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EAST BERLIN, PA, United States
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  • Highlander in Her Bed

  • The Ravenscraig Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Allie Mackay
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Tour guide Mara MacDougall stops at a London antique shop - and spots perhaps the handsomest bed ever. Then she bumps into the handsomest man ever. Soon Mara can't forget the irresistible - if haughty - Highlander. Not even when she learns that she's inherited a Scottish castle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but narrator butchered the female voice

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-17

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

I did not like the narrator
The story was confusing and bewildering
It was lousy erotica and very unromantic !
I listened to about half of it hoping it would get better ha! Don't waste ur credit or time on this one!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Real Murders

  • An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,019

Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side - and its crime buffs. One of them is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime - until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adjusting expectations

  • By Jeanie on 04-22-10

Seems almost like a Childrens book.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not sure who would enjoy this book, I didn't like the book at first. It was very hard to keep listening and I almost quit at one point. The narrator, reads it like a childrens book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Charlaine Harris again?

Maybe if a different narrator was reading. Not sure.

What didn’t you like about Therese Plummer’s performance?

This was supposed to be a murder mystery, but the breathy quality, and child like tenor of the narrators voice made it hard to really accept this as a murder mystery.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Real Murders?

Some of the interaction of the different characters seemed redundant, and did not really add to the mystery of the story. Sometimes I almost forgot that this was a murder mystery, it seemed so calm and understated.

  • Every Fifteen Minutes

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,019
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,016

Dr. Eric Parrish is the chief of the psychiatric unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife, Alice, he is doing his best as a single dad to his seven-year-old daughter, Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his homelife, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and, Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as he is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More twists and turns than Lombard Street

  • By Susan on 04-23-15

ok read

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Maybe, I listen at work while I am doing my work, I do repetitive work with my hands so listening is easy, so I guess you could say it was time spent.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Slightly surprised a bit of a twist there.!

What does George Newbern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like to listen to books being read to me, I find that I choose books I might otherwise not read because of too many details. Like this one uses a lot of medical psychological jargon and I would find that boring trying to read that. Mr. Newbern read through it quite well so I did not mind it much.

Do you think Every Fifteen Minutes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not really. what else is there to add?

Any additional comments?

Its an ok read but I got it on the daily deal for about $3 I wouldn't pay more than that, if I had I don't think I would be happy.

  • The Funhouse

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 881

Once there was a girl who ran away and joined a traveling carnival. She married a man she grew to hate - and gave birth to a child she could never love. A child so monstrous that she killed it with her own hands.… Twenty-five years later, Ellen Harper has a new life, a new husband, and two normal children - Joey loves monster movies, and Amy is about to graduate from high school. But their mother drowns her secret guilt in alcohol and prayer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Early, not so good, Koontz

  • By Michael on 02-15-15

Good Read, on a level with Stephen King novels!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Would you listen to The Funhouse again? Why?

yes if I needed something to listen too and it was available

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the fact that it sounded so much like a Stephen King novel, suspense, strange characters, mystery,

What does Karen Peakes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

she is a good reader and the characters were discernible from one to the other easily.

Who was the most memorable character of The Funhouse and why?

I guess that would be Amy because she worked through a lot of problems and dealt with a very difficult mother, yet she was very good to her brother and seemed to truly care for him.

Any additional comments?

I wish there had been more of an explanation as to why Victor, then Gunther were so deformed and mutated. I think the writer was trying to infer that the evil in their father caused these malformations but it didn't seem a very clear explanation.

  • Blood Magick

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family - along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUCH better narration than the first two.

  • By Jeffrey D Toony on 02-06-15

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better narrator. She made Brianna sound very overbearing...

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Story was good, It followed with the other books well.

Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

Maybe, not sure,

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Just kind of blahhh, I had trouble really getting into the story, like I did with the first two books.

Any additional comments?

Don't know why but I did not enjoy this book as much as the first two, the narration seemed off somehow. ???

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret

  • Highlands' Lairds, Book 1
  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,030
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,679

Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Historical Highland Romance

  • By 🌸DARA on 04-17-13

Good Storyline

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

Reviewed: 04-04-13

What did you love best about The Secret?

I really liked the story line.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Judith of course and Ian.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Duerden?

Not sure who, but some one else, definitely, I was not happy with the way this person did the voices of each character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh in several places. I was definetly caught up in the book, after I got over the narrator's annoying voice extremes. She made the voices of Judith and her friends to sharp and high, and the voices of the men were to raspy and rough. Ian should have sounded more seductive. It was a little hard at first to think of him as a handsome highland laird.

Any additional comments?

Overall I liked the book, as I said the story line was good, just the voices were not particularly pleasing.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful