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With This Ring | [Amanda Quick]

With This Ring

With 22 million of her books in print, and 12 consecutive New York Times best-sellers to her credit, Amanda Quick is a phenomenally popular author of historical romances. With This Ring, set in Regency England, sends a beautiful, headstrong woman on a perilous quest for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite. To recover her family’s meager fortunes, Beatrice Poole must locate the antiquities stolen from her favorite uncle shortly before his highly suspicious death.
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With 22 million of her books in print, and 12 consecutive New York Times best-sellers to her credit, Amanda Quick is a phenomenally popular author of historical romances. With This Ring, set in Regency England, sends a beautiful, headstrong woman on a perilous quest for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite. To recover her family’s meager fortunes, Beatrice Poole must locate the antiquities stolen from her favorite uncle shortly before his highly suspicious death. Since the Forbidden Rings have a legendary history of magic and mystery, the resourceful Beatrice heads for one man who can help her find them: the darkly handsome Earl, the “Mad Monk” of Monkcrest. Fans around the world are drawn to the dashing heroes and passionate adventures in Amanda Quick’s novels, but it is her sparkling humor and lively wit that keep them coming back for more. Veteran narrator Barbara Rosenblat provides the perfect voices, conveying delicious innuendos, villainous slurs, and lively banter with ease.

©1998 Jayne A. Krentz (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-18-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-18-12

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    "Good ..... but not great!"

    This book isn't your ordinary handsome rogue meets lady blah blah, they have a few problems then live happily ever after. No, this has a good plot that will keep you guessing right til the end. Good narrator too.

    I've heard better Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz) books but I like her work so will continue to download anything available.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Oxford, New Zealand 02-26-12
    Karen Oxford, New Zealand 02-26-12

    Devotee of multi-tasking, keen gardener and cross-stitcher. Now able to do both AND listen to stories at the same time. Bliss.

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    "Twist and turns!"

    This was my first time reading a book by Amanda Quick and was very enjoyable. Romance, murder and intrigue woven together into an interesting plot beautifully read by the spectacular Barbara Rosenblat who has an amazing voice. Her range of accents and tones has to be listened to to be believed. She reads the male voices so wonderfully that if I didn't know better I'd swear I was actually listening to a male reader and, in this book, her cockney 'ladies maid' pretending to be French had me in giggles. Highly recommended!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Rebekah Reading, PA, United States 09-06-12
    Rebekah Reading, PA, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Fun and Entertaining"
    What other book might you compare With This Ring to and why?

    I couldn't stop thinking of the Amelia Peabody series that Barbara Rosenblat also narrates most often. This didn't take away from the excellent narration and delightful story. Beatrice is my favorite kind of woman. Strong minded and strong willed but appreciative of a strong man who can balance her and keep her safe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really liked the scene where Beatrice forces her way into the Earl of Montecrest's home. Her man handling of the butler was simply delightful.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I enjoyed the book so much that the next one is queued up in my listening list.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first Arcane society story and I kept thinking so where is the underlying story of this society. Apparently it was down played in this story.

    Also, the narrator's voice sounds a little older than I really think Beatrice and Leo at 24 and 40 should have sounded. It's a picky comment and certainly didn't ruin the book but it might bother some listeners. The narrator does a great job of keeping the character's dialog distinct so you know who is speaking and with great delivery. It makes up for this inconsistency.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joie California 07-24-13
    Joie California 07-24-13 Member Since 2007

    Jo

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    "Marvelous"

    I'd forgotten how witty Amanda Quick (Jayne Krentz) was in her earlier works. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through regency England and may revisit more of her 1990's books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 01-02-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Typical Amanda Quick."

    If you have read one, you have read them all. But if you like them, this is a good one. At first I wasn't sure that I liked Barbara Rosenblat reading, but I got use to her and enjoyed the story, rating sould be 3.5. The mystery is very obvious but fun. It always cracks me up that Amanda/Jayne has a lot of her characters be novelist in her stories. Overall a fun and quick getaway.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Randburg, RSA 08-11-14
    Amazon Customer Randburg, RSA 08-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was quite entertaining and captured the imagination. I can well believe this to be a book published in the era it was written. Gothic romance indeed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both Leo and Beatrice.


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

    The dry humour of Leo's responses.


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

    I could well imagine the eerie surroundings and oppressing feeling of the storage room beneath the museum. My heart nearly stopped with the suspense.


    Any additional comments?

    Always enjoy Amanda's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle D. 08-10-14
    Michelle D. 08-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story and Narration"

    This is definitely worth a credit for story and narration. Lots of humor and mystery. You can't go wrong with Amanda Quick.

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    Gayle Faribault, MN 02-19-14
    Gayle Faribault, MN 02-19-14 Member Since 2012
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    "I liked the leading couple"

    This book was not typical in the sense that the hero & heroine were more mature. I liked that! Particularly the sarcastic humor related to being the doddering ages of 39 and 29 respectively. Additionally, the hero had some lovable characteristics (any man who talks to his dog is OK with me :-) and the heroine was not a simpering miss. As always Quick infuses humor which I enjoy. And the intrigue kept me going. I thought I guessed the ending a few times but the twists and turns threw me off enough to make me keep listening. It was worth my credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AXiD 12-03-13
    AXiD 12-03-13

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    "Nice Regency mystery"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mrs Poole and Leo


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

    Haven't heard her other stuff, but she is excellent. Great with voicing men and women and giving them each a unique sound. Very few narrators can do this (Rosalyn Landor is another one who can pull it off), but she does male and female equally well. It was easy to follow along and get wrapped up in the story. I plan on checking into her other work.


    Any additional comments?

    This book really shouldn't be labeled as romance. Yes, there is romance, but it's really a backdrop to the mystery. This book is primarily a mystery with twists and turns. This is not the typical historical romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mara EUREKA, CA, United States 02-18-13
    Mara EUREKA, CA, United States 02-18-13 Member Since 2010

    I love audiobooks. They are so convenient.

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    "Very Enjoyable"

    Since Barbara Rosenblat, one of my favorite narrators was narrating the book, Leo and Beatrice reminded me of Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson (Crocodile on the Sandbank, etc.).

    I really enjoy listening to this book and getting a good chuckle of how Leo and Beatrice interacted with each other. It is also one of my favorite books by Amanda Quick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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