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  • His Bonnie Bride

  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: MacNab Ashford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Storm Eldon was first caught up in the war between England and Scotland as a young girl, when she and her family were held hostage by their sworn enemies, the MacLagans. Years later, Storm finds herself trapped in the clutches of her Scottish adversaries once again. Now she must fight to preserve her loyalties, guard her virtue, and resist the charms of Tavis MacLagan, her handsome Highland captor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Wishy-Washy Highlander!!

  • By 🌸DARA on 12-27-13

One of my favorites!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Repeat listen worthy! This is what medieval romance is., or should be.

With the fabulously talented voices of Ashford MacNab this book delivers everything from tears to laughter. It gives a glimpse into depravity, violence and deceit yet shows what true honor and love can accomplish. It is simple with great depth, gaining your attention at first listen and never letting go.

If you like this genre (or this is your first experience with it) and don't yet know the work of this author/narrator pair, you are surely missing something special.

  • Rowan's Lady

  • Clan Graham, Book 1
  • By: Suzan Tisdale
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 735

The Black Death showed no mercy when it took Rowan Graham’s beautiful, young wife. With his clan nearly decimated, his heart torn to shreds, he is left to raise his newborn daughter alone. Rowan tries to keep the promises he made to Kate on her deathbed, save for one: He is unable to give his heart to another. Lady Arline is forced into yet another arranged marriage - loveless and lonely. Behind Garrick Blackthorn's good looks lies a cruel, vindictive man. She wants nothing more than her marriage to end so that she might gain the freedom she has longed for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super Great!!!

  • By Virginia on 05-07-14

One of my favorites...

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Brad Wills gives a brilliant delivery of a very special book. This is what highland romance is all about. Such a wonderfully intricate story with details and facets you just didn't expect. if this is your genre then THIS is your book!

  • Rogues Rush In

  • A Regency Duet
  • By: Tessa Dare, Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

His Bride for the Taking: It's the first rule of friendship among gentlemen: Don't even think about touching your best friend's sister. But Sebastian, Lord Byrne, has never been one for rules. He's thought about touching Mary Clayton - a lot - and struggled to resist temptation. But when Mary's bridegroom leaves her waiting at the altar, only Sebastian can save her from ruin. His Duchess for a Day: It was never meant to be... That's what Elizabeth Terry has told herself while trying to forget the man she married - her once best friend.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to rate

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-14-19

Two, too short!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

That about sums up my opinion. Even the Christi Caldwell piece was good! It's my opinion that she usually is, but often has trouble getting out of her own way with her tendency for inner dialogue.

Both pieces we short, sweet, well done, and enjoyable. Both had the good fortune of being performed by a first class narrator as well.

Worth a credit? Hmmm., I guess I have to say YES!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Devilish Duke

  • Saints & Scoundrels Series, Book 1
  • By: Maddison Michaels
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Devlin Markham, the notorious "Devil Duke" of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can't woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune good-bye. But he's always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems unmoved by his charm. When Sophie learns her beloved orphanage is in imminent danger, she will do anything to save it. Even marry a ruthless rake who takes what he wants in business and pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • refreshing combination, but..

  • By Kim Johnson on 01-25-19

devilishly fun.....

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Hidden in this regency style romp is a very twisted tale of revenge... it is well done. i truly enjoyed it, twice!

No body does this genre better than Justine Eyre.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Honorable Highlander

  • Highland Games Through Time
  • By: Nancy Lee Badger
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Haven MacKay has no idea that time is fleeting. Dressed in Scottish period costume, she volunteers at a historical village at the present day New England Highland Games. She gets more than she bargains for when her love spell goes awry. After searching for true love, someone honest and open, she meets a mysterious, sword-wielding warrior who fades into the mist. Not a woman destined to give up easily, she tries her spell again and is accidently cast back in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of action and some time travel in between

  • By LA_Steve on 04-13-15

READ this one, listening is painful.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

There are bad narrators, mouthy sounding, bad accents, etc.... then there is this atrocity! It sounds as if it were written in three and five word statements rather than actual sentences. The delivery is so stilted and choppy it hurts to listen. And yet it feels rhythmic in its oddly clipped and flat monotone.

I think the story was pretty good.... the idea was! But I found myself listening for punctuation to verify it wasn’t written in short statements rather than sentences.

READ this one, listening promises no enjoyment.

  • The Beast of Aros Castle

  • Highland Isles Series, Book 1
  • By: Heather McCollum
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

On the run from a dangerous man, Ava Sutton flees to the Isle of Mull off the coast of Scotland. Masquerading as a titled, English lady, Ava must convince the cynical and darkly handsome chief of the Macleans of Aros to wed her before the devil tracks her down. Tor Maclean, the new chief of Aros Castle, has sworn off marriage after his first wife tricked him into it. Despite his efforts to scare away the Englishwoman, his father arranged for him to wed, Tor is drawn to her fire, courage, and beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Beast of Aros

  • By Kathy Goff on 07-03-18

Hm....

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I have to say that it took several starts to finally get into this book far enough to want to stick with it to reach the end. But once I finally got past the breaking point it was well worth it. I enjoyed it in the end.... probably not a book to put into multi listen rotation.... but worth the effort for that first listen.

  • The Duke's Quandary

  • By: Callie Hutton
  • Narrated by: Billie Fulford-Brown
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

London 1814... Drake, Duke of Manchester is searching the Marriage Mart for a perfect bride. He wants a woman who is poised, sophisticated, and worthy of the title Duchess. But most of all, he wants a woman who does not want the useless emotion of love. Socially awkward Miss Penelope Clayton isn't meant for marriage. A serious botanist, she has no desire to wed, so being forced by her guardian to participate in the Season to find a husband is torture.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story but bad narration

  • By Rhonda on 01-29-15

Narration ....

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

The narration is just.... bad. Voices are all similar and the male lead is more feminine than the females. It was a truly cute story, although I felt like some of the details were so persistently stressed that it was a bit like beating a dead horse...

But... and it’s a big but, I managed to just listen for a second time. What does that say about my tolerance for squeaky irritating narrators?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lady Bridget's Diary

  • By: Maya Rodale
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Lord Darcy is the quintessential Englishman: wealthy, titled, impossibly proper, and horrified that a pack of Americans has inherited one of England's most respected dukedoms. But his manners, his infamous self-restraint, and his better judgment fly out the window when he finds himself with the maddening American girl next door.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By kestergayle on 02-25-16

A winning combo!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Saskia Maarleveld brought Lady Bridgets Diary to life. I remembered this book being a bit of a romp, humorous, entertaining and just fun! This holds true in audio as well. This was such a fun listen that it is on my ‘repeatable’ list, and I enjoy it every time.

#regencyromp #humorous #romcom #tagsgiving #sweepstakes #excellentnarration

  • Fool Me Twice

  • Rules for the Reckless, Book 2
  • By: Meredith Duran
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Sensible and lonely, Olivia Mather survives by her wits - and her strict policy of avoiding trouble. But when she realizes that the Duke of Marwick might hold the secrets of her family's past, she does the unthinkable, infiltrating his household as a maid. She'll clean his study and rifle through his papers looking for information. Alastair de Grey has a single reason to live: vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oddest narration ever!

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 11-10-18

Oddest narration ever!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Note that I didn’t say worst! It was truly the oddest and possibly most bizarre narrative experience ever recorded! The cadence, the odd inflection, the crazy accent.... it wasn’t stilted, or boring, and male female individuals were all distinct but the WAY that they all talked was weird!

Other than that it was truly well written, creatively plotted and developed and executed. What little sex there was was rip roaring hot.

Please, please, listen to her snippets, lots of them, before you spend the money or credit on the Audible version of this story. You are probably better off reading it than listening to Allison Larkin giving everyone crazy speech patterns and bizarre enunciation!

#bizarrenarration #regency #clever #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Her Perfect Rogue

  • By: Amanda Mariel
  • Narrated by: Mathias Holt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

When Julia Honeyfield is sent away to a brothel, she runs away...only to find herself in the Duke of Selkirk's arms. Dare she trust him to protect her?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Historical fiction

  • By Zoe on 04-20-18

Cheesy easy!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Short, cheesy, outlandish.... Cinderella story.... almost acceptable slightly odd narration.
I’d rather have my money.

#cheesy #outlandish #unreliablenarration #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes