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  • Wildfire

  • The Fire Series, Book 3
  • By: Anne Stuart
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Three years ago, ex-operative Sophie Jordan made the mistake of falling in love - and marrying - her target. Now she's paying for it tenfold. Her husband might be one of the sexiest men alive, but he's also a psychopath. She's been a virtual prisoner, and the time has come for retribution - and escape. Undercover agent Malcolm Gunnison has his orders: get intel from Sophie's arms-dealer husband, then kill him. He plans to get rid of her, too, if she gets in his way, but he's unprepared when she gets under his skin instead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Vicki on 02-25-19

Another Great Narrative and Narration!!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

Anne Stuart does it again. Stuart writes for the intelligent reader. The Heroine is strong, educated, has endured emotional loss and yet, perseveres through, while living an independent life. However, Stuart is honest. Stuart depicts women as we truly are: our insecurities with body image, striving to please perfectionistic parents, failed relationships yet most of all, the vulnerability which lies in each of us when it all seems to be too much and we so desire to have strong arms to hold us while we let flow a good cry. The narration is first class talent as usual and I commend Stuart for her careful choice in the narrator she chooses for her novels. We the reader are never disappointed. A reader can always be certain without first listening to a sample that each and every audiobook narration is performed brilliantly!!!

  • The Bastard

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

Jeannette Boucher, a young French beauty from a family left penniless by the revolution, must marry against her will to save them all from ruin. But almost immediately after the vows are spoken, she learns that her old English husband is impotent - and in his desire for an heir, he plans to compromise her in the worst way. Determined to escape such a fate, she stows away on one of His Majesty’s frigates. But a woman alone is in constant danger.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story, but not the narrator.

  • By C. Macduff on 01-20-15

Worst narration ever!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

I am a regular reviewer of audio books. The narrative was interesting and I am sure it would have been a worthy "read". However, never before have I heard a more horrible narration of a story than by this narrator, Sarah Coomes. It was almost painful to listen too.

  • Ice Blue

  • By: Anne Stuart
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

Museum curator Summer Hawthorne considered the exquisite ice-blue ceramic bowl given to her by her beloved Japanese nanny a treasure of sentimental value, until somebody tried to kill her for it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intense

  • By Carey on 02-25-08

Brilliant Author, Brilliant Narration

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Anne Stuart is simply flawless in her writing style, characterizations and storylines. I am forever crushing on the male leads, identifying with the female leads: educated, yet are flawed with insecurities from everyday situations which all women regardless of whether they have experienced the event or not, can certainly relate too. The reader will gain inside knowledge regardless of the setting and understand the depth of emotions from not just our lead characters but even our co's. I laugh aloud at times and cry at the HEA's. I have not found one poorly acted narrators yet to any of Stuart's stories. I would encourage any person who is not familiar with Anne Stuart to invest the time to explore this remarkable talent.

  • Shadows at Sunset

  • By: Anne Stuart
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

The house on Sunset Boulevard has witnessed everything: from the infamous murder-suicide of a '50s starlet and her lover, to the drug-fueled commune in the '60s, to the anguish of its present owner, Jilly Meyer, who is struggling to preserve the house and what's left of her wounded family.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Short!

  • By Sara on 10-06-07

Stuart Fabulous/ Narrator Horrible

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

There must be some sort of criteria that has to implemented so that a perfectly well- written narrative is not completely butchered by a narrator who cannot even decipher between two different characters: one male and one female. It does not matter that Audible will refund us payment for a book.... It is just so frustrating that a narrator cannot have at least enough talent to have a couple of male leads to choose from that do not sound like women.

  • Storm Warrior

  • The Grim Series, Book 1
  • By: Dani Harper
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 649

As a child, Morgan Edwards marveled at the faery tales spun by her beloved grandmother, stories of the magical beings hidden in the heart of ancient Wales. But now Morgan is all grown up, a veterinarian who believes only in what science can prove - until the night a massive black dog saves her from a vicious attack. Suddenly a stranger stands before her, the man of her dreams made flesh and blood, not by science, but by a magic that could bring them their hearts’ desires...or cost them everything they have.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little all over the place......

  • By Barbara on 11-28-13

Fantastic narrative and narration!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Dani Harper has written a brilliant combination of romance, myth, belly- laughing humor, sigh- heartwarming situations that speaks to each of us! "Storm Warrior " is the second novel to her Grim Trilogy. I read the first, and both are stand alone stories with HEA's and yes... one gains insight to ponder and wonder about ourselves and others long after the story ends: the mark of a great author. The narrator Justine Eyre is absolutely wonderful. Her ability to craft voices so specific to the many characters truly makes the reader forget we are only listening to "one" character. I am so grateful for the hours of enjoyment I have received from these uniquely talented individuals!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dance with Deception

  • Scandalous Secrets, Book 1
  • By: Tracy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Haunted by his father's sins, Sebastian Montgomery, ninth Duke of Davenport vows never to fall in love or marry - until he encounters Gwendolyn MacAlistair and she consumes his thoughts. Sebastian wants her, and as he learned from his father, what a duke wants, a duke takes. Gwen's father has arranged for her to marry a man she despises, the very man who shattered her fragile family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Nicole on 07-12-16

Frustrating Narrating Undeserving of Excellent Performance

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

Reviewed: 04-16-16

After listening to many audiobooks as I take breaks from my now completed second college degree, I consider Susan Duerden to be by far, among the finest audio- performers today. Author Eloisa James, regardless of which narrative she weaves, always is the perfect match for Ms. Duerden's talent. Unfortunately, other authors such as Tracy Goodwin, in "Dance with Deception " truly is not worthy of Ms. Duerden's talent. The narrative was so frustrating as the female heroine constantly fluctuated in her ability to make a decision. Once we the audience are provided with the subplot to better understand her confusion, we expect the narrative to also affect her to a better understanding of her confusion. However, chapter after chapter the heroine continues to flip back-and-forth. I could not like her anymore and actually wanted the hero to walk away from her. I will never read a narrative by this author again. I only choose the book because of Susan Duerden.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rapture's Edge

  • Night Prowler, Book 3
  • By: J. T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Eliana is a woman on the run. As a Shadow Walker, she is driven from her home in Rome when she believes the man she loved murdered her father. Now she makes her living as an art thief and a competitor in the underground fighting circuit of Paris. But her past is about to catch up with her in the form of The Hunt, a group of elite assassins with one objective: eliminate her before she can expose the secrets of her shape-shifting clan to the world…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take 2 aspirin and get the print version....

  • By J. Mcferran on 07-25-16

Great Narrative: Poor Narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-01-16

I truly do not wish to write a poor review for any artist , but I write this one in the hopes that the audio narrator will take the well intentioned critique I offer . The book is exceptional and I will read it without audio. However, I have listened to Ms. Dawe in other audiobooks and she is exceptional when she is acting a character. However , when she is not,there is an annoying lecturing , almost yelling tone literally at the very first minute of the narration. It continues throughout the entire narrative and it becomes grating. If she could soften her tone and offer a less "in your face " delivery, it would be a joy to continue to listen to the complete audiobooks I have purchased in the past . There is always a sense of urgency to her delivery where it is not needed to serve the narrative. The listener becomes so frustrated and it is impossible to even relax. To date , I have paid and deleted four ( 4) audiobooks due to Ms. Dawe and her lecturing, and the harsh- tonality where none is needed in the narrative. Please understand that I am an individual who has studied the theatre arts at two of the finest international schools so I do not write this review in a careless or mean spirited manner . Your talent is evident, however, I wish you well to find a voice for the areas I have mentioned . Once again , I
wish you well and will seek your talents at some later date.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Never Kiss a Rake

  • By: Anne Stuart
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 405

Bryony Russell and her two sisters are left destitute by the disgrace and unexpected death of their father, a wealthy shipping magnate. He left a cryptic note, and Bryony is determined to find the real villain and clear her father’s name. In disguise as a servant, Bryony infiltrates the home her of father’s business partner to find proof of his guilt...or innocence. It’s not just clues that Bryony finds, but temptation too.... Adrian Bruton, Earl of Kilmartyn, immediately suspects there is something not quite right about his new housekeeper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liked story, didn't like American reading

  • By Marcheta on 08-26-13

Prefect Narrative, Perfect Narration!!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-15

Another wonderful Anne Stuart novel and XE Sands Narration!

Intelligent plot, just enough sensuality, and always a happy ending.