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  • The Villa

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By LeftyMom on 09-20-08

A great story, but the narrator ruins it.

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I had read this book when it first came out in 2001, and while it is kinda repetative, I liked it. All these years later I was excited to see it here to listen to. But the narrator is about the worst I've ever listened to. Everyone in the book had an Italian accent, either they were Italian or not!! All the voices are the same.
My sugggestion is to buy you the paperback instead of this. You will enjoy it more.

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  • Centyr Dominance

  • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 2
  • By: Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

Moira Illeniel was the name she lived by, but her true heritage was more complicated than that. From birth she was the secretly adopted daughter of the most powerful wizard in the world, but few knew that her true birthright came from the Centyr lineage. Traveling to Dunbar to discover the fate of her vanished father, Moira must face the darker aspects of her power. Forced to fight a foe unlike anything seen before in Lothion, she will learn the reason for the warnings her mother's shade gave her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The twisting of Moira

  • By Sailfish on 04-05-17

First book was better

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I was expecting a lot as I had really enjoyed the first book, but this one was kinda boring and the heroine was just so overburdened that it just got boring in places. I'm trying to decide if the third book will be ok or not.

  • Thornbear

  • Champions of the Dawning Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975

Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the late hero Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will not only define himself but serve to remind others of his family's legacy and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent story by an exceptional author

  • By J P Woollard on 02-28-15

A really good coming of age story

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I enjoyed this book! Better than usual coming of age story. Our hero is real and believable.

  • Rosemary and Rue

  • An October Daye Novel, Book 1
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,866
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,621

The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fairy tale with grit.

  • By Jan on 06-14-10

It was not bad.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

This book was not bad, but I'm struggling to decide if I want to keep going in the series. It repeats way to much and treats the listener/reader is if we aren't smart enough to remember what happens in the first chapter. It had a great premise, and a great outline of a story, but every time it would really get going, it would start repeating again, about how our heroine did this or that.

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,483
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,784

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By CD9 on 06-05-18

Nora Roberts continues to show why she is the best

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

This story is so relevant in our society where mass shootings have unfortunatly become the norm. This takes us into the lives of the survivors of the shooting. It takes us into the mad mind of a psychopath who murders in cold blood.
I started out unsure if this book was my cup of tea. But I loved it. I was up to all hours trying to find out what happens next. I laughed, cried, got angry and lived with the characters.
Listen and enjoy.

  • The Mountain

  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

In 1863 a meeting takes place between legendary war Ieaders - a secret alliance that will never show up in any American history books. A clandestine arrangement has been struck for a single chance to heal a war-torn nation. The mission is to bring the greatest prize in the world back to American soil - remnants of prehistory's greatest ship and most startling mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Prequel for the Event Group

  • By Suzanne on 09-08-15

Kinda disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I usually love the books in this series, but this book falls way short. The story is good idea and comes from a different angle than the other books, and that is what makes the start of it intriguing. But the constant repetition of why the two main characters hated each other must have taken up 4-5 hours of the story. Then, yes, the North and South hated each other, I got that the first 35 times it was mentioned, but it didn't need to be driven into the ground, so another 3-4 hours wasted. I would have loved to have had the climax of the story, the finding of the ark, have had more details, because it felt rushed.
Golemon is a great author, but this book is only so-so. Even the narrator, who is normally good, seemed bored.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,694

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

This book is Nora Roberts at her very best!!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Nora Roberts shows why she is the number 1 best selling author.

What did you like best about this story?

Mystery, murder, human drama, love, beautiful scenery, this book had it all.

Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

Alice. Her strength and resilience moved me

If you could take any character from Come Sundown out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Fancy. that lady is pushing 90 and still first as heck.

Any additional comments?

I haven't enjoyed a Nora Roberts book this much since the Search

  • Firebrand

  • By: Kristen Britain
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

Zachary Davriel Hillander, High King of Sacoridia, rues how much he has had to give up to lead his realm, including the freedom to live and love as he chooses. When an embassy from Eletia arrives to propose a joint venture between their realms to seek out an old ally in the north, he is dismayed to learn that the one Sacoridian they have in mind to accompany their guide is the woman he truly loves but cannot have: Green Rider Karigan G'ladheon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ellen Archer is great, but has a rough start

  • By Scorch on 04-24-17

Best book yet!!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book, the character who have been in the background finally get to shine.

What did you like best about this story?

It moved along much faster than the other books and it wasn't all about the main character

Which scene was your favorite?

When the queen finally promoted Capt. Mapstone.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Anna was made a Green Rider

  • Clean Sweep

  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,570

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting series start, narration annoyed me.

  • By Amber on 11-12-15

Definately not Kate Daniels

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

Reviewed: 05-07-14

Would you try another book from Ilona Andrews and/or Renee Raudman?

As someone who loves the Kate Daniels series and enjoys Renee Raudman narrating, I had high expectations for this new book. The story was tired and somewhat boring. There were a few good moments, but they were so drawn out, they became predictable.

If you’ve listened to books by Ilona Andrews before, how does this one compare?

The Kate Daniels series is great. This book, not so much.

Would you be willing to try another one of Renee Raudman’s performances?

Renee is usually right on target and listening to her is a pleasure. This time I have to wonder if she even tried. The southern accent of the main character was choppy and inconsistent at best.

Did Clean Sweep inspire you to do anything?

Think twice if another book in the series comes out.

  • Moon Called

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,175

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A top notch Urban Fantasy heroine!

  • By Leiah@soireadthisbooktoday on 04-21-12

This is really pretty good.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-11

I enjoyed this book when I read it a few years ago, but wanted to start the series. Narrator is good, the book does drag a times. But for the most part I enjoyed it. I may read the series as I'm not sure if it is really worth my credits. 8hrs seems like a waste of a credit.

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