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  • The Return of the King

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,719
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,720

Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An epic saga

  • By Darren on 15-02-16

The final stories.

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

Reviewed: 19-04-19

These stories are about how the war was won and what resulted once the ring was destroyed. It also show how, people change and mature as they are forced to deal with great turmoil. As expected it brings out the worst in some and the best in others and establishes great friendships.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,047
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,039

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Nat on 20-02-11

I am a great fan of Tolkien<br />

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

Reviewed: 16-04-19

I read this story; when it first came out as one book, on an eight hour plane journey. I was totally hooked and looked for other books by the author.
I also read both the Hobbit and the three books about the Ring to my children, when they were young and made them fans.
I would happily string the maker of the film, up by his toes for so mangling these beautiful stories.
I also advise people who have only seen the flim to read the books, after that they will throw the film away.
You don't have to read the Hobbit first, but it helps with the Characters in this and the following books.
This third is how the group get together and then separate. Also you start to see the power of the ring, the bond between Sam and Fredo and the begings of true friendships.
Tolkien's other books are for true fans, my children found them heavy going, when they tried to read them as adults. He was at the end of the day an academic and was hoping to invent a new language.

  • Too Scot to Handle

  • By: Grace Burrowes
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

As a captain in the army, Colin MacHugh led men, fixed what was broken, and fought hard. Now that he's a titled gentleman, he's still fighting - this time to keep his bachelorhood safe from all the marriage-minded debutantes. Then he meets the intriguing Miss Anwen Windham, whose demure nature masks a bonfire waiting to roar to life. When she asks for his help to raise money for the local orphanage, he's happy to oblige.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening to

  • By Thor on 06-04-19

Worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 06-04-19

It is a pity that the story of Colin's brother is not available. However this story does stand on its own. It's a gental romance, between two people who already know each other.
The heroine is looking for independence and finds it helping orphans. The disgraceful treatment of children during this period is highlighted. It is well balanced and totally believable.
The narrator does a fantastic job, with the different voice and has an easy voice to listen to, it doesn't grate.

  • The Rogue Not Taken

  • Scandal & Scoundrel, Book 1
  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn't saving her from ruin. It's filled with it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • should come with a sex warning!

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-10-17

Silly, but enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 31-03-19

The narrator lets the story down as she is unable to produce anything but an unbelievable male voice. The same for all the male characters, ocassional with a Scottish brogue, or slightly gruff, but still the same. Her female voices are better, I wish she had read it straight.
The characters are entertaining, if slightly unbelievable to be mixing in such a censorious socity. They also link into many other books.

  • Love in the Afternoon

  • Hathaways, Book 5
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Captain Christopher Phelan has been corresponding with the beautiful golden-haired Prudence Mercer while he was away fighting in the Crimean War. What he doesn't know, however, is that the woman who wrote to him is actually Prudence's best friend, Beatrix Hathaway.
Upon his return home to Hampshire, it becomes clear that Christopher's experiences in war have changed him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story worth listening to.

  • By Thor on 26-03-19

A story worth listening to.

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

Reviewed: 26-03-19

This is part of the Hathaways' story, but can stand on its own.
The Hero is everything you expect from a Piece-Time soilder; but war and especial the Crimean War brings him down to reality.
Post Traumatic Syndrome, was not recognised at the time. Even though people were aware that soliders even though not physically wounded, were changed.
The heroine and her family are not the standard society family, so are more accepting of differences in people.
It is a gentle romance story and pleasant to listen to.

  • A Wicked Wager

  • Avenging Lords, Book 2
  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 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

Devlin Drake is out for revenge. Since his brother’s mysterious death, the cruel and devious Miss Bromfield has taken to spouting vicious lies, spreading vile gossip - and he vows to make her pay. How better to punish the lady than to make her his wife? A lifetime of misery is what she deserves. Knowing the lady would never accept him, Devlin devises a plan to get her to the altar - he’ll win her hand in a bet. In choosing to marry the spiteful lady, Devlin must accept he will never know true love. But his fortunes turn when he’s offered another tempting option. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listening

  • By Thor on 26-03-19

Easy Listening

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

Reviewed: 26-03-19

I enjoyed all the Characters and the story was believable.
The hero finds his plan of revenge backfires. The heroine's life is changed and realising her good luck, she does her best to make it work. Those that deserve it get their comeuppance. I am not sure I am into mystic people, but he adds interest

  • Valentine's Vow

  • Avenging Lords, Book 3
  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

The course of true love never did run smoothly - not when it involves a duel at dawn, a fight with a monkey, and mysterious goings-on at a séance. An unexpected encounter. Lucius Valentine has vowed to marry. Being an only son, duty and obligation weigh heavily on his shoulders. But how does a man choose a bride when his heart is devoid of emotion? Deciding on the widow, Lady Durrant, he soon realises he is not the only gentleman vying for her attention.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Melodramatic and totally Unbelievable.

  • By Thor on 26-03-19

Melodramatic and totally Unbelievable.

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

Reviewed: 26-03-19

I think the author has run out of ideas, so put this "mish mash" together. I read the first two books and enjoyed them, but will not bother with rest, on this experience.
It is filled with alot of gratuitous sex, physically and mentally. In fact there is alot of mental cogitation, " should I shouldn't I" " will I won't I" and so on. The heroine is portrayed as a sensible, efficient woman and turns out to be an idiot. I am not sure; whether she has been waiting for a tall dark haired, blue eye, honourable man, to come along. Enabling her throw herself into the most ridiculous situations, so that she can be save, or she is just plain dumb. As for the hero, it is any-bodies guess, so his father was mental disturbed, he left home to escape his memories, but found they came with him. he loves his mother will do anything for her as he knows what she has suffered, yet he leaves her for years. Then there is the brother, not worth the effort of comment.
The narrator has a wispy voice, so adds to the drama, I don't know whether it is naturally or she felt the book needed it.

  • Texas Destiny

  • Texas Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

He’s fallen for a woman…​ Anxious to meet her soon-to-be-husband, Dallas Leigh for the first time, mail-order bride Amelia Carson is en route to Fort Worth, Texas. When she steps off the train and locks eyes with her betrothed, she immediately feels drawn to him. But the cowboy standing before her isn’t Dallas. Instead, Dallas’ brother Houston has been sent to accompany her on the three-week journey to the ranch where she’ll begin her new life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable.

  • By Thor on 22-03-19

Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

Before buying; I read a review on the last book in the series, about it being a good story with farcical plots. I agree with this, not being an American and guessing a "Duster", is some sort of coat. I was amazed when I predicted the snake and type, too much David Attenborough. The debacle at the river had me baffled, as if you live so far away from everything, surely you would be very precious with your belongings. However; this was resolved when they went off after wild horses, can't do that with wagons.
I knew from the beginning that delay was inevitable, even though they seemed to have been on his brother's land for sometime.
The characters were also a bit unbelievable and manged to tangle themselves into some ridiculous situations. Though predictable, it was light weight and humerous, very easy to listen to when busy.

  • No Other Duke Will Do

  • By: Grace Burrowes
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited debts. Though he has a long-term plan to restore the family finances, his sister has a much faster solution: host a house party for London's single young ladies and find Julian a wealthy bride. Elizabeth Windham has no interest in marriage, but a recent scandal has forced her hand. As much as she'd rather be reading Shakespeare than husband hunting, she has to admit she's impressed by Julian's protective instincts, his broad shoulders, and, of course, his vast library.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A gently moving romance

  • By Caz on 27-02-18

Enjoable

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

Well though out story, yes alot of angst, but they get there in the end. I enjoyed all the characters even the do called "naughty boy". I felt more desperated than naughty, so willing to thrown all the toys out of the pram.

  • The Soldier

  • Windham, Book 2
  • By: Grace Burrowes
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

His idyllic estate is falling down from neglect, and nightmares of war give him no rest. Then Devlin St. Just meets his new neighbor.... With her confident manner hiding a devastating secret, his lovely neighbor commands all of his attention, and protecting Emmaline becomes Devlin's most urgent mission.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • History Repeating? I think not.

  • By Thor on 19-03-19

History Repeating? I think not.

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

Devlin’s mother hands him over to his father the Duke, to give him a better life. As a young toddler he is traumatized by this desertion of his mother; who he never see again. Maybe a "noble gesture", but one his mother lives to regret.
The heroine's aunt bed her niece's young lover, so when the baby is born, people will assume it is hers. So the child has never known her real mother, but regards the heroine as a relative.
Along comes the Hero, heroine decides her daughter can have a better life as his ward. However unlike his mother she is not willing to make the transition easy, very much "Idon't want her but you can't have her" attitude.
Neither characters are appealing, he won't rape her, but will suduce her, knowing she wants none of it. She says no, but never puts up a fight, so climbing into the Hero's bed is still willing to marry the vicar. Who she knows has already survived a miserable marriage. She comes across as very selfish and spoilt, who is use to people cleaning up her mess. He come across as spineless one minute and abit of a bully in the next.
A very week story, no worth the effort .