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  • 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 283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

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 1,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567

In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service.

  • 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 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

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 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is not very interesting was just not a good story line And quite unbelievable

  • By RKT on 07-28-18

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 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

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

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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 1,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

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 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

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.

  • The Mischief of the Mistletoe

  • A Pink Carnation Christmas
  • By: Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Arabella Dempsey's dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching. But Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keeping an eye on her younger sisters nearby. Just before Christmas, she accepts a position at the quiet girls' school in Bath, expecting to face nothing more exciting than conducting the annual Christmas recital. She hardly imagines coming face to face with French aristocrats and international spies....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A smashing good time!

  • By A. L. Bray on 11-07-10

Kate Reading is a joy to listen to

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

Story not my favorite in this series but still charming
I wish we could have Kate Reading
Read more books
So many books and so few good readers

  • The Betrayal of the Blood Lily

  • By: Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

The heroines of Lauren Willig's best-selling Pink Carnation series have engaged in espionage all over 19th-century Europe. In the sixth stand-alone volume, our fair English heroine travels to India, where she finds freedom-and risk-more exciting than she ever imagined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unsympathetic Main Character

  • By Elizabeth on 03-24-10

kate reading is amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

lauren willig is a wondeful writer and extremely erudite
the two of them together is always excellent

  • The Seduction of the Crimson Rose

  • By: Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Lauren Willig continues the exciting series with her fourth novel, The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, featuring Lord Vaughn, the delightfully devilish spy from The Masque of the Black Tulip, and Mary Alsworthy, the raven-haired beauty whose sister accidentally stole her suitor in The Deception of the Emerald Ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new twist - Dispicable me!

  • By Gash on 06-30-13

kate redding and lauren willig are a winning team

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Kate reading is the best reader in all the audible books no one comes close
Lauren willig is an amazing writter and her knowlege of history is excellent
this series is an education as well as a romantic experience.