When a blackmailer threatens her Aunt Zoe, Iphiginia knows she can ferret out the villain. A 26-year-old vixen with the intellect to match her beauty, Iphiginia descends on London society as the dazzling mistress of the missing Earl of Masters—another supposed victim of the blackmailer. But when the missing earl suddenly reappears at a ball, Iphiginia is caught in her own clever lie.
©1994 Jayne A. Krentz (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC
If you're a Ragency fan, Amanda Quick is a great bet. Mischief is one of her best. Humor, spooky thrills, feisty heroine, strong hero. Barbara Rosenblatt provides an engaging narration with exceptionally good male voices that enhance the fun.
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
I truly liked this listen. The lead female is strong, the hero intriguing, and the story is amusing. Definitely a good use of time. This is the only AQ I have listened to, having the rest of my exposure to her in print. But this was so enjoyable, I may listen to the books I borrowed from my sister.
When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!
I love the charming historical novels of Amanda Quick. Her female leads are always strong and self sufficient yet not afraid to get a little cuddly with a man. They are intelligent and it's fun to how they go about solving a problem. I first listened to her "Paid Companion" and haven't been disappointed yet. Talent like Amanda Quick's is a rare find!
THERE WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE A TIME WHEN I FEEL THE AUDIO VERSION OF A BOOK IS BETTER THAN THE PRINT VERSION. IN PRINT MY IMAGINATION RULES FROM THE LOOK OF THE CHARACTERS, TO IMAGINING THE SCENES DESCRIBED, TO THE VOICES, ALL COMES FROM MY IMAGINATION WHEN I READ.
THAT IS WHAT IS SO GOOD WITH AMANDA QUICK BOOKS THE ENTIRE BOOK IS MEMORABLE THAT IS WHAT MAKES AND AUTHOR A BESTSELLER WETHER IT BE JUST ONE BOOK (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) OR NUMEROUS NOVELS.
BARBARA ROSENBLAT DID SUCH AN GREAT JOB THAT EACH CHARACTER WAS SEPARTELY AND DISTINCTIVELY BROUGHT TO LIFE. FABULOUS.
ITS AMANDA QUICK! YOU LAUGH, YOU CRY AND YOU SIGH. YOU HATE TO HAVE IT END. THATS WHY I OWN BOTH PRINT AND MOST AUDIOS. I HOPE SHE STICKS WITH ROSENBLAT WHO IS 100% BETTER THAT FLOSNCK. I WISH THE JULIE GARWOOD WOULD USE ROSENBLAT FOR HER AUDIO BOOKS SHE WOULD BE GREAT.
Someone said Quick's stories were too much alike. I disagree. I think maybe it is the narrator that leads one to that impression. Although this narrator is not my favorite for women's voices, she does the male parts quite well. The story kept my attention, and I liked the characters. This may be one of my favorites by Quick.
Love this book and author. I will never buy another audible book with this narrator.
I don't want to live in a world without books!
Ok, so this one is a bit different, but in a good way. I really enjoyed this story of a Yorkshire farmer who becomes an Earl, and the young lady who wins his heart, more than I thought I would. It kept me up listening late into the night as the mystery was unraveled. I loved it so much that I bought Paid Companion as well and will listen to that one next.
The Earl of Masters has been badly hurt by love. In self defence, he has established a list of rules to protect himself from further pain. One day a "friend" visits him at his country estate, and tells him that a young woman is moving in society, inferring in all the ballrooms in London that she's his ex mistress. He has no idea who she is, but he isn't about to let the farce continue. Of course, when he confronts her, he finds himself more intrigued by her than he should be.
What ensues is a mystery of blackmail and murder that really grabbed my attention. I loved Ephigenia, the "ex mistress," and how interesting she was. There were some moments when I thought she was made to seem too naive, but I was so absorbed in the story that it didn't bother me at all.
Normally, I wouldn't buy anything narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, but she was a real surprise here. She didn't exhibit the distinctive smokers voice that bothers me so much in some of her other performances, and her English dialects were spot on, if a little over the top in some places. In other parts of her performance, she was as good as Rosalyn Landor, and I don't say that lightly.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
If you have ever read an Amanda Quick book you know what you are getting into. She does romance, mystery, and quirky characters all in a regency setting. I actually prefer her older books over the newer books she has written. I did notice that there were pauses in between the chapters long enough I kept thinking my player shut itself off. Narrator does a good job, especially portraying individual characters. My only complaint is she sounds old when she reads the regular parts.
I'm a huge fan of Historical Romance and have recently found how enjoyable audio books can be.
This is my second book by Amanda Quick and I have to confess I'm not a big fan. I loved the plot but I don't care for the writing. I find her books to be really slow moving and too much of the story was told through narration rather than through the characters themselves. I just wanted to skip pages but on audio that's not quite so simple. At Ch. 6 I was ready to put it but instead decided to push through it.
The audio book is narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. I'm not quite sure if I'm a fan of Ms. Rosenblat. The characters were clearly distinctive and she did an awesome job with the many characters but I didn't care for the husky voice of the males and I thought the female voices were a bit too sweet... high pitched. I do plan on listening to another one of her narrations as I've heard really good comments from others listening to Ms. Rosenblat.
I purchased both the Kindle ebook to get the audio at a reduced price for a total of $11.98 - money sadly wasted.
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
This was a good story, I like the characters as well as the storyline. Amanda is one of my favorite authors, I have yet to read one of her books and not like it. The narrator however is another case, I have listened to Barbara read other books and have managed through them. For some reason she always sounds like she is sucking on something be it candy or whatever. In this book, she did not but her voice for Masters (the Earl), I couldn't figure it out. He sounded like someone who spent time in the caribbean or abroad and not british like he should have been considering they were in England. I don't get it?! Was it just me?? Overall, a good book and story.
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