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  • A Duke in Shining Armor

  • Difficult Dukes
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend's bride. All he's trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom. For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The ton is flabbergasted. Her family's ecstatic. And Olympia? She's climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully humorous and entertaining!

  • By Millicent j Hill on 12-13-17

Great Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This was the first book from Ms. Chase that I listened to. I was not disappointed. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard listening to a audio book. Olympia (the heroine of the story) kept me in stitches. So did Ripley (hero) and all the other characters in this book. OMG. The banter and situations in which Olympia and Ripley find themselves is so hilarious. Olympia decides she needs air prior to her marriage to a duke. She panics and drinks a little bit more brandy than she should and ends up on a merry chase through the outskirts of London.

  • Merely a Marriage

  • A New Regency Novel
  • By: Jo Beverley
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70

Lady Ariana Boxstall's brother, Norris, is a strapping young man, but he's happily unmarried and childless. Pestered by his sister, Norris agrees to take a wife on one condition: that Ariana take a husband first. Although she realizes she risks spending a lifetime in a loveless marriage, for the sake of her own family's legacy, Ariana accepts his challenge. When the Earl of Kynaston met Ariana eight years ago, he broke her heart. Since then, his own heart has been broken, and he's sworn off love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Merely?

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 06-01-17

I Usually Like Jo Beverley Books; however, , ,

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

As much as I love Jo Beverley books and I have a lot of them, I can't give this one a thumbs up. I felt that this story jumped all over and none of the characters were full developed or maybe too much. Can't quite pinpoint what the heck is going on. I wanted to slap Ariana's face and wring her neck. I thought she was judgmental and overbearing. And I couldn't believe all her anxieties were because Princess Charlotte died in childbirth. Please spare me. I felt so bad for the Earl of Kynaston. He got the bad end of the deal. She never let up on him. Even at the end. Sorry.

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  • The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

  • A Bridgertons Prequel
  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

With her brother, Thomas, injured on the battlefront in the colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful !

  • By Jonana on 06-13-17

Another 5 star for Julia Quinn

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

I love Julia Quinn books and this one is no exception. Quite different from the Smythe-Smythe and other Brigerton sagas but connected. Nothing beats Rosalyn Landor as narrator. Love her voice. I wish all regency and Victorian romances were narrated by her. Great story - some sadness but overall a wonderful read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Caterina

  • Pendleton Petticoats, Book 2
  • By: Shanna Hatfield
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

On the run from the Italian mafia in New York City, feisty Caterina Campanelli travels across the country to the small town of Pendleton, Oregon, trying to hide her past while she decides what to do about her uncertain future. Seeking comfort in her cooking, she battles her attraction to one of the town's most handsome men. Determined to remain single and unfettered, Kade Rawlings can't seem to stay away from the Italian spitfire who rolls into town keeping secrets and making the best food he's ever eaten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Story!

  • By Catrina P on 06-22-17

A Great Story

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

What an enjoyable listening. This is the first time I have listened/read a book by Shanna Hatfield. I'm not disappointed. The narration was good also.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rogue Not Taken

  • Scandal & Scoundrel, Book 1
  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn't saving her from ruin. It's filled with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it

  • By bebe on 07-03-16

Another Sarah MacLean hit

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

I always love Sara MacLean's books. And this one was not a disappointment. I love the bantering between Sophie and King. Sophie is so snarky. At times, I felt so sorry for Sophie as things are not what she wanted or remembered. But at the end, love prevails.

  • Splendid

  • Blydon, Book 1
  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

American heiress Emma Dunster has always been fun-loving and independent, with no wish to settle into marriage. She plans to enjoy her Season in London in more unconventional ways than husband hunting. But this time Emma's high jinks lead her into dangerous temptation. Alexander Ridgely, the Duke of Ashbourne, is a notorious rake who carefully avoids the risk of love until he plants one reckless kiss on the sensuous lips of this high-spirited innocent and condemns himself to delicious torment.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Murdered by Horrible Narration

  • By Joan M. Taylor on 12-18-16

Not the Best Narrator, Good Story

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

I love Julia Quinn, but this is not the best. First, Lucy Rayner narration is not the best whereas I'm use to having Rosalyn Landor doing the narration. Her narration can be irritating at times. Second, the story is not bad but not her best. Emma, the main female character, is way to stubborn and is always arguing. She lets her temper get in the way and she takes too many risks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Only Beloved

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

For the first time since the death of his wife, the Duke of Stanbrook is considering remarrying and finally embracing happiness for himself. With that thought comes the treasured image of a woman he met briefly a year ago and never saw again. Dora Debbins relinquished all hope to marry when a family scandal left her in charge of her younger sister. Earning a modest living as a music teacher, she's left with only an unfulfilled dream. Then, one afternoon, an unexpected visitor makes it come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best series yet...

  • By Patricia R. on 05-17-16

What a Wonderful Book

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

Actually, this was my first book in the Survivors Club Series. I do have the others in my library but didn't realize it until now that this was the last book in that series. I am going back to listen to the rest. After listening to this book, I looking forward to the others. The book kept me interested throughout and was so entertaining. There were so many twists and turns. The ending was absolutely wonderful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Someone to Love

  • A Westcott Novel, Book 1
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 845

Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl's guardian is interested in Anna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Other side of the blanket

  • By MVA on 11-19-16

Another Wonderful Story by Ms. Balogh

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

I love Mary Balogh's novels. And they are better yet when narrated by Rosalyn Landor. I was a little confused in the beginning of the story with all the people involved and titles but finally got it. I loved how strong Anna, the heroine, was. How she refused to back down. Unlike other books I have read from other authors, she is not arrogant or acts silly or is stupid and does things one shouldn't and gets in trouble. There are reasons for her actions. She doesn't like frilly things as she is not accustom to them. There are a few surprises during the story, which are delightful. Definitely worth the credit.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Date at the Altar

  • Marrying the Duke
  • By: Cathy Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess. Will the third time be the charm? A duke can't marry just anyone. His wife must be of good family, be fertile, and be young. Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton, would ever fall in love with. However, there is something about her that stirs his blood, which makes her perfect for a bargain he has in mind: In exchange for backing her play, he wants Sarah to teach him about love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Wonderful Cathy Maxwell Book

  • By Ramona C on 05-30-17

Another Wonderful Cathy Maxwell Book

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

I haven't read/listened to a Cathy Maxwell book for some time now. I always loved her novels. Well, this book is another hit. As usual, the author brings all emotions into her story. Gavin and Sarah are both strong characters. They know what is expected of them; however, love prevails - as it should. This story is quite entertaining in itself and I was surprised by the ending. I loved it. Ms. Maxwell, please continue to give us wonderful stories.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pete Sebastian, Coach

  • First & Ten Series, Book 3
  • By: Jean Joachim
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Pete Sebastian, Coach Bass to his team, thought he had his life under control until smart, alluring Jo Parker sashayed into a front office job with the Connecticut Kings. He locks horns with the beautiful female when she implements new ideas to clean up the team's rep. Was she there just to push him around or was she the one woman he's been seeking?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story and Narrator

  • By Nessa on 02-21-17

Love This Series

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

I was given this audiobook free for an honest opinion. I love this series, First and Ten by Jean Joachim. This is the second audiobook by her that I have listened to and have read another. The first thing I love is her knowledge of American football as she uses than knowledge through out her book. I appreciate that. Her characters has sustenance. Pete, the coach for the Kings, is a lonely guy but not without female company. He would like to remarry again. In steps sexy as sin Jo Parker. He is smitten. He is so wowed by her and she finds him equally sexy. The only thing I find wrong is that Jo has a lot of self doubts. Maybe a little bit too much.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful