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  • Once Upon a Marquess

  • Worth Saga, Volume 1
  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Christian Trent, the Marquess of Ashford - the man who spent summers at her family home, who kissed her one magical night...and then heartlessly ruined her father. But when a tricky business matter arises, he's the only one she can ask for help. With any luck, he'll engage a servant to take care of the matter, and she won't even have to talk with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical H & H - And well written.

  • By Cate F. on 03-12-16

Theres a lid dor every pot

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

It took just a moment to understand Christian and Judith, but once I did, I realized their silly, funny, off kilter nature personalities were perfect for each other. This was a delightful story. I especially liked the dialogue the H/H had as the swans. I do similar things myself so it ws funny to see it in a story. Good job.

  • Unraveled

  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Nicole Quinn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past - secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom. Miranda Darling isn't in trouble - yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to listen to

  • By Hope on 06-21-14

Fantastic story but difficult narration

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This story, as written, is amazing. But in my opinion this narrator couldn't do this story Justice . To be honest, with over 17 different characters I felt this would have been a heavy lift for most narrators. I can only think of 3 who could have carried it off. and in fact it might have been better to have a few narrators on this story because there were so many characters.
Don't get me wrong, this was my first time hearing a story read by this particular narrator so perhaps she does better when there aren't as many characters.
The heroine Miranda Darling sounded a lot like Rose from the show Ripper Street. Her voice was sometimes okay, then it became disturbingly child like by turns. It was creepy. Her best friend Jeremy sounded like Harvey Fierstein if you can believe it. He came off as angry in tone and inflextion, which was at odds with how the story was portraying him . I believe he was supposed to be good natured and a bit gullible but, he sounded surly most of the time.
Smite, the hero was almost robotic and wooden especially at the end. I don't believe she ever got the right voice to match his funny aloofness. There were many funny moments which were lost because of how she voiced his character.
I think probably worst of all was the character Richard . if you remember from the first story, Richard was the heroines brother who basically came across as being selfish and cold hearted yet redeemable. In this story we uncover a long buried friendship between Richard and Smite.
Richard's voice in this story was just horrible. It was nasally, whiny ,old and a caricature of an effeminate male. It left much to be desired. did I mention he sounded very old, as did the hero. It was a disaster. Almost like someone scratching their nails down a chalkboard. The scenes with Richard were painful to listen to, to say the least. and I really think the scenes with him and Smite could have been hilariously funny if it weren't for his voice.

Out of all of the stories in the series, this was probably my favorite one. I purchased the book as well as the audible so I plan on reading the book . I think it will be a better read then as an Audible.
Again, I counted over 17 different characters so it was always going to be like trying to land a triple Lindy, and we all know only Rodney Dangerfield managed to pull that off.

  • Unveiled

  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Rebecca De Leeuw
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 445

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

OMG this story is amazing!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I have to say when this first started I was a little leery but I was drawn in by the narrator. what an awesome story! I wish all heroes were like Ash. no matter how much you try to dislike him you can't help but like him. This was a masterfully written story.

  • Heiress Without a Cause

  • By: Sara Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

A disgraced son with a dark reputation, William Ferguson Avenel is content to live in exile in Scotland - until his father dies in the scandal of the Season, making him the new Duke of Rothwell and leaving him in charge of his young sisters. With rumors of insanity swirling around their family, the girls desperately need a chaperone. And he thinks he's found the lady for the job...until Rothwell discovers her dangerous secret life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a nice surprises

  • By Maine Knitter on 10-04-16

GREAT!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

this is my first story and by Sarah Ramsey. I have to admit it was very well written. Madeline was a wonderful character. but I have to say the steamy love scenes where the main attraction. There were several peppered throughout the story and it really revved up the heat! did I mention how well written this story was. The characters had depth and I could totally see the attraction between Madeline and Ferguson. I think the book started to drag a bit at the end but, I knew it was mainly to wrap everything up. definitely will be listening to it again. The narration was a bit choppy until I realized Madeline was French and it was a French accent the narrator was portraying. Once I understood that listening went a lot smoother.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Heart to Win

  • By: Johanna Lindsey
  • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love - but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s promise, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage, both clans will stop squabbling over a disputed strip of land. In the chaos of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity. By assuming the identity of her father’s new housekeeper she can live with the father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard To Finish

  • By Lady M on 06-17-13

Who wrote this story?

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I refuse to believe Johanna Lindsey wrote this story. Johanna Lindsey typically does a great job with a plausible plot line as well as steamy romance scenes. With Tiffany and Hunter, I only got glimpses of the building of there romance. Hunter was a charmer, but I felt Tiffany was too childish and spoiled as a heroin. I tried to hang in there with her but she got on my last nerves. Her irrational loathing of her father coupled with her mother's inability to articulate why she divided the family left me dumbstruck.
Tiffany should have been upset with her mother for leaving her father rather than the reverse in my opinion. I also felt it was silly that she could not go and visit her father when her brothers were free to visit their mother at any time. If her mother was so sacrificing and loved Tiffany's father so much, why would she allow Tiffany to harbor such mistrust for him when she knew he was the innocent party and all of this.
The actions of the mother totally irritated me. I felt as if the whole premise of why she left her husband and son's was silly. this book had 54 chapters and honestly I feel as though it could have been condensed into 30. but It kept dragging on. It even had a last-minute kidnapping plot which I felt made this story unbearable. The only reason why I finished this story is so I could write this review because otherwise my time would have been spent in vain.
I listen to this story on Audible because it was included in the Romance package and I am a huge fan of Johanna Lindsey in fact, I have all of her old books in a chest because they are all my favorites even the ones that were only lackluster we're way better than this one. The scene in which Tiffany and Hunter first had sex was choppy at best. There was no mention of him even entering her he was just inside of her no going slowly because she was a virgin. No, giving her time to adjust to the feel and weight of him or anything. Everything was miraculous Sensations right off the bed. honestly, I rewound the same a few times just in case I had missed something. This was a story that I was half listening to at this point because it was so silly. But nope my ears had not failed me. There was no lead up just boom there it is. even the second time was written in a similar fashion. All of a sudden she knew just what to do even though it has only happened once. And this from someone who was supposedly very prim and proper. Do yourself a favor and skip this one. Take it from a Johanna Lindsey fan, this story will have you pulling your hair out in frustration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dreaming of You

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108

A prim, well-bred gentlewoman, Sara Fielding is a writer who puts pen to paper to create dreams. But now curiosity is luring her from the shelter of her country cottage into the dangerous world of Derek Craven – handsome, tough, and tenacious – and the most exciting man Sara has ever met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE BEST!!

  • By Queenbee on 01-07-12

Just Spectacular

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

A story that never gets old. Either you will love or hate Derrick. He is unapologetically gutter and it's HOT! Sarah is his match completely. This is one of my go to stories. Masterfully done.

  • Suddenly You

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

She was unmarried, untouched, and almost 30, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible . . . but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much sex

  • By Sue on 07-20-18

Finally

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I've been waiting on this story for a loooong time. I was ecstatic when it finally came out. it's my favorite stand-a-lone story by Lisa.
I would have preferred another narrator. DON'T GET ME WRONG, she did a good job. I will definitely listen to it again and again, but it wasn't SPECTACULAR. When I pictured Jack and how he sounded, it was more deep and rich. The narrator used a higher register which was average, and to me, Jack is not average. At any rate, it was well done overall and I'm just happy it's on Audible!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wicked and the Wallflower

  • The Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 1
  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

When Wicked Comes Calling... When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees - on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it. The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain... Bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And she sucks me in again!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-18

Absolutely outstanding

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I enjoyed Felicity and Devil's story because it had such a turn of the century feel. I reminded me of Sherlock Holmes. The bastards are great but the romance was the center peice of the story. Seeing thia couple meet and fall in love was wonderful. I cannot wait for the reat of the stories to be published. Until then, I will be reading her other series. Also, the author intherview at the end of the book was wonderful
i would love if more publishers addes that to the end of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

Miranda Cheever has been blessed with many things, but great beauty is not among them. Still, when she meets Viscount Tuner, she knows she is meant for him. As the years go by, fate is as kind to Miranda as it is harsh on the Viscount. He's skeptical about love with good reason - but he may be falling for Miranda

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love READING this book!

  • By Lori Mcbride on 06-29-11

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

The narration was interesting. The story was good. I felt some of the misunderstandings at the end didn't have to go on so long. Miranda was mentally calling for Turner but suprise, he didn't come. I was dissapointed at that part. it dragged on. I loved how the narrator sounded as if she was narrating after having a couple glasses of wine. I will buy more books narrated by her.

  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,742

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By E. Chadwick on 03-29-18

Unique writing

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I had seen the film but wanted to check out the book. I pretty much followed the film but face me a betrer understanding of what the emotions meant which i couldn't tell in the movie. It was kind of like playing charades and finally finding out the answer. The book put everything in context. its a great pairing. now I will go back and watch the movie with new eyes. If you didn't enjoy the movie, listrn to this audio book then try watching the movie again.
It took me a moment to get used to the structure of the audio book. There are about 130 chapters but most are only 6 minutes long or less it's because the story is told from various points of view. Overall it was at listen