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  • The Untamed Mackenzie

  • Highland Pleasures Series, Book 5.5
  • By: Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

To redeem her family's disgraced name, Lady Louisa Scranton has decided to acquire a proper husband. He needs to be a man of fortune and highly respectable in order to restore both her family's lost wealth and reputation. She enters the Marriage Mart with all flags flying, determined to find the right bachelor. But Louisa's hopes are dashed when the Bishop of Hargate drops dead at her feet - and she is shockingly accused of murder!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable.

  • By Thor on 25-11-18

Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 25-11-18

In some ways you need to have read the series as all the books are interconnected. My favourite character is Ian, but then it is the first time I have seen Autism, so kindly dealt with. In fact the whole Mackenzie family are on the sliding scale, only Ian is near the top. So though the Inspector is not, at first willing to accept this, his close contact with them makes him understand. So like the rest of his other prejudices, it falls away. I appreciate that they acknowledged, that times are changing and not everyone can marry in the "Top Drawer" and there is a need for work and finance. However it is family that counts and comes first.

  • Merciless

  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Tall, dark and eligible? That’s all that matters to the women of Jacobsville when it comes to handsome and aloof FBI agent Jon Blackhawk. But if it were up to him, he would never settle down. Luckily, Jon has the best gatekeeper: his efficient and reliable assistant, Joceline Perry. Without her help, he’d be at the mercy of husband hunters — but the more he comes to rely on her, the more he notices how invaluable she really is....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This isvery dated.

  • By Thor on 09-11-18

This isvery dated.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

They are both VERY CHRISTIAN, no sex before marriage. yet he gets drugged and she is "seduced" and ends up pregnant. It is the harping on about her poverty and their morals that subdue the rest of the story. It is like balancing on two socially except morals without offending either. Times have changed and though good to read, not good to listen too, with the pathetic women's accents.

  • The Lady Chosen

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Stephanie Laurens' hot-blooded romances, including her New York Times best-selling Bar Cynster series, have earned her legions of loyal devotees. The beginning of an exciting new saga, The Lady Chosen introduces the distinguished war veterans of the Bastion Club, single gentlemen not entirely committed to staying that way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • .<br />Not worth listening to.

  • By Thor on 26-10-18

.<br />Not worth listening to.

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

Reviewed: 26-10-18

I thought this was her best, but listening to it for the second time, it is as bad as the rest. If you want sex out of context, this is the story for you. I still can't get over how many chapters, I fast forward to avoid the gratuitous sex. Sadly; as the basic story is good, but the narrator obviously feels the same. As her intonation never changes, she is bored all the way through.

  • Always Proper, Suddenly Scandalous

  • Scandalous Seasons, Book 3
  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

To distance herself from a personal scandal, Abigail Stone flees America to visit her uncle, the Duke of Somerset. She finds herself helplessly intrigued by the hard, too proper Geoffrey. With his strict appreciation for decorum and order, he's nothing like the man she's always dreamed of.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating and Predictable

  • By Thor on 16-10-18

Frustrating and Predictable

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

I struggled to finish, I hate books are based on the premise of "I shouldn't do this, but I will do it anyway". So story line is stretched beyond belief. It should have been based in America, as all the rules of English society were ignored. Truly tedious, not worth buying.

  • Marry in Scandal

  • Marriage of Convenience Series, Book 2
  • By: Anne Gracie
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Shy, young heiress Lady Lily Rutherford is in no hurry to marry. She dreams of true love and a real courtship. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Edward Galbraith, a well-known rake. Despite his reputation, Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, hoping to turn a convenient marriage into a love match. As heir to a title, Galbraith knows he must wed, so a convenient marriage suits him perfectly. But there is a darkness in his past.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Irrationality

  • By Thor on 07-10-18

Irrationality

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The fact she can't read or write is irrelevant. She is a "sweet young think", who say "I shouldn't do this it is stupid/dangerous", but does it anyway. She gets what she deserves, and ends up marrying a guy she knows doesn't what her. All because she wants him and will make him, "the best wife". As the book is so much twaddle, the quotations are really irritating.

  • The Winter Bride

  • Chance Sisters Romance, Book 2
  • By: Anne Gracie
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Damaris Chance's unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway - and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun. When Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him - as long as it's in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: To seduce his reluctant winter bride.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insecure or Arrogant

  • By Thor on 04-10-18

Insecure or Arrogant

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I am unsure of the Author's motive of always quoting passages from other books. Is it to say that though she writes "romantic novels", she is still widely read; it's not just Jane Austen she quote. Is she boasting or embarrassed?
I am an avid read of most genera; except for horror, as I am a coward. However I am never embarrassed or feel the need to explain, my choice of reading matter to anyone.
It is extremely annoying having quotations at the beginning of every chapter, it totally distracts you from the story. It also highlights other problems such as pronunciations.
Such a pity as the story is funny, plausible and the characters enjoyable.

  • Jack

  • Jaded Gentlemen Series, Book 4
  • By: Grace Burrowes
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Sir John Dewey Fanning (Jack to his familiars) is magistrate in a corner of Oxfordshire plagued by one incident of petty mischief after another. To add to his aggravation, his matchmaking mama is due for a prolonged visit, just when his domestic staff is at sixes and sevens. Jack turns to Miss Madeline Hennessey both to organize his household and to serve as his mother's temporary companion, despite the fact that he's long harbored feelings for the ever-competent (and lovely!) Miss Hennessey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to read, Easy to listen to.

  • By Thor on 16-08-18

Easy to read, Easy to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

Typically cross-section of village life, where people who have known each other all their lives live and squabble. In the middle of all this the hero and heroine get to know each other, rather than being nodding strangers. As there story develops, the village is also genital take some lessons., supposed theft is the root of all the problems.

  • Unseen Academicals

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: David Jason, Jon Culshaw, Mathew Horne, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 601

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible adaptation of a wonderful book

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-07-18

Awful, Don't Buy

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

This a good example of how to totally ruin a good story. The characters might have same names as in the book, but that is all they have in common. Pratchett's subtle sense of humour, is turn into "slapstick humour " totally missing the mark. I struggled to finish as, I just couldn't believe, it could be that bad, but it deteriorated into the pits of hell. My daughter couldn't get past the second chapter. We thought that with David Jason, being on board it should've been good, but it was a travesty.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

  • Highland Pleasures, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

It was whispered all through London society that he was a murderer, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum and was not to be trusted - especially with a lady. Any woman caught in his presence was immediately ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars

  • By Book addict on 10-10-18

Worth reading

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

Reviewed: 28-06-18

The story is different and shows disability and the response of doctors and families during that time period.

This makes an unusual love story, but intriguing and pulls you along with the plot.

  • The Courtship

  • Windham Series, Book 0.5
  • By: Grace Burrowes
  • Narrated by: Roger Hampton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

Percival Windham is a second son and a cavalry officer acclaimed and respected by his men. He is immensely attractive and distracts himself with the women who seem to throw themselves at him at every turn. At a country house party, Percy meets beautiful, retiring Esther Himmelfarb. Esther's wealthier relations are taking shameless advantage of her dependence on them, and only Percy seems to see the striking intelligence beneath her modest demeanor.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • NOT WORTH BUYING

  • By Thor on 25-06-18

NOT WORTH BUYING

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

It has four chapters, as I was getting bored, I decided to skip a few only to find I was on the last one. so it rushed into the end, totally unbelievable. Imagine my surprise, when I find out that there is another book to buy, telling their story after she has had four sons and the marriage has lost it's zest, totally rip-off. it is true that the narrator's female voice is not good, but then the material was rubbish.