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  • The Bride Who Got Lucky

  • By: Janna MacGregor
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Lady Emma Cavensham refuses to bow to men or marriage, especially since no one will listen to her about women's rights after her best friend is murdered by her abusive husband. When Emma travels to gather the evidence needed to bring the killer to justice, she is caught in a compromising position with Nicholas St. Mauer, the reclusive Earl of Somerton, and the husband-averse lady is forced to marry the wife-averse earl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The dramatic Prologue shattered my heart

  • By Sportochick's Musings on 02-16-18

Ugh!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Overly dramatic and not much plot. Save your money for something else because this book is a waste of both time and money.

  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,897

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

2nd time read

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I wanted to read the 4th book but it’s been so long since I read the third. I went back and soaked up all three again. All were worth a 2nd read. This one left me so happy and eager to read the next, that I must cut short this review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,943
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,772

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

Wish I'd read this as a teen

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

What did you love best about Dawn of Wonder?

This story is a journey through adolescence that feels real and points out so many conflicts young people must deal with as they grow to adulthood. It is not necessarily for young people, as I got a lot out of it as an 'old' person.

What did you like best about this story?

While I initially purchased it thinking the book was a fantastical adventure, most of the development is not magical in any way which was more satisfying to me. Much of the fantastical elements develop late in the story.

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

TG Reyolds's work is always a pleasure to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You can predict some of the conflicts and events that occur from the first chapter. In a way, that made me more interested in seeing the outcomes. There were plenty of surprising resolutions and terrific characters along the way. This is a long book by itself and is a satisfying read over the course of the week it took me to listen to the entire book.

Any additional comments?

Normally, I listen to books to fall asleep. I could not fall asleep when listening to this book. I kept wanting to know what would happen next. I was irritated that another adventure is building at the end of this book and I immediately wanted to download it, but I do need some sleep.

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,378

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

I don't like this author

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

What would have made Year One better?

This book would be better if another author had written it. The story line wasn't bad, but I don't like NR romances and I did not like this either.

What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not have the same sentimentality as all of her romance novels.

Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

Fred, Kate and the babies, and the news caster.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment because the book had 5 stars in reviews so I figured it would be in the same class of sci fi fantasy as Brandon Sanderson's work. It was not even close.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32,065
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,181
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30,128

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

New dimensions explored in the third book! I can’t wait for the fourth. Narrator voices are perfect.

  • Much Ado About You

  • Essex Sisters, Book 1
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fiancé just plain runs away. Which leaves Tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid - one of London's most infamous rakes. Tess consents to marry him, but it may be for the worst reason of all. Absurd as she knows it to be, she may have fallen utterly in love....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Little Women Meets Much Ado and Mustang Wild

  • By Skipper on 12-04-13

Great start

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Loved the set up for the series. Not as fond of the age disparity between heroines and heroes. Not fond of narrator's singsong voice at all. I did get used to it and will listen to the other books in the series. After all, I've got to know, will they ever make up?

  • Once a Rebel

  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

As Washington burns, Callista Brooke is trapped in the battle between her native England and her adopted homeland. She is on the verge of losing everything, including her life, when a handsome Englishman cuts through the violent crowd to claim that she is his. Callie falls into her protector's arms, recognizing that he is no stranger but the boy she'd once loved a lifetime ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ok romance

  • By M S S on 11-05-17

ok romance

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

good historical info. voice of narrator too American but not obnoxious. Romance was G rated.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Week to Be Wicked

  • Spindle Cove, Book 2
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be...anywhere but Spindle Cove. These unlikely partners have one week: to fake an elopement to convince family and friends they're in love to outrun armed robbers to survive their worst nightmares to travel four hundred miles without killing each other. All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous, Romantic, Delightful

  • By Jonna on 04-25-14

adventure and romance

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Appealing heroine and love interest. Storyline never flags. This series is great. I think I have now read all of them.

  • Beguiling the Beauty

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

When the Duke of Lexington meets the mysterious Baroness von Seidlitz-Hardenberg on a transatlantic liner, he is fascinated. She’s exactly what he’s been searching for - a beautiful woman who interests and entices him. He falls hard and fast - and soon proposes marriage. And then she disappears without a trace.… For in reality, the "baroness" is Venetia Easterbrook - a proper young widow who had her own vengeful reasons for instigating an affair with the duke. But the plan has backfired. Venetia has fallen in love with the man she despised - and there’s no telling what might happen when she is finally unmasked….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sherry Thomas is the best!

  • By SparkyGirl1012 on 10-06-13

loved it.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

Great situation, characters, and adventures. Wished it had been a bit longer...I'll go to the library for the other two.

  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office. Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story awesome characters superb narrator

  • By mary hohman on 10-30-17

another great

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

who knew a derivation on Sherlock Holmes could be so compelling. I can't wait for the next one.