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  • The Prince of Midnight

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,055

He was once a legendary highwayman. Now he's a recluse in a ruined French castle, with only a half-wild wolf for a companion. When Lady Leigh Strachan comes looking for a man to aid in her revenge, she's disillusioned to find that the famed Prince of Midnight couldn't help even if he cared to - which he doesn't. S. T. Maitland wants nothing to do with his legend, or with this fierce, beautiful, broken woman... until the old thrill of living on the cutting edge of danger begins to rise in his blood again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imagine My Joy!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-26-13

I love this writer but not this book

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

This book's hero was the very type of man I really don't like so for me the book was not as enjoyable
The narrator of course was great
The book had all the good points in it, the suspense, the love, the twists and I am certain that for people who like this type of personality in a man would like the story

  • Last Wish

  • Highland Magic Series, Book 4
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

It's not easy pretending to be dead - especially when it feels as if you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. Between an unfulfilled prophecy, the demon-occupied Lowlands, the continuing power of murderous Aifric Moncrieffe - not to mention her constant yearnings for Byron - Integrity Adair has a lot to worry about. Still, how hard can it really be to save Scotland, maintain her morals, get the guy, and keep her sense of humor?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely wonderful

  • By Gail E. Sullivan-bertran on 01-18-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

This has been a great series start to finish and although I am glad it didn't drag out to an unlimited amount of sequels I am so very sad to part with the characters and the world of this series!
I am hoping that some later shoot off will spring from this series since it was immensely entertaining, with great character build up and depth, exciting and unexpected plot, and interesting fantasy world yet not so complicated that you got lost in trying to understand it.
Narration was also fun!

  • Veiled Threat

  • Highland Magic, Book 3
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

Integrity Taylor has regained possession of her ancestral lands - and inherited a whole host of new problems. The specter of what really happened to her parents is casting a shadow over everything, while Fomori demons are being sighted up and down the Highlands. It doesn't help that Aifric Moncrieffe still seems determined to see her dead, and emerald-eyed Byron remains stubbornly blind to his father's true nature. Integrity is determined to stay in control of her own destiny, however, even if it means confronting the darkness across the Veil yet again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next one!

  • By christina on 08-13-16

Great series

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

I loved all the books in the series so far (must be read in order). This book was the slowest to pick up and get exciting but a lot happened and of course the end was great!
I absolutely love the fun banter between the character. The characters are well developed but in a natural, part of the book way.
The minor romance and its growing suspense is also fun!
Might have been a bit unclear at the beginning of book one but this is a quest type series only the quest is not revealed all at once.
The narrator is great, a couple of times I wasn't sure who was speaking for a second but really minor. Not the best female vs male voices but real great at getting the tone and emotions through.

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,993

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

Not bad, just not for me

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

Reviewed: 03-17-16

This was a bit slow with not much going on besides development of the world and characters
That said the world is different and the characters are very well developed and it was easy to care about them
There is absolutely no romance in the book (for those like me who were hoping for such developments)

  • Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, Book 1: Immortals After Dark, Book 13

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018

Shadow's Claim features Prince Trehan Daciano, a ruthless master assassin who will use every lethal skill he possesses to defend his imperiled kingdom - as well as his newfound princess. When an ancient secret threatens to destroy them all, can Dacia's notorious prince of shadows keep his Bride alive against all odds?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dayum!!!

  • By Jeri on 12-10-12

Not as great as the other books in the series

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

I LOVE this series and so far gave it 5 stars. This book was my least favorite in the series so far. The female was weak and so confused and just a bit too annoying. The plot twist were because of misunderstandings between the main two characters which was somewhat boring... He wants her but he doesn't say all that he thinks so she doesn't get it, she wants him but she doesn't realize it and than once she does she doesn't say it so he doesn't get it....
Also this book added so little to the overall plot of the series, accession and all that, I almost feel like I could have skipped it (nuf said)

Performance was as always superb

Phantom character was funny

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lothaire: Immortals After Dark, Book 12

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,516

Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness - until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fan-girling it up over the Enemy of Old

  • By RabidReads on 09-07-15

The best series ever!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-15

I loved every book so far and my biggest disappointment is that in a few books the series will end and I will have to wait for a year for the next book.... Wish she could release one of these a month :)
The stories each as stand alone and all interwoven are great! The plot has intrigue, adventure, mystical/magical/fantastic creatures with cool abilities, great character development and an amazing world. Sexy scenes are differently tailored to the characters rather than the same over and over in each book.
The narrator elevates these books and just makes them come alive, amazing!!!

  • The Firebird

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,166

Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird - the mythical creature from an old Russian fable. Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna who leads her into the past on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Historical Fiction

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-06-13

Story within a story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

It wasn't bad just a bit too slow for me with too many details that I didn't find interesting.
Maybe it would be more to the liking of folks that like history driven books.
This is by no means a bad book just wasn't my usual style.
Performance was good

  • Bewitching

  • By: Jill Barnett
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

What's a duke to do when a carefully selected bride rejects him rather than marry without love? He salvages his pride by marrying the next woman who falls into his arms. Joyous Fiona MacQuarrie bewitched the Duke of Belmore the moment she appeared from nowhere and knocked him over...literally. Joyous MacQuarrie is a Scottish witch whose powers of white magic are not always easy for her to control. When Alec's pride makes him choose to marry her, Joy turns the life of the most serious and snobbish duke in England upside down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story. Narrator not so good

  • By GranAnne on 12-11-14

Absolutely didn't like it

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

I love historic romances and characters with magic powers so this story should have been a fun read for me, but it wasn't.
It had an unimpressive female lead and unmemorable male lead.
I didn't feel connected to the characters and didn't care about their story. I actually listened at x3 speed and the story was still too slow so I skipped chapters.
Also, the writing is very wordy, some people like that, not me.
The narrator made mistakes reading words and they kept it in as is, seemed unprofessional to me.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • What Happens in London

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 828

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Donna on 09-27-09

Witty and fun

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

Reviewed: 06-20-15

The conversations in the book were witty and fun, made me smile.
The story line was fairly interesting.
The narrator is superb as always.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Troubled Waters

  • Elemental Blessings, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Shinn
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the mighty river. It's there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime, ruled by the elemental sign of water. She must return to the palace, not as an unwilling bride for the king, but a woman with power in her own right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really nice coming of the age story

  • By Yuriko on 07-31-11

Pure delight!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-14

This book started being interesting from the first 5minutes.
It became absolutely captivating couldn’t stop listening at about 4 hours in.
The magic in this book is good.
The romance in this book is light.
The intrigue is just right!
The narrator was good but not great.
This is one of those books that you are really sad when they end so the next day after it ended I re-listened to the last few chapters :)
Too bad there seems to be only one more book in the series in audible.
LOVED it and yes it is worth the credit