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  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,020

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

This story will transform you

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Nobody should go through life without experiencing this powerful story. You’ll laugh, you’ll ponder, you’ll be humbled. Excellently narrated by a wonderful cast, the story will transform you. It offers you peace, open mindedness, and perspective from which to set aside judgement. It offers you so much that will enrich you. I highly recommend The Man on the Mountaintop to you.

  • The Designer

  • By: Marius Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 834

In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she's stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation. Alone in Paris, she finds an unlikely new friend: an obscure, middle-aged designer from the back rooms of a decaying fashion house whose timid nature and reluctance for fame clash with the bold brilliance of his designs. His name is Christian Dior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Copper Is A Feminist Before It Was Cool—1944!

  • By Linda on 10-18-17

Beyond my work lodestar expectations

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

The characters are infused with reality and life. The settings are real. The emotion is constantly overwhelming. Beautifully written and masterfully narrated.

  • The Weaver Takes a Wife

  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

Haughty Lady Helen Radney is one of London's most beautiful women, and the daughter of a duke, but her sharp tongue has frightened away most of her suitors. When her father gambles away his fortune, the duke's only chance for recouping his losses lies in marrying off Lady Helen to any man wealthy enough to take a bride with nothing to recommend her but a lovely face and an 800-year-old pedigree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful treat

  • By Bookaholic on 12-06-16

This was just delightful!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

What a charming story. The narrator did an extraordinary job enhancing the characters, especially the lead mail. My heart was happy with every word read to me. Immerse yourself in this delightful and entertaining story.

  • Bound by a Dragon

  • The Dragon Archives, Book 1
  • By: Linda K. Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Linda Hopkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Keira is content in her small, medieval village. Her mother is pressing her to marry, but her suitors are less than desirable. So when handsome Aaron Drake arrives in the village and focuses his attention on Keira, she cannot help but be interested. But Aaron is not the only new arrival in the area - a fire-breathing dragon has also taken up residence in the mountains, not far from the remote alpine castle that Aaron calls home. What exactly is the connection between Aaron Drake and the dragon?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This felt more like a children’s story

  • By Victoria on 02-27-18

Surprisingly detailed peek into a dragon’s life

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

This is a love story, of course. But it takes the reader into the depths of dragon-hood to play out the story. It was surprising and frank and sincere in its revelations. This aspect added a richness to the story, and a depth to the characters. I thought the author did d a great job with this enthralling story.
I enjoyed this book on Audible. At first the narrator’s (author’s) accent distracted me because I hadn’t encountered it before. But I found that I liked both it and the approach which didn’t attempt to create different voices for each character. I recommend this recorded version.

  • Highland Avenger

  • Murray Family Series, Book 18
  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Once, Arianna Murray Lucette believed that she'd met the man she could always rely on. She was wrong. Now she is fleeing for her life, and when her enemies attack a ship bound for her only refuge, she believes that all hope is lost - until she awakens on Scotland's shore to a pair of the most entrancing blue eyes she has ever seen.When Sir Brian MacFingal first spots the sun-streaked beauty on the beach, he mistakes her for dead. Soon, however, he discovers a woman who is more full of life and vitality than he ever dreamed possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story with lots of challenges

  • By reader on 10-15-18

Lovely story with lots of challenges

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Loved the characters, the big extended family, and the love woven throughout. Narrator brought this book to life. Highly recommend.

  • Flowers from the Storm

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,336

He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 10-01-13

Best written and narrated book EVER

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Real and gripping emotions fill this story in a way that leaves you breathless with a prayer on your lips for the outcome of each and every situation. Be forewarned, it’s a long trip to the end. And I wouldn’t give up a single word of it. Laura Kinsale has woven a unique and heart-grabbing story in a brilliant fashion and with a spellbinding pace. Nicholas Boulton has found the very essence of each character and brought them to life. I can’t speak highly enough for his narration. It was obviously a labor of love. Please listen to this book, even knowing that it will spoil you for all others.

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  • Watchers of Time

  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Charles Todd brings his classic mystery series to a new level of intensity and intrigue. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge is a fragile yet courageous former soldier searching for his place in a post-war world. Now a Scotland Yard detective, Rutledge is called upon to probe a murder in the small Norfolk town of Osterley - but he soon discovers that the crime may be connected to one of the greatest disasters of all time…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Flipping a coin on the stars.

  • By Constance Jenkins on 02-26-18

Great mystery with tons of breadcrumbs

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I can’t say whether the characters themselves or their actions and decisions where more they interesting! To the very end, you’re likely to only get to an estimated guess. No... the story doesn’t depend on last-minute disclosure of clues. Instead, you are bombarded throughout the story. Absolutely delightful. And VERY WELL narrated.

  • Highland Fire

  • Guardians of the Stone, Book 1
  • By: Tanya Anne Crosby
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

For two centuries, Aidan dún Scoti's kinsmen have guarded Scotland's greatest secret, the real Stone of Destiny. Now King David seeks an alliance with the mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt him--the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan... Cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, Lleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to... she is also the one woman who may bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Lovely Highland Adventure

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-02-17

Stunning story EXCELLENTLY narrated!!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Character development in this Highlander historic romance was fabulous. It’s rare to have the Picts. AND the narration was above and beyond. All the characters’ emotions lit up in the telling. Well written, and very well narrated. Highly recommend.

  • Claimed by a Highlander

  • The Douglas Legacy, Book 2
  • By: Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

Lady Sybil Douglas's fall from court favorite to royal enemy is swift after her brothers are charged with treason and flee Scotland. When a huge Highland warrior appears claiming they are bound by a marriage contract, she's desperate enough to ride off with him. She'll worry later about how to escape the wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling.

  • By Lady M on 10-27-16

Can’t put it down...

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I listened to this tale as I intended to drift to sleep... then found myself continually adding time! Delightful characters and plot. Lots of unpredictable twists and turns. Great narration. Highly recommend.

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  • The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

  • One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre
  • By: Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 824

When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. He's there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude. But he hadn't counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch, including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SKIP THE INTRODUCTION IF YOU’VE NEVER READ THIS BOOK

  • By Scott George on 05-10-18

Complexity of life and plot brought to life

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

This book contains a lot of detail. The plot was fascinating and constantly re-weaving itself. The characters developed slowly. It was narrated absolutely perfectly. The foibles and frailties and strengths and weaknesses of the characters were excellently woven throughout this book. The plot and the setting were simple, but it was characters that made it complex. Bravo to both the author and narrator.