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  • Silver Storm

  • The Raveneau Novels, Book 1
  • By: Cynthia Wright
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

Dashing and dangerous Andre Raveneau is the Revolutionary War's most reckless privateer captain when Devon Lindsay stows away aboard his ship after her Connecticut town has been burned by the British. Raveneau sardonically agrees to deliver her to her childhood sweetheart in Virginia but doesn't count on his own potent attraction to the enchanting, courageous Devon. Through high adventure, swashbuckling sea battles, and the colorful history of America's revolution, the couple battles the fiery passion that binds them together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My all-time favorite novel, now as an Audiobook!

  • By Past Romance on 04-22-14

Terrible accents!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Such a distracting narrator. Her French accent and mispronunciations were terribly annoying. I would like to listen to the next book in the series but will have to grit my teeth and suffer the narrator to do so.

  • Silver Lining

  • Silver Cove, Book 1
  • By: Jill Sanders
  • Narrated by: Roy Samuelson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Sarah's been reduced to being the girl with the crazy mom, a reputation that's not likely to increase her chances of landing her dream promotion at the resort across the bay. Especially with the new competition. Ben is an attractive, sophisticated, and savvy businessman, clearly there to destroy her chances of getting the job. Her luck couldn't be worse. Benjamin Rothschild has come to the popular upscale resort strictly for business. There to evaluate Sarah for a new position, he can't help being drawn in by her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely predictable

  • By Anne Stone on 10-10-18

Extremely predictable

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This is the worst narration I have experienced in the literally 100 plus books I have purchased. If there was a story here this guy killed it! And his foreign accents were horrible. Glad I didn’t pay extra for this title.

  • Razor Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,093

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl - and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book this year!

  • By green ice cream garden on 09-19-16

Boring

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Boring twisted
story.
Not worth a credit. I stopped and started several times to get through it.

  • Courting Catherine

  • The Calhoun Women, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Catherine "C.C." Calhoun is determined to keep her family's estate, known affectionately as the Towers, in the family. She admits the cost of keeping up the crumbling mansion might be quickly exceeding what C.C., her sisters and her aunt can afford, but the only way to save the house can't be to sell it. Especially not to arrogant and handsome hotel magnate Trenton St. James III.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration is really annoying

  • By Kate on 04-08-15

narrator just about killed it for me!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

The male lead was supposed to be a Boston old wealth and he sounded like a New Jersey thug! Very weird. Not one of Nora Roberts best but OK to get me through a long drive.

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  • Finding Fraser

  • By: KC Dyer
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 685

I met Jamie Fraser when I was 19 years old. He was tall, redheaded, and, at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast, and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword, and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man. That he was fictional hardly entered into it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining, great characters

  • By Linda on 08-19-15

Narrator accents distracting!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-15

Often sounded like Russian not Scotch accent which really distracted me. The story was engaging if a bit slow paced. Hard to believe a traveler could be so gullible and naive that made parts of the tale a bit annoying. But overall okay and I did finish it.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Devil on Horseback

  • By: Victoria Holt
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Enamored by the handsome and arrogant Charles-Auguste, a wealthy French aristocrat, 18-year-old Minella is drawn into a complicated world of danger, betrayal, and murder. Denying her own suspicion that he has murdered his wife, she struggles with her fascination for the seductive and mysterious count. Against the backdrop of the incipient French Revolution, Minella’s life becomes a series of adventures that all lead to an exciting and unexpected climax. Davina Porter’s passionate narration transports readers....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable for Unexpected Reasons

  • By Dover on 02-28-12

Fairly predictable

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

Reviewed: 08-19-15

Davina porter never disappoints. The story is a bit repetitious and predictable. Not sure I would buy another by this author.

  • Highlander Betrayed

  • Guardians of the Targe, Book 1
  • By: Laurin Wittig
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

Rowan MacGregor, the rock of the family, is doing everything she can to hold her clan together when she meets Nicholas fitz Hugh. Handsome and charming, Nicholas quickly joins clan life - yet he is not what he seems. A cunning spy, Nicholas is charged by the king of England to break the Scottish rebellion. Despite his loyalty to the king, Nicholas finds himself falling for beautiful Rowan. Nicholas must choose between the king’s will and his own. Can he betray his king and mission? Or will he turn on the woman he loves and the family he has come to care for?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure, Action, Fantasy, and Romance

  • By 🌸DARA on 08-10-13

Weak writing and terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

By far the worst acting I have heard since starting books on tape!

Fairly lame dialogue and very predictable.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,633
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,243
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,176

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Outlander! How you take over my LIFE!

  • By DebbieK on 07-21-14

Sad that the Series has Ended!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-15

Left a few loose ends that perhaps will be picked up elsewhere?
Pleased to be beyond battle descriptions. Overall the series was wonderful and will truly miss Diana Gabeldon's incredible lexicon and sense of poetry.


  • An Echo in the Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,404
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,347

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one

  • By Charles on 10-17-09

Dreading the end of the series!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

This book in the Outlander series got very heavily into the politics and tactics of war (won't spoil it with details) as I suppose it must have. But for me this at times got a bit much and I lost interest in stretches. But overall I am so enjoying the series writing and performance that am dreading the end and loss of my companions!

  • The Fiery Cross

  • Outlander, Book 5
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 55 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,375

The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Something that had to be gotten through

  • By Anne on 03-08-12

Wonderful Tale Wonderful Narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

I always feel a bit of sadness when one of the books end. As it brings me one step closer to the eventual end of my time with these wonderful characters I am reminded how attached to them I have become.
Davina Porter is one of the best narrators I have experienced. You always know who's voice you are listening to when she reads and the feeling are so clearly conveyed.