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  • The Sherbrooke Bride

  • Bride Series, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe, is a man besieged. He must have an heir. Thus he must first provide himself with the requisite bride. Alexandra Chambers, youngest daughter of the Duke of Beresford, has loved Douglas Sherbrooke since she was 15. Unfortunately, it is her sister, the incomparable Melissande, he wishes to wed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Moving

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-15-14

Horrible!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read. Here are my top 3 dislikes...

1) It’s just badly written. The dialogue is terrible and the scenes don’t flow well.

2) The male characters treat the female characters like bad children. They keep ordering them around and threatening to beat them. I think is was meant to come off as sexual, but it just doesn’t. There isn’t even any actual beating that goes on so you can’t even say the book is S&M. They just go around threatening, ordering, demeaning their wives. One of them orders his wife to eat her green beans because he said to. And it’s constant.

3) The sister’s nickname is Sinjun. I know this may seem a petty reason to dislike a book but it is just horrid. It sounds like the old slang for Indian (Injun). It just made me cringe throughout the entire book.

I listened to the entire thing, because I have to finish a book once I start it, but I had to force myself. I’m just glad audible allows refunds!

  • Catching Fire

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,183

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dissent Rules

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

Great story. Great narrator.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

Suzanne Collins did a great job with this story and Carolyn McCormick does a super great job with the narration. She is great and making each character have their own distinct voice.

  • Hidden Places

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

Fragrant blossoms herald spring, but the orchard is also a place of secrets and heartache. After the death of her husband Frank, Eliza is left with three young children and mounting debts. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austin is Wonderful

  • By Karen on 06-24-07

Very inspiring story

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

This is a great story of love and heartache. I don't normally like stories that have sad things that happen and there were several times where I teared up a bit but overall the story was upbeat and full of hope. Near the beginning you are sure you've figured what will happen; but you didn't! I love how the author jumped around to each person's story. So during each story you got a better glimpse of what was happening. And the lessons of God's true love really touched me. I will be recommending this book to my book club!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beguiling the Beauty

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

When the Duke of Lexington meets the mysterious Baroness von Seidlitz-Hardenberg on a transatlantic liner, he is fascinated. She’s exactly what he’s been searching for - a beautiful woman who interests and entices him. He falls hard and fast - and soon proposes marriage. And then she disappears without a trace.… For in reality, the "baroness" is Venetia Easterbrook - a proper young widow who had her own vengeful reasons for instigating an affair with the duke. But the plan has backfired. Venetia has fallen in love with the man she despised - and there’s no telling what might happen when she is finally unmasked….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sherry Thomas is the best!

  • By SparkyGirl1012 on 10-06-13

Great story and series!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

I love this book and the others in the series. I think they are well written and I enjoy hearing about life in the late 1800s.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ravishing the Heiress

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl. And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage--and then, only to beget an heir. After which, they will lead separate lives. It is a most sensible arrangement. Except for one little thing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough groveling

  • By Nichole on 08-02-16

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-15

One reviewer complained about the story jumping back and forth between the past and present. At first I did find this a bit difficult to follow but in the end I really enjoyed it. The "time jumps" work great together to really bring the story to a good end.

I really liked this book and will definitely download the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful