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LilMissMolly

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  • Let's Fall in Love: A Romance Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Pauline Baird Jones
    • Narrated By Kamryn Russell
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    (5)
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    >An all-new short story and three previously released short romance stories. This collection includes "Let's Fall in Love", "Falling for her Alien", "Almost Over You", and "Wanting Willa".

    LilMissMolly says: "Delightful romance anthology"
    "Delightful romance anthology"
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    Let's Fall in Love: A Romance Collection is exactly what it professes to be, an anthology of romance short stories. I found three of the four stories delightful and the fourth one average.

    My favorite was “Wanting Willa,” which is reminiscent of the movie Pretty Woman. The story is about Max who is a billionaire who has never been in love, but has had several mistresses over the years. On a lark, he slums it and eats at a diner for lunch, where he meets the fry cook, Willa. Never having experienced anyone like Willa before, he engages in a platonic relationship after she turns down the offer of becoming his next mistress. After Max takes the time to really get to know her, he finally learns to love. 5 Stars.

    “Let’s Fall in Love” is also a sweet story that centers on Nic and his personal assistant Lexie. Nic hired the dowdy Lexie to keep him from becoming romantically involved with her. Unfortunately Nic and Lexie sizzle every time they are together. She keeps up the disinterested façade for a whole 9 months before they eventually elope to Vegas. Unfortunately, the parents share a history that neither Lexie nor Nic knew about. 5 Stars.

    “Falling for her Alien” is also a cute story set in the future. The heroine is definitely a nerdy girl who’s more comfortable programming computers than communicating with people. In order to secure a treaty between Earth and an out of this world community, she agrees to marry someone she has only met once. 4 Stars.

    And finally, there is “Almost Over You” about a couple going through a divorce due to the infidelity of the husband. Despite this, Liz still loves him but is too proud to let him see how upset she is with his engagement to his mistress even before they are divorced. 3 Stars.

    Kamryn Russell’s narration was good. She had good pace and tone and different voices for male and female characters. In short, these short stories were a perfect way to keep me entertained during my commute to and from work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dangerous and Unseemly: A Concordia Wells Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By K.B. Owen
    • Narrated By Becket Royce
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    The year is 1896, and college professor Concordia Wells has her hands full: teaching classes, acting as live-in chaperone to a cottage of lively female students, and directing the student play, Macbeth. But mystery and murder are not confined to the stage, especially when the death of Concordia's sister, Mary, appears to be foul play. To make matters worse, the women's college is plagued by malicious pranks, arson, money troubles, and the apparent suicide of a college official.

    Gayle says: "Fascinating "Cozy" Mystery"
    "Historical mystery keeps you unaware till the end!"
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    Dangerous and Unseemly: A Concordia Wells Mystery is a captivating story written by K.B. Owen. I have to admit that at first I wasn't sure what to make of the story and it took me a couple chapters to get into it. I'm so glad I kept with it! There are several layers to this story and there are several mysteries solved. It's the mystery book that keeps on giving until the very end!

    The story centers on the title character, Concordia Wells, who is a college professor at an all womens college in 1896. She not only teaches several classes, she is a live-in chaperone to a bunch of college students, and directs the senior play. From almost the beginning of the book we know the college is experiencing money troubles, mean-spirited pranks, and the apparent suicide of the college's accountant. If that were not enough, there is arson, the suspicious death of her sister, and two potential suitors for Concordia's affection.

    I listened to the Audible version of this book narrated by Becket Royce. Beckett did a fantastic job, keeping me entertained throughout. She has different voices for each character, both male and female, and her characterizations were very engaging. Great job!

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  • He Taught Me to Hope: Darcy and the Young Knight's Quest

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By P. O. Dixon
    • Narrated By Pearl Hewitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
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    (9)
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    What if Elizabeth is promised to another when she meets Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the one man who captures her heart and imagination like no other? What's more, Darcy has an entanglement of his own--an engagement of a peculiar kind. As dire as their chance for "happily ever after" seems, there is a measure of hope by way of a strong and enduring bond between them ...

    LilMissMolly says: "Wonderful Darcy & Elizabeth story!"
    "Wonderful Darcy & Elizabeth story!"
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    He Taught Me to Hope: Darcy and the Young Knight's Quest is a delightful alternative telling of how Elizabeth and Darcy meet and eventually fall in love. The story starts with Elizabeth marrying a young man of a wealthy family at age 17. Soon after, Elizabeth is widowed and 9 months later she gives birth to a healthy baby boy whom she names Ben. Flash forward five years when Elizabeth returns to Longbourn after the death of her father-in-law. At the behest of her father, Elizabeth becomes engaged to Mr. Collins out of a sense of duty -- to provide a future for her mother and sisters, and to secure a father figure for Ben.

    Ben is simply adorable! He's imaginative and wise beyond his years. Ben's favorite past time is exploring the woods around Longbourn. On one such exploration he meets Mr. Darcy. Ben introduces himself as Sir Lancelot and Darcy plays along and says that he is King Arthur. Darcy's relationship with Ben is endearing. He lets Ben be imaginative, and basically falls in love with Ben before he realizes that Ben is Elizabeth’s son.

    Like in Jane Austen's book, Darcy and Elizabeth meet at the Meryton Assembly. Their eyes meet across the crowded room and both of them feel an instant attraction. Throughout most of the book Darcy tries to persuade Elizabeth that Mr. Collins is all wrong for her, and after her broken engagement, Darcy persuades her to marry him. Darcy's feelings for Elizabeth never waiver and are steadfast.

    I listened to the Audible version of this story narrated by Pearl Hewitt. She did an outstanding job, providing distinct and consistent voices for all characters, young and old. Pearl's narration certainly contributed to my enjoyment of this book. Great job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mister Darcy's Dogs: Pride and Prejudice Contemporary Novella (Mister Darcy Series by Barbara Silkstone) (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Barbara Silkstone
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
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    (5)
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    Jane Austen's beloved characters return in this novella, a contemporary variation on Pride and Prejudice, one of the most popular novels in English literature. Doctor Lizzie Bennet, struggling against her conservative English countryside upbringing, determines to prove her worth as a dog psychologist. Nothing will deter her from her career until she meets the uppity and oh-so mysterious Londoner, Mister Darcy.

    erobbins33 says: "A fun romp through the English countryside"
    "Fun and frolic with Lizzie, Darcy and two pups!"
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    Mr. Darcy's Dogs is a very cute, tongue in cheek update on the classic Pride and Prejudice novel by Jane Austen. In this retelling, Lizzie Bennet is a doctor (presumably from earning a Ph.D.) who is working as a dog psychologist. Our first glimpse of Lizzie is at a Westminster-type Dog Show where she is known as a "dog whisperer." Mister Darcy hires Lizzie to train two basset hound pups to fox hunt and mayhem ensues.

    Karen Krause’s narration is simply fantastic. She really brings the characters to life, using a variety of accents and giving each character their own distinct voice. She is also able to switch genders and generations with ease.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Time and Again: Book 1 in the History Mystery Series

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Deborah Heal
    • Narrated By Michelle Babb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (16)
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    Abby Thomas is spending the summer in a run-down old house with a bratty pre-teen named Merrideth she is supposed to tutor. Not a dream job. But it does come with perks. There's John Roberts, a devastatingly attractive neighbor who is almost too wonderful to be real. And there's the new computer program Beautiful Houses - also too amazing to be real. No one knows how it works, but with it she can rewind and fast-forward the lives of all the people who ever lived in the house, including Charlotte Miles.

    Michelle C. Horst says: "loved it!"
    "Listen to this story Time and Again!"
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    Time and Again is a great story that draws you in immediately. The ending will leave you eagerly anticipating the next story. Thankfully there is!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rogue: The Rogues of Ravensmuir, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Claire Delacroix
    • Narrated By Ashley Klanac
    Overall
    (8)
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    (8)
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    Dear Reader: Seductive and mysterious, Merlyn was the laird of Ravensmuir - never had a man so stirred my body and soul. I gave myself to him - willingly, trustingly, passionately - and we soon wed. Then a horrible revelation emerged, shattering my innocence and my marriage... Five years later, Merlyn returned to my doorstep, desperate for my help. The scoundrel swore he was haunted by memories of me, that a treasure locked in Ravensmuir could clear his name.

    heather says: "An intriguing blend of love, betrayal, & mystery!"
    "Love, mystery and intrigue mingle in medieval Scotland."
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    The Rogue by Claire Delacroix is the first book in the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy. Originally published in 2002, it received a glorious upgrade in the form of an audio edition narrated by Ashley Klanac. It features a mysterious hero, an opinionated heroine and a mystery subplot - all set in medieval Scotland. What's not to love?

    The story centers around Merlyn of Ravensmuir Castle and his feisty wife Ysabella. After just a few weeks of marriage, she discovers his family is involved in a not so legitimate business and she leaves him, returning to her maternal home in Kinfairlie village. Flash forward five years and Merlyn needs Ysabella's help because someone is trying to kill him. Ysabella agrees to help him only after he tells her the whole truth of what he's been hiding all these years.

    This story is Gothic in tone, told in the first person from Ysabella's viewpoint. If I have any complaint about this book is that it took more than half the book before we find out what was so terrible that made Ysabella leave Merlyn. But, I really enjoyed the mystery and intrigue of the story as the two lovers uncover the secrets of Ravensmuir. With both of them keeping secrets from each other until the very end of the story, they are a perfect match for each other!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I'm Not Talking about You, of Course: Quirky Essays for Quirky People, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Barbara Venkataraman
    • Narrated By Carrie Lee Martz
    Overall
    (9)
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    (9)
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    This work is a collection of humorous insights into important topics ranging from annoying pet people ("I’m Not Talking About You, of Course"), to analyzing your inner child ("Irrational Fears"), to living like the Amish in the aftermath of a hurricane ("A Jolt of Electricity").

    med c says: "Quirky essays"
    "Missing Erma Bombeck? Look no farther!"
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    I'm Not Talking about You, of Course: Quirky Essays for Quirky People, Book 1 is a collection of short essays of life's observations that is extremely funny and thoroughly enjoyable. All of the stories were well written and I could easily imagine my own quirky family in many of the scenes. It even includes a reference to Doctor Who!

    Barbara Venkataraman's writing style is very similar to the late Erma Bombeck, who could take the most mundane of tasks and make it sound entertaining. At almost one hour, this collection of essays was the perfect length for my commute to and from work.

    Carrie Lee Martz did a great job narrating. She reads with enthusiasm and spunk, both of which really contributed to my enjoyment of the collection. 

    Highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Coming Home for Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jenny Hale
    • Narrated By Teri Schnaubelt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
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    (27)
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    Christmas is a time for family... isn't it? Allie Richfield loves Christmas, so when she lands a job as House Manager for the amazing Ashford Estate - which includes organizing the Marley family festivities - she is in her element. With a budget bigger than her life savings and a team of staff, how hard can it be? As one-by-one she meets the Marleys, she’s about to find out... Allie’s new boss, Robert, might be gorgeous, but he’s also colder than the snow outside and refuses to come home for Christmas.

    med c says: "A christmas story"
    "Great story of true meaning of family!"
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    I just finished listening to Coming Home for Christmas, which is a grea story of the true meaning of family. The main theme of this story is that money clearly does not buy happiness. In a family born of "old money," we find three siblings: the workaholic older brother, the playboy world traveler youngest brother, and the country-club young mother whose husband is cheating on her. Obviously their wealth has lead to estrangement and no concept of reality.

    In comes Allie who is hired by the eldest as a house manager while he sells the family estate over the holiday season. Allie is a former nanny who soon ingratiates herself into the household and the hearts of all family members. Although financially poor, Allie's spirit and belief in the power of family is contagious and eventually brings the disfunctional family together.

    Teri Schnaubelt narrated and did a fantastic job. She had differing voices for all of the characters, including the young and elderly. Teri really enhanced my enjoyment of the story and I can't wait to listen to another of her productions. Well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Exiled

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By William Meikle
    • Narrated By Chris Barnes
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    When several young girls are abducted from various locations in Edinburgh, Detective John Granger and his brother Alan, a reporter, investigate the cases from different directions. The abductor is cunning, always one step ahead, and the only clue he leaves behind at each scene are the brutalized corpses of black swans.

    Jürgs says: "Who's riding with the black cob?"
    "Narration enhances Scottish crime thriller."
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    The Exiled written by William Meikle is a crime thriller set in Scotland, reminiscent of Jack the Ripper. Thankfully, I was well into the story when the horror begins, subtlety at first, which builds as the story progresses.

    The story centers around Detective John Granger and his news reporter brother, Alan. They investigate why little girls are disappearing from differing locations around Edinburgh. The perpetrator is always one step ahead of their investigation, and the only clue left behind at each scene are the brutalized remains of black swans. The investigation culminates at a farmhouse in Central Scotland, where John and Alan realize that the land of the Faerie is far too real. To catch the perpetrator, they must cross over into Elfheim.

    I listened to the Audible version of this story, narrated by Chris Barnes. His narration was flawless. His Scottish brogue really set the tone and tember for this crime thriller set in Edinburgh. Chris really brought the characters to life and brought an urgency to certain scenes when appropriate. Great job!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Expecting His Proposal: A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By P. O. Dixon
    • Narrated By Pearl Hewitt
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    (4)
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    (4)
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    In this diverting Pride and Prejudice short story, what if Darcy had not wounded Elizabeth's pride by insulting her at the Meryton assembly and had danced with her instead?

    LilMissMolly says: "Different take on Darcy's proposal -in a good way!"
    "Different take on Darcy's proposal -in a good way!"
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    I'm a huge Jane Austen fan, and Pride and Prejudice is the primary reason. I'm always hesitant to read "fan fiction" that attempts to rewrite what Miss Austen said so eloquently the first time. However, I just love narrator Pearl Hewitt. She has a spunk and sassiness in her readings that make listening very enjoyable. She enunciates with British sophistication with the best of them! So, when I saw that Pearl had a new narration of P.O. Dixon's Expecting His Proposal: A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story, I thought why not give it a try? I was pleasantly surprised with the story and glad I listened.

    The story is an alternative to the infamous first proposal. Thankfully, the whole Wickham misunderstanding is avoided in this story. Instead, the story starts off with Elizabeth's attraction to Darcy and how she looks forward to their meetings. P.O. Dixon does a very good job of weaving several of Austen's dialog passages into her own story- just placing them in a different context.

    I highly recommend this short story to anyone who enjoys Jane Austen and alternative scenarios.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diary of a Small Fish

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Pete Morin
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (7)
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    When Paul Forte is indicted by a federal grand jury, everyone suspects prosecutor Bernard (don’t call him “Bernie”) Kilroy has more on his mind than justice. Then the FBI agent in charge of Paul’s case gives him a clue to the mystery: Kilroy is bent on settling an old family score, and he’s not above breaking the law to do it.

    Jenny Orelle says: "Entertaining, Funny and Smart"
    "Entertaining and humorous legal mystery."
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    Diary of a Small Fish by Pete Morin is a wonderful legal "cozy" mystery. It's hard to classify this book because it is not a true mystery that normal cozy mysteries entail, but it has all the humor and familiarity of one. The story centers on Paul Forte, who is a charismatic, well-connected, former politician. After testifying at a grand jury, Paul soon finds himself on the receiving end of an indictment from a corrupt US Attorney. The "mystery" is: why is this US Attorney after Paul, whose only crime is playing golf with lobbyists at some of the most exclusive courses in the world?

    What is most appealing about Paul is that despite being raised in a privileged community, he is an ordinary compassionate guy. He falls in love with a blue collar artist, and is one of the most trustworthy person most people know. His motto is "play by the rules, love your comrades, and never cheat."

    I listened to the Audible version of this story, which was narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright. He uses a variety of voices, giving all characters their own unique voice. His narration brought the characters to life, completely drawing me into the story. Great job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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