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Lady M

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  • It Happened One Season

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacquie D'Alessandro, and others
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (87)

    Four amazing talents have come together to create one of the most unforgettable events of the year. The results are spectacular - each story is as unique as a lover's first kiss.

    Kimberly says: "Another great one, but..."
    "Variety of Stories with the Same Theme!"
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    All talented authors, but I liked the second story, by Mary Balogh, the best. The stories were enhances by the performances of both Simon Prebble and Anne Flosnik.

    THE THEME: A handsome hero returns from war, battle-scarred and world-weary. But family duty calls and he must find a bride.

    A young lady facing yet another season without a suitor never expects to find herself the object of his affections.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Rogue of My Own: Reid Family, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Johanna Lindsey
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    How does an innocent lady find herself forced to wed a royal spy who seduced her – by mistake? For Lady Rebecca Marshall, a whirlwind of passion and excitement begins when, to her mother’s great delight, she becomes a maid of honor at the court of Queen Victoria. Rebecca’s mother sees this appointment as a golden opportunity for Rebecca to make a good match. At court, Rebecca innocently steps into the rivalry between the queen’s spymaster and the noblewoman in charge of the maids.

    Amazon Customer says: "TRULY ENJOYABLE"
    "Intrigue at Queen Victoria's Court"
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    This is an older book, but a good one. The charming and devastatingly handsome Marquis, Rupert St. John, is a spymaster for Queen Victoria. He leads a double life and trusts no-one.

    Lady Rebecca Marshall is the newest maid of honor in the Queen's court and is sent to Rupert's superior's room by the noblewoman in charge of the maids of honor to look for letters or anything incriminating. Believing she is ultimately doing it for the Queen, Rebecca does her bidding, and gets caught by Rupert St. Johns. St. John is aware the noblewoman is using the maids to spy on powerful courtiers for nefarious reasons of her own, and believes Rebecca is a willing participant.

    After Rebecca learns more about the noblewoman she questions the Lady's actions, and tells her she will not do it again. But having caught her once, Rupert does not believe anything Rebecca says, and when she goes to his room to warn him, he seduces her. Although Rebecca was an innocent Rupert remains hard-hearted and attributes wrong motives for her being there.

    Johanna Lindsey is a very talented author, and Rosalyn Landor a great performer. The length of the book is just right for an evenings entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Phantom Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Mansfield
    • Narrated By Morag Sims
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    After scandalizing London with her improper behavior and jilting two suitors, Nell Belden is about to do it again. This time she rejects the very wealthy, utterly insufferable nobleman her financially strapped guardians have been pressuring her to marry. Banished to their isolated Cornwall estate, Nell is awakened one night by an unusual apparition.

    Lady M says: "Sometimes You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs...."
    "Sometimes You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs...."
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    ..until you find a prince. "The Phantom Lover" is a prince of a book. It's the story of Captain Henry Thorne, sixth earl of Thornbury, who has returned to his crumbling family seat to live in isolation after being wounded in the war against Napoleon. MIA Henry feels his life is over, all his dreams of marrying his beautiful fiancé and plans for the future are destroyed by cannon fire. He doesn't want anyone to know he is still alive other than the caretakers of his isolated Cornwall estate, who cared for him as a boy. Out of love, they will do anything for the Earl, even if it means hiding him from the world and turning away unwanted visitors.

    Nell Belden rejects the very wealthy, utterly insufferable nobleman her financially strapped guardians (Henry Thorne's uncle, who gambles away his monthly allowance willed to him by his brother and Henry's grandfather; and his high society wife who lives to give lavish parties) have been pressuring her to marry. They love Nell, but need the money an advantages marriage would bring them, so they banish Nell to their isolated Cornwall estate after she scandalizes London with her improper behavior and jilting three suitors. They hope the isolation of Cornwall will bring Nell to here senses and compel her to do her 'duty' by them.

    The caretakers of the Cornwall estate try to get rid of Nell and Henry's aunt, who has accompanied her to Cornwall. But Nell does not discourage easy, so the caretakers have no other option than to let them stay. Henry hatches a plan to send them back to London, but he doesn't count on Nell's tenacity.

    Morag Sims gave a good performance.

    Good clean entertainment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Gun for Hire

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jo Goodman
    • Narrated By Tom Zingarelli
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Former cavalryman Quill McKenna takes pride in protecting the most powerful man in Stonechurch, Colorado: Mr. Ramsey Stonechurch himself. But the mine owner has enemies, and after several threats on his life, mines, and family, Quill decides to hire someone to help guard the boss' daughter. Only problem is the uncontrollable attraction he feels toward the fiery-haired woman who takes the job.

    R. York says: "I loved it!!"
    "A Good One!"
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    Interesting characters make "This Gun For Hire" a keeper.

    The beginning setting is in the salon of a house of ill repute where Quill McKenna stops to get a drink and is mesmerized by a dark haired 'lady of the night' who seems to be waiting for someone as her eyes take in the room, paying him no attention. One of the 'girls' approaches Quill and asks his name. He says, Quill McKenna. She says, what kind of name is Quill? He says, "mine"! (it loses something in the telling, but the exchange made me chuckle) Then a big man with an air of danger about him comes in; the man 'she' was waiting for. A hush falls across the room as the big man takes her upstairs. Quill fears for the dark haired girl and goes up after them. Events following Quill's ascension to the girls room where he hears a commotion and knocks on the girl's door had me laughing out loud.

    Some parts move a little slow, but for the most part it keeps the listener engaged wondering who is behind the attempts on Quill's employers life and the accidents befalling his daughter.

    Tom Zingarelli has a nice speaking voice and does women voices well. I enjoyed his performance.

    This Gun For Hire has humor, mystery and romance--an entertaining listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death on the Nile

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (368)

    John Moffatt stars as the famous Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of one of Christie's most popular novels. Linnet Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a devoted husband, she has everything anyone could wish for. But as the happy couple set out on an idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile, storm clouds are gathering. Linnet's former friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, follows her and Simon wherever they go and Linnet senses she is in danger.

    Lady M says: "Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot"
    "Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot"
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    Poirot is one of Christie's most famous and long-lived characters, appearing in 33 novels and more than 50 short stories published between 1920 and 1975. He has been portrayed on radio, on screen, for films and television. I have read, watched, and listened to this unique dandified detective solve crimes for years, and always enjoy him. I also enjoy Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.

    Although I have seen "Death On The Nile" on television it has been a long time ago and I enjoyed listening to it again. I never tire of Christie's unique detective stories. They are interesting without the blood and gore of most modern detectives. If you are one who likes to follow the clues to try to discover who the killer is before he/she is revealed you'll enjoy "Death On The Nile" with its trail of suspects.

    When Agatha Christie audiobooks are on sale they're a given for me. Her short stories are a nice break from the 10 -12 hour books I normally listen to. I've always enjoyed a good whodunit, and Christie leads the rest.

    If you've never heard her stories "Death On The Nile" would be a good one to start with. It's a keeper.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Perils of Pursuing a Prince: Desperate Debutantes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Julia London
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (85)

    From New York Times best-selling author Julia London comes the second novel in her irresistibly romantic Desperate Debutantes trilogy, in which three suddenly destitute aristocratic young ladies must resort to desperate means to keep up appearances...and find the husbands of their dreams.

    Cam says: "Got goose bumps listening to the story"
    "Ann Flosnik Gave a Great Performance"
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    Julie London is a very talented author, and although well written the story fell short. There was always the expectation of something going to happen that kept me listening to the end - a mystery to be unveiled.

    The heroine was a naive and confused young lady. The hero a powerful man, with low self-esteem.

    Explicit sexual content.

    Ann Flosnik carried the story with her excellent performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Nights with the Duke

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (101)

    As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him - so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

    Tracy T says: "He's an A-Hole. She's overly insecure, Not good."
    "Love Eloisa James Writing Style"
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    I have listen to some books recently that weren't bad, but from the beginning you can tell "Four Nights with the Duke" was written by an experienced and extremely talented author.

    As a 15 year old girl Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington fell in love with the future Duke of Pinder, Evander Septimus Brody, and writes him a secret love poem, which falls into his and his buddy's hands at a party given by Evander's parents, the Duke and Duchess of Pinder. Unknown to the boys who are ridiculing her, Emilia is listening from her hidden position behind the sofa. When she can't take it any more she jumps up, grabs her poem and tears it up, declaring she would not marry Evander if he was the last man on earth.

    Thirteen years later finds Emilia blackmailing Evander, now the Duke of Pinder, into marriage. Believing she has loved and wanted him all these years, he adds a caveat to the marriage contract to punish her. He will withhold himself from her, granting her four nights per year, enough time to beget an heir.

    Susan Duerden gave a great performance; she does male voices well.

    Warning: explicit lust scenes.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Once Upon Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Becky Lee Weyrich
    • Narrated By Ginger Cornish
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In the arms of Union Soldier Hunter Breckinridge, Clair Sumner finds love both true and impossible. In a century that isn’t her own, she lives another woman's life, and loves another woman's husband. As she's haunted by visions of an eerie moonbow, Clair must risk her past and future for a passion that spans two worlds, and a love stronger than time itself.

    Lady M says: "Strange Story of Deep Abiding Love"
    "Strange Story of Deep Abiding Love"
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    "Once upon Forever" is like no other book I've read/listen to. Although utterly unrealistic the author was able to keep me engaged. Traveling through time the heroine's love spanned over 100 years; for a Yankee Officer and a Navy Pilot.

    The book was solemn for the most part, but there were a couple of character that lived in the Kentucky hill country that brought humor into it. Especially the moonshine and coffin maker who believed two raccoons were his mother and father.

    Ginger Cornish gave a good performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady at Arms

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tamara Leigh
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah Agliotta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Lizanne Balmaine has spent years honing her skills at arms, determined she will never again be at the mercy of any man. When she comes face to face with the one who stole her future, she seizes the opportunity to exact revenge. Soon he is her prisoner, at her mercy. But something is different about him, something that makes her question her purpose. Is it possible a man can be so changed? More, can she right the wrong that could lay ruin to her family?

    Lady M says: "Thinking Out Of The Box"
    "Thinking Out Of The Box"
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    Tamara Leigh's story about revenge is not your cookie cutter historical romance. It is about a Lady who for years prepares, by honing her warrior skills, to avenge the wrongs carried out against her family; and to protect herself from being ravaged by men. Without considering the ramifications of her actions to her family and home she imprisons a peer of the realm; the man she holds responsible for the attach on her family and her person. A man held in esteem by the king.

    Great performance by Mary Sarah Ogliotta.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Release: Blakewell/Kenleigh Family, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Pamela Clare
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    For five pounds sterling, the convict was hers. Though Cassie hated the slave trade, her Virginia plantation demanded the labor, and she knew this fevered man would surely die if she left him. But as his wounds healed, and as his muscled chest bronzed from the sun, Cassie realized Cole Braden was far more dangerous than his papers had indicated - for he could steal her breath with a glance or lay siege to her senses with a touch.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Wonderful Story and Narration"
    "Exceptional Author - Story - Narration!"
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    One of the best books I've listen to in a long time--NOT your cookie-cutter historical romance story.

    The author brings her characters to life - makes you love some and hate others. Pamela Clare has the ability to transport you back in time; to clearly picture the people and setting. The clarity with which she portrays the era, it's prejudices' , injustices, etc. is truly remarkable.

    Kaleo Griffith gave a terrific performance; the presentation of women, men and children voices, the accents were easily distinguishable and brought them to life. It was a perfect marriage of author and narrator.

    I can't see anyone who enjoys historical romance not LOVING this book. Although the sexual content is detailed, it flows within the telling of the story of Cassie (plantation owner) and Alec (wealthy shipping magnet and indentured servant).

    I highly recommend "Sweet Release".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaw Takes a Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Susan Page Davis
    • Narrated By Aimee Lilly
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Johnny Paynter flees Denver to escape being hanged for a murder he didn't commit. Posing as his recently deceased brother, Mark, Johnny discovers that Mark's mail-order bride is on her way to be wed. Seeing no other option, Johnny makes a fateful decision to go through with the wedding - as Mark.

    Lady M says: "Very Detailed, Sweet Romance"
    "Very Detailed, Sweet Romance"
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    Johnny Paynter hadn't seen his brother in 5 years, but when he thought he would be hanged for a murder he did not commit he and his friend Cam headed to Texas. They planned to hide out at his brother, Mark's, until things could be straightened out in Denver.

    Upon arriving in Texas Johnny finds Mark dead with two bullet holes in his chest, his house ransacked and his horses gone. When Johnny goes into town he is mistaken for Mark, so he decides to keep up the masquerade, pretending to be Mark even to the point of marrying Mark's mail-order bride, Sally. Sally knows something is wrong when "Mark" does not act like the man she has been corresponding with, but without money and in a strange town she has no other options than to go through with the wedding.

    "The Outlaw Takes a Bride" is a clean, sweet romantic story.

    Aimee Lilly did a good job distinguishing voices of both men and women.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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