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  • A Rather Curious Engagement

  • By: C. A. Belmond
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562

Penny Nichols has the London apartment, the classic cat, the villa in France, the fabulous bank account, and the great guy to share them all with. So everything's perfect, right? Er, well...Pennies, nickels...Pursued by gigolos, gold diggers, an ex-wife, and highly aggressive salesmen, all chasing after their millions, frelancer-turned-heiress Penny Nichols and her boyfriend, Jeremy, decide to take a whole summer off and sock away most of their inheritance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Rather Mixed Review

  • By Simone on 01-20-17

Wonderful story, magnificently narrated!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Katherine Kellgren is an incredibly amazing talent. She could make Levitcus enticing! I absolutely love her intricate vocal characterizations. Anything she narrates is an absolute must have!!

  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

  • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,617

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still good fun!

  • By Dylan on 08-03-17

Need books 12, 13, and ad infinitum!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Any additional comments?

I absolutely love Katherine Kellgren's characterizations! Especially Georgianna! She makes me love this virginal girl!! Rhys... Please, please keep them coming and don't listen to those that think things are moving too slow....make it last!! Don't change our heroine and keep them coming.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tuscan Child

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,382

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Knocked this one out of the park

  • By Anne on 02-22-18

Marvelous story. Wonderfully performed.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Delicate bouquets of longing, sadness and hope. In the end a confident future of joy and fulfillment, with an unexpected seasoning of love and true happiness. All of this enriched by wonderfully developed characters set in the glorious land of Tuscany.
Sidenote : Rhys Bowen consistently maintains a high moral standard with most of the lead characters in all of her books. They still have their rough edges, but you don't have to languish through pages of unnecessary physicality.

  • In Farleigh Field

  • A Novel
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,879
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,864

World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham's middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun New Characters

  • By SW Clemens on 03-17-17

Wonderful story enshrined in richness

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

I loved the characters and the historical period In which it took place. The warm Rich description of the countryside and the dichotomy and reality of War torn London. I can't wait to read more from this author.

  • A Purely Private Matter

  • A Rosalind Thorne Mystery
  • By: Darcie Wilde
  • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

Rosalind Thorne has slowly but assuredly gained a reputation as "a useful woman" - by helping respectable women out of some less-than-respectable predicaments. Her latest endeavor is a tragedy waiting to happen. Desperate Margaretta Seymore is with child - and her husband is receiving poisoned pen letters that imply that her condition is the result of an affair with the notorious actor Fletcher Cavendish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mystery most wonderful

  • By GrannyGoose on 05-11-17

Absolutely we'll researched, exquisite and rich .

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

The intricate story and depth of the characters was such that you can't help a strong empathy, and emotion. It is refreshing to read a story where the characters have strong feelings without having to endure long chapters of detailed physical encounters. Bravo to Mss. Wilde and Nichols! More...please!!

  • Once a Rebel

  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

As Washington burns, Callista Brooke is trapped in the battle between her native England and her adopted homeland. She is on the verge of losing everything, including her life, when a handsome Englishman cuts through the violent crowd to claim that she is his. Callie falls into her protector's arms, recognizing that he is no stranger but the boy she'd once loved a lifetime ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ok romance

  • By M S S on 11-05-17

Historically woven, richly told story.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

One can't help but feel the anguish as evil hunts the innocent, yet share the joy as fate intervenes and the intricate story unfolds.

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  • The Rake

  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Known as the despair of the Davenports, Reginald is a disinherited, disgraced alcoholic who is headed for a bad end - that is until the new Earl of Wargrave gives him one last chance at redemption by letting him take his place as the heir of Strickland, his lost ancestral estate. Masquerading as a man in order to obtain a position as estate manager of Strickland, Lady Alys Weston came to Strickland after having fled her home, her wealth, and her title due to betrayal and despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 10 star book

  • By Cam on 08-05-17

Wonderfully intricate story!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

What I love about Ms Putney's books are the richness of the characters, and the well-developed intricacies of the storyline. I also appreciate the fact that her stories are not inundated with a barrage of fowl, irreverent language and fraudulently placed gratuitous physical encounters for the sake of having them; rather they are appropriate, meaningful and captivating.
This story was wonderfully narrated in a way that made you feel the characters were alive and right in front of you.
Hurry!! We need more!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful