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  • How to Marry a Marquis

  • Agents of the Crown, Book 2
  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

When Elizabeth Hotchkiss stumbles upon a copy of How to Marry a Marquis in her employer's library, she's convinced someone is playing a cruel joke. A guidebook to seduction might be just the thing she needs - and what harm could there be in taking a little peek? Intrigued by the alluring young woman with the curious little rulebook, James Sidwell, Marquis of Riverdale, decides that there is only one rule worth following - that Elizabeth marry her marquis.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Sophie on 15-04-19

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 15-04-19

Could have been a few hours shorter and better for it. Usual misunderstandings were so blatantly predictable that it was boring

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  • Broken Dove

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Far too young, Apollo Ulfr lost Ilsa, his wife, the love of his life and the mother of his two children. The grief of her loss does not settle in his soul; it solders to it. But when he discovers there is a parallel universe where his wife may have a twin, he feels there's hope and sets about bringing her to his world, so he can have her back. But Ilsa Ulfr of our world is married to the parallel universe's twin, Pol, who is not a good man. Not in any way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastical

  • By Traceym on 16-04-19

Not my favourite

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

The relationship between Maddie and Apollo lacks banter and feels imbalanced. Maddie forgives too easily and lacks spine. Apollo orders her about all the time.

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  • The Prince of Midnight

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

He was once a legendary highwayman. Now he's a recluse in a ruined French castle, with only a half-wild wolf for a companion. When Lady Leigh Strachan comes looking for a man to aid in her revenge, she's disillusioned to find that the famed Prince of Midnight couldn't help even if he cared to - which he doesn't. S. T. Maitland wants nothing to do with his legend, or with this fierce, beautiful, broken woman... until the old thrill of living on the cutting edge of danger begins to rise in his blood again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • *** The Prince of Narrator - Perfect Audiobook ***

  • By BRL@Mn888 on 25-06-15

Great performance

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Good story backed by a Brilliant narrator. I had my heart in my mouth in several places!

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  • Etiquette and Espionage

  • Finishing School, Book 1
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners - and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, well read

  • By susan on 08-12-13

Entertaining !

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

Reviewed: 22-07-15

Great fun ! You quickly forget that the characters are so young. The unusual school setting makes for a perfect background. I look forward to reading the next in the series