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  • Born to Be Wilde

  • The Wildes of Lindow Castle
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there’s only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him. Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he’s chosen a far more suitable bride. But when he learns of Lavinia's desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he’ll find her a prince. As usual, there’s no problem Parth can’t fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By tmariec on 08-21-18

Couldn't put my earbuds down

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Born to Be Wilde is the third title in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series, but can work as a stand alone. Featuring all of Ms. Jame's characteristic witty dialogue, likeable characters, several heart melting moments, and wonderful narration, this title is the perfect listen. I love the secondary characters and the family aspect to this series; I can't wait to see what happens to the next Wilde to find their match.

  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

  • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still good fun!

  • By Dylan on 08-03-17

Another Wining Entry in the Royal Spyness Series

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Rhys Bowen has delivered another well written mystery involving everyone's favorite royal, Lady Georgie. After Darcy leaves her in Ireland at his father's castle, Georgie decides to take her friend Belinda up on her offer to have Georgie visit her in Italy. Before leaving, Georgie stops by the palace for a visit with her cousin, Queen Mary to talk about the king's support for Georgie's request to be removed from the line of succession so her marriage to Darcy (a Catholic) can happen. While there, the queen asks (more of a demand) that Georgie stop by a house party near where Belinda is staying so she can act as the queen's eyes and ears to determine what the Prince of Wales and that woman (Wallis Simpson) are up to. Georgie finds herself traveling across the continent by herself and encounters an amorous German, Rudy, who she has to fend off. Upon arrival in Italy, things don't go quite as planned as Belinda is not at her cottage and Georgie's grasp of Italian is not the greatest. Of course, Georgie's mother happens to be a guest at the party and needs her help recovering some incriminating evidence from one of the other guests. Add in Nazis, fascists, an undercover Darcy, and a murder, and you have an engaging mystery that only Georgie could stumble upon. I enjoyed this title immensely and can't wait for Georgie's next adventure. As always, the narration is perfect - I can't imagine reading this series in print after having experienced them in audio.

  • How to Capture a Duke

  • Matchmaking for Wallflowers, Book 1
  • By: Bianca Blythe
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

Fiona Amberly is more intrigued by the Roman ruins near her manor house than she is by balls. When her dying grandmother worries about Fiona's future, Fiona stammers that she's secretly engaged. Soon she finds herself promising that she will introduce her husband-to-be by Christmas.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad but...

  • By I like to shop on 03-22-18

Regency Screwball Comedy

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

Reviewed: 11-19-16

This story reminds me of the screwball comedies popular in the 1930s; I laughed numerous times throughout. If you are looking for an enjoyable undemanding listen featuring an insecure duke and a would be archologist heroine, then this is the book for you.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Soldier

  • Windham, Book 2
  • By: Grace Burrowes
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

His idyllic estate is falling down from neglect, and nightmares of war give him no rest. Then Devlin St. Just meets his new neighbor.... With her confident manner hiding a devastating secret, his lovely neighbor commands all of his attention, and protecting Emmaline becomes Devlin's most urgent mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Soldier

  • By Sanra on 07-26-16

Story of Two Wounded Souls

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

The Soldier is a beautiful tale of two wounded souls - St. Just suffers from PTSD and a feeling of never quite belonging to his family after his mother left him with the Duke and Duchess of Windham. Emmy is is not accepted by her neighbors and is trying to handle her young cousin Winnie, who has a tendency to wander off for long periods of time. Watching St Just and Emmy come to terms with their past and realize they are deserving of love was a wonderful experience. Grace Burrowes has a wonderful way of bringing emotional depth to her stories and showing the little things that show caring in a relationship. I look forward to Lord Val's story. I also just saw Tantor is picking up the rest of the Windham stories about the daughters later this year and I will be making sure to hoard credits so I can get them on release day.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Heir

  • Windham Series, Book 1
  • By: Grace Burrowes
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 360

Gayle Windham, earl of Westhaven, is the first legitimate son and heir to the duke of Moreland. To escape his father's inexorable pressure to marry, he decides to spend the summer at his townhouse in London, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper. Anna Seaton is a beautiful, talented, educated woman, which is why it is so puzzling to Gayle Windham that she works as his housekeeper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A VERY well written and narrated book!

  • By Cam on 05-29-16

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Although this was Grace Burrowes's debut novel, it was unavailable in audio until now. Narrated like the rest of Grace's titles, James Langton does a fantastic job narrating - all 3 of the Windham brothers are easy to tell apart and the female voices are very well done. Anna Seaton finds herself as housekeeper to Gayle, the Earl of Westhaven during a very hot summer. In hiding with her sister, Anna finds herself wanting to trust Westhaven with her secrets as they start to fall in love. I loved this book in print, and the audio is even better. The thing I love most about Grace Burrowes titles is that there is an emotional depth to her titles that aren't found in many stories these days. It's not just the grand gestures and dramatic moments that make up her romances, but the little things in everyday life that help show the depth of feeling that Anna and Westhaven develop towards each other. Westhaven's brothers are interesting characters in their own right who will see their stories released in audio over the next couple of months. I hope the Windham girls' stories will also be released in audio in the near future. I will be pre-ordering St. Just's story as soon as it is available.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Crusader's Bride

  • The Champions of Saint Euphemia Book 1
  • By: Claire Delacroix
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Gaston has had his fill of war and the Latin Kingdoms when he learns that he has inherited his father's estate in France. He accepts one last quest for the Templars, the order he has served for 15 years, and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he now has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage catches his eye, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Listen

  • By Moriah on 02-24-16

Engaging Listen

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

If I had the option, I would have rated this 4 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed the start of Deacroix's new series revolving around a Templar treasure from the Holy Land being transported back to Europe. The narration was well done and added to my enjoyment of the story. This first book features Gaston, who has recently inherited his brother's French title and Ysmaine who has buried two husbands yet remains untouched. Gaston is asked by his order, the Templars, to complete one last task - transport a treasure from Jerusalem which is at risk to headquarters in Paris. Ysmaine finds her self in desperate straights; her maid is extremely ill, and she has no money. Gaston observes Ysmaine in a church and offers her some money which she uses to pay for medicine for her maid. Deciding it might be better to return home already wed, Gaston offers to marry Ysmaine even after she explains her grooms have not lived past the wedding night. The couple weds and then joins a party of another Templar Knight (Wulfe), a merchant, and a nobleman returning to France and his father's death bed. Wulfe and Guston become uneasy allies in the pursuit of ensuring the safe transport of the treasure. Delacroix provides glimpses of the area during the groups flight to the coast and also midieval Venice. I enjoyed the relationship development between Ysmaine and Gaston and also both's willingness to sacrifice to ensure the treasure would arrive safely and for each other. Wulfe and Christina are interesting secondary characters who will be featured in their own book. Delacroix is a master of the midieval setting that feels authentic but yet the characters still remain relatedable to the modern reader. I am looking forward to future entries in this new series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Peril

  • Alec Halsey Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Winter 1763. Alec, Lord Halsey, is sent on a diplomatic mission to Midanich, imperial outpost of the Holy Roman Empire, to bargain for the freedom of imprisoned friends. Midanich is a place of great danger and dark secrets - a country at civil war, ruled by a family with madness in its veins. For Alec it is a place of unspeakable memories from which he barely escaped and vowed never to return. But return he must, if he is to save the lives of Emily St. Neots and Sir Cosmo Mahon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Just wow! This has to be Lucinda Brant's best

  • By Lady Wesley on 02-02-16

Wonderful Historical Mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Brant and Wyndham are back again for the third installment of Alec Halsey's adventure. I'm not going to recap the story, but I can't stress enough how great Brant is at describing the fictional German principality Alec Halsey finds himself force to visit and brings to life the people and setting of the book. Wyndham's narration is spot on; my only compliant is that I have to wait for the next title from this author/narrator duo.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Noble Satyr: A Georgian Historical Romance

  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

1740s France and England - the age of hedonism and enlightenment. Renard, Duke of Roxton, is wealthy beyond measure. Arrogant and self assured, his heart remains his own. Optimistic and headstrong, Antonia Moran is determined to flee the Court of Versailles with the Duke's unwitting assistance. Roxton is an unlikely savior - arrogant, promiscuous, and sinister. Antonia's unquestioning belief in him may just be his salvation, and her undoing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite hero of the series

  • By Cam on 11-20-15

Wow

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

Alex Wyndham's narration is amazing - I hope he narrates more historical romance. Brant's local of Paris during the 1740s is brought to life thru vivid descriptions and serves as a nice change of pace from Regency historical. It was great to visit the Roxton family at the beginning of Antonia and her M'sieur le Duc. I can't say enough about how engaging of a story and listening experienced this is and recommend all the titles in this series and the Alex Halsey mystery series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dukes Prefer Blondes

  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

Biweekly marriage proposals from men who can't see beyond her (admittedly breathtaking) looks are starting to get on Lady Clara Fairfax's nerves. Desperate to be something more than ornamental, she escapes to her favorite charity. When a child is in trouble, she turns to tall, dark, and annoying barrister Oliver Radford.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly wonderful

  • By kestergayle on 12-31-15

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

Chase's newest book features the trademark witty banter between Lady Clara and Radford that listeners of the Carsington series would expect. Clara is a pampered aristocrat who feels smothered in her pampered life. She decides to help one of the girls at a charity she is involved with. It leads to a meeting with Radford who she had met as a child. What follows is a delightful and somewhat unconventional courtship. I appreciated the book didn't end with a wedding, but allowed readers to see Clara and Radford work thru the first days of the marriage. Kate Reading's narration is top notch as always. I can't wait for the next collaboration between Reading and Chase.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Invitation to Passion

  • Invitation Series, Book 3
  • By: Bronwen Evans
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Consummate rake, Richard Craven, has his heart broken when the woman he loves is forced into an arranged marriage to a violent brute. To make matters worse, circumstances force him to marry Lady Madeline Knight - a woman he views more like a sister - only for fate to play the cruelest of tricks. Shortly after his wedding his former lover is widowed, and Richard learns she could be pregnant with his child.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star invitation to love

  • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 03-16-16

Friends to Lovers

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

This is a great story for people who enjoy the friends to lovers trope. Richard and Maddie have been friends since she was 13 and he saved her from local bullies. Now it's Maddie's turn to save Richard and things don't go as plan. Finding themselves married, Richard has to learn to trust in love. A former lover and a man with a mystery agenda put Richard and Maddie's love to the test. Marian Hussey's narration was excellent and added to my enjoyment of the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful