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  • Someone to Trust

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

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

Phoned in

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I made it to the end, but it was a struggle. It was not Mary Balogh's best by far. It seemed she had to come up with another book for this series so she quickly dashed something off. Even the wonderful narration of Rosayn Landor couldnt save this one for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dodger

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535

A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's...Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl - not even if her fate impacts the most powerful people in England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Narrator, Great story

  • By Easy Reader on 01-18-13

Historical Fiction with a "Twist"

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Terry Pratchett's treatment of Victorian England in "Dodger" is a fun journey and a good break from his Xanth series. Although Pratchett doesn't hide from the seamier sides of the era, he doesn't dwell on them. Dodger"s character is well-drawn as a good-hearted young man with an interesting code of ethics. Stephen Briggs does an excellent job of handling the characters and the tone of Pratchett's writing. I recommend this one!

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

In this classic 19th-century story of love battling pride, we meet Elizabeth Bennet. Elizabeth is a smart, well-rounded woman, and she is one of five unmarried daughters of Mr. Bennet, a country gentleman. Marriage is at the forefront Mrs. Bennet's mind, especially since her elderly husband's estate will not pass down to any of their daughters. The Bennets' small town is in an uproar when two highborn, eligible gentlemen, Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, come to stay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book.

  • By Nou on 04-29-16

My Favorite

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

My favorite book read by my favorite narrator. I don't think I need to say anything more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Countess

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 602

The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after. Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened.... Until the real earl appears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-03-13

A Drawing Room Comedy

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

This is an enjoyable romantic romp on a fun drawing comedy vain. A fun little listen.

  • Someone to Wed

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can't afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life.... A recluse for more than 20 years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate and oh-so-dashing earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will agree only to a proper courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice change of pace

  • By Joan on 12-06-17

Definitely not Mary Balogh's Best

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Rosalyn Landor does her usual excellent job with narrating, but even she can't save lackluster writing. There is no real conflict. The heroine has had a body image issue for almost thirty years, but the hero has her overcoming it in three months.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office. Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story awesome characters superb narrator

  • By mary hohman on 10-30-17

I'm not much of a mystery fan; however...

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

I enjoyed this one as much as I did the first of this series. GOFORIT!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Slightly Dangerous

  • Bedwyn Saga, Book 6
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

All of London is abuzz over the imminent arrival of Wulfric Bedwyn, the reclusive, cold-as-ice Duke of Bewcastle, at the most glittering social event of the season. Some whisper of a tragic love affair. Others say he is so aloof and passionless that not even the greatest beauty could capture his attention. But on this dazzling afternoon, one woman did catch the duke's eye - and she was the only female in the room who wasn't even trying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten Stars!

  • By Mercy Boujarwah on 04-19-17

The best for last.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17


W ufric's story is well-done. I would have been so disappointed if the object of his affections would have been a prim and boring miss. Luckily the lovers are matched well. A fitting wrap up to this Slightly series. And Ms Landor's narration is superb as usual!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lady by His Side

  • The Devil’s Brood Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Sebastian Cynster knows time is running out. If he doesn't choose a wife soon, his female relatives will line up to assist him. Yet the current debutantes do not appeal. Where is he to find the right lady to be his marchioness? Then Drake Varisey, eldest son of the Duke of Wolverstone, asks for Sebastian's aid.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • S-T-R-U-G-G-L-E-D

  • By Mischasmom on 03-21-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

I was looking forward to this story of Devil Cynter's offspring, but frankly I I was bored. There was way too much of Sebastian's inner dialogue and not enough actual dialogue. It would have been better as a short story or novella. There's not much substance here.

  • The Crystal Cave

  • The Arthurian Saga, Book 1
  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myrdden Emrys - or as he would later be known, Merlin - leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon, and the conception of Arthur, king for once and always.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy as literature.

  • By bluestategirl on 01-25-17

Waited for Years

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

I have waited for years for these books to be on Audible. Mary Stewart's Merlin is a wonderfully drawn character who Derrick Perkins performs admirably. The Crystal Cave is my favorite of the series. I highly recommend this one to every lover of the Arthurian legend!

  • A Study in Scarlet Women

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 1
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,499

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First-rate author and first-rate narrator

  • By Lady Wesley on 03-25-17

An Interesting Twist on Sherlock Holmes

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

I had to start it over to get after a couple of chapters to get the names straight in my head, but once I had them down , it was a great story and a wonderful listen over the holidays. The whodunit was more than enough keep me interested. Although being on Audible as a "historical romance", it has very little romance. It is a well-written "historical mystery ".

3 of 4 people found this review helpful