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  • Dawn on a Distant Shore

  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726

Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into their life together at the edge of the New-York wilderness in the winter of 1794. But soon after Elizabeth gives birth to healthy twins, Nathaniel learns that his father has been arrested in British Canada. Forced to leave Hidden Wolf Mountain to help his father in Montreal, Nathaniel himself is imprisoned and in danger of being hanged as a spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great great great

  • By I like to shop on 05-10-16

Disappointed by the hypocrisy!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

Being a minority I, more than most, understand and believe in tolerance but this story only shows tolerance on one side. I totally don't understand how Elizabeth and Nathaniel can understand and admire the plight of Native peoples but completely dismiss the plight of the Scottish and the Catholics. For this reason I will not read or listen to the rest of the series. It is just hypocritical!!!

  • A Breach of Promise

  • William Monk, Book 9
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

The plaintiffs in a sensational breach of promise suit are wealthy social climbers Barton and Delphine Lambert, suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fiancé, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not, cannot, marry her. Not even to his counsel, distinguished barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone, will Killian explain his rejection of rich and charming Zillah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Favorite Anne Perry Book

  • By Nancy J on 08-03-17

Way too PC!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I bought this book because it was an Ann Perry. I didn't even listen to it because I have always liked her books but this one was so busy trying to be "politically correct" that I knew the secret within minutes of the first consultation. I kept hoping I was wrong and continued to listen but no . . . This book was just badly written. All the main characters suddenly became stupid or bad at their jobs. Soooooo disappointed!!!

  • The Hellion Bride

  • Bride Series, Book 2
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Fall in love again - with the second novel in the Bride saga. Sophia has successfully controlled every man in her orbit until she meets Ryder Sherbrooke, a man she senses is different from the others - a man she sees as one of hell’s own sons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised!

  • By Wanda S Sauerland on 02-12-09

Kindly "MASTER" and happy slaves . . . yeah right

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Does anyone really believe that women slaves had a choice but to be raped by their masters? What wonderful choices they had, work in the blistering hot fields of Jamaica from sun up to sun down while being whipped if you paused to long; eat the leftover garbage from "Masters" tables; sleep in dilapidated huts while being eating up by mosquito's or scrub floors, empty chamber pots, get smacked around by the lady of the house because she blames you for her husbands infidelity and then at night become the "Master's" sex slave so that the "outside slaves" can look at you with disgust! I am shocked that a women wrote this book by the way that she tried to portray the women slaves as being happy with their lot in life or being happy to being used as prostitutes! Shame on you Catherine Coulter!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Highland Dragon Master

  • Dawn of the Highland Dragon Series, Book 3
  • By: Isabel Cooper
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

The war for Scottish independence rages, but it's only a matter of time before England is victorious. Exhausted and battle-weary, Highland dragon Erik MacAlasdair will face unknown seas to seek the Templar stronghold and claim a power so great it could free his beloved homeland forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected!!

  • By Glenda on 05-09-18

Not What I Expected!!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I didn't think i was going to like it at first because the female lead was so brash, but as the story went on and told her story it suited her! All the characters were well thought out and added greatly to the story-line. Well Done!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon's Gift

  • The Dragon's Gift Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jasmine Walt, May Sage
  • Narrated by: Kate Marcin, Adam Gold
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Dareena Sellis is a nobody. The orphaned daughter of a no-name farmer, she toils away as a serving girl at Hallowdale Inn, her only marriage prospects either shipping off to war, or pawing at her skirts with their grubby, gnarled hands. But fate takes a strange turn the day a dragon huntress comes to town. Suddenly, Dareena is swept off to Dragon's Keep, trading in her raggedy dresses for silken gowns, her closet-sized room for feather pillows and spacious gardens, and her miserable suitor for three very handsome, very virile dragon princes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome dual POV w/ realistic radio program feel!!

  • By mamabeargreerlovesaz on 12-22-17

Unnecessarily X-Rated

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

The story-line was a good one and was interesting enough without the porn. It would have been better to have made Dareena a triplet and hidden the fact from the reader. Instead she gives credence to the King's perception of her. The author dedicates a couple of lines to Dereena making character statements about the brothers and trying to rationalize her promiscuity to giving the princes strength. It didn't work!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unforgivable

  • By: Joanna Chambers
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Gil Truman has eyes only for the beautiful Tilly - until he is forced to marry plain, sickly Rose Davenport to reclaim the lands his father foolishly gambled away. After a disastrous wedding night tainted with his bitterness, he deposits Rose at his remote, Northumbrian estate, soothing his guilt with the thought that she need never lay eyes on him again. Five years after the mortifying wedding night that destroyed all her romantic fantasies, Rose is fed up with hearing second - and third - hand reports of Gil's philandering ways. She is no longer the shy, homely girl he left behind.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Beat me again it's my fault!!

  • By Glenda on 04-24-18

Beat me again it's my fault!!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

I kept reading hoping . . praying . . believing that at some point Rose would wake up and smell the coffee and smack her jerk husband in the face, but to know avail! Instead she berates herself for what . . .seducing her own husband! Terrible, terrible lessons in this book!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • An Old Man's Love

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

William Whittlestaff, an aging bachelor, becomes a guardian to the much younger Mary Lawrie. Having lost the woman he loved to a richer rival many years ago, he now finds himself falling in love with Mary despite knowing that her love belongs to another man, John Gordon. John left three years previously in search of his fortune in order to make himself worthy of Mary. Not knowing if she will ever see him again, Mary accepts Whittlestaff's proposal only for her true love to return.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic British Fiction

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-06

I was heartbroken half way through and to the end

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

This is the worst, so called love story, I've ever read!! Don't expect to feel good at all during this read. I listen to the end hoping it would turn around but it never did.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Soulmarked

  • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 3
  • By: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

 To the north, Annise Gäric ventures into the Hinterlands to discover the truth of the Sleeping Knights, who may be the only hope for her kingdom. Meanwhile, Tarin Sheary travels to Darrin in a desperate bid to repel the eastern forces amassing at Crow's Nest. Unbeknownst to either of them, a new threat rises in Blackstone. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration the best

  • By Brian Bushue on 09-24-18

1 & 2 are better but this one is still good.

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Gwen is a great character I wish that the author would have done a better job with the Roan character who comes across as being wimpy and whiny and yet has both males and females falling madly in love with him. I guess it's the authors way of being PC. Love the Annise character, a good balance of strong, compassionate, insecure, intelligent and loving. Rhea is just mental . . . enough said. I would have liked to have heard more of Raven and Grey, both started off as interesting characters but have been unimpressive as of late. The author has decided to make Roan the hero of the series which is too bad since he's the one character that does nothing for me.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Once Upon a Christmas Eve

  • A Maiden Lane Novella
  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, really rather loathes Christmas. The banal cheerfulness. The asinine party games. And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to the countryside. His grandmother, however, loves the holiday - and Adam loves his grandmother, so he'll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her. But when their carriage wheel snaps, they're forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he's ever met.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible novella but great narration..

  • By Trish R. on 12-07-17

Mixed message!!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Lead character makes the mistake of trusting a charming rake, because she doesn't know his character and it proves to be her downfall. Fast forward years later she meets another charming rake and doesn't know his character either but this time it's okay????? What????

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spinster

  • By: Suzanne G. Rogers
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Staring down life as an old maid, newly jilted Clare flees to a country home she's inherited from her grandmother. She doesn't count on clashing with her handsome neighbor, whose gentlemanly manners and education are at odds with his workingman image. As their relationship unfolds, however, she discovers the mysterious Meriweather Holcroft is not at all what he appears to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clean good story & plot.

  • By XmasMom on 06-07-17

True Romance

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

It's a rarity to find a story that reminds the reader that character, kindness and forgiveness are invaluable traits for a love! This book shows what real love should be!