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Marta Richards

Baton Rouge, LA
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  • Wicked Intentions

  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 907

Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand-she's spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk.....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't understand the bad reviews. I enjoyed it!

  • By Katherine on 12-24-12

Great start to one of the best series ever!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Loved this book for its setting, its unusual heroine and hero,and for the wonderful narration byAshford McNabb.

  • The Christmas Ball

  • By: Sherrill Bodine
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Outshone by a gregarious stepsister and overbearing stepmother, Lady Athena Cummins is used to fading into the shadows. Beloved only by her youngest sister, Persephone, Athena has accepted her destiny as a spinster. But Persephone has a different scheme in mind, and conspires to send Athena out for one night of fun at Lord Finchley’s masquerade Christmas Ball. The masked beauty catches the Lord’s eye but, determined to avoid the wrath of her stepsister, Athena leads Lord Finchley on a wild chase to discover her true identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but oh so sweet!

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 04-20-15

Great narration of a sweet Cinderella story

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I love feel-good stories especially at Christmas and this filled the bill. I also very much like the narrator. A little quirky and very expressive.

  • The Governess Game

  • Girl Meets Duke Series, Book 2
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried - and failed - to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart....without risking her own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure, Sheer, Absolute Delight

  • By Anne on 08-29-18

This was so much fun!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Don’t miss this one if you want to laugh out loud while you are being entranced by the characters. A great romp with a fabulous narration.

  • Christmas Brides

  • Three Regency Novellas
  • By: Cheryl Bolen
  • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

This collection includes the novellas The Christmas Wish, Home for Christmas, and Christmas at Farley Manor. In The Christmas Wish, Miss Annabelle Pemberton proposes marriage to her father's former ward, the rakish viscount Lord William de Vere, to grant her dying father his last Christmas wish. In Home for Christmas, Captain David St. Vincent has dreamed for six long years of returning home to Ramseyfield - and to its prettiest resident, Elizabeth Balfour.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Regency Christmas

  • By Nell Justice on 01-12-17

Great little stories

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Very pleasant and fun, especially the third one, which won a prize in 2011. Highly recommend. Looking for more by Cheryl Boleyn after enjoying this.

  • Peril by Post

  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel L. Froomkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

The eighth book in the series finds John Pickett bound for England's scenic Lake District, where an unsigned letter has summoned him for an unspecified reason. Pickett and his wife Julia, the former Lady Fieldhurst, take a room at the Hart and Hound as the letter instructs him. Once installed there, however, Pickett can do nothing but wait for the anonymous contact to identify himself. A midnight search of the inn's register seems to identify the innkeeper, Ned Hawkins, as his man, but before Pickett can discover the reason for his summons, Hawkins is pushed from a cliff - surviving the fall only long enough to call Pickett's attention to the letter in his pocket.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book in the series!

  • By Dee on 12-07-18

I love this series!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

John Pickett and Julia are so much fun! I think the narrator was fabulous except for one thing—Julia sounds older than John. Otherwise a great book performed beautifully. Cannot wait for the next installment. I know that in the end John will discover he is of noble birth.

  • Someone to Trust

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Widow Elizabeth Overfield and Colin Handrich, Lord Hodges, are both surprised when their sled topples them into a snowbank and they end up sharing an unexpected kiss. They know there is no question of any relationship between them, for she is nine years older than him. They return to London the following Season, both committed to finding other more suitable matches. Still, they agree to share one waltz at each ball they attend. This innocuous agreement proves to be one that will topple their worlds....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Phoned in

  • By rangerdragon on 12-03-18

Satisfying and comforting as usual from MB and RL

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Mary Balogh’s Westport series continues and gets even better with this story, wonderful to listen to at this time of year but by no means a Xmas story. A few loose ends were left but I am sure resolution will come in a later volume. Rosalind Landon was charming and lovely to hear as usual.

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  • An Echo of Murder

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

When a Hungarian immigrant is dismembered near London's River Thames, Commander Monk is called to the eerie scene, where 16 candles surround the corpse. As identical murders pop up around the city, Monk confronts the unsettling options: could it be the work of a secret society? A serial madman? Or is a xenophobic Brit targeting foreigners? A local doctor who speaks Hungarian from his days on the battlefield may be able to help, but his own struggles with post-traumatic stress have left his memory in shambles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing

  • By Jean on 09-28-17

Not her best

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I love Anne Perry but this one missed. The plot was boring and did not make sense, and the courtroom scene in the end was laughable in its over the top prosecutor with a lack of evidence. Skip this.

  • To Enchant a Wicked Duke

  • The Heart of a Duke, Book 13
  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Years ago, when Nick Tallings, the recent Duke of Huntly, watched his family destroyed at the hands of a merciless nobleman, he vowed revenge. But his efforts had been futile, as his enemy, Lord Rutland is without weakness. With his rival finally happily married, Nick is able to set his ruthless scheme into motion. His plot hinges upon Lord Rutland's innocent, empty-headed sister-in-law, Justina Barrett. Nick will ruin her, marry her, and then leave her brokenhearted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE this series, especially this one👏👏

  • By Donna Smith McG on 01-11-19

Great characters and story

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Just the right amount of angst and conflict, with loving and intelligent characters who truly learn valuable lessons but do not fight or resist for silly reasons or plot twists. Sorry it ended!

  • The Ashford Affair

  • By: Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 445

As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, just shy of making partner, Clementine Evans has finally achieved almost everything she’s been working towards - but now she’s not sure it’s enough. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement and, suddenly single at 34, she feels her messy life crumbling around her. But when the family gathers for her grandmother Addie’s 99th birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret, leading Clemmie on a journey into the past that could change everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!

  • By Beth on 05-03-13

Great but would have loved more detail

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I adored The Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation series so this nbook, which had some similarities, was right up my alley. My only complaint is that I wanted to know more about all the characters and in just one book obviously that is impossible. A great read/listen.

  • Faro's Daughter

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

Fiery, strong-willed Deb Grantham, who presides over a gaming house with her aunt, is hardly the perfect wife for the young and naive Lord Mablethorpe. His lordship's family are scandalized that he proposes to marry one of 'faro's daughters', and his cousin the proud, wealthy Max Ravenscar - decides to take the matter in hand. Ravenscar always gets his way, but as he and Miss Grantham lock horns, they become increasingly drawn to each other. Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements, has Ravenscar finally met his match?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Georgette Heyer audiobook dilemma

  • By A. Hawley on 05-20-15

Wonderful book and narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I could not stop listening! This was a great experience due to Hester’s story and the narrator’s excellent voices.