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  • The Scot's Secret

  • Border Series, Book 4
  • By: Cecelia Mecca
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

When his brother foists an English squire upon him, Alex Kerr is completely disinterested in training the lad - until he discovers that his new recruit is not a lad at all. "Alfred" is a beautiful Englishwoman in disguise, hiding a horrible secret. Determined to uncover the truth about Clara's past, Alex agrees to take her with him on a journey across the Scottish border into England. Passion flares between them, but as Alex gets closer and closer to discovering Clara's secret, their future seems ever more uncertain. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story of a Scot and a Lady!

  • By Debbie Brown on 03-18-19

A great story of a Scot and a Lady!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

A great story filled with suspense, drama, mystery and passion as these two come to grips with their passions and desires between the Scot and the English Lady. Tim Campbell is excellent, he knows just the right way to narrate a story and keep you listening!!!




  • The Highlander's Fury

  • By: Maeve Greyson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Ciara, Immortal Fury, spends her days locating evil and administering justice. When her goddess mothers inform her they need a gifted child, Ciara agrees to their plan. She will swap places with Faolan MacKay's shy bride long enough to conceive, bear, and train a child in the old ways, before resuming her duties as avenger of wickedness. Laird Faolan MacKay's advisers are pushing him to wed. To silence his advisers, Faolan chooses a woman rumored to be meek and easy to ignore. One problem: Nobody ignores Ciara.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets cannot stop true love.

  • By Christine Woinich on 05-24-18

Highlander's Fury and a Magical love story!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Faolan MacKay has turned away from magic and love, vowing to never love anyone again the pain of their loss is too great. After his parents died he declared that he would never love again nor would he use his mystical gifts. His advisors keep harassing him to marry dragging prospects from across the Highlands. He settle on a Sinclair lass, one who is “touched” and totally innocent and would be the perfect wife for him. Ciara, on the other hand is an immortal whose been sent to seduce a brooding mortal and bear the man a gifted child and after seven years disappear from their lives. Therein lies the problem, Faolan doesn’t want to be seduced and have a wife, especially the seductress he envisions Ciara to be. Nobody ignores Ciara and against his better judgment, he’s becomes enthralled with the woman. This is a story is enchanting to see these two strong and powerful personalities interact with each other, we watch as their love blooms in this story filled with mystery and romance, but is it a love to last a lifetime? This is my honest opinions after I voluntarily read a copy of this book that was provided to me with no requirements for a review.

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  • ShadowWolfe

  • De Wolfe Pack Series, Book 4
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

AD 1272. Recovering from a great tragedy that had befallen his family, Scott de Wolfe, eldest son of William de Wolfe and Jordan Scott, has become a career knight with no feeling, no compassion. As a premier knight for Henry III, Scott has been tasked with the management of the massive fortress of Castle Canaan after the death of the castle's commander. Although it seems like a simple enough task, little does Scott know that the moment he enters is the moment his life will change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wish there was more told about their marriage

  • By V from Kansas on 01-28-18

Shadow Wofle, love and loss

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Scott de Wolfe is the loving gregarious first born son by only fifteen minutes ahead of his twin brother Troy de Wolfe, they are sons of the powerful, legendary English border lord, Sir William de Wolfe. Troy and Scott’s life were changed forever when a tragic accident claimed the lives of their wives and children. They all were swept away in a drowning accident in which Scott lost his beloved his wife and two small children. Scott simply ran as far away from his family as possible, it was too painful to be to see their faces, knowing they all blamed him for the tragic accident. He’s become s stone cold warrior with a heart of ice and quick to take strike he’s become known as the Black Adder.
Scott de Wolfe took his army and became a career knight for the King. Scott’s friend Nathaniel de Rennic was killed during a battle when died from an arrow meant for Scott de Wolfe. Now doing the King’s bidding Scott has been tasked with the management of the massive fortress of Castle Canaan after the death of the castle's commander until the King decides the widow’s fate. Castle Canaan is a rich fortress and the King doesn’t want it to fall into enemy hands, it will instead become will become a political pawn.
Lady Avrielle du Rennic is reeling over the death of her husband and she blames de Wolfe for it. Lady Avrielle has a startling effect on Scott when he meets her. He starts to feel his old self trying to reemerge, especially when he sees her grieving with her children and helps to deliver of her children, the healer he used to be comes out to save the unborn child’s life. Scott’s tragic loss has been taboo amongst his friends and fellow knight, but we see a slow weakening in his defenses when he encounters Lady Avrielle and her children.
Scott starts to grieve for his young family as he and Avrielle learn together how to grieve for their lost loved ones. He’s found a kindred soul in Avrielle who understand what love and loss truly means. He slowly begins to embrace life again when we see him playing war with the toy soldiers and her four year old son Stephen, this brings back fond memories of him of playing with his young sons. This is a sweet and loving reawaking between to wounded and lost souls who so deserve to be happy. 5 STARS as for this amazing story of love and loss as we follow along on the journey where we see Scott and Avrielle falling in love is both precious and beautiful to behold as they find their HEA!!! This is my honest opinions after I voluntarily read a copy of this book that was provided to me with no requirements for a review.


  • DarkWolfe

  • de Wolfe Pack, Book 5
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

An English knight with inner demons meets the Scottish lass who will kill those demons.... Following a terrible tragedy that robbed him of his wife, the dark and fiery second son of the Wolfe of the Border finds solace in battle.... Quick to temper, and an aggressive fighter, Troy de Wolfe is at the helm of his father's army when it subdues a smaller castle south of Kelso. Assuming command, Troy is in the heart of Scots territory and the Scots aren't happy about it one bit. Trying to gain peace with a powerful clan, Troy is tricked into fighting a warrior of the clan chief's choosing. Imagine his surprise when that warrior turns out to be the clan chief's daughter.... And Troy is forced to marry her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To overcome darkness

  • By Medieval Quilter on 01-16-18

Amazing story telling of a tragic loss & new love

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Troy de Wolfe is the second son by only fifteen minutes behind his twin brother Scott de Wolfe, they are sons of the powerful, legendary English border lord, Sir William de Wolfe. Troy and Scott’s life were changed forever when a tragic accident claimed the lives of their wives and children. They all were swept away in a drowning accident in which Troy lost his beloved his wife and two small daughters. He vows to honor his wife’s memory and vows to never marry again. Troy quickly became the dark and fiery second son of the Wolfe of the Border always obedient to his father, William de Wolfe and in charge of his army war machine.
For two years now he’s merely existed, living from battle to battle. Not far from his father’s outpost, Castle Questing the De Wolfe army has just finished removing reiver from Monteviot Tower, property of Red Keith Kerr. The Wolfe has invaded Red Keith’s territory and Red Keith shows up and proposes a battle between the best de Wolfe warrior and the best Kerr warrior to decide final ownership of the Monteviot outpost with the winner deciding their prize and Sir William de Wolfe accepts the challenge. What they don’t expect is the best Kerr warrior to be is a women, Rhoswyn Whitton Kerr the chief Red Kerr’s daughter, she quite takes Troy by surprise and wins the battle. Troy loses and her father’s request takes them all by surprise when he asks for a marriage and an important alliance with the powerful de Wolfe family. Troy vows to never marry and poor Rhoswyn has no desire to marry, she’s brought kicking and screaming to the wedding ceremony. She grew up with no friends, no woman to teach her, so she was raised her to be a warrior.
After the marriage she wants to be a good wife, but she doesn’t know how. It was so touching to see how much patience Troy had with a wife he never wanted. Rhoswyn seemed to bloom as the story went under Troy’s guidance and patience to teach her. She realized Troy is a good man and warrior and wants to please in every way, if only she can. Troy knows she is slowly starting to fill his empty heart and soul with meaning again, but he cannot love or care for another the heartache he could endure is too over whelming to even bear thinking about. A great love story filled with adventure, passion and a love to last a life time. This is my honest opinions after I voluntarily read a copy of this book that was provided to me with no requirements for a review.

  • My Daring Duchess

  • Once Upon a Rogue, Book 4
  • By: Julie Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

After being left brokenhearted by a duplicitous rake, Anne Adair no longer desires a husband - she wants justice. She's traded in her foolish dream of happily ever after for the much more sensible one of thwarting the blackhearted lords who prey on innocent debutantes. But her first mission proves rather complicated when the dashing, devilish Duke of Kilmartin comes to the aid of her target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Audio Book

  • By Sissy on 03-30-18

His Sweet Revenge

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Would you consider the audio edition of My Daring Duchess to be better than the print version?

I love the audio, Tim Campbell brings all the characters and the story to life!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Daring Duchess?

Simon Sedgewick, the newly titled Duke of Kilmartin, never thought he would return to England after his grandfather sent him away all those years ago in disgrace. Now he’s inherited the title and has returned to England with his sisters attend a ball full of simpering lords. He learns oldest friend's reputation is being smeared, and Simon discovers that the perpetrator is none other than his enemy's granddaughter. He sees a way to help his friend and seek revenge against those who wronged him all those years ago.
Granddaughter of the Duke of Rowan, Anne Adair no longer desires a husband, she wants to protect and warn other young debutantes away from the rakes and rogues of London society. She’s the president of the “Sisterhood for the Ruination of Rogues” club whose goal is to ruin the rakes who ruined them.
Simon see Lady Anne and decides she’s the perfect revenge against the Duke of Rowan and decides to peruse her and ruin her reputation. Anne is on to his game and sets out to uncover the mystery surrounding Simon and what happened all those years ago.
Simon and Anne have more in common than they first believed, both came from struggling families after their grandfathers deserted them, both are looking for love, family, trust and loyalty, someone to believe in them.
This is my honest opinions after I voluntarily read a copy of this book that was provided to me with no requirements for a review.

Have you listened to any of Tim Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to other Tim Campbell's performances and this is one of his best performances!!!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Revenge and the Ruination of Rogues

Any additional comments?

This is a story filled with deception, mystery, intrigue and romance which make for an exceptional story

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  • The Ward's Bride

  • Border Series Prequel Novella
  • By: Cecelia Mecca
  • Narrated by: Benedict Waring
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

English knight Sir Adam Dayne is offered the ultimate prize by the earl who raised him: lordship of Langford castle. All he must do is accept a betrothal to the Scottish Marcher warden's beautiful daughter, a match made to keep peace at the tumultuous Anglo-Scottish border. Sir Adam relishes the prospect - until he meets the woman he is to wed. Lady Cora Maxwell hates everything English, including the self-assured new lord who has claimed her hand in marriage. When Adam proposes a unique challenge, Cora is forced to face her greatest fears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feisty Bride

  • By 🌸DARA on 10-14-17

Battle of wills!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

What did you love best about The Ward's Bride?

A new author with a great beginning in her first novella. Sir Adam Dayne, an English knight, is offered a prize that can't be refused. He gains his own castle if he marries and accepts a betrothal to the Scottish Marcher warden’s beautiful. Lady Cora Maxwell hates everything English, including the self-assured new lord and husband. Lady Cora thought she’s have time to convince her Adam that they would not suit, but instead they are married the day after she arrives. Cora provides Adam a proposal and if he accepts he will be in for the battle of wills with his new wife. Cora is forced to face her greatest fears and the burgeoning desire he has awakened in her.

What did you like best about this story?

A novella that delivers an excellent story of two people meeting for the first time, with different backgrounds and finding what they most need and desire, love and happiness.

Have you listened to any of Benedict Waring’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The Narrator Benedict Waring did an excellent job of narrating this audio book it simply came alive and was very enjoyable to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Baron's Quest

  • The Barons of the Cinque Ports Series Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Rose
  • Narrated by: Stan Chandler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Nicholas Vaughn is Lord of New Romney and also a Baron of the Cinque Ports. He directs a fleet of ships that service the king 15 days a year in exchange for special privileges. When Muriel Draper causes havoc on his wharf, he realizes she is a spinster - a woman who spins wool for a living - from the town. Her late father has angered the Clothmaker's Guild and now Muriel and her brother have been excommunicated from the guild and also left with a debt to the baron that he insists Muriel repays.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DNF @48%..

  • By Trish R. on 08-24-16

Baron's Quest

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

What did you love best about The Baron's Quest?

I really enjoyed Elizabeth Rose’s book, Baron’s Quest, this is a book about two people from different stations in life. We have Nicholas Vaughn who is a second son and a Baron of the Cinque Ports. Muriel Draper is a merchant’s daughter, she isn’t a peasant nor is she a noble woman. After Muriel’s father dies she and her brother Isaac are struggling to keep the home they have known and to keep the family business going. Muriel isn’t afraid to combat the men in charge, but with mounting debt they have fallen behind in their rents to Baron Nicholas Vaugh. Muriel is courageous and smart woman and knows she must do something before it’s too late. Nicholas takes the one thing Muriel has of value, her mother’s ring. Nicholas offers to let her work for him and earn her ring back. Nicholas and Muriel can’t fight the attraction to each other as they grow closer, but will their stations in life keep them apart. They work together to solve the mystery of the docks and possible find out that Muriel’s father was murdered. Will they make sacrifices to remain together or go their separate ways? Their lives are filled humor and a little steamy romance along the way to finding their happily ever after.

Any additional comments?

There's nothing better than listening to someone reading you a great book. The story comes to life as you listen to the different voices from the narrator.

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  • Ruby

  • Daughters of the Dagger Series, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Rose
  • Narrated by: Stan Chandler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Lord Nyle of Sheffield needs a wife so he can carry on his secret mission for the king. However, after losing three wives in a matter of months, he is sure their deaths were not accidents as it seemed, but rather they were murdered. Now to catch the murderer that he believes to be inside his castle walls, he chooses a wife as bait who he knows can wield a sword and hold her own against any attacker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Spunky & fun leading lady.

  • By Starlet M. on 03-19-16

Murder and Mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Would you listen to Ruby again? Why?

Ruby Daughters of the Dagger is the first book in the first book by Elizabeth Rose I’ve read and the first in this medieval series. I wasn't disappointed. Ruby de Burgh is the first born of the four daughters of Earl Blackpool. Because of their mother’s superstition they were all named after the stones in daggers.
The first Daughter of the Dagger meets her match in the Lord of Death. There is a murder, mystery and humor that make for a great read. Ruby our heroine is a strong willed lady who acts more like a son than a daughter, she knows how to handle a sword and takes action when needed. I loved watching her bring the hero to heel and seeing her transformed by love. Our hero Lord Nyle of Sheffield is promised one of Earl Blackpool’s daughter’s; he needs a wife and wants one who can protect herself. Nyle needs a wife and so far he has lost the three he has had and is now running out of time. He intends to keep the next one and find the murder as well who he thinks lives within his castle. I loved Nyle and Ruby’s story of good versus evil and how two incredibly strong willed people learning to trust each other and finding their HEA.

Any additional comments?

I loved this audiobook the story comes to life with the narrator's voice.

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  • My Honorable Highlander

  • Highland Games Through Time
  • By: Nancy Lee Badger
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Haven MacKay has no idea that time is fleeting. Dressed in Scottish period costume, she volunteers at a historical village at the present day New England Highland Games. She gets more than she bargains for when her love spell goes awry. After searching for true love, someone honest and open, she meets a mysterious, sword-wielding warrior who fades into the mist. Not a woman destined to give up easily, she tries her spell again and is accidently cast back in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of action and some time travel in between

  • By LA_Steve on 04-13-15

My Honorable Highlander

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Nancy Lee Badger has done it again with My Honorable Highlander. “Haven MacKay, gets more than she bargains for when her love spell goes awry, is cast back in time, and meets her true love -- Laird Kirkwall Gunn”. The book was hard for me to put down all Haven wants is her true love, someone who will love her for who she is. But I did not see why the she did not realize she was in a different time until half way of the way through the book, but that is for the book to tell us her background story. Haven can get herself into some predicaments and you wonder what is going to happen next. She comes across as a strong women. Kirk the Chief of his Clan takes Haven under his protection after he finds her. Kirk knows he needs to keep some distance from her; he’s a man of duty and he has already committed to marry someone else before he saw Haven in a vision. As they travel to Kirks castle Haven helps as a healer for some of his fallen men and their injuries and she slowly gets to know Kirk. As their relationship takes form she learns to trust him and give him her loyalty; but Kirk has secrets of his own. The characters were well-formed and the banter was amazing funny with intriguing storyline.

  • Scorpion: Saxon Lords of Hage - De Wolfe Pack

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

AD 1289 - Sir Kevin Hage, stinging over the loss of the object of his affections to the Welsh warrior known as the Serpent, drowns himself in warfare in order to forget his heartache. He travels to The Levant to fight the Muslim infidels, transforming himself in the process. He becomes hardened, brutal, and heroic, and returns to England a changed man, an English assassin known as the Scorpion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sting of the Scorpion

  • By Debbie Brown on 12-12-15

The sting of the Scorpion

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

If you could sum up Scorpion: Saxon Lords of Hage - De Wolfe Pack in three words, what would they be?

Intrigue and politics

What was one of the most memorable moments of Scorpion: Saxon Lords of Hage - De Wolfe Pack?

In the Serpent I loved Kevin Hage and felt so sorry for him when he lost his unrequited love, Penelope de Wolfe to the Serpent. I was so excited to read his story and I was not disappointed. Kathryn Le Veque delivered a roller coaster ride with its amazing story. The story picks up 6 years after the Serpent in the foreign land where Kevin Hage has earned quit the reputation as lethal and deadly assassin which earned the nickname “Scorpion”. Kevin decides to return home to England with his comrades, Thomas de Wolfe and Addonis de Norville. On his way home he’s asked to presents himself before Edward, King of England. The King is fascinated with the Scorpion’s reputation as skilled assassin in a foreign land. King Edward has plans for Kevin and places him in the service of the Duke and Duchess of Dorset. Our heroine is the Duchess Annavieve who has spent her entire life in a convent because she is a descendent her father was of Welsh royal blood and her mother was from the great Marshal family. Through all the intrigue and politics with so many unforeseen twist and turns in this book. The romance starts off rocky for both of them, the quite girl from the convent and the warrior who has vowed to never give his heart again to another woman. Kevin Hage is a magnificent hero who deserved to find his happily ever after with the lovely Annavieve de Ferrers. I thoroughly enjoyed the amazing ride this story took me on. A great read I know you will truly enjoy!!!

Have you listened to any of Brad Wills’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Brad Wills's always excels at bringing the characters to life and goes beyond bring the story to life!!! Love this story and his narration!!!

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