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Zoey Brouthers

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  • Unmentionable

  • The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
  • By: Therese Oneill
  • Narrated by: Betsy Foldes Meiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19th century, where there's arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn't question.) Unmentionable is your hilarious, scandalously honest (yet never crass) guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hope my review does this book justice.

  • By jb11 on 12-13-17

Highly Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The best thing about this audiobook is the narrator. She is fantastic, and the man (men?) who reads the male-authored excerpts does a fine job, too. The book is engaging, though it does get a little repetitive. The information is staggering and presented so well it mostly doesn't gross one out. I'd highly recommend this listen to any fan of Austen and historical romance, and anyone who enjoys being referred to as "my darling" by a stranger.

  • Mackenzie's Magic

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 441

Just in time for the holidays: author Linda Howard's beloved Mackenzies. Meet Maris Mackenzie - and the sexy stranger she woke up to find in her bed! Unfortunately, she had no memory of Alex MacNeil, the previous day… or the prize thoroughbred she'd apparently stolen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CUTE!

  • By Lady M on 09-08-12

Poor recording

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

The story is as delightful as ever, but the quality of the recording leaves something to be desired. The volume fluctuates from one extreme to another.

  • The Spy Who Loved Me

  • James Bond, Book 10
  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

When 007 turns up at a sleepy American backwoods motel, it doesn't take him long to realize that Vivienne Michel is in a tight spot, and that Sol Horror and Sluggsy Morant are hardened killers bent on destruction. Escaping from a past she doesn't want to relive, Viv turns to James Bond to save her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 007 from the prospective of a"Bond Girl" .

  • By Glenn Parris on 08-21-15

Only one issue

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

If you could sum up The Spy Who Loved Me in three words, what would they be?

The woman's perspective

If you’ve listened to books by Ian Fleming before, how does this one compare?

It's totally different in that it's entirely from the woman's POV and Bond doesn't appear until at least a third of the way through. Once he does appear, though, it's fascinating to see him through someone else's eyes rather than his own. This is also one of the only Bond books where he's not on a mission at any point during the narration.

What does Rosamund Pike bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She makes it feel as if it's the story of a real woman, not a fictional character.

Any additional comments?

Somewhere around the time Bond shows up, a small section of the recording is misplaced. It's not obvious that it's been omitted, just a sense of "wait, I missed something." Then you know you were right when it shows up in the middle of the next scene, out of nowhere. So the whole recording is there, but a piece was cut and pasted into the wrong spot.

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