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  • Lord of War

  • Black Angel
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

1356 A.D. - It is warring times for England as the Black Prince sweeps his way through France, waging nasty warfare on the population. Masterminding this brutal strategy is the knight they call the Black Angel. Brandt de Russe, Duke of Exeter, is the brains behind the prince’s war machine, a mountain of a man who is as cunning as he is frightening. In battle, no man is his equal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story

  • By Maria Tippett on 02-12-2017

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-2015

Always a great listen. Enjoyed every book of Kathryn's. I tank you for giving me so much enjoyment

  • Devil's Dominion

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

AD 1205 - It's years after The Dark Lord Jax de Velt tore through the Welsh marches and captured several castles. Still he holds lands that do not belong to him. Out of the ashes from this dark and lawless time rises the son of one of the men Jax de Velt put to the stake. Bent on revenge against The Dark Lord, Bretton de Llion has grown up in obscurity, hidden from de Velt's rage, and has learned to hate the very world around him. His sense of vengeance against de Velt has been his guiding force for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Gwen Barber on 13-12-2015

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-2015

Once again just loved the story and the narrator is just brilliant many thanks for this story

  • While Angels Slept

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Kevin Archer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

AD 1139 - When her husband perishes in a skirmish, the Lady Cantia du Bexley Penden is distraught. Her husband was assisting the mighty Viscount Winterton in the battle for the throne between Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois, caught, like most men, in a vicious struggle for the rightful ruler of England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Gwen Barber on 10-12-2015

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-2015

What can I say, love love love everyone of katherine's books. I am even listening to some a second time and enjoying then just as much

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 407

It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent on all accounts

  • By Monique M. on 19-02-2015

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-2015

Could not wish for a better series, loved every book, going to read again down the track

  • Sustained

  • Legal Briefs, Book 2
  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

When you're a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating - and that suits me just fine. In fact it's necessary when I'm breaking down a witness on the stand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Gwen Barber on 11-11-2015

Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-2015

Really enjoyed the story. Hope to read more from this author. Thank you for an interesting listen

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  • Serpent

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Edward I is in the midst of his campaign to tame the Welsh, but rising from the chaos is a Welsh knight known as the Serpent. Bhrodi ap Gaerwen de Shera is a warrior of tremendous range and power. Descended from the kings of Anglesey on his mother's side and the earls of Coventry on his father's, Bhrodi is in the unique position of having Welsh royalty and English nobility. Edward knows he must make an alliance with de Shera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Maria Tippett on 12-08-2016

INTERESTING

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2015

A very good and interesting listen compared to other books of Kathryn's, A bit unbelievable in parts as the Serpent did a few strange things for the unbeliever.A good story Will always read Kathryn's books and thoroughly enjoy them, a marvellous author, also narrator was very good. Thank you

  • Captured by a Laird

  • The Douglas Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone. Captured by a Laird Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees. Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart? With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other; for only love can save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Kathryn on 08-03-2019

A NEW AUTHOR

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2015

foujnd I really enjoyed the book but lost a little in some parts, will read the second book in the series to see how it goes. Thank You

  • Black Sword

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

1323 A.D. - Devlin de Bermingham, an Irish knight to the core, is the bastard son of the Earl of Louth and the descendant of Irish kings. He is also a strong proponent that the Irish should rule Irish lands. Rebelling against his English overlord, the Earl of Kildare, he captures one of Kildare's castles south of Wicklow. Known as Black Sword, a rebel who is both admired and feared, Devlin has set the events in motion for an enormous Irish revolt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ONCE AGAIN BRILLIANT

  • By Gwen Barber on 14-08-2015

ONCE AGAIN BRILLIANT

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-2015

Read may of Kathryn's books and just cannot believe how she manages work all the plots and angles that I have to just keep reading her great novels, The narrator is also very good to be able to change so quickly with his voices, Thank you for a very happy pass time,

  • Guardian of Darkness

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

1200 A.D. - After decades of warring between the Lairds of Kerr and Prudhoe Castle in Northumbria, a tentative peace is reached. The Lady Carington Kerr is sent to Prudhoe as a hostage to ensure her father's good behavior, and a more reluctant hostage there never was. Small and dark, with emerald eyes and a luscious figure, she is as gorgeous as she is fiery. Enter Sir Creed de Reyne; a gentle giant of a man, he is, by nature, calm and wise. He is the ice to Carington's fire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • jGREAT

  • By Gwen Barber on 14-08-2015

jGREAT

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2015

I really enjoyed the story but found a lot of the stories were repeated over and over and was a bit to repetitive regarding the happenings in the story, but overall a good story and a very good narrator, will read another book before I make my decisions regarding author, but do appreciate a good story, Thank you

  • Rescued by a Highlander

  • Clan Grant, Book 1
  • By: Keira Montclair
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent. Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn't realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers' horrid treatment?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not to shabby

  • By Dim on 01-02-2017

very good

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-2015

very well written and the audio was very good, had to keep reading as the story line was very well written, Thank you