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  • The Devilish Duke

  • Saints & Scoundrels Series, Book 1
  • By: Maddison Michaels
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Devlin Markham, the notorious "Devil Duke" of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can't woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune good-bye. But he's always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems unmoved by his charm. When Sophie learns her beloved orphanage is in imminent danger, she will do anything to save it. Even marry a ruthless rake who takes what he wants in business and pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • INTERESTING TWISTS AND TURNS

  • By 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵 on 01-03-19

Ms. Michaels first novel is a winner in my book!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

I love the suspense factor in this book! It is both a murder mystery as well as a historical romance. For a debut book Maddison Michaels has hit the mark. I can hardly wait for her 10th book if this is a sample of her early writings.
I was guessing until the very end on who the murder was. There is great chemistry between Sophie and Devlin. I adored the play between Devlin and Danial, Sophie's protective older brother. There is some violence. The killer has killed several times. I have read much more graphic torture scenes in Medieval romance.There is only one sex scene but it is done well.
Ms Michaels is one of my "Buy as soon as the book is released" authors.
I absolutely adore Justine Eyre. I think she is an amazing narrator. She does several different voices and dialect well. I can't praise her enough on her performance.
Definitely recommend both the author and the narrator.

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  • The Haunting of Castle Dune: A Novella

  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Eleanor Ackard always knows the right thing to do to help her patients when it comes to their relationships, but when an almost-vacation with her immature boyfriend makes it clear that she needs to take her own advice, she rethinks her plans and sets off on a solo vacation to Scotland. But when a boat tour ends up with her stranded inside a haunted castle, Eleanor is faced with the opportunity to change history. Thrilled to escape her mundane routine for just a little while, she jumps at the chance, never expecting for a moment that it’s her heart that is as likely to change as history. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something new

  • By Sam on 12-23-18

A Heartwarming Story of Healing

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Let me start off by saying Lily Collingwood is one of the most amazing narrators around. She can take a story and make you believe that you are listen to several different voices. She slides in and out of each character and their accents with such ease that it makes you forget that it is just one person narrating the book.

The witch, Morna, is back to her meddling, match making, and time traveling antics again. Morna’s poor husband, Jerry is always trying to stop her from interfering in other peoples lives. SMH. If you have never read any of Morna’s Legacy Series it doesn’t matter. All of Ms Claire’s books can be read as a stand-alone but this is one is particularly a good book since it develops around a minor character introduced in another book.

Eleanor and Monroe’s story is very touching tale.

In 1640, Monroe is dying and his soul is destined to haunt Castle Dune because of a curse put on his family’s home by a witch. Everyone on the isle that has died since the curse was placed has haunted the castle. To keep any others from this faith he sends all that live on the isle, where the castle is located, to the mainland. Monroe has lived in seclusion ever since.

Eleanor is a psychologist who has just broken up with her deadbeat boyfriend right before leaving on vacation. Since Eleanor has the time off she decides to go to Scotland spur of the moment by a randomly sent pamphlet. Now in the present day the government wants to tear the haunted castle down. Morna just can’t allow that to happen. Morna chooses Eleanor to travel through time to discover how these hauntings can be stopped.

And of course since both Eleanor and Monroe are single, all the better.

Ms Claire always weaves a tale full of humor, a few heart tugging moments, some intrigue, and a touch of romance and passion mixed in here and there. This was easy to listen to and quite enjoyable. I do recommend it.


  • Wee William's Woman

  • Clan MacDougall. Book 3
  • By: Suzan Tisdale
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn't a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Years ago, after a bonny young lass broke his heart and left his dignity in shreds, he swore never again to put it in such peril. As a testament to his sincerity, he vowed never again to shave his beard. Then he met her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unforgettable, the best one yet

  • By seelk on 10-08-14

Love the book but the audio...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Brad Wills hands down is one of the best 'nade narrators around ! Suzan Tisdale writes a great page turner. I thoroughly enjoyed Wee William and Nora's story . I wish there had been a little bit more about Bree and Nial. But the fact that this is the only book around this clan and their allies that is not done in whispersynch drives me crazy !

  • Dragon Knight's Axe

  • By: Mary Morgan
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Alastair MacKay, a battled-scarred Dragon Knight, flees to the sea to separate himself from his fae-given power connecting him to the land. But it is on land that he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland. It is through Fiona that he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic - taking on the role of protector and at the same time leading him on a journey to confront his greatest regret and fears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mary Morgan worked her magic again!

  • By Nicole Laverdure on 07-01-16

Great narration finally

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Loved the story and thank the gods that you got Paul Woodson to narrate this one. I thought my ears were going to bleed listening to the first two books in the series. But so far really enjoying Mary Morgan writing of the Dragon Knights.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Morna's Magic & Mistletoe: A Scottish Time-Travel Romance

  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

Kenna McMillan would do anything for her grandchildren. She would even accompany one of them hundreds of years into the future for a week of Christmas celebrations with the old witch Morna, just to make him smile. But unexpected guests at the inn upend all of their holiday plans. As she learns more about her new acquaintance, she starts to wonder if her week away might take a romantic turn.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lorna's Magic& Mistletoe

  • By D.Wedell on 04-05-18

I loved this book

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

What did you love best about Morna's Magic & Mistletoe: A Scottish Time-Travel Romance?

I love the fact that this romance is between people who are of my age, over 50.There is as much uncertainties and passion as any new relationship even at that age and Bethany Claire describes the desires and fears Kenna and Mac have discovering each other beautifully.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Morna's Magic & Mistletoe: A Scottish Time-Travel Romance?

I love looking at the future though Kenna's eyes. Seeing the wonders and marvels of the 21st century thru the eyes of our 17th century time travels always brings a smile to my face.

What about Lily Collingwood’s performance did you like?

Lily Collinwood is one of the best narrators out there! She has a way of bringing each of Bethany's characters to life with such passion and spirit that it is like listening to different actors do each of the voices.

Any additional comments?

Any of Ms. Claire's books can be read as a stand alone but I recommend you read each one of them in order to understand how the characters develop and mature. If you have read any of several of Bethany's books you are familiar with young Cooper. He shines as always throughout this book. I do believe we are being set up for a future storyline with his infatuation with Rosie