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  • Leopard's Run

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

The claws come out in this paranormal romance by the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Leopard's Blood. An all-new couple is introduced in this next novel in Christine Feehan's Leopard series. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another masterpiece. I had to listen to it twice

  • By Christy on 11-12-18

NEEDED MORE STORY LESS SEX!!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Narration by Jim Frangione was not as good as he usually is. Sort of Flat!!
This is Timur and Ashe's story. I think Leopards Run would have been much better if it were a novella and not full length story. Eighty percent (75%) of the book is very hot erotic sex. Which is interwoven in the story. Don't get me wrong I love a hot erotic romance story. But it at least has to have 50% storyline and Leopards Run did Not give me that. Every time we get into a dialog with Timur and Ashe or actions scenes it's interrupted with a sex scene. This caused me to loose the storyline. After the sex scene I would have to ask myself what happen in the last part of the story. That's not good!!

I did enjoy the bits of story that we got. I loved revisiting old characters from other Leopard series books. I really liked Timur and Ashe they are written well. I just want more story and a little less sex.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Wicked Proposal

  • League of Rogues Series #3
  • By: Lauren Smith
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Cedric, Viscount Sheridan, is cursed. Once the ton's golden boy, the loss of his sight has left him a reclusive shell of man, his days of womanizing, horse racing, and pistol shooting lost forever. Offered the chance to recapture a small part of his old life, he can't refuse - even if it means accepting the shocking proposal of the infamous ice maiden Anne Chessley. Still reeling from her father's death, Anne's deepest wish is to avoid the hordes of fortune hunters who will soon be beating down her door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Redemption and perfection!

  • By Thania19 on 10-27-18

I DON'T LIKE STORIES ABOUT RAPE!!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

The Heroine was raped at age 18. I thought this was a romance story about Viscount Sheridan after he was blinded in bk2. I had not idea that the heroine Anne Chissley had be raped!! Sorry I don't think is anything romantic about a rape victim. The narration was just okay!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Unveiling

  • Age of Faith, Book 1
  • By: Tamara Leigh
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 567

Twelfth century England: Two men vie for the throne: King Stephen the usurper and young Duke Henry the rightful heir. Amid civil and private wars, alliances are forged, loyalties are betrayed, families are divided, and marriages are made. For four years, Lady Annyn Bretanne has trained at arms with one end in mind - to avenge her brother's murder as God has not deemed it worthy to do. Disguised as a squire, she sets off to exact revenge on a man known only by his surname, Wulfrith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of Forgivenes and Love

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 09-11-14

BORING, NO PASSION , NO ROMANCE AND NO SEX!!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I didn't like narration because the narrator spoke in old English and had a heavy accent.
Boring story!! No Passion, No Romance, to many characters to keep up with. Very Violent!! First half of the story is Squire's learning to fight with swords and such. Not One Sex scene. the H/H are at odds with each other up until the very last pages. Annyn Bretanne wants to kill Garr Baron Wulfrith. So she poses as a boy to join his Knights training program. He is the best Swords Men in all of England. She believe he is responsible for her brothers death. The reason is because he was under his care being trained among many to be Knights. Also, he didn't tell the truth of how her brother died so this made him the murders. Nonsense. This is a very Tedious story. I hag to keep going back to remember what characters what. To many people to keep up with in one story.

I am gratful I got this free with kindle unlimited. I thought this was a Medievel Romance but it wasn't anything romantic about it. Its all about Revenge and trying to kil the wrong person.

I did however like the ending. Anny finding out who really killed her brother. But that was hard to guess.

  • The Devil Is a Marquess

  • Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 4
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A walking scandal surviving on little more than wits, whisky, and wicked skills in the bedchamber, Benedict Chatham, the new Marquess of Rutherford, is at the end of his rope. Deeply in debt and down to his last farthing, he must marry nothing short of an absolute fortune, or risk utter ruin. Enter Miss Charlotte Lancaster, unfashionably tall heiress to just such a fortune and a clumsy, redheaded disaster in her five London seasons. While she dreams of leaving England for a life of trade in America, her father schemes to trade her dowry for a title.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Rescued From Ruin series!!

  • By Jody in Minneapolis on 10-21-18

NARRATOR SPEAKS TO LOW VOLUME NEEDS TO BE SET HIGH

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

OMG I LOVED BENEDICT/CHATHAM AND CHARLOTTE'S STORY!!

After 5 years on the marriage mart the tall, red hair, intelligent, smart Charlotte Lancaster has failed to land a husband. Her father the filthy rich American Merchant has bought her a husband. The disreputable, callous, whore mongering, gambling, drunk Benedict Chatham now the Marquess of Rutherford after his fathers recent dead.

I truly hateD Chatham from the pervious 3 books in the series. He was an awful person. But with the careful and gradual way the author reveals Chatham's real and true character is poignant and totally believable that he has changed. Once His past is revealed and he has stopped drinking and starts taking responsibility for his life and his new wife I fell in love with him.

Charlotte always thinking she was just not pretty enough, too tall with red hair and freckles never waiver in her growing friendship and then love for her new husband. As the layers of the true Chatham is revealed she begins to fall in love with him. Charlotte is intelligent, kind, compassionate and very loving. Her and Chatham learn the true meaning of love. They also, have one hot and sexy marriage, but this doesn't happen right away. There is a heated build up to there sexual marital relationship. Charlotte has never even been kissed by a man let alone made love too. But she enters her marriage bed with complete courage if not confidence. I loved the way Chatham begins to make Charlotte feel that she is beautiful and very desirable to him.

This was truly a great romance story. I just loved it and it will go on my re read list along with bks. 1 and 2. Sorry can't included bk 3 in the re read list. I am still upset with the violence toward the heroine in that story. I am off to read bk5 When A Girl Loves And Earl!!

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  • Desperately Seeking a Scoundrel

  • Rescued from Ruin, Book 3
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Miss Sarah Battersby is in dire need of a man, preferably one skilled at deception. Upon her father's death, she will be left with no home and nary a penny. With time running out, she must either accept the proposal of a man she loathes or stall long enough to secure a teaching position by telling one teensy, trifling lie - that she is promised to someone else...who doesn't technically exist.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Colin Redeemed! Another Great Story in The Series

  • By Jody in Minneapolis on 09-25-18

VOLUME WAS TO LOW WHEN RECORDING

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

WARNING!! Don't buy this book!! If you don't like hearing about torture of the hero Colin of the story and then vague references to a 12 year old girl being raped and molested by the heroine Sarah Battersley stalker Felix Foote. Then don't bother with this story. I will admit I enjoyed the middle of the story but To Cut The Heroine's Throat toward the end of the story was a Bridge to Far for me. Yes Sarah lives but why so much gruesome scenes at the beginning and the end of the story? This Ruined the whole story for me. I hate stories with children and women being abused!! So 1 star and I will be returning this kindle ebook.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Truth About Cads and Dukes

  • Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 2
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Painfully shy Jane Huxley is the furthest thing from a diamond of the first water. Bookish, bespectacled, and, well, plain, she never expected to befriend a dissolute charmer like Colin Lacey, much less agree to help him retrieve a lost family heirloom. Fortunately, he is nothing like his cold, rigid older brother. Unfortunately, he is not above deception if it means winning a wager. And that puts Jane in a most precarious position. For Harrison Lacey, the Duke of Blackmore, protecting his family honor is not a choice, it is a necessity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-03-18

WOW I LOVED THIS STORY!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I absolutely Loved Harrison the 8th Duke of Blackmore and Plain Round Jane Huxley the daughter of the Earl of Berne.

After being duped by Lord Colin Lacey. Younger brother to Harrison the Duke. Colin pretending to befriend our plain bookish and round Jane. Ask her to steal back a necklace that Lord Milton stole from him. Its his deceased mothers necklace. Jane believing that Colin was truly a friend which she only has one other friend. She agrees to help him. But Colin has arranged for her to be caught by a group of Lords. This leads to Janes Ruin in the Ton.

Harrison finds out the deplorable thing Colin has done to Jane and the disgrace he has bought upon the Berne family which were old and loyal family friend. Harrison cuts Colin off and puts him out of there home. Harrison then goes and purposes marriage to Jane as a way of stopping the gossip and getting her excepted back into the Ton. After all she will be married to a very rich and powerful Duke. One of the oldest and wealthiest Peers in all of England.

Jane always thought Harrison Cold and Ridget. In the past they had gotten off to a bad start in bk.1 The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne. Now she is married to him and passion ignites. This two burn up the sheets but neither feels confident in themselves. Jane knows she if plain and tht she is overweight, short and bookish. Harrison feels he must always be a stalwart of proper behavior and Dukes did not lust after there wives. This causes the couple to struggle with everyday married life. But as the relationship continues to grow Harrison and Jane become the perfect H/H in the story.

I couldn't stop listening on audible and reading at times on my kindle. I just loved the world building the author created. I felt like I was having dinner with them or that I could see in my minds eye the landscape, the interior of the home and the clothing the characters were wearing. This was indeed a very well written story!! I love this couple!!

  • The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne

  • Rescued from Ruin Series, Book 1
  • By: Elisa Braden
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Life for Victoria Lacey should be perfect. And it is - perfectly boring. Agree to marry a lord who has yet to inspire a single, solitary tingle? Why, of course. Smile as though this is not the thousandth time he's mentioned hounds and hunting? It's all in a day's work for the oh-so-proper sister of the Duke of Blackmore. Surely no one would suspect her secret longing for heart-racing, head-spinning passion. Except, perhaps, a dark stranger...on a terrace...at a ball where she should definitely not be kissing a man she has only just met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful HR listen

  • By Minks on 12-27-17

NARRATORS BRITISH ACCENT WAS TO HARD TO UNDERSTAND

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Very enjoyable story of a Duel that resulted in the death of Gregory Viscount Atherbourne. The new Viscount Lucien is his brother. Now set on revenge for his brothers death and the death of his sister. He goes after Harrison Lacey Duke of Blackmore for whom he believes are responsible for there deaths. He takes his sister away by publically compromising her at a Ball.

After Victoria and Lucien are wed they have what I would call a erotic sensual connection. What Victoria doesn't know is at this time Lucien is using her by not letting her brother Harrison visit her. He even makes sure she doesn't recieve the letters he writes her. She think he is not answering her letters. When she realizes the truth she is hurt dismayed and wants to see her brother. So she refuses to make love with Lucien. They will only pretend there marriage is a love match in front of the Ton in public.

This was a sad story when you find out why the duel occured and what happen to Atherbourne's young sister. You begin to understand his hatred toward Harrison and why he wants revenge. But is Harrison the Duke of Blackmore Really Guitly? I never though he was. Just from the way he loved his sister and his brother. He was a very honorable man. But I was not sure until i read what caused the duel.


Lucien and Victoria were brilliantly written and I love both of there characters. The secondary characters were well written also.

I started out listen to this story on Audible book but the narrator's British Accent was very hard to understand at times. The story was recorded on a low volume so even when you turned up the volume it was not very easy to hear. I had to then download it on my kindle and read it.





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  • Dark Sentinel

  • A Carpathian Novel, Book 32
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

After the loss of her entire family, Lorraine Peters heads to the woods searching for peace of mind and anything to quell her anger. Instead, she stumbles upon a scene of horrific violence, as one man lies helpless in the face of three attackers. Andor Katona's existence has been a harsh one, living for centuries as a monk in the Carpathian Mountains. Unable to find his lifemate, he almost welcomes his release from a colorless and unfeeling world at the hands of the vampire hunters who have mistaken him for their prey. That is, until a whirling ball of fury bursts onto the scene.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NARRATOR JIM FARGIONE WAS BORING LACK LUSTER!!

  • By Edwina "I Love books" on 09-05-18

NARRATOR JIM FARGIONE WAS BORING LACK LUSTER!!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I had mixed feeling about Dark Sentinel. I had to read it twice to figure out why it was not holding my attention. I listened on audible book and then I went back and read my HB book. I couldn't make up my mind if its a 3 star story or a 4 star. So I gave it the benefit of the doubt and gave it 4 stars.
BORING NARRATION!!

Lorraine Peters is one of the best written lifemates I have read in awhile. She is a martial arts instructor. Her family worked as martial arts instructors. Then one day her once loving brother goes off the rails and kills her entire family. I like that Christine Feehan use her Martial Arts training and experience, which is a part of herself to create Lorraine. I believe CF is a Black Belt. Lorraine is intelligent witty and very brave. She reminded me a bit of Natalya from Dark Demon and her flaming hair spray canisters she used to kill vampire. Lorraine used Wasp Spray and Alcohol mix to kill vampires. Lorraine was quick and she didn't hover or back down. I just loved her. She was a perfectly written heroine. Can't say as much for Andor. He's a bit boring. He is the same old same old Carpathian male. He was a bit more modern thinking then a lot of Ancients. He just wasn't impressive enough for me. These ancients from the monastery keep getting outsmarted by Sergey. Who is quite impressive. I hated that Vadim is still alive or is he Sergey's slave? That's a mystery there and I don't know when we will find out whats really going on with the two Malinov brothers. I just know Sergey was more impressive then The Ancients in the story.

The storyline needed some excitement. Something like Emeline having the baby or Trixie, Fane Andre and Teagan arriving from the monastery. The storyline just did Not move forward. Not one bit. The ending surprising twist was a bit disappointing as well, because it ends on a Cliffhanger and I don't like Cliffhangers. I loved hearing about Aiden Savage, Alexandra and Joshua. I hope we get to read how they make out in the future with there life changes. I can't say what those are you have to read the story.


So I guess people who read this review will ask why 4 star instead of 3. Well because the first part of the story is very good and most of the ending is very good. The middle needs some fun excitement. But Overall I like this story a lot.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • My Once and Future Duke

  • The Wagers of Sin
  • By: Caroline Linden
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Sophie Campbell is determined to be mistress of her own fate. Surviving on her skill at cards, she never risks what she can’t afford to lose. Yet when the Duke of Ware proposes a scandalous wager that’s too extravagant to refuse, she can’t resist. If she wins, she’ll get 5,000 pounds, enough to secure her independence forever. Jack Lindeville, Duke of Ware, tells himself he’s at the Vega Club merely to save his reckless brother from losing everything, but he knows it’s a lie. He can’t keep his eyes off Sophie, and to get her he breaks his ironclad rule against gambling.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • READS LIKE A CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOT HISTORICAL

  • By Edwina "I Love books" on 09-01-18

READS LIKE A CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOT HISTORICAL

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I am returning this book back to amazon. The story reads more like a Contemporary Modern Romance then Historical Romance. The characters would not do the things they are during 1819. I couldn't get past 30% read. The character Sophie Campbell is poorly written for the era.

Sorry!!


0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Governess Game

  • Girl Meets Duke Series, Book 2
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried - and failed - to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart....without risking her own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure, Sheer, Absolute Delight

  • By Anne on 08-29-18

EXCELLANT NARRATION BY MARY JANE WELLS

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

The Narrator Mary Jane Wells was superb and she brought each character alive and made the story fun romantic and lively.I couldn't put my kindle down. Excellent story. I had laugh out loud moments with chase's two Wards Rosamund and Daisy. They were excellent secondary characters that gave the story that added depth that Historical Romance needs. You will also, understand there deep felt sadness and pain.

Chase and Alexandra were a wonderful couple. The story is realistic there instant attraction is believable. They have wonderful banter and you will love both characters. The story is sensuous and sexy but not erotic. A really good mix of love play.

If I had anything complaints it would be the end. I wanted more and I didn't want Chase, Alexandra, Rosamund and Daisy's story to end.




4 of 5 people found this review helpful