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Jenn Honor

Aberglasslyn, NSW, Australia
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  • My One True Highlander

  • By: Suzanne Enoch
  • Narrated by: Flora MacDonald
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Scotland, 1812: rugged Highlander Graeme's loyalty to his clan means that their enemies are his own - even when that includes his neighbor, the Duke of Lattimer. It's a fight he doesn't relish, but when Graeme's reckless younger brothers foolishly kidnap Lattimer's younger sister, all bets are off. Lady Marjorie Forrester may be aligned with the enemy, but capturing her puts Graeme squarely in the middle of a war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous story and narration

  • By Jenn Honor on 03-06-2019

Fabulous story and narration

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

Reviewed: 03-06-2019

I have only recently ‘discovered’ Suzanne Enoch and Flora MacDonald and am thoroughly enjoying their work. Enoch’s stories are beailutifully crafted and engaging and MacDonald narrates them brilliantly

  • Betting the Scot

  • By: Jennifer Trethewey
  • Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Declan Sinclair is a Highlander who believes his dreams never lie. When he spots Caya at a public house, he knows instantly she is the woman in his dreams - his future wife. Though her brother had promised never to gamble again, he engages Declan in a card game - and the prize is the lovely Caya.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Jenn Honor on 02-05-2019

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 02-05-2019

The information about this book made it sound really interesting, with quite a different plot line, and it could have been a great story but I found both the writing and the narration VERY tedious and I struggled to finish it. The narrator really does not do male voices well, making the the ‘hero’ of the story sound awful.

  • Lady of Conquest

  • A Medieval Romance
  • By: Tamara Leigh
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Two years have passed since the Battle of Hastings changed the course of a nation. As the defeated Saxons continue to chafe against the yoke of Norman rule, Rhiannyn of Etcheverry finds herself at the center of a rebellion when the conqueror she refuses to wed dies in her arms - cursing her to never know the love of a man or the blessing of children. Certain only her silence can save her people from retaliation, she holds close the dark truth about his death. But when his avenging brother saves her life, she discovers another side to the celebrated warrior of Hastings - one that will test her loyalties and beliefs....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful story!!!!!!

  • By Jenn Honor on 07-02-2019

What a wonderful story!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-2019

I can not recommend this book more - the storyline is just fabulous with lots of twists and turns and not at all formulaic, the writing is just beautiful - the turns of phrase the author uses are perfect and so very evocative; the characters are so well drawn and so rounded their actions and thoughts thoroughly making sense in he context of the story and time frame; and the narration is just perfect You really need to buy this book!!

  • The Scot's Secret

  • Border Series, Book 4
  • By: Cecelia Mecca
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When his brother foists an English squire upon him, Alex Kerr is completely disinterested in training the lad - until he discovers that his new recruit is not a lad at all. "Alfred" is a beautiful Englishwoman in disguise, hiding a horrible secret. Determined to uncover the truth about Clara's past, Alex agrees to take her with him on a journey across the Scottish border into England. Passion flares between them, but as Alex gets closer and closer to discovering Clara's secret, their future seems ever more uncertain. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent book in this series

  • By Jenn Honor on 04-01-2019

Another excellent book in this series

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

Reviewed: 04-01-2019

I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books in this series, and this one is no exception. There is a wonderful warmth and humanity to the characters, which are well rounded and entirely believable. The plot is engaging and has you rooting for the protagonists. Tim Campbell does a wonderful job on the narration - each character with its own ‘voice’ so it is easy to identify them as you listen. He has a rich voice that is just so easy to listen to.

  • Medieval Woman

  • Village Life in the Middle Ages
  • By: Ann Baer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Whitehouse
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A history of peasants in the Middle Ages, the story takes the listener into the life of Marion, the carpenter's wife, and her extended family as they struggle to survive through hardship, featuring a year in their lives at the mercy of the weather and the Lord of the Manor. Existing without soap, paper or glass and only with the most basic of tools, we learn how they survive starvation, sickness, fire and natural disaster in their home on the edge of the Weald.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!

  • By Jenn Honor on 12-11-2018

Wonderful!!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2018

What an amazing book, bringing to life the story of an everyday medieval village woman as she lives and works throughout a year - LOVED IT!!!

  • Highlander's Reckoning

  • The Sinclair Brothers Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Emma Prince
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Book Three of the Sinclair Brothers Trilogy. He is forced to marry... Daniel Sinclair is charged by Robert the Bruce to secure the King's ancestral holding in the Lowlands - and marry the daughter of the castle's keeper to secure a shaky alliance. But the lass's spirit matches her fiery hair, and Daniel quickly realizes that the King's "reward" is more than he bargained for. She won't submit without a fight...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great part of this trilogy!

  • By Jenn Honor on 03-11-2018

Another great part of this trilogy!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-2018

I have thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy - the writing is excellent and engaging, the characters are well developed and the storylines compelling. Absolutely recommend this trilogy (and the 2.5)!!

  • Highlander's Redemption

  • The Sinclair Brothers Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Emma Prince
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Garrick Sinclair, an expert archer and Robert the Bruce's best mercenary, is sent on a covert operation to the Borderlands by his older brother, Laird Robert Sinclair. He never expects to meet the most beautiful woman he's ever seen - who turns out to be the sister of Raef Warren, his family's mortal enemy. Though he knows he shouldn't want her - and doesn't deserve her - can he resist the passion that ignites between them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story!

  • By Jenn Honor on 01-11-2018

Wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-2018

I VERY much enjoyed this story - the history was skill fully woven into the narrative, everything ‘felt’ right and as if it belonged in the story, the characters were engaging and believable and the narration was perfect! I would absolutely recommend this book and the previous on in the series

  • Highland Wedding

  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: Ashford MacNab
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The vivid scar that spans Sir Iain MacLagan's cheek is a daily reminder of the wife he lost - and of the enemy that still stalks him. Commanded by Scotland's king to remarry in order to unite two powerful border clans, lain reluctantly weds Islaen MacRoth, a woman whose delicate appearance belies a playful, seductive nature that proves dangerously attractive to a man who has vowed never to jeopardize his heart, or his loved ones, again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely story, a little out of the ordinary

  • By Jenn Honor on 01-08-2018

A lovely story, a little out of the ordinary

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

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

I really enjoyed this story as it did not follow the usual formula, but examined the difficulties faced after the ‘boy got the girl’. It was also great in that I was not able to pick what would happen next as you often can in less beautifully crafted works of fiction, and I enjoyed the surprises that lived along with the everyday of the novel, as they do in the real world though obviously less intensely!!! I was initially put off the reviews of Ashford McNab’s performance, and these are to some degree valid, but I felt that as she progressed with the reading she seemed to settle into it more (or I became accustomed to her reading), and the story took over and more than compensated for any wants in the performance. I would most definitely recommend this book!

  • Captured Heart

  • Highland Hearts, Book 1
  • By: Heather McCollum
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother's medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north towards freedom, running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she's captured, she will die like her mother-atop a blazing witch's pyre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story, beautifully told

  • By Jenn Honor on 25-07-2018

A wonderful story, beautifully told

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2018

I adored this book - the story was engaging and interesting and the narration perfectly suited. I would thoroughly recommend it!

  • Rise of a Legend

  • Guardian of Scotland, Volume 1
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Running away from her catastrophic life, historical journalist Eva MacKay joins an archaeological dig at the battleground of Loudoun Hill. Unearthing the seal of William Wallace, Eva gains notoriety. But her dreams of Bowie knives, the weapon that murdered her husband, morph into great swords and dirks. Drawn to a ruined monastery, Eva drifts into the worst nightmare of all. Awaking to the sharp point of a madman's sword, she is hurled into the midst of a bloody 13th-century battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL book

  • By Jenn Honor on 28-03-2018

WONDERFUL book

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

Reviewed: 28-03-2018

I have listened to this book numerous times and always enjoy it - the author brings William Wallace and the historical events to life beautifully, and given how hard his life was, I hope he had an Eva!