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  • Not Quite a Lady

  • Carsington Brothers Series
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

Darius Carsington is a spectacularly attractive rake, who's all brains and brawn...and no heart; a man who's equally expert at bedding loose-moraled women and writing scholarly papers. He finds society's "perfect darlings" exceedingly boring. Then why is he so intrigued by the supposedly faultless Lady Charlotte Hayward? Darius senses a crack under her polished surface - and finding it is a challenge he can't resist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story with wonderful characters

  • By Elizabeth on 02-18-16

It Never Fails to Satisfy

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I bought this book in paperback when it first came out. I knew it was a wonderful story but I didn’t realize how enduring it would be. I bought it in e-book so I would always have it then I bought in audible. The audible is the best form in my opinion. The actor who reads it is great, and the pace is quick enough to be interesting but not hurried.
I just finished listening to it for at least the third time and for me it was as fresh as the first time I read it.
Thank you Loretta for a wonderful gift.

  • Married to the Marquess

  • Arrangements, Book 2
  • By: Rebecca Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jessica Elisa Boyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Derek Chambers, Marquess of Whitlock, has a problem: his wife. She is the single most horrifying aspect of his life, and the only thing he has ever enjoyed about her are their truly spectacular fights. As such, he prefers having as little to do with her as possible. So when she unexpectedly summons him to London, he surprises himself by going, and finds his life turned upside down in ways he never thought possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love grows slowly

  • By Claire Anne Thoen on 08-24-17

What a Great Story

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I don’t remember reading any other book by this author but I’ll certainly be on the hunt for any others. The story was so inthralling that I couldn’t stop listening. I don’t think I’ve read another book with this plot and certainly none that kept my interest for the whole time it took the audio version to play out.
If you enjoy a character driven story, get this one. Quick.

  • A Fallen Lady

  • Ladies of Scandal, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Kingston
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 408

For reasons of his own, Stephen Hampton, Lord Summerdale, is determined to learn the truth behind the tangled tale of Helen's ruin. There is nothing he abhors so much as scandal - nothing he prizes so well as discretion - and so he is shocked to find that he cannot help but admire her. But how can she trust a man so steeped in the culture of high society, who conceals so much? And how can he, so devoted to the appearance of propriety, ever love a fallen lady?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent writing and perfect narration

  • By Marcheta on 05-26-17

Great Storytelling

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I loved this one. I’m reading the second novel in this series now on Kindle. I just wish she had a longer booklist. I personally don’t enjoy medievals or I’d read her other books.

  • A Devil of a Duke

  • By: Madeline Hunter
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

He's infamous, debaucherous, and known all over town for his complete disregard for scandal, and positively irresistible seductions. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is obscenely wealthy, jaw-droppingly handsome, and used to getting exactly what he wants. Until his attention is utterly captured by a woman who refuses to tell him her name, but can't help surrendering to his touch....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun+ Exciting= great

  • By karen on 04-25-18

I’m Sorry Madeline,

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I couldn’t even get to the third chapter. I’m a big fan, have every book of hers but I couldn’t stand this series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A London Season

  • By: Joan Wolf
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Young Lady Jane Fitzmaurice had everything that Regency society approved of - flawless beauty, perfect breeding, and a respectable fortune. But she also had a mind and heart of her own that set heads shaking and tongues wagging.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Wonderful Joan Wolf

  • By Miz Waller on 04-19-18

Another Wonderful Joan Wolf

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

I’ve been reading Joan Wolf for at least 25? years. I own every paper back versions of her Regency stories that I could get my hands on. Now I’m collecting the audible versions and I’m finding that’s a wonderful way to experience her stories in a better way.
This is a remarkable romance that left me feeling happy.

P.S. Where is the audio version of “The Guardian”? Who could resist a book that pens with “He’s dead, he’s really dead”?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Thames River Murders

  • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 10
  • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Captain Lacey is asked by Peter Thompson of the Thames River Police to help him investigate a cold case - the murder of a woman found near the docks Thompson patrols. The investigation was sidelined, considered unsolvable, but Thompson has long wished to find her killer. Captain Lacey joins him in the hunt, entering a part of society that is closed to outsiders. Meanwhile, he must deal with his daughter's debut and more developments in his new domestic life, including an anonymous blackmailer who's out to ruin Lacey any way he can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just keeps getting better.

  • By jerelyn on 04-06-18

I Adore This Series

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Where does The Thames River Murders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have read this series for years. I first found it in a used book store in paperback. I liked the premise but it seemed dark and certainly not like any Regency I had read up till then. I bought it and was enthralled. This last book was so poignant yet as riveting as the earlier books. When you read as many books as I do, you forget so I just spent a rainy weekend rereading the books in the earlier part of the series.It’s seems silly to me to try to rank one book ahead another so l won’t but if you love character driven mysteries, buy these Ashley Gardner ones.

  • Winter Fire

  • By: Jo Beverley
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

New York Times best-selling author Jo Beverley has received numerous RITA Awards and Readers' Choice Awards from romance fans. Set in the late 1700s, Winter Fire is a tale of reunion and reignited passions. Genova Smith has no patience for the Marquess of Ashart, even if he is sinfully attractive, but when they share a fiery kiss, they must both fight to protect their hearts from being stolen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Back-story optional, Mallorens included

  • By A on 09-08-05

The Malloren Saga Continues

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

The was an excellent windup of this series. It was hard to see how Jo Beverly was going to solve the conflict between Rothgar and Ash but she did. Genova was a wonderful heroine. Some books are simply better when they are read and this book was that for me. I read it years ago and wasn't very impressed. But Audible made it an excellent treat.

  • Marrying Winterborne

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read "Cold Hearted Rake" first...

  • By I like to shop on 10-06-17

This Book is truly a romance!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

I have over 2000 books in my library and this is one of the five best books there. The story line goes from crisis to crisis but it kept me entertained and wondering how is she going to get her out of this?
She does and in ways that are only slightly improbable.
I'm not sure how I missed this book when it came out but I'm glad I did because it's wonderful to listen to maybe even better than reading.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond the Sunrise

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

Even at 15, Jeanne, the privileged daughter of a royalist EmigrE, knew what she liked: Englishman Robert Blake, bastard son of a marquess. Yet his questionable birth rendered him forbidden. Forced to part, they were still young enough to believe in tomorrow. But as time passed, that brief ephemeral flirtation at Haddington Hall faded into memory.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't bear to finish listening

  • By harp diva on 02-13-15

My Favorite Balogh Story is Better When You Hear It

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

I loved this story from the first time I read it many years ago. When I later wrote a comment on her web page praising this book she said thank you and added a comment (I'm paraphrasing here) that she pushed her own comfort level to write this book since it was more action oriented than her usual books.

I got excited when I saw that the book was now in the audiobook format. I bought it and then didn't play it for several months because I was afraid that I would be disappointed. I have finally played it and boy was I wrong. It's even better than i remembered.

The heroine is a strong woman who takes it upon herself to get revenge for her family's murder. The hero is a man who defied their societies low expectations and rose on merit from a stable hand to an officer at a time when commissioned officers usually bought their rank.
If you like a complicated story with interesting characters download this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Elusive Wife

  • By: Callie Hutton
  • Narrated by: Billie Fulford-Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

Jason, Earl of Coventry, needs to discreetly locate his unwanted and abandoned bride among London society to request an annulment. Too bad he can't remember what she looks like because he was blind drunk at his arranged wedding and hasn't see her since. Newly arrived from the country for the Season, Lady Olivia is appalled to discover that her own husband Lord Coventry doesn't even recognize her. She's not about to tell the arrogant arse she his wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It had me at "Elusive"

  • By CatDWoman on 01-20-15

Narration Strange

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

This was terrible to listen to. The story was ok but the narration caused me to stop listening several times. The actor did a strange wobbly sound when she portrayed any of the servants. After several starts I finally finished the story.