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Arwen

AKA Arwen

Austin, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 39 purchased in 2014
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  • The Heiress

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Faye Adelle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (153)

    Suzette is not like other heiresses; she wants a poor husband, a gentleman who will be so grateful for her dowry that he will allow her access to it so that she can pay off her father's gambling debts. When this alluring beauty encounters Daniel Woodrow - handsome, titled, single, and even more impoverished than she could have hoped for - it seems Suzette's wildest dreams have come true. But Daniel has not been truthful.

    J-9 says: "Fleeced by Sands!!!"
    "Funny but"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I didn't realize it was the other side of The Countess. I was hoping for more Suzette and less other side of The Countess. The performance was excellent but at first I thought I was listening to a book I'd already read. I had to get around that first.

    I love Sands' writing and this was no exception. Just that I am not a fan of reading the same story twice--even if it is from a different character's POV.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1325)
    Performance
    (1214)
    Story
    (1220)

    Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

    But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Fans of the Parasol Protectorate, Rejoice!"
    "Top Notch"
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    Story

    I thoroughly enjoyed this foray into the same world as the Parasol Protectorate. It was fun to see familiar faces (if much younger) show up.

    This is set some 30? years before the Parasol Protectorate. I have to admit that I expected it to be about the daughter from those books so was thrown a bit at first. I kept trying to figure out why Sophronia's mother was so odd. :D

    Once I let go of that expectation, this story charmed. The narrator excelled at the delivery. I found that the voices were quite distinct.

    All in all, this book was a delightful romp!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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