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  • Faro's Daughter

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

Fiery, strong-willed Deb Grantham, who presides over a gaming house with her aunt, is hardly the perfect wife for the young and naive Lord Mablethorpe. His lordship's family are scandalized that he proposes to marry one of 'faro's daughters', and his cousin the proud, wealthy Max Ravenscar - decides to take the matter in hand. Ravenscar always gets his way, but as he and Miss Grantham lock horns, they become increasingly drawn to each other. Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements, has Ravenscar finally met his match?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Georgette Heyer audiobook dilemma

  • By A. Hawley on 05-20-15

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

I have yet to be disappointed by this author! One good book after another . You will not be disappointed with any of her writings ..

  • Cousin Kate

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

When young and beautiful governess Kate Malvern finds herself unemployed, she is taken in by Minerva Broome, the aunt she has never met, and whisked away to the majestic country home of Staplewood. However, things are not as they seem: strange things start to happen in the manor and Staplewood soon turns from an inviting stately house to a cold and gloomy mansion with a dreadful secret!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narrator

  • By Patricia on 11-01-14

Yet another great book

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I thought the narrator did well in this book.enjoyed it very much. I don’t think you can go wrong with Georgette-Heyer haven’t listen to one I haven’t liked!

  • The Corinthian

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858

The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun on the Run

  • By Carol on 08-21-14

Awesome sauce!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

At first I was a little meh about this book .. then as it went on I laughed and really couldn’t stop listening ! It was like a bag of chips you can’t just have one .. what a good Author can’t wait to listen to the next one!!

  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Full Sophy

  • By Carol on 10-17-13

Crazy fun

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

At first I thought oh boy this is going to be ho hum. It turned out to be fun and witty ! I enjoyed every min. Looking forward to the next book with this author

  • The Darkling Bride: A Novel

  • Gallagher Family Series, Book 1
  • By: Laura Andersen
  • Narrated by: Sarah-Jane Drummey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

The Gallagher family has called Deeprath Castle home for 700 years. Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, the estate is now slated to become a public trust, and book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take inventory of its historic library. But after meeting Aidan, the current Viscount Gallagher, and his enigmatic family, Carragh knows that her task will be more challenging than she'd thought. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved! Story, characters, ending! Great reader.

  • By Suzanne Comrie on 04-29-18

Good listen!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

I think this would have made an awesome movie 🎥🍿 ! Good book no doubt can’t wait to here more from this author

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Beauty and the Clockwork Beast

  • The Steampunk Proper Romances, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Campbell Allen
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Lucy, a smart, attractive, and well-respected botanist, travels to Blackwell Manor to take care of her sick cousin, Kate, who is married to Miles' younger brother. For Lucy, the trip is a welcome respite from her work and recent discovery of a breakthrough serum that could eliminate the scourge of vampires from London. But Lucy finds more than she bargained for when she arrives at the Manor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beauty and the Clockwork

  • By J. Franckum on 09-30-17

Omgosh!💜💜

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Not my normal read .. oh how I’m happy I bought this! I love this author she writes like a movie 🍿 and it’s a clean steamy book ! Thank you!!!

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,800
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,806

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I was A little apprehensive because it was outside of what I would normally read or in this case listen to this book was very very enjoyable I laughed a lot it was like watching a BBC drama I think you’ll like it a lot tried out

  • Jessamine's Folly

  • By: Suzanne G. Rogers
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

After her estate is entailed away, Jessamine Foster has no choice but to live with relatives who detest her. When her aunt gives her an ultimatum to leave, Jessamine accepts a position as companion to Lord Kirkendale's sister - even though she's been warned her predecessors can't seem to resist the earl's exceptional good looks. Can Jessamine manage to hold on to her job without losing her heart?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful, Fun and Clean!

  • By A+D on 09-11-16

Cinderella??

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

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

Stevie Zimmerman plays each character beautifully! Its like watching a movie.

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

YES

Any additional comments?

I love how Miss Rogers writes and I am very grateful I can read a good story without R rated scenes. Its like reading a Jane Austen . That is far and few in-between, So thank you Miss Rogers I can't wait to see more of your books!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Spinster

  • By: Suzanne G. Rogers
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Staring down life as an old maid, newly jilted Clare flees to a country home she's inherited from her grandmother. She doesn't count on clashing with her handsome neighbor, whose gentlemanly manners and education are at odds with his workingman image. As their relationship unfolds, however, she discovers the mysterious Meriweather Holcroft is not at all what he appears to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clean good story & plot.

  • By XmasMom on 06-07-17

Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

There were a few times that the recording was a little ruff. But it didn’t spoil the book looking for more books by this author 🙂

  • Chasing the Lion

  • Sword of Redemption, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Kimball
  • Narrated by: Joseph Narducci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

From the blood-soaked sand of the Roman arena, a divine destiny will rise. For as long as Jonathan Tarquinius can remember, everyone has wanted something from him. His half-brother wants him dead. His master's wife wants his innocence. The gladiator dealers want him to fight - and die - for their greed. Rome's most famous prostitute wants his love. And the gentle slave girl who tends the wounds on his body and the hidden ones on his soul, longs for him to return to his faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story with a spectacular reader

  • By Patrick on 02-11-15

Could have been a movie..

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Written well and the narrator made the pages come to life! A wonderful listen.. now I can go to bed way before midnight! Lol