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  • The Governess Game

  • Girl Meets Duke Series, Book 2
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried - and failed - to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart....without risking her own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure, Sheer, Absolute Delight

  • By Anne on 08-29-18

Laugh out loud and lovely!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

This is the most hilarious, laugh out loud romance I have ever listened to and I absolutely adore it. I know that the book itself would have been a great read but the narrator absolutely made this book!

  • The Long Way Down

  • Daniel Faust, Book 1
  • By: Craig Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,192

Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients' problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control. Soon Daniel stands in the crossfire between a murderous porn director; a corrupt cop with a quick trigger finger; and his own former employer, a racket boss who isn't entirely human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall pretty good

  • By Brian Allen on 02-04-15

Good story, fair narration, bad accents.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

The story was intriguing and over all the narration is fine. The narrator had good timing and you were never in doubt which character was speaking but the only decent accent was the southern one. The Scottish one was absolutely buchered! I'll read the next books instead of listening unless there's a different narrator.

  • The Ruby Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 1
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,859

As the sole survivor of the car crash that killed her parents, grief-stricken paramedic Kit MacKlenna is stunned to learn her life is built on lies. A legacy from her father includes a faded letter and a well-worn journal. The journal reveals she was abandoned as a baby 160 years ago. The only clues to her identity are a blood-splattered shawl, a locket with the portrait of a 19th century man, and a Celtic brooch with magical powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Missed opportunity.

  • By Sanny on 11-18-15

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-25-15

I really wanted to love this book. The little clip that I heard of it made it seem promising and what is known of the plot before purchase seems intriguing. Unfortunately the book is full of mediocre cliches and runs on in a very sappy disconnected manner. This is the first audio book I have ever not finished.

The narrator didn't do the accents very well and didn't emote well either. Otherwise she had a pleasant voice. To be fair, I would probably have a hard time reading this book out loud too.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • An Echo in the Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,945
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,984
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,929

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one

  • By Charles on 10-17-09

LOVED IT!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-15

The narrator is amazing! She brings all of the characters to life, gives them their own voices, each unique and perfectly memorable! And the book of course is as great as all of the authors others!