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  • Whiskey Beach

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,654

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Eva on 03-10-17

absolutely captivating

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

this story truly progresses at the perfect rate. you want to know the truth and you're hoping to learn the truth but this author, as is her Norm, slowly unfolds one piece of the puzzle at a time and it truly makes for a remarkable book. You'll love it. There's the usual love story in a work then they're pretty obvious but the mystery itself is probably one of her best.

  • The Serpent Prince

  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Country bred Lucy Craddock-Hayes is content with her quiet life, until the day she trips over an unconscious man - a naked unconscious man - and loses her innocence forever. Viscount Simon Iddesleigh was nearly beaten to death by his enemies. Now he's hell-bent on vengeance. But as Lucy nurses him back to health, her honesty startles his jaded sensibilities - even as it ignites a desire that threatens to consume them both. Yet as his honor keeps him from ravishing her, his revenge sends his attackers to her door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serious Story Line and Serious Love Scenes

  • By Elizabeth on 10-14-13

Just okay really weak characters

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

As the finale to the princes by this author this book was disappointing. Yes you love the lady lead and you at first like the male lead but I don't think she does a good job really mixing in emotions into their relationship until the last oh say 30 minutes.

It's like they get married because she is enthralled with him but there's really no love - and since he married her for love it makes so sense. Also his prolonged anger is a bit over the top. The weakest of the books.

Climax is hardly a climax.

  • The Leopard Prince

  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

One look at Harry Pye, and Georgina knows she's not just dealing with a servant, but a man. Harry has known many aristocrats - including one particular nobleman who is his sworn enemy. But Harry has never met a beautiful lady so independent, uninhibited, and eager to be in his arms. Still, it's impossible to conduct a discreet liaison when poisoned sheep, murdered villagers, and an enraged magistrate have the county in an uproar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Read

  • By Menon on 05-14-13

So Much Anger So Much Passion

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

If you like sex you'll like this novel. A little too much slang for sexual organs for my taste - a bit crass but I loved the love story - it has real fight in it. You always wonder who the murderer is and you think you know and then you don't - really great swings to the story.

The writer did not do a great job connecting the male character to the previous book's male lead character - she should have introduced and connected them earlier so we would understand why the heck this couple was important.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Raven Prince

  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616

Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant man on horseback nearly crushes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits. The Earl of Swartingham is in a quandary. Having frightened off two secretaries, Edward de Raaf needs someone who can withstand his bad temper and boorish behavior. When Anna becomes the earl's secretary, it would seem that both their problems are solved. But when she discovers he plans to visit the most notorious brothel in London, she sees red-and decides to assuage her desires....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jubilant about this Author and Narrator.

  • By Sidonie on 02-09-13

Great Romance with Natural Imperfections

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

What I mean by the headline is the writer didn't sell us some hot guy - she sold us a real guy. She didn't sell us some babe - she sold us a real woman and she makes the story organically mature into a love story - really good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In the Garden of Disgrace

  • The Garden Series, Book 3
  • By: Cynthia Wicklund
  • Narrated by: Tanya S. Bartlett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

When 17-year-old Lady Jillian Fitzgerald sneaks out to spy on a duel, she believes she is merely guilty of an indiscretion. But when the duel takes a deadly turn and Jillian becomes an unwilling passenger in the fleeing carriage of the infamous "Lord Wicked", she knows what began as a lark has become a disaster. One night of bad judgment and her life is changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story. Love the Characters

  • By Patricia on 12-19-12

Voice So Bad you'll want to die

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

Reviewed: 03-12-13

and that says it all. She pauses in the middle of sentences not for dramatic effect but because she literally cannot read well. Her voice is high pitched - UGH! It's so bad go through an hour and that was it. i loved this series and wanted to hear books 3 and 4. Instead I'm demanding my money back and buying the books.

NEVER LISTEN TO ANYTHING WITH TANYA BARTLETT EVER!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Garden of Deceit

  • The Garden Series, Book 4
  • By: Cynthia Wicklund
  • Narrated by: Tanya S. Bartlett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Simon Fitzgerald's nephew James Tremont is in a predicament. He's inherited a run-down estate, a house full of eccentric relatives who are depending on him for support, and a bank account that has plunged into the red. The answer to his financial woes arrives in the oh-so-common person of Archie Campbell, a wealthy man who wants to give James a helping hand. But Archie's money comes with a stipulation. James must marry Archie's daughter Amanda, and he must do so without letting the young lady know she is entering into an arranged marriage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ANOTHER LOVELY STORY TOTALLY RUINED BY NARRATOR

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 03-06-13

THE VOICE OVER IS SO BAD I NEVER EVEN LISTENED

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

Reviewed: 03-12-13

If someone with a speech disability read and I mean no offense they would be better than this idiotic Tanya. She read book 3 and an hour in I found myself just wanting to vomit. They taped this in an echoing room and her voice is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad - she pauses in bad places it makes it hard to understand. They should never EVER allow her to voice over anything ever again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In the Garden of Seduction

  • The Garden Series, Book 2
  • By: Cynthia Wicklund
  • Narrated by: Jane McLaughlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Cassandra James is in for a terrible shock. She is not who she thinks she is, never has been. One morning she awakens to find the neat order of her wealthy, middle class world changed forever. Add to this the complication of Simon Fitzgerald, Marquess of Sutherfield. A handsome rogue at his most intriguing, he pursues Cassandra with single-minded determination, but his motives are not pure. He wishes to bed the lady, not marry her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Makes Me Want to Break Society's Rules!

  • By Camden on 03-07-13

It Makes Me Want to Break Society's Rules!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-13

What a great way to tell a story that rarely happened in that time but you want to hear about. There are women who beat out their society duties and this is a great show of the story in a complicated love story. Never too repetitious. Perfectly balanced.

Wonderful - I'm on to book 3 and 4 but the narrator's voice in those does not sound as nice and appeasing as this narrators. Great voice over work by the narrator fyi in this book and the first. Can't understand why the same person didn't voice all the books as is generally standard.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Garden of Temptation

  • The Garden Series, Book 1
  • By: Cynthia Wicklund
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Honor - Adam Stanford, Earl of Ashworth, has always done the right thing. Desire - Lady Catherine Bourgeault, lonely and rejected, longs to experience passion, to love just once in her life. Treachery - The Baron Bourgeault: to what extremes will an obsessive, unstable man go to achieve his own dark ends? Seduction - In the face of a love that will not be denied, Adam and Catherine risk everything to be together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Romance

  • By Joan Reeves, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author on 01-17-13

Painfully Romantic

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

This book is fabulous. Such twists and turns and each character is slowly unveiled and just when you think you know everything you don't. Not super mysterious but very romantic and believable for that time period.

Catherine's drive to do as she is bid despite her own desires to act otherwise is typical of the time period but they don't make her overly dramatic. The author created the perfect point of fiction with reality in all of the character's behavior.

She could have had fights going throughout the end of the book but instead chose the more realistic approach to the issue at hand - Catherine and Lord Ashworth and made it a triumph in the end by default.

Wonderful!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel

  • Scoundrels of St. James, Book 4
  • By: Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen, Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 532

On a quest to avenge her sister's death, Eleanor Watkins never expected to fall for the man following her through pleasure gardens and into ballrooms. But soon nothing can keep her from the arms of the sinfully attractive scoundrel, not even the dangerous secrets she keeps. Strong, compassionate, and utterly irresistible, James is all she desires. But can she trust him enough to let herself succumb to all the pleasures that midnight allows?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great finish to the series.

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 07-08-13

Good but not as great as the others

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

Reviewed: 02-26-13

I just couldn't get excited about this last book in the series. The main character was such a weak man in all the other stories especially having to do with Frannie I just couldn't get excited about him. The book got better about 4 hours in when there was really a twist and at the end it was great but it took too long to get to the good parts and I think Ms. Health should have done a better job of making us more interested in the main character in the earlier stories so it didn't take me 3 weeks rather than my usual 5 days to plow through the story.

I loved the series - really great but Ms. Health repeats herself way too often throughout her series almost as if she expects you to listen to or read one and not the rest of them. She needs to learn to write more succinctly and stick with character development and the story lines and elminate the unnecessary repetition which would make her stories even better and the first three in this series had a lot of repetition but the stories I thought were better.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Surrender to the Devil

  • By: Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

Frannie Darling was once a child of London's roughest streets, surrounded by petty thieves, pickpockets, and worse. But though she survived this harsh upbringing to become a woman of incomparable beauty, Frannie wants nothing to do with the men who lust for her, the rogues who frequent the gaming hall where she works. She can take care of herself and feels perfectly safe on her own-safe, that is, until he strides into her world, and once again it becomes a very dangerous place indeed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Sweet Continuation

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 07-08-13

Frannie was not believable

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

Frannie or Franny however she is spelled is a character outlined in the first two novels as a woman who raped, beaten and while not fearful of men completely and utterly disinterested and dressing drab to not catch attention.

Lorraine Heath seemed to forget her own story and had this four book series take a turn for the worst in book 3. While I love Frannie as a character, I found it absolutely unbelievable she would end up with who she does because A) he is snobby and would never show interested regardless of lush as was outlined in book 2 and B) she would never cross a room to talk to a man just plain and simple.

So the motivation behind the characters during the first few chapters is not only not believable but it doesn't match the first two books in the least.

Thumbs down on this one. Not terrible - you'll like it but if you like a good story and you get annoyed when authors forget the characteristics of their own characters...well then you'll be very annoyed until you get happy 3/4 of the way through because you get drawn in anyway.