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  • I Married the Duke

  • Prince Catchers Series, Book 1
  • By: Katharine Ashe
  • Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Arabella Caulfield, one of three orphaned sisters, has clung to an ancient gypsy prophecy as the only way to save her family from endless heartbreak. Now she has 12 days to reach a remote French castle and fulfill her destiny: to marry a prince. Along the way, Arabella meets Lucien Westfall, decorated naval captain and the new Duke of Lycombe. She thought he was a pirate. He thought she was a governess. Two wrongs have never made such a scandalously perfect right. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Heroine is stupid in the end

  • By karen on 01-05-19

story was't bad, the narrator was horrible

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

if the narrator was more interesting the book would have been tolerable. Unfortunately the narrator killed the book...save your time and credit. no more books that are read by Rachael Beresford. for me.

  • The Matrimonial Advertisement

  • By: Mimi Matthews
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

She wanted sanctuary... Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means traveling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriar's Abbey isn't the sort of refuge she imagined. And ex-army captain Justin Thornhill - though he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome - is anything but a romantic hero. He needed redemption... Justin has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-14-18

The story was good

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

good story but again, the narrator, Justine Eyre sounds like she is in pain when she finishes a sentence. The book is as good as the narrator.
Sorry, that's my humble opinions.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Transcendence

  • By: Shay Savage
  • Narrated by: Chris Chambers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Ehd's a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He's strong and intelligent but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful, young woman in his pit trap, it's obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. Elizabeth doesn't know where she is or exactly how she got there. She's not at all interested in Ehd's primitive advances, and she just can't seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive but beautiful man is a constant - and often hilarious - struggle.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • **Loved this Book**

  • By Kelley dvm on 07-21-18

Beautiful Love Story

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

narration was very good. story was terrific
very well worth a credit. couldn't put it down.

  • The Russia Hoax

  • The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
  • By: Gregg Jarrett
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant, Gregg Jarrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,657

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton’s deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election. This audiobook reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama’s Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. When this suspected effort failed, those same people appear to have pursued a contrived investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If only our media at large was as thorough as this!

  • By Ruth on 01-13-19

Very good and informative, very well researched

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

We know that their was absolutely no Russian collusion from the president and his Administration. This well written book exposes Hillary Clinton and her Cronies for the dastardly deed that they did to the president.
Everyone should read this book and learn the truth and treachery of the Hillary Clinton camp

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Testament

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,287

Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Late & Glowing Review

  • By Bee Keeper on 03-13-10

terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

The story was very interesting. I would have given it 5 stars for just the story as it was great. However, the narrator sounded like he was singing the last word of every sentence.
Sorry but if i'm to give an honest review then I must say the truth as I perceive it to be. The narrator almost ruined the whole book for me. .

  • The Taste of Innocence

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Charles Morwellan, eighth Earl of Meredith, knows he must marry, but he plans to do so on his own terms. So, after years of escaping the clutches of would-be wives, it is quite a shock when he is refused by the beautiful Sarah Conningham.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story but poor narration

  • By Helene on 06-01-18

good story but poor narration

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

The narrator was very dull and because of that this book was less enjoyable then the other Great ones SL has written. Sorry

  • Someone to Care

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Two years after the death of the Earl of Riverdale, his family has overcome the shame of being stripped of their titles and fortune - except for his onetime countess, Viola. With her children grown and herself no longer part of the social whirl of the ton, she is uncertain where to look for happiness - until quite by accident her path crosses once again with that of the Marquess of Dorchester, Marcel Lamarr. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous story with mature H/h

  • By Cate F. on 05-09-18

Touching, Delightful and so well read

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

Ms. Balogh and Ms Landor are a team to be reckoned with. Ms. Balogh writes the wonderful stories and fabulous Ms. Landor brings them to life. The voice overs Ms. Landor does for the characters can not be match by any other narrator that I have listened too. I'v been a member of Audible for 12 years so I know what i'm talking about. Ms. Balogh please keep these fabulous stories coming and please have them read by RL.
This tender hearted story gives women hope and faith that love can be found at any age. It's not just for the young.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Someone to Wed

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can't afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life.... A recluse for more than 20 years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate and oh-so-dashing earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will agree only to a proper courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice change of pace

  • By Joan on 12-06-17

Great Story, Fabulous narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

MB is one of my favorite writers. Rosalyn Landor is the best narrator I have ever listened too. Ms. Landor brings Ms Balogh's characters to life in such a way that you feel their joy as well as their pain.
Love this series of "someone" I've listened to all of them and follow their paths through life.
Keep them coming Ms. Balogh and please keep Ms. Landor reading all of your future books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,855

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

a must listen

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The 5 Second Rule to be better than the print version?

did not read the printed addition. There is something about listening to a book anywhere, anytime or place is very convenient. You can drive, clean house, lie in bed, put your makeup on and still not miss a beat. It's almost like Mel is in the room or car, etc talking to you one on one. Love it....

What did you like best about this story?

inspiring, uplifting and makes you connect with the author.

What about Mel Robbins’s performance did you like?

Loved all of it. I felt like she was talking directly to me.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 5 Second Rule?

I apply it every day to the smallest and biggest moments of my day.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for another book of Mel's to come out. I'm a conservative but I like and admire her style. It's the way I want to live my life. Letting us all be our truest self and the best we can be. God Bless you and your family Mel. You Rock...

  • The Will

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,108

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KRISTEN ASHLEY AT HER BEST!

  • By Yvette on 03-30-15

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

What did you like best about The Will? What did you like least?

The story was unique and held my interest. However, the continuous use of foul language was crass and very uncalled for as well as distasteful. Quite frankly, it detracted from the quality of the story. There was absolutely no reason for it as from the onset of the book you understand that Jake has a rough and tough personality and Josephine is very refined.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both Josephine and Jake

What does Hollis McCarthy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

narration was O.K.

Could you see The Will being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

yes if the cursing was at a minimal or not used at all. I don't care who the actors would be as I am not a Hollywood fan.

Any additional comments?

Ms. Ashley should pay more attention to her good work and leave out the offensive, repetitive and uncalled for cursing. Frankly, the language ruined a good book for me. AND, I am far from a prude it just was so distasteful and offensive. .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful