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  • Only a Duke Would Dare

  • A Regency Romance (Seductive Scoundrels, Book 2)
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

A troublesome addendum to his father’s will requires Victor, duke of Sutcliffe, to marry before his 27th birthday or lose his fortune. After a three-year absence, he ventures home, intent upon finding the most biddable and forgettable miss in Essex. A woman who will make no demands upon him and won’t mind being left behind when he returns to London. Except Victor meets Theadosia Brentwood again and finds himself powerless to resist her - even if she is promised to another and the exact opposite of what he thought he wanted in a duchess. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TEN STARS

  • By M. D. Moseby on 01-13-19

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

This is one beautiful and romantic love story I had the pleasure of listening too. A vicars daughter and a duke who have known each other in their youth meet up once more and the tale that brings them together is great! A fast pace book with none of the nonsense that drags a story out. You will be pleased--and maybe surprised-- on how it ends. Collette Cameron once again weaves a wonderful story!

  • The Freedman

  • Tales From a Revolution Series, North Carolina, Book 9
  • By: Lars D. H. Hedbor
  • Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

The Freedman is Hedbor’s standalone novel set in North Carolina from his Tales From a Revolution series, in which he examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in each of the colonies. If you like enthralling stories of familiar events from unfamiliar viewpoints, you’ll love The Freedman.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book about freedom, war, and friendship

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-19

Another fabulous book from the author

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Mr. Hedbor once again weaved a historical story that kept me listening to the bitter end! Calabar, a slave in an indigo plantation, was given his freedom when his master died and his son felt that since Calabar only knew about the production of the indigo plants and the process of making it suitable for the sell of dye, did not need him and wasn't worth the selling to another plantation owner. Calabar was forced to leave his wife and young baby with a heavy heart and head to the unknown. It was by luck that he meet a merchant who found out that Calabar worked in an indigo plantation and needed his skills to purchase the best stock. This story takes place during the start of the Revolution and gives you the insight on how it would be for a free slave life. And I must say that Mr. Hedbor did a fabulous job in having Shamaan Casey narrator his story. This narrator's voice is so wonderful to listen to and you forget it's one person doing the telling of the story as he changes from one person to another. Bravo to them both!

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  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,962

One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is meant to be listened to

  • By Emilia on 04-23-14

Captivating...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

A captivating novel, full of emotions. It held my attention to the bitter end. Though I struggle to read Spanish I believe I will read this one in the original language it was written in.

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,280

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By CD9 on 06-05-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

It's been ages since I read one of her novels and listening to this one I will now go back to reading or listening to her stories again. I won't spoil it for anyone, but be ready to CRY, giggle, gasp! Very emotional story but so worth it as she so knows how to weave a tale!

  • The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood...somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story with Lovable Characters

  • By Maryalice Davis on 02-03-18

So enjoyable..

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Great audiobook! The story held my attention to the bitter end. I must find the first book in the series! For me, the author did a great job writing it and the narrator did a fabulous job in the telling.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 75,925
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69,189
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68,793

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Wonderful audiobook! Always have been a fan of Michelle Obama as First Lady, but hearing her life story and how she got to be the woman that she is is enlightening. She is a great role model for young girls (and boys) to see that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it.

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,884
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,838

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please, have mercy and cut out the sound effects

  • By Areader on 11-29-18

Informative and funny

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Interesting audiobook learned some things I did not know and I found it very funny at times. A bit of noise in the background, not sure if it was on purpose or not, but did not find it too annoying.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Stand

  • Star Legions, Book 4
  • By: Michael G. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The Black Legion has vanquished every army and fleet sent against it, yet now this invincible Legion is in full retreat as it races away from the Emperor’s wrath. They gambled all on a single decisive battle and with it lost everything. With victory against the Emperor now impossible, the Legion finds itself lacking purpose and money. They came to the Empire with promises of glory and reward, but now they are trapped and surrounded on all sides by enemies. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition

  • By Kaz on 01-25-19

Another world..

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

Not a big sci-fi fan but this novel did capture my attention. Seems even in this world you have the same mixture of love, friendship and greed for money as the 'regular world.' A fast-paced novel that will keep you listening to the end! The author surely knows how to keep your attention and the narrator did a great job in the telling. A must listen too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bootlegger's Bride

  • Bryeton Books
  • By: M.K. Chester
  • Narrated by: Brenda G Brown
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Aiden Palmer, a disenchanted WWI veteran, has gone from golden boy to troublemaker since his return from Europe. Hopping from job to job, looking for meaning and adventure, he finds himself running with a rowdy new crowd that puts pressure on him to join their illegal bootlegging runs. On the night the 18th Amendment goes into affect, he reconnects with a love from his past, Grace Currie, at a prohibition ball. Grace McAfee Currie is a teenaged war widow. On the night the Volstead Act becomes law, she searches for Aiden Palmer, the man she’d wanted to marry three years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Bootlegger's Bride

  • By Christy D on 02-03-19

Short but sweet

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

A WW1 veteran, a WW1 widow who were both once in love and wanted to marry meet again. Aiden Palmer, finds himself jumping from job to job and Grace McAfee Currie refuses to marry yet another upstart politician her brother wants to force her to wed. Reuniting Grace convince Aiden that she still loves him and they should run away, marry and live from their families. A very sweet, short novella. The author did a wonderful job creating it. However, for me, the narrator see to be in a rush in the telling of the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,583

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

Fabulous Christmas Story

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

A great Christmas story for anyone looking to be inspired to love and forgive. Truly a story that can be shared by the entire family and everyone will feel content afterward. A must listen too!