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Nicole Laverdure

Québec, Canada
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  • My Notorious Highlander

  • Highland Adventure, Book 5
  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Chief Torrin MacLeod vows to possess and wed the spirited lady who stole his heart the previous winter. But Lady Jessie MacKay wants naught to do with the dangerous warrior, no matter how devilishly handsome and charming he is. When Torrin arrives unexpectedly at Jessie's home, along with Gregor MacBain, a man Jessie was formerly handfasted to, she is thrown off-kilter. She never wanted to see either man again, but now they are vying for her hand. Torrin promises to protect her from the devious MacBain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Notorious Highlander

  • By KElizabeth Green on 08-15-16

Fascinating Scottish adventure!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

What made the experience of listening to My Notorious Highlander the most enjoyable?

The narrator, Dave Gillies, has the perfect voice and a beautiful Scottish accent for Vonda Sinclair amazing book! Listening to it, gives it another perspective!

What other book might you compare My Notorious Highlander to and why?

I never compare books, but I can say, that I really love all of Vonda Sinclair's novels, they a real page turners!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I preferred to take my time to really absorb each words!

Any additional comments?

Vonda Sinclair's novels are a must to read and listen to!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Knight's Axe

  • By: Mary Morgan
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Alastair MacKay, a battled-scarred Dragon Knight, flees to the sea to separate himself from his fae-given power connecting him to the land. But it is on land that he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland. It is through Fiona that he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic - taking on the role of protector and at the same time leading him on a journey to confront his greatest regret and fears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mary Morgan worked her magic again!

  • By Nicole Laverdure on 07-01-16

Mary Morgan worked her magic again!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

What did you love best about Dragon Knight's Axe?

I love time travel romances, so Mary Morgan was perfect for me! Dragon Knight's Axe is filled with magic, Dragon Knights, Fae, Druids, Highlanders!

What did you like best about this story?

I love it all! It's a nice blend of time travel and Scottish romance!

Which scene was your favorite?

When Fiona falls asleep on an archeological dig, and awakens in another time, in the arms of Alastair MacKay, a mighty Dragon Knight!

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

I really enjoyed this beautiful fiction!

Any additional comments?

I truly loved Paul Woodson's voice. He is perfect with the Scottish accent! His voice kept me interested until the very end!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Alaina Claiborne

  • British Agent Novel, Book 1
  • By: MK McClintock
  • Narrated by: Nicky Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

In 19th-century England, Alaina Claiborne had a loving family, a cherished friend, and idyllic life. Then tragedy strikes and her world is changed. Searching for those responsible is her only focus, until she meets Tristan. Tristan Sheffield, a man of many talents, seeks out those who don't want to be found. His past is filled with secrets and deeds he would rather leave deeply buried. However, when his life unexpectedly entwines with Alaina's, he soon discovers they share more than a desire to catch a murderer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clean Romance with Mystery 😉

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-14-16

A captivating audio!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

What made the experience of listening to Alaina Claiborne the most enjoyable?

Listening to MK's story as an audio, was pleasant to listen to!

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorites characters were of course Alaina and Tristan, who embarked on a dangerous mission filled with romance, mystery and secrets!

Have you listened to any of Nicky Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time that I listen to an audio narrated by Nicky Baker. At first, I didn't know what to expected, I was surprised to really enjoy her tone of voice, the narration was perfect for MK's story!

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

I hope her other books are offered as audio, because it's a fascinating series to read or listen to!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Daring Highlander

  • Highland Adventure, Book 4
  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Beautiful and fiercely protective of those she loves, Lady Seona Murray captured Keegan MacKay's attention when she first set foot in Dunnakeil Castle. Though she is a chief's daughter and forbidden, Keegan has fallen in love with her from afar and burns to possess her. But so does the clan traitor, Haldane, an obsessive outlaw bent on murder and kidnapping.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My DARING HIGHLANDER is my favorite

  • By Nicole Laverdure on 01-12-16

My DARING HIGHLANDER is my favorite

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

What did you love best about My Daring Highlander?

This story took my breath away! It's very well written! Vonda Sinclair is an excellent writer because she can always keep me interested until the end.I'm excited to listen to her next audio in this series. She never disappoints me!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the hero and heroine! Seona has her sight on Keegan and when he has to escort her across Scotland, her life will suddenly turn. Keegan is a kind and protective warrior and secretly in love with her. He will do everything in his power to protect her and win her heart.Then the fun began!

Have you listened to any of Dave Gillies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, Dave Gillies has the perfect voice for Scottish audio romance.He keeps my interest!

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

The whole book was perfect for me!

Any additional comments?

Look forward to discover adventure, emotion, sensuality and passion!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mysterious Templar

  • The Templar Trilogy Book 1
  • By: Adriana Girolami
  • Narrated by: Ken Farmer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Dark forces and violence enters the European court of the Duke of Nemours in the year of our Lord 1480. The only hope remains in the hands of the Duke's daughter Polyxena - a stunning beauty, coveted by many men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating story

  • By CDL. on 12-21-15

Beautiful medieval romance!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

Would you listen to Mysterious Templar again? Why?

When I listen to an audio, I only listened to it once!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mysterious Templar?

There were lots of beautiful moments of tenderness and lots of adventure!

Have you listened to any of Ken Farmer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, Ken Farmer is new to me! It was good, but needed more intonation!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tempted by a Rogue

  • By: Lauren Smith
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Gemma Haverford knows exactly who she will marry: James Randolph, the man she's had a secret understanding with for the last 11 years. With every letter written between them while he's been off at sea, their love has grown. Now they will be reunited with his return to England. There's just one problem. The man whose words she'd fallen in love with isn't James at all....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet story, well read

  • By Fiona on 11-28-15

A charming and sweet novella to enjoy!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-15

What did you love best about Tempted by a Rogue?

Tempted by a Rogue, is very well written, it's romantic and it's fun to follow the characters Gemma and James, at a nice pace!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both characters Gemma and James were so sweet!

What about Carolyn Morris’s performance did you like?

This is the first time that I hear an audio narrated by her, Ms. Morris's voice was perfect!

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

Moments of tenderness and passion were well created!

Any additional comments?

I recommend all of Lauren Smith's audios and books! She is a very talented writer!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • My Brave Highlander

  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Battle-hardened warrior Dirk MacLerie isn't who everyone thinks he is. He's Dirk MacKay, heir apparent to the MacKay chiefdom. Lady Isobel MacKenzie is a beautiful, young widow betrothed to yet another highland chief. But when her future brother-in-law accosts her and threatens to kill her, she is forced to flee into a highland snowstorm. She runs into a rugged, imposing man she thought dead. Tantalizing Isobel fires up Dirk's passions, but she's bound to another man by legal contract. She tests his honor, even as his treacherous clansmen plot his downfall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brave Highlander Meets Feisty Young Widow ;-)

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 07-13-15

Another amazing story!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

What made the experience of listening to My Brave Highlander the most enjoyable?

I read this story and listening to it, was so much fun! It's perfect to listen in the car or at home, it gives the story another dimension!

What did you like best about this story?

It's a fast paced Scottish adventure with a beautiful heroine and a sexy highlander! Ms. Sinclair never disappoints me! Here, you will find love, action and intrigue!

What does Dave Gillies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice is perfect for My Brave Highlander!

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

I got pulled into the story by the suspense that kept my interest until the end!

Any additional comments?

Ms. Sinclair is a talented storyteller and her books are amazing, so, if you haven't tried her books, maybe you should get her audio books!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Highland Henchman

  • Highland Force, Book 2
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Intent on winning a Lowlander's tournament, Bran MacLeod travels south with his laird. All goes as planned, except spirited Miss Enya Ross continually distracts him, and in the oddest situations. With no business lusting after a baron's daughter, Bran decides to return to Raasay - until his laird pledges Bran's services in the fight to reinstate Mary, Queen of Scots to the throne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A passionate highland romance worth 6 stars!

  • By Nicole Laverdure on 04-16-15

A passionate highland romance worth 6 stars!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

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

I would strongly recommend this audio book! it adds a new level to the story!

What did you like best about this story?

Ms. Jarecki really captured the Scottish essence in this story! It was captivating from beginning to end! I loved her rich characters Bran and Enya. As soon as their eyes connect, love is in the air! Great characters, a tight plot with it's twists and turns, and the perfect atmospheric setting for this adventure!

What about Brad Wills’s performance did you like?

Brad Wills has the perfect voice for a Scottish narration!

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

Some scenes made me giggle!

Any additional comments?

If you haven't read or listened to Ms. Jarecki's books, don't hesitate, go and grab them. They are fascinating and so captivating!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Defender

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brian J. Gill
  • Length: 32 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

AD 1192 - Sir Christopher de Lohr is Richard the Lion Heart's champion, a man the Muslims nicknamed "The Lion's Claw". Blond, battle scarred, and powerful, he is what all men fear. After the fall of Acre, Christopher makes a promise at the deathbed of a dying comrade to marry the man's incorrigible but wealthy daughter. Christopher returns home to marry the woman, but the only thing he is interested in is her substantial dowry. He has no use for a wife and resents being forced into the marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shame on Audible for not checking the producer's wk

  • By Cam on 08-19-15

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

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

I haven't read the book, so I was pleased to listen to this audio book instead!

What other book might you compare Rise of the Defender to and why?

I never compare Kathryn Le Veque's books! Each is different by its story and characters!

Which character – as performed by Brian J. Gill – was your favorite?

I just loved Sir Christopher de Lohr, the hero!

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

There were lots of twists and turns! It was a roller coaster ride of emotions!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gallagher's Hope

  • Book Two of the Montana Gallagher Series
  • By: MK McClintock
  • Narrated by: Alan Philip Ormond
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Isabelle Rousseau must escape New Orleans and the memory of her family's tragic loss. With her younger brother in tow, she accepts a position as the new schoolteacher in Briarwood, Montana. Desperate to keep what's left of her family together, Isabelle joins her life with a stranger only to discover that trust and hope go hand in hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Let the drama continue!

  • By Terri C. on 08-11-15

Captivating! Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

What made the experience of listening to Gallagher's Hope the most enjoyable?

Listening to Gallagher's Hope as an audio, gave it another level of intensity! I loved reading it, but listening to it, was very interesting and a delight! Also, the narrator, Alan Philip Ormond, really kept me interested until the end. He has the perfect voice for this novel!

What did you like best about this story?

I found this story filled with tenderness and passion. I loved the setting!

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite moment was when Isabelle arrived to Briarwood and met one handsome man named Gabriel, member of the Gallagher Family.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Excellent suspense filled with romance and intrigue!

Any additional comments?

Since, I love and recommend MK McClintock's books, I strongly recommend also her audio books, you won't be disappointed!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful