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  • Someone to Wed

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can't afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life.... A recluse for more than 20 years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate and oh-so-dashing earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will agree only to a proper courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice change of pace

  • By Joan on 12-06-17

Late bloomer

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

I love Mary Balogh. I think I’ve read or listened to most of her books. Some of her books grab you from page one. Some take some time. This book, although excellent, is one of the latter. The start was a bit drawn out. To the point that I almost gave up. The best part of this book are the last eight or nine chapters. I’m glad I plowed through because there is payoff. Rosalyn Landor is superb!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Lord Perfect

  • Carsington Family Series
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

Tall, dark, and handsome Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne is the perfect aristocrat. As the heir to the Earl of Hargate, he is renowned for his perfect manners, perfect breeding, and perfect wardrobe. Unlike his scandalous brothers, Benedict is in no danger of ending up in the scandal sheets - until he meets her. Bathsheba Wingate, is a member of the DeLucey family - the rotten side - notorious for being cheats, frauds, and swindlers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites by Loretta Chase

  • By Cam on 07-27-15

Wonderful cast of characters!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

Great hero, great heroine, great supporting characters! Fast paced! What more can we ask for?

  • One Summer

  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Kate Fleming
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

hnny Harris is home again, his too-tight jeans and damn-your-eyes belligerence honed to perfection by a ten-year stretch in federal prison for murder. Now he’s out on parole and ready for the job Rachel Grant has promised him to help him begin a new life. Unlike the rest of the town, Rachel has always believed in her former student’s innocence. But one thing has changed. The sullenly handsome boy she remembers is still sullen, still handsome - but no longer a boy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Robards! A must buy

  • By Empress Karen on 02-10-14

Still a great read and even better listen

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

Reviewed: 04-28-14

Would you listen to One Summer again? Why?

Yes, without hesitation! I loved this book when it just came out in print. I was a little reluctant to buy the audio because I was afraid it would disappoint. It did not! Kate Fleming is a great reader and made the characters come to live.

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Summer?

Not one specific moment. More the theme, which is of faith and total trust. Rachel's belief in Johnny's innocence is touching.

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

No, I have not but plant to looks for other books where she is the reader.

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

When I first read it, yes. Some tears were shed. Although poignant, I think the way Ms. Fleming read the book had an even keel tone.

Any additional comments?

Love this book. Well worth the credit!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Whisper To Me of Love

  • By: Shirlee Busbee
  • Narrated by: Caroline Kinsolving
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Ripped from her dying mother's arms, Morgana Fowler was cast into a life of desperate thievery. With a tongue even sharper than the blade she deftly wields, she has all but mastered her devious trade - until she picks the pocket of a dashing American who wrests her from the sordid streets of London. In the arms of her gallant protector, she is helpless against the longing he elicits within her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen, in spite of itself!

  • By AmazonCustomer on 11-16-13

Hoodwinked by reviews

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

Reviewed: 10-25-13

Would you try another book from Shirlee Busbee and/or Caroline Kinsolving?

Not if it is like this one. I listened to this book thinking that it was going to get better, but it did not.

What was most disappointing about Shirlee Busbee’s story?

The main characters - both immature and really silly. He is mean, petty, judgemental and a jerk. She is ridiculous, indecisive, a "victim". The second part of this book is a total waste. If the book had stuck with only the first and third parts, I think I would rate it as tolerable.

What about Caroline Kinsolving’s performance did you like?

Her narration is what kept me wanting to continue to listen to this book

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, frustration and annoyance.

Any additional comments?

Total waste of a credit!!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel

  • Scoundrels of St. James, Book 4
  • By: Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen, Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 532

On a quest to avenge her sister's death, Eleanor Watkins never expected to fall for the man following her through pleasure gardens and into ballrooms. But soon nothing can keep her from the arms of the sinfully attractive scoundrel, not even the dangerous secrets she keeps. Strong, compassionate, and utterly irresistible, James is all she desires. But can she trust him enough to let herself succumb to all the pleasures that midnight allows?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great finish to the series.

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 07-08-13

Ms. Heath does not disappoint!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-13

Where does Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best books I've read. Interesting twist to the story. Unexpected!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel?

The surprising twist to the story. I don't want to spoil the story by providing specific information. The twist redirected the storyline and added good drama.

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

Nothing. Narrator was excellent.

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,344

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

Loved, Loved, Loved this book!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-12

Where does The Witness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the very top. Loved the story, Abigaile, Brooks, Bert and all the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main characters. Made for each other. She who did not believe in fate met her match in him who lived his life believing in fate.

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

Fantastic. Her narrative brought the characters to life with all the nuances of sorrow, happiness, vulnerability, hope and desire for love. She gave life to each of the characters in this book, especially Abigaile and Brooks!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Abigaile realizes that she can have the life she had only thought was possible!

Any additional comments?

One of Ms. Robert's best books. I am in awe of her and have great admiration for her prodigious talent!!!! Keep them coming, please!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful