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  • Rose Bride

  • Lust in the Tudor Court, Book 3
  • By: Elizabeth Moss
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Margerie Croft yielded up her virginity before her wedding and then fled from her eager suitor, knowing that she could not marry a man she did not love. Now she is viewed as soiled goods, fit only for the role of courtier's plaything. Virgil Elton is King Henry VIII's physician, working on a tonic to restore his sovereign's flagging libido. But first it must be tested.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was an excellent King Tudor Romance!

  • By Sonia on 08-28-18

This narrator...

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

The story isn’t too bad. Like the Rebel Bride, a good deal of this story is entwined with the previous ones. The narrator left a lot to be desired. I liked the second books narrator a little more because she gave a bit more color to the language she spoke. This one is the narrator from the first and no one told her to do anything different. And the first was hard to get through because of her style of reading. Seems like she’s just reading for the sake of it with some attempts of bringing characters to life. Her cadence and how she says words are off putting at times. For the sake of just wanting to finish the series I’m getting through it but just wish that maybe the second narrator finished the series if I had to choose the better of the two.

  • Flowers from the Storm

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204

He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 10-01-13

What a great story! Everything is booked marked!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

I was enraptured from start to finish. It's longer than my usual faire of books but well worth it. It's a slow burn, some sensuality woven throughout but the pay off is great. I love the story for just the difference you get from the usual historical romance novels. You have Christian, a genius of mathematical renown and of previous clandestine behavior now stricken with the aftermath of a stroke, and Maddy, the "thee, thou" Quaker who attends to him in an asylum. And the whirlwind of adventure goes from there. Two different stars in the universe that end up united for enduring love and a roller coaster of scenery and emotions. And to be frank, as many novels I have read, I believe this is the only one I've ever cried on. Nicholas Boulton is brilliant. He conveys especially Christian's passions, frustrations, and his stumbling of speech so well, which I know must have been a trial, but he seems to do it flawlessly. The ending 25 minute mark is about what got me. And I listened to it twice. So good and brava to a well done story.

  • Mr Darcy's Diary

  • By: Maya Slater
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

For the first time we discover what really happened between his sister and the dastardly Wickham. How did he distract his friend Bingley from pining for his beloved Jane? Why did he propose to another young woman? Only to his diary does he tell his true story. At last we see Darcy as he really is; and, beneath his polite facade, we find a sensitive, private and passionate man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why another P&P homage?

  • By connie on 02-03-09

Enjoyed a different approach to P&P

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

Understandably, this story isn't for the reader who wishes to keep the romance between D & E pure. With that being said, it was an interesting take on Darcy's feelings and emotions for life in general. To see characters who don't generally see with a bit of fire to them (i.e. Anne). On that note, it was quite refreshing for me to hear David Rintoul revisit his turn as Mr. Darcy. Knowing that connection he has with the character makes it more enjoyable than most.

  • Vampire Darcy's Desire

  • A Pride and Prejudice Adaptation
  • By: Regina Jeffers
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Vampire Darcy's Desire takes the greatest literary romance of all time and reinvents it around the hottest publishing genre: vampire romance. No story lends itself better to adaptation. Two lovers try to overcome that which separates them: their pride, their prejudice, Darcy's vampirism, and the evil workings of master vampire George Wickham.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Really, Really Bad

  • By Heather on 05-07-11

It's okay...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-12

I'm over midway through the book and I'm struggling to finish it. It has good foundation and it's a different twist on the P&P story that we all love so much. There's a few things with plot and character development that could have been done better. As seemingly dark as a character like Darcy is, there should be more depth to him, his struggle to live the way he is and his overcomingly desire to love and protect his Elizabeth. And Elizabeth as well as shouldering a life of love with this man and their struggle together to overcome the evil. The characters since they've first met have evolved just an inch, to me, because it seemed like they were forced to due to circumstances. Hopefully by the time I claw my way through the book there will be enough to satisfy me. There was a few repetitions of actions or thoughts that could have been dotted out or elaborated on or wasn't necessary (details of showing the townhouse in London could have been done without the second time or Lizzy's Aunt Garderner telling her about the hickey's dear Uncle Gardener gives her. Could have done without that very forward visualization).

But also, I'm not really enjoying the narrator. She does a good job on throwing the varied voices throughout the book but I don't like how Elizabeth or even Jane or Georgiana sounds. Elizabeth in particular, with the slow and hesistant way the narrator pronounces the spoken words ("Oh.....Fitzwililam" makes me rolls my eyes everytime I hear that), makes the females sound so airheaded and unsure, when Elizabeth is the most headstrong and direct person in the book. It almost doesn't sound natural and it bogs down the story to make it seem even more lackluster and tedious, even through the action parts. Just no passion or excitement there and it makes me feel like I've been reading this book for a decade when by now, it well could have been finished by the time I had gotten to my place now. But this is where I stand on this story. As I had said, it was a good twist on a story like this about charming Mr. Darcy but could have been better. Possibly a little better on the narrator may have made this story a bit more enjoyable.