Lie by Moonlight

Narrated by: Louise Jane Underwood
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (330 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

While investigating a suspicious death, private-inquiry agent Ambrose Wells finds himself on the grounds of Aldwick Castle - and in the midst of utter chaos. The ramshackle castle is in flames - and a beautiful woman and four young girls are taking flight on horseback. It turns out that the strong-minded Miss Concordia Glade and her four bright students are on the run from a notorious London crime lord who'll stop at nothing to destroy them. Now their only hope is Ambrose, a confirmed loner with more than his share of secrets - and more than his share of desire for the unconventional teacher. And as Ambrose and Concordia risk everything to bring down a criminal mastermind, they will also be forced to battle something even greater: the steamy passion that threatens their hard-won independence....

©2005 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Good Balance

This is a delightful story, in spite of being based on a truly dark time for the poor and unprotected children of the Victorian era. These particular orphans and their teacher manage to turn glittering Society and its dark counterpart on its head. The teacher, Concordia, is in the mold of the best of Amanda Quick's characters. She is smart, quirky, and cheerfully keeps moving forward no matter how badly her plans go. The narrator reads most of her characters with a shrill voice. Nevertheless the listener has no trouble knowing who is speaking. Even though this book has been in print/audio for a good while, it is still fresh and compelling.

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Interesting story, painful writing

The underlying story is intriguing but the writing skills would not have made it out of a Freshman English class. I had listened to The Paid Companion by this author in which the writing itself was not a distraction. In an early chapter the Heroine thought that she was not setting an "exemplary example" for her students. Are prolific authors exempt from editing? I had to skip ahead again and again to spare myself from the supposed love scenes. Quick should have given the framework of this story to someone who had the time, energy and skills to do it justice. The narration of Ms. Underwood only made matters worse. Her pretend British accent and her high pitched voice further undermined the authenticity of the characters. She could not even pronounce "frisson." I would only recommend this narrator if she were reading children's books in American English.

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  • 08-08-19

Do not like this reader. She is just not good

Hated the narrator. Love Amanda Quick stories. I have them all. Do not like to listen to any by this narrator.

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OK, not great

I did not enjoy Underwood's reading. In many places, I found it undermined the story.

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Lie by Moonlight

Not my favorite sub-genre but I quite enjoyed the mystery of this. And how helpful the teacher Concordia was and what she did for her charges.

The girls were funny and so sweet they only wanted what was best for their teacher.

The romance comes from Ambrose who not only helps the teacher and gets the girls to safety. But who is determined to solve the mystery surrounding the teacher and her charges to find out why they were fleeing from the ‘orphan school.’
Overall I liked the story and who Ambrose and Concordia became lovers.

I liked the narration the accent was perfect for this book. I very much enjoyed it.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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Wonderful Story

Another great story from Amanda Quick. Very entertaining and witty. I was fast-paced but still you understood the layout of the book.

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What fun!

How enlightening the clear delineation of treatment of women and children of poverty ! Too bad this could not have been a solution for more. But, admire the treatise thinking of Amanda Quick in her story.

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Vanza for females

The best vanza story of them all. I enjoyed the challenges to traditional gender roles and the importance placed on the notion that education is to be found in all walks of life.

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Just meh..

This is the first AQ book I didn’t like. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom and Audible is my break from kids, for me there was too much of the children and not enough romance. I didn’t feel the chemistry, couldn’t wait for it to be over.. The kids voices got on my nerves..

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Nearly perfect

I absolutely adore Ambrose. He dashing, roguish, heroic, and hilarious. His insistence that he’d been “ravished” by Concordia and that he was in danger of being “compromised” made me laugh. It was a refreshing twist on the stereotypical romance and I loved it! The book itself was perfect in every way in my opinion. The narration was nearly as perfect as the book. This narrator is highly talented with voices - both male and female. There were occasional fluency issues with the pausing and emphasis on words sometimes not handled correctly. The amazing talent made up for any of those weaknesses, though. All in all I highly enjoyed and recommend this audiobook.

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Fake posh and poor pronunciation

A fairly good story that bowls along nicely truly ruined by poor narrator. The combination of the worst plummy fake posh accent made the female lead positively annoying. Decidedly dodgy pronunciations were just the cherry on top. Buy the book, you've a better chance of enjoying it.