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  • The Ruin of a Rake

  • By: Cat Sebastian
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Lord Courtenay has been called many things and has never much cared. But after the publication of a salacious novel supposedly based on his exploits, he finds himself shunned from society. Unable to see his nephew, he is willing to do anything to improve his reputation, even if that means spending time with the most proper man in London. Julian Medlock has spent years becoming the epitome of correct behavior. As far as he cares, if Courtenay finds himself in hot water, it's his own fault for behaving so badly - and being so blasted irresistible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic, hot, & a happy ending?!

  • By trowelsandteacups on 10-17-17

Romantic, hot, & a happy ending?!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

I loved this book! So much so that I've actually listened to it a few times now. The relationship between Julian and Courtney is just so endearing and sweet and romantic... I love all the scenes when they are eating pastries together, too adorable! Add to the preciousness some of the most romantic, hottest sex scenes I've ever listened to and suddenly I'm enjoying my hour long commute from work so much more! The narrator is absolutely wonderful, charming and pitch-perfect.

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  • The Song of Achilles

  • A Novel
  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Frazer Douglas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,667

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't Expecting to Like It- BOY! was I wrong!!

  • By susan on 06-11-14

Absolutely wonderful

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

When I bought this book, I reasoned the 11+ hour run time would last at least a few weeks - less than 2 days later I am writing this review, tears still wet on my eyelashes at the book's perfect ending. Everything is pitch perfect in this audiobook: the story's pace is engaging, the prose is poetic and gorgeous, and the narrator is perhaps the best I've ever heard. I have listened to many audiobooks, and this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review, which says something. Do yourself a favor and get this book!