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  • The Dangers of Doing Good

  • Arrangements, Book 4
  • By: Rebecca Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jessica Elisa Boyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Life had never been particularly kind to Annie Ramsey. When a handsome, kind stranger offers her another way, she must decide if she is brave enough to change her situation or if she dares to hope for more. Duncan Bray could not resist the urge to help the young woman he found in the wintery chill of Yorkshire. Taking her to London and introducing her to a new life there would provide opportunities for her beyond what she ever could have imagined. But he never dreamed how this particular good deed would change everything for him as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Bailey on 06-28-18

The narration was great<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Narrator was excellent
I could listen to her voice all day. Her accents and inflections were first rate!

  • His Saving Grace

  • Regency Refuge, Book 1
  • By: Heather Gray
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Grace finds herself wed to a man who loathes her. She is shunned and exiled to the farthest corner of the land. It wouldn't hurt so much if he hadn't once been her best friend. Thomas became a duke long before he was ready. Now he can't go anywhere without women trying to entrap him into marriage. He expected better from his childhood friend. How can friendship, let alone marriage, thrive in the face of bitterness, suspicion, and misunderstanding?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Interesting Tale

  • By lynda on 03-11-18

Listened a second time i enjoyed this book so much

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I loved this book enough to listen to it twice! I enjoyed the narration as well as the story.

  • Because of Miss Bridgerton

  • The Bridgerton Series
  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband...someday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first Julia Quinn Novel -- I loved it!

  • By Renee C. on 04-06-16

Enjoyed enough to read it twice!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

This was one very sweat story. I read it twice and enjoyed the story very well both times!

  • The Lady and the Mountain Man

  • Mountain Dreams, Book 1
  • By: Misty M. Beller
  • Narrated by: LeAnn Pashina
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 284

Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancé's plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Clean Godly

  • By Les Raymond on 02-09-16

Good story

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I enjoyed this story and will listen to it again. I do think most stories would be better if performed by a man and a woman. Would sound more realistic.

  • Mail-Order Brides of the West: Bertha

  • Montana Sky Series
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Bertha Bucholtz returns to her St. Louis home after an unsuccessful stay at the mail-order bridal agency. Her family house is overflowing with her thin, beautiful sisters and their many suitors, and shy, overweight Bertha is lost among the chaos. Even her baking skills - so praised at the agency - aren't special, for her six sisters and her mother are also excellent cooks. Desperate to be living on her own, Bertha searches for a job as a cook but with little success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mail Order Bride: Bertha

  • By Madison W Fairbanks on 06-26-16

Very Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

I enjoyed this book very much. I hope reading/listening to it will give my fellow peaches much deserved confidence. I have found a few extra pounds bothers me far more than anyone else and unkind remarks tell far more about the speakers than the recipient. Unkind words can do much damage so please think before speaking.

  • Moon Over Montana: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 5

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

The long-awaited wedding date has finally been set, but when a young Cheyenne woman shows up in the loft of her family's barn, life as Charity McCutcheon knew it is thrust into chaos. Secrets her parents and brother Luke have held now explode, with the power to shake her foundations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS!!!!

  • By Brandy Blackerby on 08-06-16

This book is good but.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I really liked the book but thought the last paragraph unnecessary. Would have been better if it would have ended on the second to last storyline.

  • The Duchess Deal

  • Girl Meets Duke
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir - which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 100% perfect

  • By Eugenie on 09-29-17

Good story foul sexual language<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Good narration. Bad language. Descript sex scenes. I liked the story a lot but wished the writer would have been more clever with choice of words!

  • Sourdough Creek

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Luke Andreen
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Cassie Angel is used to taking care of herself. With a spirit of adventure, and a need to stay out of harm's way, she departs a dying Nevada town for the golden opportunities that await in California - along with a new life. When charming Sam Ridgeway shows up, claiming to know her uncle, and offers her protection in her travels, she has no idea there is an ulterior motive involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sourdough Creek

  • By AnnieS on 06-25-15

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

Cute story and well performed. I would be happy to read a series of these books.