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  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,934

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Full Sophy

  • By Carol on 10-17-13

A grand romp!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

This story was fun. The characters large.
The setting interesting.
I recommend it to those who enjoy a touch of satire and romance.

  • Cotillion

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885

The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter's dowry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my Favorites

  • By Diane Jemmett on 07-14-09

Absolutely adorable!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

This is a delightful romance. It is very well read by Phyllida Nash. It is leaves me with a clean and happy feeling.
I would recommend it to most women who want to read something refreshing and fun.

  • The Toll-Gate

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487

Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book - reader only OK

  • By Yvette on 04-12-10

A wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Best all time hero!
The story line is excellent and characters well developed. Captain John worthy of honor with a wink and a nod.
Life in the English Countryside came into vivid review. Nice.

  • Venetia

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Guilt Here!

  • By Carole T. on 05-16-14

A delightful listening experience!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

This story was wonderful to listen to while traveling!
The vocabulary was interesting and educational. The peek into Victorian England enjoyable.
Delightful Heroine!

  • Death of a Stranger

  • A William Monk Novel #13
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace - especially since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perry is without par

  • By Nina on 12-01-08

Exciting!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

As well as a good mystery this is an interesting peek into the medical / nursing situation of this time in history. I totally enjoy “knowing” Hester.

  • A Sudden, Fearful Death

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

Anne Perry's Victorian murder mysteries have enthralled millions with their evocative atmosphere and finely-crafted suspense. Now, in this mesmerizing best seller, the star of these mysteries, Inspector William Monk, returns to solve the most heartbreaking case of his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, yummy, yummy -- another great Anne Perry

  • By Nina on 05-07-05

Riveting story and very well done!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

I am fascinated with the story and the rich historical background. As a nurse I am doubly interested in Hester and the way nurses are portrayed.
Anne Perry also includes inspiring passages and
A wonderful inner value system

  • The Gift

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840

The New York Times best-selling author of Ransom weaves the delightful, sensual story of two lovers destined for high adventure and blissful rapture! A child bride, Sara Winchester had grown into a winsome beauty, joyfully anticipating the day when her husband Nathan, Marquess of St. James, would return to claim her heart at last. Nathan had never bared his soul to any woman, but he was soon utterly beguiled and exasperated by Sara’s sweet, defiant ways. With their future at stake, they would discover the true destiny of their passion... for all time!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Funny moments but not much substance!!!

  • By Cam on 11-26-13

Enjoyable and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

Solid story in that it flowed well and came to a satisfying end.
It was fun to listen to.
The reader does not do men as well as I would like.

  • A Dublin Student Doctor

  • An Irish Country Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Patrick Taylor’s devoted readers and listeners know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal - and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O’Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How the series all began!

  • By J. LaCroix on 10-21-11

A satisfying medical story

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

These stories reflecting this era in medicine are dear to my heart. I love the characters and the realistic account of medical practice in this period of time..
The narrator is terrific and gives the stories personality.