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  • Kiss of the Spindle

  • The Steampunk Proper Romances, Book 2
  • By: Nancy Campbell Allen
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a deep sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date - after a year, she will fall asleep forever. And the year is almost up. In a desperate attempt to find Malette - the witch who cursed her - Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett's private airship bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she's traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best!

  • By Unknown on 08-07-18

Amazing steampunk romance!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Incredible story! Wonderfully acted!

The H and h and side characters interact and grow and evolve wonderfully throughout the novel.

Romance and mystery and magic! A fabulous Cinderella re-telling!

*poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special

  • The Painter's Daughter

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. She often walks the cliffside path along the North Devon coast, popular with artists and poets. It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree, the first man to tell her she's beautiful. Captain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother's neglected duties. Home on leave, he's sent to find Wesley.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Elizabeth Jasicki?

  • By DatPixieGirl on 01-17-16

Heartwarming story of love and redemption

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

(5 stars) What a wonderful, faith-filled story! We, as readers, are spell-bound as the mellow voice of Mr. Gillies acts out the story of Sophie and Stephen and their journey through hardships and trials to an end of faith, love, and fulfillment.

Wonderfully written, fabulously acted!

*poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special

  • Mistress Grim

  • By: Jane Redd, Heather B. Moore
  • Narrated by: Steve West, Katharine McEwan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Cora Grim, daughter of the Grim Reaper, is suddenly thrust into her father’s role. Leaving the Underworld on her own to bring back the dead souls, she discovers that the Master of Death neglected to tell her one thing. She can still fall in love. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written fantasy and a impossible love story

  • By Andreas on 07-20-18

Great world building!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Wow! Those readers’ voices are amazing! I’ll search out other books they’ve narrated...

The story is a wonderful YA fantasy with a very romantic hero and heroine. Magic and immortality and love all wrapped up in an enjoyable package!

YA is my favorite genre, but this story is great for any age person who wants a clean, romantic escape from reality.

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  • Back in Society: A Regency Romance

  • The Poor Relation, Book 6
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

Life is finally looking up for the poor relations. The Prince of Wales’ coat of arms gleams over the hotel entrance. All but one of the rooms are filled by the open-handed Prince Hugo and his entourage. They have finally reached a position comfortable enough to allow them to consider offers to buy the hotel. The poor relations’ hard-earned success, however, is in stark contrast to the plight of their latest guest, Lady Jane Fremney. The slight, beautiful youngest daughter of the Earl of Durby has been cast out of her family for refusing to marry the man her father has chosen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All is well that ends well

  • By Marie on 05-07-13

Satisfying conclusion!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

A satisfying ending to a wonderful series!

So well-written and teaming with wonderful characters!

The reader is amazing and has a wealth of accents in her arsenal!

  • Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue

  • The Poor Relation, Book 5
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

Owing to an unfortunate wager made by Sir Philip, the poor relations are once again scrounging around for a plan for solvency. This time it is Colonel Sandhurst to the rescue. After happening on Sir Randolph’s lovely daughter Frederica, who is running away to escape an awful marriage to Lord Bewley, the Colonel devises a plan to force Sir Randolph to settle his bill for six month’s stay and to save Frederica from her fate. The clever plan is thwarted when Lord Bewley shows up at the drop point instead of Sir Randolph.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By ILoveAmazon on 02-09-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

The continuing saga is so fun! The main characters are so real and we, as readers, have become so caught up in their lives, that we want HEA’s even for the foul, but highly amusing, sir Philip!

I loved how (spoiler alert) even the servants got their HEA!

Marvelous reader!!

*poor, ** ok, *** good, ****very good, *****something special

  • Sir Philip's Folly

  • The Poor Relation, Book 4
  • By: M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

Just when everything at the Poor Relation Hotel seems to be running smoothly, Sir Philip brings in another poor relation, Mrs. Budge. When Sir Philip presents his paramour, Lady Fortescue swears great oaths and says the woman is probably related to half the costermongers in London and certainly does not possess one rich relative. Mrs. Budge does nothing but eat all day and refused to do any work around the hotel. Worst of all, Miss Tonks seems to be taking the romance between Sir Philip and Mrs. Budge quite hard.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An engaging listen

  • By James on 06-17-17

Another wonderful installment!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

This series has been so enjoyable! Even though I am listening to them as audiobooks, I can’t, to coin the phrase, “put the book down!”

These characters are so full of depth and so real, that I feel like I know how they will react in any given situation.

*poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special

  • Mrs. Budley Falls from Grace

  • The Poor Relation, Book 3
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Poter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

Eliza Budley is a beautiful widow whose husband gambled away his fortune. Lady Fortescue reminds the others that, to be fair, Mrs. Budley has no relatives on whom she can call. Gentle Mrs. Budley thinks she has escaped her fate until Sir Philip comes up with a plan: He has heard that the elderly Marquess of Peterhouse is senile, a widower, extremely rich, and unlikely to remember whether Mrs. Budley is a relative or not. So off Mrs. Budley goes. But the marquess turns out to be not so old, hardly senile, and, in fact, quite handsome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good series, but predictable

  • By Marie on 03-29-13

Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Mrs. Budley is a delight and it is enjoyable to watch her character grow in confidence.

Whatever will happen to the remaining 4?

The reader is amazing!

I love the quotes the author puts at the beginning of each chapter and the facts about the Regency that she smoothly and cleverly weaves into her stories.

*poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special

  • Miss Tonks Turns to Crime

  • The Poor Relation, Book 2
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

The poor relations, those genteel paupers of society who live on little more than their dignity, have banded together and started The Poor Relation hotel, hoping to be bought out by their embarrassed relations - but as the hotel prospered, they began to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Now once more they are in need of funds. To stoop to crime in their days of poverty was one thing, but to turn to it again when they have enjoyed a certain amount of success is quite another. But they all agree: the hotel must go on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Regency Fun! Miss Tonks Saves the Day!

  • By Clare on 05-13-12

Every bit as fun and interesting as the first!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

I thoroughly enjoy the Poor Relation hotel and it’s characters! The reader does a great job, and the facts about the regency are interesting and funny and, sometimes, a tad grotesque!

The reader is excellent and has become one of my favorites.

* poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special

  • Lady Fortescue Steps Out

  • The Poor Relation, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,417

Life is not easy for the poor relations of England’s upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London’s newest hotel, The Poor Relation, is born. The establishment is an immediate hit with London’s most illustrious citizens, save the Duke of Rowcester....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming Regency Fun - Romance & Adventure

  • By Clare on 05-04-12

Clever and interesting!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

What a truly unique book!! Full of interesting facts about the Regency. A cast of interesting and believable characters. Can’t wait to read the next one!

The reader (Davinia Porter) is fabulous and does a very believable voice for both her male and female characters.

* poor, ** ok, *** good,**** very good, ***** something special.

  • Erasing Time

  • By: C. J. Hill
  • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The 25th-century government transported Sheridan and Taylor to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The same government has implanted tracking devices in the citizens, limiting and examining everything they do. To complicate matters, the mob-like Dakine has interest in getting hold of them, too. The only way for the girls to elude their pursuers is to put their trust in Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good time travel for young adults

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-14-18

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I am sparing with the 5-Star ratings I give our, but this book deserves it!

CJ Hill’s world-building is incredible! She’s created a future that is believable and so very possible. The book starts with a bang and just keeps going from there!

Her writing is wonderful and the humor that peaks through gives depth to the characters.

I highly recommend this book!

* poor, ** ok, *** good, **** very good, *****something special