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  • A Dangerous Engagement

  • The Regency Spies of London, Book 3
  • By: Melanie Dickerson
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Just as merchant's daughter Felicity Mayson is spurned once again because of her meager dowry, she receives an unexpected invitation to Lady Blackstone's country home. Being introduced to the wealthy Oliver Ratley is an admitted delight, as is his rather heedless yet inviting proposal of marriage. Only when another of Lady Blackstone's handsome guests catches Felicity's attention does she realize that nothing is what it seems at Doverton Hall.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why, WHY do they keep using this narrator?!?

  • By kandemc on 10-09-17

Why, WHY do they keep using this narrator?!?

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

I’m not even 25 minutes into this audible recording and I can’t keep listening. I love Melanie Dickerson’s books, but whoever selects the narrator for this series needs to be fired. It is impossible to visualize a male romantic lead with the simpering, growly, unbelievable voice that she uses for the character. This probably means I won’t finish the book for a long time, because I don’t have time to read but I do have time to listen while I drive. I hope the author gets this feedback and can weigh in on who they choose to narrate her books.

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  • 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 331
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

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

Male voices grating

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

The narrator is very expressive, but I really don't like her vocal interpretation of the main male characters. Nicholas, the romantic lead from the previous book in the series, sounds oafish and the romantic lead in this book sounds like the Duke of Weaseltown from Frozen. Instead of being tender, it made the romantic scenes almost comical. Otherwise, this is a short, fun, easy read. I would recommend the kindle version of this book and skipping the audio.