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  • Captured by the Pirate Laird

  • Highland Force, Book 1
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 500

Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse - until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire. Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Virginia on 11-07-14

Good

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

Very violent, but a good story. I liked the large number of characters and their own stories tied into that of the main couple.

  • Unmemorable

  • Unmemorable Series, Book 1
  • By: A. P. Jensen
  • Narrated by: Roni Gallimore
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

A housekeeper with mad street smarts collides with a supernatural bodyguard who's been sent to protect her from an underground war that has raged for centuries. Filled with romance, magic and a kick-ass heroine, Unmemorable will lead you on a wild adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the last second.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Superpower..... A Gift? Curse?

  • By Cheri on 03-14-16

narrator sounded bored

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

the story was pretty interesting but it was hard to hold interest with a narrator that sounded as though she's rather be at the dentist than reading.

  • The Lady and the Mountain Man

  • Mountain Dreams, Book 1
  • By: Misty M. Beller
  • Narrated by: LeAnn Pashina
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancé's plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Clean Godly

  • By Les Raymond on 02-09-16

It was ok

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

The story was good, I just wish that the religion wasn't shoved down our throats... It's possible to have a religious story workout having to talk about God constantly. The narration was good except for the regular mispronounciation of a few words (like hearth, as in a fireplace, being pronounced herth; and rake or rakish being pronounced rack and rackish).

  • Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband

  • The Daughters of Glen, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Mayhue
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Connor MacKiernan, a descendant of the Fae Prince, is a warrior who lives only for honor and duty. Though he's vowed never to marry, that's exactly what he must do to save his sister. Enter a little Faerie magic, and the search for a bride is on. Caitlyn Coryell is having a really bad day - she just discovered her fiance with another woman! Imagine her surprise when she puts on some sexy lingerie and an antique pendant and Connor appears in her bedroom, begging for her help. He offers a simple yet outrageous adventure: travel to his time, marry him, and return home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised!

  • By 🌸DARA on 07-22-13

Good story

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I liked the story and the narration was pretty good, except that the Scottish voices all sounded a little like Papa Smurf... not sure what was off with them, but they were definitely off.

  • The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 7
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,694
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,038
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,981

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, professional fighters, and now their own dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The MistVillage has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leveling up his writing skills

  • By Dallas on 08-15-18

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Amazing story, and my all time favorite narrator. I am absolutely in awe of Nick Podehl's ability to create voices and to portray their personalities so well that I never have to wonder who is speaking - which is especially incredible given the shear number of characters. I love how Aleron Kong is able to tell such creative stories that not only keep me entertained with hours of action and suspense, but keep me waiting on pins and needles for the next book. While this book is probably technically a cliff-hanger, it resolves enough of the plot line that you can't help but think of the upcoming book as just a continuation of the story. Can't wait!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight in Austenland

  • By: Shannon Hale
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

In this follow-up to Austenland, Charlotte Kinder is eager to escape the numbness she feels after her divorce. Deciding to get away, she visits the Regency-themed Pembrook Park resort in England, where talented actors set the perfect scene. But with everyone playing a role, it’s hard to distinguish reality from fantasy. So when Charlotte’s heart stirs, she wonders if she’s simply caught up in the experience - or if her ability to feel is finally returning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Austenland

  • By 🌸DARA on 04-16-13

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I absolutely loved this book, and the narrator's performance was perfect! I regularly laughed at the internal monologues and was otherwise entertained by the exciting plot and creative mysteries. Lots of fun!

  • I Woke Up Dead at the Mall

  • By: Judy Sheehan
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

Last night Sarah was a bridesmaid, dressed in a hideous mango chiffon. Today she wakes up dead at the Mall of America. This is where the universe sends teenagers who were murdered. In fact most malls are haunted. The living don't notice it, what with all the bright lights, sales, and free samples. The dead just pass through them while finishing up the business of their former lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light and fun even though everyone is dead

  • By Angelmarie on 03-24-16

Uniquely Great

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

This was a wonderful story - if you can accept that it won't end as a "near-death" experience, but an actual death experience. It was at times funny, heart warming, and sad, but always inspiring.

  • Oregon Bride

  • By: Rosanne Bittner
  • Narrated by: Rawlins Loretta
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Traveling west aboard a wagon train with her late husband's family, young widow Marybeth MacKender wishes only to leave behind the memories of her loveless marriage, and to protect her infant son. But the dangers of the train are endless, as are the advances of her brutish brother-in-law who is resolute in claiming Marybeth as his own. It isn't until Marybeth meets Joshua Rivers, a frontiersman both tough and tender, that her hope for the future ignites as brightly as the desire in her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a story.

  • By Valerie on 07-27-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

I liked the story and the narration was pretty good, except for the Norwegian accent - it was pretty bad.

  • The Far Journey

  • A Timeslip Novel of Survival on the Oregon Trail
  • By: Tom Reppert
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Young, sharp-tongued Paula Masters, used to her cell phones, cherry lattes and designer jeans, suddenly finds herself thrust back in time to 1848 and the Oregon Trail. In modern life, she rebels against the curfews and restrictions of her day, seeing them as unfair hardships. But now in this alien world with its buffalo stampedes, wild Indians, and deadly pestilence, she is about to find out what real hardships are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Far Journey

  • By April H. on 10-28-16

Amazing! Just, wow!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

The story is wonderful and so realistic that I can't help but imagine that a lot of research was done in preparation for this book. I was swept away and felt like I was discovering the past along with our main character.

I love time travel stories, but so often they are the rinse and repeat love stories we've all read, set in a distant time. This book is nothing like that. There is love in the story, but more than that, there is life!

Narration was beyond impressive. Santomasso portrays each character so distinctly that you never have to wonder who is speaking... which is incredible given the sheer number of people in the story. Not to mention how effortlessly she can adjust not only the voices but the speed and style of each character's speech. She had me convinced that she was a black man, an Indian chief, a small child, a teenage girl, and on and on. Spectacular!

I would love to read more stories of this caliber, Tom Reppert... hint, hint. :)

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,777

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

Engaging story

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I liked that the main character is a druid; a role not common in today's typical paranormal adventure story. It was fun hearing about mythology and the little twists the author puts on it.

I also loved the narration except for two repeatedly mispronounced words... Genghis (Khan) of the Mongolian empire is pronounced with a hard "g", as in gallop, not like the "j" in Jenga. Also, the "i" in the word lived, as in long-lived, is pronounced like give, not hive. Aside from those, I thought the voices were very well performed and easy to distinguish - especially considering the large number of characters in the story.