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  • The Earl and His Lady

  • Branches of Love, Book 4
  • By: Sally Britton
  • Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Lady Virginia Macon, the recently widowed baroness of Heatherton, has an impossible decision to make. Her late husband's unscrupulous brother demands guardianship of her sons. The courts are on his side, unless she marries someone willing to stand in her late husband's place. Locking her heart away and devoting herself to her children is the only way Virginia can countenance such a decision. Wearied by the world, Lucas Calvert, wealthy earl of Annesbury, is tired of being alone. When he learns of Virginia's plight, he knows he can save her and her sons.    

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Her hero

  • By 3Son&1 on 03-06-19

Her hero

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I have only listened to 4 of the books in this series but I love Virginia's story the best. I cried with her when her husband died in book 2 from TB and my heart hoped for her as she agreed to let Lucas be her protector and they shared their pain from lost loves. Lucas was her hero.

  • Christmas Camp

  • A Novel
  • By: Karen Schaler
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Haley Hanson just needs to land a coveted Christmas toy company account to make partner at her advertising agency. But first, her boss thinks she needs a holiday attitude adjustment, so he ships her off to a Christmas Camp at Holly Peak Inn. Haley meets the owner’s handsome son, Jeff, and feels an instant spark but resists the attraction. Eventually, she allows herself to slow down and begins to grow closer to Jeff. But then he finds out Haley’s come up with a plan to help his dad save the struggling inn while he’s been trying to convince his dad to sell it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A completely satisfying Christmas romance.

  • By Jhirst on 11-25-18

Camp for a week in December

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This was a fun story. The characters were real and believable as was the situation. The author created pictures I could see in my head complete with the lovable dog, Max. I think the most touching scenes were with Haley and Gail. I loved seeing their relationship change each of them. This story made me think about my own family traditions from the past and new ones I can add now. I was left wondering if there is a recipe for the cookies with cream cheese frosting and crushed candy canes (I listened to the book, did not read it.) I do hope this author writes more novels, this was such an easy story to listen to and even with my 8 year old in the room. Lastly, I was pleasantly surprised to discover this is to be released as a movie in December 2018!

  • Starry Night

  • A Christmas Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a mega best-selling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. Digging deep into Finn's past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Feel Good Story

  • By Barbara on 12-15-13

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

I was surprised to find this story slow, moderately believable and in the end finished listening just to finish. I was hoping it would be a book I would want to listen to again, but it was read once and passed along. None of the characters were favorites. Her friend Sophie was annoying and pesky.

  • Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits

  • Austen Takes the South, Book 1
  • By: Mary Jane Hathaway
  • Narrated by: Gayle Ambrielle Loflin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Shelby Roswell is a history professor on the fast track to tenure until her new book is crushed in a review by the famous historian, Ransom Fielding. She struggles to regain her momentum only to discover that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her college. The place that was once a refuge from the poverty of her past is now a battlefield of Civil War proportions. Together, Shelby and Ransom learn that home is never very far away, and when you least expect it, love arrives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Charming!

  • By MABJM on 03-14-16

A book worth rereading

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I have read this book 3 times and listened to it once. Such a great list of characters to spend time with. I live the fire and passion in Shelby. That early scene with the chips and Gatorade just makes me smile. I found the situation believable which brought emotion and tears at times. Ransom is a complex character and seeing how he recovers from his past is such a relief. The performance was okay. Sometimes hard to tell which voice was which character in dialogue but did not take away from the story. I really love this story. MJH's version of Emma is equally as entertaining but I will listen to this Pride and Prejudice again and agian. (Would love to know if Belle Pointe Plantation is based on a real place so I could have a picture of a real plantation in my mind.)

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,561

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

A delight to listen to

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Emma in this dramatized version. I look forward to listening to more dramatized classics. Thank you for creating such ear candy!

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  • The Fall of Lord Drayson

  • Tanglewood, Book 1
  • By: Rachael Anderson
  • Narrated by: Helen Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother need to vacate the house they've called home for the past two years, Lucy is fit to be tied. They have no money, no relations they can turn to for help, and nowhere to go. How dare the earl break the promise his father had made to the Beresfords without so much as a twinge of conscience?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Cam on 06-04-17

Easy to listen to over and over

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I read this book and then bought the Audibles version because I enjoyed it so much. Now I have listened to it at least 3 times. I highly recommend this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Lady Unrivaled

  • Ladies of the Manor, Book 3
  • By: Roseanna M. White
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile - even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action, and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible Series Ending

  • By T Lewis on 09-20-16

Favorite adventure in the series

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I love Ella...her heart, her passion, her vision, her faith. The author describes her characters and their settings in such a way as I could see them with vibrant clarity. Such a great book.

  • A Dangerous Legacy

  • By: Elizabeth Camden
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Telegraph operator Lucy Drake is a master of Morse code, but the presence of Sir Colin Beckwith at a rival news agency puts her livelihood at risk. Despite their rivalry, Lucy realises Colin's connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over their stolen fortune. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realises how far the web of treachery they're wading into will take them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy this story over and over

  • By 3Son&1 on 02-06-18

Enjoy this story over and over

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

I read the story of Lucy, Nick and Colin and then listened to it. I enjoyed their journey of letting go. In the audio version I think Nick and Lucy should have had N.Y. accents to balance Colin's British. I could have used a few more descriptors of attire since fashion was shifting in that time period. Lucy's skirt was tight for one scene but in the tunnels it seemed she had lots of fabric. I wish I had put together it was a continuation of the Biblical story of Jacob and Esau from the beginning. I enjoyed learning words like sandhog and seeing texting from the 1900s in Morse code. The Early 1900s were changing times in NYC and it was fun to walk through them with these characters.

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  • 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 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

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

Marsh is a solid character

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I have listened to this book twice. I enjoy the story line. I do find myself wanting to rewrite some of the lines. Having not read the words and only hearing the narrator's interpretation, I don't like how modern day thoughts, impressions, etc seem to be woven in. Again, perhaps it is in the narration. It is a good story to listen to while driving and cleaning. I will have to read it before deciding if it is the narrator's interpretation that makes it a 4 star book for me.