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  • Accidental Sire

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075

In Molly Harper's newest paranormal romantic comedy, Ben, Gigi's old boyfriend, must find a way to save his new love after a freak Ultimate Frisbee accident. But will she want to live after she finds out how Ben had to save her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why do these books have to end???

  • By janet on 07-25-17

Harper and Ronconi a perfect match

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I've listened to all of Harper's audiobooks. Ronconi is the perfect narrator for her witty books. This one did not disappoint.

  • Wild

  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,396

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

inspiring!!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

wow. best book I have read in a long time. I can't get over how much this story moved me. Now I want to hike a long distance trail too.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Duke Is Mine

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 418

For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke of Canterwick - hardly a Prince Charming - feels more like a curse than a happily-ever-after. At least his noble status will help her sister, Georgiana, secure an engagement with the brooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce,a perfect match for her in every way... every way but one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia. Quin never puts passion before reason. And reason says that Georgiana is his ideal bride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willed Olivia ignites an unknown longing in him....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Romance with a Twist

  • By Ramona on 02-07-12

James writes smart historical romances

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

I think Eloisa James is among my favourite historical romance novelists. Her writing is smart, funny, and I'm never disappointed. This addition to her fairy tales is fantastic. Her characters come to life so easily in our imaginations with her descriptions and the way she makes them interact with one another. I would recommend this one in a heartbeat.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unveiled

  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Rebecca De Leeuw
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 461

Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family—and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But instead he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Historical Romance

  • By Kelli on 10-19-11

Well thoughtout storyline

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

This one had an interesting story. It wasn't my favourite, but it was good. The story was well thought out. Hidden identity themed historical romance.

  • It Happened One Autumn

  • Wallflower Series #2
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497

Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Second Book in the Wallflower Series

  • By 🌸DARA on 05-26-13

Alpha male, strong female lead, good story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

This is my first Wallflowers Kleypas novel, but it won't be my last. I'm already listening to Devil in Winter (Wallflowers n. 3).

The love story is totally believable in this one. I liked the main characters' strengths and weaknesses. The opening scene was original as well. I would recommend this one for lovers of historical romance.

  • Kill and Tell

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 670

Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranged father, whom she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War decades ago. Then, a shocking phone call: Karen's father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Howard's best stories!

  • By Anne on 05-05-10

Good narration, less than good book

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

I liked some of Linda Howard's other novels, but this one left me wanting. The story was alright, but I found that the love story element of the novel wasn't really believable. Yes, characters in these types of novels fall in love pretty fast, love at almost first sight and all... but I found there was nothing to hint at a reason as to why they fell in love in the first place. It just wasn't believable. But the suspense story elements were interesting. I wouldn't recommend this one.

Good narration though from Natalie Ross.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Seduction of a Highland Lass

  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031

Fiercely loyal to his older brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by the soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put to the test his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Story

  • By T. Young on 08-15-12

Good Highland series

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

I'm pleasantly surprised with Maya Banks' highlanders. She an excellent storyteller and you really feel for her characters. I'm definitely going to listen to the third in this series. I also recommend reading Paula Quinn highlander books.

  • Kiss of the Highlander

  • Highlander, Book 4
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691

Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he'd ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trashy but fun novel with lots of sex, time travel

  • By Mark on 04-21-12

All that it's hyped up to be

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

Reviewed: 06-05-12

Yes, just like I expected it was going to be -- it's great. Mr. Gigante is a fantastic narrator. I find that in narrating love scenes could make the reader, and the listener, uncomfortable. The story if funny because of the people out of their time. Lots of angst and sexual tension. And you can't go wrong with those sexy highlanders!

  • True Love and Other Disasters

  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 705

Best-selling author Rachel Gibson is acclaimed for her quick-witted and endearing romances. True Love and Other Disasters begins as the Seattle Chinooks hockey team owner dies, bequeathing the team to his young widow, Faith. Faith is determined to be taken seriously as the owner, and she’s not going to let anyone—especially dreamy star player Ty Savage—get in her way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Rachel Gibson, please!

  • By S on 12-23-10

Story was alright, narrator was excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-28-12

I'm not expecting anything earth shattering new with contemporary romance. What I do expect is some kind of catharsis. I didn't really identify with Duffy. The dialogue wasn't riveting. There are so many other better contemporary romance novels to chose from, I probably wouldn't recommend this one above a score of others.

  • The Ideal Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109

Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation. Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks fly....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to her usual level

  • By Corrie on 08-18-11

Fun story, nothing earth shattering

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

Reviewed: 04-02-12

Honestly, I liked it. It was one of my "gym audiobooks." I choose stories that don't need too much concentration, but are entertaining enough to keep my attention while I'm sweating away on the bike/treadmill/elliptical.

I give it a 3.5 star rating. I like Julie Garwood, but I find her male characters are caricatural, stereotypical and predictable. There was absolutely not depth in the main male character's personality. Personally, aside his "rock hard manly muscles," he had not a lot going for him. He was thoughtful though, I will give him that. And gentlemanly.

The narrator was great! I'd only recommend it if it was on sale. I'd save my precious credits for something else.