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  • Someone to Wed

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can't afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life.... A recluse for more than 20 years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate and oh-so-dashing earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will agree only to a proper courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice change of pace

  • By Joan on 12-06-17

A little too stiff

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

The characters were pretty stiff in this one. Also, hello author? You don't need to backtrack so much. Using this tired method of writing sucks. Sure, I get that you need to make sure it makes sense if the series is read/heard out.of order......

  • Someone to Hold

  • A Westcott Novel, Book 2
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

With her parents' marriage declared bigamous, Camille Westcott is now illegitimate and without a title. Looking to eschew the trappings of her old life, she leaves London to teach at the Bath orphanage where her newly discovered half sister lived. But even as she settles in, she must sit for a portrait commissioned by her grandmother and endure an artist who riles her every nerve.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it a lot.

  • By bookworm2bookworm on 02-28-18

Extraordinary series

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

Fantastic story. Classic Regency with a eye for detail. I love this series, and wish it would never end. Prim Camille, grows and becomes the most awesome person. From selfish, to giving

  • Someone to Love

  • A Westcott Novel, Book 1
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 845

Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl's guardian is interested in Anna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Other side of the blanket

  • By MVA on 11-19-16

Stellar

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Craving a Regency story, that goes beneath the surface? After listening to almost everything Marion Chesney wrote...I typed in "Regency" into the search bar. This book, and several others came up. What a fantastic story, with several twists I did not see coming. I positively love Anna and who she ends up marrying. I am thrilled this is a series!

  • The Scandalous Marriage

  • Royal, Book 24
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

As far as matrimonial prospects were concerned, Lucy Bliss was told she'd make an excellent clergyman's wife. Her mother had loftier aspirations, however, for Lucy's lovely younger sister, Belinda. Belinda would marry a duke, more specifically the duke of Wardshire. Lucy was truly horrified. "Lucifer" Wardshire was rumored to be as wicked as the devil, with orgies and mistresses - and worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator didn't do it justice

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-12-15

Template story

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Young girl "OMG. He does what, in the marriage bed" spends entire story running away. Somewhat smart girls, that are utterly clueless! Interesting, only that they're repeated over and over. Easy listening. I wish the author told, better from the mans point of view. A entire story, such as that. Also, to do a further story of what happens 6 months down the line.
It's always marriage, then THE END .

  • Lady Lucy's Lover

  • The Royal Series, Book 4
  • By: Marion Chesney
  • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Poor deluded Lucy. She married a gambler, a womanizer, and a drunkard, and she refuses to admit that his frequent overnight absences are of significance. It is not until he reveals that Lucy's parents "bought" him for her that it really stings. And then one night at a ball, she meets the charismatic Duke of Habard - and suddenly anything seems possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this writer!

  • By ILoveAmazon on 02-04-19

I love this writer!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Most stories are similar. Written from the womans POV. Fun Regency era romps. This one is as gothic as ever. Longing, rakes, and shenanigans.

  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,025

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally Mind-Altering

  • By John on 09-08-15

Duller than dirt

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Not inspired! Basic, and boring. This might help someone, but not me! Basically it's "yo, think outta the box"

Duh.
Abloviating at the best. Don't waste your time! Get The Power Of Now on Audible. Eckhart has a way better vibe.

  • Thirty-Three Going on Girlfriend

  • Spinster Series, Book 2
  • By: Becky Monson
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Julia Dorning thought she would die a lonely spinster. That was until nine months ago, when her world was turned upside down. Now she's got a dream career as a bakery owner, and a relationship with handsome Jared Moody - a life she never thought possible. Just as she's starting to feel comfortable in her new life, Julia is invited to battle it out on national television making cupcakes. An amazing opportunity, if she can muster up the confidence to do it, that is. Then, out of the blue, Jared goes and throws a wrench in their relationship, causing Julia to have to make some decisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By ILoveAmazon on 01-19-19

Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Neurotic fun. WTF isn't the third series book offered. Seems like a major crime to not include the entire set.

  • Thirty-Two Going on Spinster

  • Spinster Series, Book 1
  • By: Becky Monson
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her career, and lives in her parent's basement with her cat, Charlie. With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia's mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie. But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favorites

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-19

So cute!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This needs to be a series or. movie. It's clear Julia has Asperger's. Changes, people? A major red flag. She's also brilliant, which is another flag. Story has the same magic, as Notting Hill and Bridget Jones diary.

  • An Uncommon Courtship

  • Hawthorne House Series, Book 3
  • By: Kristi Ann Hunter
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier if she hid in her older sister's shadow - which worked until her sister got married. Even with the pressure of her socially ambitious mother, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience to save her previously spotless reputation. Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier that he is not the duke in the family. He's free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This one is for reading.

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-17

another second guesser

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Trent was far more imposing, and strong in the other novels! I wish the storyline was more detailed.

  • A Noble Masquerade

  • By: Kristi Ann Hunter
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother's old school friend, a duke - with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she's heard stories about but never met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story

  • By Vibliophile on 01-29-18

Shallow woman!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

A fun story, yet the "always a lady" has the mentality of a 15 yr old girl when it comes to comprehension. She's so wrapped up in "will he this, will he that" that she doesnt see what's in front of her. She's impatient and a twit, for it!

If she would have not gone off half cocked, then they threw in some tittle tattle instead of all the "god" dogma it wouldn't be half bad.n