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Publisher's Summary

Three best-selling authors. Two delightful novels. One terrific collection! From Julia Quinn, author of the Bridgerton series, now streaming on Netflix - writing along with close friends and popular authors Eloisa James and Connie Brockway - comes The Ladies Most...: a duo of cleverly crafted novels, The Lady Most Likely and The Lady Most Willing, together for the first time.

The Lady Most Likely

Hugh Dunne, the earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them - and a few other gentlemen - to her country house for what is sure to be the event of the season. Hugh will have time to woo whichever lady he most desires. Unless someone else snatches her first.

The invitation list includes:

  • The always outspoken Miss Katherine Peyton
  • The impossibly beautiful (and painfully shy) Miss Gwendolyn Passmore
  • The widowed Lady Georgina Sorrell (who has no plans to marry, ever)
  • And your hostess, Lady Carolyn Finchley, an irrepressible matchmaker with romantic plans for every last one of them - especially the lady most likely to marry an eligible earl. 

The Lady Most Willing

Taran Ferguson, laird of his clan, is determined that his ancient (if not so honorable) birthright be secured before he dies. When both his nephews refuse to wed, he takes matters into his own hands, raiding an English lord’s Christmas ball and making off with four lovely potential brides (and one very irate duke). When his nephews, the Comte de Rocheforte and the earl of Oakley, arrive for their annual holiday visit, they are drawn into a matchmaking party of sorts. Among the unwitting guests are:

  • Miss Fiona Chisholm, a beauty with a scandalous past
  • Lady Cecily Tarleton, a lovely heiress - but she’s English 
  • Miss Catriona Burns, a lady with no name or fortune, so clearly someone made a mistake!

As the snow piles up outside the highland castle and the guests are forced to pass the time together, the initial dismay turns to unanticipated attractions and then irresistible passions - and indeed, there might be one lady most willing to marry a Scottish lord. 

©2021 Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Most disappointing!

Susan Duerden is one of the worst narrators I’ve ever had the misfortune of listening to. The first novel by Julia Quinn narrated by Rosalyn Landor was as delightful as all of the other novels by this team. I can’t even finish this book because of the 2nd narrator. Very disappointing.

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Terrible second story narrator

The first story was wonderful, but I couldn't listen to the second story due to the terrible narration.

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horrible narration

love, love love the stories and the narrator for the 1st book was excellent. The 2nd narrator made me want to stop the book right there. it was like nails on a chalkboard

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Hard to review because the 2 books are different

The Lady Most Likely was great fun and narrated beautifully by Rosalyn Landor.
The Lady Most Willing was silly. It might have been fun except for the terrible narration by Susan Duerden. She may be good at reading books requiring a breathy tone, but was not the right voice for this story.

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The Ladies Most....different in narration.

I concur with all the reviews, and wish I had read them before purchasing. The fist novel was enjoyable, as it was narrated by Rosalyn Landor, and honestly, she could read me the back of a cereal box, and I would be captivated. But less than 30 seconds into the second novel I had to stop. I thought it was a joke at first....like a character from the novel doing a bad job reading out loud to an old aunt in her sick bed. But no, the joke is on us. No wonder Audible only charges one credit for the two novels....you can't even listen to the second. Susan Duerden's narration is the absolute worst I have EVER listened to. I'm so confused how it even passed the publisher's review process.

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Easy and fun story.

Enjoyable, light stories. Fun characters with not a lot of angst. Narration was very good.

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Narration Distraction !

I didn’t care for the narration in the last book : thought it was a distraction. But thought the books story line was good.

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The ladies most... unlike one another.

The narration really makes an audiobook, and Rosalyn Landor was perfection as usual with the first book. On point, poised, kind, empathetic, making you feel.

Then the second book started. And boy, I thought a joke was being played on me. It's not just that the Scottish accents are VERY thick, and a bit over the top. It's not just that the male and female accents are highly stereotypical and it clearly seems she wrote down the 20 different characters and wanted them all to be so unique they all only had one type of expression.
It's that every single sentence has the same inflection. Is it a question? Is someone happy? Is it just narration? Who knows, it all sounds the same.

I am sorry to say I'll have to stop and go to buy this book in a readable format, but that type of narration is not just one I don't enjoy, it is distracting to such a level, I already have no clue what happened, and I am only a few chapters into this second book.

I can't even get into the content really, since again, I haven't read much of it yet, but the narration is so utterly irritating.

Book 1: Lots happening, and therefore not much time to be spent with each couple, but fun in exactly that way, seeing lots of overlap.

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Relatively Disappointing

I usually enjoy Julia Quinn novels, but I have to say these two books were probably my least favorite. You don’t really have time to form a connection to the characters as she jumps from one couple to the next. And the second novel (the one with the really bad Scottish accents) well… I could hardly bear to listen to her scratchy, overly dramatic male accents. The English accents were… bad. But not as bad as the Scottish.

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Don't be scared of my others review of narrator!

Fun read, was a bit nervous to listen to after narrator reviews, but narrator was just fine. I think the issue is almost all of Julia Quinn's books are narrated by Rosalyn Landor and let's face it, t's hard to compete with her, but Susan Duerden did a good, entertaining job. I had actually already listened to a few books with her narrating, so I suppose I was already familiar with her and perhaps more accepting, but please don't let the narration scare you off!