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  • The Girl at Rosewood Hall

  • A Lady Jane Mystery
  • By: Annis Bell, Edwin Miles - translation
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

On his death bed, Lord Pembroke took great care to try to ensure the future of his beautiful, unconventional niece, Lady Jane. Her debutante ball featured the most eligible bachelors of London society. But when the night of the dance arrives, things do not go as planned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope book 3 will be translated to English soon

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-18

The Girl at Rosewood Hall by Annis Bell

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Excellent writing and an excellent reading of it. I enjoyed this book immensely.Ms. Bell developed the mystery and the interaction between Lady Jane and her new husband quite well. I am off to get the second book!

  • A Cold Legacy

  • By: Megan Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

After killing the men who tried to steal her father's research, Juliet - along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward - has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet's secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor's own walls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!

  • By B. C. Kane on 07-10-15

Madman's Daughter Trilogy

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I really enjoyed these 3 books. I wasn't able to predict much of anything in the three books. That's the kind of mystery I like. Great heroine and love interests to boot. Try these for yourself.

  • Plague Pits & River Bones

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe. When Detective Stephen Lavender is called in to investigate a highway robbery and a cold-blooded murder, both the cases take a dangerous and disturbing personal twist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No One Is Smiling on Bowstreet Station

  • By Chuck on 03-12-18

Plague Pits and River Bones

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I have been privileged to read all of Karen Charlton's books. This new effort was excellent! She is able to spin such great mysteries that cannot be predicted! This might be my favorite because there was so much going on for Detective Lavender. I kept expecting him to pass out on the street from exhaustion. I loved this book and look forward to Karen's next installment!

  • The Lady Chosen

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Stephanie Laurens' hot-blooded romances, including her New York Times best-selling Bar Cynster series, have earned her legions of loyal devotees. The beginning of an exciting new saga, The Lady Chosen introduces the distinguished war veterans of the Bastion Club, single gentlemen not entirely committed to staying that way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First of the Bastion Club spies to fall in love

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-11-12

The Lady Chosen by Stephanie Laurens

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

You can count on Stephanie Laurens to go deep and give you a great journey in another time for your money. Protagonist Tristan is bound and determined to choose his own bride despite her own resistance! Very enjoyable!

  • The Shepherd's Life

  • Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
  • By: James Rebanks
  • Narrated by: Bryan Dick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. He's the first son of a shepherd who was the first son of a shepherd himself; his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much-loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Author Wears His Life As A Heavy Mantle

  • By Sara on 12-06-15

The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

Bloody wonderful! I enjoyed this so much! Nature, creatures, a reminder of growing up, of my own ancient farm past and the beauty of caring for animals. A masterpiece of candid storytelling. Glad I own it and can go back to read and listen again. Thanks James for letting me visit the fells.

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  • Barely a Bride

  • By: Rebecca Hagan Lee
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

From nationally best-selling author Rebecca Hagan Lee comes a romance set in England during the 1790s. The Earl of Weymouth insists his son marry before going off to fight the French. Lady Tressingham insists her daughter marry as soon as possible as well. The children, however, are very resistant to the institution of marriage. But they do wed as a matter of convenience. When Griffen returns from war, though, he's a different man than before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice book, strange narrator

  • By Susan on 01-14-06

Barely a Bride by Rebecca Hagan Lee

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Delightful! The Free Fellows are well worth getting to know, especially Griff Abernathy, aspiring cavalry officer. You won't be disappointed.

  • The Rowanwood Curse

  • Hal Bishop Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth O'Connell
  • Narrated by: Richard Nicholls
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

After his father's death, Jem Bishop has joined his brother Hal's magical practice as his apprentice. The practice seems to consist of nothing but dull probate work, until the brothers are called in by wealthy industrialist Sir Jasper Pryce to break a curse on his daughter. Once the brothers arrive at Sir Jasper's residence, however, it becomes clear that there is more than one curse at work at Rowanwood, and Sir Jasper is keeping secrets. When Jem is caught up in the dark magic, he and Hal must race against time to save more than one life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rowanwood Curse: Hal Bishop Mystery 1

  • By Egraine on 06-10-17

Rowanwood Curse: Hal Bishop Mystery 1

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Excellent read. I enjoyed the Bishop brothers Hal and Jem as they worked to solve this mystery. I look forward to the next book. Richard Nicholls' excellent and well accented reading also added to the enjoyment.

  • Excalibur

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,239

In Excalibur, we follow Arthur and Derfel to that enormous struggle and incredible victory. It not only throws the Saxons back, but reunites Arthur and Guinevere. He might hope now to be left alone, to have a time of peace after gaining a great victory, but new enemies arise to destroy all he has achieved. First is Mordred himself, the crippled king who owes everything to Arthur and now tries to kill his benefactor. Mordred's ally is Nimue who has come to hate her mentor, Merlin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Original Story from a legend?

  • By Laurel on 04-08-15

Warlord Chronicles br Bernard Cornwell

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Just finished this great series of three books by Cornwell. Imaginative, amazing, compelling and hard to describe...It is not hard to believe that the legends were embellished and revised thousands of times by storytellers and bards through countless retellings and a desire to please audiences down the centuries. Cornwell conjures an wonderful man whom I cannot demean by calling him a mere character or protagonist. Cornwall gives him the task of telling the story of Arthur as friend and eye witness. It is a wondrous journey and a chronicle of ancient Britain among the vestiges of Roman settlement, deities of the old ones, warriors, kings and druids, while the peoples of the land and seaside struggle to cling to basic survival and long to be left in peace. Keeble's reading is masterful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hanover Square Affair

  • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries
  • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 477

Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Regency Reality

  • By Farwan House Variety Store on 01-30-15

the Hanover Square Affair by Gardner and Ashley

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Captain Lacey is a masterpiece of characterization. I look forward to his next adventure. This storyline is very finely crafted. Gilles' reading is masterful. This is a 6 star experience.

  • A Perilous Undertaking

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882

Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task - saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman's noose in a week's time if Veronica cannot find the real killer. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get enough!!

  • By Denise on 01-18-17

A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING by Deanna Raybourn

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

As magnificent as the first adventures of Veronica and Revelstoke! The author captivates me with all of her characters. I was anxious for the second book and now I am anxious for the third!