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  • The Little Dragon

  • By: Betty Neels
  • Narrated by: Anne Cater
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

She swore she would never marry a rich man! As a private nurse to wealthy spoiled people, Constantia had seen the misery too much money could bring. Jeroen van der Giessen, though, was only a poor overworked GP, so when she found herself stranded without money or passport, and Jeroen offered marriage, Constantia accepted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Little Dragon

  • By Silver surfer on 12-06-18

Another Betty Neels marvel

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

A brilliant book in the Betty Neels library, done full justice by Anne Cater’s narration style.

A lovely, easy, feel-good book!

  • The Liar

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE LIAR

  • By Anonymous User on 06-07-18

Classic Nora!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

As always, wonderful characters (plucky female lead, brilliant love interest, wonderful (and frighteningly realistic) family), a villain and above all else, a plot with a twist!

This is the first audiobook I'd heard January LaVoy and I was pleasantly surprised. The voices were all very well done, the inflection and intonation was captivating and I soon found myself speaking in a "Southern Belle" accent. It annoyed my husband, but that's the sign of a good narrator and I'll certainly be finding other books narrated by January.

  • Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

  • (A Puffin Book)
  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller. This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your average fairytale!

  • By Stephanie on 25-02-15

Not your average fairytale!

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

Reviewed: 25-02-15

Funny, fairy tales are always thought of as sweetness and light-these aren't! I wouldn't share these with a 3 year old! Pride, greed, murder...but excellent ways to teach morals. Wonderfully told too. Thoroughly enjoyable!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blind Waves

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Antarctic ice. In the world where hundreds of millions of people have been displaced from their homes by the Deluge - a hundred-foot-rise in sea level from melting ice caps - Partricia Beenan is lucky. She is still an American citizen with the right to live on the continent, unlike so many 'wetfoots' whose homes lie deep under the waves or the refugees from nations now completely under water.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By people's bank on 22-03-15

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 16-05-14

Where does Blind Waves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty highly. Definitely one I will be coming back too!

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were realistic with flaws but really likeable personalities and the detailed descriptions of the maritime world.

  • Podkayne of Mars

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Podkayne Fries, a smart and determined maid of Mars, has just one goal in life: to become the first female starship pilot and rise through the ranks to command deep-space explorations. So when she is offered a chance to join her diplomatic uncle on an interstellar journey to distant Earth via Venus, it's a dream come true - even if her only experience with diplomacy is handling her brilliant but pesky younger brother, Clark.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No real climax.

  • By Stephanie on 26-02-14

No real climax.

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

Reviewed: 26-02-14

Although the storyline was interesting and well paced I felt that the end had come rather sooner than it should and I didn't feel there was a climax point in the story. It just sort of ends. Bizarre.

  • Honor's Splendour

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In vengeance for a bitter crime, Baron Duncan of Wexton — the Wolf — unleashed his warriors against Louddon's domain. Exquisite Madelyne was the prize he captured...but when he gazed upon the proud beauty, he pledged to protect her with his life. In his rough-hewn castle, Duncan proved true to his honor. But when at last their noble passion conquered them both, she surrendered with all her soul. Now, for love, Madelyne would stand fast...as bravely as her Lord, the powerful Wolf who fought for Honor's Splendour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story...interesting reading.

  • By Stephanie on 26-02-14

Excellent Story...interesting reading.

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

Reviewed: 26-02-14

I really enjoyed the story line, but felt that Flosnik was trying to make me believe that her natural voice is low and husky. I've heard other narrations by her and she's much better in her natural voice!

A little disappointing, but still well worth the listen!

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  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: James Snyder
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111

Time is a very fluid thing, no one really has a grasp on it other than maybe how to measure it. As the maestro of the Day by Day Armageddon Universe, I have the latitude of being in control of that time. I can adjust the slider either direction, moving the timeline back and forth along the continuum. This is one of the perks of creation, the benefit in constructing something (albeit small) from nothing. Sort of makes you wonder what the maestro of the universe is up to, no? You have again stumbled upon a ticket with service through the apocalyptic wastes, but this time the train is a little bit older, a little more beat up, and maybe a little wiser. Keep your doors locked.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay.

  • By Just on 26-04-18

Zombies!

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

Reviewed: 26-02-14

From the blurb it is not clear that there will be zombies...and there are...which is kind of a deal breaker for me (yes, I am a wuss).

  • Whiskey Beach

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unsuitable narrator unfortunately

  • By FrancescaD on 10-06-14

Another Triumph

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

Reviewed: 26-02-14

As always, I tried to work out who had "done it", and as usual remained wrong until the final couple of chapters.

Any Nora Roberts fans will enjoy this hugely.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fire

  • Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Kristin Cashore
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

A must-read title for all fans of Patrick Rothfuss and Trudi Canavan, Fire is an exceptional fantasy novel. From the deft characterisation to the gripping story, the fast-paced action to the evocative prose, this is one of the strongest fantasy novels of the year. Set in a world of stunningly beautiful, exceptionally dangerous monsters, Fire is one of the most dangerous monsters of all - a human one. Marked out by her vivid red hair, she's more than attractive. Fire is mesmerising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blown Away - my new favourite Fantasy writer

  • By Annette on 08-07-13

Mesmerising

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

Reviewed: 26-02-14

Just brilliant. My favourite of the trilogy. Intriguing characters, fantastical creatures and a riveting storyline.

  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stone’s throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumours of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fab!!!

  • By Shopoholic on 22-04-12

Yay!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-14

So happy to have found this sequel! Just like the first it is fun, and the bitchy nature of Maggy is just hilarious. She would make any one feel normal, which can only be a bonus in comparison!