The Six Sisters
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  • 1

    Minerva: The Six Sisters, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Minerva marks the delightful debut of The Six Sisters, a family saga in six volumes that will recount the romantic adventures of the six marriageable daughters of a country vicar, the Reverend Charles Armitage, in Regency England. The eldest, Minerva, is enchantingly beautiful - but a prude. She lives in the country looking after her siblings while her mother reclines on a chaise longue happily inventing new malaises.

    Kim says: "If you like Emma, you'll like this one"
    If you like Emma, you'll like this one

    I do really like a good comedy of Victorian Manners story and I loved this one. I'm looking forward to reading the whole series. M.C. Beaton put a goo..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 29 2012 by Kim (Sidney, BC, Canada)
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    Minerva: The Six Sisters, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Claire Morgan
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    Poor Minerva. Prudish, self-righteous, and incredibly beautiful, she is to be sent to London to capture a wealthy husband. But Minerva doesn't know the first thing about flirting. The London dandies find her moralizing appalling and concoct a plan to assault her virtue - an assault that will scandalize all London society. Meanwhile, Lord Sylvester Comfrey, whom she met earlier through her father, has been keeping a careful eye on the girl. A fact she resents. She dislikes Lord Sylvester. There is something about him that disturbs her.

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    The Taming of Annabelle: The Six Sisters, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    His feelings toward her were warm. She turned their conversation over and over in her mind, reading into every casual answer a double meaning, hints of a growing passion that were held in check. From the moment young Annabelle met her sister Minerva's intended, Lord Sylvester, she developed a secret passion for him that obsessed her. Now she was determined to take him away from Minerva no matter what. But she hadn't reckoned on Sylvester's best friend, Peter, who fell in love with Annabelle and decided to tame her.

    Valerie says: "Too slow and not enough voice differentiation..."
    Too slow and not enough voice differentiation...

    The story is too detailed and slow for a regency love story. Also, the narrator can't differentiate the voices enough not to be irritating. Maybe wo..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 27 2012 by Valerie (Salt Lake City, UT, United States)
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    The Taming of Annabelle: The Six Sisters, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Claire Morgan
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    Miss Annabelle Armitage was pea-green with envy. What a cruel world it was when her spinster of an older sister could enchant the dashing Lord Sylvester Comfrey! Annabelle's own passionate nature was surely better suited for such a one as Sylvester. Alas for Annabelle, Comfrey seemed to care for her not a jot. Determined to get a bit of her own back, even if it meant marrying another, Annabelle found Peter, Marquess of Brabington, a most attentive admirer - who ends up having to fight for her love.

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  • 3

    Deirdre and Desire: The Six Sisters, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
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    What clever woman would want a man like Lord Harry Desire? Why, he was clearly a lummox - languid, vain, and bland. Not even his beautiful face could redeem him. But he stood to inherit a vast fortune, and that was good enough for Deirdre's father, a spendthrift vicar who arranged the match to rescue himself from imminent financial collapse. Leave it to Deirdre to contrive an escape, a quick elopement with her one true love, the dashing Guy Wentwater.

    Jay says: "Okay"
    Okay

    Once again I have listened to another story of the Armitage sisters. I honestly don't know why I am still listening to these books but I can't help my..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 06 2013 by Jay (TX, USA)
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    Deirdre and Desire: The Six Sisters, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Claire Morgan
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    What clever woman would want a man like Lord Harry Desire? Why, he was clearly a lummox - languid, vain, and bland. Not even his beautiful face could redeem him. But he stood to inherit a vast fortune, and that was good enough for Deirdre's father, a spendthrift vicar who arranged the match to rescue himself from imminent financial collapse. Leave it to Deirdre to contrive an escape, a quick elopement with her one true love, the dashing Guy Wentwater. But Wentwater's love proved none too true, and Deirdre found herself in a humiliating pickle.

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  • 4

    Daphne: The Six Sisters, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Daphne, the fourth daughter of the Reverend Charles Armitage, is beautiful - dazzlingly beautiful - but she is utterly wrapped up in her own appearance. It seems fitting when she decides to marry the exquisite Cyril Archer, who is as empty-headed and vain as she is; after all, once she is safely married, she can hide her true nature behind her beauty, never expected by anyone (least of all her husband) to do or say anything clever. Moreover, marrying Cyril will preserve her from the zealous schemes of her father.

    Linda says: "Disappointing narration"
    Disappointing narration

    I am a great Marion Chesney/M C Beaton fan so was very pleased to see the Regency series begin to be available on here. I am not at all pleased with ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 14 2012 by Linda (Springhill, NS, Canada)
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    Daphne: The Six Sisters, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Claire Morgan
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    Daphne Armitage embarked on her first Season with secret dread. For though she had long since learned the power of her flawless beauty, she shrank from the open competition of the marriage mart. Better to marry her first suitor, the fastidious Cyril Archer, and be done with it. But when Simon Garfield, notable and wealthy Corinthian, falls in love with the lively girl bubbling beneath the veneer of her beauty, Daphne's resolve is tested...that is, until the vain Mr. Archer threatens to reveal a family scandal so horrible that marriage seems a small price to pay....

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  • 5

    Diana the Huntress: The Six Sisters, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
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    It seems as if there will be no need to find a husband for Diana, the fifth daughter of Charles Armitage, the hard-drinking huntsman and country vicar. For Diana shares her father's passion for the hunt, secretly posing as a man in order to participate in a sport that is considered too vulgar for a lady in Regency England. Her four elder sisters have married well, but Diana fears she will never be as desirous to wed a man as she is to be one. She was born to have a man's freedom to do and say what she wishes, to move about without restraint - or so she thinks until, disguised as David Armitage, she gets a bitter taste of tawdry town life.

    Jay says: "This book was incredibly stupid!"
    This book was incredibly stupid!

    I think as these sister stories carried on Marion (the author) made the stories more and more outrageous. First, the Vicar needs to be thoroughly chas..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 07 2013 by Jay (TX, USA)
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    Diana the Huntress: The Six Sisters, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Claire Morgan
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    Poor Diana! All she cared for was the hunt. But the statuesque brunette had been ordered by her father to throw off her male attire and learn the pretty ways of a marriageable miss. But not before the fair-haired Lord Dantry, encountering Diana in her disguise, invited the young "David Armitage" to spend a week with him in London. What Diana didn't foresee was that freedom had a price - and the price could be the man she loved.

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    Frederica in Fashion: The Six Sisters, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Since there is no hope of my securing an eligible partner, due to sad lack of looks, I am running away.… So wrote the sixth of the famous Armitage sisters. For how could colorless Frederica withstand a Season's scrutiny after the five beauties before her had married so magnificently? Disguised as a chambermaid, Freddie found her way into the household of the fashionable Duke of Pembury. That wild gentleman was soon on to her tricks and found himself escorting the lady to London. Once on the marriage mart, the five sisters preened and primped the youngest until Freddie could not recognize herself!

    Suzanne says: "Delightful, and stands the test of time"
    Delightful, and stands the test of time

    I read this many years ago, and was delighted to find the book in the Audible catalogue. It's even better as preformed by Charlotte Anne Dore. She b..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 03 2014 by Suzanne (Burlington, WA United States)
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    Frederica in Fashion: The Six Sisters, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Claire Morgan
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    How could colourless Frederica withstand a Season's scrutiny after the five beauties before her had married so magnificently? Disguised as a chambermaid, Freddie found her way into the household of the fashionable Duke of Pembury. That wild gentleman was soon on to her tricks and found himself escorting the lady to London. Once on the marriage mart, the five sisters preened and primped the youngest until Freddie could not recognize herself!

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