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Kathleen A. MacConnachie

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  • Ruthless

  • House of Rohan Series, Book 1
  • By: Anne Stuart
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 776

Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan. Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won't be swayed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Judy on 03-07-11

Really?

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

Years of constant casual sex and distain for others is in no way attractive. This story couldn’t possibly be about real love...just impossibly helpless lust. The man was a pompous jerk. The ONLY reason he got away with his crap was because he was handsome. Such egomaniacal thinking and actions would be a deal breaker to any strong sensible woman which made the thoughts of ‘love’, so ridiculous by the heroine. Made no sense. Annoying lust match

  • Suddenly You

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

She was unmarried, untouched, and almost 30, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible . . . but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much sex

  • By Sue on 07-20-18

Oh yes

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

The sex was GREAT and the story not too bad
Intriguing concept. I liked it

  • The Rose Garden

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,327

Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Oldfashioned Romance

  • By 🌸DARA on 05-14-13

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

Delightful listen. The author captures how it feels to fall in love in a gentle yet thrilling story complete with time travel, grief, familial love, and danger in beautiful Cornwall

  • The Shadowy Horses

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Sally Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702

Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea. Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he's finally found it - not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has "seen" a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kearsley and Armstrong - A winning team!

  • By Dawn on 11-26-16

Present & Past

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Lovely story of a family and it’s secrets set near Eyemouth Scotland. There’s an ancient ghost, past lovers, doubt, cruelty and loss. Imperfect people who find that perhaps there can be found love, acceptance, and healing if they’re willing. Some history of ancient Brittainia and the Roman legionnaires who trampled through its countryside

  • The Winter Sea

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,095
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,113

History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get Out Your Hankies

  • By Martha on 07-29-11

Intense

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I felt that I truly experienced this emotional story and the intense feelings the author wrote about. This is not something that has happened to me while reading the ‘usual’ romance novels. I half fell in love with Mr Murray and then Grant. I wanted to run off to travel the back roads of Scotland and hopefully stumble into another existence. Whew, I must be under a spell of some sort. Thankyou Ms. Kearsley

  • The Red Lion

  • Highland Warriors of Munro, Book 1
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Big and burly, with a crown of vibrant red hair, as the son of the chief of Clan Munro, Jamison's path in life was more unconventional than those of his clansmen. Fostered in England and France, Jamison learned the ways of his adversaries before returning home to take his place at his father's side. But his father is a progressive thinker, knowing that in order to survive, his clan must become allies with the English. He knows that isolation will only bring destruction to his clan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Red Lion 🐱

  • By 🌸DARA on 03-30-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Enjoyed the story. The critical emotional scene near the end was beautifully written & portrayed. The narrator is excellent at voicing the men but horrible with the women’s voices. They screeched & whined in falsetto voices. It was tough to listen too. The narrator really needs to either retrain his voice or just forget trying to sound like a woman. It that awful!

  • Dreamspell

  • By: Tamara Leigh
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

Sleep disorders specialist Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When her research subject dies after trying to convince her he has achieved dream-induced time travel and her study is shelved, she enlists herself as a subject to complete her research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Left me in a Dreamspell

  • By 🌸DARA on 08-18-17

A different twist on time travel

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Beautifully performed time travel romance with all the twists, drama, heartfelt emotions, and simmering physical attraction that I look for in this genre. It whisked me away to an imaginary experience of love, loss, and ultimate triumph.

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's new legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fellowes is a Brand but the Narrator is a Marvel!

  • By M. T. Mirabile on 08-14-16

Fine High Drama

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Well written and interesting. Details the manners of society at the time and much of the phony, duplicitous activities of the English upper-classes. Most of the characters have depth. Well performed.

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    Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    12,407 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Abaddon's Gate

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,327

The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is humanity ready for the stars?

  • By Lore on 02-03-14

Deep

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Story touches on right & wrong, fear vs anger, God or no god and mankind’s thirst for the unknown

  • Spellmonger

  • Spellmonger, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,960

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well. Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Book! A great adult fantasy series.

  • By Eric on 07-27-17

Interesting yet overly descriptive

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

While the story was a good one I found the endless descriptions and historical fact presentation tedious. I would have liked more personal interactions and less presentation of facts. Creative magical spell work and some surprises saved the novel, the narrator, not so much. His cadences were overly sing song and rote. I doubt I will buy the next novel.