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  • Rocky Mountain Oasis

  • The Shepherd's Heart, Book 1
  • By: Lynnette Bonner
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnston Brown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

He's different from any man she's ever known. However, she's sworn never to risk her heart again. Brooke Baker, sold as a mail-order bride, looks to her future with dread but firm resolve. If she survived Uncle Jackson, she can survive anyone. When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he's as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A DIFFERENT KIND OF GROOM

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-01-13

Sweet Story

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

I enjoyed this book very much, although, in my opinion, the 1885 setting was not entirely authentic, as to the way the people lived at that time. The characterization was really good, especially considering there were several to consider.

I thought I was not going to like the narrator. Her pronunciation of words, even though more correct than many of us speak, seemed a little annoying at first. But I quickly got used to it and ended up liking her very much.

This is a good Christian read and I am looking forward to the rest of the series, which I have already purchased.

  • The Secrets She Kept

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Keith bears scars - both physical and emotional - from his childhood, but he's worked hard to overcome the past. After walking away from his mother and her controlling ways five years ago, he's built a new life in LA. He's also accumulated a fortune of his own. But as soon as he learns of his mother's death, he returns to Fairham. He feels he owes it to his grandfather to put the family empire together again, and he's determined to find his mother's killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story...TERRIBLE narration.

  • By corie on 03-26-18

Great series

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I enjoyed both the books in this Fairham Island series. Lots of surprises, good characterization, and setting. Sweet romance written well. The narrator has a pleasant voice but often put emphasis on the wrong words and you have to think about what the author was trying to get across. Plus, all her male voices are annoying and ugly.

  • Hot Buttered Yum

  • By: Kim Law
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Turtle Island’s Yummy Santa contest is underway, and master of ceremonies Roni Templeman is ready to rock around the Christmas tree. After years of hiding the pain of loss behind her carefree lifestyle, she’s shocked to find one broad-shouldered contestant is much more than just a hot body. But is she ready to finally let someone unwrap her guarded heart? Single dad (and gorgeous nerd) Lucas Alexander would do anything to help the charity that’s done so much to help him - even if that means stripping down and suiting up as a sexy Santa.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Back on Track

  • By MABJM on 11-09-14

Worst Audible Book I Have Purchased

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Once I pay for a book, I will usually listen to it, even if it is disappointing. I read some other books by this author and they were ok. But this book was the worst piece of drivel and I finally just gave up. Not only is the story silly and unbelievable, the narrator sounded like she was reading to a group of kids in the reading circle at the library. Never will I purchase another book read by her. Please don’t waste your money or your credit on this garbage.

  • Running Wild

  • The Men from Battle Ridge
  • By: Linda Howard, Linda Jones
  • Narrated by: Maggie Wheeler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 346

Carlin Reed lives in fear, off the grid, moving from place to place. So Battle Ridge, Wyoming, a small town in the middle of nowhere, seems like a good place to lie low for a while. But after becoming cook and housekeeper to cattle rancher Zeke Decker, Carlin suspects that she’s made her first mistake. Rugged, sexy, and too distracting for his own good, Zeke is pure temptation mixed with something deep and primal that makes Carlin feel almost safe. Soon things are getting way too hot in the kitchen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ON the RUN~ 5 STAR all the way HOWARD /Jones Gem~~

  • By Molly on 11-30-12

Worth hearing over and over

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

This is a great book! Period! These two writers are truly gifted with the use of the English language. There is perfect balance between the descriptions and the dialogue. The narrator does a superb job with the voices of the different characters, as well as appropriately placing emphasis and stress in the right places.
The story is exciting and keeps you wanting to know what happens next. There is romance and humor along the way. I very much hoped for a series because there are other characters in the book whose story I would love to know, such as Kat and Spencer. But I understand that is not to be so. I was very disappointed to hear that.

  • The Woman Left Behind

  • A Novel
  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772

Jina Modell is assigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with a GO-team, an elite paramilitary unit. Team leader Levi doesn't have much confidence in Jina making it through the rigors of training. In the following months, however, she begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. Meanwhile, a powerful congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi's squad in Syria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Linda!

  • By Barbara on 03-07-18

Thank you, Linda!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Linda Howard does not disappoint. She is magic with her pen. Wonderful characterization and a great story. Also, I am very hard on narrators. They can make or break a good book I had not listened to anything narrated by Ms. Maarleveld and I was concerned. She was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and plan to “read” it again soon, in case I missed anything.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Ultimatum

  • The Guardian, Book 1
  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rare Find

  • By Kimberley A. Heart on 07-03-17

Hate the ending!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

I usually love Karen Robard's books. But I like a little romance/relationship with my thrillers. This is strictly a thriller. You think there is going to be a relationship but it never fans out. I see this is Book 1 in a series. There are several issues just left hanging with no conclusion for the reader. Maybe Book 2 will take care of it. I was somewhat disappointed. The narrator is pretty good except for her male characters.

  • Heartbreaker

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

Michelle Cabot has inherited her father's Florida cattle ranch,and a mountain of debt. To make matters worse, a huge chunk of that debt is owed to the neighboring rancher, her nemesis, John Rafferty. Nothing shocks Rafferty more than discovering that the spoiled, pampered rich girl he once despised is painstakingly trying to run the Cabot ranch herself, working the land with desperation - the only thing she has left. He likes this new Michelle and decides to make her his woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Michelle has no reason to trust men~ 5 STARS

  • By Molly on 10-27-15

Another Linda Howard winner!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

I love the way Ms Howard allows us to know her characters. You can so easily picture in your mind the way they look, think and react. She never leaves the reader hanging on even the smallest detail. This is a good story and The narrator does s good job job with it.

  • Midnight Rainbow

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Brenda Sweeney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

A romance in the jungle - Grant Sullivan, tough, masculine and handsome, is a retired military expert entrusted with a mission in the Costa Rican jungle - to find hostage and socialite Jane Hamilton Greer. When Grant rescues her in a rather cavalier and physical fashion, no love is lost between them. But gradually, their mutual attraction and passion becomes apparent and the jungle smolders in more ways than one.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator nightmare

  • By blackdog on 01-18-14

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

I love this story. It is a another winner from Linda Howard. The narrator has a good voice except when she reads the lines of the heroine, Jane. It got quite annoying at times but I will listen to it again.

  • Captain Jack's Woman

  • The Bastion Club Novels
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: McCallister Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

They meet in a clash of swords, drenched in the moonlight of Britain's rugged eastern coast: Captain Jack, his handsome features etched in silver and shadow, his powerful physique compelling "Kit" Cranmer to surrender. He is her dream lover come vividly alive, and his command of the smuggling gang is absolute. His all-knowing gaze penetrates her disguise as the male leader of a rival gang with frightening ease, and his "punishment" with kisses leaves her maidenly modesty in tatters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FINALLY!! Captain Jack's Woman

  • By Marian in Montana on 12-28-13

Fantastic Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

The setting, the characters and the plot were wonderfully typical of pretty much anything the superb author Stephanie Laurens writes. I am very hard to please, though, when it comes to narrators. I quickly get annoyed if the emphasis on words is stressed inappropriately or if character voices/accents are off. I have seldom heard such a wonderful performance as Ms. Lee's. I would be willing to stray from my usual genre just to have her as the narrator! Back to Ms Laurens, I had planned to purchase more of her books but for some reason, Audible has the incorrect concept that men should be the narrators of romance novels. We have told them, no, no , no but apparently they do not read the reviews. Very disappointed that I am unable to purchase many of Ms. Laurens books because of that very issue.

  • The Promise

  • By: Ann Weisgarber
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 537

1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation she agrees to marry him, but when Catherine travels to Oscar's farm on Galveston Island, Texas—a thousand miles from home—she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters that draw you in

  • By Kevin Stokes on 07-27-15

No more!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-15

The book was excellent, as was the performance, but I absolutely hated the ending. It upset me and I don't see deliberately doing something to upset yourself. I won't read Amy more of Ann Weisgarber's books.