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  • The Princess and the Prix

  • By: Nell Stark
  • Narrated by: Victoria Aston
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Her Serene Highness Pommelina Alix Louise Canella of Monaco has lived her life as the "ugly duckling" of her glamorous family. But graduate school has kept her too busy to pine for a relationship, and being ignored by the media allows her to devote time to humanitarian projects without interference. Prima donna Formula One racer Thalia d'Angelis knows she's been hired as a publicity stunt, but that only fuels her desire to be the first woman on an F1 podium.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get this one!!

  • By janis bettencourt on 04-28-16

LOVE THIS SERIES AND NARRATOR!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH. A FEMALE RACECAR DRIVER AND A PRINCESS. FUN, INSPRIRING, TOUCHING, SUSPENSEFUL.... IT REALLY HAS IT ALL. LISTEN!!

  • A Study in Sable

  • Elemental Masters, Book 11
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White - along with their clever birds: the raven, Neville; and the parrot, Grey - have been agents of Lord Alderscroft, the Elemental Fire Master known as the Wizard of London, since leaving school. Now Lord Alderscroft assigns them another commission: to work with the famous man living at 221 Baker Street - but not the one in flat B. They are to assist the man living in flat C. Dr. John Watson and his wife, Mary, themselves Elemental Masters of Water and Air, take the occult cases John's more famous friend disdains.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Kirsten T on 07-26-16

Elemental Triumph!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Nan and Sarah return to London and join forces with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, mix in some mythical mysteries to solve and what you have is this sensational addition to the Elemental Masters series. Mercedes Lackey at her finest combined with my favorite performance in the series so far...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Magic & Manners

  • An Austen Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: C. E. Murphy
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

It is a truth universally accepted that well-bred members of society are not beleaguered with magic. For Elsabeth Dover and her sisters, that truth means living in a perpetual state of caution, never using their sorcerous gifts in public. Elsabeth chafes under the stricture, although not enough to risk the possibility of good marriages for her sisters...until she meets handsome, arrogant Fitzgerald Archer

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun variation on Pride & Prejudice

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 03-04-16

Pride and Prejudice with a Magical Twist!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Captivating story beautifully performed. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series. Exceeded all expectations, fans of Austen will be content on this new spin.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rivals of Fortune

  • By: Jane Ashford
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Joanna Rowntree thinks she will die of a broken heart when her one true love marries another - until not one but two fascinating newcomers appear on neighboring estates. As the roughhewn Jonathan Erland and the polished Sir Rollin Denby engage in a heated competition for her hand, Joanna realizes her heart is alive and well - but to whom will she give it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A regency romance in the tradition of Jane Austin and Georgette Heyerdahl

  • By Michael on 10-08-16

FABULOUS!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Excellent narration, my favorite Jane Ashford novel by far! Joanna Rowntrees's love triangle was wonderful to navigate, i enjoyed every second of it.

  • The Unicorn's Tail

  • By: A. W. Exley
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Amy Hamilton is a good girl. She always did exactly as society demanded, kept her eyes downcast, never spoke out of turn, and hid the myriad of questions swirling in her brain. In return for shutting off her intellect, she landed an abusive fiancé and was cast aside by the ton. Disgraced, she seeks refuge at the Lyons' country estate. There she is given a bracelet made from a unicorn's tail and told it contains enough magic to grant one wish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love love love it

  • By Alisha on 07-30-18

GREAT NOVELLA!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

I have listened to the entire 'Artifact Hunters' series and I honesty have to say it is the best series EVER! This novella focuses on the story of Cara's best friend Amy. Once again I was enthralled- mostly because of Gemma Dawson's captivating narration. The combo of A.W. Exley and Gemma Dawson is a match made in heaven.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Reluctant Elf

  • By: Michele Gorman
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Meet Britain's worst innkeeper. Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess Lottie has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood. When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story!

  • By audiofangirl40 on 01-12-18

LOVED IT, GREAT PERFORMANCE, GREAT STORY.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AND TOUCHING STORY

Who was your favorite character and why?

LOTTIE, SHE IS A SYMPATHETIC SURVIVOR WITH GREAT HEART AND HUMOR

Have you listened to any of Gemma Dawson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

YES! SHE MAKES THE STORY WITH HER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES- HER ACCENTS AND CHARACTERS ARE BRILLIANT

If you could take any character from The Reluctant Elf out to dinner, who would it be and why?

DANNY, HE IS VERY CHARMING

Any additional comments?

RECOMMENDED IF YOU NEED A FEEL GOOD LISTEN WITH LOTS OF ENTERTAINING MOMENTS, THX!

  • The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress

  • By: Victoria Alexander
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Lucy Merryweather has inherited a fortune - and her great-aunt's list of unfulfilled wishes. What better way to honor her memory than by accomplishing as many of them as possible? And with Lucy's family an ocean away in New York, nothing stands in her way - if one ignores the private investigator hired to spy on her. Yet Cameron Effington is infuriatingly difficult to ignore....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 05-09-15

A FUN and Romantic Adventure! GREAT Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

Would you listen to The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress again? Why?

Absolutely!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress?

Lucy's gusto! She is a wonderfully written heroine with a strong will and bold sense of adventure.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the scenes with Cameron and his family. Gemma Dawson did an incredible job distinguishing the different brothers. She brought the characters to life and really accentuated the humor.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Reading the aunts journal and witnessing Lucy bringing her lost dreams to life a generation later.

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly enjoyed this series, looking forward to more from this author/narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nefertiti's Heart

  • By: A. W. Exley
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 295

Cara Devon has always suffered curiosity and impetuousness, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently. London, 1861: Impoverished noble Cara has a simple mission after the strange death of her father - sell off his damned collection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when aristocratic beauties start dying of broken hearts, an eight-inch-long brass key hammered through their chests.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • steampunk is an afterthought

  • By Elisabeth on 01-17-16

"VICTORIAN STEAM PUNK THRILLER"

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

Reviewed: 08-18-14

What made the experience of listening to Nefertiti's Heart the most enjoyable?

It was an exciting steam punk adventurure, a murder mystery and a love story all wrapped into one--WITH an Egyption twist? What more could you ask for?! Witty characters which exploded into life thanks to this extra cool reader. Gonna go straight to the next one in series. Never seen this author before but Lovin her (or is it him?) so far!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Take Back the Skies

  • By: Lucy Saxon
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage and the life her high-ranking government official father planned for her, Cat Hunter does the unthinkable. She runs away from her homeland, Tellus, disguises herself as a boy, and stows away on an air ship. She’s ready for life in a new land where the general population isn’t poverty stricken and at the mercy of the cruel officials. What she isn’t quite ready for is meeting Fox, a crew member aboard the Stormdancer - which turns out to be a smugglers’ ship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "WILD FANTASY ADVENTURE"

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-18-14

"WILD FANTASY ADVENTURE"

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

Reviewed: 08-18-14

What did you love best about Take Back the Skies?

It was fast paced and full of twists and turns.

Who was your favorite character and why?

CAT! She Kicks Butt!!

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

The cast of characters and world building were really strong but this narrator totally brought it all vividly to life. Her voices were AWESOME.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The End. WOW!

Any additional comments?

Saw this was a series so am looking forward to seeing what happens next in Tellus!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dream Castle

  • By: Andrea Kane
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

The dream is always the same. The terrifying stalker. The gaping abyss. She can see herself running, desperate to escape the huge black beast waiting to devour her. For Kassandra Grey, there is only one refuge from her nightmare - and a horrifying secret hidden in the swirling mists. Braden Sheffield first spies her on a deserted beach - a lone figure who emerges from the fog like a stunning apparition. Betrayed by the woman who was to be his bride, the world-weary duke of Sherburgh is captivated by Kassie’s youth and beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Historical Mystery!

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 08-21-14

Sensational book by Andrea Kane! Beautifully Acted

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! This book has it all: Tantalizing romance (in great detail), mystery, suspense, complex believable characters and an unexpected twist at the end. Ms. Kane is a master of historical romance. This story was impressively acted by Gemma Dawson. I seek out her performances as she is not your average narrator; she passionately acts the story out in a way that truly and uniquely brings it to life. Some prefer a flatter more neutral read- I do not. I think that such compelling and emotionally stirring stories are enhanced by a passionate and realistic performance.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything! I loved the setting, not just the historical back-drop but the mystical element of nature that permeated the story and in a way defined the characters. Kassandra is a wonderful heroine, displaying such maturity and strength for a girl who has suffered though such extreme abuse and isolation. The scenes with her father are heartbreaking, as he attacks her in fits of alcohol induced rage, but Kassie endures and finds her strength and safety in Braden. I love the supporting characters as well, they were wonderfully drawn; the shrill and bitchy Abigail Devon, the ever present support of Charles, the bumbling Percy... they all beautifully contributed to Ms. Kane's intricate tapestry and all were voiced with versatility, flair and conviction by Ms. Dawson.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't want to ruin any of the mystery so I shall say the opening scene where Braden is captivated by a young and sassy Kassandra on the beach. Also the scene in which the catty, whiny and entitled Ms Abigail Devon confronts Braden and is sharply shot down in a very humorous and cutting manner. Ms. Kane does a lovely job of capturing what we think of as 'British wit' in the scene.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved by the sadness of Kassie's life before she met Braden, and the love she goes on to experience for the first time after he comes back into her life. Her leap of faith when she goes to him desperately in her time of need- her vulnerability is so perfectly captured. I was also moved by the notion of such a powerful and enduring love, lasting in their minds and hearts for so many years after their first meeting.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the next one (I read that this is a trilogy!). I am looking forward to seeing how Kassie and Braden's story progresses and delighting in every minute once again thanks to Gemma Dawson's ever stunning voice and Andrea Kane's masterful story telling.