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  • Lord Perfect

  • Carsington Family Series
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

Tall, dark, and handsome Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne is the perfect aristocrat. As the heir to the Earl of Hargate, he is renowned for his perfect manners, perfect breeding, and perfect wardrobe. Unlike his scandalous brothers, Benedict is in no danger of ending up in the scandal sheets - until he meets her. Bathsheba Wingate, is a member of the DeLucey family - the rotten side - notorious for being cheats, frauds, and swindlers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites by Loretta Chase

  • By Cam on 07-27-15

great. enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

different and original story. was as good as book 1 and way better than book 2.

  • The Rogue Not Taken

  • Scandal & Scoundrel, Book 1
  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075

When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn't saving her from ruin. It's filled with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bantering Rogue

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-23-16

Finally Picked A Good One

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

this was a good book. lots of action, original story, funny, character development. very enjoyable.

  • The Rake

  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Known as the despair of the Davenports, Reginald is a disinherited, disgraced alcoholic who is headed for a bad end - that is until the new Earl of Wargrave gives him one last chance at redemption by letting him take his place as the heir of Strickland, his lost ancestral estate. Masquerading as a man in order to obtain a position as estate manager of Strickland, Lady Alys Weston came to Strickland after having fled her home, her wealth, and her title due to betrayal and despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 10 star book

  • By Cam on 08-05-17

overall quite good

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

good story and likeable characters. reader a little distracting with long pauses at the wrong times.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

  • A Bridgertons Prequel
  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

With her brother, Thomas, injured on the battlefront in the colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful !

  • By Jonana on 06-13-17

another okay book from quinn

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

i always expect a lot from julia quinn. this one does not measure up. nothing really happens. not bad. just not good.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • On the Way to the Wedding

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

This Regency-era tale closes best-selling author Julia Quinn's popular and critically acclaimed Bridgerton series. Gregory Bridgerton has watched love simply walk into the lives of his six siblings, so he has just been waiting for his turn. When he sees beautiful Hermione Watson, he is sure he has found his soul-mate. But then Hermione's friend Lucy informs him that Hermione's heart belongs to another.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • decent!

  • By Julia Aryeh on 08-06-07

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

this story had no point other than to finish an amazing series with a fizzle. didnt like main characters. story pretty boring. finished it but thought about quiting.

  • The Duke and I

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531

Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it a lot

  • By bebe on 10-03-16

love this series

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

it doesnt get any better than the Bridgerton series
after listening to several other readers i can say this one is excellent!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lady by His Side

  • The Devil’s Brood Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Sebastian Cynster knows time is running out. If he doesn't choose a wife soon, his female relatives will line up to assist him. Yet the current debutantes do not appeal. Where is he to find the right lady to be his marchioness? Then Drake Varisey, eldest son of the Duke of Wolverstone, asks for Sebastian's aid.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • S-T-R-U-G-G-L-E-D

  • By Mischasmom on 03-21-17

take a pass

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

I did not like anything about this book. The story was lame. reader lame. dont bother.

  • 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 1,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

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

It was okay

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

What did you like best about Devil in Spring? What did you like least?

Reader was distracting. Bad with accents. No reason to believe the hero would like the heroine. Kinda dumb at the end.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Herione needs to be less goofy and the reader needs to make her sound less goofy.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Jane Wells?

Not sure. Someone who can do accents.

Could you see Devil in Spring being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

No

4 of 5 people found this review helpful