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Youngsville, NC, United States
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  • The Many Sins of Lord Cameron

  • Highland Pleasures, Book 3
  • By: Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358

A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn't care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she's at his mercy. One kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. But what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh what a Highland Pleasure

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-05-13

book was good, narrator not so much

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

The book was pretty good, but the narrator ended every sentence in an up note, like she was asking a question. That became annoying, but the story was kinda sweet.

  • Ask for It

  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

Nothing incites Marcus more than the primal hunger roused by his former fiancée, Elizabeth. It’s been years since she jilted him for another man, but that only means there’s a lot to catch up on, a lot to make up for, and that he’s going to enjoy every sweet moment.… The same drive and passion that sent her into another man’s arms is what brings Elizabeth back to Marcus. Her attraction to him is the one thing she fears, but she’s run out of options. Resisting is impossible. But does she have the courage to surrender everything?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STARS - THREE WORDS PERFECT DELICIOUS HOT

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-30-12

a LOT of graphic sex!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I don't mind sex scenes , in fact, I usually enjoy them, but how many times can they talk about him dipping into her "cream" before it gags you? Also, the no means NO! idea is completely fine in this book. I found it vulgar, uncomfortable and rather disgusting. Just my opinion, other opinions may vary.

  • Born a Crime

  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,359
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,131
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,116

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wrap my head around!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-29-16

AMAZING!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Entertaining, funny and all in all, AMAZING! DEEP RESPECT for Trevor and HUGE love and respect for his mama! I didn't expect to have my faith restored in a comedy book. The Lord works in mysteries ways! God bless you all!

  • All Smiles

  • By: Stella Cameron
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

This seductive tale of passion and intrigue takes readers to 7 Mayfair Square, an elegant town house, during the glittering whirl of a London season. Here, with a little help from a most unusual matchmaker, anything is possible, even unlikely love between a nobleman and a confounding parson's daughter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible

  • By Rachelle on 08-07-07

So Bad!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I've never felt so strongly in the negative about a book, but this one is bad beyond belief! I usually like to hear Anne Flosnik read a book, but this one makes her sound like count chocula on crack. I had to slow it down to even make sense of it. I usually speed books up. That's only the beginning of the pain that is this book. I tried to listen to it, I REALLY did, but i couldn't even make it to chapter 3. Yes, it's THAT BAD!

  • An Irresistible Alliance

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

With his older brother's betrothal announced, Lord Michael Cynster is freed of all familial expectations. But the allure of his previous hedonistic pursuits has paled. Then he learns of the mission his brother and his fiancée have been assisting with and volunteers to help by hunting down a hoard of gunpowder now stashed somewhere in London.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pare it down

  • By C. Whitehurst on 04-19-18

A book and good narrator, but BAD end result.

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

The book MIGHT have been very fun, and the narrator was good, but the two did NOT mesh well together. Finishing this book was honestly a chore. It's a shame because neither of the two were were bad, they just didn't mesh well. The story DRAGS along, and the narrator's speed and speech patterns slow it down more. He is good at what he does, but when you have a detailed book, and a methodical narrator.... Oh and it became a game to count how many times the phrase, "gun powder" could be used in a single chapter.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lady Most Likely...

  • A Novel in Three Parts
  • By: Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 355

Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them and a few other gentlemen to her country house for what is sure to be the event of the season.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok considering they're three short stories

  • By SIMARA on 02-22-16

painful to get through

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

How can that many talented authors come together to make such a mess? I don't know but it happened here. This was a snooze fest and i only made it all the way through because I paid a full credit for it. This was a huge waste! pass!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Doll House

  • By: Henrik Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 941

A new recording of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora's well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen's play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Independence

  • By Renee on 01-24-15

not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

There were a lot of breathy moments by ms. Flockhart which made it weird to listen to. the material was sometimes a comedy based on the audiences reaction, but it was not in the end. I don't feel any emotional connection to any of the characters because they all felt contrived and out of a cartoon on how silly people can be.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My American Duchess

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 555

The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford - an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit like a dull cocktail party

  • By harp diva on 02-02-16

fun

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

you may hear dime familiar places and names here, for instance, hogs mead and honey dukes

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If He's Wicked

  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: Ashford MacNab
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

For Chloe Wherlocke, it all begins with a vision - a glimpse into the future that foretells a terrible plot against Lord Julian Kenwood and his newborn son. Chloe's psychic gift allows her to save the child from certain death, but the earl remains in grave peril. . .

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Romance with a twist!

  • By Leyla on 05-19-15

Great story but TERRIBLE narrator!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

I would love to give this all 5 stars, the story is fun and charming, but the narrator ruined the whole book for me. She basically has 2 voices, 1) women who sound okay and 2) Men who are all angry, mono-tone and lacking in any emotion.
This is a terrible shame because the book is quite good. I will never buy a book narrated by this woman again. She really ruined it. It was like listening to a lecture from my mono-tone biology teacher. HORRIBLE really!
I would recommend reading the book, but skip this one for Audible because the narrator is really, truly that bad. Sorry, but it's true.

  • Seduction & Scandal

  • By: Charlotte Featherstone
  • Narrated by: Helen Stern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

With the scandalous nature of her birth to live down, Isabella Fairmont dreams of a proper marriage—even if a passionless one. She saves her deepest desires for the novel she dares to pen, wherein a handsome lord with dark powers seduces her. But then her courtship with an appropriate suitor is threatened by the sudden attentions of the reclusive Earl of Black… whose pale blue eyes and brooding sensuality are exactly as she described in her book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetition Not Always Entertaining...

  • By Cindy on 05-31-12

Excellent book, strange narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

The book is WONDERFUL. I got these out of order (this is the first in the series as far as I can tell). The story is captivating and so full of characters and plot and intrigue. It is really a good book. The Narrator does wonderful male voices, which is rare because women often end up sounding like count chocula when they try to do the male voice. The issue I have is with the heroine's voice, she sounds like she is from the streets with a cockney accent. It's not at ALL how I imagine she would sound. All the other voices are wonderful, but the accent she uses for Isabella is distracting to put it mildly.