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  • Gift of Fire

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Wendy Petersen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Jonas Quarrel was lean, sexy, and equally capable of quoting Renaissance poetry or wielding a dagger. Verity Ames knew Jonas was the perfect partner for an affair - and that he was not the marrying kind. Before long he would be looking for new excitement, leaving Verity behind to run her gourmet restaurant in a California resort, hold on to misty colored memories, and wonder what she was going to do if she were pregnant with his child.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but missing something

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-22-10

disliked the different narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

why did the narrator switch from book 1? ugh....Please redo with David Colacci again. thank you

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,720
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,988

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

Enjoyable and Lovely

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

Reviewed: 10-31-14

This is a great companion piece to the movie. The back stories of the key players were done with respect, love and in friendship. I am very appreciative that this wasn't a "typical" Hollywood tell all, where it seems that the point is to show the most negative traits of those engaged in a project. A lovely compliment and a recognition to those of us that are fans of this beloved, multi-generational movie. As for the actual Narration. I loved the multi person approach, often with those directly involved. It was very easy to hear the truth and honesty in their comments and remembrances. Cary Elwes' impersonations were a wonderful bonus and yes, he is still the perfect hero as demonstrated in his writing. I highly recommend this.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Magick

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,001

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family - along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUCH better narration than the first two.

  • By Jeffrey D Toony on 02-06-15

THIRD TIMES THE CHARM!! (pun intended)

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

Reviewed: 10-31-14

YES!! Thank you for Susan Ericson. I enjoyed this greatly, the ending to the trilogy was very satisfying and again..SUSAN FREAKIN' ERICSON!!! Now---make my Christmas and please have her re-do the first 2 in the series and I'll have a perfect set. Much better!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Collector

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,321

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want to like it--but couldn't stop!

  • By Janels on 05-02-14

I tried----again, but no more Audio Nora Roberts..

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

Reviewed: 04-26-14

First--I loved Julia Whelan's reading. I'd listen to other books she's narrated.
Second--This was the 4th Nora Roberts I gave a try. For the others (Shadow Spell and The Witness) the issue was the narrator. But for this? It was the story. I could not make it past Chapter 5--and I kept trying. The main male protagonist was obnoxious and the plot twists so far?Just totally unbelievable *SPOILERS* (how they met, the "assassin", the best friend coincidences.....)

Third- I WILL stay with JD Robb though---for now.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Concealed in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 38
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,809

In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!

  • By amazonian on 02-23-14

Part of the series..

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

Reviewed: 03-27-14

Again, great audio performance and she does make what is an otherwise now bland series work. JD robb needs a bit of a "re-alignment" but I'll still be a faithful reader and audiobook listener--especially to this series

  • Shadow Spell

  • Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,233

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book is a good read but the narrator is HORRIBLE

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-27-14

Again??? Narrator??

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

Reviewed: 03-27-14

I waited with baited breath for this book, especially once I saw that it had a different narrator. Oh, good! I thought--they read the reviews for the first one. Then I started it.......No, no you didn't!!!! This one is read by a man whose pace.is.........so.......slow......and......pon.der.ous that I nodded off in between sentences. His Irish accents were tolerably better than the first one, but not by much. So..I am going to do what I did with the first one---read the actual novel, because, once again--the voices are better in my head. And, this, from someone who adores audio books, is saying something!

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,422
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,914

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turn the volume down!

  • By J. Gilbert on 10-30-13

Horrible Narration!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-14

It amazes me that Nora Roberts/JD Robb has the most perfect narrator for her "In Death" series yet, consistently has a horrible narrator for her romance novels. The narrator's accent was distorted and it was very difficult to listen to her as she "spoke" in the main heroine's voice --made her sound like a 16 year old!! (toss up between her and the one who did Fifty Shades there..). The Irish voices sounded like it was being read by a old woman--which fit the "backstory" part, I suppose but had no right being part of the more modern sections. I got halfway through and then bought the actual book. The voices in my head sounded better. Are you going to re-do this one too? Like you did for Whiskey River?

  • Dragon Bound

  • Elder Races Series #1
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,210

Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Woo Freakin Hoo!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-14-11

AWESOME start to a series

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

Loved the Performance on this audio book, which is only backed by a very well defined and crafted world of dragons, griffins, elves. We are taking the initial journey with the main character Pia and Dragos' and cannot wait to see what happens next!

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,740
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,784
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,416

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should've read the reviews first.

  • By Rick on 06-27-12

RE CAST, RE WORK, RE DO--ASAP

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

Reviewed: 04-25-12

Random House needs to re-release--yes, AGAIN and ASAP.!! I would have gone with dual narrators to clearly define the roles of Ana and Christian. And yes, Ana definitely needs to be someone who can make "Holy Crap!, Ahhhh/moaning expressing joy in sex, and expressing the thoughts of the "inner goddess and subconcious" in a more mature tone of voice. Yes, Ana is young, but I don't think she is 12. I want my money back please and thank you.--or keep it as a credit and when you finally listen to your listeners, just let me download the revamped triilogy for free, please and thank you. I can understand wanting to keep up with the momentum, but at the very least, make it a quality product.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful