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  • When You Dare

  • By: Lori Foster
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 653

Readers can “feel heat radiating off the pages” ( Publishers Weekly) of New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lori Foster’s steamy romances. Her work has even earned her a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. The first in her compelling Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, When You Dare is sure to satisfy Foster’s loyal fans—and win her new ones.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I purchased this because narrated by Jim Frangione

  • By KIA on 07-26-11

Narrator wonderful, otherwise...

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Too long that it was boring in many parts. And the heroine was tiresome. Read Driving to Distraction by this author. It is better.

  • More or Less a Marchioness

  • Somerset Sisters Series, Book 1
  • By: Anna Bradley
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

For the sake of propriety, and her younger sisters' reputations, Iris Somerset has kept her rebellious streak locked away. But though she receives a proposal from Phineas Knight, Lord of Huntington, Iris can't marry a man she knows isn't truly enamored with her. In fact, Iris no longer wants to be chosen - she wants to choose. Under the clandestine tutelage of "wicked widow" Lady Annabel Tallant, she'll learn how to steer her own marriage prospects - and discover her secret appetites. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Thania19 on 10-21-18

Good, mostly

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

The story line was a good one: "proper" marquess choosing a "proper" debutante to be his marchioness, without really caring who she is except that she has the right bloodlines and behaves properly. Both of them are more than they present to the world, and when the heroin finds out more about her betrothed, she finds she can't go through with it. Despite being jilted, twice, the marquess still intends to marry the heroin, even more once he really gets to know her. But, there was WAY too much inner dialogue that made the story a bit too long. And the narrator, Heather Wilds, was ok, but could have been better in differentiating the character voices and she was a little slow in the narration.

  • Tuesday Nights

  • The Sons of the Aristocracy, Book 1
  • By: Linda Rae Sande
  • Narrated by: Scott Richard Ehredt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

A viscount's son and a bare knuckle boxer, Michael Cunningham is more interested in building his fortune than spending time at the Marriage Mart. But long ago, he promised his mother he would get married "if not before, then on the eve of my 28th birthday."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tuesday Nights: Evening Delight!

  • By skbgirl on 02-18-16

So many eye rolls...

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

SPOILERS: I rolled my eyes so much I got a headache! How many times did Michael decide to marry Olivia since the first time he met her, yet then seemed to forget that? How could he have forgotten his birthday? Why did he NEVER let Olivia know he even thought of her? Even after compromising her (with her supposedly loving father's approval)? Why did he get so close and intimate with her sister instead of sending her home with her new persona? There were so many things wrong with the (way too long) story, that the poor narrator just fit in with the rest of it.

This was the most UNromantic romance I have ever read!

  • Making Her His

  • A Singular Obsession, Book One
  • By: Lucy Leroux
  • Narrated by: Ainslie Caswell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Alex Hanas couldn't believe after so many years as a widower, his father was getting remarried. To make matters worse, the American gold digger had a kid - a daughter named Elynn. Four years later, Alex is as close to Elynn as a stepbrother can be. But that's not enough for him. He wants more...and he's done waiting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome! 5 star

  • By samantha y. on 11-04-18

Narration is terrible!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

I read this story first, and thought I liked it enough to buy the audio version. Wrong! First of all, the narration was choppy and inconsistent. It not only ruined my listening enjoyment, but it made me realize I didn't like the story after all. Although I had been left with a good impression after reading the print version, the audio version made me realize I didn't like that the hero is a man whore, and apparently, that is ok. Spoilers AND RANT so BEWARE: Even though he decided he wanted the heroine, he had to wait for her. But, while "waiting", he couldn't be expected not to screw anything in a dress. After all, sex does not really mean anything to men, right? And, why is that ok? Are we women like dogs with a bone - we only want what others think desirable? Of course, the heroine was a virgin. So, apparently, women are worthless if they have already had sex and men are even better if they have screwed so many that they probably have a sexual disease. Of course, once the hero decides he wants the heroine, she may also get a disease and probably meets all his ex lovers in every woman who knows him. Ugh! And, how does she trust him to not go back to his whoring ways? It was acceptable behavior to both of them before, why not now? This is such a common trope in romance that I can't blame the author. I have read other stories of hers and enjoyed them.

This is my own opinion, of course, and not meant as a literary critique.

  • Slow Burn

  • Lost Kings MC series, Book 1
  • By: Autumn Jones Lake
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Troy Duran
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

President of the Lost Kings MC, Rochlan "Rock" North hasn't managed to find a woman capable of making him want to curb his wild ways - until he meets sweet, innocent, married lawyer Hope Kendall.
Forced to represent the outlaw biker, Hope is rattled by her immediate attraction to Rock. Hope is a good girl in a good marriage. Rock thrills her, but she's not going to throw away everything she's built on a fling with her criminal client. Rock respects Hope enough to leave her alone, even as he realizes he's become a little obsessed with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Rogue_Empress on 05-16-18

Glad I didn't pass this by!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I am not a fan of MC stories, mostly because of the language (somehow the f-word is king and no one is creative enough to come up with better) and the gratuitous sex with any female with a pulse. But, this story surprised and intrigued me. There was all the f-bombs and gratuitous sex, but the hero really cleaned up his (sex) act for the heroine. But, they still had to deal with it, since she met up with his previous partners all the time. Rock actually wished he hadn't been so free with it - imagine that! And, he did something about it.

All the characters are interwoven into a big family - who care a great deal about each other. This book sets up the series and does it well. Be aware: the story of Rock and Hope doesn't end with book 1 - you will need to get at least through book 3. But, let's face it, Troy Duran's narration makes it all worth while!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Someone to Watch Over Me

  • Bow Street Runners Series, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

In this Regency romance, Kleypas, the author of Seduce Me at Sunrise, tells the story of a scandalous beauty with no memory of who she is and the man determined to unravel the secrets of her past.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Desperately Seeking Susan

  • By Tesla's Fire on 12-02-18

Why ruin a great strory with a poor narrator??????

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I had to wait for SOOO long for the first (and best) of this series, only to have it ruined by a poor narrator! I couldn't believe my bad luck that first, the start of this series hadn't been on Audible before now; and, second, the great (perhaps the BEST female narrator), Susan Duerden, was not used for this one, even though she had narrated the other two in the series. I thought I would give it a try, though, since I loved the story. Blah! For the first 75% of the story, Grant and other male characters had the main parts in the story. Why not use a good male narrator?? To make it worse, the narrator sounded like a 5-year girl most of the time. Inexcusable, especially since Grant is described as such a physical man, a giant of a man. He deserved a Nicholas Boulton, not a squeaky mouse voice. So disappointing.

The story is worth it - but find it in print or as an ebook.

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • My Lord Hercules

  • Regency Seasons, Book 3
  • By: Ava Stone
  • Narrated by: Gill Hoodless
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Miss Miranda Bartlett is on a mission to locate her missing friend. Determined hoyden that she is, she'll do whatever it takes to get the answers she seeks, too, even if that means dressing like a dandy, sneaking into a gaming hell, and surrounding herself with London's worst reprobates. However, she didn't plan on bumping into a Herculean gentleman along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Florencia Fontan on 03-25-15

The narrator ruins it! Buy the print version.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

This story was a nice, well written and enjoyable story. I just wish I had purchased the ebook and not the Audible version. I can forgive the narrator for slow speaking (since I can listen at 1.25 speed). I can forgive a narrator for not distinguishing the different voices as well as they should. I CANNOT forgive a narrator for using the same high-pitched girly voice for both the young heroine and a hero who is described as "Hercules." No! Ruined the whole thing for me.

  • Highland Promise

  • By: Alyson McLayne
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Darach MacKenzie vowed never again to let a woman near his heart after his betrothed betrayed him. It sparked an intense feud between his clan and the Frasers, and now he can't be distracted - not even by a sweet and charming lass who desperately needs his help. When Darach rescued Caitlin MacInnes from the clutches of vile Laird Fraser, she vowed to never let men or misery rule her life again. With Darach and the MacKenzie clan, Caitlin finally feels safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Naive, innocent, dumb or smart like a fox!

  • By Roberta Chesler on 03-18-18

Heroine was almost to stupid to live.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

There were a lot of things I liked about this story: Rosalyn Landor's performance, the family ties all the lairds who were raised together had, the H was not clueless. But, the h was supposed to be very naïve - so naïve that she was stupid. Always getting into trouble (but never her fault), lying through her teeth when she was caught, and generally acting like she was 13, not 20. My response was often a laugh, but followed by an eye roll and a groan. I finished the book, but won't listen to it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Marquess

  • By: Patricia Rice
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Scarred in a duel over a feckless female, Gavin Lawrence leaves America to take up his new duty as Marquess of Effingham, vowing to never again care for another woman. But lurking in the Marquess' crumbling manor is a young woman in terrible danger. The self-sufficient daughter of a soldier, Dillian Whitnell hides her injured cousin in the secret passages of Arinmede Manor following an attempt on their lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The h is a bitch!

  • By CE on 10-07-18

The h is a bitch!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I couldn't finish - the h assumed everything bad about the H. I hate stories that had one of the main characters being so proud and prejudiced. Not worth finishing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Everything for Her

  • For Her, Book 1
  • By: Alexa Riley
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton, Jay Crow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

Mallory Sullivan is ready to start her new life. After graduating at the top of her class, she's landed one of the most coveted internships in the United States. Hard work and determination have gotten her to this moment of living the life she only dreamed of while growing up in foster care. She never expected Oz to be the greatest culmination of those dreams. But sometimes fate determines who you fall in love with. Who makes you lose control. Who owns your soul. And then you realize it wasn't fate at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • THIS BOOK WAS A BIT TOO SWEET AND UNREAL

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 01-17-17

What a good romance - with a little obsession!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

At first, I wasn't so sure about all the control the H took from the h. But, he was so sweet and really loving, that it all translated to caring and protection. A good romance and very well narrated. Worth the credit.