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Karen Lowe Gillespie

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  • In Bed with a Highlander

  • Written by: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his-until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highlanders & love

  • By Karen Lowe Gillespie on 2019-02-26

Highlanders & love

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-26

A very entertaining series of books... set in the highlands of Scotland. Cute, quick reads

  • Never Seduce a Scot

  • Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1
  • Written by: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty -unprepared for the delights to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good series

  • By Karen Lowe Gillespie on 2019-02-13

Very good series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-13

A cute series of books ... quick enjoyable reads. Narration is well done and pleasant to listen to

  • What Darkness Brings

  • Written by: C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

C.S. Harris’ best-selling Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries transport listeners back to the elegance and courtly drama of Regency England. When a wealthy diamond merchant turns up dead, Sebastian sets out to prove the innocence of the man accused - his former lover Kat’s husband. A missing gem seems to be the key, but as Sebastian traces its origins, he discovers unsettling ties to black magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Karen Lowe Gillespie on 2019-02-01

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-01

The Sebastian St Cyr mysteries are a wonderful series of books... with twists, turns, depravity & romance.
Davina Porter is a marvel.... she is genius at voices and accents.
I can’t wait to start the next book 📖

  • Why Mermaids Sing

  • Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 3
  • Written by: C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Murder has jarred London's elite. The sons of prominent families have been found at dawn in public places, partially butchered, with strange objects stuffed in their mouths. Once again the local magistrate turns to Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, for help. Moving from the gritty world of London's docks to the drawing rooms of Mayfair, Sebastian confronts his most puzzling - and disturbing - case yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful historical mysteries

  • By Karen Lowe Gillespie on 2018-09-13

Wonderful historical mysteries

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

The Sebastian St Cyr series has been a delight to listen to. Wonderfully written with love,intrigue,mystery & twists. The violence needed for a murder mysteries is not graphic or over done for shock. It’s just well written & very well narrated... I highly recommend this book #audible1

  • Drums of Autumn

  • Written by: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 296

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Davina Porter is delightful!

  • By Stacey Nichols on 2017-12-15

Diana Gabaldon is a master

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

Diana Gabaldon is an absolute master at story telling... she takes you there with her vivid description of sights, sounds, smells. The entire Outlander series is my absolute favourite... I listen yo them over and over. Davina Porter is a genius at narrative. I highly recommend this series #audible1

  • What Remains of Heaven

  • Written by: C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

From the start, St. Cyr's mission is sensitive: finding out who killed the bishop of London, a leading candidate for archbishop of Canterbury, in the crypt of the same country church where the mummified body of another murder victim was discovered only hours earlier. It becomes downright dangerous once the charismatic viscount unearths the surprising connection between the men as well as the many powerful enemies with motives for their murder - including his own father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully written

  • By Karen Lowe Gillespie on 2018-09-07

Wonderfully written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-07

Masterfully narrated! I looked into this series simply because Davina Porter was the narrator...she is superb at accents & pulls you directly into the story with her. I was extremely happy to find out that as well as the narrative the books are fantastic historical mysteries! Twists, turns, love interests ... it’s got it all! If you loved the a Outlander series then try the Sebastian St Cyr series

  • Where Serpents Sleep

  • Written by: C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

London, 1812. The brutal slaughter of eight young prostitutes in a house of refuge near Covent Garden leaves only one survivor - and one witness: Hero Jarvis, reform-minded daughter of the prince regent's cousin, Lord Jarvis. When the Machiavellian power broker quashes any official inquiry that might reveal his daughter's unorthodox presence, Hero launches an investigation of her own and turns to Sebastian St. Cyr, viscount Devlin, for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historically wonderful

  • By Karen Lowe Gillespie on 2018-08-08

Historically wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-08

A great series. I’m really enjoying this series, this book was particularly good. Lots of twists turns, intrigue and even Romance... can’t wait to see how the relationships unfold in the next book.

  • Choosing the Highlander

  • Highland Wishes, Book 3
  • Written by: Jessi Gage
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

As a mechanical engineer in 1981 Chicago, Connie designs plumbing systems. She has also designed her life to perfection, right down to the man she hopes to marry. But when Mr. Right proposes, she can't say yes. A head-clearing vacation brings her to the Scottish Highlands, where her free-spirited twin wishes for Connie to find true love. Neither sister expects the wish to send Connie hurtling 500 years into the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great light summer read

  • By Karen Lowe Gillespie on 2018-07-30

Great light summer read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-30

A very cute story. I liked it because it wasn’t to cheesy or predictable as these type of books usually are. Imaginative and well written ... read the series.

  • Wishing for a Highlander

  • Highland Wishes, Volume 1
  • Written by: Jessi Gage
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the 16th-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some familiar ideas

  • By Karen Lowe Gillespie on 2018-07-24

Some familiar ideas

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-24

A few of the ideas in this book are a little reminiscent of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander , which was definitely written first. It’s a cute light read though.

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  • When Gods Die

  • Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 2
  • Written by: C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The young wife of an aging marquis is found murdered in the arms of the Prince Regent. Around her neck lies a necklace said to have been worn by Druid priestesses - that is, until it was lost at sea with its last owner, Sebastian St. Cyr's mother. Now Sebastian is lured into a dangerous investigation of the marchioness's death - and his mother's uncertain fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series!

  • By Karen Lowe Gillespie on 2018-07-15

Fantastic series!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-15

Brighton, England, 1811. The beautiful wife of an aging Marquis is found dead in the arms of the Prince Regent. Draped around her neck lies an ancient necklace with mythic origins--and mysterious ties to Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin. Haunted by his past, Sebastian investigates both the Marchioness's death and his own possible connection to it--and discovers a complex pattern of lies and subterfuge. With the aid of his lover, Kat Boleyn, and a former street urchin now under his protection, Sebastian edges closer to the killer. And when one murder follows another, he confronts a conspiracy that threatens his own identity...and imperils the monarchy itself.
Another superb performance by Davina Porter, she is masterful with accents & in my opinion the best narrator in the business.