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  • Bride of a Stranger

  • By: Jennifer Blake
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Claire is too innocent to suspect that her marriage is a cruel farce, believing instead that the dangerous accidents that keep appearing in her path are just that - accidents. She wedded Justin Leroux suddenly and silently. He was the tall dark stranger of her girlhood dreams, and had finally come to take her away. She returns with him to Sans Songe, the Leroux family plantation in Louisiana. A near-fatal accident on the road to the plantation does not bode well for her future there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romance with little romance

  • By Amanda on 01-11-13

Romance with little romance

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

This was more a suspense/mystery story than a romance story. Narrator did an excellent job though!

  • Royal Seduction

  • By: Jennifer Blake
  • Narrated by: Melissa Reizian Frank
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Poised, calculating, and ruthlessly charming, Prince Rolfe of Ruthenia takes beautiful Angeline Fortin captive, mistaking her for her cousin and compromising her beyond redemption. Escape from the prince is impossible, and Rolfe begins to torment her senses at every turn. At last, captured and captivated, Angeline can't resist Rolfe's masterful seduction, and the prince discovers the only woman he's ever encountered who can meet him passion for passion. But Rolfe is on a mission to find his brother's killer, and in a critical moment of mortal danger, it's Angeline herself who holds his life - and heart - in her delicate hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and great narration.

  • By Tina on 10-28-12

Smart heroine

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

Reviewed: 11-19-12

Good story and pretty good narration. The narrator needs to practice her Scottish accent - hers sounded Jamaican and was often hard to understand.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Son of Neptune

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,014
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,028

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure from Rick Riordan!

  • By Dana on 10-08-11

Hate it will be another year until the next one

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

Reviewed: 10-24-11

My sons and I have enjoyed yet another Rick Riordan book! We love Percy Jackson and weren't disappointed with this new book in the series.

Now, as for the audio book, I can't say we love Joshua Swanson as much as the narrator of the first five books, but he does a pretty good job.

For those with younger children, my 11 yo, who's listed to all the other books, did have some trouble understanding everything in this book because the plot gets even more complicated than the one before it.

  • On a Wild Night

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 479

It's 1825 in London, and the two curvaceous and blonde 23-year-old Cynster twins, Amanda and Ameliaare, are desperate to get married. All they need are two fine, strapping gentlemen - preferably with large purses.

So what do these two lusty young ladies do?They make a visit to the local gaming halls, of course!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Maisie Rubinstein on 07-26-08

Did not connect with heroine

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-11

I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. Amanda is a spoiled, manipulative young lady and I found myself not liking her half way through the book.

  • A Loving Scoundrel

  • A Malory Novel
  • By: Johanna Lindsey
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

Enter the privileged world of English aristocrats and experience the passion, intrigue, and romantic pleasures of the incomparable Malorys - a family of dashing rogues, rakehell adventurers, and spirited ladies. Now Jeremy, the son of gentleman pirate James Malory, falls in love with Danny, a young woman who grew up on the streets of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By Jamie on 02-10-09

Very enjoyable book to listen to!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-11

I was very pleased with the purchase of this book. I looked at this book description many times, hesitant to purchase, but was not disappointed at all. It was a good story line and the narrator did a great job bringing it to life. Many times I find myself wanting to fast forward with books, to get to better parts, but never did that at all with A Loving Scoundrel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,861

After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own.... In a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they'll need the help of some familiar demigods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Story New Characters New Narrator

  • By Joel on 11-30-10

Love of the series gets you past the narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-11

I am an adult who bought the Percy Jackson series for her children but enjoyed the books as much as they did. I adored the narrator of the first five books, but the narrator of this new book was a bit too flat. However, my affection for the "demi-god" world and characters from the original series kept me going and I still enjoyed the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Spymaster's Lady

  • By: Joanna Bourne
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

She's braved battlefields. She's stolen dispatches from under the noses of heads of state. She's played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, has finally met the one man she can't outwit... British spymaster Robert Grey must enter France and bring back the brilliant, beautiful - and dangerous - Fox Cub. His duty is to capture her and her secrets for England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly enjoyable; Audiobook is fantastic

  • By Emily London on 12-28-10

Thoroughly Engaging!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-11

Loved this book! Plot was more complicated and unique than most romance novels and the narrator was probably the best I've ever heard.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Ravished

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

There was no doubt about it. What Miss Harriet Pomeroy needed was a man. Someone powerful and clever who could help her rout the unscrupulous thieves who were using her beloved caves to hide their loot. But when Harriet summoned Gideon Westbrook Viscount St. Justin to her aid, she could not know that she was summoning the devil himself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Anne Flosnik

  • By Wendy on 05-24-10

Nice Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-10

I was pleased with the story in Ravished. You don't often find romances involving an independent, "older" - 25 LOL, less than gorgeous woman.

I am not the biggest fan of Anne Flosnik, however, and am disappointed that so many of Amanda Quick's books are narrated by her. This is the second audio book narrated by her that I've listened to and in both books, she makes the main male character sound so haughty and pretentious.

  • The Bride

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,355

By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Audible Favorite!

  • By Elizabeth on 07-03-12

Great Narrration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-10

I love all of Julie Garwood's historical romances, especially The Bride. I was very, very pleased by the narrator, Rosalyn Landor. She did a wonderful job with the Scottish accents and male voices. She definitely brought the story alive.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • The Prize

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779

In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London court, the lovely Saxon captive, Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tender heart. Resourceful, rebellious and utterly naive, Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to her will, despite the whirlwind of feelings he aroused in her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Prize? Alas, more like Booby Prize...

  • By Karen on 02-02-12

Poor choice of narrators

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-10

I've read all of Julie Garwood's historical romances and enjoyed them all. The Prize isn't my favorite, but after thoroughly enjoying listening to The Bride, I downloaded this one also. The narrator doesn't have a knack for impersonating male voices and it was almost enough for me to quit listening. She has a fine voice, but should stick to female voices only.

I hope they will record more of Garwood's romances, but please don't use this narrator.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful