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Jennifer

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  • Tempt Me at Twilight: Hathaways, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (628)
    Performance
    (362)
    Story
    (365)

    Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, though she longs for normalcy. Then fate leads to a meeting with Harry Rutledge, an enigmatic hotel owner and inventor with wealth, power, and a dangerous hidden life. When their flirtation compromises her own reputation, Poppy shocks everyone by accepting his proposal - only to find that her new husband offers his passion, but not his trust.

    Katheryne says: "The Hathaways crack me up!"
    "Hero is the sexiest of nearly all Kleypas heroes"
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    If you could sum up Tempt Me at Twilight in three words, what would they be?

    Harry Rutledge totally does it for me. Right up there with Sebastian Lord St. Vincent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tempt Me at Twilight?

    just read it.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    She's incredible. Both male and female voices right on. Characters completely distinguishable and lovely to listten to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I've listened to it twice so far. I like to savor them, if I can. But I did listen to this one pretty obsessively until it was finished.


    Any additional comments?

    sigh.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dreaming of You

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (441)
    Story
    (444)

    A prim, well-bred gentlewoman, Sara Fielding is a writer who puts pen to paper to create dreams. But now curiosity is luring her from the shelter of her country cottage into the dangerous world of Derek Craven – handsome, tough, and tenacious – and the most exciting man Sara has ever met.

    A User says: "Love it!"
    "Will do the trick if you're addicted to Kleypas..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    If you're addicted to Kleypas, then you must do what you must. But this book is not as brilliant as any in the Hawthorne or Wallflower series. The original pub date was early 90s and I'd guess it was written before K got her groove. The hero is a little too conflicted, though still sexy. Heroine likable enough. Rosalyn does a great job narrating. So, again, does it in a pinch, especially if you've already listened to Devil in Winter four times....


    Would you recommend Dreaming of You to your friends? Why or why not?

    no. would recommend others before this one.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    nothing


    Could you see Dreaming of You being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Devil in Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1166)
    Performance
    (758)
    Story
    (762)

    Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!

    Robbie says: "Easy 5 stars!"
    "the best ever hero"
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    What did you love best about Devil in Winter?

    The characters.


    What other book might you compare Devil in Winter to and why?

    The rest of the Wallflower series is great. He's just an amazing hero. I'm in love.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    oh my. I have so many in this one. I've already listened to it twice. Nope, can't choose. And don't want to be a spoiler.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    In a world....


    Any additional comments?

    St Vincent is hot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Second Sight: Arcane Society, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Amanda Quick
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (172)

    In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society's prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist.

    Susan says: "Great storyline, too!!"
    "Narration makes escape impossible"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    An engaging enough historical romance (first in the Arcane Society series) if it had been read by someone more talented. Minimal character development would have been an acceptable trade for the racy sex, but to have someone who sounds like my 8th grade catholic school principal (Sister Dorothy) read what is supposed to be red hot lovemaking is not my cup of tea. I tried to cope by imagining the words on the page, and then reading them again to myself, to no avail. Skip this one and buy the book. I'll be buying or borrowing the next in the series, because they're fun sexy 'thrillers' -- but the narration here makes escape impossible. Want something comparable (though less racy), but extremely well-read and compelling? Try one of these two historical romance/detective series: Amanda Peabody mysteries or Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia series. Excellent character development, plot and compelling romances, read by first rate narrators.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Powell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (273)

    Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art.

    jennifer says: "A Masterpiece on All Counts"
    "totallly devoid of plot"
    Overall

    Oy. Two facts emerge as, upon reflection, very telling about this "novel". #1: After three degrees in English, I had never heard of this author or novel series, until when searching for a new Simon Vance narration, I stumbled upon this new release. #2: When doing a superficial search before purchase, wikipedia spit up an entry on the longest (ie: wordiest) works of literature in the history of the written word. Ugh. I like long, rambling narrations as much as (MORE) than the next person, but this one lacks warmth, substance, humor (though the author tries to be funny), and plot. I'm midway through book two (of 3) of the first "movement" (of 12!), and honestly, even Vance's truly incredible narration can't make me continue. Dull Dull Dull Dull Dull Dull Dull Dull Dull Dull. (get it?) Dull Dull Dull Dull.......Though the phrase in the novel: "earmarking duchesses" is awesome - described as (in my words) the hungry look of someone scanning a room (at a dinner party for ex) for important people who can be of use.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (3199)
    Performance
    (1195)
    Story
    (1199)

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    David says: "Hang in there!"
    "Only complaint is that it ends."
    Overall

    Two hours left of listening and I am already missing this book. Samual Prebble (narrator) artfully manages 20 characters' voices. Susanna Clarke is a storyteller in every best sense of the word. If you like historical fiction (first two decades of 19th century), character-drvien plot (two main magicians and several well-formed ancillary characters), smart unselfconscious dialogue, all in a story long enough to become an environment that you can't wait to return to, listen to (or read) this book. My only compaint is that it ends.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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