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April Renn/AprilR

Henderson, NC
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  • The Viscount's Christmas Temptation

  • Dukes of War, Book 1
  • By: Erica Ridley
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fete of the year because he hasn't time for silly soirees. He doesn't need time - he needs her!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book and the narration..

  • By Trish R. on 11-30-18

THE VISCOUNT'S CHRISTMAS TEMPTATION

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-16

A quick, fast read/audible!
A long lovely, sweet Christmas Romance. The narrator, Stevie Zimmerman , did an awesome job convening this story to the listener.
A quick audio to Listen to on a long ride!
Fantastic narrator, and a fantastic story.
My only complaint, a bit short, but the knowledge of more to come, makes it worthwhile.
A wonderful introduction to the amazing "The Dukes of War" series. When you get the chance pick this one up, for your listening pleasure.

*Received for an honest review from the author*

Rating: 4.5
Reviewed by: AprilR

  • My Daring Highlander

  • Highland Adventure, Book 4
  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Beautiful and fiercely protective of those she loves, Lady Seona Murray captured Keegan MacKay's attention when she first set foot in Dunnakeil Castle. Though she is a chief's daughter and forbidden, Keegan has fallen in love with her from afar and burns to possess her. But so does the clan traitor, Haldane, an obsessive outlaw bent on murder and kidnapping.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My DARING HIGHLANDER is my favorite

  • By Nicole Laverdure on 01-12-16

DARING HIGHLANDER

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-16

Absolutely awesome! I so enjoyed this audible book! The narrator, awesome! A Scottish brogue for a Scottish Historical Romance, fantastic! Oh my, goodness, a definite must have in your audible library!
Now, to the story...An absolute fantastic Scottish Romance, one in which the reader/listerner will be held in awe. Breathtaking adventure, danger and romance, with Highlandes, Lasses, struggles and danger, what's not to love!
An absolute must have for fans of Scottish Historical Romance! Once again Ms. Sinclair has done an awesome job picking the narrator and compiling a fantastic and satisfying story! An awesome series!

*Received for an honest review*

Rating: 5
Received by: AprilR

  • Deadly Peril

  • Alec Halsey Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Winter 1763. Alec, Lord Halsey, is sent on a diplomatic mission to Midanich, imperial outpost of the Holy Roman Empire, to bargain for the freedom of imprisoned friends. Midanich is a place of great danger and dark secrets - a country at civil war, ruled by a family with madness in its veins. For Alec it is a place of unspeakable memories from which he barely escaped and vowed never to return. But return he must, if he is to save the lives of Emily St. Neots and Sir Cosmo Mahon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Just wow! This has to be Lucinda Brant's best

  • By Lady Wesley on 02-02-16

DEADLY PERIL by Lucinda Brant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-16

WOW! What an exciting tale. The narrator simply brought this tale alive for me.
Fast paced, dramatic and emotional. Very compelling and entertaining.
The characters are compelling, complex and will capture your heart and attention.
Another outstanding audible story. Loved the narrator, so effective in getting Ms. Brand's story across to the listener. A must get audible!

*Received for an honest review*

Rating: 4.5
Reviewed by: AprilR

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  • Harvest of Dreams

  • The Gods' Dream Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

A captive God who must be freed. An Evil God set to enslave the world of Kimtair. A hero and two heroines from Earth join forces with Kimtair's warrior-princess and princes to battle the Evil One's minions. Can they defeat the Evil God and win freedom for their people?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic tie up to the trilogy

  • By Grynnie on 06-10-18

Harvest of Dreams by Debra Holland

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

If you could sum up Harvest of Dreams in three words, what would they be?

Epic, fantastic and brilliant!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hard to pick just one. This story has been wrought with wonderful, engaging characters.

What does Noah Michael Levine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His enthusiasm. And how well he provided the reader with world building, characterizing the characters, and dramatization.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several in fact. An emotional read to read. Very exciting and a very enjoyable read.

Any additional comments?

Final installment. Filled with good vs evil, epic battles, adventure and suspense. The "Dreams" Trilogy is an epic story. Written brilliantly and carried out with enthusiasm and emotions. A must Listen to audible! Sweet but dramatic!! Well done!!*Received for an honest review from the author*

Rating: 5

Heat rating: Sweet

Reviewed by: AprilR

  • Reaper of Dreams

  • Gods' Dream Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Can the couple unite the slaves to escape the evil one? "The second book in Holland's The Gods Dream Trilogy lives up to the excellent first volume in the trilogy. A captured prince tortured by an evil god finds his soul mate in an Earth woman badly wounded in body and spirit." (Jacqueline Diamond)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated, outstanding listen

  • By Cyn on 11-01-15

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

What made the experience of listening to Reaper of Dreams the most enjoyable?

The way the narrator, told the story. His interruption of the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Reaper of Dreams?

When the hero/heroine find their HEA. An enchanting tale.

What does Noah Michael Levine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings the story and characters to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but unfortunately, I could not listen to it in one setting.

Any additional comments?

Recommend listening to SOWER OF DREAMS, first. An enchanting, enjoyable and satisfying tale. A continuation of SOWER OF DREAMS. A must have in your library. An excellent piece of storytelling and one I look forward to the next installment.

*Received for an honest review from the author*


Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Moon Over Montana: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 5

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

The long-awaited wedding date has finally been set, but when a young Cheyenne woman shows up in the loft of her family's barn, life as Charity McCutcheon knew it is thrust into chaos. Secrets her parents and brother Luke have held now explode, with the power to shake her foundations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS!!!!

  • By Brandy Blackerby on 08-06-16

Intriguing and satisfying!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

Where does Moon Over Montana: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 5 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

That is a hard question, as I have enjoyed each and everyone, thus far. If I had to give it a ranking, it would be a 5, I loved it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Moon Over Montana: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 5?

Charity and Brandon finding their HEA, finally! Charity's brother getting his up comings, finally.

Have you listened to any of Corey M. Snow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Brilliant narrator!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This hold story is memorable, exciting, and compelling!

Any additional comments?

Thank you to the author for an enjoyable and satisfying read. And to the narrator for a brilliant telling if an impressive tale.


*Received for an honest review from the author*

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Danger Close

  • The Echo Platoon Series, Book 1
  • By: Marliss Melton
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Navy SEAL Sam Sasseville resents being called upon repeatedly to rescue Madison Scott, an oil tycoon's daughter, from trouble of her own making. Just weeks after extracting her from drug-riddled Mexico, Maddy disappears into the terrorist-threatened region of El Chaco, Paraguay.

Dedicated to protecting the world's last agricultural frontier from her family owned oil wells, Maddy knows her long-dead activist mother would approve of her work, even if that blasted Navy SEAL doesn't.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting, Opposites Attract Romantic Suspense

  • By Sophia Rose on 02-14-15

Another hit by this author!!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely, yes! Adventure, passion and romance!

Who was your favorite character and why?

You can't help but love the hero, with his strong determination, his passion for right and wrong and his passion for love.

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

An appreciation of danger, action and suspense!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Echo Platoon in action.

Any additional comments?

An action filled tale, that will hold your attention and leave you in awe. WIW! What a tale. My hat goes off to the author and to the narrator.

*Received for an honest review from the author*

Thank you!

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sower of Dreams

  • The Gods' Dream Trilogy
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 210

A kingdom invaded. A warrior princess on the run for her life. A hero from another world. An evil god who wants their souls. Can they join forces to defeat the evil one and win freedom for their people?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dream walking at it's best...

  • By Terri on 07-09-15

Captivating!!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

What did you love best about Sower of Dreams?

The characters, who are mesmerizing and endearing.

What did you like best about this story?

The secondary characters, who help carry the story. And the narrator, was awesome!

What does Noah Michael Levine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings the story to life with his voice, his narrative explanations. Loved it!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of this book is emotional, captivating and intriguing.

Any additional comments?

An absolute delight to listen to and strongly recommend this story to listeners of historical romance.*Received for an honest review from the author*Rating: 4.5Heat rating: SweetReviewed by: April R, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Mail-Order Brides of the West: Evie: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 3

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

The well-educated daughter of a lawyer, Trudy Bauer, arrives at the St. Louis based Mail-Order Brides of the West agency full of excitement for an adventure of a lifetime. She befriends the agency's maid, Evie Davenport, and the two form a strong and lasting friendship. They vow to stay in contact through letters when Evie takes hold of her destiny and arranges a marriage on the sly. Each brave young woman is ready to face whatever an unknown groom and life in Montana can throw her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Sweet Western Romance

  • By Cyn on 12-26-14

A DELIGHTFUL TALE OF LOVE AND LIFE!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-14

If you could sum up Mail-Order Brides of the West: Evie (McCutcheon Family Series - Book 3) in three words, what would they be?

Delightful, heartwarming and intriguing!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Oh, I don't know, I loved Evie's innocence, her determination for a better life and her willingness to leave the past in the past. But then, Chance,is a strong hero, who wants to have a life of his own without using his family's name and power.

What about Lara Asmundson’s performance did you like?

Her voice is smooth, relaxing and powerful, which in turn makes the story interesting and magical.

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

I laughed and cried. There was a wide variety of emotions throughout this story.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this story for anyone who enjoys Western Historical Romance, Montana history,finding HEA and a great story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Montana Dawn: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 1

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 674

When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help. Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl. Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newborn unprotected in the Montana wilderness, he brings them along on his family's cattle drive, to the absolute delight of the other friendly cowboys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved this book by Caroline Fyffe!

  • By Ro on 08-02-14

Loved it! Powerful and stunning....

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

Reviewed: 06-05-14

What did you love best about Montana Dawn (McCutcheon Family Series - Book 1)?

I enjoyed the narrator. His voice is very smooth, calming and exciting. I absolutely love the McCutcheon Family and look forward to their next grand adventure.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I believe my favorite, was Faith's son, he was such a huge character for such a small little boy.

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

I think it is his narration, his insight into the story, brings it more to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I had a hard time getting up from listening to this tale of love and faith.

Any additional comments?

An absolute delight to listen to from beginning to end.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful