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  • Chelynne

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 127

Orphaned and raised by her uncle, the feisty sixteen-year-old Chelynne resolves to show her gratitude by marrying the man of her uncle's choice. Bracing herself for a graying, sickly noble, the last man she expects for a husband is the dashing future Earl of Bryant, Chadwick Hawthorne - suddenly, being a loving wife doesn't seem too hard a task. But he spurns her affection and remains her husband only in name, never in deed. Tormented by unfinished business from his past and an uprising threatening his land, Chad resolves to keep his distance from everyone....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Book RUINED

  • By Lizzykafoops on 05-05-13

WORTH BUYING UNDER $10.00

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

Reviewed: 06-17-13

Good plots and sympathetic characters, the king however sounded like a fool which he may have been but not appropriate for his station. More could have been made of Chelynne's age, It was hard to remember she was only 16.

  • To Seduce an Earl

  • Seduction, Book 1
  • By: Lori Brighton
  • Narrated by: Fiona Underwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

Grace Brisbane will do anything to save her family from poverty, even marry for money. But to catch the eye of a worldly noble, inexperienced Grace will need to learn the secrets of seduction. And who better to teach her than a man whose life is devoted to pleasure? Alex Weston is the top attraction at Lavender Hills, the all-male brothel that caters to the desires of London’s most fashionable women. His beauty and sexual prowess are legendary, yet his seemingly charmed life masks an ugly truth. Alex is a prisoner in a gilded cage, blackmailed into service. He wants only freedom - until the night Grace Brisbane walks through his door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ENJOYABLE READ...FUNNY AND HEART WARMING

  • By CINDY on 12-11-12

NOT IMPRESSED

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

Reviewed: 06-08-13

This could have been a good story but it seemed the author was trying to create an audience by using "course" language. I prefer my imagination stimulated more than my ears. The story could have stood on its own without the overly explicit language. Shame, a good story spoilt.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Whisper Her Name

  • By: Tamera Alexander
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a murdered carpetbagger, gratefully accepts an invitation from 'Aunt' Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation and the dearest friend of Olivia’s late mother. Expecting to be the Harding's housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned once again when she learns the real reason why Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Davida on 12-30-13

FANTASTIC STORY WORTH BUYING

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

Reviewed: 06-06-13

I truly enjoyed this book. Characters were believable and I liked that love blossomed without any explicit sex talk. Tamera Alexander leads you on a realistic path of discovery of the old South. I would buy this author's work again!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Countess

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after. Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened.... Until the real earl appears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-03-13

AN INTERESTING STORY

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

AN INTERESTING STORY WELL PLOTTED WITH BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS, THE NARRATOR DETRACTS FROM THE ENJOYMENT OF THE BOOK SOMEWHAT BUT IF YOU CAN OVERLOOK THAT ITS A GOOD READ

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Redeeming Love

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,186

Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a bestselling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • POSITIVELY LIFE CHANGING

  • By Nelishia on 01-04-10

TOTAL ENJOYMENT A PAGE TURNER

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

Reviewed: 05-20-13

Loved the characters hated the villains wanted to see what happened next a real page turner , brilliant!

  • The Secret Mistress

  • Mistress Series, Book 3
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

While Lady Angeline Dudley’s pedigree dictates that she must land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible beauty secretly longs for a simple, ordinary suitor. No wild rakes like the men of her family, just a kind heart and good nature. So when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, rescues her with unmatched civility from the advances of a scoundrel, Angeline thinks that she has found her true love. Persuading the earl is another matter entirely. Edward has his future neatly mapped out. He hopes to wed his steadfast companion....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised....

  • By Sharon Brown on 11-29-11

IRRITATING NARRATION

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

Reviewed: 02-10-13

This audiobook is an "ok" story but the narrator's voice is irritating. I also like to be drawn in by the characters but this book didn't achieve that.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Lady Awakened

  • Blackshear Family Series # 1
  • By: Cecilia Grant
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 414

Newly widowed and desperate to protect her estate and beloved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a daring plan. Or rather, a daring plan to conceive. After all, if she has an heir on the way, her future will be secured. Forsaking all she knows of propriety, Martha approaches her neighbor, a London exile with a wicked reputation, and offers a strictly business proposition: a month of illicit interludes... for a fee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unpredictable Story

  • By Lady M on 06-19-12

WELL WRITTEN AND NARRATED

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

Reviewed: 02-10-13

A well written story with believable characters. Susan Ericksen has a pleasant voice and narrates well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Countess So Shameless

  • A Scandal in London Novel, Book 1
  • By: Liana LeFey
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

Lady Mélisande Compton, Countess of Wilmington in her own right, has never forgotten Lord Alessandro Orsini, the Italian rogue she met during her visit to Versailles. When the celebrated rake resurfaces in London, Mélisande seizes the opportunity and shamelessly proposes an affair for the Season with no strings attached. Five years ago, Alessandro met his perfect match in Mélisande. Though the fiercely independent lady has sworn off marriage, it doesn’t stop him from vowing to make her his wife. While seducing her body, Alessandro wages tender warfare on her heart’s defenses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Romp

  • By Lia on 12-06-12

AN 'OK' STORY

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

Reviewed: 02-09-13

Written well, believable characters, didn't really capture my imagination, hero wasn't really hero material, sex scenes too explicit, didn't involve my emotions. I love a book that makes me laugh and cry and feel things. Still, worth a listen.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Scandal's Mistress

  • A Novel of Lord Hawkesbury's Players, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

Just when Leo, Baron Warhurst, thinks his family’s financial situation can’t get any worse, he discovers that his unwed sister is pregnant. The Warhurst estate is already crumbling thanks to Leo’s father’s numerous indiscretions, and unless Leo can prevent another scandal from erupting before he makes a fortuitous match with a wealthy heiress, his family will be ruined. Such are the dire straits that bring the ruthless young nobleman to the White Swan Inn, where he must suffer the indignity of asking a common seamstress for help spying on his sister’s lover. Yet Alice Croft is anything but common. She is low-born, yes, but also strong-willed, clever, confident, and bears a luminous beauty Leo cannot ignore. Inexorably drawn to her, he knows that even the rumor of a liaison between them could ruin his marriage prospects. But the harder he fights against her, the stronger their attraction grows—until Leo is forced to choose between the woman who stole his heart and the family that demands his honor. In this unforgettable follow-up to Her Secret Desire, Lord Warhurst’s turbulent love story unfolds with all the wit, passion, and drama that C. J. Archer’s growing legion of fans have come to expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another GREAT Listen!!!!

  • By J-9 on 09-12-12

ENJOYABLE STORY

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

Reviewed: 02-09-13

CJ Archer writes well with believable characters and good plots. I wasn't fussed on the narrator but got used to her. Overall an Enjoyable Story.

  • To Tempt the Devil

  • A Novel of Lord Hawkesbury's, Book 3
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

For years, Rafe Fletcher wandered the world, an assassin-for-hire and one of Europe’s most feared swordsmen. It’s a fitting life for a man who once beat his own brutish stepfather half to death, one of many sins for which he hopes to atone upon his return to London. Yet redemption proves elusive when he reunites with Lizzy Croft. A child when Rafe left, Lizzy remembers her dear friend’s brooding brother all too well. And though dismayed to now find herself drawn to his dark good looks, she hasn’t forgotten how dangerous he can be. She dare not trust him - until the Master of Revels is murdered and Lizzy becomes the prime suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AN 'OK' STORY, NOT A GREAT NARRATOR.

  • By Cathy on 02-09-13

AN 'OK' STORY, NOT A GREAT NARRATOR.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-13

I liked the series, good plots, believable characters but the narrator didn't suit this story. He made the hero sound gruff and not very attractive at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful