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  • Friday's Child

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575

This story of mistaken love is a romantic fiction set in the English Regency period. It centers on Lord Sheringham who has been rejected by the woman he loves but the woman who has secretly loved him since childhood is waiting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a good one from Heyer

  • By jaspersu on 06-22-11

Simply Delightful

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Sherry, a 21yo Viscount, is rejected by the incomparable Isabella and decides to marry his childhood penniless friend Hero instead.
Hero is 16 and their marriage is a marriage in name only for him to be able to free his money from the trusts his father have tied him to.
They are both very immature and adorable and their relationship with Sherry good friends Ferdie, Gil and Georgie is very funny and insightful.
Lovely wonderful read! Great narration!

  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

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

Intelligent and Fun

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Hugo is a delightful hero! So smart, so calm, so much fun!
Called home by his grandfather who did not acknowledge him before (his father had married his mom, a Mills’s owner daughter without his consent), Hugo finds a very disfuncional family that treats him with a mix of disdain and pity. Instead of putting them in their places by telling them he is in fact a very educated and very wealthy man, he lets them believe the worse of him and with a good deal of good humor and gentle disposition, ends up conquering the love and admiration of them all.
Great story! Lovely book!

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

In this Audible Exclusive production, Academy Award® nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) narrates one of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Sense and Sensibility. In this timeless tale of misguided romance and heartbreak, two teenage heroines must overcome the pitfalls of Georgian England’s high society in order to achieve the love and happiness they seek. The admiration that Pike has for Austen’s work is shown clearly through this passionate delivery of Austen’s first published novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stellar Performance Elevates Austen’s Work

  • By Gretchen SLP on 10-09-18

Lovely! Just lovely! A masterpiece wonderfully narrated!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Sense and Sensibility is such a masterpiece. The sense of Elinor and the extreme sensibility (and a bit of egocentrism) of Marianne are so well described and so well complemented by the other characters and their personalities, faults and qualities. The characters are real, one can feel like them, one knows people like them. Adding to this is a story of sorrow, honor, romance and fortitude. Jane Austen at her best! The cherry of the cake is the lovely narration by Rosamund Pike (Jane at the 1995 Pride and Prejudice Movie).

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  • Dair Devil: A Georgian Historical Romance

  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Opposites attract. Appearances can deceive. A dashing and rugged façade hides the vulnerable man within. He will gamble with his life, but never his heart. Always the observer, never the observed, her fragility hides conviction. She will risk everything for love. One fateful night they collide. The attraction is immediate, the consequences profound.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Lucinda Brant winner

  • By Cam on 10-26-15

Another great book in the Roxton Series!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

In Dair Devil, Charles Fitztuart's handsome and vain brother shows his true colors and they are bright and beautiful. A war hero, a spy, and an extremely honorable man (in spite of all appearances). To tempt him, comes the lovely pineapple enthusiast, Ms. Aurora Talbot.
Rory is adorable! She is so very loyal and smart and beautiful. She has a disability and needs a walking stick to move around. I love how Mrs. Brant depicts her ordeals in such a believable manner and, above all, I love that she refuses to ever be the victim. She has an inner strength that is contagious.
There is some opposition to their HEA, wonderfully romantic scenes and the presence of the wonderful Antonia that saves the day!
Wonderful story made even better by the performance of Alex Wyndham.

  • Autumn Duchess: A Georgian Historical Romance

  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Hampshire, England, 1777: Antonia, Dowager Duchess of Roxton, has been mourning the loss of her soul mate for three long years. Her despair is all-consuming until into her life steps a devilishly handsome younger man. Unconventional and self-assured, wealthy merchant Jonathon Strang will stop at nothing to convince Antonia she can love again, and deeply.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly written

  • By Cam on 10-22-15

Wonderfully emotional!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I fell in love with Antonia’s much older first husband Renard when I’ve read the first book of the series “The Noble Satyr”. Their love was so strong and beautiful that I was reluctant to read her second chance at love. I though no one could ever replace Monseigneur.
I was wrong! Or I was partially right because Jonathon did not replace Monseigneur, or ever intended to. He was a fresh start, a total new experience for the Dowager Duchess of Roxton, the adorable and indomitable Antonia.
This book is so good I have no words to express it. In one side a person in deep grief for her much older husband, in the other her family desperate to help her see that life should go on. The conflicts between her and her son are so real, the struggles to understand each other, the complexity of familial relationships. Her relationship with her daughter-in-law, her younger son, her grandkids, everything is emotional and real.
Then comes Jonathon, a person who understands her pain (he is also a widow), a person that reaches for her soul and grabs it in such a wonderful and romantic way. I never though I would say that, but I think Jonathon was her real soulmate. Monseigneur was a little bit of a father figure. With him she was not in equal ground (because of the big age difference). Monseigneur was her savior, her love and her safe place, while Jonathon was her adventure and her equal in all instances. Wonderful read! I recommend reading the books in the series in order and also the book with the letters (have a tissue at hand).
Last, but not least, Alex Wyndham’s narration is a dream. He is my favorite narrator and so very talented. A treat to the ears!

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  • Hazard

  • Rockliffe Series, Book 5
  • By: Stella Riley
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Hazard: A game of Chance and Luck, made riskier when Fate is rolling the dice. For Aristide Delacroix, the first throw summons shades from his past. A man he had met, just once, over a card-table... and the lovely girl indirectly responsible for plunging his life into catastrophe. For Lord Nicholas Wynstanton, tired of waiting for Madeleine Delacroix to make up her mind, it slyly suggests he begin a whole new game with loaded dice; while for Madeleine, it devises a terrifying lesson in missed opportunities and the uncertainty of second chances. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent continuation to a delightful series

  • By noagnes on 05-17-18

Beautifully written and narrated!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

The story is sweet and beautifully written (as anything else from Mrs Riley), and it was nice to revisit all the other couples from the previous books of the series. The narration is wonderful. Alex Wyndham is my favorite narrator!
Nicholas is the clumsy younger brother of the Duke of Rockliffe and has showed up in previous books stepping on the ladies shoes when forced to dance.
Madeleine is the independent sister of Aristides, a close friend of Adrian (Earl of Sarre) from Paris that becomes co-owner of a gaming club with his friend and Nicholas.
The couple has a strong attraction from day one, but Madeleine thinks Nicholas has no honorable intentions and, even after realizing it might not be so, thinks herself too below his social standing.
Aristides ends up meeting his former French student who caused him lots of trouble when she asked him to deliver a love letter and ended up being mistaken as the recipient by her brothers. It was nice to have his HEA as a bonus.
I got this audiobook as a gift from the Author to whom I got acquanted after reading the e-book version of this title.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,047
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,998

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

Lovely narration of Pride and Prejudice

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Rosamund Pike fabulous narration makes justice to this most beloved story. Her interpretation of Mrs. Bennet is remarkable and the distinguishing between the characters very well marked. Lovely audiobook!