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  • Dangerous in Diamonds

  • The Rarest Blooms, Book 4
  • By: Madeline Hunter
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

The Duke of Castleford has been so bad for so long that scandal can't be bothered to rise up around him anymore. To alleviate the boredom of his privileged life, he occupies himself with drinking and whoring, not to mention the occasional duel. When something piques his interest, however, he has been known to emerge from his ennui and employ his considerable mental faculties to finding answers to the questions that fascinate him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio is much better than reading the book

  • By Marcheta on 07-05-12

kate reading is the most fantastic reader

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

kate reading makes every book she reads in an english accent much better than it is. Her american voice is not bad but just ok.

  • The Wicked Duke

  • The Wicked Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Madeline Hunter
  • Narrated by: Lulu Russell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Suspected of his brother's murder, Lancelot Hemingford, Duke of Aylesbury, was forced to give up his hell-raising habits in London for the anonymity of quiet country living. So, when an opportunity arises to clear his name in exchange for proposing to the niece of a neighbor, he sees no choice but to accept. Plus, seducing the reluctant maiden will be a most intriguing challenge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's okay...

  • By Amy on 08-07-16

the narrator is pathetic

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

never heard such a rediculious males voices...so sad writer is good but reader has ruined a good story. Bring back first reader.
Mary Ann Wells ...sexy male voices .

  • The Hollow of Fear

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 3
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101

Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't. When the estranged wife of her dear friend Lord Ingram is discovered dead on his estate, all signs point to him as the murderer. With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to find out the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Jane on 10-02-18

Love this series...

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

This is a very excellent series I must admit I only bought the first one because Kate Reading is a amazing talent however I
Can not wait for another book !!!soon I hope!

  • The Governess Game

  • Girl Meets Duke Series, Book 2
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried - and failed - to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart....without risking her own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure, Sheer, Absolute Delight

  • By Anne on 08-29-18

Mary Jane Wells as narrator makes this book

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Come alive .The story Is not that entertaining
But the way the narrator holds it together with her enthusiasm really helps

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090

Georgie, or Lady Georgiana Rannoch, is busy planning her upcoming nuptials to Darcy O'Mara. Unfortunately, what has started as a simple wedding has become quite a royal headache and grand affair, thanks to a guest list that includes the queen and the appointment of princesses as Georgie's bridesmaids. “If only Darcy and I had eloped!” she thinks, as she attempts to organize her wedding and find a place for her and her husband-to-be to live. Just as she despairs of ever finding a home, her godfather offers his fully staffed country estate. But something sinister is afoot....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall I loved it!

  • By Dylan on 08-13-18

good story unhappy with narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

may i suggest mary ann wells for a reader for this type of story ....this reader is wishy washy

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 31 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Middlemarch is a recognized masterpiece that explores the complex social world of 19th century England. It is concerned with the lives of several ordinary people, albeit ones with high social standing. The novel explores the very fabric of Victorian society in the 1800s, showing how various human passions, heroism, egotism, love, and lust, interrelate within this society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing, non-stuffy entertainment!

  • By Jennifer on 06-21-06

A classic read by a great reader

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

One of the greatest English books ever written.
So long that if it wasn’t for Kate Reading
Reading it it would have been too long. She was amazingl

  • The Duke Buys a Bride

  • The Rogue Files
  • By: Sophie Jordan
  • Narrated by: Carmen Rose
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night’s drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he’s winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he’s bought a wife. Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavory bachelors. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique story line with some sizzling hot scenes

  • By Kendra on 12-19-18

This is not very interesting was just not a good story line And quite unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Unbelievable and uninteresting
Very disappointing on all levels
This writer is better than this
I expected more

  • Ravishing in Red

  • The Rarest Blooms, Book 1
  • By: Madeline Hunter
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

Audrianna Kelmsleigh is unattached, independent-and armed. Her adversary is Lord Sebastian Sommerhays. What they have in common is Audrianna's father, who died in a scandalous conspiracy-a deserved death in Sebastian's eyes. Audrianna vows to clear her father's name, never expecting to fall in love with the man devoted to destroying it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, satisfying story

  • By C on 09-27-10

Why do good writers pick the wrong readers

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Read dangerous in diamonds first and loved it then started to read the rest of the series
And had to stop
I now only pick books by readers. Please send
Re tape this series with Kate Reading

  • Devil in Spring

  • The Ravenels, Book 3
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168

Most debutantes dream of finding husbands. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable heroine

  • By Cam on 03-22-17

Good story great reader

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

Sadly there are probably many good writers who do not have talented readers
This writer is smart enough to pick a winner for several of her well written books
Thank

  • The Orchid Affair

  • By: Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 341

In The Orchid Affair, Willig introduces her strongest heroine yet. Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling exploits in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back in Paris!

  • By Elizabeth A Ruuska on 02-12-11

Laura Willig is brilliant in this series

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

kate Reading as always is a great reader ...dont love her american accent but to be fair no one can bring a book to life as well as she does.
my very favorite of these books so far is the affair crimson Rose.