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  • The Devilish Duke

  • Saints & Scoundrels Series, Book 1
  • By: Maddison Michaels
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Devlin Markham, the notorious "Devil Duke" of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can't woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune good-bye. But he's always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems unmoved by his charm. When Sophie learns her beloved orphanage is in imminent danger, she will do anything to save it. Even marry a ruthless rake who takes what he wants in business and pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • INTERESTING TWISTS AND TURNS

  • By 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵 on 01-03-19

Good

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I enjoyed this book. Had some twists and turns and kept me guessing who the murderer was. There is one bedroom scene. On a scale of 1 to 5 it’s a 3 for sizzle.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

  • Victorian Rebels Series, Book 6
  • By: Kerrigan Byrne
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Lorelai will never forget the night she rescued the broken dark angel in the woods, a devilishly handsome man who haunts her dreams to this day. Crippled as a child, she devoted herself to healing the poor tortured man. And when he left, he took a piece of her heart with him. Now, after all these years, The Rook has returned. Like a phantom, he sweeps back into her life and avenges those who wronged her. But can she trust a man who's been branded a rebel, a thief, and a killer? And can she trust herself to resist him when he takes her in his arms?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner!!

  • By Dasi H on 09-02-18

Too much inner dialogue

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

The narrator is amazing of course. The sex scenes are hot. The plot was good. The endless inner dialogue and psychoanalysis was just too much for me. At one point I was yelling "we know, we know! Just get on with it!"

  • Reclaimed: A Highland Historical Trilogy

  • The MacKay Banshees 1-3
  • By: Kerrigan Byrne
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Her last memory is of her violent death, and now she's screaming for vengeance. He's a Laird with enough sins to stain his soul, but he's cursed for the crimes of another. With a clan divided, an impending marriage, and whispers of dark magic threatening the Highlands, a tempting Banshee is the last thing he needs in his chambers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Auditory Bliss

  • By Cyndi on 08-30-13

Trite and a little juvenile

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

The narrator is amazing which is why I gave it 2 stars overall and not just one. The characters and plots were trite and a little silly. (I enjoyed Kerrigan Byrne's Victorian Rebels series, although you need to be prepared for a lot of psychoanalysis and inner dialogue.) The characters in these stories seemed immature and underdeveloped. It was difficult to suspend disbelief enough to really engage myself in the story. One hero's actions were explained away in an unbelievable manner. At one point the author tries to make the hero's character seem less vile because he didn't allow rape or buggery but allowed his men to burn and murder. HMMM. I kind of laughed at that. The story starts off so full of people and facts its difficult to keep up. This is necessary to set the stage for the short story but it wasn't enjoyable reading.
It was rated "hot damn" in sexual heat but to me the scenes were just fast F***s with no real foreplay..... ever. I won't read anymore in this series.
Just my thoughts.

  • The Highwayman

  • To Tempt a Highlander Series # 1
  • By: Kerrigan Byrne
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821

Audie Award, Romance, 2016. Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him... and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception-and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favourite yet

  • By Morticia on 09-08-15

Great!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Of course Derek Perkins was amazing as always which never hurts a story :). This story was well done, believable, exciting, romantic and sexy. Bedroom scenes were well done and very sensuous. Loves the characters.

  • The Rake

  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

Known as the despair of the Davenports, Reginald is a disinherited, disgraced alcoholic who is headed for a bad end - that is until the new Earl of Wargrave gives him one last chance at redemption by letting him take his place as the heir of Strickland, his lost ancestral estate. Masquerading as a man in order to obtain a position as estate manager of Strickland, Lady Alys Weston came to Strickland after having fled her home, her wealth, and her title due to betrayal and despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 10 star book

  • By Cam on 08-05-17

Good narrator, story lacking

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

First I want to say that this narrator was amazing! I will look for more books narrated by him. If a great narrator can’t make a story good then nothing can. I thought I would give this author a try. Unfortunately the book was hard to finish. Kept going on and on. Predictable. False advertising as far as “sizzling“sex scenes. There were really only two interludes and very modest accounts of lovemaking. Way too much psychology for my taste in this book.

  • 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 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

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 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

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 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

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. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much sex

  • By Sue on 07-20-18

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 10 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 341
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

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 2,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,999

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!