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  • Wanderlust

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫ Romantic with great narration!

  • By Cyndi on 02-06-18

Sensuous, Juicy, and Delicious!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

First of all, the voice of Richard Armitage alone makes this book a must for romance lovers! That being said, what makes this book really special is the way the descriptions engage the senses, particularly those of scent and taste. I really felt like I was in Paris falling in love as I listened. The story had sweetness balanced by poignant moments and moments of unbridled desire. It was a sensuous journey about adventures grand and intimate, living life to the fullest, and the reasons we make the choices we make. Enjoy!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275

Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society – and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By MEH on 02-26-11

My Very Favorite Lisa Kleypas Novel (So Far)!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Even though it's not part of my two favorite series by this author (The Hathaways and The Wallflowers), this is my very favorite Lisa Kleypas book. That is saying a lot, since I have 24 of her historical romance novels in my audible library. This one is permanently downloaded on my device, and I have listened to many favorite scenes over and over until I practically have them memorized. What's so special about this book? It's partly the witty dialogue and outrageous situations that make me laugh. Most of all, I love the hero and heroine. Both are flawed human beings who are stubborn and vulnerable. Each is haunted by a painful event in the past and needs the other's help to overcome the effects of that event. The story is hilarious and touching, and the hero is both strong-willed and tender. Rosalyn Landor's narration is perfection, capturing the comedy and the pathos of the main characters' lives while giving all the supporting characters interesting, defined voices as well. If you want a historical romance with somewhat unconventional characters that runs the gamut of human emotions, then this is the book for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vanished

  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,094
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090

When an 11-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn't waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces - he's related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying narration.

  • By Kathleen on 06-30-16

Great Thrill Ride, Next Book Please!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Vanished to be better than the print version?

Yes. The two narrators really enhanced my enjoyment of the book as they voiced the shifting points of view of the two main characters.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that the detective and FBI agent were more developed than a lot of heroes and heroines in thrillers. They had interesting family histories.

Have you listened to any of Nick Podehl and Amy McFadden ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't know. I've listened to a lot of audiobooks. These narrators were excellent.

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

Yes, but I won't give it away.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!

  • The Earl Takes All

  • By: Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

One summer night, Edward Alcott gives in to temptation and kisses Lady Julia Kenney in a dark garden. However, the passion she stirs within him is best left in the shadows as she weds his twin, the earl of Greyling. But when tragedy strikes, to honor the vow he makes to his dying brother, Edward must pretend to be Greyling until the countess delivers her babe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I almost gave up on this book...

  • By 1CheekyLass on 05-08-16

Satisfying, Emotional Tale

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I love the intense, sometimes heart wrenching, emotions in Lorraine Heath's books. Although I could predict a lot of what would happen in this story, I didn't know how it would happen, and I relished hearing the story unfold. Helen Lloyd's narration suits perfectly. I really enjoy visiting with familiar characters from other Heath books, and I can't wait for the next in this series!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Duke's Holiday

  • The Regency Romp Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Maggie Fenton
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,159

The cold, precise Duke of Montford demands things his way: neatly ordered, in place, and adhering closely to the rules. So he is furious when he learns that the tenant of his ducal estate has been dead for a year, and a stranger has been running the Honeywell business - which, by contract, is now Montford's. When he arrives in Yorkshire to investigate, he discovers that the estate is being run by an unruly, tomboyish woman - and a bluestocking at that!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky Regency Romp

  • By 🌸DARA on 04-17-15

Absolute Delight

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Sparks fly from the moment these two headstrong characters meet. I love the word play, eccentric characters, and gentle humor in this book. The narrator's understated delivery is spot on. A comedy of manners with sexually tense "battle" scenes reminiscent of The Taming of the Shrew. A bit of a slow start, but stick with it. Great fun!

  • Obsession in Death

  • In Death, Book 40
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,003

Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She - and her billionaire husband - are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation. But now Eve has become the object of one person's obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her - again and again....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting in Death?

  • By pewter on 02-13-15

Back in the Groove

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

This book has all the elements that made this series great in the first place-suspense, romance, relationships, humor. J. D. Robb's got her groove back! Narration is superb!

  • Festive in Death

  • In Death, Book 39
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Feast for In Death devotees

  • By BG853 on 09-10-14

Spend the holidays with Eve and Roarke's extended family!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-15

I love this series and this is a great addition to it. There is a nice balance between the murder mystery and the private lives of all the characters we have come to know and love. I really enjoyed listening to this one during the Christmas season as it had less graphic violence than some of the others and plenty of warm, romantic moments. As always, Susan Ericksen rocks!

Pink and Say
    
    
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        Melba Sibrel,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Hal Hollings
    
    


    
    Length: 22 mins
    45 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Pink and Say

  • By: Patricia Polacco
  • Narrated by: Melba Sibrel, Hal Hollings
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Drawing from the rich store of Civil War reminiscences handed down in her family, acclaimed author Patricia Polacco tells the true story of a remarkable wartime friendship between a young white Union soldier, Say Curtis, and a young black Union soldier, Pinkus Aylee. They are captured by Confederate soldiers and sent to Andersonville Prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful! Get the tissues ready!

  • By MARIA-ELENA LAFLAM on 09-21-17

Powerful true story

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

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

This true story is beautifully told.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pink and Say?

It made the Civil War more personal for my students.

What does Melba Sibrel and Hal Hollings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I only gave the reading 4 stars because I thought Hollings could have varied his voice more for the different characters.

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

The story was quite moving, even for my "tough" fifth-graders who usually don't want to share a lot of vulnerable feelings.