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  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962

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

A Family in Crisis

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

This is Heyer at her best. There is anger, excitement, Romance, grumpy old men and a story worth telling. I loved it. It was well worth listening to.

  • The Atonement

  • By: Beverly Lewis
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, who years ago stopped attending the activities for courting-age young people in her hometown of Bird-in-Hand. Now 25 and solidly past the age of Amish courtship, Lucy has given up any hope of marriage, instead focusing her efforts on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard Lucy strives, she feels uncertain that she'll ever find redemption.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow but Good

  • By Rachael on 08-08-17

Love at last

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

It is great to meet a young woman whose faith in God grows and changes her while she grieves her past misdemeanours . This story is one that warms the cockles of ones heart as we hear a number of interconnecting stories of days gone by and the strength of true love. I really enjoyed this story and felt regret at finishing it.

  • Promise Lodge

  • By: Charlotte Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Energetic widow Mattie Bender Schwartz is working day and night to get Promise Lodge going. She's also hoping the change will help her son Noah's heart to heal after his broken engagement. Filled with regret and cast out by her dad for a reason she can't yet reveal, Deborah can only pray Noah will forgive her foolishness. But with her cruel words still ringing in his head, he's reluctant to accept her apology - even if the Old Order ways demand he try.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Begginings

  • By Carolyne on 06-17-16

New Begginings

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

this is Amish life with a difference. Emotions running high, changes and misunderstandings. New beginnings.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Married By Midnight

  • A Pembroke Palace Novella
  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

For seven years, Lord Garrett Sinclair - the ruggedly handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Pembroke - has been traveling abroad with no intention of ever returning home to Pembroke Palace… until his father commands that he must marry by Christmas in order to thwart a family curse or lose his inheritance forever. Haunted by a tragic accident that has hardened his soul, Garrett entrusts his brothers to seek out a bride who will agree to a marriage in name only. Her reward? A sizable share of his inheritance - payable immediately after the wedding night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • LOVELY ROMANCE

  • By anne on 10-30-16

Married or not

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

This is a delightful story. There is suspense, fear, excitement,, love,, ghosts and mystery. I will listen to it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets of a Summer Night

  • The Wallflowers, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859

Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing — and persistent — admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition…but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Wallflowers

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-26-13

Finding Real Love in Unexpected Places

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

I loved this book. Unlike most period romances it had unexpected twists and turns as well as heightened passions. A great read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Search

  • A Novel
  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Fifteen years ago, Lainey O'Toole made a split-second decision. She couldn't have known that her choice would impact so many. Now in her mid-20s, she is poised to go to culinary school when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge, the very Amish town in which her long-reaching decision was made, forcing her to face the shadowed past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very different type of Amish book

  • By Betty on 08-31-12

Love never runs smoothly

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

Reviewed: 09-20-15

An unexpected story. Not what you'd necessarily expect. A number of unexpected twists. I found it difficult to put down. Thoroughly recommended.

  • An Irish Country Courtship

  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

After less than a year, young Barry Laverty, M.B., is settling in to the village, with only a few months to go before he becomes a full partner in the practice. He's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community, until an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Will he truly be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? After all, even when a more challenging case comes along, like a rare tropical disease, all he can do is pass it on to a qualified specialist or big-city hospital. Is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book series

  • By Angelyn S. Furst on 11-02-10

Romance and the Races.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

This was a great story,romance,sneaky dealings, someone getting their comeuppance all with a happy ending. Altogether a great read/listen. This story made me yearn to live in Bally Buckle Bo.

  • An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

  • An Irish Country Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Long before Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly became a fixture in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was a young M.B. with plans to marry midwife Dierdre Mawhinney. Those plans were complicated by the outbreak of World War II and the call of duty. Assigned to the HMS Warspite, a formidable 30,000-ton battleship, Surgeon Lieutenant O’Reilly soon found himself face-to-face with the hardships of war, tending to the dreadnought’s crew of 1,200 as well as to the many casualties brought aboard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By Michael on 03-23-15

A glimpse of war time life for a sailor doctor

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

I had a bit of a struggle this time with the sudden shifts from home to the war. At fist I got confused until I got used to the format. It was a gripping tale.

  • A Dublin Student Doctor

  • An Irish Country Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Patrick Taylor’s devoted readers and listeners know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal - and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O’Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How the series all began!

  • By J. LaCroix on 10-21-11

The Real Life of an Irish Doctor in Training

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

I loved this book. It is lively and real. The compassion and fun that is Fingal resonates through the book. For anyone who is interested in medicine it is a revelation. Anyone who is offended by hearing the Lords name used in vain may find that part difficult. I did at first but because it's usage seems to be so much part of the Irish language I was able to put it aside. The story is very informative about life in Dublin between the world wars and life in the tenements was graphically but kindly drawn.

  • An Irish Country Christmas

  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful christmas listen

  • By Sara on 09-18-13

A good laugh at Christmas

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

I loved this book. It had love, caring, pathos and fun. Even a few beiiy laughs. The dog and the cat added a few unexpected moments.