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  • Lord Perfect

  • Carsington Family Series
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

Tall, dark, and handsome Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne is the perfect aristocrat. As the heir to the Earl of Hargate, he is renowned for his perfect manners, perfect breeding, and perfect wardrobe. Unlike his scandalous brothers, Benedict is in no danger of ending up in the scandal sheets - until he meets her. Bathsheba Wingate, is a member of the DeLucey family - the rotten side - notorious for being cheats, frauds, and swindlers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites by Loretta Chase

  • By Cam on 07-27-15

Most entertaining book I have listened to for ages

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Lord Perfect the most enjoyable?

The story moves along at a good pace. There is not an excess of tiring misunderstandings and endless mental rehashing.. The narration could not have been better. There is never any confusion as to which character was speaking.

  • Heartless

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 647

Life has taught Lucas Kendrick, duke of Harndon, that a heart is a decided liability. Betrayed by his elder brother, rejected by his fiancée, banished by his father, and shunned by his mother, Luke fled to Paris, where he became the most sought-after bachelor in fashionable society. Ten years later fate has brought him back home to England as head of the family who rejected him. Unwilling as he is to be involved with them, he must assume responsibility for his younger siblings, the family estate he once loved - and the succession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mary Balogh/Rosalyn Landor. What's Not to Love?

  • By 1955 on 07-20-15

Not Mary Balogh's Best

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Would you try another book from Mary Balogh and/or Rosalyn Landor?

not from this series and not before reading all the review I can find.

What was most disappointing about Mary Balogh’s story?

This was too dark and graphic..

Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As always, her reading was wonderful. I have read almost all of her historical romance performances and while not always being happy with the story itself, have had no complaints with the reading.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story and characters are very well told and developed in true Mary Balogh style. I question why the author found it necessary for the dark tone and graphic, violent descriptions for this book. It seems out of character for her.

Any additional comments?

I have read most of Mary Balogh's books. Most, many times. I will continue to look forward to each new book that becomes available, After this one, as I have said, I will read all reviews before I buy one.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Beast

  • By: Judith Ivory
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

When the brainy, luminous Louise Vandermeer embarks on a transoceanic quest to marry an aristocrat, she dives into a scorching affair with a stranger on the ship. Their trysts take place in darkness, so Louise does not know her lover is Charles d'Harcourt, the passionate European playboy who just happens to be her intended! Charles is playing a game, but his plan has unexpected results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Reader Brings an Expressive Author to Life!

  • By Kathleen on 06-14-09

great narration/bad book

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Any additional comments?

I waded thru 6 hrs of this book only because of the narrator. I skipped the next 5 hrs and nothing much had changed. I skipped to the last 37 mins. Finally Louise got the message. The biggest problem to me is that both the hero and the heroine totally change personalities when they actually meet as themselves.

  • The Bride of Devil's Acre

  • By: Jennifer Kohout
  • Narrated by: Michaela James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Douglas "Devil" Radcliffe has spent years carving out Devil's Acre, an area where the titled and entitled lords of London come to play. But when Queen Victoria proposes a reformation plan to the House of Lords that would have the wretched souls of nearby St. Giles moving into his territory, Devil sets out to buy, bribe, and steal the votes he needs to stop her. One vote short and running out of time, Devil has Lord Edwards's daughter kidnapped and held captive. The price of her freedom? Lord Edwards's vote.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Cynthia on 08-11-14

The end does not justify the means.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

Has The Bride of Devil's Acre turned you off from other books in this genre?

It is not the genre that is the pproblem. It is the mind set of the author and the readers that enjoy this kind of violent rape with a " happily ever after ending ".

Would you be willing to try another one of Michaela James’s performances?

I tried this book because I have enjoyed other books read by the narrator.

Any additional comments?

The content of the story and the number of women who have given it such high praise makes me glad that I am 71 yrs old and will not have to live too many more years. I will think more than twice before I try a new author again and will not waste my time reading any reviews.. Gloria Stienem should be so proud.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond the Sunrise

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

Even at 15, Jeanne, the privileged daughter of a royalist EmigrE, knew what she liked: Englishman Robert Blake, bastard son of a marquess. Yet his questionable birth rendered him forbidden. Forced to part, they were still young enough to believe in tomorrow. But as time passed, that brief ephemeral flirtation at Haddington Hall faded into memory.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't bear to finish listening

  • By harp diva on 02-13-15

This could not have been written by Mary Balogh.!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

Any additional comments?

I listened to this book for the first 3 1/2 hrs. I kept thinking that it had to pick up soon, this was Mary Balogh after all. I have read and listened to most of Mary Balogh's books and even when I was not completely happy with any book, none of then was as bad as this one is. If this book had been my introduction to Mary Balogh, I would not have ever tried another. That saddens me,,as I fear that may have happened to someone, and they might have missed the many wonderful books written by Mary balogh that so many of us have read and re-read over and over again. I am totally at a lost as to how this book was ever published.I am just thankful that I did not buy this in paperback which I could not have returned.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 409

Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second - or third - look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best.

  • By Karen Beames on 01-31-15

Quinn & Landor at their best

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

Any additional comments?

This book is a great addition to a great series. I have played them all several times and always enjoy them.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Silver Storm

  • The Raveneau Novels, Book 1
  • By: Cynthia Wright
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 282

Dashing and dangerous Andre Raveneau is the Revolutionary War's most reckless privateer captain when Devon Lindsay stows away aboard his ship after her Connecticut town has been burned by the British. Raveneau sardonically agrees to deliver her to her childhood sweetheart in Virginia but doesn't count on his own potent attraction to the enchanting, courageous Devon. Through high adventure, swashbuckling sea battles, and the colorful history of America's revolution, the couple battles the fiery passion that binds them together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My all-time favorite novel, now as an Audiobook!

  • By Past Romance on 04-22-14

Predictable story, done too may times

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

What would have made Silver Storm better?

better narrator

Would you ever listen to anything by Cynthia Wright again?

I tried to "Smuggler's Moon" as it was narrated by Rosalyn Landor, which was the draw. I enjoyed it quite a bit, Hoping that my enjoyment was not based solely on the narration, I tried this audiobook. Unfortunately,while the narration is OK, the story has caused me to not only remove the remaining books in this series from my wish list but causes me to question bothering with any additional books by this author.

Did Emily Beresford do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

no

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Comfortable Wife

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

Antonia was not going to dwindle into an old maid... Miss Antonia Mannering had made plans, and Lord Philip Ruthven played a large part in them. They had been childhood friends, but had not seen each other for years. She knew Philip was popular with the ladies, but he had never married any of them. Wouldn't he now be ready for a wife? If she could prove to him that she could run his home, not disgrace him in Society and be a comfortable wife for him, surely he would be prompted to propose to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not author's best, but reader makes it enjoyable

  • By Eileen on 12-05-14

the narrator does it again.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-14

What disappointed you about A Comfortable Wife?

narrator has a sing song voice that I couldn't take any longer by 50 mins into the book.

Has A Comfortable Wife turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

What didn’t you like about Rosalind Ashford’s performance?

it's more what was there to like.

Any additional comments?

I really can't review the story as the narrators performance is so bad it takes away any attention to what she was saying.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • When You Wish Upon a Duke

  • By: Isabella Bradford
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Raised in the Dorset countryside, Lady Charlotte Wylder doesn’t care one bit about well-bred decorum. The dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty would rather ride a horse than attend a stuffy ball. So when Charlotte learns that she is to leave immediately for London to wed the Duke of Marchbourne, a perfect model of aristocratic propriety, she is less than enchanted with her arranged marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving this series!

  • By Cleo on 04-10-13

disappointing story.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The narrator is excellent but even the narration could not makeup for a slow, boring story. I stopped listening after 3 hrs. I had no interest to finish the book. I doubt I will try another book by this author.

  • The Wild One

  • The De Montforte Brothers
  • By: Danelle Harmon
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother's American fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wild One First Book of a great Series

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-27-14

This recording isn't even worth the $1.99 it cost!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-14

Would you try another book from Danelle Harmon and/or David Stifel?

I read the book and looked forward to hearing it read. I suffered though more than 3 hrs before I couldn"t listen to any more. This narrator is one of the worst I've heard. . His own voice is monotone. His character voices are just strange. .

6 of 12 people found this review helpful