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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Tell us about yourself! Attorney/Rancher - eclectic taste in books in both fiction and non-fiction. Preference for British authors in mysteries, love well written dialogue and hate historical fiction.
I don't know why I keep listening to these. I am amazed they get published. It's one thing to write a romance novel, it's another thing to write for an audience presumed not to have read anything else in their lives. Compare this carriage ride with the two protagonists, in the second chapter with the carriage ride of the two protagonists in the last chapter of Georgette Heyer's Arabella. Don't tell me one is a young girl and one is a widow and say that accounts for the difference. No, the difference is the writing and even if both are unbelievable, the first is closer to fantasy.
Love this book and author. I will never buy another audible book with this narrator.
Years ago I tried to read a Barbara Cartland and couldn't make it through the first chapter. The best thing I can say about this book is that it isn't quite as bad. I guessed the identity of the culprit and how the schemes worked almost immediately. The heroine is ridiculous: we are supposed to believe that she is a strong independent woman who is nevertheless easily manipulated and putty in the hands of an obnoxious man. Way too many scenes of overwrought women and outraged men.
I like Barbara Rosenblat and for the most part she does her usual good job, but whiney Aunt Zoe really got on my nerves, and Amelia sounds male. Skip this and listen to her reading of the Amelia Peabody books!
The plot moved quickly enough. The story had humorous moments and the villain was not revealed too early in the story. The interaction between Masters and Mrs. Bright was witty, frustrating and lovely. I have read other stories by Amanda Quick and found that I was responding more to this one than the other three. Very enjoyable during my commute.
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