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  • Enlightened

  • Enlightenment, Book 3
  • By: Joanna Chambers
  • Narrated by: Hamish Mckinlay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

David Lauriston has been recuperating at Lord Murdo Balfour’s Laverock estate for the last five months. At Laverock, he has regained his health and confidence and has found - with Murdo - more happiness and contentment than he has never known before. David is all too aware that some day soon he will have to leave Laverock - and Murdo - and return to his legal practice in Edinburgh, just as Murdo will have to return to his life in London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ending I was hoping for! This book awed me!!!

  • By Neta_BER on 12-12-17

Beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I absolutely love and adore this series! I have read it many times, but I have to say that the audiobooks just added to my enjoyment even more. Hamish Mackinlay's Scottish and English accents were so perfect and beautiful. The tender moments between Murdo and David literally had me in tears. If you love historical romances, this series is for you!

  • Beguiled

  • Enlightenment, Volume 2
  • By: Joanna Chambers
  • Narrated by: Hamish Mckinlay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

David and Murdo’s last parting was painful - and on Murdo’s part, bitter - but Murdo’s feelings seem to have mellowed in the intervening years. So much so that he suggests to David that they enjoy each other’s company during Murdo’s stay in the capital. Despite his initial reservations, David cannot put Murdo’s proposal from his mind, and soon find himself at Murdo’s door - and in his arms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing narrator and story

  • By Keira Andrews on 11-12-18

So Beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

This is one of my all time favorite series and the audiobooks are simply amazing! Hamish Mckinlay brings David and Murdo to life with beautiful accents. I was on the edge of my seat towards the end and I already knew what happened. What a wonderful audiobook! Now onto the HEA in Enlightened!

  • Provoked

  • Enlightenment
  • By: Joanna Chambers
  • Narrated by: Hamish McKinlay
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

David Lauriston is struggling to build his reputation in Edinburgh's privileged legal world. His humble origins are enough of a hurdle, never mind his recent decision to defend a group accused of treason, prompting speculation that he may harbour radical sympathies. David's personal life is no more successful. Tormented by his forbidden desires for other men, David tries to live a celibate existence. But then into David's repressed and orderly world bursts Lord Murdo Balfour. Cynical, hedonistic, and utterly unapologetic, Murdo could not be less like David.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A favorite series brought to life!

  • By Viv on 04-19-18

A favorite series brought to life!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

This series is one of my favorite series of all time. I have read it countless times and I was thrilled when the audiobooks were released. I was a little worried as Hamish McKinlay is a new to me narrator, but his narration was so good. His Scottish accents were beautiful and he had a wonderful voice for Murdo. I absolutely adore Murdo and David. David's journey from self loathing to acceptance makes this whole series worth reading. Moving onto Beguiled immediately!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • So This Is Christmas

  • The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 7
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Arriving home early after spending Christmas in jolly old England, amateur sleuth Adrien English discovers alarming developments at Cloak and Dagger Books - and an old acquaintance seeking help in finding a missing boyfriend. Fortunately, Adrien just happens to know a really good private eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Jake and Adrien!

  • By Viv on 12-16-17

Love Jake and Adrien!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Am I disappointed that Chris Patton was unable to do this audiobook? Absolutely! However I think that Kale Williams did a fine job representing Adrien and the other characters. My main disappointment was his Jake. It was not distinctive or gruff enough. This book is an utter delight for Jake and Adrien fans though and the audiobook did not take anything away from my enjoyment of the story!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Seducing Stephen

  • By: Bonnie Dee, Summer Devon
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Visiting a wealthy friend during university holiday, Stephen wakes to find his bed invaded by a late arriving, drunken houseguest stumbling into the wrong room. From this dubious beginning, a romance slowly develops. At first Lord Peter Northrup is only interested in the young man as a lusty diversion. He tutors him in secret pleasures shared by men like them, intending to keep their special liaison brief, light, and temporary. But after Northrup leaves, he can't forget the young man who managed to touch his jaded heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well written story, excellent narrator

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-22-18

Loved!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

A very good audiobook from a new to me narrator. He does differentiate the accents so it is easy to tell who is speaking.

I love Dee and Devon's historical novels and this one was very enjoyable.

  • An Unseen Attraction

  • Sins of the Cities, Book 1
  • By: K. J. Charles
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers a quiet life. He's happy with his hobbies, his work - and especially with his lodger Rowley Green, who becomes a friend over their long fireside evenings together. If only neat, precise, irresistible Mr. Green were interested in more than friendship. Rowley just wants to be left alone - at least until he meets Clem, with his odd, charming ways and his glorious eyes. Two quiet men, lodging in the same house, coming to an understanding...it could be perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • K J Charles is amazing

  • By BR on 02-25-17

Really good

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I adore KJ Charles and this is the start of what promises to be another winner. I really enjoyed Rowley and Clem's relationship development and the mystery was well done too. I know that Ms Charles can pull off an amazing trilogy (see Society of Gentleman) so I am looking forward to devouring the rest of the series this weekend.

Matthew Lloyd Davies is one of my favorite British narrators and he does a wonderful job, although he does use similar voices to the Gentleman series.

  • The Monet Murders

  • The Art of Murder, Book 2
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

The last thing Jason West, an ambitious young FBI Special Agent with the Art Crimes Team, wants - or needs - is his uncertain and unacknowledged romantic relationship with irascible legendary Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief Sam Kennedy. And it's starting to feel like Sam is not thrilled with the idea either. But personal feelings must be put aside when Sam requests Jason's help to catch a deranged killer targeting wealthy, upscale art collectors. A killer whose calling card is a series of grotesque paintings depicting the murders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbingly wonderful!

  • By Aethena Drake on 01-22-19

LOVED!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

The Mermaid Murders was my favorite book of 2016 and I was so happy to read this new chapter in Jason and Sam's story.

I really identified with Jason's struggle to understand what was going on with Sam. His hurt and bewilderment were painful to read, but Sam eventually came through and the ending was perfect! The mystery was well done and had me guessing until the end.

This was definitely a 5 star book and I loved the audio version too!

  • An Unsuitable Heir

  • Sins of the Cities, Book 3
  • By: K.J. Charles
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

On the trail of an aristocrat's secret son, enquiry agent Mark Braglewicz finds his quarry in a music hall, performing as a trapeze artist with his twin sister. Graceful, beautiful, elusive, and strong, Pen Starling is like nobody Mark's ever met - and everything he's ever wanted. But the long-haired acrobat has an earldom and a fortune to claim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a climax!

  • By Imagine MM Reviews on 11-25-17

Very enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I highly enjoyed the conclusion to this series. I was on the edge of my seat and could not figure out how it could end happily for Pen. A very satisfying ending. I loved Matthew Lloyd Davies' narration as always!

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  • Tell Me It's Real

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813

Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read on a plane!

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-08-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

I adore Paul Auster and his crazy family/friends! The audiobook is just as fun as the ebook. I really liked Michael Lesley's narration.

  • Fair Chance

  • All's Fair, Book 3
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills thought he was done with the most brutal case of his career. The Sculptor, the serial killer he spent years hunting, is finally in jail. But Elliot's hope dies when he learns the murderer wasn't acting alone. Now everyone is at risk once again - thanks to a madman determined to finish his partner's gruesome mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Book!

  • By HappyReader on 03-16-17

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

This is one of the rare audiobooks that I have not read previously. I absolutely loved it! The story and mystery gripped me. I felt like I was on the edge of my seat for most of it. The narrator, JF Harding, was amazing as usual.

Josh Lanyon continues to be one of my favorite authors and she never lets me down. This was an awesome conclusion to the All's Fair trilogy!