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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,837

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

A beautiful story...

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Audible, thank you so much for this lovely story. Richard Armitage is the perfect narrator for a story that will be an annual listen in our home. Very well done by all who made it possible!

  • In Their Footsteps

  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Zoe Winslow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

The quiet scandal surrounding her parents' death has always haunted Beryl Tavistock. Now she's asking dangerous questions and the answers are proving that the past does not die easily. Pulled into a world of espionage, Beryl quickly discovers that she needs help, and ex-CIA agent Richard Wolf is her only hope. But in a world where trust is a double-edged sword, friends become enemies and enemies are killers...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Makes me think of bored housewives reading romance novels

  • By Christina on 01-02-18

Good .... but

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I enjoyed the story line and most of the characters but found there were too many characters to keep them all straight. I found myself wishing I had a reference guide as to who was who.

  • My American Duchess

  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 561

The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford - an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit like a dull cocktail party

  • By harp diva on 02-02-16

I found myself smiling!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I love this book!! I always enjoy Eloisa James, but this book was just soooo charming . I love seeing love conquer all! One of her best!!!

  • Wicked and the Wallflower

  • The Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 1
  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

When Wicked Comes Calling... When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees - on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it. The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain... Bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And she sucks me in again!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-18

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I loved the book, and it's the beginning of a new series! I look forward to reading the next books. The only thng that would make it better would be Rosalyn Landor or Divina Porter performing the narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Plus One

  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge. But I can't see him that way. He's my boss - technically one of the owners of the company where I work - and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lord Save Me From Weak Emotionally Moronic Heroine

  • By Sara Eisenhower on 10-02-17

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

I love to see the communication and honesty between Duncan and Kimber, and the love! Cute, enjoyable book!

  • The Most Dangerous Duke in London

  • By: Madeline Hunter
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Clara may be the woman Adam wants, but there's one problem: She's far more interested in publishing her women's journal than getting married - especially to a man said to be dead-set on vengeance. Though with her nose for a story, Clara wonders if his desire for justice is sincere - along with his incredibly unnerving intention to be her husband. If her weak-kneed response to his kiss is any indication, falling for Adam clearly comes with a cost. But who knew courting danger could be such exhilarating fun?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dangerous Dukes....

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 06-06-17

Dangerous duke? Dangerous narrator.

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Most Dangerous Duke in London to be better than the print version?

No. the narrator pauses between sentences which becomes very tiresome. The characters were hard to distinguish. I would have been better off reading the book rather than listening. I gave the narrator too many stars. On second thought I would give her two.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Adam and Clara. Sweet love story.

What does Charlotte Gray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Frustration!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, perhaps with Rosalyn Landor narrating.

Any additional comments?

Loved the story and the characters. Sort of a Romeo and Juliet twist to it.

  • The Scoundrel's Honor

  • Sinful Brides, Book 2
  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Thanks to her older siblings, Lady Penelope Tidemore is no stranger to scandal. In order for her to make a good match, her secret longings for intrigue and romance must be quelled. Yet it is through terrible mischance that Penelope is caught in a compromising position - however innocent - with the darkly enigmatic viscount Ryker Black. Mr. Black is no gentleman. Raised from the streets and proprietor of the most notorious gaming hell in London, Black lives in a world filled with debauchery and danger.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • DISAPPOINTING ENDING!!

  • By Edwina "I Love books" on 02-25-17

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

What did you love best about The Scoundrel's Honor?

The ending. What a sweet conclusion to another great book by Christi Caldwell! I love a happy ending; this was one of her best!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scoundrel's Honor?

Penelope's injury and Ryker's reaction to it. Poppy's first glimpse of Ryker. The ending. Penelope decorating the office.

Have you listened to any of Tim Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes! This one was very well done as usual. I always enjoy his performance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! Unfortunately life interrupts.

Any additional comments?

This is one of Christi Caldwell's best! I've become a big fan! I hope Poppy's story is coming soon.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

  • A Bridgertons Prequel
  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

With her brother, Thomas, injured on the battlefront in the colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful !

  • By Jonana on 06-13-17

Delightful !

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

What a joyful tale of love, not just romantic love, though that part was so satisfying, but love of family, duty, friendship and honor. Julia Quinn at her best!! And Rosalyn Landor, my favorite narrator. What a treat. Well worth a credit.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful