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Nora Graham

Albuquerque, NM.. USA
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  • Beyond Scandal and Desire

  • A Sins for All Seasons Novel
  • By: Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner. Despite his lowly upbringing, Mick has become a successful businessman, but all his wealth hasn’t satisfied his need for revenge against the man who still won’t acknowledge him. What else can Mick do but destroy the duke’s legitimate son - and woo the heir’s betrothed into his own unloving arms.... Orphaned and sheltered, Lady Aslyn Hastings longs for a bit of adventure. With her intended often preoccupied, Aslyn finds herself drawn to a handsome man who seems to understand her so well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By karen on 08-27-18

Heart Warming 💕

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

The ending is going to rock you to the core! I was following pretty closely when the author dropped it on me. What a great book.
pardon me while I find her next book. 🖖

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If the Duke Demands

  • By: Anna Harrington
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 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 113

Miranda Hodgkins has only ever wanted one thing: to marry Robert Carlisle. And she simply can't wait a moment longer. During the Carlisle family masquerade ball, Miranda boldly sneaks into his bedchamber with seduction on her mind. Soon she's swept into rock-hard arms for the most breathtaking kiss of her life. But when the masks come off, she's horrified to find herself face-to-face with Sebastian, the Duke of Trent - Robert's formidable older brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Historical Romance Novel

  • By Lady M on 03-07-17

Good for long trips.

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

It was fun up until the moment the heroine stopped respecting herself and let him take advantage of her.
But it ended well and she once again regained my interest.
The reader was fabulous. She was what kept me listening. My grandson even stopped fussing once I started the audio. (He's 3)
Now I want to hear about the brother😄

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • To Woo a Widow

  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Years ago, Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, made a frivolous vow he never thought would come to fruition - he promised to marry his mother's goddaughter if he was unwed by the age of 30. Now, to his dismay, he's faced with honoring that pledge. But when he encounters the beautiful and intriguing Lady Philippa, Miles knows his true path in life. It's up to him to break down every belief Philippa carries about gentlemen, proving not only that is love real but that he is the man deserving of her sheltered heart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK book with good narration..

  • By Trish R. on 06-19-17

Cute

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-17

I liked this short sweet tale. The authors voice was what kept me hanging on. He had perfect intonation.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Say Yes to the Marquess

  • Castles Ever After
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Carmen Rose
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement. Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother - even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My first Tessa Dare miss. I'm so sad.

  • By Heather on 12-01-16

sigh <br />it was sweet 😊

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

loved the characters
they were frustratingly adorable
And the plot twist... Had me panting 🙃

  • The Price of Innocence

  • The Legacy Series, Book 1
  • By: Vicki Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

Follow the story of one young woman who suddenly finds herself destitute on the streets of Paris in 1878. Faced with the need to survive, she agrees to become a prostitute in one of the most infamous brothels in Paris. Ashamed of her choice and fearful for her future, she meets a handsome lord who has paid a hefty price to take her virginity. Little does she know that the man chosen to deflower her innocence will change her life forever.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • so boring

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 02-24-14

Warning: Don't buy this one!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

What disappointed you about The Price of Innocence?

It started out depressing and it ended worse :-{
OK, I'll grant you, it was a realistic piece. But really???? It sucked

Has The Price of Innocence turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

What does Stevie Zimmerman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I was driving cross country. I buy them to listen on these long drives.

What character would you cut from The Price of Innocence?

The characters were fine... it was the story line. I mean, it got worse and then it got bad.

Any additional comments?

I'm never going back to this series again.

  • It's in the Duke's Kiss

  • A Danby Regency Novella
  • By: Julie Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Lady Emmaline Radcliffe always knew she never wanted to marry a man who embraced the rules of society. But when her mother threatens to secure a suitable match for Emma, Emma sets out to determine if her girlhood infatuation is the love she's been looking for. Nathaniel did save her life once, after all. But when she finds herself in the arms of the gentleman's brother - the serious and proper Duke of Blackbourne - she begins to question all she ever thought she desired.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Was Entertaining For such a Short Story.

  • By Lady M on 12-11-16

sappy but cute

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

The story was a bit predictable,
but the narrator nailed the voices. Males sounded male and the female characters sounded girly.
Great pick for the speaker

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lord of Danger

  • By: Anne Stuart
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

The plan was for beautiful Claire to marry the terrifyingly sinister Simon of Navarre, wizard in residence to Richard the Fair. Instead, her plain sister, Alys, takes her place, proving herself more than a match for the man with the secrets. Meanwhile, sweet Claire falls in love with a handsome knight, and the truly evil Richard the Fair tries to make life miserable for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Anne Stuart

  • By Christine on 03-24-16

Seriously had me hanging on

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

I negotiated 2 chapters on a recent trip with my husband. We listened to 5. At one point I wanted to throttle the sister, but the end was perfect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Paid Companion

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791

The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical - he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancée will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, Witty, A Little Heat

  • By J. Byerly on 08-21-15

Amanda Quick has done it again.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

I adore Quick's use of imagery. She is truly a master of verbiage.
All I'm thinking now is ... More please?

  • Reclaimed: A Highland Historical Trilogy

  • The MacKay Banshees 1-3
  • By: Kerrigan Byrne
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Her last memory is of her violent death, and now she's screaming for vengeance. He's a Laird with enough sins to stain his soul, but he's cursed for the crimes of another. With a clan divided, an impending marriage, and whispers of dark magic threatening the Highlands, a tempting Banshee is the last thing he needs in his chambers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Auditory Bliss

  • By Cyndi on 08-30-13

Nail Biter!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

If you could sum up Reclaimed: A Highland Historical Trilogy in three words, what would they be?

Heartbreaking
Thrilling
Carthartic

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kamdryn was my fave character. She was witty, sweet, and adorable!

What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

he did a great girl's voice but the male portrayal was a bit effeminates . The Berserker is the ultimate male. I'd like to hear that.