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  • The Other Woman

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,627

From Daniel Silva, the number one New York Times best-selling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not typical of Daniel Silva!

  • By Wayne on 07-18-18

A story that mirrors today's headlines!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I first heard this book mentioned on a news commentary and just had to hear it. It's astounding how the storyline and the characters present a vivid deja vu of the political twists and turns of the current era.

I couldn't put this aside for a moment until it was done. I've always enjoyed Silva but this is, for me, clearly his best so far.

  • Mislaid

  • A Novel
  • By: Nell Zink
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 163

Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, and they begin an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The couple are mismatched from the start - she's a lesbian, he's gay - but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Misbegotten, mishandled, misfired novel

  • By Julie W. Capell on 02-07-16

Blessedly short listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

In retrospect - I can’t remember why I choose this book. It winds lazily between characters and locales that are confusing enough that I found it particularly difficult to stay engaged with them.

I cannot recommend it.

  • Duke of Manhattan

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Shane East
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570

I was born into British aristocracy, but I've made my fortune in Manhattan. New York is now my kingdom. Back in Britain, my family is fighting over who's the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it's me - if I'm married. It's not a trade-off worth making. I could never limit myself to just one woman. Or so I thought until my world is turned upside down. Now, the only way I can save the empire I built is to inherit the title I've never wanted - so I need a wife. To take my mind off business I need a night that's all pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dirty talking Duke? Yes, please!

  • By Ariadna B. on 06-22-17

When Business Arrangements Lead to Love

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

This is surely among the best of this series! While there is certainly more explicit sexual language than I would have liked, the storyline is perhaps the best thus far. These characters feel the most fully 'drawn' and are the most likeable overall!

I'll keep watching for more by this author!

  • Rise of a Legend

  • Guardian of Scotland, Volume 1
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Running away from her catastrophic life, historical journalist Eva MacKay joins an archaeological dig at the battleground of Loudoun Hill. Unearthing the seal of William Wallace, Eva gains notoriety. But her dreams of Bowie knives, the weapon that murdered her husband, morph into great swords and dirks. Drawn to a ruined monastery, Eva drifts into the worst nightmare of all. Awaking to the sharp point of a madman's sword, she is hurled into the midst of a bloody 13th-century battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By seelk on 05-07-16

Far Too Painful to Listen!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

In hopes that something would improve, I made my way through the first eight chapters! Is this intended to be a spoof??

I usually enjoy this author and am astonished to have her heroine, transmitted through time, pulling out her mobile and, while there is no service, the phone shows the date in 1297.

The story is bad, the characters forced and the Narration is awful.

Never more!

  • My Heart's in the Highlands

  • By: Angeline Fortin
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Mikah Bauer stepped into the street in front of the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art and found herself lost in a nightmare that became a dream come true when Ian Conagham, the Marquis of Ayr, appeared before her. Mikah found herself living another life, a fairy tale of love and passion such as she never imagined. Then came the nightmare that tore it all away as quickly as fate had handed it to her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED the last quarter of this book...

  • By SIMARA on 08-24-16

Good Story - let down in editing!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

While the story is a good "love out of time" tale that is historically well researched and well written, it is annoyingly interrupted by numerous clumsy breaks in and between words which i must assume are caused by careless editing! After the first several I began noting, with growing ire, these many many instances that break continuity.

  • The Highland Commander

  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Penelope Hardy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father's urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year's holiday masquerade. It's practically her civic duty! But when one such officer - whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask - sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can't help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover, OK story

  • By Jody in Minneapolis on 07-16-18

Not Her Best!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

While I often really enjoy Jarecki, I found myself slogging through this book. I freely admit that a large part of that may have to do with the narrator. A weaker than usual plot and the some over used words or turn of phrase bothered me. Glaring mispronunciations and inserting incorrect words plus a voice that, to me, was annoyingly shrill made this a book I will not repeat, forward or recommend.

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  • Beauty and the Barbarian

  • Highland Force, Book 3
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Born with the mark of the devil, Merrin has been hidden on the islet of Eilean Fladda for near 20 years. When the body of a Highlander washes ashore, the innocent lass presumes him dead. Brushing the hair from the rugged warrior's face, her fingers connect with warm flesh. Warm. Ian MacLeod wakes to a woman so radiant, he believes her an angel. But when the lass recoils from him, he fears she knows of his evil deeds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Nicole Laverdure on 12-02-14

Not worth a credit!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

I'd recently read another book from this author that, while not amazing, was at least worth the time and money. This one wasn't!

  • Gunmetal Gray

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,740

After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greaney sets the bar even higher.

  • By JACKIE on 02-17-17

The Grey Man Grabs You Again

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

Once again Mark Greaney brings us a book in his exciting Grey Man series. This book revisits both Court Gentry and a couple of other favorites while taking us deep into Asia with the twists, turns and fast-paced action we have come to expect.

There's a new narrator on this volume. If you've come to expect Scott Brick, you'll like the voice even as you bewail some mis-read words and shout back repeated mis-pronunciations that could easily have been checked.

Faithful followers of Greaney tend, I believe, to be detail oriented. What good is attention to technical detail if the audio 'jars you' back. With that said: I will be listening to this book again and looking forward to more!

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,116

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Lively, Brainy, Edge of my chair listening!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It's a well woven suspense that left me wanting more: perhaps with these characters and certainly from this author!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,408

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, creative, and FUN!

  • By Kent on 04-18-13

It Confused me, Amazed me, I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

I had listened to the main body of the book and found it to be a slightly self-deprecating bit of humorous sci fi. I laughed at many parts with the happy feeling of being in on a private joke! That's an amazingly rare mix and if that was all there was: it would have been a really good read.

Just when you think the book is ending, you reach the 'rest of the story'! That was the best of it. I won't spoil it by telling more but I enjoyed the philosophical bent the book took.

I enjoy this author greatly! Please, MORE!