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The Paid Companion Audiobook

The Paid Companion

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The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical - he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancée will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected. But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, the fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer. Her sorry financial circumstances - and dreams of a life of independence - convince her to accept. But St. Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two, and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy London home. Elenora soon discovers that this lark will be a far more dangerous adventure than she'd been led to believe. And the Earl of St. Merryn will find that the meek and mild companion he'd initially envisioned has become a partner in his quest to catch a killer - and an outspoken belle of the ball who stirs a bothersome passion in his practical heart.

©2004 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2014 Recorded Books

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    Maria2702 Tyne and Wear, UK 27/08/2015
    Maria2702 Tyne and Wear, UK 27/08/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "A wonderful introduction to Amanda Quick!"

    Warm and witty characters, mystery and romance. The bedroom scenes are not overpowering and tastefully written.
    I'll definitely be trying more by this writer.

    The narration is amongst the best I've heard, especially in terms of the pacing and despite the odd Americanised pronunciation (odd in a British voice).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • J. Byerly
    Carrollton, TX, United States
    21/08/15
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    "Fun, Witty, A Little Heat"

    Excellent narration, distinction of characters. This was just a good historical romance mystery, some laugh out loud wit, and just enough passion to keep it interesting. Loved the characters (eccentric and "good" people) and the mystery.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • audiobookfan
    United States
    30/06/15
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    "Great book, unbelievably great narrator"
    Would you listen to The Paid Companion again? Why?

    YES. I've already listened to it twice, just to hear Amato's voices and range. The plot may not be original, but author Quick does a great job of making it a bit different. The developing romance is well done, and magnetic..


    What about Bianca Amato’s performance did you like?

    Listening to her is like listening to poetry.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Parisa Hervani
    atlanta,GA
    17/12/15
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    "Nice easy listen with a great narrator."

    Nice light read.. Interesting enough to want more, but not heavy that you have to rewind every time you miss a sentence.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mindy
    Coeur dAlene, ID, United States
    14/08/15
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    "Nice"

    Nice story, plot had twists and turns. Narrator is the best ever .Narrator for Audible. She could read the phone book and it would be great. Very talented with all the character voices.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer G
    Long Beach CA
    06/03/15
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    "yummy."

    Amazing. An intelligent woman, is actually attractive to an English gentleman. Cute story, although a common premise, with a dash of mystery to entice. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story on my commute.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kalila
    DEL VALLE, TX, United States
    20/04/15
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    "I Always Enjoy An Amanda Quick Novel!!!!"

    Loved it! Amanda Quick knows how to deliver in every novel. The way she builds every element of the novel is exciting! I love how combines mystery, history, and romance. I just love it! THEN! Add one of my favorite narrators Bianca Amato! I can't lose.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kayren
    Asheville, NC, United States
    31/12/14
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    "Lovely"

    Lovely story we'll read. I enjoyed it. Quick always comes through with everything I want in a romance- happy ending

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Crystal Johnson
    04/02/15
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    "Great 👉👂👈💫"

    This book was a great listen. My memorial part was learning that the Earl made the runaway plans I was surprised by this. I enjoyed the readers voice and cadence!! 👏👏👏🌹🌹🌹‼️ just amazing. A must listen.👍👍.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Indianapolis, IN
    30/08/16
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    "Great Story and Brilliant Performance!!!"

    A favorite story wonderfully enhanced by the audio performance!! I especially appreciate the performance for the witty repartee and sarcasm. Ms. Amato voiced this the way I heard it on my head when I first read the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cindy stock
    26/08/16
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    "Very stuffy language, but fun characters"

    got used to the stuffy language after a while, the characters were fun to get to know... liked how all side storylines were resolved, but a little too easily resolved. Series the voice of narrator put me to sleep.. lol

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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