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  • The Viking Prince

  • The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 11
  • By: Sarah Woodbury
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

May 1148. All Dublin is shocked by the murder of a prominent merchant, but only Prince Godfrid knows that the dead man was also a co-conspirator in his brother's plan to take the throne of Dublin. With death stalking his every move, Godfrid must call upon new friends and old to find the killer - and with their help uncover a conspiracy stretching beyond Dublin's walls to every kingdom in Ireland. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By andy on 02-22-19

Godfrid the Dane takes a turn to Sleuthing

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Reviewed: 12-10-18

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book at no cost to me, from the Author, with no requirement to write a review let alone a positive one. My review is my own honest opinion.*

I so hope this becomes the start of a new series!! As a character introduced in the Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery series we have met Godfrid previously, and if the other readers are anything like me, we’ve liked him! I did. To see him in his own milieu and dealing with the intrigues of his own country’s royal court - he is a Prince of the Dublin Danes after all - was so interesting and attention gripping, that this book just sailed on by in no time at all.

Connell, the Irish Ambassador and “spy” for the King of Leinster - who we’ve also met with Gareth & Gwen in previous books (and, likeable ? Yes, but he’s a bit of a puzzler) is also front and shares the center stage with Godfrid, and brings with him a new character who you will find a delightful addition to the cast.

The Mystery at the heart of the story is a good one, well played, and I did NOT guess whodunnit - great ending! Wrapped in history and learning new things about history. What a wonderful combo.

The narration is great. I enjoy Laurel Schroeder’s cadence and voicing of the characters. The books she narrates that I listen to come alive for me with her reading.

I highly recommend all fans of this series read/listen to this book even though our beloved Gwen (and Gareth) are absent.

  • Wishes Fulfilled

  • Mastering the Art of Manifesting
  • By: Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530

Wishes Fulfilled is designed to take you on a voyage of discovery, wherein you can begin to tap into the amazing manifesting powers that you possess within you and create a life in which all that you imagine for yourself becomes a present fact. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores, for the first time, the region of your highest self and definitively shows you how you can truly change your concept of yourself, embark upon a God-realized way of living, and fulfill the spiritual truth that with God all things are possible - and “all things” mean that nothing is left out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You Dr. Dyer...My Highest Recommmendation

  • By SweetForgiveness on 07-09-12

Profound and insightful

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Reviewed: 08-21-18

This is Wayne Dyer like never before! He brings a new perspective on life to Life and deepens your appreciation of what it is for you to be alive. Wishes Fulfilled is not about “gimme gimme gimme” wishing, but our deepest yearnings to be who we truly are. ...And a few gimme wishes are maybe not amiss, if they align with the truth of You.

  • The Renegade Merchant

  • A Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Sarah Woodbury
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Determined to escape the gloom that has descended on Aber, Gareth and Gwen travel to Shrewsbury in an attempt to find answers about Rhun's death, about the whereabouts and plans of Prince Cadwaladr, and about Gwen's family ties to England. But when John Fletcher, now deputy sheriff of Shrewsbury, asks Gareth to help him investigate a pool of blood for which he has no body, Gareth can't refuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best of this Medieval Mystery series

  • By Susan on 05-19-18

One of the best of this Medieval Mystery series

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Reviewed: 05-19-18

I found this particular installment of the Gareth & Gwen Mystery series particularly engaging. With the royal court of King Owain in mourning and the regular characters itching for answers and relief from grief, Gwen’s father receives permission to venture out of Wales for answers to a personal mystery. Of course his son-in-law Gareth along with Gwen and her brother go with the Bard to Shrewsbury. There the sleuths are pulled into a murder investigation and ... here is where the author weaves a complex and engaging tapestry the has threads tying threads together in mysterious ways. There is enough depth in this story to satisfy, and then some. And, Laurel Schroeder’s narration is spot on Excellent!

  • Shades of Time (The After Cilmeri Series) (Volume 12)

  • By: Sarah Woodbury
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56

With David and Llywelyn in Ireland, the rule of Wales and England has fallen to Math and Anna. Unbeknownst to them, however, rebellious barons have tried to assassinate David and thrown Ireland into civil war. When the treachery reaches across the sea and touches Anna, she finds herself at the center of a conspiracy that stretches from Dublin to Edinburgh - and only her actions and choices stand between her family and the destruction of everything they've worked so hard to build.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing ride - need more!

  • By Brianna on 10-29-17

This series gets better with each installment.

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Reviewed: 12-19-17

Shades of Time brings devious politics and power hungry hubris into focus with both modern and medieval twists. Picking up on the dramatic ending of the previous book, Outpost in Time we learn what was happening back home in Wales while the King David was in Ireland trying to broker a new era. Laurel Schroeder as narrator is amazing and Sarah Woodbury’s storytelling writing is captivating. My favorite book of the whole series so far!

  • Deep Meditation for Healing

  • By: Anita Moorjani
  • Narrated by: Anita Moorjani
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Anita Moorjani had lymphoma, which had spread throughout her body, and her organs were beginning to shut down. As she slipped into a coma, doctors were resigned to the fact that she was in her last hours of life. Yet Anita experienced what has been termed a near-death experience (NDE), and within 24 hours of coming out of the coma, she had a newfound knowing about her own life. Subsequently, her body healed very rapidly, and within weeks doctors found no traces of cancer. This audiobook was inspired by what Anita experienced during her own journey to healing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Affirmations, not Meditation

  • By Lulabelle on 11-09-16

The BEST healing meditation audio

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Reviewed: 11-13-17

This meditation audiobook is a Godsend. This listener is not dealing with specific physical health challenges in any way close to what inspired Anita Moorjani to create this, but I do have challenges in the area of Sleep.

This...THIS... offering from Audible narrated by herself the author, and the inspiration to believe what she is saying can be found in her other books ... this is my go to listen every night. Several times a night in fact. You do not have to stay awake and there is outright encouragement to relax so totally and completely and to let go of the multitude of thoughts that anyone who cannot sleep would be familiar with. I mean, if you can’t sleep and you are the only one awake, passing the time thinking to yourself is kind of a fall back when nothing else works anyway.

Now I put in my headphones and start up chapter 2 and by a few minutes in I am out fast asleep. It works for me every time. I don’t really know what else is said beyond “you don’t need to try to stay awake”. But I know whatever she is saying, it will be good for my sleeping brain to hear it.

PS Also read - listen to - her book Dying To Be Me as well. I love hearing her voice guide this meditation, having listened absolutely enthralled to her full story in that book.

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  • Getting Unstuck

  • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Concrete solutions for addictive behavior

  • By Annie M. on 05-12-09

Beautiful

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Reviewed: 09-29-17

I had no prior experience of Pema Chodron before listening to this Audible program, but having now done so it won't be my last experience of this wonderful teacher. Beautiful guidance to unfolding the twists and turns we mangle ourselves into.

  • The Custom of the Army

  • An Outlander Novella
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

London, 1759. After a high-society electric-eel party leads to a duel that ends badly, Lord John Grey feels the need to lie low for a while. Conveniently, before starting his new commission in His Majesty’s army, Lord John receives an urgent summons. An old friend from the military, Charlie Carruthers, is facing court-martial in Canada, and has called upon Lord John to serve as his character witness.

Grey voyages to the New World,a land rife with savages (many of them on his own side) and cleft by war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Interpretation

  • By DG on 07-25-12

A favorite to re-listen

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Reviewed: 09-29-17

Short but so engaging. Lord John, an 18th Century British Officer on a "working holiday" in Canada during the French & Indian War. Ostensibly there on military business, but mostly to escape the heat he brought on himself by way of an encounter with an electric eel. Perfectly self-contained side story of Lord John, within the Outlander World. The narration is superb! A great relisten.

  • The Fourth Horseman

  • A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Sarah Woodbury
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

May 1144. Newly wedded, Gareth and Gwen travel across the border into England on a diplomatic mission with Prince Hywel of Wales. Within moments of their arrival, however, the mission goes awry and a murder case drops (literally) at their feet. Hindered at every turn by a climate of civil war and constantly shifting political alliances, Gareth and Gwen race to solve the murder and expose a plot that threatens not only their lives, but the life of the future king of England himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • quite enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-30-16

Chock full of history and intrigue - great historical cozy!

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Reviewed: 02-04-17

The Gwen and Gareth Medieval Mysteries are usually set in awakes, but in this book our newly husband and wife sleuths are traveling with the Welsh Princes to Newcastle in England during the civil war between Empress Maud and King Stephen. On arrival, someone literally dumps a dead body at Gwen's feet. Out of their own element and out of their jurisdiction, so to speak, Gwen and Garett are caught up in what becomes a series of murders and political intrigue of dizzying proportions.

What a fantastic telling and great narration. With so many players involved in the story, I can easily overlook the narrator tripping over character voicing in a couple places. I quickly knew who was speaking and can't let any of that detract from my overall enjoyment.

Love this series and looking forward to the next book both in print and in Audible format.

  • A Desperate Fortune

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687

For nearly 300 years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.... Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing - for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime

  • By Nancy Lindquist on 10-11-16

An amazing journey through two times

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Reviewed: 12-11-16

I have read a number of books by this author, and this is by far my favorite to date. It decidedly breaks out of any sense of formula being used - which in earlier works I was beginning to suspect - and knocks every expectation, concern, hope and desire for a great story out into the stars.

NOT just another Jacobite tale. NOT just another Highlander fan romance. NOT just another dual time line story.

This is an amazing human journey for one person, Mary, who really lived but whose story needed a better telling, a different and better ending, and it is.

And that is just the half of it. The twin timeline twin is just as compelling - more so for being contemporary - and for so many like our heroine of the modern timeline, Sara, diagnosed as an adult with a syndrome constellation of challenges - she gets the better telling, the better ending, as well.


Spend a credit and challenge yourself to walk away from this book unmoved! This story will challenge you to also write a new ending and a better one for your own story than that which circumstances throw you into.

  • Winds of Time

  • The After Cilmeri Series
  • By: Sarah Woodbury
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Meg had thought that taking a commuter flight from Pasco, Washington - to Boise, Idaho - would be a simple matter. But nothing is simple for Meg when it comes to travel, and especially not when she finds herself in the Middle Ages again instead of in a plane crash on a mountain side in Oregon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sarah did again!

  • By Ellen on 06-30-18

A sweet snack treat filling gap in After Cilmeri

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-09-16

This smaller episode in the After Cilmeri series is far shorter than the full length stories but it fills in the missing story of Meg's that fits into the timeline of Footsteps in Time.

I can hardly say anything about the story without it being a spoiler, but anyone who reads the descriptions of later books in this series could perhaps detect Meg's presence in those stories so yes - Meg has her own adventure to tell us about.

So many bits here come swooping back in another few more books. But this is Pure Meg / it's nice when the mom gets to tell her story again. Loved this mini vacation via my ears.

I purchased this book, myself, as a whispersynch for voice companion to the kindle edition of this book, and love the ability to alternate between and listen, even though this is s quick read.