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  • An Argumentation of Historians

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 9
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

They say you shouldn't push your luck. Max gives her own luck a massive shove every day - and it's only a matter of time until luck pushes back.... January, 1536 - the day of Henry VIII's infamous jousting accident. Historians from St Mary's are there in force, recording and documenting. And arguing - obviously. A chance meeting between Max and the Time Police leads to a plan of action. And it's one that will have very serious consequences - especially for Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Re-download for final chapter

  • By Townsend on 04-13-18

Make sure you listen to the whole thing

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I pre-ordered and downloaded immediately - if you did too be careful - you might be missing the last chapter (which is why there are so many unsatisfied reviews here)

Definitely worth the listen - LOVE Jodi Taylor

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Wardrobe Malfunction

  • By: Samantha Towle
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Vaughn West is at the height of his acting career. He's the it man of Hollywood - until the ultimate betrayal sends him into a downward spiral of alcohol-infused days, ending with a different woman in his bed every night. His only way out of the funk is accepting a new movie deal with the hottest director in Hollywood. Charlotte Michaels is a designer-brands girl on a thrift-store budget until she lands the mother of all jobs as Vaughn West's wardrobe assistant on his latest movie. Only their first meeting doesn't go as planned, and now, Vaughn is acting like a jerk.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, Witty, Quirky, and Deliciously Sexy

  • By Angela @ Simply Angela on 03-07-18

LOVE AMANDA RONCONI - HATE THE MALE NARRATOR

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

I wanted to love this book because Amanda Ronconi can't go wrong - by the male narrator, Alexander Cendese, made my skin crawl every single time he tried to do a female voice. It was too jarring to have the voice of the female character be strong and personable one minute then change to a hypernasal cringe-worthy mess the next. The story is fair - predictable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Clara's Song

  • A Moment in Time Novel, Book 1
  • By: Kitty Margo
  • Narrated by: Nicole Colburn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Clara was born with a veil, and the ability to see into the future. This much she knows. What she doesn't know is what other gifts will be revealed when she turns 18 in a few months. While her grandmother has been diligent in her efforts to prepare her for the inevitable changes to come, Clara can focus on precious little besides the devilishly handsome man she met at her coming out ball.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting time travel story

  • By kaylady on 07-28-17

Please give the narrator elocution lessons

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Please give the narrator elocution lessons - it drives me crazy when narrators do not pronounce words correctly. One or two I will let slip, but there are more than a few in the first hour.

  • Scrapbook of Secrets

  • A Cumberland Creek Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Mollie Cox Bryan
  • Narrated by: Barbara Edelman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

Having traded in her career as a successful investigative journalist for the life of a stay-at-home mom in picturesque Cumberland Creek, Virginia, Annie can't help but feel that something's missing. But she finds solace in a local "crop circle" of scrapbookers united by chore-shy husbands, demanding children, and occasional fantasies of their former single lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reminds me of Patterson's "Women's Murder Club"

  • By Bonnie on 07-11-15

Narrator is awful

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

If I wasn't so interested in where the story was going I would have given up on this one. The narrator detracts from an already iffy story.

  • Shame on You

  • Fool Me Once, Book 1
  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 675

After war veteran Kennedy O’Brien returned home from Afghanistan and caught her husband in bed with the nanny, she lost her faith in all things male. So she started Fool Me Once Investigations to stick it to the man — because there’s no better bounty hunter than a woman scorned. Her latest job is a wild dog-chase to slap cuffs on a bail jumper turned Chihuahua thief, but thanks to her meddling family, Kennedy will have to put up with a partner. And it’s about the last man she’d ever pick: Her cheating ex-husband’s best friend, Griffin Crawford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!

  • By Candace ~ Book Addict Haven on 12-02-14

Underwhelming

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

Formulaic, not worth the credit, Not beach read worthy - Guess I just want something more

  • The Violets of March

  • By: Sarah Jio
  • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 223

In her 20s, Emily Watson was on top of the world: she had a best-selling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after. Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-Aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life. The Violets of March announces Sarah Jio as a writer to watch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romances related in time--

  • By Byron on 07-13-13

Maybe I have narrator issues ...

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

Reviewed: 11-12-13

Any additional comments?

I am picky about my narrators and this one just didn't do it for me - and I rarely give up on books.

  • 44 Charles Street

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor - even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her lawyer boyfriend Todd, is desperate. The owner of a struggling art gallery, and suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse, Francesca does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders. Soon her house becomes a whole new world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Danielle - Did you really write this?

  • By Loretta on 05-01-11

Uhm, no

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

Would you try another book from Danielle Steel and/or Arthur Morey?

No

Would you ever listen to anything by Danielle Steel again?

Not with this narrator

What didn’t you like about Arthur Morey’s performance?

Monotonous - a woman's story should be told with a woman's voice

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Didn't get past chapter 2

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Seraphina

  • By: Rachel Hartman
  • Narrated by: Mandy Williams, Justine Eyre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Inspiring Fantasy

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-12

Fantasy, Hist Fiction Lovers Seraphina is For You

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

Reviewed: 07-19-12

Would you listen to Seraphina again? Why?

Absolutely, rich story, detailed and complex fantasy with a british accent

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's hard not to love an imperfect, sometimes prickly character like Seraphina.

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

Seraphina's love of music throughout is especially moving

Any additional comments?

This is perfect for those who love Phillipa Gregory, Deborah Harkness, Diana Gabaldon