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  • Always

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: India Baldwin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Bastard daughter to the king, Rosamunde was raised in a convent and wholly prepared to take the veil...until King Henry declared she would wed Aric, one of his most valiant knights. Suddenly she found herself promising to love, honor, and obey. Rosamunde's education had not covered a wedding night, but the handsome warrior she was now bound to seemed intent on giving her a lesson in the art of pleasure. In no time, Aric was certain, she would surrender to the irresistible passion he promised.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, laugh out loud

  • By Shonny on 01-10-16

I Love Lynsay Sands' historical books.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

This story was a little wordy in some areas and with a 'modern' word or expression here and there.
BUT!
I have to say though, regardless of the above comment, it is an exceptional read.
For the 'Historical Puritans', this may be off putting to you, but with a few 'tug at the heart strings moments' and several LOL moments, I really enjoyed it and it will go in my 'To Be Read Again' library, along with all my other L.S. historical books.
India Baldwin did a great narration.
Well worth the credit!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Heartless

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 553

Life has taught Lucas Kendrick, duke of Harndon, that a heart is a decided liability. Betrayed by his elder brother, rejected by his fiancée, banished by his father, and shunned by his mother, Luke fled to Paris, where he became the most sought-after bachelor in fashionable society. Ten years later fate has brought him back home to England as head of the family who rejected him. Unwilling as he is to be involved with them, he must assume responsibility for his younger siblings, the family estate he once loved - and the succession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hero's redemption makes this worth reading

  • By Lady Wesley on 09-03-15

Mary Balogh/Rosalyn Landor. What's Not to Love?

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Balogh is a MUST listen, add Landor to narrate and you have a GREAT listen.
The story flowed impeccably, as MB's stories always do.
RL's narration was spot on.
Loved it.
Goes in the 'Read Again' file.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Match for Marcus Cynster

  • The Cynster Novels, Book 23
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Restless and impatient, Marcus Cynster waits for fate to come calling. He knows his destiny lies in the lands surrounding his family home, but what will his future be and with whom will he share it? Of one fact he feels certain: his fated bride will not be Niniver Carrick. His elusive neighbor attracts him mightily, yet he feels compelled to protect her - even from himself. Fate, he's sure, would never be so kind as to decree that Niniver should be his. The best he can do for them both is to avoid her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, another Cynsters Series 5 + star rating.

  • By 1955 on 05-26-15

Yes, another Cynsters Series 5 + star rating.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

This series is an auto-buy.
Stephanie Laurens' Cynsters' Series always leave you wanting the story to go on and on. That is, until the next one is available!
From 'Devil's Bride' (Book 1) through to 'A Match for Marcus Cynster (Book 23) you will fall into the Cynsters' lives, along with all the other stories about their friends and connections.
Well worth the credits.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue with a Brogue

  • Scandalous Highlanders Series, #2
  • By: Suzanne Enoch
  • Narrated by: Flora MacDonald
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

London, 1817. Stuck in a Mayfair ballroom thanks to his love-struck brother, highlander Arran MacLawry wants nothing but a bit of distraction from an arranged betrothal, and a clever, auburn-haired lass in a vixen's mask promises just that - until he discovers that she's the granddaughter of the Campbell, chief of clan MacLawry's longtime rival. Despite their families' grudging truce, falling for fiery Mary Campbell is a notion too outlandish even for this Highlander.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This Series Had Great Promise.

  • By 1955 on 03-13-15

This Series Had Great Promise.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-15

Book one, "The Devil Wears Kilts" by Suzanne Enoch and narrated by Anne Flosnik what more can you ask for? Great story! Wonderful narration!5 stars!

Never thought twice about getting book 2 in the series "Rogue with a Brogue" with that combination.

Changed the narrator!!

Cannot tell you a thing about the story after 2 hours and 59 minutes in, Flora MacDonald, is THAT bad in this genre.

Could not get past her high pitch, sing-song narration to grasp even a thread of the story. Every person in the book has the same tone, pitch and gender. She may do very well at narrating children's fairy tales.

Book 3, "Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid" with Flora MacDonald as narrator? Ain't gonna happen.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Autumn Bride

  • Chance Sisters Romance Series, Book 1
  • By: Anne Gracie
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's predatory servants and-with Lady Beatrice's eager cooperation-the four young ladies become her "nieces," neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wait for the second book in the series!

  • By Beckyrcg on 07-22-13

A Delightfully Light Piece of Fluff

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

If you are looking for a historical romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat looking for villains at every turn and pegs your anxiety level on high, this isn’t the right book.
But!
If you are looking for a historical romance that will help chase away the stress of real life for a while, this is the right book.
It is so enjoyably light hearted; I didn’t even try to guess who the villain was.
Yes, The Autumn Bride will be read again and again over time.
Looking forward to the next book in the series and hope Alison Larkin will narrate, after all she is a large part of the book's success.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Extreme Exposure

  • I-Team Series, Book 1
  • By: Pamela Clare
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625

Sparks fly when a hardboiled reporter meets a handsome senator. But a political scandal - and attempts on her life - could drive them apart. Or maybe adversity could draw them into a bond even more intense than their steamy sexual embraces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great audio of the first book in a fabulous series

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-02-12

READ THE INTIRE I-TEAM SERIES.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-13

This series is one of the few that gets better with each book. I’m very glad Pamele Clare stayed with Kaleo Griffith throughout, he brought the stories to life.

  • My Cursed Highlander

  • By: Kimberly Killion
  • Narrated by: The Killion Group
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Laird Taveon Kraig would do anything to recover a magical amulet powerful enough to break the curse that has plagued his clan for a hundred years - even marry a woman determined to hate him. But the beautiful - albeit boldly defiant - woman stirs his passion like no other. He never dreamed his quest would involve surrendering his heart. Having survived two ruthless marriages, Viviana Gorini Dè Medici has no desire to take another husband - especially one who wants her most prized possession: a magical amulet that provides her with the gift of sight.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • PASS on more from The Killion Group!

  • By 1955 on 01-29-13

PASS on more from The Killion Group!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

NO. Whats to recommend? There is too much wrong with the recording to get a good story.

What other book might you compare My Cursed Highlander to and why?

NO, I'm glade to say, not in my library

Would you be willing to try another one of The Killion Group’s performances?

NO

Was My Cursed Highlander worth the listening time?

NO

Any additional comments?

The narrator's voice and style makes you feel as if she is reading an erotic love story to a 3 year old child. VERY CREEPY during the explicit sexual content.
The story itself was really quite good, but not a smooth or easy read. It began with what seemed like 5 minutes of legal mumble-jumble, not the usual short, unobtrusive copyright here to’s and where as’s. This title should come with a warning: ‘May need an attorney to buy and own this book’.
I pushed through all 13+ hours but it was not easy. The Killion Group (publisher) may want to find an experienced editor/publisher; there were a few places the pauses were so long I checked to see if my iPod's battery had died.
Kimberly Killion should stick to the writing, (she is very good) and leave the publishing (she is not very good) to the pros. I will pass on this author/publisher/editor/narrator/lawyer/indian chief in the future.
I was told long ago to stay away from authors who narrate their own books, I should have done just that and add to it authors who publish their own work, too.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Man Law

  • By: Adrienne Giordano
  • Narrated by: Nikki Banks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Security Consultant Vic Andrews lives by his Man Laws.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator needs to slow down!

  • By 1955 on 09-16-11

Narrator needs to slow down!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-11

Great read if read a tad slower. Ms. James narrated this as if she had something more important to do. I had to keep backing up to catch up.

The story was well fleshed out, as were the characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Reasons for Marriage

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Helen Stern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Lenore Lester was perfectly content with her quiet country life, caring for her father, and having no desire for marriage. She took steps to remain inconspicuous and tried her best to show indifference--but to no avail! The irresistible Duke of Eversleigh had found her out and was quite persistent in his affections....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Speed Reader

  • By 1955 on 09-21-10

Speed Reader

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-10

Helen, slow down! It's work following you through this book. Love all SL's books but this one was stop and go. You need to keep backing up to catch up, it's read so fast. The story is a keeper, not the narrator's style.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Fearless Fourteen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159

Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet. Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn't be more proud. He always was the smart one. Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom's sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Listen

  • By Rod on 06-19-08

Fearless Fourteen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-08

I've "read" One through Fourteen and the between the numbers books, all were so entertaining and fun I've read them all multiple times!
Can't wait 'til Fifteen or a new between the numbers book becomes available.