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  • To Tame a Sheikh

  • By: Olivia Gates
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

He'd noticed her across a crowded room, and in that instant Sheikh Shaheen wanted her. With just a few words, Shaheen had his mystery woman in his bed, where she awakened passions he'd long denied. Then the sheikh discovered his lover's true identity. She was Johara, his childhood friend, now fully blossomed into a vision he could not do without. But his lineage demanded he take a wife of the throne's choosing. Anything else would have catastrophic results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice

  • By Beatriz on 21-06-18

Nice

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

Reviewed: 21-06-18

It was a really sweet and kind story, my only problem was that it took me a while to get used to the narrator's accent she was making for the foreigner's characters
That and the pacing from their thoughts, I like a good suspense, but having too much time devoted to their thoughts whilst in conversation made me want to fast forward

  • Carides's Forgotten Wife & The Di Sione Secret Baby

  • By: Maisey Yates, Maya Blake
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Greek billionaire Leon Carides has it all: wealth, power, notoriety, even a wife - though he's never touched his convenient, innocent bride. Then an accident rids this damaged, debauched playboy of his memories. Leon remembers nothing except his wife's sparkling blue eyes. Now the desire he feels for Rose overrides the gaps in his past, making her impossible to resist! But when his sins catch up with him, can Rose forgive the mistakes of the man he once was?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice

  • By Beatriz on 07-06-18

Nice

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I don't know if I can curse here but here we go:
The first story: the dude is a dickhead and even though he went through all of what he went through, that doesn't mean he should have acted like that and the woman...well she was a stereotypical "bookish" girl that for some reason thought that she had to have the guy as a reward as if people are just things you could gain. At the end of the story I was so bored out of my mind from their ridiculous bullcrap they did to each other that I didn't care about what happened at all, I just wanted to be over, actually, I was begging to be over.
The narrator was great though, she was very nice and concise, she was the only thing that kept me going
The second story: it was very nice and sweet even though I loved the story overall I thought the guy should have suffered more before the end
The narrator was a bit spaced out throughout the story but it was nice

  • The Devil of Dunakin Castle

  • Highland Isles series, Book 4
  • By: Heather McCollum
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 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

Englishwoman Grace Ellington has made a home in Scotland, but to escape from the meddling people around her who seem to think she needs to wed right away she volunteers to journey north to aid a friend in childbirth. Keir MacKinnon, the younger brother of the MacKinnon clan chief, has been raised to strike fear in people, on and off the battlefield. Trained to uphold MacKinnon law, he has hardened into a lethal warrior. Caught in a Highland blizzard with the feisty Grace, Keir realizes the beautiful woman who saved him can also save his nephew's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Beatriz on 04-06-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I absolutely loved this book and all the books from the series, I want to say one more time that the narrator is amazing and he deserves more than 5 stars of rating
This book isn't the hottest of the 4 but is a very sweet one for sure

  • The Wolf of Kisimul Castle

  • Highland Isles Series, Book 3
  • By: Heather McCollum
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Mairi Maclean is kidnapped on her wedding day by the enemy of her dead husband. Taken north to the water-surrounded Kisimul Castle, she is held captive in the name of retribution. But The Wolf of Kisimul Castle soon learns Mairi is not a docile pawn in this game of war between neighboring Scots. Nor will she be frightened into walking down the aisle to wed the fierce Highland chief. Alec MacNeil is set on revenge. When he finds his enemy dead, he takes his wife to replace the one that was murdered. An eye for an eye. A bride for a bride. But Mairi is more tiger than kitten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Omg

  • By Beatriz on 03-06-18

Omg

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

The author has outdone herself with this book from the series, I haven't read the 4th one but still the hottest and sweetest story of them all
The wolf has 2 children and often I feel as the author doesn't know how to put the love story of a widowed father and someone else, but this one is so well done that I didn't even notice the story flowing
Also if I could I'd give a bigger rating for the narration because God knows how good he is that I don't even have words to describe
Definitely recommend this book and the others from the series

  • The Cost of the Forbidden & The Queen's New Year Secret

  • By: Carol Marinelli, Maisey Yates
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Clients, women, money...ruthless CEO Sev Derzhavin is a master at getting whatever - and whomever! - he wants. Rejected as a child, Sev has never been refused since. So when his personal assistant resigns, Sev can't resist the challenge of enticing the beautiful brunette to stay.... Naomi Johnson has to walk away before she gives in to the chemistry with her infamous heartbreaker boss and opens her heart to yet more bruises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Beatriz on 23-05-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 23-05-18

The first story is simply amazing, I love this series and Sev's one is no different, and of course the narration is impeccable
The second story: the begining is problematic as the reader doesn't have any way of knowing who is the cold one in the relationship and who is supposed to be angry at who. I didn't like it, even though I liked the narration the rest was not to my liking

  • The Price of His Redemption

  • w/ Bonus Book: Christmas at the Chatsfield
  • By: Carol Marinelli, Maisey Yates
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Carly Robins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Daniil Zverev is the world's most ruthless and sinfully seductive tycoon. No one would ever know the cruelty and rejection that fueled his ascent. But beautiful ballet teacher Libby Tennent is getting under Daniil's skin and dangerously close to the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Beatriz on 21-05-18

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

This one is one of the sweetest and cutest stories ever, I loved it, kinda refreshing that they had it going faster than you can say sabotage
I'd advise reading all three of them from this series
The narration is also perfect, although it isn't the same as the one from Nikolai's story it was awesome

  • Engaged to Her Ravensdale Enemy & Seduced into Her Boss' Service

  • By: Melanie Milburne, Cathy Williams
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris, Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Jasmine Connolly's third engagement is broken off, she decides to make her man jealous by enlisting the help of her enemy, playboy Jake Ravensdale! Jasmine may never have forgiven him for his rejection years ago, but the heartless lothario is the perfect candidate for her plan. As tensions build, the line between love and hate increasingly blurs, teetering on the brink of explosion! Jasmine might be wearing Jake's ring, but she can't let go of the hurt he once caused her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not very complex story

  • By Urszula on 13-04-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

I absolutely adored the first story. Sweet, kind and narrated to perfection
The second story was the sweetest too but it has some troubling comments about consent that even though they come from a supposed unknowing character still shouldn't be said it like that. Now the narrator, this dude is perfect no complaints about him whatsoever, just perfect
Both stories wrapped up nicely but still made me crave for an epilogue that didn't have, which was sad

  • Ravensdale's Defiant Captive

  • w/ Bonus Book: Christmas at the Chatsfield
  • By: Melanie Milburne
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris, Carly Robins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Holly Perez has one last chance to sort out the train wreck her life has become. But being housekeeper to reclusive CEO Julius Ravensdale is as close to a prison as Holly could imagine. Julius may be devastatingly gorgeous, but he's also brooding, formal, and completely off limits!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Beatriz on 13-05-18

Stunning

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

Reviewed: 13-05-18

I absolutely loved both stories
The Ravensdale's tales are amazing and this one takes the cake for me. So sweet, tender, confusing and lovely. Fell in love instantly for the characters and it's one of the my most prized purchases.
Their narrations were flawless with just a side note for the second story that she seemed to "yell" during some of the lines and made me startle a bit, that's it

  • Awakening the Ravensdale Heiress & Wearing the De Angelis Ring

  • By: Melanie Milburne, Cathy Williams
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris, Perry Smithson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Miranda Ravensdale's first experience of love ended in tragedy, so she vowed to bury her heart along with her memories. No man has ever broken through Miranda's quiet façade - until billionaire Leandro Allegretti, her own personal kryptonite! Tycoon Theo De Angelis lives life by his rules only...until a family debt forces him to propose the only merger he's never chased - matrimony!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Beatriz on 12-05-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

The first story was one of the sweetest things I've ever read and was performed wonderfully.
The second story was also very nice but I didn't quite enjoy it's narrator.
Also it stroke me as a bit underwhelming that they didn't have epilogues

  • The Secrets She Carried

  • By: Lynne Graham
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Erin Turner and Cristophe Donakis set the bed sheets alight during their scorching affair. But Erin's hopes turned to ash when he unceremoniously kicked her out of his bed. Years later, Erin's world is rocked again when she meets her newest business client.... Cristophe is going to make Erin pay back what he believes she stole.... Little does he know that Erin's about to drop two very important bombshells!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Beatriz on 08-05-18

Ok

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

The story: Even though I liked other books by Lynne Graham I absolutely do not recommend this one. The characters lack likeness (how am I supposed to cheer for the couple when I cannot find a single likable trait) and they seem to be way too engulfed in their thoughts and too much time spent overthinking everything when we should have a dialogue longer then 2 phrases, what happened with the dialogue? All of the overthinking left me bored and wanting for the story to get into its climax and end the suffering already.
Narrator: overall ok besides the lack of understanding of what are you supposed to be narrating for us. It seemed like I was listening to a fantasy book all the time and not a "love story", using different waaaay "out of character" voices for them was ridiculous. Making weird voices when on "the act" made me cringe to the highest level because it came out of nowhere when the dude was aroused (still cringing). In the end the dude's voice changed accents all the time and that also made me cringe because I couldn't indentify who was talking all the time.
Ps: *spoilers* thinking about your children right before having sex with the hot dude seems a bit of a stretch, how on earth would get turned on like that? Also how am I suppose to believe that they want to be together when they hate each other with all their might?