Regular price: $13.99

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

In this captivating novel, Mary Balogh, the premier writer of Regency romance, invites you into a world of scandal and seduction, of glittering high society and intrigue, as an arrogant duke does the unthinkable - he falls in love with his mistress.

She raced onto the green, desperate to stop a duel. In the mêlée, Jocelyn Dudley, Duke of Tresham, was shot. To his astonishment, Tresham found himself hiring the servant as his nurse. But Jane Ingleby was far too bold for her own good. Her blue eyes were the sort a man could drown in - were it not for her impudence. She questioned his every move, breached his secrets, touched his soul. When he offered to set her up in his London town house, love was the last thing on his mind.

Jane tried to pretend it was strictly business, an arrangement she was forced to accept in order to conceal a dangerous secret. Surely there was nothing more perilous than being the lover of such a man. Yet as she got past his devilish façade and saw the noble heart within, she knew the greatest jeopardy of all, a passion that drove her to risk everything on one perfect month with the improper gentleman who thought love was for fools.

©2001 Mary Balogh (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    439
  • 4 Stars
    370
  • 3 Stars
    122
  • 2 Stars
    37
  • 1 Stars
    22

Performance

  • 4.3 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    450
  • 4 Stars
    254
  • 3 Stars
    88
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    19

Story

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    369
  • 4 Stars
    296
  • 3 Stars
    115
  • 2 Stars
    31
  • 1 Stars
    18
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

engaging and entertaining

Any additional comments?

This is my first book by Mary Balogh and I must say I loved the push and pulls between the duke and Jane in this book. The two main characters fall in love, though initially both refuse to admit to it. Unlike most other books, here the arguments and strong personalities keeps the story more engaging and therefore the interactions and love scenes more intense. The duke's inability to accept his likes and wants makes him very mercurial in nature. Though a typical historical romance the behavior of the characters keep you guessing all the way to the end and so I loved this book and recommend it fully.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

EXCELLENT LISTENING

I truly enjoyed this book. Rosalyn Landor is an excellent narrator. I liked this book so much I actually downloaded the second one and am, yes going to download the third. If you like good romance and a good story I definitely recommend this series.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Slow, ... Is it the end yet?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A faster paced book, the story repeated over and over in the same book...

What was most disappointing about Mary Balogh’s story?

9 hours of repeat, the story was only 2 hours......

What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is has one of the best voices for Historical/ Regency romances.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from More than a Mistress?

9 hours of repeat

Any additional comments?

I am not sure I want to attempt any more of her books, her writing style was not for me. However some other readers may love her style of writing. Mine opinion is just that. My opinion

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

BETTER!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Its a nice audio

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The way she was using her lady like ways!

Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She's always good!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh yeah, cry no

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Ásdís
  • Siglufjörður, Iceland
  • 03-14-13

Ladies and Gents!

Rosalyn Landor could make every story a good story. This romantic and sexy story of Jane and her Duke is a delight to listen to. All those fine people, so pure and of high morales with tip top servants all around is fine and of course there love is fantastic in the end.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Jackee
  • Goovigen, Australia
  • 08-20-11

Yes you must Listen!!

Look it was so easy to listen to. The characters are wonderful and narration was just right. Can't wait for the next book.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Heather
  • Forest Hill, MD, United States
  • 08-10-11

I enjoyed this book...

I finished this book in one day.. If you love a book with Witt and a bit of emotional pain, you will like this book.. I found myself on a emotional roller coaster reading this book.. but don't be fooled this is a happy ending witch i love.... If you like Mary Balogh you will love this book.. Happy listening

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Kimberly
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • 02-11-13

Quite entertaining

I loved the characters in this story. I like it when the female protagonist is strong, yet able to be tender. And the villain is so very hateful that you want to choke him. Jane is brave and Tresham romantic and unwilling to fall in love. Of course there is always the HEA in a romance novel, but getting there was quite entertaining. And having Rosalyn Landor for narration made it even more enjoyable.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Adored this very clever and well-written story

How fun this was - i did not want it to end. Excellent character development, perfect witty rake, good twists and turns to the story - worth a credit for sure. just make sure you dont have anything else better to do once you start - difficult to put down!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

This cannot get any better!!!

Would you listen to More than a Mistress again? Why?

Yes, this was so good.

What was one of the most memorable moments of More than a Mistress?

There are so many memorable moments. I love it when Duke of Tresham noticed how beautiful Jane was even when she was playing a role as a servant and all covered up. That was so sweet. I love the moment when he started to open up to Jane. I mean, the whole book is just memorable.

Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

Rosalyn Landor is my favorite narrator. All the characters are well narrated.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book! I was up sooooo late listening to this. I couldn't put it down. I had to force myself to stop.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Astar
  • 04-16-16

More than a mistress

However many times I read this book I never get tired of the story.
I love the interaction between Jane and the Duke and the silliness of the ton in those times!
I think to me this is one of my top ten stories
and can commend Rosalyn Landor's excellent reading, the way she portrays each character
Is exactly how I imagined their voices to be!
A very enjoyable read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Charlotte
  • 09-13-15

Couldn't stop listening

Would highly recommend and well worth your credit. Rosalyn land or is just a superb narrator and Mary balogh made this fact passed, exciting and with an unexpected ending!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • U H.
  • 11-26-17

Briiliant!

As usual Mary Balogh’s story is well worth the read with thoughtful layered characters and well plotted storyline. Rosalyn Landor does an excellent job of voicing all the characters.

  • Overall
  • hannah
  • 09-10-12

disappointing narration

I'm a big fan of this book, I've read it time & time again & in my head Tresham is urbane, arrogant, and very sexy. horror of horror the narrator has him sounding like an over 50 pompous leche! i haven't plucked up courage for the steamy beautifully written love scenes.........cringing at the thought of it!!!!! if this is the standard of narrator I think I'll be cancelling my membership sharpish

1 of 3 people found this review helpful