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LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, United States
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  • Born to Be Wilde

  • The Wildes of Lindow Castle
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there’s only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him. Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he’s chosen a far more suitable bride. But when he learns of Lavinia's desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he’ll find her a prince. As usual, there’s no problem Parth can’t fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By tmariec on 08-21-18

Somehow I was disappointed......

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Since I tend to carry all the audio books of this author, I can say accurately that I personally was disappointed with this book. I do like the narrator, so that is not the problem. Somehow I failed to catch the barbed riposte, or perhaps the scintillating badinage slipped by me. Anyway, I was disappointed!

  • The King's Man

  • Welsh Blades, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Kingston
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 390

Ranulf Ombrier is notorious throughout England for his skill at swordplay and murderous reputation. But after years of doing his king's bidding, he follows his conscience away from Edward, all the way to the wilds of Wales. Gwenllian of Ruardean, Welsh daughter of a powerful Marcher lord, has every reason to leave Ranulf for dead when one of her men nearly kills him. As a girl she was married by proxy to a man Ranulf murdered, only to become a widow before she ever met her groom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story & narration!

  • By bookworm2bookworm on 03-29-17

Entering a new sphere of audio entertainment---

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I have encountered a new author who writes with grace and aplomb...and when her written words are coupled with the narration of Nicholas Boulton, a remarkable pairing has been achieved! Marvelous written language...marvelous verbal expression. A winning combination such as this does more than "make my day"! I am filled with emotions and feelings to feed my soul for a long time. This is a listen I shall repeat over and over again.

  • Uncertain Magic

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 354

As a lovely heiress, Roderica Delamore should be a prize catch--except for her shameful secret. She has the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her. Even her family and close friends can't hide from her strange gift. Knowing that she can never marry, for no man could bear it, Roddy still longs hopelessly for a family of her own. Until she meets the man she's been waiting for--the Earl of Iveragh, a mysterious Irish aristocrat whose thoughts are entirely closed to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Remarkable!

  • By sherry on 10-04-17

Remarkable!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

With the pairing of author and narrator, this book comes alive. Since I cannot tell the ending, I simply say that it is riveting. Wonderful to hear such compelling words. And this is not my first reading. This story is one that you can save and listen to, over and over. Well done, Audible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Chief

  • By: Monica McCarty
  • Narrated by: Robert McNab
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 842
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768

Best-selling author Monica McCarty transports listeners to the 14th-century Scottish highlands in this dazzling novel. Warrior Tor MacLeod is picked by Robert the Bruce to lead the fight against English rule. Despite Tor’s rigid disposition and devotion to his craft, his new bride is determined to warm his heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overbearing Chief meets Romantic Lass

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-12-13

Excellent.....par none!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

What a wonderful pairing of author and narrator. With much research to historical detail, ordinary characters came to life with richness and depth. I was mesmerized! It was almost impossible to put this book down and definitely it will be read and reread with enthusiasm!

  • The Widow's Kiss

  • By: Jane Feather
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Lady Guinevere Mallory has been married four times in 12 years, and each of her husbands has died mysteriously. Adept in the laws of property, she has secured the land of each of her late spouses, vastly increasing her personal wealth. After the death of her fourth husband, this trend raises some eyebrows at the royal court, and Hugh of Beaucaire is sent to investigate these puzzling events.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad, but veeerryyy ssslllooowwww narration.

  • By I like to shop on 08-31-18

Splendid!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

What else can be said about this book other than it is so much more than a book. It is a story! A masterpiece of the blending of author and narrator! The details carefully crafted with subtle nuances of character allowed JS to weave a splendid narration, and I am finding this is one story to listen to again and again!

  • The Duchess Deal

  • Girl Meets Duke
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir - which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 100% perfect

  • By Eugenie on 09-29-17

Perfect!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Witty! Descriptive! Emotional! And did I mention funny? I laughed out loud and have to applaud the remarkable narrator for so many subtle nuances. Pairing author with narrator makes this audible a five star performance and I can't wait for the next offering!

  • Ace of Hearts

  • By: Barbara Metzger
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Ace Endicott, the Earl of Carde, needs a woman who will give him an heir, but he never expects to be engaged to three different women, or to become the laughingstock of the gossip columnists. Escaping this London nightmare, he takes a chance and comes up with a winning hand in the game of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ace of Hearts

  • By AnnieS on 10-08-15

Pleasantly surprised!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

Excellent pairing of author and narrator made this a wonderful listening experience! Witty dialogue made me smile! Quirky humor made me laugh out loud! Narrator deftly handled shifting between characters, thereby giving realism to the story. Many thanks to Audible and to all those involved!

  • Salt Bride: A Georgian Historical Romance

  • Salt Hendon Series, Book 1
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

England, 1763. The Earl of Salt Hendon and squire's daughter Jane Despard share a secret past of mistrust, heartache, and misery. Forced into a marriage neither wants, the patient and ever optimistic Jane believes love conquers all; the Earl will take some convincing. Enter Diana St. John, who will go to extreme lengths, even murder, to hold the Earl's attention. Can the newlyweds overcome past prejudices and sinister opposition to fall in love all over again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful dark romance with lurking villain

  • By BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN on 11-05-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

Would you listen to Salt Bride: A Georgian Historical Romance again? Why?

You won't be disappointed if you get this book. Of course, you will also want to try the sequel as well. Narrator and author are a great pairing!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Salt Redux: Sequel to Salt Bride

  • Salt Hendon, Book 2
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

How does a brother cope with life knowing his sister is a murderess? How can a nobleman have the life he has always wanted when a lurking evil consumes his thoughts and haunts his dreams? What will it take for good to triumph over evil?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Powerful Duo of Author & Narrator!

  • By BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN on 11-16-15

Excellent choice!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

In looking for a new author in a Georgian/Regency genre, I came across this gem. Excellent pairing of author and narrator makes my case. Wonderful plot line, dialog, and fine narration is a secure choice for a credit. More of the same, please.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • When Maidens Mourn

  • A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, Book 7
  • By: C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

Best-selling author C.S. Harris has received numerous awards for her historical fiction. Set in Regency England, this seventh series installment finds aristocratic investigator St. Cyr and his reluctant bride, Hero Jarvis, entangled in a dangerous mystery involving the myth of King Arthur and Camelot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History, romance, intriguing story and characters

  • By Book fan on 03-18-12

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

I found a new series and love the pairing of author and narrator. This audiobook is well worth the credit.