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  • Jacob T. Marley

  • By: R. William Bennett
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613

"Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

  • By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

I highly recommend this book/audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

This account of the redemption of Marley and Scrooge is well written and very enjoyable. It is based on A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens.

I'm grateful to have added this sweet story to my mind and heart. I recommend this to anyone, and especially at Christmas time.

  • Edenbrooke

  • By: Julianne Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Emily Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125

Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story

  • By Free Scotland on 12-06-15

Edenbrooke is one of my favorites.

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

I loved this book and have really enjoyed listening to this audible presentation of it.

  • A Viscount's Proposal

  • By: Melanie Dickerson
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society's shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She's determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents - or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage, the ensuing gossip may force them together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Edward voice

  • By Ben on 03-05-17

This is one of my favorite Melanie Dickinson books

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

I really like this one. Good story. Not entirely historically accurate, but still enjoyable.

  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

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

Not my favorite Heyer but nicely done.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

I enjoyed listening to this whispersync selection. This isn't my favorite of Heyer's, but it's fun and the performance is nice.

  • The Nonesuch

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

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

This is a favorite Georgette Heyer story.

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

I love this story. It is also fun to listen to on audible. I thought the reader does a good job.

  • Aloha Quilt

  • An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
  • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini has captivated fans around the world with her beloved Elm Creek Quilts novels, which have even spawned a line of fabrics inspired by the series. In this moving tale, Bonnie’s quilting shop goes out of business just as her divorce approaches. But Bonnie gets a chance to escape when her old friend Claire invites her to Hawaii to help launch a new quilter’s retreat at a charming bed and breakfast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice history of Hawaiin quilts too

  • By Wendy on 07-19-10

Hawai'i

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

I loved the story itself. The Hawaiian history and culture was represented thoughtfully and it wasn't the maitai-coconut bikini novel you usually run across in fiction set in Hawai'i. 😞 sooo refreshing. Some reviews complain about the 'olelo in there but the narrator did a... decent-ish job. Small stuff like Kalakaua sounding like Kalakawa. Cadence was off. Hawaiian has a flow to it and her flow was... awkward.
My biggest issue was how she pronounce Midori. Japanese is my second language, Hawaiian another... She say it like "Muhdory" it is "Me-dory" but not that hard r... Totally grated on my nerves. *shudder*.
But the pronounciation makes sense when she does Bonnie as she is a guest to the islands. But in voicing Hinano who is kama'āina or Midori who is also local... no excuse.
Story makes it worth it though so don't let it stop you from buying it. It's very well done otherwise story and performance. 👏 Glad to own it.

  • The Corinthian

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun on the Run

  • By Carol on 08-21-14

One of Heyer's funniest, most entertaining books.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

The H and h escape their family-designated marriages together and find great adventure on the road to Queen Charlton.

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  • False Colours

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

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

One of my favorite Georgette Heyer stories.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

I love the story and the reader is entertaining. I recommend this audiobook.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lightning Thief

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,033

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Lightning Theif

  • By Sara on 08-17-05

Greek Mythology Modern

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

Loved this book. It was a fresh, exciting take on greek mythology, totally worth it.

  • Water Keep

  • Farworld, Volume 1
  • By: J. Scott Savage
  • Narrated by: Mark Wright
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Even though ­thirteen-­year-­old Marcus Kanenas is confined to a wheelchair, he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer. In fact, his favorite dream is of a world far away, a world where magic is as common as air, where animals tell jokes, and where trees beg people to pick their fruit. He even has a name for this place - Farworld. When Marcus magically travels to Farworld, he meets Kyja, a girl without magic in a world where spells, charms, and potions are everywhere, and Master Therapass, a master wizard who has kept a secret hidden for 13 years, a secret that could change the fate of two ­worlds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I have been looking for a fix since Brandon Mull

  • By james on 12-16-15

Farworld is thought-provoking

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

Reviewed: 04-25-15

Loved the book for Farworld. Interesting words on kindness and it's strength throughout the story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful