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Polly

By: M. C. Beaton
Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
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Publisher's Summary

She was a bewitching young girl, that pretty Polly Marsh, and she knew it. She also knew that beauty could be her passport into the castles where she had always known she belonged. So she set her sights on a duke and joined the firm of Westerman’s as a stenographer. Surely one of that noble family would notice her, and then all her dreams would come true! The trouble with pretty Polly Marsh was that she just didn’t know her place. But others did - and were only too happy to remind her that dashing Lord Peter was merely playing at love when he appeared to be paying her court. The duchess was beside herself. Peter’s brother, the starchy Marquis of Wollerton, was desperate to pry Peter from Polly’s side. But Polly was determined to have Peter - and her dream. Peter wouldn’t betray her, would he?

In this whirlwind series, Marion Chesney brings us spirited, independent women who are at once bewitching, beguiling, and determined to have their say and make their mark on both their world and the world at large, be it within their social circle or extending beyond. With their arms wide open, these women are absolutely original and unforgettable, as are the tales in which they are featured. Here is life, in all of its folly and foibles, in a dizzying place where dreams are both shattered and made.

©2014 M. C. Beaton (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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How did this woman get a job as a narrator???

Like c most of MC Beaton's books, Polly is a sweet, light romance: I liken them to cotton candy. But this narrator was so wooden, and her voices so bad (with the possible exception of Polly's parents) it was a struggle to finish. Don't use her again!

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Not Regency! >.<

The title reads Polly: Regency love, book 13 (at least to me), which really made it hard for me to get into the groove with this one. It's actually set in the edwardian era, which is fine, but it's a little off putting in the way of expecting pudding and receiving mashed potatoes instead- still totally delicious just not at all what you were hoping for.

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Something different

I listen to a lot of regency romances and for the most part they are alike, but I that doesn't bother me. In fact thats why i enjoy them. The format works why change it. It just doesn't make for a very interesting review so I rarely write one. This book however is different, and different really works this time. I suggest reading this book and experience a different regency romance.

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Awful Narration

Glad it was free! It appeared there was no rehearsal for the narrator. Quite a shame, as I adore this author.

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This writer always delivers

Similar storyline, yet always hilarious. Similar formula as the Stephanie Plum series. Entertaining, harmless fun. Sometimes I wish the characters were just a bit more.

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not my favorite

this one wasn't my favorite. there was way too much unnecessary adultery. the narration was pretty bad. i don't mind Charlotte anne dore in some of the other books, but i didn't like the way she did the voices in this one.

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Enjoyable, but a lot is happening.

There is a lot going on in this book. I was trying to find the first book in this series, but they don’t seem to match up properly. I enjoyed this book and got a kick out of some of the narrator’s voices. It wasn’t as good as the Poor Relation series, which was published a dozen years after this book, but it was enjoyable to me.

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Interesting story, more cynical than the author's regency romances. The narrator wasn't good with many mispronunciations and strange and ill-timed vocalizations.

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Usually a fan of MC Beaton

I’ve read probably over 50 books of MC Beaton and usually really like them for entertainment purposes. This one has way too much infidelity in it. I was overall depressing and disappointing that everyone had such lack morals. Cheating on spouses is wrong and somehow this book made it seem ok. Not a fan.

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This might be the first book by this author I haven't enjoyed. Quite different from some of her others.