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  • She Tempts the Duke

  • Lost Lords of Pembrook, Book 1
  • By: Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by: Faye Adele
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath writes sweet temptations—richly, deliciously passionate, high concept historical romance in the vein of Lisa Kleypas and Liz Carlyle. With She Tempts the Duke, Heath kicks off another enthralling series, this time following the fortunes of the Lost Lords of Pembrook—three dark and dangerous noble brothers imprisoned and robbed of their inheritance, but free now and determined to reclaim their birthright.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Twist on Wicked Nobleman

  • By Deborah on 04-12-16

Narrator or story. Not sure which ruined it

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

This wasn’t the best I’ve listened to by Ms Heath. The narration was tepid and the dialogue uninspiring. Oh well...

  • Noble Intentions

  • Noble Series, Book 1
  • By: Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Noble Britton suffered greatly at the hands of his first wife, and he refuses to fall into the same trap again. This time he intends to marry a quiet, biddable woman who will not draw attention to herself or cause scandal. Gillian Leigh's honest manner and spontaneous laughter attract him immediately. It matters little that she is accident-prone; he can provide the structure necessary to guide her. But unconventional, his new bride turns the tables on him, wreaking havoc on his orderly life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!

  • By Scotty on 03-07-14

Ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

This book was nonsensical and the humor was silly. I’ve read books that had me laughing out loud with witty humor and even slapstick scenes but this was definitely not intelligent humor. Most of it was corny and just plain silly. Then to top it off she throws in a very grave subject matter that didn’t fit with the silliness at all. The narrator was competent, I’ve heard much better. However, maybe it was just the book’s content that made the narration not as good as it would’ve been with different material. I will not listen to any more of this authors books.

  • Suddenly You

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

She was unmarried, untouched, and almost 30, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible . . . but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fell in love with the characters...and the story.

  • By PennyLou on 09-02-18

Narration kept this from being 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The narration was too fast. I lowered the speed to .75 but that was slightly too slow. Very distracting and made this book hard to listen to. Also the narrator wasn’t the best even if the speed was corrected. She wasn’t the worst I’ve heard but not good enough to really make this book as enjoyable as reading it.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Fair Game

  • The Rules, Book 1
  • By: Monica Murphy
  • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine, Jack DuPont
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 313

It's bad enough Jade Frost's boyfriend dragged her to a boring poker game. It's even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round - and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend. Now she supposedly belongs to the ultrarich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants, yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn't stop him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Tummy fluttering sta💫rs

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 08-27-17

Not really into it

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I'm not really into stories about college kids finding true love. The characters are just too young for my taste. However, I will say that the sex was very mature. The scenes were pretty hot. The female narrator was very good, but the male narrator was awful when he did the heroine's voice. My gosh, I wanted to cry and stop listening every time he spoke with the female lead's voice. It was very annoying and completely destroyed her character in my eyes. It was like valley girl meets annoyed adolescent. It down graded the story line for me and made it hard to stay with the emotional drama being built. However, he did a great job on the male characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bourbon Kings

  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,980

For generations the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege - as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet. For Lizzie King, Easterly's head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes it's Dallas with Bourbon but I loved it

  • By Katheryne on 08-30-15

Great story- misleading advertising

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

This was a really good story and series. The narrator was good too although I have to say the women’s voices were kind of annoying.
The false advertising. Is the “sizzling” rating. The sexual encounters are very tame IMO.
Enjoy!

  • Rescued by a Highlander

  • Clan Grant, Book 1
  • By: Keira Montclair
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 653

Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent. Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn't realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers' horrid treatment?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Respectful Handling of a Touching Story

  • By Amy on 11-07-14

Corny

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Not the best story. Dialogue was corny and the story was sooo predictable it was painful. Too much sweetness. When the author referred to “her woman’s place I had to roll my eyes. Sorry. I won’t be listening to more from this author.

  • Deception of a Highlander

  • By: Madeline Martin
  • Narrated by: Liam Gerrard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Scottish romance doesn't get much steamier - or more dangerous - than a spy hunting her quarry and losing her heart to him instead. To pay a seemingly impossible debt, Mariel Brandon has become a spy for Aaron, one of England's deadliest minds. Aaron's latest mission for the sharp-witted and daring Mariel is to find two people in a heavily fortified castle on the Isle of Skye, a castle headed by the clan MacDonald and the powerful Kieran.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good....

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 03-13-17

Narrator held the story back

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

The plot seemed good albeit somewhat implausible. The heroes “almost giving in grew tedious. But the narrator’s voice and his Scottish accent were hard to get past to truly enjoy the storyline.

  • My Highland Spy

  • Highland Spies, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Roberts
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Laird Ruairi Sutherland refuses to send his only son away to be educated by the English. And he most definitely will not appear in Edinburgh to pay homage to a liege who has no respect for Scotland. So he does what any laird would do - he lies to the king. The last thing Ruairi expects is a beautiful English governess to appear on his doorstep.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot but Not sizzling

  • By Zzrole on 03-17-18

Good plot but Not sizzling

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

This book had a good plot and likable characters. The passion element was lacking in my opinion. The bedroom scenes were not even a minute long with no foreplay. So if you’re looking for a “sizzling“ novel as it is advertised, you’ll be disappointed.

  • The Stranger I Married

  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Gray was beautiful four years ago, when he asked Isabel to marry him. Now there are no words to describe him. He is no longer young and reckless, not by any stretch of the imagination, but a tormented man, driven by secrets, silent about what he’s done since he disappeared. She knew how to handle the boy he was, but this man…this man is not tamable. Does she dare explore the places inside herself that Gray demands to possess? Does she trust him enough to bare herself completely to a lover who has returned as a stranger?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sarah-What Happen??? Narration Terrible!!!!

  • By SB on 07-01-13

Bad narration

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

I’ve never said this before but the narration was so bad and ridiculous I’m not going to be able to finish the book. I’m returning it.

  • 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 79
  • 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

A little over dramatic

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I think the narrator made the story feel over dramatized. The dialogue and characters seemed a little cheesy. Not certain if it was the story or the narrator but pretty sure it was the narrator. In addition, I am pretty sure the English accent isn’t genuine. Yikes! It made the listen less enjoyable for me. The book certainly deserves the “sizzling” rating for the sex and passion moments.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful