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  • The Lady in Blue

  • By: Javier Sierra
  • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

An old Spanish historical mystery awakens the interest of a journalist, a retired psychic spy for a top-secret U.S. Air Force program, and several cardinals in Rome. Its solution is linked to a 16th-century nun, who was accused by the Spanish Inquisition of traveling more than 500 times to the New Mexico territories by using her power to "bilocate" (to be in two places at the same time).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pathetic

  • By Andrea on 01-10-08

Pathetic

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-08

Why should Spanish people speaking Spanish (but in the audiobook speaking English for our benefit) have a Spanish accent? What is worse, bad plot, not a single convincing character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

  • By: Laurie Viera Rigler
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom, or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Twin2th on 08-15-07

At first disappointing, but then nice

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-07

The American heroine is, at first glance, a lady that I would not like to meet. For an "Austen addict", she seems to know - or better: understand - nothing; there is no explanation why she would actually be interested in Jane Austen novels besides a general romanticism. Her way to say the most stupid things in her new environment enraged me, not helped by the narrator's way to not really distinguish between characters and reading everything with a disturbing American accent. Not that there are really more than flat characters.
The story gains after a few chapters, though, when "Jane" is getting accustomed to her new environment, and it IS fun to listen to.
I definitely prefer "Austenland", - also not to be taken in any way seriously, but at least one believes that the heroine loves Austen.

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