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  • My Enemy, My Heart

  • By: Laurie Alice Eakes
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

The sea is Deirdre MacKenzie's home, and the crew of her father's Baltimore clipper is the only family she loves. She's happier wearing breeches and climbing the rigging of the Maid of Alexandria than donning a dress and learning to curtsy. But when the War of 1812 erupts, the ship is captured by a British privateer, leaving her father, the captain, dead. Deirdre watches her crew herded into the hold, destined for the notorious Dartmoor prison in England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Non-traditional Regency

  • By bookgirl on 07-05-17

Excellent adventure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I enjoyed this story more than I expected to. It was constant action and I loved each of the characters. The narrator was very good and I will read the rest of the series. I appreciated the lack of descriptive intimate scenes.

  • The Lacemaker

  • By: Laura Frantz
  • Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson is abandoned by her fiancé and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. No one comes to her aid, save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Liberty is left with a terrible choice. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English roots? And at what cost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Historical Fiction!!! Highly recommended!!!<br />

  • By Donna Valentine-Jones on 10-03-18

Story wonderful but narration not so

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

This narrator was terrible with Noble’s voice. It was supposed to be Welsh but sounded more like he was from India. It was an annoying voice that I could not get past. Even the women kept slipping in their accent. It was very distracting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ashes on the Moor

  • By: Sarah M. Eden
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

When Evangeline is sent to live in a small mill town in Northern England as a schoolteacher in 1871, she finds herself struggling to fit in with an unfamiliar culture. Raised with the high-class Victorian values and ideals of a sophisticated upbringing, she is unprepared for the poverty she finds in the gritty factory town of Smeatley, where the locals speak with a hard-to-understand Yorkshire accent and struggle to thrive with few resources or opportunities. Though she has no training as a teacher, she must prove herself successful before her grandfather will release her inheritance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read

  • By GrannyGoose on 03-26-18

Excellent read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I wish I could give it more than five stars. Loved everything about this book. This brings to mind the quality of writing in North and South.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Christmas at The Grange

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

It's Christmas 1909, and for once Lady Hardcastle - respectable gentlewoman, amateur spy - and her lady's maid, Florence Armstrong, are setting sleuthing aside. They are invited to the festivities up at The Grange, as guests of Sir Hector and Lady Farley-Stroud. But barely have corks been popped and parlour games played when a mysterious crime comes to light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Short Tale!

  • By Alan K. on 01-10-18

A wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

One of the best stories I’ve read in a long while. Loved the ending best of all. Did not see it coming.

  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

  • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,716
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still good fun!

  • By Dylan on 08-03-17

A new favorite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-17

While I have loved each of the books in this series, this one ranks in the very top of the list. The plot was delicious and I often laughed out loud with Georgi's many snafus. The narrator was as always the icing on the cake. It amazes me how she is so consistently fantastic with voices. Very few are as good at both men's and women's voices and with varied accents no less. I will be listening to this one again!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beauty and the Clockwork Beast

  • The Steampunk Proper Romances, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Campbell Allen
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Lucy, a smart, attractive, and well-respected botanist, travels to Blackwell Manor to take care of her sick cousin, Kate, who is married to Miles' younger brother. For Lucy, the trip is a welcome respite from her work and recent discovery of a breakthrough serum that could eliminate the scourge of vampires from London. But Lucy finds more than she bargained for when she arrives at the Manor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beauty and the Clockwork

  • By J. Franckum on 09-30-17

Fast paced and good

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

This is not my usual genre but I really like the author so I gave it a chance. I was very surprised it kept my interest and was well written.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Northern Rain

  • A North & South Variation
  • By: Nicole Clarkston
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

John Thornton is a man of heavy responsibilities who has many things on his mind, but the most troublesome of them all is Margaret Hale. She wants nothing to do with him, and he wishes he could feel the same. When a moment of vulnerability allows her a glimpse into his heart, she begins to see him very differently.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly written with fantastic narration

  • By GrannyGoose on 07-17-17

Superbly written with fantastic narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-17

This rewrite of North and South exceeded expectation. This has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. The author remained true to the original with the personalities retaining their original inner thoughts and concerns. Loved this book. The narrator however in this Audible version was genius! I have listened to other books narrated by her but she outshines even her previous works. Her characters voices were believable and very convincing. The North and South dialects were so convincing I often felt it was being presented by more than one person. I will read more from this author and most definitely this narratt!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heart on the Line

  • By: Karen Witemeyer
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cozart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can't let the villain she believes responsible for her father's death release his wrath in Harper's Station, the town that has sheltered her and blessed her with the dearest friends she's ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Shar on 01-12-18

Another well written story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-17

The story never lagged and was full of action and likable characters. Will continue to read this author.

  • A Viscount's Proposal

  • By: Melanie Dickerson
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society's shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She's determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents - or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage, the ensuing gossip may force them together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Edward voice

  • By Ben on 03-05-17

Good story ruined by bad narration

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

While the story was very good the narrator was awful. She had a high pitched whiny voice that was made even worse when trying to be Lord Withinghal. Her men's voices were ok for a couple minor characters but ghastly for the main character. I stopped listening half a dozen times and almost returned twice. Sorry but this was one of the worst narrators I've heard.

  • A Heart Revealed

  • By: Josi S. Kilpack
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Amber Marie Sterlington, the rage of the season in Regency-era London, has her pick of men, and she knows what she wants most in a husband: a title and a fortune. Why would she ever marry for something as fickle as love? And why would she ever look twice at Thomas Richards, a third son of a country lord? But when Amber's social standing is threatened, the character of her future husband becomes far more important than his position.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life without beauty

  • By Julie on 06-06-17

Even better the second time

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

I read this when it first came out and loved it then. This audio version is very good and enjoyed the story even more. This is the kind of story that makes you feel better for having read it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful