talents, the purity of Jivatma expresses worth, and dharma may be based on a lie.Rukh Shektan has always understood duty. As a member of Caste Kumma, the warrior Caste, nothing else is acceptable. He is expected to take part in the deadly Trials, to journey the Wildness and protect the caravans linking Humanity's far-flung cities. Though the mission is dangerous, Rukh's hope and optimism are undaunted. Karma, however, is a fickle fiend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pleasantly surprised

  • By Cory on 10-06-15

Boring racist society

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

What did you like best about A Warrior's Path? What did you like least?

The story is detailed but too much of it is just totally made up. Also the whole conflict in the story is based on racism and discrimination and that wasn't enough of a story for me. They handle it far worse than we do, so nothing gained by listening to folks being hateful for no good reason.

Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

Narrator was fine. No favorite characters. Didn't care about any of them really. It was hard to tell the characters apart.

  • The Lost Gate

  • Mithermages, Book 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,908

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself"....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Card doing what he does best.

  • By joshua on 01-05-11

Not Card's best but still a good read

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

I'm a big Card fan but this is just so much made-up stuff it's hard to be fully absorbed by the story. If you have already read the Ender series and the Alvin Maker series and the Earth Homecoming series you might as well check this series out too. But if you haven't read those yet start there.