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Patricia Lassiter

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  • Tom Clancy Line of Sight

  • Jack Ryan Jr., Book 4
  • By: Mike Maden
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,468

Twenty-six years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Bosnian War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has agreed to track down the young woman and deliver a letter from his mother. The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a self-possessed beauty with a big heart and an even bigger secret who runs a controversial refugee agency near Sarajevo. Jack finds himself deeply drawn to both her and her country, but soon finds himself in the crosshairs of the seething ethnic tensions and ancient blood feuds of the Balkans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maden pulls off another WOW Jack Jr book!

  • By shelley on 06-13-18

When did the stories become gory?

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I like Jack Ryan Jr stories, but when did the gore become part of the storyline?

  • Francine

  • By: Alicia Cameron
  • Narrated by: Verona Westbrook
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

In Edwardian London, a lady's maid is thrown out into the cold. But despair is not on Francine's agenda and we meet a young girl of remarkable resilience.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice short story

  • By Laurie S on 01-17-19

Love Fancine!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Keep the Francine vinettes coming. Francine is a great vehicle for the story of the enterprising poor of London.

  • Miss Philpott and the Fascinating Mathilde

  • By: Alicia Cameron
  • Narrated by: Verona Westbrook
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

When the out of work governess, Miss Philpott, meets Francine once more, she could never guess how her life could be transformed. In the brand new Edwardian age there are many changes for women. But Miss Philpott is now 40 and feels that all the innovations of the new century have little to do with her. But how wrong she is. With Francine's help she is about to become a modern woman and discover that she has talents she could never have dreamed of. Her abilities are only limited by her imagination, and as an avid reader, Miss Philpott's imagination is prodigious.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice change of pace.

  • By Patricia Lassiter on 10-07-18

Nice change of pace.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

A really nice vignette. I like Francine. Interesting short view of the working poor. I hope there's more.

  • The Ink Master's Silence

  • Glass and Steele, Book 6
  • By: C.J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

When the editor of The Weekly Gazette is killed, controversial journalist and ink magician, Oscar Barratt, asks India and Matt to investigate. As the recipient of threatening letters written on magic paper, he believes he was the intended target. With suspects ranging from Oscar's brother to guild masters and London's elite, India and Matt have a lot of investigating to do. But the more they dig, the more dark secrets they uncover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding series!

  • By Kiren on 09-01-18

Finally!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Book six and FINALLY, well maybe, there's an end to the whining and doubt of whether or not there is a marriage in sight. I was going to quit the series if I had to endure one more book of the heroine's indecision. I could do without the "I couldn't lie..." too.

Anyway, I did like the series. It will be interesting to see how it goes on from here.

  • Married to the Marquess

  • Arrangements, Book 2
  • By: Rebecca Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jessica Elisa Boyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Derek Chambers, Marquess of Whitlock, has a problem: his wife. She is the single most horrifying aspect of his life, and the only thing he has ever enjoyed about her are their truly spectacular fights. As such, he prefers having as little to do with her as possible. So when she unexpectedly summons him to London, he surprises himself by going, and finds his life turned upside down in ways he never thought possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love grows slowly

  • By Claire Anne Thoen on 08-24-17

I liked it. A unique story line not so full of unrequited sexual longings.

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Nice to be spared the continual description of male arousal and “want you” ‘s page after pages. But truly how can the characters for chapters and chapters be so dense and missing the perception gene.

  • Scandal's Mistress

  • A Novel of Lord Hawkesbury's Players, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

Just when Leo, Baron Warhurst, thinks his family’s financial situation can’t get any worse, he discovers that his unwed sister is pregnant. The Warhurst estate is already crumbling thanks to Leo’s father’s numerous indiscretions, and unless Leo can prevent another scandal from erupting before he makes a fortuitous match with a wealthy heiress, his family will be ruined. Such are the dire straits that bring the ruthless young nobleman to the White Swan Inn, where he must suffer the indignity of asking a common seamstress for help spying on his sister’s lover. Yet Alice Croft is anything but common. She is low-born, yes, but also strong-willed, clever, confident, and bears a luminous beauty Leo cannot ignore. Inexorably drawn to her, he knows that even the rumor of a liaison between them could ruin his marriage prospects. But the harder he fights against her, the stronger their attraction grows—until Leo is forced to choose between the woman who stole his heart and the family that demands his honor. In this unforgettable follow-up to Her Secret Desire, Lord Warhurst’s turbulent love story unfolds with all the wit, passion, and drama that C. J. Archer’s growing legion of fans have come to expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another GREAT Listen!!!!

  • By J-9 on 09-12-12

Shoot the narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

If the male anti hero sound any more pathetic I’d have had to kill my self to listen to the end. Seriously, the male voices were AWFUL.

  • My Lord the Spy

  • A Regency Romance
  • By: Audrey Harrison
  • Narrated by: Melanie Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

England is under threat from Napoleon, but it doesn't affect those in high society, or does it? Charles Baker, the young Baron Glazebrook, has happily fallen under the spell of a man of dubious character. He is rampaging over London, enjoying everything that a young man with a fortune could wish for. Clara Baker is compelled to try and protect her brother, no matter what the cost is to herself or her reputation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Regency Spy Romance :-)

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 03-13-17

Narrator’s interpretation left a lot to be desired.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

The narrator made the characters sound like small children. It was annoying. It made me roll my eyes.

  • The Captain's Wallflower

  • By: Audrey Harrison
  • Narrated by: Pippa Rathborne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Captain Worthington is injured in the battle of Trafalgar. Blinded by shrapnel, his life goes from being at the forefront of society to being almost cast off. He finds himself sitting with the wallflowers at a ball - something he doesn't take too kindly to. Miss Amelia Basingstoke has no dowry and enough dreadful relations to ensure that even on her third season, she is unmarried and a confirmed wallflower. Her only friend is a large boisterous dog of dubious character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very pleasant read

  • By Jan on 04-23-16

A refreshing narrative

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

No dreadful anti-hero, no whining for chapters, no going on and on about misunderstanding each other. So nice.

  • Off Kilter

  • Scottish Highlands Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Hannah Reed
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, 30-something Eden Elliott is seriously in need of a fresh start. At the urging of her best friend, best-selling author Ami Pederson, Eden decides to embark on an open-ended trip to the picturesque village of Glenkillen in the Scottish Highlands, to do some hands-on research for a book of her own. But almost as soon as Eden arrives in the quaint town, she gets caught up in a very real drama....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start

  • By Beatrice on 04-05-18

I don't like 1st person narrations.

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

You got to like listening to 1st person narration. Other people's mind noise is not my thing. How many stupid conclusions can someone make?

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unsolicited

  • A Booklover's Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Julie Kaewert
  • Narrated by: William Neenan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

From best seller to death-dealer, London's Plumtree Press has a world-class best seller of a novel. And the sequel is earmarked to get this old family firm out of the red. But its anonymous author, known to Plumtree only as "Arthur", has apparently vanished, leaving the crucial last five chapters undelivered. Alex already knows they reveal the identity of the characters who smuggled British children to America during World War II. But, of course, this is fiction. So when a lead critic previews the book as a nonfiction exposé, Alex is shocked.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Always nice to listen to a book after reading it.

  • By Patricia Lassiter on 11-27-16

Always nice to listen to a book after reading it.

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

I read the series years ago. I liked them then and was excited to listen to them. I always like a book where I learn something. The world of book publishing was something I knew nothing about. The books are adventures wrapped around little known historical events. That made them fun to read. And, that made up for any structural or story issues.