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  • The Highlander's Bride

  • McTiernay Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Michele Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 511

Highland laird Conor McTiernay had always dreamed of an enduring love. But the reality of women who desired him only for his title and lands made him swear off marriage forever. That is until he first set eyes on the Englishwoman his men found hiding in the forest. But would she prove to be yet another beguiling seductress?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stubborn Highlander!

  • By 🌸DARA on 07-19-13

Boring narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

It would have been better with a narrator that isn't monotone. She killed the book for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Diablo Lake: Protected

  • By: Lauren Dane
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Tensions are building in Diablo Lake as the two main rival Packs vie for control, and the town is divided along lines of Pack loyalty. Aimee Benton and Mac Pembry are on opposite sides, and he seems to find excuses to spar with her daily. He's infuriating - not to mention charming, gorgeous, and oh, so lickable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery and intrigue with a little violence thrown in

  • By Lisa on 01-29-17

Not as good as the first

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

What did you like best about Diablo Lake: Protected? What did you like least?

It was a big mistake to change narrators

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I have not finished the book because I was so disappointed in the narrators reading ...very monotone you cant tell one character from another, unlike the narrator of the first book.

What didn’t you like about Tatiana Sokolov’s performance?

She is very uninspiring makes it hard to get into the book

Could you see Diablo Lake: Protected being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no

Any additional comments?

Why did you change the narrator?

  • Seduced by Moonlight

  • Meredith Gentry, Book 3
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

"I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie. Now there are those among us who whisper I am more. And who can blame them? I've awakened the dazzling magic that's slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can't figure out why."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is inconsistent.

  • By Laura on 10-30-09

So disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I am confused about the sudden change in the way Laural Merlington narrated this book compared to the first 2. Did the writer or the narrator change the characters names? The black Knight was Doyle in the 1st two books and know its Dole? The goblin king was short in the 2nd book and now he is as tall as Doyle/Dole.

Would you ever listen to anything by Laurell K. Hamilton again?

I like her as a writer but she should pay better attention to who is creating her characters though narration.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laural Merlington?

anyone

Any additional comments?

I have noticed in book 4 there is a different narrator I hope I can get though book 3 without being so disappointed that I don't go on to book 4.

  • Iron Axe

  • The Books of Blood and Iron, Book 1
  • By: Steven Harper
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 327

In this brand new series from the author of the Clockwork Empire series, a hopeless outcast must answer Death's call and embark on an epic adventure... Although Danr's mother was human, his father was one of the hated Stane, a troll from the mountains. Now Danr has nothing to look forward to but a life of disapproval and mistrust, answering to "Trollboy" and condemned to hard labor on a farm. Until, without warning, strange creatures come down from the mountains to attack the village.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good!

  • By Ram on 01-31-15

Very interesting read/listen

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

Reviewed: 01-01-16

If you could sum up Iron Axe in three words, what would they be?

I really enjoyed the writers detail of the characters and their surroundings. It was easy to imaging exactly what the writer was seeing.

What did you like best about this story?

all of it

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

interest

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book and all the characters and their adventures....very good book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • His Bonnie Bride

  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: MacNab Ashford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

Storm Eldon was first caught up in the war between England and Scotland as a young girl, when she and her family were held hostage by their sworn enemies, the MacLagans. Years later, Storm finds herself trapped in the clutches of her Scottish adversaries once again. Now she must fight to preserve her loyalties, guard her virtue, and resist the charms of Tavis MacLagan, her handsome Highland captor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Wishy-Washy Highlander!!

  • By 🌸DARA on 12-27-13

Narrator was boring

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

What made the experience of listening to His Bonnie Bride the most enjoyable?

Hannah Howell should have not change the narrator from Angela Dawe. This was a good story but not produced with the passion Hannah Howells other book had

What was one of the most memorable moments of His Bonnie Bride?

the end

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of MacNab Ashford?

Angela Dawe

  • Archangel's Blade

  • The Guild Hunter Series, Book 4
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479

The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past... but Dmitri's need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the book

  • By Angela on 09-16-11

Wonderful writer

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

Reviewed: 12-30-14

What did you love best about Archangel's Blade?

This is the best book of the series so far

What did you like best about this story?

Love, love Demetri

What about Justine Eyre’s performance did you like?

She is now my favorite narrator. She literally brings each character to life. Especially Demetri.

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

When Demetri found out Honor was his wife from the past

Any additional comments?

Nalini please keep writing this series.

  • Angels' Blood

  • Guild Hunter, Book 1
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,928

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best - but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option---even if the task is impossible. Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is Definitely A Personal Preference

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-13-11

Nalina Singh is a superior writer

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

Reviewed: 12-03-14

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

I have recommended this series to all my audible book friends. Nalini is one of the best writers I'v listened to and she made a good choice in narrators.

What other book might you compare Angels' Blood to and why?

none that I'v listened to so far, it is in a class of its own. I'm so glad there are 7 books in this series.

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

no

  • Fury of Ice

  • Dragonfury, Book 2
  • By: Coreene Callahan
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400

Homicide detective Angela Keen thrives on the city’s rough streets. But when she becomes the prize of all prizes in the dragon-shifter world, due to her “high-energy” status, she gets more than she bargained for. Kidnapped by Lothair of the Razorback clan, Angela barely survives captivity before managing to escape. Hurt and alone with nowhere to hide, she faces certain death when Lothair uses the trace energy she leaves in her wake to hunt her down. But before he can reach her, a mystery dragon-shifter intervenes and saves Angela’s life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still similar to BDB and Midnight Breeds

  • By Ezinwanyi on 12-10-13

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-13-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The writer has a great story....but it is writen like a comic book or a immature writer...with way too may cliches and medtaphors..The mood of the story line was ruined by the lack of maturity in the verbiage.

Would you ever listen to anything by Coreene Callahan again?

This is my second book, unfortunately I bought it before I listen to the first one

Would you be willing to try another one of Benjamin L. Darcie’s performances?

No.....I do not like men narrators. They are not able to perform multiple characters or women very well.

What character would you cut from Fury of Ice?

none....I like the characters and the story line....just not the stupid filler works used, again its like listing to a comic book story line.

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Kate Danley
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 839

Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden’s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown. But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy for fairy tale lovers

  • By A. Sines on 03-25-15

Whimsical story

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

Reviewed: 07-23-14

If you could sum up The Woodcutter in three words, what would they be?

Whimsical, captivating, detailed

What about Sarah Coomes’s performance did you like?

It was Sarah's performance that kept me listening. Her many voices made you envision each character. She is one of my favorite narrater. I will try any book she has narrated

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Highland Angel

  • Murray Family Series, Book 7
  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Sir Payton Murray's reputation as a lover is rivalled only by his prowess with the sword, yet it is the latter gift that has captured the interest of Kirstie MacLye. Fleeing a murderous husband who left her for dead, she vows to expose the man for the vile scoundrel that he is. She also knows it will take planning, cunning, and the help of a brave, arrogant, and willing champion. Kirstie only prays that Sir Payton will accept her challenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highlander To The Rescue!

  • By 🌸DARA on 10-12-13

Great series

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

Reviewed: 07-16-14

What made the experience of listening to Highland Angel the most enjoyable?

The story line, the details to the era and language.I loved the characters and the way the narrator made the come to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Highland Angel?

When they finally got together

Which scene was your favorite?

The entire book was my favorite .....actually the entire series

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

yes......I even listen to it at work. This is a writer you hope has writen a series once you have listen to the first book.