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  • What the Duke Desires

  • The Duke's Men, Book 1
  • By: Sabrina Jeffries
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romance, Mystery, and a Duke.

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-21-13

Terrific story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-18

This is a well written tale with an interesting plot and wonderful characters. The narrator is very talented. I intend to listen to the entire series!

  • Simply Magic

  • Simply Quartet, Book 3
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

On a splendid August afternoon, Susanna Osbourne is introduced to the most handsome man she has ever seen...and instantly feels the icy chill of recognition. Peter Edgeworth, Viscount Whitleaf, is utterly charming - and seemingly unaware that they have met before. With his knowing smile and seductive gaze, Peter acts the rake; but he stirs something in Susanna she has never felt before, a yearning that both frightens and dazzles her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far

  • By Marta Richards on 09-03-16

As always, love her stories.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-18

This story is interesting, with an unexpected twist toward the end. I became thoroughly immersed in it. As always, the combination of this author and narrator makes for pure enjoyment.

  • Simply Perfect

  • Simply Quartet Series, Book 4
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Tall, dark, and exquisitely sensual, he is the epitome of male perfection. Not that Claudia Martin is looking for a lover. Or a husband. As owner and headmistress of Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath, she long ago resigned herself to a life without love. Until Joseph, Marquess of Attingsborough, arrives unannounced and tempts her to toss away a lifetime of propriety for an affair that can only lead to ruin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stubborn Woman sweet man Loved It!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-03-17

Loved the story and the performance.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Another in a terrific series of books by this author. The story is lovely, and as always, Rosalyn Landor never disappoints.

  • Simply Unforgettable

  • The Simply Quartet, Book 1
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Stranded together in a rustic country inn, Lucius Marshall, who is the Viscount Sinclair, and Frances Allard share a night of glorious, unforgettable passion. But Frances knows her place, and it is far from the privileged world of the sensual aristocrat. Due to begin her teaching position at Miss Martin's School in Bath, Frances must try to forget that one extraordinary night - and the man who touched her with such exquisite tenderness and abandon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unlikeable heroine

  • By SIMARA on 01-20-18

Wonderful story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Loved the story and always enjoy this talented narrator. It is a great beginning to a series of four books and I look forward to the next three.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hello Stranger

  • The Ravenels, Book 4
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man - why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair - until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. But she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious!

  • By harp diva on 03-01-18

Terrific!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

This is a terrific story that involves two unique people, plenty of intrigue, and a romance with heat to spare. The narrator did a wonderful job with each voice and gave life to this tale. I HIGHLY recommend it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband Trap

  • By: Tracy Anne Warren
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,301

Winner of a RITA, a National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the Golden Quill, New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the most acclaimed and popular Regency romance storytellers. In The Husband Trap, the reserved Lady Violet Brantford agrees to swap identities with her vivacious sister. Before she knows it, she’s married to the Duke of Raeburn, who finds himself pleasantly surprised with his charming new wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL BOOK!

  • By Michael on 01-12-11

Terrific twins tale!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Loved this original tale of twin sisters who change places on the day of one sister’s wedding- a wedding she’s decided she doesn’t want. The sister taking her place at the altar, Violet , is marrying a duke, Adrian. But will he know the difference between the two? How long can Violet keep up the ruse?
The story has interesting characters, plot twists, and some real heat snd of course a requisite HEA. I listened to the audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed the narration- it was very good.

  • Highland Betrayal

  • By: Anna Markland
  • Narrated by: Greg Patmore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Captain Morgan Pendray is a career soldier, a Welshman serving in Cromwell's English army sent to invade Scotland. As if life isn't complicated enough by these conflicting loyalties, he is drawn to Hannah Kincaid, a Royalist spy he suspects has spirited away the Scottish Crown Jewels from under Cromwell's nose. Is it true love or a cat-and-mouse game that will end with each betraying the other?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable!

  • By tresjax on 09-27-17

Thoroughly enjoyable!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-17

I enjoyed this story of Hanna, the Scottish spy and Morgan the English officer. Do they choose their national loyalty or their love of each other?
The story was filled with action, intrigue, longing and romance. The characters were interesting and the narration was engaging.
I can highly recommend this as it's well worth the credit!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Duchess Deal

  • Girl Meets Duke
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir - which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 100% perfect

  • By Eugenie on 09-29-17

Loved Ash & Emma

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Terrific story- loved both characters. The narration was perfect! I was thoroughly entertained. Totally worth the credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Onyx

  • MadMan MacKeefe, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Rose
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Feared as a demon because of his two different colored eyes, as well as by his outlandish actions, Highlander, Onyx MacKeefe is known as a madman. While celebrating his birthday one cold night at a Lowland pub, he meets a bonnie Englishwoman who says she is searching for her father's murderer and thief. And when he recognizes the name of the person she seeks as his own mother, his birthday takes a bad turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific story, artfully told.

  • By tresjax on 02-16-16

Terrific story, artfully told.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-16

Would you listen to Onyx again? Why?

I will listen to this story again, as it relates to the stories of his four sisters, so I am certain after I go to each of those I will want to revisit Onyx's story. It went by so quickly- really interesting plot.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aiden and Ian, Onyx's two best friends made me laugh. I envisioned them as his hot sidekicks. I also thought the blind hag added intrigue, and Onyx's natural father was a man who had regrets, but was a complicated person.

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

I have listened to several of Tim Campbell's performances, by several different authors. I have yet to be disappointed! His interpretation of each character in this story, and their voices, along with differing accents was wonderful. I truly enjoyed myself listening to the tale.

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

I found myself laughing throughout the reading, especially at the antics of Onyx's two friends. I felt for Lady Love as she worried for her son, and was saddened with Fenella's fate.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this story and can highly recommend it. The plot was interesting and had moments of varying emotional ups and downs, with humor and romance. All this and told by a fantastic narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Baron's Quest

  • The Barons of the Cinque Ports Series Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Rose
  • Narrated by: Stan Chandler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Nicholas Vaughn is Lord of New Romney and also a Baron of the Cinque Ports. He directs a fleet of ships that service the king 15 days a year in exchange for special privileges. When Muriel Draper causes havoc on his wharf, he realizes she is a spinster - a woman who spins wool for a living - from the town. Her late father has angered the Clothmaker's Guild and now Muriel and her brother have been excommunicated from the guild and also left with a debt to the baron that he insists Muriel repays.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rollercoaster of a romantic romp!

  • By tresjax on 02-04-16

A Rollercoaster of a romantic romp!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-16

Where does The Baron's Quest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook is one I truly enjoyed. At first the voice of the narrator, who was new to me seemed slow, but his enunciation was great and I really liked his interpretation of the voices of each individual character. I would gladly listen to more of Chandler's work.

What did you like best about this story?

This story had the audience battle with so many different emotions throughout the plot: anger, sadness, worry, laughter- I became engrossed in the story and couldn't put it down. It also had several moments that made me laugh out loud.

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

This is my first Stan Chandler story. I have several narrators that I listen to regularly, and his style is unique, as it should be. I found myself enjoying his performance greatly, especially his vocal characters. I will definitely listen to him again.

If you could take any character from The Baron's Quest out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Baron Nicholas's friend John, as he sounds like he would be a good time.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook free in a contest, and have not met the author. I would give the audiobook 4.5 stars. It is the first book of this author's that I have read or listened to, but after this one, I definitely plan to read more of her work!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful