A Bride at Last

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Title: A Bride At Last

Author: Melissa Jagears

Narrator: Pilar Witherspoon

Series: Unexpected Brides, book 3

Publisher: Recorded Books

Genres: Audiobook / Romance / Historical Fiction / Inspirational Fiction

Format: UNABRIDGED

Time: 11 Hours / 9 CDs

My Review: 4.0 Stars

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook free of charge for an honest and unbiased review.

Melissa Jagears’ book A Bride At Last is based around 3 main characters. Anthony, Kate and Silas. When Silas’ wife dies he finds out he has a son, Anthony. Kate is Anthony’s school teacher. Silas asks Kate to marry him after he sees how much Anthony and Kate love each other. From there things get bad, than worst before finally end with everyone happy.

Melissa Jagears has a very easy to follow writing style. Melissa Jagears’ plot is very well thought out. Melissa writes in such a way that it makes you want to keep reading. Melissa Jagears has a very prescriptive writing style while not being overbearing. I’ll be honest there were a few times when I found myself getting lost in the story and could almost see the scene being played out in my mind like a movie. I especially love the easy flow of this book.

The narrator for Melissa Jagears’ book A Bride At Last is Pilar Witherspoon. Pilar Witherspoon does a wonderful job with this book. Pilar grabbed my attention and kept it all through the book. The intonation that Pilar Witherspoon used for this audiobook was great it made each character come to life. I found myself a few times just closing my eyes to listen. Which is always a good thing in my opinion. Another great thing about Pilar Witherspoon is she did a great job in creating distinction between the characters. Always a good thing when it comes to audiobooks.

The production house for this audiobook is Recorded Books. Recorded Books did a great job with the production of this audiobook. This book is set at the right tempo for listening. No fluctuations in the audio. So all in all another great production by Recorded Books.

Now, for the big question. Would I recommend this book? My answer would have to be YES! A Bride At Last by Melissa Jagears was a great book to listen to while at work. Since it is considered Christian Fiction I knew it wouldn’t offend anyone with violence or cursing. Always a huge plus in my book. Now for those people who don’t like books that mention GOD, prayer or quotes scripture. Then this book would not be the book for you. This is a Christian Fiction book and you can really tell. The characters in this book are constantly praying and talking about GOD. Yet none of that takes away from the story.

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Never Forget Me

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Title: Never Forget Me

Author: Marguerite Kaye

Narrator: Charlotte Hill

Publisher: Recorded Books

Genres: Audiobook / Romance/ Historical Fiction/ Short Stories

Format: UNABRIDGED

Time: 8.40 Hours / 7 CDs

My Review: 3.0 Stars

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook free of charge for an honest and unbiased review.

Never Forget Me is an omnibus. The three stories in this omnibus are A KISS GOODBYE, DEAREST SYLVIE and FOREVER WITH ME. All of these stories are based around the World War I era all the stories are connected through one of the main characters.

Marguerite Kaye has a nice writing style. All three stories were nicely written and easy to follow. I love how each story was connected in an easy to follow but unobtrusive way. My only issue is each story felt a little rushed. Each story was great. Yet I personally think the stories would have been made even better if Marguerite Kaye had give more information from time to time. Then they might not have felt so rushed. Still having said that they were well written and easy to read.

The narrator for Never Forget Me is Charlotte Hill. Charlotte Hill did a good job on this audiobook. I like how each character has a distinctive and interesting accent. Charlotte Hill makes each character unique.  Now having said that I still need to note that I didn’t feel like Charlotte Hill gripped my attention. I had to force my self to listen to this audiobook. Charlotte Hill is a good narrator but doesn’t seem to catch my attention and for audiobooks catching the attention of the listener is an necessity.

Recorded Books was the production house for this audiobook. I usually like the audiobooks Recorded Books produces. I can’t really say that for this book. Now before I get stabbed let me explain. I think Recorded Books did a great job on the production of this audiobook. The tempo was just great and just right for listening. So I don’t really have a problem with the production but in the selection.

Now for the big question. Would I recommend this audiobook. Yes I recommend this audiobook. It’s a good book I just wish there was more to the stories. Which is the main reason why the 3.0 stars.

The Sixth Victim

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Title: The Sixth Victim

Author: Tessa Harris

Narrator: Fiona Hardingham and Gemma Dawson

Series: Constance Piper Mystery

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Genres: Audiobook / Fiction / Mystery & Detective

Format: UNABRIDGED

Time: 10.80 Hours / 9 CDs

My Review: 5.0 Stars

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook free of charge for an honest and unbiased review.

Tessa Harris’ book The Sixth Victim is based on two different characters Constance Piper, a flower girl and Emily Tindall, a missionary teacher and Constance’s mentor. The Sixth Victim is placed in Whitehall during the time of Jack the Ripper’s murder spree. SO of course Jack’s murders are mentioned frequently. Yet the story has Constance spending most of the book trying to figure out where and why Emily Tindall disappeared. While Constance is doing this she meets some higher class people, has new experiences and finds out somethings about herself she didn’t know before.

Tessa Harris did a great job with this book. It was very well thought out and interesting. Tessa Harris’ writing style in this book was great. The Sixth Victim is written from both main character’s point of view. In the past I’ve read several books from multiple character’s points of view and more often than not I’ve found that they fail to achieve their purpose. This story doesn’t. Tessa Harris writes this book where the advancement of the story occurs at a steady pace. While there seems to be very little overlap of the characters’ observations the plot isn’t construed. All in all a great story, I look forward to reading more books written by Tessa Harris.

The way Tessa Harris wrote The Sixth Victim makes it great to have two narrators. The narrators for The Sixth Victim are Fiona Hardingham and Gemma Dawson. Fiona Hardingham and Gemma Dawson did a great job on the narration. Fiona Hardingham’s and Gemma Dawson’s voices are great for audiobooks. Both made their character distinctive and interesting. You can instantly tell them apart which is great in my opinion for a multiple person audiobook. Fiona Hardingham’s and Gemma Dawson’s diction and enunciation made this audiobook great for listeners.

The production house for this audiobook is Blackstone Audio.  I seem to be having a love/hate relationship with Blackstone Audio. I love their audiobooks then I hate them. I will admit I love The Sixth Victim. Blackstone Audio did a great job on producing this audiobook. The production for this audiobook is perfect. There were no fluctuation in sound and at the right tempo for a great listening experience. My only issue is that in one track close to the end of this book it seems to repeat half-way through.  Other than that all good.

Now for the big question. “Would I recommend this book?” My answer would have to be Yes! This is a very interesting story. There are some words said and scenes described in this book that parents might not want little kids to hear. So having kept that in mind I listened to this audiobook in at work with the door closed and at home in private.