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  • Tempting the Bride

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Helena Fitzhugh understands perfectly well that she would be ruined should her secret love affair be discovered. So when a rendezvous goes wrong and she is about to be caught in the act, it is with the greatest reluctance that she accepts help from David Hillsborough, Viscount Hastings, and elopes with him to save her reputation. Helena has despised David since they were children - the notorious rake has tormented her all her life. David, on the other hand, has always loved Helena, but his pride will never let him admit the secrets of his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding performance!

  • By Patricia on 11-29-14

A Jewel

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This book is a treasure of wit, heart, substance, and elegance. Wonderful narration crowns a story of vulnerable characters in a tightly woven plot. Highly recommend.

  • The Fate of Mercy Alban

  • By: Wendy Webb
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Grace Alban has spent 20 years away from her childhood home, the stately Alban House on the shores of Lake Superior - for reasons she would rather forget. But when her mother’s unexpected death brings Grace and her teenage daughter home, she finds more than just her own personal demons haunting the halls and passageways of Alban House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Anonymous User on 04-19-18

mixed on this one

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

Good mystery, characters, and battle between good and evil. Great narration. Unfortunately the epilogue ruined it for me

  • The One You Trust

  • Emma Holden Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Paul Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

The thrilling conclusion to the bestselling Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy. Emma Holden, now happily married, hopes that the nightmare is finally over. But the biggest danger is yet to come. Sinister accusations and shocking revelations sow mistrust, threatening to tear Emma and her friends apart. Soon, Emma must fight for her life as the horrifying truth behind Dan's kidnap is revealed. If you think you know the truth, then think again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the mystery

  • By Novel lover on 12-16-18

Enjoyed the mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Excellent narration and interesting story arc over three books. Would have been full marks except for the plural "they" used as a singular pronoun throughout. Grating and ridiculous

  • Serpent Gate

  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

Serpent Gate portrays former Santa Fe policeman Kevin Kerney in a perilous struggle against corrupt officers, New Mexico politicians, and a deadly enemy from the past. Recruited for the State police by the new chief, Kerney searches the mountainous countryside for a patrolman’s killer. Quickly solving the months-old murder, he takes on a more challenging assignment: recover the priceless art collection stolen from the governor’s office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent!

  • By Bond James Bond on 07-07-17

best so far

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Michael McGarrity tells a strong intricate story here with lots of action, conscience, victory and loss, but it is his portrayal of the fringe characters Mitchell and schizophrenic Robert and their interaction with Kerney that shines. Highly recommend.

  • The Sweet Spot

  • Sweet on a Cowboy, Book 1
  • By: Laura Drake
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Charla Rae Denny was the perfect wife with a perfect life, content to keep the home fires burning while her husband, JB, competed as a champion bull rider. Then their son died in a tragic accident-and everything fell apart. Divorced and saddled with a hill of bills and a failing ranch, Charla must now cowboy up to put her life back together. James "JB" Denny doesn't stay where he isn't welcome. So when Charla shut him out of her grieving heart-and their home-a year ago, he took comfort where he could find it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • too slow!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-02-19

Exquisite

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

The author Laura Drake sprinkled this poignantly sad book with real, natural humor in keeping with the characters who say and think the lines--a rarity to find genuine humor this good--and necessary with the wrenching theme of loss throughout this ultimately triumphant tale. A thorough depiction of ranch life adds depth and grit to the tale, but the sheer beauty in this storytelling is as good or better than Jody Picoult and Kristen Hannah. Faith elements felt natural and cultural. The chapter quotations added to the story without distracting. Susan Bennett's representation of the two distinct accents of east Texas and the Bronx is hilarious and subtle, without overkill. Her voice performance throughout is pitch perfect. Simply splendid. Highly recommend.

  • Reilly's Luck

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Beau Bridges
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 516

Val Darrant was just four years old the snowy night his mother abandoned him. But instead of meeting a lonely death, he met Will Reilly - a gentleman, a gambler, and a worldly, self-taught scholar. For 10 years they each were all the family the other had, traveling from dusty American boomtowns to the glittering cities of Belle Époque Europe - until the day Reilly’s luck ran out in a roar of gunfire. But it wasn’t a gambling brawl or a pack of thieves that sealed Will’s fate. It was a far more complex story that Val would soon uncover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Read By Louis L'Amour

  • By Lady M on 11-18-12

A Real Joy

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

This story of a small boy rescued, raised, and formed in character by a gambler--who himself presents a splendid and engaging hero--is Louis L'Amour at his best. A fine moral and complicated plot, in which both Will Reilly and the young boy who becomes a man, proceeds with action, tension, betrayal, empathy, and heart. Great narration. Really just loved it all.

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  • Utah Blaine

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Craig Klein
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Colonel Utah Blaine, held captive by the Army of the Revolution, broke out of jail and headed north from Mexico with nothing but the clothes on his back. Then he found new trouble struggling at the end of a noose - and stepped in just in time to save the life of a Texas rancher. The would-be executioners were the rancher’s own men, looking to steal his land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If You Like Westerns, You'll Love Louis L'Amour

  • By Lady M on 07-02-16

all action, no heart

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

While I enjoy an action packed story, if there is no character development that makes me care about those involved, the story is very thin. Then, if the thin hero who is up against deadly and impossible odds does incredibly stupid things like taking potshots and taunting those who murdered the man he's standing in for instead of diminishing the numbers arrayed against him, and immediately afterwards is taking dry gullch bullets to the point I say, "You deserve whatever you get," it's hard to keep listening. The annoying narration didn't help, but compared to the beautiful and stellar offerings like Reilly's Luck and The Lonely God's, Utah Blaine was a fail for me.

  • The Proving Trail

  • A Novel
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

They tried to tell him that his father had killed himself, but Kearney McRaven knew better. No matter what life had dealt him, his father would go down fighting. And as he delved deeper into the mystery, he learned that just before his father died, the elder McRaven had experienced a remarkable run of luck: he’d won nearly ten thousand dollars and the deed to a cattle ranch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By justin on 04-04-16

My favorite L'Amour

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

While it's true that most off his novels are relatively cookie cutter, this tale and its narration really stand out in excellence. Great production quality, superb characterization, clever plot, simply a story you can tie to.

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  • Western Winds

  • By: Raine Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Molly Elston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

When she inherits her father's sprawling Texas ranch, the Reina, Lacey Garrett is determined to run it on her own. With a long line of men waiting to wrestle control of the land away from the willful young woman, many with dreams of winning her hand as well, Lacey has her work cut out for her. But of all the difficulties Lacey foresaw, never could she imagine a last minute change in her father's will that leaves part of the Reina to another heir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captures All The Passion & Dangers of the Old West

  • By Lady M on 11-11-13

worst heroine ever

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Among all the ridiculous, too stupid to live female leads I have borne in the many, many books I read and listen too, this raging inferno stands alone. This is not authentic wild west, or brave strong rancher woman, it is Scarlett O'Hara with all the redeeming courage and determination removed and Rhett Butler minus any charm. There is nothing romantic about cruelty and that's all these two gave each other.

  • MacKinnon's Rangers, Book 1

  • Surrender
  • By: Pamela Clare
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487

A hand-picked cadre of warriors, they had the fierce courage of their Scots forefathers, combined with the stealth and cunning of the Indians who lived beside them in the wilderness. Battling the French in a no-holds-barred combat, they forged a new brand of honor, became a new breed of men - MacKinnon's Rangers. Iain MacKinnon had been forced to serve the British crown, but compassion urged him to save the lovely lass facing certain death at the hands of the Abenaki. He'd defied his orders, endangered his brothers, his men and his mission, all for a woman. But when he held Annie's sweet body in his arms, he could feel no regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh My God Yes

  • By S.M.M. on 12-03-17

splendid

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I really loved this book. it was similar to the colonial part of the Outlander series in the way it captured the highlander mystique but even better. I highly recommend.