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  • I Owe You One

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,793

Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first”. And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. When a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees - she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer’s owner, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh

  • By Anonymous User on 02-08-19

FINALLY.. Back to her old ways

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

This book is so reminiscent of her older books, like Undomestic Goddess or Can You Keep A Secret. I haven't enjoyed her last three books, but this one did not disappoint!!

  • The Dark Days Deceit

  • (The Lady Helen Trilogy, Book 3)
  • By: Alison Goodman
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Lady Helen has retreated to a country estate outside Bath to prepare for her wedding to the Duke of Selburn, yet she knows she has unfinished business to complete. She and the dangerously charismatic Lord Carlston have learned they are a dyad, bonded in blood, and only they are strong enough to defeat the Grand Deceiver, who threatens to throw mankind into chaos. But the heinous death-soaked Ligatus Helen has absorbed is tearing a rift in her mind. Its power, if unleashed, will annihilate both Helen and Carlston unless they can find a way to harness its ghastly force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfecting ending

  • By Kyra on 11-25-18

This book dragged on and on

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I really like this narrator, she always does a good job! This book felt like it went on way too long though. It was almost painful. I will say I enjoyed the beginning and the final conflict. I wouldn't listen to this one again. Which is disappointing because I enjoyed the first two books.

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  • A Perilous Undertaking

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969

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

I should have read the reviews..

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

It was all about shock and sex! Veronica one-upping different kinds of circumstances of sexual encounters. And the narrating... Why does the majority of the women in this book sound so shrill? Angela is more talented with men’s voices than women’s. I’m very disappointed as the first book was so wonderful..

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  • Lost Among the Living

  • By: Simone St. James
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,204

England, 1921. Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. Working as a paid companion to Alex's wealthy, condescending aunt, Dottie Forsyth, Jo travels to Wych Elm House, the family's estate in the Sussex countryside. But there is much she never knew about her husband's origins...and the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths' past is just the beginning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story

  • By Isobel on 05-07-16

Such a good book!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

I was looking for something along the lines of Jane Austin and this hit the spot. I really enjoyed the plot. It had the perfect balance of ghosts/creepy to keep me hooked but not scary me away. The narrator was excellent as well.

  • Florence Grace

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455

Florrie Buckley is an orphan living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence, but Florrie is content; she runs wild in the mysterious landscape. She thinks her destiny is set in stone. But when Florrie is 14, she inherits a never-imagined secret. She is related to a wealthy and notorious London family: the Graces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly brilliant!!!

  • By Maria on 07-04-16

Great story, even better narrator..

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

This is the second Tracy Rees book I've listened to and I find I enjoy her writing style and plot bases. From the two I've "read", poor girl struggles to conform to society's expectations of women, comes into money, internal struggles with a hint of mystery. I enjoyed this story and I think Imogen Church did an amazing job bringing the characters to life.

  • Wedding Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle, Fiona Hardingham, Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,223

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both still single at 30, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates - just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago. Their family and friends are horrified. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister, knows that Lottie can be impulsive - but surely this is her worst decision yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a bad summer read

  • By Monica on 06-30-13

Disappointed overall

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

I am a big fan of Sophie Kinsella's work, but this book was extremely disappointing. It lacked her usual finesse and wit I've come to love in her other books. Also, the narration missed the mark. Going back and forth between two narrators who are voicing the same characters while sounding vastly different was off putting for me.