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Susan

Timmins, ON, Canada | Member Since 2009

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  • A Matter of Class

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mary Balogh
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    Reginald Mason is wealthy, refined, and, by all accounts, a gentleman. However, he is not a gentleman by birth, a factor that pains him and his father, Bernard Mason, within the Regency society that upholds station over all else. That is, until an opportunity for social advancement arises, namely, Lady Annabelle Ashton.

    Susan says: "Wonderful romance with a twist"
    "Wonderful romance with a twist"
    Overall

    I am a long-time Mary Balogh fan and have been getting a little tired of her stories of late. However, this book reminded me of why she is so great. Wonderful romance with a twist. The narrator did take a little getting used to, but I quickly got passed that and would happily listen to Anne Flosnik again. Well worth the purchase price and four of my happiest hours spent this Christmas...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • When Beauty Tamed the Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (429)

    Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty... Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman. Linnet is not just any woman. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love - in just two weeks. She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees.

    Elizabeth says: "Witty banter, sexy story, good fun"
    "Wonderful book..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was facing a dreary weekend of housework and chores. Bought this book. Completed my housework and chores lost in the wonderful world Eloisa James created. Definitely worth the credit...lovely story, beautiful writing, definitely a must for those who enjoy this genre.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Venetia

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (168)

    Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community.

    Judith says: "Great, but too bad it is abridged"
    "Wonderful!"
    Overall

    I would listen to Richard Armitage read the dictionary his voice is so wonderful. The fact that I actually forgot it was Richard Armitage reading and was swept away by the wonderful Georgette Heyer story, the characters she created and Mr. Armitage gave life to was an absolute bonus.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Cinderella Deal

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (268)

    Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs to have a fiancée in order to capture his dream job, and Daisy is game to play the role. But something funny happens on their way to the altar that changes everything.

    Laura says: "The Listener"
    "Great escapism"
    Overall

    If you like romance, try this book--well-narrated, well-written, and well worth the price!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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