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  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,702

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Amazing Story

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

The narration was perfect for this story. I was, at times, deeply moved by the fight and plight of these two young girls and their reconnection with their father. The only criticism that I have is that I want more. I want to find out what happened to all of the characters in this book. It just whet my appetite. I will be looking or for more from this author.

  • Pretty Instinct

  • By: S. E. Hall
  • Narrated by: Kitty Bang
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 782

"If opposites attract, then I am nothing. Because you, you are everything." There's no easy road traveled to such an intense sentiment, one I never dreamt I'd feel. But I also never planned on Cannon Blackwell climbing aboard my tour bus.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I kind of struggled with this one

  • By TheGirlFromBama on 02-03-15

Nothing is as it seems

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

Reviewed: 10-22-15

One of her best yet. Sometimes love his you when you lay expect it, sometimes evil isn't really evil and good isn't airways right. Confused? Read the book. I think I loved a the characters in this book by the end, no hate left in me just a deeper understanding that no matter what the intentions we can all make mistakes and we can all be judged for them,for better or worse. Kitty Bang again did an everywhere job with the narration and now if you'll excuse me I need to read book 2 which unfortunately isn't available in audio dammit.

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  • A Darker Dream (Love Spell Romance)

  • By: Amanda Ashley
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62

In all his 400 years, Rayven never met a woman like Rhianna McLeod. She is a vision of light, of warmth, of everything he is not - nor can ever be. Doomed to live forever in darkness and solitude, he knows all too well the risk in getting close to her, yet he hungers for her with a fierce passion he swears he will never allow himself to feel. Rhianna's father sold her to Rayven to put food on the table so she had no choice but to go with the dark stranger. To her surprise, he gives her everything she wants: the finest clothes, education, and the run of the castle - everything, that is, except his touch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I jus needed something...

  • By Olette on 07-17-12

Read the book

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

I really struggled with this audible. I have never openly bagged a narrators performance before but this book in its written firm was quite enjoyable but as an audio book with this narrator nearly appalling. To say that i struggled to finish listening to it would be an understatement inv the end I had to finish it in kindle form I just couldn't listen to the heating commentary anymore. The matador was far too dramatic and I do not feel that she understood the characters at all. In my opinion a good narration enhances the story, it is in the telling if it that you lose yourself over to the story. In this instance it felt like nails on a chalk board. Do yourself a favor, get the kindle version and skip the audio.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Highwayman

  • To Tempt a Highlander Series # 1
  • By: Kerrigan Byrne
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

Audie Award, Romance, 2016. Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him... and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception-and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favourite yet

  • By Morticia on 09-08-15

My Favourite yet

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

What did you love best about The Highwayman?

The relationship between Dorian & Farah is so beautiful more than star crossed lovers their love defies the stars.

Which character – as performed by Derek Perkins – was your favorite?

It is too hard to choose a favourite they were so beautifully written they each had a quality that endeared them, whether they were a Harlot of Whitechapel or a Gay Scottish sidekick, they were all lovable even Carlton to a lesser degree. Farah was the perfect heroine, strong yet not without flaws.

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

Sometimes I found the relationship between Farah & Dorian heartbreaking but then one of the other characters would do or say something to make me laugh outright.

Any additional comments?

This is by far my favourite book by this author to date. Each book I have read by Kerrigan has developed beyond its predecessor but this is the icing. Very different from the Druid/Berserker series (which I enjoyed also) but it was perhaps the best Historical Romance I have read so far this year. It hit all the right spots for me. The sex scenes were not steamy so much as romantic, yes even the more dubious ones. Dorian needed to stop flagellating himself and see what was right in front of his tortured soul. Farah, while not perfect, was as close as you could get and yet it did not trigger that gagging reflex that you get sometimes from reading about a character so prefect its sickening.

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Entourage

  • Beautiful Entourage, Book 1
  • By: E. L. Todd
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo, Laura Jennings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

Being a professional escort comes with its vices. To keep women from getting too clingy, stop them from dropping their panties, and silence them before they can blurt the L word, Rhett has made certain rules. He never breaks them. Ever. But when Aspen, a beautiful brunette, hires him to help repair her image to her family, things get complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 Overall

  • By Melissa on 09-24-15

4 1/2 * A different take.

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

This isn't the first escort romance I've read but has by far the least amount of angst and I for one welcomed that. It takes real talent to write a story that is both believable and keeps your interest till the end. It was so refreshing to find a H & h that weren't prepared to play along wiyh the BS that others tried on them. Both characters were really likeable without having to gag. Rhett doesn't have to be a bad boy to get the juices flowing he's just drop dead gorgeous and my new BBF. It's always good when you don't notice the narration it just flows effortlessly that for me is the sign of a really good performance. I'm about to start book 2 hope it's as good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You and Everything After

  • The Falling Series, Volume 2
  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

I'm that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven't met me, but you've seen me around. You probably know my sister. We're twins, and she's the pretty one. Maybe you've heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties - how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after. Forget what you think you know. I'm leaving that girl behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Continuing a good story.

  • By Gourdbeader1 on 08-03-15

Falling just got even better

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

What did you love best about You and Everything After?

The strength the characters had for each other but also the fact that they didn't need to be strong in front of the other ( if that makes sense) The book has some pretty smouldering bedroom scenes but instead of taking over the book they just add to the connection these two characters have with each other. So often I end up skipping the sex scenes in books after the initial hook up ( I know it sounds a little crazy, I do enjoy a red hot bedroom scene) mainly because sometimes authors lets that take precedence over the actual story. Not in this case, they were important to the story in creating a loving connection and the characters recognised this fact.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No favourites, loved them all even Paige. It probably sounds strange but some of the biggest reactions I felt were with the parents. Maybe this is because I am a parent of older kids but I really felt for the decisions that they had to make and the fallout because of some of them. I can relate to being the bad guy when it warrants and the repercussions of those decisions to the parent/child relationship. Sometimes the hardest decisions that we make are the ones we know could damage our relationship but its a selfless decision that needs to be made and damn the consequences.

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

Yes I heard her narration of the first book in the series and thought she was brilliant. I've just been on line checking out more from her. Sometimes after listening to an audible book it is wither the story OR the narration that stays with me long after the last words were heard. In this case it was both. I look forward to more collaborations.

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

My heart broke and repaired itself several times throughout the book.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for Paige's story to be released in Audible format. PLEASE make it Whisersync.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Watch Me

  • Dark Obsession, Book 1
  • By: Cynthia Eden
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

Hired as gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne's 24/7 bodyguard, Chance Valentine's control was pushed to the limit. He'd never wanted another woman the way he desired her. Being so close to Gwen, he gave in to his need, her need, and he took them both to the edge of a consuming desire. But Chance soon realizes that he isn't the only one watching Gwen. Someone else is out there, a stalker who won't rest until Gwen is destroyed. And Chance knows that if he can't unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Listen for 2015 so far!

  • By Stacy on 07-09-15

I was lost within the words of this book

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

very well written and loved the narration.
The was so much feeling in this book between the H & h that it could have been really cheesy but through some really good writing and interpretive narration it never got that vibe. I am looking forward to hearing the next one when it is released

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Highland Surrender

  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,627

Defiant Highland beauty Fiona Sinclair is shocked by her brothers’ treachery. To seal a fragile truce, they have traded her hand in marriage to their sworn enemy, a man she has never met, a man she was raised to despise. With no choice but to wed, Fiona makes her own private vow: Though she may sacrifice her freedom, she will never surrender her heart. Commanded into marriage by the king, Myles Campbell is no more willing than his reluctant bride. Still, she is a rare beauty, passionate enough to warm even the coldest marriage bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Karen on 01-06-13

Highland Heaven

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

I could go another of these. I wish Tracy had written more in this genre because she has a talent for it and I would like to listen to more of her highland tales. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of Myles and Fiona to their HEA. The narrator was perfect for this story and her interpretation was flawless as was her ability to change seemlessly between characters. She really brought the characters to life. I look forward to hearing more from her also.

  • The Savage Curtain

  • The Dragonblade Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

The year is A.D. 1333. At the conclusion of the English victory of Halidon Hill, King Edward appoints Stephen of Pembury the Guardian Protector of the newly captured city of Berwick. To cement this victory, he orders Stephen to marry the defeated Scottish commander's daughter, the Lady Joselyn de Velt Seton. In a marriage meant to symbolize the English domination over the Scots, Stephen is nonetheless attracted to his new bride; a petite, raven-haired beauty with pale blue eyes. Joselyn is a lady with a horrific past and dark secrets of abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love thy enemy

  • By tresjax on 08-11-14

cornflower blue eyes

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

This is the second time I've read this series but the first time on audible. I loved this story and would have really liked to give it 5 stars, the only thing holding me back was the overuse of the description of Stephens eyes. I know it sounds petty but it really dogs detract from my overall enjoyment of the story. I do enjoy the narrator and have listened to several of his interpretations and I will continue to and Katgryn le Veque is still up there with my favourite authors but please I get that his eyes were gorgeous.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gorgon

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Tristan Hunt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Bose was the Captain of the Guard for King Henry III until Bose's wife's untimely death in childbirth. Blaming himself and wanting to be free of the memories, he resigns his post and joins the tournament circuit to compete for money and fame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Ann on 05-03-14

another winner for le veque

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

Reviewed: 06-30-15

I very much enjoyed the narration of this book. The narrator reminded me of Alan Rickmana little. None of the characters were over played particularly impressive was the portrayal of Summers stutter soft and subtle. I will enjoy listening to more from him.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful