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  • Something Blue

  • By: Emily Giffin
  • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 727

Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma.But Darcy’s neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane “good girl,” steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life… with a baby on the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing book, amazing narrator

  • By M on 05-25-11

Whinny Protagonist...

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

... and an even more whinny narrator. yes, yes, you'll get a feel good ending, but you'll have to endure ear grinding torture in the first half of the book beforehand.

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,432

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

4 Stars

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Although I didn't enjoy this book as much the first book in the series, it was good. My biggest gripe is that (in the first & second books) the author seems obsessed with male-on-male rape and takes every opportunity to either commit it, attempt it, or remind you of the last time. The rapes are needlessly brutal in both the bloody, sadistic violence and the painstaking narration of every detail. To add to this ridiculousness, a little boy gets raped. Really?... In sum, too many plots hinge on the tape theme.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,810

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Great Start to Series

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

The story was unnecessarily long and tedious, but that's also how the author excels in character and relationship building. You get really attached to the characters and invested in what's happens to them. I cried a few times. Can't wait to read book 2.

The narrator is talented, did numerous voices, and there was never any confusion of who was speaking. At the same time, I did NOT like her voice for Claire. She sounded a lot older than 27, which made Claire seem MUCH older than the 23 yo Jamie - sometimes like his mother.

  • Broken Dove

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317

Far too young, Apollo Ulfr lost Ilsa, his wife, the love of his life and the mother of his two children. The grief of her loss does not settle in his soul; it solders to it. But when he discovers there is a parallel universe where his wife may have a twin, he feels there's hope and sets about bringing her to his world, so he can have her back. But Ilsa Ulfr of our world is married to the parallel universe's twin, Pol, who is not a good man. Not in any way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not my fav of the series

  • By Terri F on 10-28-16

Good, but too long

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

The good: another great love story introducing fantasy as well as new elements not seen in other romance books. I also loved seeing the characters from the previous book in this series and getting updated on their situations.

The bad: th is book was unnecessarily long. needed some serious editing. I can't decide if the author should have 1) cut out the gratuitous scenes, especially the numerous sex scenes, circuitous conversations, repetitive monologues, etc.; or 2) make this 2 separate books, whereby one is Ilsa's story and the other is a reunion of all the characters with their ultimate defeat of the witches.

  • Lord of the Fading Lands

  • Tairen Soul, Book 1
  • By: C. L. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Riggio
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

Once he had loved with such passion, his name was legend: Tarien Soul. Now, a thousand years later, a new threat calls him from the Fading Lands, back into the world that had cost him so dearly. Now, an ancient, familiar evil is regaining its strength, and a new voice beckons him - more compelling, more seductive, more maddening than any before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best

  • By Anonymous User on 01-20-11

Intriguing story

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Intriguing and action packed story, but after 15 hours of listening the overall storyline hadn't move far at all. In the beginning, you learn that the complete marriage process consists of a 3 week courtship, a civil wedding, and then a soul bonding. This book only get thru the first week of the courtship. According to the summaries of the other books, you'll need to read thru Book 5 to complete the full marriage. The books are not independent, but are more like one long story that was chopped up. So, if you want to know how it all ends, be prepared to read all 5 books.

  • The Ranger

  • A Highland Guard Novel
  • By: Monica McCarty
  • Narrated by: Robert McNab
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Book three in Monica McCarty's USA Today bestselling Highland Guard Trilogy, of which Publishers Weekly raved, "Readers who deplore wallpaper historicals will appreciate not only the romance but McCarty's efforts to go beyond the superficialities of historical Scotland." Embedded deep behind enemy lines, Arthur “Ranger” Campbell is prized for his razor-sharp senses and his ability to blend into the shadows. But when Arthur infiltrates the clan of the chieftain who murdered his father, his heart is locked on revenge. Inside he faces unexpected resistance from the sweetest of obstacles—a honey-haired siren who is his enemy’s daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • VT. FAN

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-01-12

Mostly Good

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

I was captivated by both the plot and the rich storytelling about Scottish clan rivalry. I loved these parts of the story and couldn't wait to know what happened next. Unfortunately, there was also parts that made me want to stop listening. 1) Anna was weak and annoying! She repeatedly and shamelessly threw herself at Campbell, despite his overt rejections and attempts to avoid her. No self-respecting person (which Anna was initially portrayed to be) would be THAT desperate. (Frankly, I was surprised that a woman wrote this book.)... 2) the inner musings of Anna and Campbell went long and repetitive. 3) The narrator was unbelievable as 20-something year olds. Also, sex scenes felt creepy - like listening to an old professor read about sex.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Highlander Most Wanted

  • Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 2
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040

Genevieve McInnis is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen's rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress - something warm, wicked, and tempting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating story with superb narration...

  • By SIMARA on 05-02-13

Unrealistic, Forced and Repetitive

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

I really wanted to like this book because I adore Bowen, but i just found some parts forced. A woman who has been kept as a sex slave for a year would never jump into another man's bed out of LOVE within 2 weeks of her release from captivity AND within days of another violent attempted rape. Maybe she'd lay willingly due to a vulnerable, savior-complex mentality, but NOT love. This reality made the sex scenes cringeworthy for me - even if Bowen truly loved Genevieve. It just all happened too fast. Ms. Banks should have allowed more time for Genevieve's healing and for their feelings to develop.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Courtship

  • Windham Series, Book 0.5
  • By: Grace Burrowes
  • Narrated by: Roger Hampton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Percival Windham is a second son and a cavalry officer acclaimed and respected by his men. He is immensely attractive and distracts himself with the women who seem to throw themselves at him at every turn. At a country house party, Percy meets beautiful, retiring Esther Himmelfarb. Esther's wealthier relations are taking shameless advantage of her dependence on them, and only Percy seems to see the striking intelligence beneath her modest demeanor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute short listen

  • By bebe on 05-20-17

Good story, but the narration was just ok

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

The narrator did a good job on the male voices, but the female voices were shrill and whining and annoying.

  • Unraveled

  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Nicole Quinn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past - secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom. Miranda Darling isn't in trouble - yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to listen to

  • By Hope on 06-21-14

I loved this story, but...

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I loved this story, but the narrator was awful! the voices were creepy caricatures and just wrong. Additionally, she read excruciatingly slow. I increased the playback speed to 1.35×, which made it tolerable.

  • For Love of the Duke

  • The Heart of a Duke, Book 1
  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Morag Sims
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 584

After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he's coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by his fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson. With her tight brown ringlets and silly white-ruffled gowns, Lady Katherine Adamson has found her dance card empty for two Seasons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Minor SPOILERS, maybe..

  • By Trish R. on 01-20-15

I would have to enjoyed this story...

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I would have to enjoyed this story so much more if the author had not drag out every conversation with copious and copious amounts of internal dialogue. Some internal dialogue is expected, but this just takes the life out of the conversations. I frequently forwarded through them.