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  • Must Love Breeches

  • A Time Travel Romance
  • By: Angela Quarles
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

A mysterious artifact zaps Isabelle Rochon to pre-Victorian England, and suddenly her love of historical authenticity collides with the reality that she's a modern-day girl. But when a thief steals her card case, she determines to retrieve the time-traveling artifact. Now she must hunt down the case, navigate the pitfalls of stiff society London, conceal her time-traveling origins, and resist her growing attraction to Lord Montagu, a viscount so hot he curls her shower-loving toes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Miss this Wonderful Time Travel Romance!

  • By bluestategirl on 04-13-16

Houston we have a problem

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I enjoyed this book. It was a fun little read. The heroine got on my nerves a bit, the modern slang was a little over the top at times. In the beginning of the story Isabel uses her cell phone multiple times. However, in the epilogue she thinks back to how she will be traveling back in time in 1973... so where did her modern cell phone come from exactly? Also, the fact that the author tweaked history to make Ada Byron live a long life was a disappointment, Ada Byron died at the age of 36, 17 years after the end of the story.

  • The Governess Game

  • Girl Meets Duke Series, Book 2
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried - and failed - to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart....without risking her own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure, Sheer, Absolute Delight

  • By Anne on 08-29-18

The Perfect Romance

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I loved everything there is to love about this book, the narrator. Where's the next book?!!!

  • Served

  • Facile Restaurant Omnibus, Volume One
  • By: Jacey Conrad, Gia Corona
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Can you stand the heat? It's just another night in the French Quarter's newest restaurant. And, of course, at Facile that means complete chaos - a distracted head chef, a private party full of family dysfunction, and a visit from a celebrity chef trying to poach the best in the kitchen. Served: Facile Restaurant Omnibus, Volume 1 offers a range of hot heroes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well that was different

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-16

Well that was different

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

I love Molly Harper. I love Amanda Ronconi. I haven't tried Molly Harper's "Writing As" so when this popped up in my search I thought, why not. I didn't realize they were going to be erotica but that didn't really bother me- I could've done five minutes worth of research to learn this had it really been an issue, nor did I expect all the foul language, but I don't mind the F'bomb being dropped.

The stories are about an hour a piece which doesn't leave much time for the actual story so what we end up with is 30 minutes to set up the story and characters. Luckily it's all taking place in one location (don't think about that too much because...ew, there are a lot of body fluids in this restaurant which I think would probably shut it down if this was real world) so some of the characters overlap which helps to define the major players.

The other thirty minutes consists of the sex scene or the events leading up to the sex scene. While it's not really half and half that seems to be the major outline for these brief tales.

The writing is good, quick-witted, and Amanda Ronconi nails the humor as always. For the most part I like the stories and will listen to the others. I do wish they were longer giving the reader longer to know the characters. Perhaps if it had been one full-length book with all these couples it would've been a little better, but I'm not a writer, I'm just a reader.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 159,825
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147,483
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 147,324

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

I loved this book. it is awesome. 8 words remaining. 5 words remaining. the end

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Married By Midnight

  • A Pembroke Palace Novella
  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

For seven years, Lord Garrett Sinclair - the ruggedly handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Pembroke - has been traveling abroad with no intention of ever returning home to Pembroke Palace… until his father commands that he must marry by Christmas in order to thwart a family curse or lose his inheritance forever. Haunted by a tragic accident that has hardened his soul, Garrett entrusts his brothers to seek out a bride who will agree to a marriage in name only. Her reward? A sizable share of his inheritance - payable immediately after the wedding night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • LOVELY ROMANCE

  • By anne on 10-30-16

A nice novella

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

Reviewed: 12-27-14

This was a fun little Christmas novella. In order to break a curse the mad duke's sons must be married by Christmas Eve. Garrett Sinclair left home 7 years ago but has returned just in time to marry the woman his brothers have chosen for him. This will be a loveless marriage with the couple living separately for the remainder of their days. Lady Anne has no marriage prospects and is disowned by most of her family after she ran away with a tutor years earlier, the tutor was paid off and she expects to remain a spinster for the rest of her life, that is until the Sinclair brothers make her an offer that will give her financial freedom. What Garrett and Anne did not expect was to fall in love. Yes, this novella is short, but it is a fully fleshed out story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Captured by a Laird

  • The Douglas Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808

The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone. Captured by a Laird Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees. Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart? With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other; for only love can save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Entertainment, Exciting!

  • By Lady M on 09-28-16

It was a very nice book

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

Reviewed: 12-26-14

I really enjoyed this story. I thought it was well performed though I would not have chosen a man to narrate this story. His female voices came across as whiny in places, but not so bad as to make me stop listening. The note from the author explaining how she writes fiction but drew greatly upon historical information was a nice bonus at the end that often does not make it into audio editions. Overall I am well pleased.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,662

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but flawed.

  • By Nicole S. on 07-25-14

The perfect ending for a great series

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

Haters are going to hate, but I thought Jennifer Ikeda did a fantastic job juggling all the voices. If there was any variations from previous books I didn't notice, but it's been almost two years since I listened to the last one.
For those that are worried about authors that sacrifice characters in the end for their own personal glee I will say without spoilers that doesn't happen here. Enjoy a great read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sixth Grave on the Edge

  • Charley Davidson, Book 6
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300

Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This book could change EVERYTHING!

  • By RabidReads on 05-21-14

This series just keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-14

What made the experience of listening to Sixth Grave on the Edge the most enjoyable?

Darynda Jones and Lorelei King are a dynamic duo! I found myself laughing out loud many times!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I have to pick one? I love Charlie and Reyes and Cookie and Swoops and....everyone! Each character is perfect.

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

Lorelei King has great timing and her delivery is spot on every time.

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  • Blameless

  • An Alexia Tarabotti Novel
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,032

Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since she’s married to a werewolf—Alexia is desperate to escape the London gossip. So she heads to Italy for a change of scenery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatic pause are one thing but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-16-14

Dramatic pause are one thing but...

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

Reviewed: 02-16-14

The overly long pauses between chapters in this book were simply nerve wracking. Three seconds is one thing but 10 to 15 seconds of dead air lasts forever when you're waiting on the story to progress. On more that one occasion I thought something was wrong with my devise or headphones. Emily Gray does an excellent job and I hate to rate this as only 3 Stars, but I simply cannot recommend this book on audio without mentioning to horrible dead air pauses. I will continue on to the next book and hope for better editing.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Lake

  • By: Sarah Addison Allen
  • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,097

The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a lifetime ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby’s past. Her husband, George, is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So bummed.

  • By Tara Saunders on 04-23-14

I Wish I Could Visit Lost Lake

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

Reviewed: 01-31-14

At first I wasn't sure about the narration choice, but as the book went on I realized that she did in fact do the book justice. There are three generations of people to cover and Janet Metzger did a fine job.
Kate has been sleep walking through life for the last year after her husband died. Her mother-in-law Cricket has taken over her life and is moving Kate and Devin in with her. For her own political reasons, of course. Cricket is not a lovable character.
Devin discovers a post card that Kate's great-aunt sent Kate when she was 12, a post card that Kate never saw. They decide to take a chance and go visit.
The book has some wonderful quotes that Sarah Addison Allen is known for. There is a little bit of magic, but less than some of her other books. I would have enjoyed reading more about Kate and Wes' beginning romance.
The cast of characters are delightful and their back-stories that are woven into the book are nicely done.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful