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  • My Wild Highlander

  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Andrew Bryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Lady Angelique Drummagan, a half-Scottish, half-French countess, has suffered much pain and betrayal in her past. She wants nothing to do with the sensual Scottish warrior the king has ordered her to marry because the rogue could never be a faithful husband, but she has little choice in the matter. Dangerous, greedy enemies threaten her from all sides, and she's in dire need of his protection.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of her best

  • By Maria Tippett on 09-02-2019

Not one of her best

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

Reviewed: 09-02-2019

I have loved Vonda’s previous books but this one was not one of her best. The narrator was poor. Story line was weak in places and characters weak. Glad I read her other books first. Otherwise I would not have purchased her other books

  • Lady Renegade

  • Legacy of the Blade, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Rose
  • Narrated by: Kevin E. Green
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Storm MacKeefe is known as the wild, savage warrior called The Highland Storm. However, since he has been disowned by his chieftain father, he is a man who wins his earnings in competitions and through wagers rather than through war. He is tricked into accepting a wager to find and bring back the leader of The Renegades, a small band of warriors hiding in the Highlands. What he doesn't know is that their leader is Wren, a blind woman, who uses her gift of seeing shadows through the eyes of her animals in order to navigate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bit disappointing

  • By Maria Tippett on 08-11-2018

Bit disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2018

I have read and listened to a few of this authors books and although the story lines have promise, I find where the story needs more detail it lacks and where it should have less detail it is long winded.

  • Falling for the Highlander

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Elle Newlands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it's the final straw. If keeping her freedom means escaping through harsh countryside alone, so be it. She has barely begun her journey when she lands an unlikely escort - the brawny Highlander who just refused to buy her virtue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good but end needed more

  • By Maria Tippett on 01-10-2018

Good but end needed more

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

Reviewed: 01-10-2018

I have only listened to two of Lynsay Sands books. But in both books I felt the end needed more work. Other then that it was well written, funny, suspenseful and strong. Well worth the read

  • A Wolfe Among Dragons

  • Sons of de Wolfe (De Wolfe Pack, Book 8)
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

In AD 1282, James de Wolfe, the endearing and gentle brother, is killed in Wales as the Welsh rebel against Henry III...or was he? Five years later, tales of a Welsh warrior known as Blaidd Cryf, or Blayth the Strong, are making way to English ears along the Welsh Marches. A Welsh warrior who can somehow read the minds of the English armies is rising to power among the last princes of Wales. Rumors come from Wales that Blayth the Strong is none other than James de Wolfe. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration of a very emotional story.

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-09-2018

Powerful

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2018

This I think is the best book of Kathryn’s I have read. Tissues are a must when reading this one. I loved that James had his story and that he came home. For me this book was very powerful and one you cannot put down or not listen too.. it’s full of emotion and love. Perfect.

  • Dragon Knight's Medallion

  • By: Mary Morgan
  • Narrated by: Ewan MacRae
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

To right a wrong, two souls are brought together only to shatter when they are torn apart by the deeds of an evil druid. Dragon Knight Stephen MacKay's powers are altered after the death of his sister. Now he is plagued with visions that threaten to destroy his soul. When Aileen Kerrigan falls through a time tunnel, he vows to keep her safe, despite the fact the beautiful but head-strong half-blooded fae could be the death of him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration

  • By Maria Tippett on 09-07-2018

Awful narration

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

Reviewed: 09-07-2018

I loved Mary Morgan’s series on the Dragon Knights. But gods bones this narrator really was dreadful. The romantic sections I skipped because the narrator really handled it badly, sounded more like a lecherous old man ugh. I cannot give the stars I would normally give Mary because I hated this audio book. Thank goodness I can read it.

  • The Book of the Dead

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Maria Tippett on 05-05-2018

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-05-2018

I have been a fan of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s for a number of yrs. I have most of their books, but just lately I have started to listen to their audio books. Here is where I have a complaint, although the narrators are great I am actually appalled at the mispronounced words and reparation of sentences. With the mispronounced of words I hear myself correcting the narrator. It’s quite frustrating. One wonders if these audio files are actually edited. It certainly would be a good idea.

  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

  • A Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Maria Tippett on 30-04-2018

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 30-04-2018

The only fault I have with this audio version is the bad editing. On several,occasions you will hear the same sentence repeated twice. The narrator also mispronounces several words, I found myself correcting him out load. This Story is brilliant and well worth the read and to listen too.

  • Lord of Light

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brian J. Gill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

1192 A.D. - Sir Roane Garr is a member of St. John the Baptist Hospitaller sect and while visiting the supposed Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, he is hit by a freak bolt of lightning and suddenly finds himself with miraculous healing powers. The Hospitallers believe he is a heretic and must be destroyed, so he flees back to England and into seclusion as a bounty is put on his head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story

  • By Maria Tippett on 02-12-2017

Awesome story

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

Reviewed: 02-12-2017

Loved this book. Another great book. Great narrator. This story was well written and full of interesting facts and myths. Can’t get much better when you read a Kathryn Le Veque novel.

  • 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

Loved the story

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

Reviewed: 02-12-2017

But wish Kathryn had used another narrator. Had I looked more carefully at the narrator of this novel I would not have purchased it. He puts me to sleep. The story is wonderful and I am a huge fan of Kathryn Le Veque’s historical novels. So glad I buy her books as well. For then I can read the parts I fell asleep in. Can not wait for her next novel.

  • Betrayal

  • By: Karen Fenech
  • Narrated by: Kris Faulkner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

To save her son and her people from a deadly enemy, Lady Katherine Stanfield marries her former betrothed, a man she'd betrayed but has never stopped loving. Katherine has never revealed her reason for the betrayal and now, five years later, believes her secret is safe. But someone won't let the past rest. Someone with a secret of his own. And now she must stop that "someone" because he wants Katherine and her new husband dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing end

  • By Maria Tippett on 09-10-2017

Disappointing end

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

Reviewed: 09-10-2017

Overall an excellent book but very disappointed in ending. I enjoyed it up till the last few minutes