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Ann Shank

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  • A Comfortable Wife

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60

Antonia was not going to dwindle into an old maid... Miss Antonia Mannering had made plans, and Lord Philip Ruthven played a large part in them. They had been childhood friends, but had not seen each other for years. She knew Philip was popular with the ladies, but he had never married any of them. Wouldn't he now be ready for a wife? If she could prove to him that she could run his home, not disgrace him in Society and be a comfortable wife for him, surely he would be prompted to propose to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not author's best, but reader makes it enjoyable

  • By Eileen on 12-05-14

narrator in slow motion

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Hard to listen to this narrator in normal speed. Moved the speed up, and that helped, but still not ideal. Story was ok. I was hoping to have the Lester family actually in the story but they were just an occasional mention.

  • Buried

  • A Bone Secrets Novel
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179

Reporter Michael Brody is used to getting answers. The one that’s eluded him, though, for 20 long years is learning what happened to his brother, Daniel, the day his school bus disappeared. When the remains of the other children are discovered - and Daniel’s aren’t among them - a desperate Michael calls upon the sole survivor of the tragedy, Chris Jacobs, hoping he will finally break his silence.Constant fear of being found by his kidnapper has driven Chris into hiding. The only lead Michael has is Chris’s sister, Jamie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing until the end!

  • By Karen on 05-30-13

great narrator and story

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Story was emotional with great characters. This narrator was amazing - great unique voices for each character. Can't wait to download the next in the series.

  • Before I Knew

  • The Cabots, Book 1
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 747

Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story/Bad narration

  • By MHelf on 09-26-17

narrator detracts

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

I found it hard to enjoy what is probably a very good story due to the narration. Speeding playback helped but didn't solve all problems. That being said, the characters were sympathetic and interesting. I am looking forward to book 2, but may have to risk eye strain by reading the book instead of listening to the audio.

  • It's In His Arms

  • A Red River Valley Novel, Book 4
  • By: Shelly Alexander
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Lorenda Lawson has built a safe, sheltered life for her two young sons since their father was KIA several years ago. She has a beautiful cottage and a support network of family and friends. No one in Red River suspects that her marriage to Cam was ever less than perfect. Nobody, that is, except the gorgeous ex-SEAL who's shown up after a long absence: Cam's notorious twin brother, Mitchell.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad book and bad narration..

  • By Trish R. on 01-16-17

good series

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

I hope there are more coming up. There are a couple of characters needing their own story.

  • A Viscount's Proposal

  • By: Melanie Dickerson
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society's shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She's determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents - or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage, the ensuing gossip may force them together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Edward voice

  • By Ben on 03-05-17

voice of viscount diminished the strory

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

Not as enjoyable as the first book in the series. A better vocal interpretation of the viscount may have help. The voice was shrill and unpleasant. The narrator was much more effective with the female voices.

  • The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

  • A Bridgertons Prequel
  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

With her brother, Thomas, injured on the battlefront in the colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful !

  • By Jonana on 06-13-17

Not my favorite Julia Quinn novel.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Sluggish until toward end, unlikeable female character. 1st novel in this series was excellent. I had anticipated another Quinn masterpiece and was left disappointed - for me and for Edward - he deserved better. The idea of the story was good, but even my favorite narrator could not solve the sluggish and unlikeable aspects. I hope Andrew has a better outcome.

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