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Eileen

Swanton, MD, United States

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  • Ten Things I Love About You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (513)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (270)

    Sebastian Grey is a devilishly handsome rogue with a secret. Annabel Winslow's family voted her The Winslow Most Likely to Speak Her Mind and The Winslow Most Likely to Fall Asleep in Church. Sebastian's uncle is the Earl of Newbury, and if he dies without siring an heir, Sebastian inherits everything. Lord Newbury detests Sebastian and will stop at nothing to prevent this from happening....

    Eileen says: "Very Clever & Entertaining"
    "Very Clever & Entertaining"
    Overall

    I love Julia Quinn's writing! Not only is she humorous and interesting, she creates characters that you want to know and wish you knew better. Sebastian Gray is a delight, as is the heroin and many of the other characters. The story is light, fun and a joy to listen to. It's great to listen to because there isn't a lot of the vulgar description or language that I find detracts from other author's stories. The story is believable and makes the reader want to go back to the time of the ton... even just for a peak. If you enjoy a good period romance, you will very much enjoy this offering.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Heart and Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated By Sile Bermingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (69)

    With the insight, humor, and compassion we have come to expect from her, Maeve Binchy tells a story of family, friends, patients, and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old and the new Ireland.

    Brenda says: "Sorry Meave"
    "A Touching Story with Wonderful Characters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As usual, Maeve Binchy has written yet another wonderful story that encompasses some of her past characters and introduces you to new ones you'll enjoy just as much. I can't explain how she does it, but she makes every story funny, interesting and heartfelt. I've never read one of her books that I didn't feel a loss when it came to an end. This particular book takes place at a heart clinic and as usual, the story is woven through the lives of the characters. If you like Maeve Binchy, you won't be disappointed. Let's face it... are we ever? :D

    It's not necessary but you may want to read Scarlett Feather and/or Night of Rain and Stars first. That way you will know many of the characters and have a more in depth background of their lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Happens in London

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (817)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (542)

    When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.

    Donna says: "Brilliant"
    "Absolutely Perfect!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Of all the romance novels I've listened to, this is my absolute favorite. It has everything, Great Dialog, Wonderful Characters, Lots of Humor and of course... Romance. I can't say enough about the performance and the story. I loved Olivia & Harry and Sebastian is just hysterical! This is a laugh out loud joyride. Highly Recommended!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mine Till Midnight: The Hathaways, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (971)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (527)

    When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the intricacies of the ton. Even more challenging: the attraction she feels for the tall, dark, and dangerously handsome Cam Rohan.

    Amazon Customer says: "Missing part of the story. NOT unabridged"
    "Great, but too much explicit sex for my liking"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love the Hathaway Series! I love the characters and the stories are interesting and well developed, but, jeez there's just too much sex in this one. Every other scene Amelia and Cam are at it again! I got to the point where I'd groan "Oh man, not again!" If I'd had the ability to fast forward through these scenes I would of. Don't get me wrong, I'm not the least bit prudish, but pleeease! "Too much information!!!" I would enjoy the romance scenes more if Lisa could leave something to the imagination. How about a few scenes of dialog before "Hathaways Gone Wild" starts up again :)

    I do love the story and I especially love Cam and Maripen. The addition of this aspect makes the stories so interesting that I can listen to them over and over. All the characters are wonderful and I highly recommend this book and all the other ones in this series. Lots of laughs as well as high drama. A perfect mix.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (763)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (485)

    Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society – and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.

    Amazon Customer says: "Addictive"
    "Very Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    After the first 10 minutes, I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to like this book, but I ended up really enjoying the characters, the story and nearly everything about it. I didn't like the "bet" (don't want to spoil the story) and I thought the hero could of been much more decent and gentlemanly about that, but I ended up really liking the story and will definately listen to it again at a later date.

    I especially like the stories that include humor and quirky characters. If you liked the dialog from Leo in the Hathaway Series or Sebastian in "What Happens in London", you will like this book.



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Because You're Mine: Capitol Theatre Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (253)

    Lady Madeline Matthews would rather shame herself than sacrifice her freedom – which is why, to avoid a marriage to an aging, lecherous lord, she seeks out the company of Logan Scott. A torrid affair with the notorious womanizer would surely condemn her in the eyes of good society.Though a legend in the bedchamber, Logan is, in truth, an intensely private man tormented by past betrayals. Now a forward little minx is disrupting his life with her vibrant charm and unspoiled beauty, a high-spirited enchantress completely at sea in London’s sophisticated whirl.

    Caitland says: "Engaging characters, too much conflict"
    "Logan Scott is a complete ass."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love Lisa Kelypas and although this book has a good story (although somewhat implausible) and has some nice surprises, That said, I hated the character of Logan Scott so much that it basically ruined the story for me. I don't care how scarred he is, he is just so terrible to poor Madelyn that I can't imagine anyone having the patience not to tell him where to go. (At times I had a hard time listening without screaming at Madelyn to stand up for herself!) Worth a listen, but beware the ass masquerading as the hero.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The older actress who takes Madelyn in.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Rosalyn Landor! She makes all the books she reads so interesting!!! I love how she can do both male and female voices that are completely convincing!!!


    Was Because You're Mine worth the listening time?

    I guess so


    Any additional comments?

    Read the Hawthorne Series and Wallflower Series. They are both WONDERFUL!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    What Agatha expected to be a sparkling modern marriage in the middle of the romantic Cotswolds is turning out to be anything but. James Lacey, the love of her life, is proving to be a most irritated husband; he does not approve of her turning the laundry pink, and is equally censorious of take-away dinners. In turn, Agatha is quite put out by suggestions that James has been frequenting the company of his ex-lover, Melissa.

    Mary says: "Unlikely Heroine"
    "Typically Agatha"
    Overall

    I would imagine that this was the first (and from her review... the last) Agatha Raisin mystery Jeanne from Bethesda has ever listened to. I have read or listened to nearly all of the books in this series and I found them to be lighthearted, charming and witty. While reading the first book, Quiche of Death, I was very unsure that I could warm to the character of Agatha, but eventually she does grow on you. My advice is to read the books in order, or at least read some of the few before moving on to this one. It helps to know the character's personalities, backgrounds and idiosyncrasies in order to really enjoy the story. Perhaps Agatha isn't for everyone but if you like a cozy, humorous mystery, with a flawed heroine, you will love all the Agatha Raisen Mysteries.(My favorite in this series was A R and the Haunted House. I actually laughed out loud quite a few times while reading that one.)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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