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  • Vanity and Vengeance: A Sequel Inspired by Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

  • By: Linda Mako Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Penny Scott-Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Vanity and Vengeance begins 10 years after Pride and Prejudice ended: Darcy and Elizabeth are happily married, but Georgiana (his beautiful and wealthy younger sister) does not seem interested in marriage; Lady Catherine’s daughter, Anne, has completely given up on her romantic hopes; and, Elizabeth’s sister Jane (happily married to Charles Bingley) has adopted an orphaned child. It is Georgiana’s interest in a poor and unpredictable young man, and the interest she arouses in a wealthy older man, that drives the story forward. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 😏

  • By JM Saenz on 01-06-19

😏

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

The narrator did great with what they given.

I liked the story but some of the characters were very wish-washy/fickle. These were adults being portrayed in the story but sometimes acted as children do or teenagers throwing tantrums. The storyline/plot in itself was okay but I didn't like several of the characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: Victoria Kincaid
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Mr. Darcy arrives at Longbourn, intending to correct the mistakes he made during his disastrous proposal in Hunsford. To his horror, he learns Elizabeth Bennet was killed in a ship’s explosion off the coast of France - in an apparent act of sabotage. Deep in despair, he travels in disguise to wartime France to seek out the spy responsible for her death. But a surprise awaits Darcy in the French town of Saint-Malo: Elizabeth is alive! Recovering from a blow to the head, Elizabeth has no memory of her previous life, and a series of mistakes leads her to believe Darcy is her husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • C'était magnifique!!! 😍 😚

  • By JM Saenz on 01-05-19

C'était magnifique!!! 😍 😚

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Another wonderful book by Victoria Kincaid. The storyline in this book is quite unique and I really enjoyed it. The tenderness that Mr Darcy expresses with Elizabeth is quite moving and humbling.
Stevie Zimmerman, as always, brings the story to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Consumed

  • Vampire Awakenings, Book 8
  • By: Brenda K. Davies
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

When Mollie awakens to find herself in a cage, she doesn’t remember how she or her sister got there, but she also discovers they are not alone in their nightmare. After their captors take her sister, Mollie vows to do whatever it takes to rescue Aida. The only problem is, she has no idea how she’s going to break free...until Mike arrives. Imprisoned together, Mollie and Mike join forces to break free, but they soon discover life outside of captivity is even deadlier and more horrific than anything they could have imagined. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it! Asinine book in an asinine series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-28-18

So sad!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

I really loved this book even though it was the saddest and the book in the series with the most violence. I cried my eyes out with this book. It is a shame that it ended with a huge cliff hanger. I am anxious to see what happens next.

As always, Tavia Gilbert delivered a great performance.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Season for the Heart

  • By: Elizabeth Chater
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Miss Melpomene Rand's only refuge from a life of monotony and cruelty is the extensive library left to her by her grandfather. The fantastic notions and romantic heroes contained in those books are the only thing that distracts her from the abuse of her adopted family. But then a mysterious stranger, the Earl of Austell, finds they have a mutual malady of boredom, and he endeavors to rescue them both.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By JM Saenz on 12-21-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

This story was okay but if feels like it did not have enough meat on the bone. All the characters were a little too flighty to be able "fall in love at first glance".

What really brought the story to life was Stevie Zimmerman's excellent performance with the narration. She is actually why I took notice of this book.

  • President Darcy

  • A Modern Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: Victoria Kincaid
  • Narrated by: Lucy Emerson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

President William Darcy has it all: wealth, intelligence, and the most powerful job in the country. Despite what his friends say, he is not lonely in the White House. He’s not. And he has vowed not to date while he’s in office. Nor is he interested in Elizabeth Bennet. She might be pretty and funny and smart, but her family is nouveau riche and unbearable. Unfortunately, he encounters her everywhere in Washington, DC - making her harder and harder to ignore.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read!!!

  • By Anonymous User on 12-18-18

Down with Trump, President Darcy has my vote!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Another homerun! I really enjoyed this modern reimagined take on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Victoria Kincaid made this version of Darcy very beautifully socially awkward but very interesting and intelligent.
I hope more books by Victoria Kincaid are released on Audible. Ms Lucy Emerson did a great narration job.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Natural Witch

  • Magical Mayhem, Book 1
  • By: K.F. Breene
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

Something has always been missing from my life. A hole that I could never seem to fill. When I accidentally turn a coven of witches into nightmares, I find out what that something is. Magic. And it turns out, I have a crap load of it. As a latent power awakens deep inside of me, I'm exposed to one of the most powerful and corrupt organizations in the magical world - the Mages' Guild. Barely knowing a spell from a few swear words and luck, I won't be able to evade them alone. And that's when I meet him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breene never fails to deliver!

  • By Book Junkie on 02-16-18

😊

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I really love this storyline. I am really looking forward to the next installment. Nicole Poole is a joy to listen to. I wonder what Reagan will come up with next.

  • An Unexpected Turn of Events

  • Longbourn Unexpected, Book 3
  • By: Elaine Owen
  • Narrated by: Verona Westbrook
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Thomas Bennet unexpectedly outlives his wife and must make his way in a new life. Can he use the opportunity to become a better man, or will he let this chance pass him by?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book I will listen to again and again!

  • By HistoryBuff on 12-01-18

Emotional rollercoaster

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This book is amazing. The story took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It made me laugh and cry so hard and made me want to scream in frustration at times.
Ms Westbrook did a wonderful job with the narration.

  • Christmas at Darcy House

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: Victoria Kincaid
  • Narrated by: Julia Eve
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Mr. Darcy hopes Christmastime will help him to forget the pair of fine eyes he left behind in Hertfordshire. When Elizabeth Bennet appears unexpectedly in London, Darcy decides to keep his distance, resolved to withstand his attraction to her. But when he learns Wickham is threatening to propose to Elizabeth, Darcy faces a crisis.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but the narrator’s Darcy...

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-13-19

Ah

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I love Victoria Kincaid's books and this one did not disappoint. Darcy really bumbled his original proposal but it was interesting nonetheless. I really enjoyed the fact that Caroline Bingley and Wickham received their own comeuppance.
The narration was okay but could have been better.

  • Fallen Academy: Year Two

  • By: Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Family is everything to Brielle, so when she learns about an opportunity to free her mother from Demon City, she takes it. No matter how dangerous, Brielle will do anything to unite her family in Angel City. All is going according to plan, until her brother's awakening ceremony. What he is...it shocks everyone, and he's sent away until he can get his powers under control.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome read

  • By Anonymous User on 11-19-18

INCREDIBLE! Better than Book 1

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

WHY???? So unfair. This is such an incredible book and to have it end with such an extreme cliffhanger is almost cruel to us readers. This book is so much better than book 1 even though book 1 was great.

  • Fallen Academy: Year One

  • By: Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon-gifted or angel-blessed. After wings sprout from Brielle's back at her awakening ceremony, she's sure she's an angel-blessed celestial. It's not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vanessa moyen is why i got this

  • By -crimsonangel08 on 10-03-18

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Great start for this new series. Bri and Shea are so sassy and play off each other so well. They are the paranormal equivalent to Abott and Costello. I really enjoyed the tension built up through out the book between Bri and Lincoln but the end was a little anticlimactic, tension is ramped up by the end and then falls a little flat.
Regardless, I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
The narrator did a wonderful job with the story and gave it lots of energy.