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  • Arden

  • Undercover Billionaire
  • By: Melody Anne
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

No one would guess that dedicated teacher Arden Forbes is a billionaire. His profession gives him a purpose that wealth alone can’t provide. He’s developing another passion, too, for Keera Thompson, the new principal. She’s beautiful, enigmatic, guarded, and - after a series of violent school break-ins - in need of protection. And Arden is eager to supply it. But what he wants most is to unearth the mysteries that surround her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SD

  • By Sandra G. Duncan on 09-13-18

Excellent Book, narrator distracting

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I love Melody Anne's books. They never disappoint. Her story and character development are always topnotch. However, the narrator is distracting. To be fair her diction is excellent but the inflection in her voice is inexperienced. If I had not already read the book I probably would have given on listening.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Falling for the Highlander

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Elle Newlands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it's the final straw. If keeping her freedom means escaping through harsh countryside alone, so be it. She has barely begun her journey when she lands an unlikely escort - the brawny Highlander who just refused to buy her virtue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not great by Lynsay Sands

  • By signe on 03-15-17

Good Story With a Twist

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Never met a Lynsay Sands book I didn't enjoy and this was no exception. Well written and developed characters. Story line took an unexpected twist always enjoyable. Recommend it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stolen Kisses

  • The Barrington Billionaires, Book 2
  • By: Ruth Cardello
  • Narrated by: Robin Rowan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Dax Marshall isn't the type of man a woman takes home to meet her parents. He's a business shark who has never let anything as insignificant as caring stop him from taking over a company. Some call him heartless, but he doesn't see the value of caring about anyone or anything until he meets Kenzi. Her happiness becomes his obsession. Kenzi Barrington has tried to be the person her family needed her to be, but she doesn't want to lie anymore. She turns to the one man she knows is strong enough to hear the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Raemar3356 on 06-04-16

Good Story but narration...work

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

Ruth Cardello is an excellent writer and this is a good story. However, the narrator's version of Kenzi's voice is sometimes that of a ten year old and at others, it sounds like an imitation of Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot. I found that distracting.

  • The Garden of Letters

  • By: Alyson Richman
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre, Alyson Richman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Portofino, Italy, 1943. A young woman steps off a boat in a scenic coastal village. Although she knows how to disappear in a crowd, Elodie is too terrified to slip by the German officers while carrying her poorly forged identity papers. She is frozen until a man she's never met before claims to know her. In desperate need of shelter, Elodie follows him back to his home on the cliffs of Portofino.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My thoughts

  • By Lelia on 01-05-15

Too slow

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

Reviewed: 06-07-15

The story might be good...I don't know. It was very slowly paced and by 1/4 of the way through I realized unfortunately that I just didn't care enough to keep going. Sorry but I don't recommend this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Immortal Highlander

  • Highlander, Book 6
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352

With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By Gayle on 07-24-08

This could be the best of the highlander series!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-13

Our hero Adam is not always portrayed as a good guy, but this book reveals him to be much more than a "dark" character. The story, like all the books in this series, is not only interesting but has an unexpected twist at the end. The narrator is outstanding. Between his narration and the story line, the reader gets caught up in the story quickly and stays that way until the last word is read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622

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

Engaging Story with a twist ending

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

Reviewed: 03-16-13

This was my first Karen Marie Moning novel and the first narrated by Phil Gigante. The story was very engaging and moved along at a quick pace. I read some of the reviews before purchasing the book and do not agree with the reviewers who did not like the narrator. Some said he doesn't do women's voices well. I do agree their different but still distinquishable from other female voices in the story. And I'm not sure it would even been notice but for reading that review first. I think the narrator does a fine job which definitely adds to overall enjoyment of the story. I liked it so much that I've purchased the other books in the Highlander series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On the Night of the Seventh Moon

  • By: Victoria Holt
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

In this entrancing novel, set in late 1800s Europe, a beautiful English schoolgirl participates in an ancient celebration, only to discover she no longer knows the difference between truth and myth. As shadows lengthen, 17-year-old Helena Trant and her classmates must finish their picnic in the Black Forest. Tonight young men will be out to honor Loke, the god of mischief, with drinking and pranks - no woman will be safe. As Helena walks through the misty woods, she loses her friends, but her fear turns to joy....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A classic ....

  • By genia on 12-22-11

Great Story, written by a master storyteller

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

Victoria Holt is a master at this genre. Her books are interesting suspenseful and easy reading. The narrator Davina Porter is wonderful. Would recommend to everyone.

9 of 9 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 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

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

Great story, well done

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

Where does Devil on Horseback rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's hard to say exactly where I rate Devel on Horseback. I can tell you it's definitely in I'd listen to it again and again.

Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Davina Porter is one of the best narators around. She really gives the characters their voice. I love her performances.

Any additional comments?

I read Devil on Horseback years ago when it first came out. It was a happy surprise to see it out in audio format especially performed by Davina Porter. This is a romance you can recommend to anyone without fear. Good story but not at all offensive. I recommend it to everyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Until You

  • Friarsgate Inheritance, Book 2
  • By: Bertrice Small
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Set in the 16th century, Until You tells the tale of a young heroine who discovers the love of a lifetime. Beautiful Rosamund is introduced to the Earl of Glenkirk, and they immediately fall in love. Their growing passion is stifled, however, when war breaks out between England and Scotland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story but ...

  • By Donna on 12-01-12

A good story but ...

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

Reviewed: 12-01-12

Before purchasing this book, I read the reviews. One in particular stood out, the reader said that the narration was often distracting because on swallowing noises. I discounted this comment because I have another book narrated by Virginia Leishman (Mrs. Dalloway) and no such distractions occur. So I bought the book. The story is a good one with a different twist. But the reviewer was right, one can hear what appear to be swallowing noises throughout the book more in some places than others. So I listened to excerpts from other books performed by Ms. Leishman and this seems to be an isolated case meaning perhaps she had a cold or some other problem while performing this book. I guess what I'm saying, don't disregard her other work based on this book alone. Whatever the problem it is not universal to all her work.

Now, the story is very good and even has a premise with a twist not usual in this gendre. If I had a hard copy of the book I probably enjoy the story very much.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Driving Mr. Dead

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,055

Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 01-14-12

Entertaining Read!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-12

This was my first Molly Harper book. It is very entertaining. After a short way into the book, the listener begins to think the herione is a modern day version of Pauline as in "The Perils of Pauline". The narrator Amanda Ronconi does an outstanding job. Ms Ronconi gives voice not only to the main characters but all the characters in the book. Each character has his own voice which makes the listener feel as if they are sitting on the stage watching the action first hand. I will definitely look for more Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi. I recommend this one enthusiastically.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful