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  • Afterburn & Aftershock

  • Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 966

Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned. Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with...and how addictive his touch could be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jax & Gia change the world!

  • By Romance Lover on 03-14-14

Accent has got to go

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

Reviewed: 04-15-19

It was hard to listen when someone is trying to do a Brooklyn/New York accent inconsistently . Truly takes away from the story and made it hard to listen to.

  • The Most to Lose

  • By: Laura Landon
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

When Jonah Armstrong, the Earl of Haywood, returns to London after a three year absence, his plan is simple: reenter society, find a wealthy bride, and save the Haywood name from ruin. He has no time for distractions. Yet when he encounters Lady Cecelia Randolph, Jonah can’t resist a flirtation. After all, his feud with her brother, the Duke of Hadleigh, necessitated Jonah’s recent exile; he’s entitled to his revenge. But within seconds Jonah realizes he’s underestimated Cecelia.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ANOTHER GOOD BOOK NEARLY RUINED BY THE NARRATION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-26-12

Fell short

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

The accents were not those of the upper crust English , very lower cast which took away from the story line . Not enough of a variance between the different characters .

  • The Champagne Queen

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

When Isabelle took a chance and eloped with Leon Feininger, her true love, she hadn't stopped to consider what would happen next. Winter on his family's isolated vineyard proves tougher than she expected, and Isabelle finds herself daydreaming, envisioning the wines she and Leon will make when they have their own land. An unexpected inheritance opens a door for the newlyweds - Leon's uncle has left them a vineyard, and in champagne country no less! But all is not as it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • patience

  • By irontwin on 10-05-16

Horriblen

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I can't even get past chapter 3. The French and Germany accents is so irritable I can't even get to the story line .

  • A Common Struggle

  • A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction
  • By: Patrick J. Kennedy, Stephen Fried
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. A Common Struggle weaves together Kennedy's private and professional narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the personal is political and the political personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal & educational

  • By Diana S. Dawson on 11-03-15

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 07-25-16

the depth of his journey left me in awe of him and admiring the person he has become . The narrator read with the same emotions that Patrick had written it. At times I had to remind myself that Patrick was narrating this book. This is one book worth listening to again.

  • The Stolen Crown

  • It Was a Secret Marriage - One That Changed the Fate of England Forever
  • By: Susan Higginbotham
  • Narrated by: John Lee, Alison Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

Katherine Woodville's sister never gave her a choice. A happy girl of modest means, Kate hardly expected to become a maker of kings. But when her sister impulsively marries King Edward IV in secret, Katherine's life is no longer hers to control....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable historical fiction.

  • By Eleanor Howard on 07-28-15

Most enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I enjoyed the narration and the format of when Harry was talking and Kate.
This is the first book in which Ling Richard confesses to the killing of the boys which was interesting .

  • A King's Ransom

  • By: Sharon Kay Penman
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

This long-anticipated sequel to the national best seller Lionheart is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home - in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders - he was to spend fifteen months imprisoned, much of it in the notorious fortress at Trefils, from which few men ever left alive, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ditto with previous reviewer

  • By Lynn on 05-26-15

Ditto with previous reviewer

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

Listening to Emily Gray was painful , the Female voices sounded like little girls or such a deep voice it could have been a mans voice . Even with changes in characters her voice was so monotoned. Seemed she was just reading words and then sentences without much emphasis . Great story .

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of York

  • By: Anne Easter Smith
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

It is 1461. Edward, son of Richard of York, ascends to the throne, and his willful sister, Margaret, immediately becomes a pawn in European politics as Edward negotiates her marriage. The young Margaret falls deeply in love with Anthony Woodville, the married brother of Edward's queen, Elizabeth. But Edward has arranged for his sister to wed Charles, son of the Duke of Burgundy, and soon Margaret is setting sail for her new life. Her official escort: Anthony Woodville.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Daughter of York

  • By Phyllis on 02-20-08

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

Out of the dozens of books I have listened to on the various subjects of the kings and queens this was the first that had me in tears and lust . Fabulous I wished this was a series of books so I could continue the path.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Innocent Traitor

  • A Novel of Lady Jane Grey
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen, Davina Porter, Bianca Amato
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

The child of a scheming father and ruthless mother, Lady Jane Grey is born during a time when ambition dictates action. Cousin to Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I, she is merely a pawn in a political and religious game in which one false step means a certain demise. But Lady Jane has remarkable qualities that help her to withstand the constant pressures of the royal machinery far better than most expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superior listen!

  • By Jt on 03-05-07

Great story

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

I enjoyed the story line , I've been listening to different versions of the Kings and queens of England .
My only issue was the voice for Jane as it was too deep for her as a child , I could hear her taking in air as she spoke .

  • Queen Isabella

  • Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Popular historian Alison Weir has crafted best-selling biographies of such prominent icons as King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. A master at uncovering fascinating and little-known details, Weir brings these historical figures to life with a brilliant blend of entertainment and scholarship. No English queen has drawn more ire than the vilified Queen Isabella. Weir, at long last, delivers the definitive biography of one of the most controversial members of English royalty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Half history book, half fictional novel.

  • By Runefell on 05-07-15

Not a story

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

Reviewed: 12-02-14

Would you try another book from Alison Weir and/or Lisette Lecat?

I enjoy the writer and the narrator , this book is nothing but a chronological order or dates and names it's exhausting to listen too .

3 of 6 people found this review helpful