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  • Emma and the Earl

  • Bluestocking Brides, Book 3
  • By: Samantha Holt
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

With a duke and a viscount for brothers-in-law, Emma has found herself subject to increasing attention from the many eligible men of the ton. A new experience for this redheaded, freckled bluestocking, who would rather be doing something else - anything else - than dancing with men who are only interested in her connections. Marriage is not for her. At least it was not. Until a certain Lord Radcliff - and a true rake - decided to accidentally ruin her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything they didn’t know they desired

  • By Sophia on 10-04-18

Everything they didn’t know they desired

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Lord Ratcliff was a man who jumped from bed to bed, until one night at a ball, where he “fell” into a Chadwick Sister, Emma.
Emma, the sister who wasn’t passionate about anything like her other sisters. Something she didn’t know she was good at, was falling in love with her new husband, after an accidental fall in London. The couple have their ups and downs, until feelings are too obvious to ignore.

Another wonderful story by Samantha Holt, and beautifully narrated by Stevie Zimmermann, who makes one feel like you the Chadwick sisters personally. Another lovely story! Can’t wait to hear/read more!

I promise there is a HEA at the end of this funny and sweet story!

  • The Courtship of Edward Gardiner

  • A Pride and Prejudice Prequel
  • By: Nicole Clarkston
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Edward Gardiner has just been refused by the lovely young woman he had intended to make his wife. Heartbroken and eager for a diversion, he accepts an invitation from his brother-in-law, Thomas Bennet, to accompany him along with his two eldest daughters to the north on family business. Gardiner's pleasure tour is interrupted, however, when his eldest niece falls ill and is unable to travel farther.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So sweet and romantic!

  • By Sophia on 09-20-18

So sweet and romantic!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I couldn’t stop listening to Edward and Madeline’s love story! It was so sweet and romantic! And such a lovely performance by Stevie Zimmerman, it was like finding missing friends during the story, as we learned about Edward and Madeline, through the story and the story-telling of Stevie!
Loved that Lizzie and Darcy had met as children, and that Charles Bingley also made an appearance early on in the lives of Jane and Lizzie and Darcy, and of course that it was Madeline and Edward that helped unite the couples!

  • Her Beautiful Bastard: A Regency Erotic Romance

  • Scandalous Ballroom Encounters, Book 6
  • By: Victoria Vale
  • Narrated by: Simon Philips
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

After a disastrous first Season, Lydia Darling abandons all hope of love and marriage. A simple country girl, she does not belong among the debutantes of the ton. Rather than rely on her family for the rest of her days, she chooses to find work as a governess, a position that allows her to hide away from the society that shunned her. However, she cannot seem to forget the mysterious stranger she encountered at a ball during her Season...a man whose kiss haunts her dreams. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All Hail Victoria Vale ♡♡♡♡

  • By Sonia on 08-20-18

OMG! A must have! Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Omg Mistress Victoria Vale has done it again! The story of Sid and Lydia is wonderful and so pleasurable! It was heartbreaking and wonderful at the same time!

The story starts in a tree in a moon lit garden, where two sets of eyes met and love is instant between the two. The story follow Lydia Darling, and her story as a governess to a wonderful little boy, and how she falls in love with a man with a shadowed past.

The narration is enough to make the listener cross ones legs and blush in delight and pleasure since Simon’s voice is so sensual and manly which makes Sid come alive so very much.

Simon’s voice and Mistress Vale’s words is a masterpiece in short!

  • The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: Victoria Kincaid
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

It is 1803, and a treaty has allowed England and France to enjoy a brief moment of peace in the midst of the Napoleonic wars. Darcy is despondent over Elizabeth’s refusal of his proposal at Hunsford, so Colonel Fitzwilliam proposes a trip to Paris as a distraction. At a ball, Darcy unexpectedly encounters Elizabeth, who is visiting Paris with the Gardiners. He sees this as his opportunity to court Elizabeth properly and rectify past mistakes. Before he can make much progress, however, England declares war again, and Darcy must help Elizabeth flee France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great alternative ending

  • By Bessie Mullenaux on 10-06-18

Secrets and love

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Another adventure where Darcy and Elizabeth meet in circumstances which is different from Miss Austen’s original book. This adventure takes place in France, in the short peace time between the war between England and France in 1814 and before Waterloo and the 100-day war. Darcy helps Elizabeth out of France, and they end up falling in love.
Stevie Zimmerman made Darcy and Elizabeth come to life, and they feel like long lost friends by the end of the story, and Stevie made me fall in love with Darcy through the story, even if it is not something new, as Stevie has a wonderful way of making the characters come to life and make the readers/listener love the story even more.

  • The Keeper: Mary Bennet's Extraordinary Journey

  • The Bennet Wardrobe, Book 1
  • By: Don Jacobson, a Lady
  • Narrated by: Amanda Berry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Mary Bennet has spent her entire life fighting to be herself. If only she knew just what that was. For years she buried her nose in the musty musing of Fordyce’s Sermons to Young Women, trying to be exceptional. She hid her light brown eyes - and herself - behind useless spectacles. With both Jane and Lizzy married, it is time for Miss Bennet to emerge from her cocoon. Learn how a young woman of deep faith and inquisitive mind emerges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary, indeed!

  • By Sophia on 08-30-18

Extraordinary, indeed!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Mary’s extraordinary journey was indeed extraordinary! This, the first book of the Bennet Wardrobe Series was a wonderful introduction to the Bennet Wardrobe story lines of the Darcy, Bennet, Fitzwilliam, Bingley and Gardiner families, through the story, which was full of drama, intriqué, happiness and sadness and yet it held so much promise of more to come.

Don Jacobson bring the families to life through his story telling and Amanda Berry’s narration, makes the many beloved characters, not only come to life, but make them into true friends for every listener and reader of this series.

To follow each sister of the Bennet family, this time Mary and a little of Lydia, was like finding missing friends, and also learning about a character who many readers know little of, from Austen’s original book.
I was also very pleased to follow Mary, and her way to the love of Edward and the future through her position of keeper of the Wardrobe.

  • The Dove

  • The Villain Dulogy, Book 2
  • By: Victoria Vale
  • Narrated by: Darcy Stark
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Lord Adam Callahan has spent the past five years destroying the Fairchild family as recompense for the ruination of his sister. Yet, it never seemed like enough...until the family's only daughter appeared on his doorstep searching for answers His plan had been simple - coerce Lady Daphne Fairchild into an illicit affair and ruin her. After 30 days and nights in his bed, Adam sends Daphne back to London a fallen woman. However, he is hard-pressed to forget the beauty of her submission or the brief moments of peace and balance she brought his tortured existence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He wants his little Dove

  • By JK on 07-08-18

OMG! Seductive! Lovely! Romantic!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Mistress Vale have done it again! Written a sequel to The Villain which leaves the listener close to dying from pleasure, especially due to the dark and seductive voice of Darcy Starks as Adam. The villain is back in London to finish his revenge once and for all, but can he do it without the help of His Little Dove? And will this couple end of alone? Or maybe, is there hope for them? Loved the continued story from the Villain, and the voice actor made me nearly swoon! Well done to Darcy Stark and Mistress Victoria

  • Lessers and Betters: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

  • By: Don Jacobson, A Lady
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rich
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Now for the first time under the same cover, discover the paired novellas that explore the remarkable events of November 5, 1815, when the Cecil Governess, Kitty Bennet, was grievously injured as she defended her charge. What rests behind the attack? Listeners of Lessers and Betters will experience a unique literary unique approach that offers both gentry and servant perspectives presented in their own self-contained novellas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fabulous Upstairs/Dowstairs Story Pair

  • By Sophia Rose on 08-05-18

Amazing! Brilliant! Different!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Don Jacobson have done it again!! A wonderful story, which shows another twist to Kitty and Colonel Fitzwilliam’s story seen from both upstairs and downstairs persons. In the first part of the story we follow Kitty from her employ in Cecil House and until her wedding. In the second story, we hear the same story, but seen from Annie Reynolds, a maid and Sergeant Henry, a footman ‘a point of view. This gives the listener and reader a deeper understanding of not only the Wardrobe universe, but also this alternative universe, while also telling the story from two different sides of positions of the regency world. What also struck me was the other well known characters of Maturin from Master and Commander, Jeremy Poldark from the series and book Poldark and lastly John Watson from Sherlock Holmes series, which was a creative struck of genius.
I couldn’t put the book down! I can’t wait for more from Don Jacobson’s creative desk.

The performance by Barbara made the Cecil family come alive as I listened to the story, and also gave me an idea how Kitty, Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Henry, Annie and many other beloved characters would sound. I especially have to congratulate Barbara for her singing as Henry during his proposal to Annie Reynolds, which was so sweet and romantic, and made this listener tear up.

  • Lizzy Bennet Meets the Countess

  • The Bennet Wardrobe, Book 3
  • By: Don Jacobson, A Lady
  • Narrated by: Amanda Berry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The universe was shaken once again on Midsummer’s Day in 1801. The Bennet Wardrobe’s door to the future was opened in the book room at Longbourn. This time, the most impertinent Bennet of them all, Elizabeth, tumbled through the gateway. Except she left not as the grown women with whom we have become so familiar, but rather as a 10-year-old girl who had been playing a simple game of hide-and-seek. What/where/when was her destination?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting concept supported by great narration!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-25-18

Surprising! Stunning!! Wonderful! Sad!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Another masterpiece by D. Jacobson which leads us through the magical and sometimes humorous Bennet Wardrobe. This time we follow young Elizabeth Bennet as she is transported through time to the roaring 20’s and 30’s England and Deauville. Most of the story are following Elizabeth, both as a child but also later when she is married to Darcy.
The couple visits Lake Geneva, where they meet some of the times greatest literary people; Percy Shelley, the woman who would become Mary Shelley and of course Lord Byron. This takes place in 1816, the year without a summer.

Amanda Berry once more made my imagination run wild with how Elizabeth, Countess Kate, Maggie, Mr Robards and Henry Fitzwilliam should sound like as live characters. I can only compliment Mr Jacobson’s choice of narrator for yet another piece of his Bennet Wardrobe Series. I can’t wait to hear more of the Bennet girls adventures through the Bennet Wardrobe.

  • Henry Fitzwilliam's War: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

  • The Bennet Wardrobe Series, Book 1.75
  • By: Don Jacobson
  • Narrated by: Amanda Berry
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Henry travels over 30 years into the future to land in the middle of the most awful conflict in human history - World War I. His brief time at the Front teaches him that there is no longer any room on the battlefield for heroic combat. Rather he discovers the horrors of “modern” warfare and the incredible waste of young men’s lives. Henry's two weeks spent recuperating at the Beach House in Deauville irrevocably changes his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even More Sensational In Audio Form

  • By Sophia Rose on 08-05-18

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Only a piece of the Bennet Wardrobe mystery is in this book/audiobook, and yet makes the reader want to go straight back to the books to read the adventures of the Bennet girls. The performance of Amanda Berry was wonderful, and gripping as heartbreak and renewed seal for life appears, and her voice fits wonderfully well for Lydia, and even the mysterious “K”
I personally can’t wait to hear the rest of the stories coming from D. Jacobson’s hand.

  • Friends and Enemies

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: J. Dawn King
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the hero of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, has his world turned upside down when his character, of which he is particularly proud, is called into question by those whom he trusts. Will he learn from his mistakes or remain his own worst enemy? When he discovers a secret which could destroy not only the reputation of his beloved sister but threatens her very life, he can no longer hide behind his mask of social indifference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining and well narrated re-imagining.

  • By These Curves Talk on 02-28-18

Wonderful audiobook

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Loved the audiobook as well as the paperback of this gorgeous variation of P&P!
I liked how Darcy had to work to change throughout the book, and how supportive of Georgiana he was all the way through!

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