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HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK, United States
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  • Wives Behaving Badly

  • By: Elizabeth Buchan
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

Minty Lloyd is now the second wife to her husband, Nathan, but she is haunted by her very much alive, and quite reborn, predecessor Rose. Yet, after a shocking phone call, Minty finds herself united with an unexpected ally, the woman she once betrayed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • just okay

  • By Martha on 03-27-08

BORING!!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

More of a narrative than dialogue between characters. I couldn't finish it. I had to quit listening after chapter 3.

  • The Proposition

  • By: Judith Ivory
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

Lady Edwina Bollash is a woman of importance and distinction who has never been the object of any man's affection. However, when she meets Mick Tremore, a tall, handsome young man from the bottommost rung of society, she instantly attracts his attention. As Mick wants desperately to become a gentleman, Edwina decides to transform him into a man with class.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable as well as fun

  • By M. Gould on 05-05-09

Slow Slow and Slow

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

The the story emulates the plot of "My Fair Lady". I like story of Pygmalion, but the pace in which the narrator chooses to tell the story is sooooooo slow that it becomes down right boring. I plowed through it but I was glad when it was over.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Sexy

  • By: Tate Hallaway
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 574

Tall, Dark & Dead introduced Garnet Lacey, a bookstore manager/witch who accidentally unleashed the dark goddess Lilith on Vatican assassins. Now she has other things to worry about-like pesky frat boy zombies, a gorgeous FBI agent hot on her trail, love spells gone wrong, and keeping her vampire boyfriend a safe distance from her vampire ex-boyfriend. There's just no rest for this Wiccan...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • you will get hooked...

  • By christa on 11-16-13

OH PLEASE!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

I listen to the first book in the series. In 2nd book, the story line has been sucked dry.The main character Garnet needs to get a grip! After a while her wish washy decisions are a bit much. I mean "I love him I love him not" gets a bit redundant. How she treats her relationships and the rational for doing so is beyond me. Her bad choices are more unreal than dating vampires. I've had enough and the guys in her life should also.

  • Highland Solution

  • By: Ceci Giltenan
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 301

Niall MacIan, a Highland laird, desperately needs funds to save his impoverished clan. Lady Katherine Ruthven, a lowland heiress, is rumored to be "unmarriageable"and her uncle hopes to be granted her title and lands when the king sends her to a convent. King David II anxious to strengthen his alliances sees a solution that will give Ruthven the title he wants, and MacIan the money he needs. Laird MacIan will receive Lady Katherine's hand along with her substantial dowry and her uncle will receive her lands and title.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Virginia on 01-14-15

ENJOYABLE

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

I liked this book and would recommend it to other listeners. Was disappointed slightly because I didn't feel it tied up all the loose ends. Would have like to have seen the uncle get his just desserts.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye

  • Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Michaels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,076
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,068

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients - or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • review of Abby Cooper series

  • By Roger on 03-11-10

Loved Loved Loved

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

Reviewed: 02-26-15

I really enjoyed the relationship play between Abby and Dutch. I thought the dialogue was pretty on target. I got a kick out of the light hearted way the author would let you into the psychic mind of Abby. I loved the way the mystery unfolded bit by bit around the discovery of clues which weren't that hard to remember from one chapter to the next. It was just a nice easy listen. Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.

  • Back on Murder

  • A Roland March Mystery, Book 1
  • By: J. Mark Bertrand
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Houston homicide detective Roland March was once one of the best. Now he's disillusioned, cynical, and on his way out. His superiors farm him out on a variety of punishment details until an unexpected break gives March one last chance to save his career. And his humanity. All he has to do? Find the missing teenage daughter of a Houston evangelist that every cop in town is already looking for. But March has an inside track: a multiple murder nobody else thinks is connected. Battling a new partner, an old nemesis, and the demons of his past, getting to the truth could cost March everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was Hooked - At Hour 3

  • By L. O. Pardue on 09-04-15

A LITERARY AUTOPSY

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Lots of characters. Sometimes it was hard to remember how each character was related to the very integrate and lengthy story line. But in all fairness I'm new to the mystery genre.

  • Cinder

  • Book One of the Lunar Chronicles
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,198

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surpised by how much I enjoyed it

  • By Staaj on 01-17-12

10 HOURS OF ?????

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

Most stories are resolved by the end of listening for this amount of time. Then in the sequels they develop other characters with references and story lines linked to original characters. Cinder leaves the listener in the lurch. Don't start then you won't have worry about finishing. Yuck!!!!

  • Kill 'Em with Cayenne

  • By: Gail Oust
  • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Spices are flying off the shelves of Spice It Up!, and Piper Prescott couldn’t be happier. It's that time of year again - time for the annual Brandywine Creek Barbecue Festival. Soon contestants and BBQ aficionados from all over the Southeast will converge on the town. Many of Brandywine Creek's citizens plan to participate in the week-long festivities and are busily concocting savory rubs and sassy sauces. Among the locals vying for the grand prize are Becca Dapkins and Maybelle Humphries.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT the 1st Book in Series!

  • By Christina on 06-20-15

Hum Hum Good!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

Enjoyed the flavor from being to end. It was an easy listen. It had the spice of surprise, the tantalizing herbs of romance and the well rounded aroma of a southern community.
Will definitely come back for a second helping.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets of a Summer Night

  • The Wallflowers, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,960

Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing — and persistent — admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition…but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Wallflowers

  • By 🌸DARA on 05-26-13

WONDERFUL!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-13

What made the experience of listening to Secrets of a Summer Night the most enjoyable?

I read the entire series. It was wonderful the way references were made to the characters from the previous books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets of a Summer Night?

When Daisy tried to make Matthew jealous. Then she realized she was bored to tears with the Lord she had enlisted to help her with her scheme.

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

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful.

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

Yes, but I didn't want it to end, so I slowed the process down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hellion and the Highlander

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Marianna Palka
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

Lady Averill Mortagne learned to control her fierce temper as a young girl. But if her father insists on parading her before one more English lord who looks askance at her flame-colored hair, she'll simply scream! Her only respite is the time she spends with Kade Stewart, the wounded Scot her brother brought home from the Crusades. Who could have imagined a Highland warrior would be the only gentleman around?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Narrator in history

  • By Nikki on 11-22-11

Yuch!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one

What could Lynsay Sands have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Chosen a different narrator

How could the performance have been better?

Narrator needs work on dialectic and differentiation between characters.

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

No

Any additional comments?

I couldn't get through the first 10 minutes of the book because the narrator was so irritating.
Part of the reason I listen to historical romances is because the when the narrator uses the dialect and accents from the specific country. When it is done correctly the narrator transports the listener back to the time and period the book is set in.