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  • Murder in an English Village

  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,373

The year is 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait For Next Book

  • By Sally W. Harris on 05-22-18

Odd pauses in audio production

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

It’s a quaint story with a lovely narrator, however it is full of odd pauses in strange places, as well as silences that go on a tad too long. It should definitely be re-edited :-)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,907
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,885

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

One of the best books I have had the pleasure of experiencing. It was a masterfully woven story and matchless narration. Simply amazing.

  • Shooter

  • Burnout Series #1
  • By: Dahlia West
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405

Chris "Shooter" Sullivan has returned to his hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota, to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He wants only to focus on holding what's left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father's motorcycle gang doesn't exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Fantastic Story!

  • By Cheri on 06-13-16

Unacceptable

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

“Judging by the sheer number of Hispanics working in the back he seemed no stranger to illegal labor” Why does the author think that sort of drivel is acceptable? It’s not to me.

  • 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 1,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395

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

Absolutely marvelous

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story was delightful and the characters were lovable and fun.

What other book might you compare The Duchess Deal to and why?

Anything by Julia Quinn :-)

Which scene was your favorite?

When the Duke had tea with his duchess and her friends :-)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Every single character was fully fantastic.

Any additional comments?

A wonderful story performed to perfection that keeps you hooked from beginning to end.

  • The Other Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,455

Raised in a poor yet genteel household, Rachel Woodley is working in France as a governess when she receives news that her mother has died suddenly. Grief stricken, she returns to the small town in England where she was raised to clear out the cottage...and finds a cutting from a London society magazine, with a photograph of her supposedly deceased father dated all of three month before. He's an earl, respected and influential, and he is standing with another daughter - his legitimate daughter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adequate.

  • By Mary C. on 08-12-15

Nothing redeeming about this book :-(

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Take an unlikable main character with less enjoyable supporting characters. Add that to a meandering plot, stir in the main character’s mercurial mindsets and one gets this unappetizing book. :-(

  • 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 493
  • 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

Lacking the usual Quinn Wit

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Unfortunately this story was lacking the wit, delight and sparkle that is present in all of the author's other novels. I had to check twice to ensure that this was indeed written by Julia Quinn :-(

4 of 4 people found this review helpful