LISTENER

Pouran Yousefi

  • 13
  • reviews
  • 4
  • helpful votes
  • 136
  • ratings
  • Forbidden

  • The Wicked Woodleys, Volume 1
  • By: Jess Michaels
  • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Jude Samson has worked for the Woodley family for such a long time that he is seen as a brother. But he has very unbrotherly feelings toward the youngest of the clan, Lady Audrey. When they find themselves off at the family's country estate, long simmering desires will come to the forefront and Jude won't be able to stop himself from taking that one, oh-so-forbidden taste.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just OK

  • By Micky on 05-18-16

Not much of a substance

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I think that the plot could have had some potential. Empty story, just to fill up the gap between various sexual scenes. The narrator did a great job but the story was not salvageable despite her great performance. I’m afraid I was not able to finish it and stopped at chapter 22. Even the intrigue of uncovering the mystery was not enough motivation to help me go through the story.

  • The Truth About Love

  • The Cynster Novels, Book 12
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Bold, passionate, and possessive, the Cynster men let nothing stand in their way when it comes to claiming the women of their hearts. Gerrard Debbington, Vane Cynster's brother-in-law, is one of London's most eligible gentlemen. Uninterested in marriage, his driving passion is to paint the fabled gardens of Lord Tregonning's Hellebore Hall, an opportunity that is now at hand - if Gerrard agrees to create an honest portrait of Tregonning's daughter as well.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I totally miss Simon Prebble

  • By Loniandaj on 04-19-17

Not my cup of tea.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

The idea of painting once portrait to prove innocence in my opinion is ludicrous. However the mystery plot had potential. Far too many repetition of intimate scenes.
Outstanding narration, however was the reason that I went through the story.

  • The Girl in the Gatehouse

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

RITA Award finalist and Christy Award winner Julie Klassen delivers historical romances brimming with the eloquence and intensity of Jane Austen. In an abandoned gatehouse on an old estate, Mariah Aubrey lives in seclusion. She supports herself by writing novels in secret—at a time when such writing is considered improper and unladylike. Soon the wealthy and ambitious Captain Bryant leases the estate and is intrigued by the beautiful girl in the gatehouse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and Fresh Story and Characters

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 10-15-11

Lovely tale, outstanding narration

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Well written story as every other novels by Ms. Klassen. The narration is performed masterfully and I felt that the narrator was able to resonate and relay the author’s intended thoughts and feelings with her beautiful voice and effortless story telling.
Just loved it! Well done Ms. Klassen and Ms. Jasicki!

  • With This Ring

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 539

With 22 million of her books in print, and 12 consecutive New York Times best-sellers to her credit, Amanda Quick is a phenomenally popular author of historical romances. With This Ring, set in Regency England, sends a beautiful, headstrong woman on a perilous quest for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite. To recover her family’s meager fortunes, Beatrice Poole must locate the antiquities stolen from her favorite uncle shortly before his highly suspicious death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ..... but not great!

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-18-12

Great story, outstanding performance

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

I have enjoyed all 3 books in Vanza series (including this one of course) and highly recommend them. I have come to admire Barbara Rosenblat’s talent and magnificent performance by listening to this series. She has captured the author’s sense of humor and skillfully coveys it. If I could, I would have given her a rating far beyond 6 stars. She is one of my top 5 favorite narrators.
I really like Amanda Quick’s writing style. Her romance books are never the ordinary and boring plots that many regency novelist have to make attractive to some by including too many love scenes. She truly is talented.

  • Wicked Widow

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

The widow Madeline Deveridge is both admired and feared by high society. Devastatingly beautiful, she is rumored to have killed her wealthy husband. Artemis Hunt is a handsome gentleman who is also a master of secret arts. His concentration on his own affairs is shattered, however, when Madeline demands his help one fog-shrouded night. Brought together by a mutual bargain - and a ghost - their bond sparks an attraction that will be far more dangerous than either suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wicked

  • By ppenguin on 05-09-15

Very enthralling, highly recommend it

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I have enjoyed every book by Amanda Quick, that I have read so far and this story did not disappoint.
The Narration is outstanding. Barbara Rosenblat is extremely talented and definitely is one of the best female narrators. As much as I enjoyed this story, I believe that without Barbara Rosenblat’ talent, it would not be such a wonderful Audible experience. Well done!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Code of Love

  • The Code Breaker Series
  • By: Jacki Delecki
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Threatened by French spies, assassins, and calculating suitors, can Lady Henrietta Harcourt trust the infamous rake, Lord Cordelier Rathbourne, with her carefully guarded family secrets? In his new, undisclosed position as Director of English Intelligence, Cord faces more peril keeping the brilliant Harcourt family of code breakers safe than he did as undercover spy in Napoleonic France. Cord's passionate attraction for the indomitable Henrietta hasn't diminished in his four years abroad, but neither has Henrietta's memory of his libertine past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Code of Love Bk 1

  • By Deedra on 07-16-15

Ordinary story, outstanding performance.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

The plot definitely had potentials, but there was nothing about the execution that made it a memorable story. There was hardly any angst and the resolution was too quick and unrealistically easy for my taste.
The performance however was excellent. If it was not because Pearl Hewitt’s exquisite talent in narration, I probably would not have finished this story.
The overall experience was pleasant.

  • Satyr's Son: A Georgian Historical Romance

  • Roxton Family Saga, Book 5
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

London, 1786. Lord Henri-Antoine has returned from the Grand Tour to a life of privilege and excess. A vast inheritance allows him every indulgence, free from responsibility. Yet, Henri-Antoine maintains a well-ordered existence, going to great lengths to conceal an affliction few understand and many fear. Miss Lisa Crisp is a penniless orphan who relies on the charity of relatives to keep her from the poorhouse. Intelligent and unflappable, Lisa will not allow poverty to define her. She leads a useful life working among the sick poor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lucinda Brant + Alex Wyndham = Truly Marvelous

  • By Cate F. on 12-10-17

Great story, wonderful audible experience

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I truly enjoyed this story and I usually don’t care for books 3,4,5,6.... of most sagas. This book tied all loose ends and the plot didn’t disappoint. However, Alex Wyndham’s performance is what transforms Lucinda Brants great story to a masterpiece. There is no word for me to describe his talent and his mastery of narration. I have listened to fair share of audiobooks and even the best performances pale in comparison. Even if I could rate his narration 10 stars, it would still won’t do the justice for his talent.
Bravo Mr. Wyndham!

  • The Pirate's Desire

  • By: Jennette Green
  • Narrated by: Duchess DeFoix
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

After Lucinda's father is killed in action, he leaves her under the guardianship of a former pirate, the devastatingly handsome Captain Riel Montclair. Riel is a barbaric rogue, however, as he demonstrates the very first evening he arrives. Montclair clearly has a will of iron, which frustrates Lucinda beyond measure. Even more distressing, once Riel signs the legal papers with the solicitor, he will not only dictate her choice of a husband, but he'll financially control her centuries old estate, Ravensbrook, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A PIRATE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TALE,

  • By Prairie Beauty on 11-11-17

A drag of story with a horrid and extremely foolish heroine

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

I don’t know how I was able to endure this story with it’s at best mediocre narration. The only thing that kept me going was wanting to know the details of Riel’s past. Riel was too good for the annoying, belligerent and stupid heroine. I have never hated a heroine this much!
The plot had some potential but in my opinion was poorly executed. The dialogue and interactions were far from regency era. The author’s poor attempt to create the angst she intended is laughable.
I don’t like to write poor reviews. I simply don’t rate the book that is not to my taste. However, I have not had such a bad a unpleasant experience with this audible, that was so far from its current rating that I felt compelled to express my opinion. I believe the narrator was not able to perform well enough to salvage this childish novel.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Husband's Wicked Ways

  • By: Jane Feather
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Best-selling author Jane Feather beguiles with this sparkling story of the alluring secrets hidden behind the elegance of Regency London, when a lovely young woman discovers the danger...and delight...of risking everything for love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Read

  • By Danyele Davis on 01-03-19

Fantastic story, outstanding performance

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

I enjoyed listening to the outstanding narration of this enthralling story by Emma Taylor. I highly recommend this audio book to every Regency Romance enthusiast.

  • His Make-Believe Bride

  • Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family, Book 5
  • By: Cynthia Wright
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

A French pirate of smoldering passions, Justin St. Briac will never marry. However, when his manipulative mother beckons him to her deathbed in Cornwall, he succumbs to her plea that he take a bride. Mouette Raveneau, once the toast of the London ton, has been ruined by her dead husband's crimes. With two adolescent sons and no means of support, she reluctantly takes refuge in Cornwall. To grant his mother's dying wish, Justin devises an elaborate charade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Dialogue in Historical Romance

  • By LilMissMolly on 10-08-18

Funny but sweet story, marvelous performance

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Outstanding performance by Tim Campbell. The story was very typical regency romance but the narrator’s magnificent performance made it a very memorable audible experience. I am so captivated by his talent that I know I will be looking for his audio books. 10 star rating for the narrator. Bravo!