Good friend, cynical but thoughtful. Astute observer of the socio-political scene.
And I have listened to over 200! And I like MC Beaton! This book was dull and, to me, incomprehensible. I can't tell you what it was about because I simply could not follow the story. I tried to slog through to the end but honestly, life is too short. Awful, confused, unfocused, un-compelling and boring. Well narrated, though.
Custom jewelry designer who listens to books while she works.
This was a mediocre story, it felt like it might go somewhere but nothing particularly exciting happened, overall unsatisfying.
Try this is you are a Regency fan - much fun - the later books are much the same (as with many series) but if you are good with predictable, listen on!
The story had so much promise, but it just became silly. A few of the characters were unlikeable
Yes. She is terrific.
A good narrator cannot save a unbelievable,silly story.
Fan of mystery & romance -- particularly of historical persuasion!"
Cute series of books. Almost everything narrated by Davina Porter is a winner in my mind, and this is no exception!
This was a very pleasant surprise. A lovely new turn for M.C Beaton. It has become one of my new favorites and I will definitely listen to it again.
This is a comedy of manners, reminiscent of Oscar Wilde. Lots of humor through tears, lots of nice historical details.
The first meeting of Lady Fortescue and Colonel.
It is light, enjoyable reading at its best.
I stumbled on this first book in the series and quickly purchased all titles in the series. It will have you laughing out loud while getting a new perspective of the historical period and how the everyday person lived. It is primarily humorous, very light historical romance. The characters are so diverse and cleverly portrayed! The backbone of the series is Lady Fortescue, a dowager in her 70's. There is the irascible Sir Philip, the elderly devoted colonel, the mousy Miss Tonks and other wonderful inhabitants of a group of genteel poor who cannot survive alone but band together to pool resources and scrape out a living. The series evolves as the characters surmount obstacles, find -and loose- security. This is a must listen!
Love the way Davina Porter takes this little story and makes it into something worth listening to. Sets up the series in a very strong manner with the Duke gets the girl out of the kitchen. What's in #2?
Yes, there are a number of characters and I would read again to make sure I had each of them in my mind correctly. Not too many that you can't keep track, but background details on each is what I would want to clarify better.
The concept of the "poor relations"
Not that I know of. I've listened to a number of audio books but do not generally pay attention to the narrator.
Loved the story. Lots of texture with cross genurations interacting. Great narration loved the accents dialects very talented narrator. Love Davina Porter. LoveLove love love this series.
And Im really not all that into regency novels. Not smutty just histerically funny.