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  • Her Unforgettable Laugh: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

  • Her Unforgettable Laugh Series, Book 1
  • By: Linda Thompson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Dark curls and an unforgettably sweet laugh were all he knew of his sister's rescuer. Later, a second glimpse showed her to be lovely, and he heard her melodious laugh again. Darcy wondered what it would be like to meet this remarkable, and remarkably lovely, young woman. Would the spirit that caused her to go to the aid of a stranger be able to bring some joy to his lonely life? Would they ever meet, or would he always be left wondering?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not great literature, but enjoyable

  • By TheNameless on 18-09-18

Pathetic

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-16

What disappointed you about Her Unforgettable Laugh: A Pride and Prejudice Variation?

The story, the writing and the narration were all boring and sub-standard

Would you ever listen to anything by Linda Thompson again?

No

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Nancy Peterson?

Phillida Nash or Patricia Gallimore

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Her Unforgettable Laugh: A Pride and Prejudice Variation?

The entire book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
  • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the wonderful woman in white

  • By sjtroddy on 20-11-10

Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-15

Well written and extremely well read. A very long winded account excellently handled by the several narrators, most entertaining overall.

  • Bath Tangle

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely reading

  • By Caroline on 25-07-09

Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-15

In her usual style of romantic comedy Miss Georgette Heyer has once again Excellent entertainment in prose. This Book is very well narrated and was most enjoyable

  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly splendid - classic GH

  • By Beccameriel on 16-05-17

Lovely

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-15

As usual, Georgette Heyer takes us on a rollicking, laughter filled adventure in beautiful pros. The narrator is, occasionally, unaware of punctuation thus placing the incorrect emphasis on some conversations, but this does not detract from an overall enjoyable experience.

  • Powder and Patch

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Cleone Charteris is the joy and despair of all the young men of the countryside, and she seeks a husband - a man who can duel and dice with the best of them. One of the men after her heart is the masterful and handsome Mr. Philip Jettan. But compared to other men in 18th-century England, Philip is out of step - he is careless in his appearance and, in Cleone's own words, she cannot marry him because he is 'a raw country bumpkin'. He even refuses to buy a wig!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming early Heyer

  • By tothemanorbornfreak on 20-07-15

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-15

Miss Heyer has kept to her usual high standard. Light, humorous entertainment. Well read by a narrator who,understand the period.

  • Anne of Avonlea

  • Anne of Green Gables, Book 2
  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Laurie Klein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

This is the second story in the Anne of Green Gables series. Skinny little red-haired Anne has changed into a pretty 16-year-old and is all grown up - well, sort of grown up. The story opens with Anne as a school teacher at Avonlea school. When Anne reached the school that first morning, she was confronted by prim rows of "shining morning faces". She had sat up until nearly midnight composing a speech which she had revised and improved painstakingly. It was a wonderful speech with fine ideas. And then, she couldn't remember it!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • childhood favourite

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-18

Acceptable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-15

This narrator is average to poor. She ignores punctuation and her style is stilted in places which detracts from the story.

  • Gerald and Elizabeth

  • By: D. E. Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Gerald Brown is a handsome and brilliant young engineer - wrongfully accused of stealing diamonds from his South African firm. Why has he been framed? Elizabeth Burleigh is a beautiful and talented West End actress – compelled to deny herself what marriage could bring her. What is the secret that impairs her love? Gerald and Elizabeth are half-brother and sister. They are reunited in London and together they face the mysteries that have made them both so unhappy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Sweet

  • By Heather on 14-02-15

Very Sweet

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-15

A quiet romantic little book with hardly any substance, ideal for 'People's Friend' readers. The narrator appears to think it is a children's story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

This is Austen's first published novel, from 1851, which she wrote under the pseudonym "A Lady". The story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both romance and heartbreak.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • bad voice

  • By Hannah on 30-05-11

Yawn

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-15

The Story is a classic and the author unequaled in her time but the narrator destroyed all enjoyment of this book. She sounds like a computer generated voice. The saying "you get what you paid for" is entirely appropriate in this instance!

  • Daddy-Long-Legs

  • By: Jean Webster
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

First published in 1912, Daddy-Long-Legs is an epistolary novel that follows orphan Jerusha "Judy" Abbott through her college years through a series of letters written to her anonymous benefactor, whom she nicknames "Daddy-Long-Legs." As Judy learns to navigate the complex world of studies, social life, and romance, her letters convey her growth and address the increasingly complex questions that preoccupy her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Heather on 09-02-15

Great

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-15

Entertaining and well read, please can we have the sequel now, Dear Enemy, read by the same narrator if possible

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Helen Lisanti
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Charles Bingley, a wealthy young gentleman, has moved into Netherfield Park manor, which causes much excitement in the village of Longbourn, especially among the five unmarried daughters of the Bennet household. Despite many romatic complications, the overall tone of this classic novel is, as Jane Austen described it, “light and bright, and sparkling”.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most enjoyable

  • By Heather on 09-02-15

Most enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-15

A classic to be enjoyed for all time. Only Jane Austin is capable of such mastery over the language and period.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful