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  • The Reluctant Widow

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779

Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Governess's New Position

  • By Joseph R on 02-28-10

So much fun! Incredible characters!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Once again Georgette Heyer has created a fun story with great characters and witty, clever dialog. The narrator brings each to life with perfect skill! Just finished my second listening to this delightful quirky story!

  • The Year of Less

  • How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store
  • By: Cait Flanders
  • Narrated by: Cait Flanders
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,179

In her late 20s, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy - only keeping her from meeting her goals - she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year. The Year of Less documents Cait's life for 12 months during which she bought only consumables.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twenty-something coming of age

  • By Kate Terrell on 06-23-18

Too much alcoholism content for me.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Thought this was about living with less, but had to stop because there was too much other content. Alcoholism, relationship difficulties. The title and cover is misleading.

  • The Nonesuch

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824

Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple pleasure

  • By Carl Smith on 10-28-09

What a fun story!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Georgette Heyer has spoiled me again with her wonderful stories and characters. The Nonesuch does not disappoint. Tiffany and Lawrence are so much fun and the book is full of wittily created characters. The narration totally adds to the enjoyment. What a pleasure to be entertained by this clever tale.

  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Georgette Heyer romance

  • By bebe on 06-04-10

Delightful! Sorry to see it end.

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Once again Georgette Heyer has created masterful characters and Daniel Philpott brings them to life in this wonderful tale. So good I think I’ll listen to it again!

  • False Colours

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace. Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! A great listen!

  • By Gentle Reader Jill on 04-11-13

Wonderful dialog and characters

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Just finished my second listed to this fun book. I fell in love with the characters and missed them when the last chapter finished. Even better the second time through! Delightful! Love Georgette Heyer work.

  • Frederica

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Clifford Norgate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249

Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enormous pleasure!!

  • By Hazel on 06-28-09

Such a delight!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Love Georgette Heyer’s books. The characters, the dialogue, the great fun plot are a real treat! I especially enjoy the dialog between characters and can listen again and again. Very happy treat! Frederica was hours of enjoyment and Clifford Norgate brought it to life with great skill!

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,038
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,982

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Inspiring Story

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

Such a tale of triumph. Masterful interweaving of Joe Rantz life story, history of the times and wonderful quotes and tales of George Pocock. The Nazi information so hard to hear but a reminder of the times in the '30s. Worth every minute of listening.

  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,317

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!

  • By Barbara on 01-14-12

So much fun!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

What a delightful adventure to share with the fun characters. Enjoyed the "unexpected" charm and perspective of the brave Mrs Pollifax. A refreshing tale and I will be looking for more of her adventures in the series.

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,765
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,248
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,224

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was great, McAdams not so much

  • By R. Evans on 06-17-17

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

Very happy days were spent listening to this wonderful book. Charming story. Loved every word! Great reader.

  • In Milady's Chamber

  • John Pickett Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

Estranged from her husband through her failure to produce an heir, Lady Fieldhurst resolves to repay his neglect by taking a lover. Fate takes a hand when she and her would-be lover enter her bedchamber to find Lord Fieldhurst lying on the floor - with her nail scissors protruding from his neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely my cup of tea

  • By korinka on 10-14-16

Fun mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-26-16

A delight to follow the unfolding of the mystery and the intriguing characters. It was an adventure to follow Pickett as he sought to find the true culprit.

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