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Lynne Denena

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  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,050

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

Murder is Fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-19

The author has written a nicely pased who done it but the genious selection of Elizabeth Knowelden to read, or rather perform, it just makes this a really fun read!

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,233

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

Yummy!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-18

Very much in the CHRISTMAS CAROL theme and beautifully done with Richard Armitage. Yummy stuff!

  • The Haunting of Castle Dune: A Novella

  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Eleanor Ackard always knows the right thing to do to help her patients when it comes to their relationships, but when an almost-vacation with her immature boyfriend makes it clear that she needs to take her own advice, she rethinks her plans and sets off on a solo vacation to Scotland. But when a boat tour ends up with her stranded inside a haunted castle, Eleanor is faced with the opportunity to change history. Thrilled to escape her mundane routine for just a little while, she jumps at the chance, never expecting for a moment that it’s her heart that is as likely to change as history. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something new

  • By Sam on 12-23-18

JUST WONDERFUL!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-18

Well, she did it again. It's a quick trip from beginning to end by everything inbetween is just wonderful !!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Scarlet Nights

  • By: Jude Deveraux
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

Engaged to the charming and seductive Greg Anders, Sara Shaw is happily anticipating her wedding in Edilean, Virginia. The date has been set, the flowers ordered, even her heirloom dress is ready. But just three weeks before the wedding, Greg gets a telephone call during the night and leaves without explanation. Two days later, a man climbs up through a trapdoor in the floor of Sara’s apartment, claiming that he is the brother of her best friend and that he’s moving in. While Mike Newland is indeed telling the truth about his identity, his reason for being there reaches far deeper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • didn't want to put down

  • By sharon on 09-11-12

Great Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Jude Deveraux continues the series of intrigue and romance. Well done. The only improvement that could be made, more installments!

  • Days of Gold

  • By: Jude Deveraux
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 430

In 1766 Scotland, the laird of the clan, Angus McTern, has everything he wants in life. That is, until Edilean Talbot shows up. Breathtakingly beautiful and born of privilege, Edilean represents everything Angus despises. Still, she dazzles him, and when Angus can no longer hide his feelings, she rejects him, leaving him deeply wounded and humiliated. Soon, though, Edilean needs his help....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Days of Gold

  • By BookReader on 06-13-13

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

What do you get when you combine excellent story telling with narration by the unsurpassed Davina Porter? A book that is simply AMAZING!

  • Lavender Morning

  • By: Jude Deveraux
  • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up attending private schools and afternoon teas, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five years old, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce became an outsider - until she met Edilean Harcourt. Although she was sixty years Joce's senior, Miss Edi was a kindred soul who understood her like no one else ever had. When Miss Edi passes away, she leaves Joce all her worldly possessions, including an eighteenth-century house and a letter with clues to a mystery that began in 1941.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • should have been book #2.

  • By sandy on 07-05-14

WONDERFUL!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

An incredibly well put together love story and mystery. The whole thing is taken apart and put back together over and over AND THEN It comes together with a bang!! A WONDERFUL story!

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,055

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

IMPRESSIVE!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Here, an incredible piece of literature has been brought to life. Thandie Newton performs so beautifully, I will visit this again and again!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Once Upon a Time Travel

  • By: Sariah Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Recent college grad Emma Damon knows the Rose Room in Hartley Hall is off limits, which is exactly why she can't wait to get inside. Once she enters the forbidden room, Emma learns more about the history of the museum than she ever intended to know. Waking up confused and shocked in 1816, all Emma wants is to return to her cozy home with flushing toilets and disposable razors. But when she's mistaken for someone else, Emma must pretend to be everything she's not.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Fun!

  • By Lynne Denena on 09-09-18

So Much Fun!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-18

This is a totally fun loving story! Worth reading and listening to. Good for ANY aged woman!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunting of a Duke

  • Dark Regency, Volume 1
  • By: Chasity Bowlin
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it's made her a killer's target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party--to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke. Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged "gift." Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme's life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful paranormal romance

  • By Kathleen on 01-02-18

GREAT!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

With the combination of love, mystery, death, despair and just plain old avarice, this story is well told and well narrated. I will visit it again. Great!

  • The Redemption of a Rogue

  • Dark Regency, Book 2
  • By: Chasity Bowlin
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Lord Michael Sutherland, Viscount Ellersleigh, is infamous among the ton for his powers of seduction and his prowess as a lover. Running from his own ennui and a lover who fancies herself his future wife, Michael retreats to the country and a crumbling, haunted castle won in a game of chance...a castle occupied by an innocent and oh-so-tempting young woman, Miss Abbigail Barrows. But country life proves to be anything but quiet. At a debauched house party, Michael finds himself confronted with an unfortunate quandary: Marry Abbigail, an innocent, or hang for murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Michael and Abigail

  • By LeMiliere on 10-02-18

Very Well Written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This very well written mystery was hard to stop listening to. Kept going and going with no place to stop! The narrative was especially good.