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  • Just This Once

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 1
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,166

Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes. Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn't looking for a fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn't do casual. But maybe just this once.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO NEW ZEALAND ... AND ...

  • By MJG on 03-02-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

First came across this author, Rosalind James, with the Sinful, Montana series and was delighted. So I figured I'd give Ms. James' another try with Escape to New Zealand series and, Im happy to say she continues to delight.
Enjoyed this narrative thoroughly. Good plot and character development. Also an unexpected plus was being introduced to NZ sports in a light hearted, casual way which was fine since Im not a sport fan at all. So this subgenre, I can say, is quite a departure for me. (Learned about Hakas too :D...and All Blacks )
Good entertainment for a rainy afternoon. Makes me want to go visit New Zealand!
The narrator, Claire Bocking, is fabulous and talented. Loved her NZ accents and ability to do distinct, recognisable characters whether male or female. Kudos Ms. Bocking! I will look forward to more of your works.

  • Wife by Wednesday

  • Weekday Brides, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,851

Blake Harrison: Rich, titled, and charming…and in need of a wife by Wednesday. Blake turns to Sam Elliot, who isn’t the businessman he expected. Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, beautiful and feisty with a voice men call 1-900 numbers to hear. Samantha Elliot: Owner of matchmaking firm Alliance and not on the marital menu…that is, until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year contract. And there’s nothing indecent about this proposal. The money will really help with her family’s medical bills. All Samantha will need to do is keep her attraction to her new husband to herself and avoid his bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic love story

  • By J on 04-29-15

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

It's funny. When perusing through a list of unknown books to check for the next possible read, don't you find you have to take that chance and judge a book by its cover, meaning assess the author, cover picture, blurbs and reviews? We've all done it at some point no doubt. And sometimes it's just plain luck to stumble across something enjoyable and satisfying? Right?
And so, to say that I was sceptical at first, eh...saw the length of it, then saw the high ratings, I thought to give it a try since I was looking for something to tide me over to the next big read.
Well! What a pleasant surprise! A believable storyline, a strong development of characters (given the length of the narrative) and enough interest in the characters to want to cheer them to the finish line. Thank you Ms. Bybee. I will look out for more of your novels.

  • Law Man

  • A Dream Man Novel
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Law Man is another Kristen Ashley winner!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 12-18-13

KA never disappoints...as usual

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

First of all, Kate Russell rocks! She does not just reads but she performs! She breathes humour, moods, uncertainty, hysteria, whatever into a narrative. She definitely BREATHES Kristen Ashley dialogues! Kudos to you, Kate!
Law Man is a fun read. If you are a Kristen Ashley fan you know what I mean, and you know what to expect. Lots of entertaining bantering back and forth between the two principal characters: She's shy and withdrawing. He's in your face, alpha dude in protective and mating mode. She is undecided. He is determined. Mix in some Russian mob, assclown workmates, and some pretty f**ked up relatives and you have an entertaining novel that will provide a fix for your KA addiction.
Kristen Ashley...What can I say...you're a real hoot....AND YOU ROCK BABY!!!!!
(okay, so I used 'rock' one too many times here. But what can I say? If it ROCKS, it ROCKS!!)
:D

  • A Husband's Regret

  • Unwanted, Book 2
  • By: Natasha Anders
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

Tall and thin, twenty-eight-year-old Bronwyn Palmer has become positively gaunt, a ghost of her former self. That self was - and still is - the wife of a rich, handsome executive with an ocean-view house and his own security staff. It was in that house, two years ago, that Bryce Palmer learned Bronwyn was pregnant with their first child. But Bryce’s rage over his impending fatherhood touched off a chain reaction of emotional and physical traumas that wounded them both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great sequal!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 05-07-14

Could not get into it

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I was curious about this story. Thought it had potential. However, I tried on 2 different occasions to get into it. Perhaps I should have allowed more time but honestly I could not bear to hear how wimpy the heroine came off sounding and how abusive her husband was. From the reviews I read I understand that this turns around at some point. She develops some backbone and the husband is not as irrationally angry and controlling. Meh! I don't think I will try a third time.

  • As You Are

  • By: Sarah M. Eden
  • Narrated by: Jason Tatom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

A horse breeder by trade, Corbin Jonquil is more at home in the stables than in the ballroom of his sprawling estate. Corbin is the quietest of the Jonquil brothers and has always faded into the background, contentedly unnoticed. When a mysterious young widow, Mrs. Clara Bentford, moves into the neighborhood, however, Corbin quickly comes to realize that being noticed has its advantages. But how to catch the eye of the lady? According to his brothers, Corbin need only make a few simple changes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good clean story

  • By Les Raymond on 02-10-17

Charming and a diverting read

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

If you are looking for a feel-good and lighthearted read for a rainy afternoon, this is a good one to pick up.

  • Frenchman's Creek

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: John Castle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Seeking peace of mind, Lady Donna de Colomb flees the stews of London and the Restoration court for remote Navaron. There she finds the boundless passion her spirit craves - daring to love the pirate hunted by all Cornwall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding...I loved every moment!

  • By Tara on 05-05-10

A captivating story! A splendid narration.

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

A story that speaks to the heart. The narrator was brilliant, breathing life into the characters. Will undoubtedly reread again. Makes me want to rent a cottage in Cornwall right by the sea just to hear the seagulls cry and watch the tide roll out.

  • House of Shadows

  • By: Pamela Hartshorne
  • Narrated by: Christine Mackie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

When Kate Vavasour wakes in hospital, she can remember nothing about the family gathered around her bed or of her life before the accident. The doctors diagnose post-traumatic amnesia and say the memories should start returning. Which they do...but these memories are not her own. They belong to Isabel Vavasour, who lived and died at Askerby Hall over 400 years earlier....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A powerfully irresistable time-slip novel

  • By Amazon Customer MP on 10-16-16

A powerfully irresistable time-slip novel

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

This was my first encounter with Pamela Hartshorne, and definitely won't be my last. I was immediately drawn into this well crafted narrative. Beautiful prose and dialogue delivered with such eloquence. The cast of characters were well developed, distinct, and felt real. Could not put it down. A superb mix of present day psychological thriller and 400 year into the past gothic mystery gives the reader a seamless account of two parallel lives. Christine Mackie was beyond excellent, giving a performance rather than a 'narration'. I will definitely look for more of her work.

  • Highland Fling

  • By: Amanda Scott
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Scotland, 1750. In the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion, Maggie MacDrumin vows to keep fighting to liberate her people. But the intrepid Scotswoman is risking her life for a dangerous cause. When her latest mission lands her in a London courtroom on a trumped-up larceny charge, she has only one hope of survival. Enlisting the aid of Edward Carsley, the powerful fourth Earl of Rothwell, is a two-edged sword.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Truly liked this book...however

  • By MM on 08-25-15

Enjoyed it thoroughly. Wonderful narrator.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

Well crafted story. Loved the narrator. Looking forward to reading more from this author. Kudos.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Time & Place for Every Laird

  • A Laird for All Time, Book 2
  • By: Angeline Fortin
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

Surely she'd gone completely mad. Claire Manning can't imagine what she was thinking when she decided to help the escapee from her company's lab, but after seeing him caged like an animal, her humanitarian compulsion could not be overridden - even by the arrogant, scowling 18th-century Highlander Hugh Urquhart turned out to be. His entire life has been taken away from him, and Claire understands the pain and torment of loss.

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

  • By Lady M on 10-08-16

Loved it! Give me more!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

I always look forward to this genre of Time-Travel-what ifs. They are fun to read especially if they seem plausible within the parameters set by the storyline. Postulating that a man from the past finds himself in present day society is a great theme for a story. And Fortin lightheartedly gives us pause to see our present day life with other eyes.
Fortin! You rock.
Give us more.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • True to the Highlander

  • Loch Moigh, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Longley
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

A life hangs in the balance… A king held for ransom, a country under thumb, clans at one another’s throats. Malcolm of clan MacKintosh has enough to worry about without finding a mysterious lass sleeping on the side of his road. He tries to help her — in his overbearing, arrogant way — and winds up flat on his back. God’s blood, who is this woman…and why does she captivate him so?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You're not the "Bossame"!!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-19-14

Meant for juvenile audiences.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Language, storyline and character development more appropriate for younger audiences. Quite predictable and linear narrative which may be suitable for teenage readers. The idea of a musical talent which at first drew my attention was not fully employed let alone deepened to enhance the storyline. What was the purpose of being a Juilliard trained musician in the 1400s? Found myself skipping to the end to see how it ended. All in all, the story was not in the least bit gratifying.

Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

Angela Dawe's strengths are in her ability to be consistent with accents. But having said that I found her voice to be distracting and vexing. However, a more gratifying voice would not have elevated the experience of the narrative over all.

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

Did not realize the book was meant for juvenile audiences. My bad!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful