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  • Thunder and Roses

  • Fallen Angels, Book 1
  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Peter Bishop
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a gypsy, Nicolas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside. Desperation drives quiet schoolmistress Clare Morgan to ask the Demon Earl to help save her village. Unwilling to involve himself in the problems of others, Nicholas sets an impossible price on his aid-only if Clare will live with him for three months, letting the world think the worst, will he intervene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a series!

  • By bookworm2bookworm on 11-11-13

Beloved story good narration

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

I have loved this story since the 90’s. I don’t always like male narrators because they make female voices that are horrid.
Peter Bishop has a good reading voice that does not try to over feminize his voice. That always distracts from the book.

I would be very willing to be more books narrated by Mr Bishop

  • Chesapeake Blue

  • Chesapeake Bay, Book 4
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: James Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

Seth Quinn is finally home. It's been a long journey. But a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he's been gone - and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable, but...

  • By jeprdy on 01-28-10

Enjoyed the book. The audio version was very good

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

One of Nora Roberts better series. And Chesapeake Blue is the best of the 4.

James Daniels narrates very well. The men sound like men and the females sound like strong females not like a mocking male voice.

  • A Sorceress of His Own

  • Gifted Ones, Book 1
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801

Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Story Was Great but.......

  • By Cheri on 04-26-16

Very well written.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-15

The narrator is excellent. The story is engaging. I am enjoying Dianne Duvall very much.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Best Mistake

  • A Selection from Love Comes Along
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Ex-model Zoe Fleming is now a hardworking single mom - and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Though she would like a tenant to share household expenses. What she gets is confirmed bachelor J. Cooper McKinnon. Coop quickly befriends her son and in no time has the reluctant Zoe charmed, too. But she has zero room in her life for a man! Either this was a recipe for disaster or the best mistake she’s ever made.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too short and typical

  • By Laura on 05-27-16

Favorite classic Nora

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

Enjoyed the book in audio book as much as I have reading them.

It had been several years but a good story remains a good story.

  • Dead Heat

  • Alpha and Omega, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,169

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles' role as his father's enforcer. This time their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, easy listen

  • By Adjustr on 03-05-15

So Good

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

I always enjoy Patricia Briggs books. Charles and Anna books even more. This is a well-written book, that kept my attention and I couldn't stop listening until it was done.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Deja Dead

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,242

It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perplexed over other reviews about the narrator

  • By R. Klein on 04-26-14

I am having trouble finishing this book

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

Reviewed: 03-09-14

The narrator is very good.
I have read the book before and usually don't mind revisiting a book multiple times. But I am not getting in to this book. Perhaps. I will try it later. My tastes and feeling for what I'm reading change.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mackenzie's Mission

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

His mission: Night Wing. The revolutionary test plane with a top-secret weapons system was Colonel Joe "Breed" Mackenzie's #1 priority. And weapons expert Caroline Evans was his #1 distraction. True, the stubborn blonde was giving him the cold shoulder, but Joe hadn't become the best of the best by giving up. Then he discovered someone on the inside was sabotaging Night Wing, and with her late hours and specialized expertise, Caroline seemed the obvious choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • McKenzie's Mission

  • By Ann B. Davis on 08-07-07

Enjoyed the narration

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

Reviewed: 02-06-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes

What about Dennis Boutsikaris’s performance did you like?

He did not fake a high pitch female voice that grates on your ears. Reads the book with feeling but not obvious acting

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No but I have read the book before

  • Morrigan's Cross

  • Circle Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Have worn my iPod all day!

  • By Sharon on 01-30-11

Enjoyed reading the book. The narration is poor

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

Reviewed: 12-09-13

What would have made Morrigan's Cross better?

A different narrator

What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

Make the strong women characters sound wimpy, shallow and a mockery of women. His women's voice range is poor.
The men sound similar.

Any additional comments?

I wish I had listened to the reviews.
I had enjoyed the print books

I have listened to excellent narrators that evoke the feeling of the books. Male and female narrators

Mr Hill has a compelling voice but not for Nora Roberts book.

But then I have found very few Nora Roberts book well narrated.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Bones

  • The Hurog Duology, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Joe Manganiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

We all play roles at times. Wardwick of Hurog played the role of a fool till he reached adulthood, just to keep his father from murdering him. Now he must overcome the image he so carefully built and fight not simply for his birthright but to free the five Kingdoms from tyranny and the rising tide of darkest magic that threatens his world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hurog means dragon-this dragon got me by the tale

  • By Jon on 01-01-11

A good story

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

Reviewed: 04-13-13

What did you love best about Dragon Bones?

It is capivating

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

First time with this narrator, but I will enjoy his voice again.

Any additional comments?

Read the book multiple times. Hearing the book gave me a fresh look.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful