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  • My Lord Murderer

  • By: Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Narrated by: Jane Copland
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

A dashing stranger sweeps Lady Gwendolyn Rowle onto the dance floor. She is living every woman's fantasy until she discovers who her romantic waltz partner really is: Viscount Andrew Jamison - the man who killed her husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Delightful!

  • By Patricia on 03-05-15

Absolutely Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

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Finally, a Regency romance akin to those of the great Georgette Heyer. Sadly, the author of this book has passed away, but Audible.com listeners are now fortunate in that her work has been recently added to Audible's collection.

This is a charming story, well-timed and well-written with wit and humor. The characters are most engaging, the dialogue is excellent and the narration wonderful.

Some of the so called Regency romances I've listened to lately have been awfully dull with way too many sex scenes, not enough dialogue, modern characters completely out of step with Regency times, and badly in need of a good editor.

Highly recommended.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Duke of Her Own

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

A duke must choose wisely.... Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly - and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic ending to the series!

  • By J-9 on 01-08-12

Duerden's Voice for Villiers is Near Perfection!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

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This is a fantastic final book for the series. Villiers, who has appeared in each book, is absolutely marvelous and the narrator's voice for him is perfection. Elinor is a wonderful character and this listener cheered for her throughout the book. I very much liked the children in the story. They added a lot to the story's depth and substance as did the change in Villiers as he accepts the responsibility of fatherhood. The little pug puppy is a magical character and plays an important role. I would give this more than 5 stars if I could!! Bravo!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Duchess of Mine

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another (if one is to believe the rumors). Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors. But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A TOUCHING & PASSIONATE ROMANCE IN GEORGIAN LONDON

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-02-12

Story Falls Short but Narration is Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

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I think the author is a very good writer and very smart woman, however this time I was disappointed in the story especially in the characters Jemma and Elijah. Leopold was a much more exciting and interesting character. The final book in the series, "A Duke of Her Own" is Leopold's story and was a smashing end to the series. I gave that book 5 stars all around.

The narrator delivered another fantastic performance! You can count on Susan Duerden. She is a favorite for sure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Duchess by Night

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

Harriet, Duchess of Berrow, is tired of her title and the responsibilities that come along with it. Enough with proper tea parties and elegant balls; what Harriet really wants is to attend an outrageous soiree where she can unleash her wildest whims and desires. But to attend such an event - especially if the event in question is Lord Justinian Strange's rollicking fete, filled with noble rogues and rotters, risque - ladies and illicit lovers - would be certain scandal. That's why she must disguise herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Story-Great Narrator

  • By Lady M on 10-16-12

Simply wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-15

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Excellent writing, good character growth, inclusion of a great cast of children (and puppy), and sublime narration all contribute to the overwhelming success of this audiobook. We meet the Duke in previous books in the series. We may not have liked him then, but here we must love him. I enjoyed this book tremendously! The epilogue was truly a satisfying finish touch. Thank you to the author, the narrator, and Audible.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Meet the Earl at Midnight

  • Midnight Meetings
  • By: Gina Conkle
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

It's going to take a Beast to tame this Beauty. The Enigma Earl. The Lord Phantom. That's what the gossip pages call Lord Greenwich, a mysterious nobleman who doesn't show his face in London Society. With a reputation like that, it's no wonder that Lydia Montgomery is horrified to be dragged from bed and packed off to live with him to save her mother from penury. While Lydia has received all of the training a lady should endure, she's decidedly un-ladylike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read... But...

  • By Dedicated Amazon Shopper on 04-26-15

Good story idea, but result disappoints

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

Reviewed: 01-23-15

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Even the excellent narration could not save this book. The author started out with a good idea, but did not, it seems, have the skill to make it really interesting. The earl's mother had more personality and dimension than the main characters. They, unfortunately, were just dull.

  • Desperate Duchesses

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 677

Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication, of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title, of games played for high stakes, including - on occasion - a lady's virtue. A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles, falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage, until he lays eyes on Roberta.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent start to a series!

  • By Michelle on 09-09-11

Wonderful story, great writing, superb narration!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

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It was a pleasure to listen to this interesting, clever, funny story narrated to perfection. I especially appreciated the author's excellent writing skills. The characters were unique, a bit quirky and that made them ever so endearing to me. Very entertaining! Bravo.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Luckiest Lady in London

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Even Felix himself almost believes this golden image. But underneath is a damaged soul soothed only by public adulation.Louisa Cantwell needs to marry well to support her sisters. She does not, however, want Lord Wrenworth-though he seems inexplicably interested in her. She mistrusts his outward perfection, and the praise he garners everywhere he goes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story, extremely well-written

  • By Jonna on 04-14-14

Strange and Disappointing!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

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Remember, this is only my personal opinion -- but I simply found this a very disappointing story. I have enjoyed other books by Sherry Thomas and so was surprised by the tone and lack of storyline. The plot was just too strange for me. I could not at all believe it. I did not come to care at all about the characters and so gave up half way. There was very little dialogue. Under these circumstances, the narrator did a very fine job.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tempting the Bride

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Helena Fitzhugh understands perfectly well that she would be ruined should her secret love affair be discovered. So when a rendezvous goes wrong and she is about to be caught in the act, it is with the greatest reluctance that she accepts help from David Hillsborough, Viscount Hastings, and elopes with him to save her reputation. Helena has despised David since they were children - the notorious rake has tormented her all her life. David, on the other hand, has always loved Helena, but his pride will never let him admit the secrets of his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding performance!

  • By Patricia on 11-29-14

Outstanding performance!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-14

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Jenny Sterlin delivered an outstanding performance narrating this unique story. Her voice expressed outrage, tenderness, compassion, understanding, and confusion as she brought life to the various characters.

Was the hero a bit too good to be true? Perhaps -- but the author gifted him weakness as well as strength and I liked him very much indeed. His devotion to his little girl was wonderful.

I thought Helena had a lot to learn about people. I would have actually liked David to have found someone else to love.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wicked Wallflower

  • By: Maya Rodale
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement - to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade. A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Top-Ten Favorite Author

  • By Beckyrcg on 09-02-14

Wallflower wins the day!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-14

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First of all, Carolyn Morris does an excellent job (as always). An engaging narrator who really captures the characters' personalities, Morris is #1 with me.The story is quite good fun. A wallflower with a plucky heart who comes to believe in herself, a handsome hero who finds out what love is really about, and a good supporting cast all come together to provide good entertainment.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

A Tale of Two Lovers
    Writing Girls, Book 2
    
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    Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    99 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • A Tale of Two Lovers

  • Writing Girls, Book 2
  • By: Maya Rodale
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

He is notorious. Lord Simon Roxbury is a godsend to gossip columnists everywhere. This notorious rake has recently been caught in an extremely compromising position by none other than the London Weekly's Lady of Distinction. Rumor also has it that Lord R. received an ultimatum: be wed or be penniless. She is scandalous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One's a rake, the other a gun-shy lady

  • By Kimberly on 03-29-14

A Fun Frolic with a Rake and a Writer

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

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This book is my favorite of the very entertaining series. Carolyn Morris, the talented narrator, really brought the characters to life. She grasps the personality of each and with emotion gives the listener the idea that we are almost there -- in the story, on the page. Bravo!

These books are all about "the story." They are not historically accurate as the incomparable Georgette Heyer's are, but rather they are pure entertainment and by gosh we want to find out what happens all the way to the last page! Lots of fun: funny, clever and good entertainment.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful