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  • When Passion Rules

  • By: Johanna Lindsey
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 346

Forced to flee Napoleon’s rampaging army on the continent, orphaned Alana Farmer and her eccentric guardian make a new home for themselves in London. There, Alana enjoys every privilege a daughter of the nobility could hope for, plus an education fit for a queen. Now, on the eve of her debut into London Society, she learns the shocking secret of her birthright. Can it be true? Is she really the lost princess of the European kingdom of Lubinia? Persuaded by her guardian to return to their homeland to quell a bloody revolt, Alana finds herself in an isolated, mountainous country whose customs strike her as medieval!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Passion did rule

  • By Jackee on 03-04-12

Great story not a fan of the performance

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Great story not a fan of the performance. The performance was a struggle for me to complete. but the storyline was definitely work the listen.

  • The Duchess Deal

  • Girl Meets Duke
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir - which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 100% perfect

  • By Eugenie on 09-29-17

Definitely worth the listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

This was a great story. I love the fact that this story stayed focused on the two main characters and their developing love. More novels should be written this was. Excellent performance as well.

  • A Wicked Pursuit

  • A Breconridge Brothers Novel
  • By: Isabella Bradford
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

In Isabella Bradford’s enthralling new trilogy, three noble brothers - London’s most scandalous rakes - are about to do the unthinkable: settle down. Harry Fitzroy, Earl of Hargreave, is the first to meet his match and lose his heart...to a lady who’s not all what he expected. As the eldest son of the Duke of Breconridge, Harry Fitzroy is duty-bound to marry - and marry well. Giving up his rakish ways for the pleasures of a bride’s bed becomes a delightful prospect when Harry chooses beautiful Lady Julia Barclay, the catch of the season.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance... Okay storyline.

  • By Ladonna on 09-29-17

Great performance... Okay storyline.

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

huge fan of Derek Perkins as a performer. The storyline was okay. Whilst it was truly romantic it needed a little more spice... or a challenge of the sort.

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  • Wildfire in His Arms

  • By: Johanna Lindsey
  • Narrated by: Tad Branson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

With his work in Montana completed now that the Callahan-Warren feud has ended in marriage rather than bloodshed, Degan Grant sets out for California because it is far away from the home he wants to forget - until the US Marshal who saved his life calls in a favor. All Degan has to do is apprehend three outlaws on the marshal's list and turn them over to the law. Easy enough, he figures, for a man no one wants to tangle with. But then a bold young woman crosses his path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Jennifer on 07-13-15

Simply perfection

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

This one was definitely perfect. There is no other word for this but perfection. I loved it.

  • An English Bride in Scotland

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786

Annabel was about to take the veil to become a nun, when her mother suddenly arrived at the abbey to take her home...so that she can marry the Scottish laird who is betrothed to her runaway sister! She knows nothing about being a wife, nothing about how to run a household, and definitely nothing about the marriage bed. From the moment Ross MacKay sets eyes on Annabel, he is taken with his shy, sweet bride...and the fact that she's blessed with lush curves only makes him utter his own prayers of thanks. But when an enemy endangers her life, he'll move the Highlands themselves to save her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Adorably Sweet!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-28-13

Good story.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

I like the mild suspense that this book carried. U was quite unsure of the performance at first but it definitely was ok. Good Story!

  • To Love a Highlander

  • Scandalous Scots, Book 1
  • By: Sue-Ellen Welfonder
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

As one of the bastards born to the Stirling court, Sorley the Hawk has never known his mother or father. It's a burning quest he has devoted himself to uncovering at any cost. But as a roguish warrior who serves at the pleasure of the King, his prowess - both on the battlefield and in his bedchamber - is legendary. So when a flame-haired Highland lass sneaks into his quarters with a tantalizing proposition, he can't resist taking her up on her offer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want more

  • By migdalia ortiz on 11-07-18

Worst Highlander book I have ever encountered

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

This book had so much irrelevant details that made it very difficult to follow. It goes into great detail on information that is in no way relevant to the plot of the story and as such made it hard to connect with the characters. I have never written a poor review on a highland book before but this one was awful. The pink lady story and The killing of the fake monk and so much more did nothing for the story. Whenever something semi exciting was happening the author would go into too much detail on the character's thoughts on something completely different. I think this book had do much potential, if only someone had done some good editing. The performance by Derek Perkins is great, as usual.

  • Wild Wicked Scot

  • The Highland Grooms, #1
  • By: Julia London
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

Born into riches and groomed in English luxury, Margot Armstrong didn't belong in a Scottish chieftain's devil-may-care world. Three years ago she fled their marriage of convenience and hasn't looked back - except to relive the moments spent in wild, rugged Arran McKenzie's passionate embrace. But as their respective countries' fragile unity threatens to unravel, Margot must return to her husband to uncover his role in the treachery before her family can be accused of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Scottish Romance I've Read in Years!

  • By LilMissMolly on 06-25-17

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

This story was ok. Not great but just okay. I was not a fan of the flashback and flash forward parts in the beginning. A little more excitement could have been added to that plot.

  • The Chieftain

  • Return of the Highlanders Series, Book 4
  • By: Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Comes To Those Who Wait.

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-25-13

The best closing book there is.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

loved it. The research that Margaret puts into her work is truly amazing. It makes you believe that this story could be real. I am truly sad to see this series end. Derek Perkins is amazing!

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  • London Bound

  • Chase Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Nana Malone
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead, Kitty Bang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

It wasn't exactly like spunky, photography student Abbie Nartey ran away from her life... except, that she left under the cover of darkness and put 3000 miles between her and her ex-boyfriend's betrayal. She went to London searching for her dream. She never expected to find love, or herself. Heir to his family's tech fortune, sexy Alexi Chase is looking for freedom - from his family and from his past. What he's not looking for is love. With secrets like his, he can't afford to let anyone get too close.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Love Story

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 05-01-16

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

I honestly think this is a great read. I usually don't enjoy 2 performers but this was really great!

  • The Highwayman

  • To Tempt a Highlander Series # 1
  • By: Kerrigan Byrne
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838

Audie Award, Romance, 2016. Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him... and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception-and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favourite yet

  • By Morticia on 09-08-15

A little dark but great!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

I definitely enjoyed this. It is a little more dark than I usually enjoy. However this book definitely got the heart racing and at some parts I got a little emotional.