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  • Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1313)
    Performance
    (963)
    Story
    (978)

    Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

    Emily - Audible says: "Juliet Stevenson is Simply Amazing"
    "My favorite book."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Persuasion to be better than the print version?

    Hard to choose. I have read the book many times. I found this audio version wonderfulI and I will be listening to it again in the near future.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Persuasion?

    Anne reading Captain Wentworth's letter and her reaction.


    What does Juliet Stevenson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is one of the best. She reads with passion and the voices for each character are just great.


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

    No need for one for this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Quality like the one in this audiobook has made me addicted already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Corinthian

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Georgina Sutton
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (114)

    The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

    Carol says: "Fun on the Run"
    "Another great experience!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Corinthian the most enjoyable?

    The narrator moves the story along very well. I read the book a while back and the audio experience is much better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked mostly Sir Richard. He was just as I pictured him when I read the book.


    Have you listened to any of Georgina Sutton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is my first experience. She did a great job with most of the characters; however, I was disappointed with Cedric's voice. I liked him in the book, but he sounded like a bore in the audio.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    My favorite part would be a "spoiler" so I will refrain from answering this question.


    Any additional comments?

    Lots of fun. I laughed outloud a few times and smiled quite often. I'm a Heyer fun and this one ranks in my top five. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys clean adventure and romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arabella

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

    Carol says: "Don't Believe the Synopsis"
    "Delightful !"
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    If you could sum up Arabella in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, witty and fun.


    What other book might you compare Arabella to and why?

    The Nonsuch also by Heyer. Poor girl, rich boy. Different plot but the same kind of engaging characters.


    What does Phyllida Nash bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to this book is a marvelous experience - one you cannot get by just reading it. Ms Nash is one of the best narrators for Heyer's books. She does men voices flawlessly and her mature women voices are also great; however, she made Arabella sound older than her 19 years, consequently, the image of the innocent debutant was hard to take for me. Regardless, I enjoyed it very much and will listen to it again soon. In fact, I just finished it and want to listen to it again - I will use restrain though and wait a little.


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

    You bet! Unfortunately, it took me two days to finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a favorite book of mine. I'm so glad that several Heyer books are coming out on audiobook. Hopefully, Pistols for Two and Simon the Coldheart will be coming very soon.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • April Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Eve Matheson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (84)

    When Lord Cardross married 18 year old Lady Helen he also undertook the task of staving off financial disaster for her father, and settled the more pressing gambling debts of her brother. Has Lady Helen only married him for his money?

    bookish327 says: "Not my favorite GH, but better on second listen"
    "Very entertaining"
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    Any additional comments?

    I read this book twice and loved it; however, this audio book is fantastic. The narrator brings most of the characters to life, making it a much better experience-- I would have enjoyed it even better if Cadross would have sounded more masculine. The narrator did a better job with the other male characters. Nell is a "pea goose" but a very lovable one. I know I will listen to the audio book again and I expect I'll laugh quite often.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Princess: Ascension Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gaelen Foley
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Wiley
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Darius Santiago is the King's most trusted man, a master spy and assassin. He is handsome, charming, and ruthless, but he has one weakness - the stunning Princess Serafina. She is all he has ever wanted and everything he cannot have. Serafina has worshipped Darius from afar her whole life, knowing that deep in the reaches of her soul-where she is not royalty but a flesh-and-blood woman-she belongs to this dangerous, untouchable man.

    Nena says: "Very romantic"
    "Very romantic"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a well written book with an interesting plot and engaging characters. In my opinion a bit more editing would have made it a five star story - I found it a bit repetitious. The narrator was good but could have been better.

    I will most probably listen to it again in a few months, but I will be fast forwarding through some parts.

    There is some steamy sex. I put this in my review as information for listeners who like or don't like this kind of book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Foundling

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (113)

    The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured 24 years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.

    Amanda says: "Rollicking Adventure"
    "Fun and full of wit!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I read this book a while ago and loved it. The experience was even better while listening to the audiobook. Ms. Nash does so well with the narration and the very distinct voices for each character. Heyer's writing is so wonderful that the 14 hours I spent listening to this book were worth it. All the characters are very well defined. I loved them all; however, Gilly was my favorite. I will be listening to it again in the near future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Friday's Child

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Eve Matheson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (180)

    This story of mistaken love is a romantic fiction set in the English Regency period. It centers on Lord Sheringham who has been rejected by the woman he loves but the woman who has secretly loved him since childhood is waiting.

    jaspersu says: "This is a good one from Heyer"
    "Delightful!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book so much that it's now one of my favorite Heyer novels. Eve Matheson's narration is superb. I had a hard time leaving it when I was half way through and having to wait to finish it - it is a bit longer than other Heyer books. I do recommend this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Darkness Brings

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By C. S. Harris
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    C.S. Harris’ best-selling Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries transport listeners back to the elegance and courtly drama of Regency England. When a wealthy diamond merchant turns up dead, Sebastian sets out to prove the innocence of the man accused - his former lover Kat’s husband. A missing gem seems to be the key, but as Sebastian traces its origins, he discovers unsettling ties to black magic.

    Lois says: "Wonderful historical mystery.....super series"
    "Love this series!"
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    Would you listen to What Darkness Brings again? Why?

    Yes. I'll let sometime go by before listening to it again. It is well written and the performance is good.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Just as the previous books in the series, this plot kept my interest to the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the bad guys are found out. I won't specify by giving away details.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoy the interaction between Sebastian and Hero.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe the author is making the main characters more mature and likable as the series continues. I look forward to the next one. I hope it will soon have the WS4VR feature.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pride And Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Emma Messenger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (263)

    Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet deals with the issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Austen at her wittiest.

    Adam says: "Hilarious"
    "One of my favorite books."
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    Where does Pride And Prejudice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It would have been at the top, but I did not like how the reader did most of the women voices. The men's voices were not great either. Mr. Collins grated in my ears to the extent that I almost gave up and tried to buy another version.


    What other book might you compare Pride And Prejudice to and why?

    Any other Jane Austen book. To me, she is the best.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked the narration. I very much disliked the voices for Mrs. Bennett, Lydia, and Elizabeth.


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

    No tag. It would not be needed.


    Any additional comments?

    This version is very inexpensive. I still recommend it, just keep in mind that, at times, the voices are hard on the ears.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Rose in Bloom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Returning to the "Aunt Hill" from a two-year trip around the world, 20-year-old Rose Campbell suddenly finds herself surrounded by male admirers, all expecting her to marry them! Rose is rich and pretty, and she suspects many of these suitors are more interested in her wealth than her dreams. But she is determined to live her own life and find her own love, despite the many plans of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Louisa May Alcott wrote this delightful sequel to Eight Cousins at the request of her many fans.

    Nena says: "Still a good book"
    "Still a good book"
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    Where does A Rose in Bloom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the middle of the pack.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a clean and inspiring story where family relationships are very important.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Caruso – was your favorite?

    Mac was the best. I must say that I did not like most of the male characters - the worst one being uncle Alec who sounded like a woman. Rose's voice made her sound childish which made me dislike her at times.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The book is quite moving.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an old fashioned book that may sound preachy to younger audiences. I read this book when I was 7 or 8 years old and loved it. This time I felt it was a bit wordy. I still recommend it highly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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