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
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!
Love this book and author. I will never buy another audible book with this narrator.
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 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.
Love reading. Love listening.
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.
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.
This story was way to long at 12 hours and 39 minutes. I could have been shortened by 2-4 hours. It wasn't a bad story it was just full of a lot of filler nonsense.
The dialogue was good and there was plenty of dialogue if you like a lot in your books like I do. There was no sex, a little sexual tension but not much.
Not sure I am an Amanda Quick fan as I have only read 2 of her books. This one which was just okay and The River Knows which I really enjoyed. I did listen to both on audible and the narrator for this book was a bit annoying and the narrator for The River Knows was fantastic. So maybe that is why I feel the way I do.
The narrator was a bit annoying for my taste. Also the hero's voice sounded to much like the reading voice. The heroine's voice was fine. I would prefer to listen to a different narrator like Katherine Kellegren.
Good book, but buying this audio-book was a waste of money. I read it first and after listened to this on an audio book. I'm almost tempted to read the book again just to see if it improves without the narration which ruined it for me. It was hard to take any of the characters seriously because I didn't care for the various voices the narrator came up with. They were all too feminine and silly.
Too slow, hard to separate male and female voices
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.
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