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  • The Silent Duke

  • The 1797 Club, Book 4
  • By: Jess Michaels
  • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Recently widowed Charlotte may be the proper Countess of Portsmith to society, but when she is around Ewan, she still feels like the enraptured little girl who met him decades before when her brother was best friends with him and his cousin. A planned trip to spend Christmas with their families at Duke of Donburrow Ewan’s estate reunites the old friends. But when a storm keeps the others from arriving on time, Charlotte decides to stop living in fear and pursue the man she has desired and loved her entire life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and offbeat

  • By kestergayle on 01-13-18

I liked the premise of the story the silent Duke.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I like the Story, but the narration was terrible. I almost tossed the book back and got a refund.

I like the fact that Jess Michaels addressed the issue of a character having a handicap. One question I do have, is when was sign with hands invented? Thank you again looking forward to the next in the series.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Lord of Darkness

  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

Since the death of his first wife, Godric St. John has devoted his nights to protecting the innocent of London disguised as the notorious Ghost of St. Giles. When Lord Griffin Reading discovers Godric's secret double life he presents him with an offer he can't refuse, and Godric finds himself married to a young - and pregnant - stranger. Two years ago Lady Margaret "Megs" Reading lost both her lover and her unborn child - but not before being forced into a marriage of convenience with Godric St. John....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • BRING BACK ASHFORD MCNAB - PLEASE!!!

  • By J-9 on 03-01-13

Love ashford McNab, Emma Taylor not so much

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

It was a difficult listen to with Emma Taylor. Her verbal interpretation was actually annoying. But I persevered, because I like Elizabeth Hoyt And especially the maiden Lane series.

  • The Long Walk Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Will North
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

When Fiona Edwards first sees the lanky backpacker striding up the lane toward her award-winning farmhouse bed-and-breakfast in the remote mountains of North Wales, she's puzzled. She's used to unexpected strangers, but few arrive on foot. The man to whom she opens her door is middle-aged, unshaven, sweat-soaked…and arrestingly handsome. What neither of them knows at that moment is that their lives are about to change forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close to perfect

  • By Shoppermom on 07-11-18

A reflective love story

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

I love anything that Kate Reading is the narrator, with that being said I was not disappointed with the long walk home. I loved the characters. The story was very smooth and glided along beautifully. Kept my interest.
And I marveled at Alec's interpretation of fulfilling a last request. Really got me thinking regarding life choices.
👍for Will North....I want to visit Wales!

  • The Chieftain

  • Return of the Highlanders Series, Book 4
  • By: Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Comes To Those Who Wait.

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-25-13

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

This is the fourth in a series that I have listened to time and time again. The narrator Derek Perkins is is perfect. And of course the author has such a great sense of humor and timing with each character.
Really a joy. Would like for Lauchlin and Neil to have a happy ending also. Can't wait for that

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Heart's in the Highlands

  • By: Angeline Fortin
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Mikah Bauer stepped into the street in front of the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art and found herself lost in a nightmare that became a dream come true when Ian Conagham, the Marquis of Ayr, appeared before her. Mikah found herself living another life, a fairy tale of love and passion such as she never imagined. Then came the nightmare that tore it all away as quickly as fate had handed it to her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED the last quarter of this book...

  • By SIMARA on 08-24-16

A nice love story – a little long

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

I liked the narration, characters and how it ended. A bit long to get into though, but once things started to roll along it started to move faster. Nice love story

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Taming of the Duke

  • Essex Sisters, Book 3
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she's in the delicious position of being able to take a lover: discreet male who knows just when to leave in the morning. But Lady Maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • read it first, then bought the audio

  • By Terijo on 03-02-12

Lovely twists and turns!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

The narrator is absolutely perfect for these stories! And the twists and turns are just lovely. I don't want to give away the storyline but it's wonderful how you think one thing is going to happen and then another piece is Added.

  • Much Ado About You

  • Essex Sisters, Book 1
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

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

Very moving story

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

I liked all the character development. I thought the story line moved really well and the relationships developed were fantastic. There's one part that I absolutely sobbed. Couldn't be helped. Excellent excellent story. Bravo

  • An American in Scotland

  • By: Karen Ranney
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Rose MacIain is a beautiful woman with a secret. Desperate and at her wits' end, she crafts a fake identity for herself, one that Duncan MacIain will be unable to resist. But she doesn't realize that posing as the widow of the handsome Scotsman's cousin is more dangerous than she knew. And when a simmering attraction rises up between them, she begins to regret the whole charade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good story and performance

  • By Colleen on 09-29-16

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

The plot was wonderful. It never was boring. Built well. The relationship between Rose in Duncan was believable. It was really a great story

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Wonderful

  • Carsington Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 688

War hero Alistair Carsington really really loves women, and his romantic impulses have landed him in nearly as much danger as the Battle of Waterloo. To avoid his usual temptations and perhaps even repay the friend who saved his life, he's exiled himself to a place far from civilization - Derbyshire - in winter! Fate laughs at his good intentions and drives him straight into conflict with Miss Mirabel Oldridge, his match in tenacity, intelligence, and deviousness - who also happens to be wildly irresistible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Lady Wesley on 08-28-15

Slow start but lovely ending

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

As I mentioned, it was a slow beginning but around chapter 11 things began to be more cohesive and move along. I guess that can be referred to as creating the story line and character development. I really enjoy this author. And I love Kate Reading. She does a lovely job on character voices. Very distinctive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mad Jack

  • Bride Series, Book 4
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Mad Jack is in reality Winifrede Levering Bascombe, who, happily, has her name changed very quickly in the story. She arrives in London with the aunts, Mathilda and Maude, of Lord Cliffe, Grayson St. Cyre, to beg his assistance. He welcomes the aunts, briefly spots the valet, Jack, and proceeds very quickly after their arrival to fall down the rabbit hole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Wendy on 02-14-16

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

Love the character development and voice changes. Just perfect the story line had really great twists and turns. Listen to it all day.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful