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  • Rivals

  • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
  • Length: 27 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

Into the cutthroat world of Corinium television comes mega-star Declan O'Hara. Declan soon realises that the Managing Director, Lord Baddingham, has recruited him merely to help retain the franchise for Corinium. Baddingham has also enticed Cameron Cook, a gorgeous, domineering woman executive, to produce Declan's programme. As a rival group emerges to pitch for the franchise, reputations ripen and decline, true love blossoms and burns, marriages are made and shattered and sex raises its head at almost every throw....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible, thanks for listening... this one works

  • By Maggie on 26-07-18

Much better second time round

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I bought the original recording of this a few months ago and am pleased that it has now been re-recorded. The narration this time is really good.
This is my favourite of the Rutshire books. I love the way Rupert’s character develops in this - the rivalry between Rupert and Tony is brilliantly done and the franchise battle is really interesting. Best of all is the way Jilly shows the characters at their worse as well as at their best.
Of all the books I have read over the years I have never wanted a couple to have their HEA as much as Taggie and Rupert.
Brilliant!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Punishing His Ward

  • Domestic Discipline
  • By: Golden Angel
  • Narrated by: S. Kitten
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Cynthia Bryant loves to be told what not to do because it always gives her the best ideas for mischief. She knows better than to kiss rakes, flirt with gentleman, or touch herself between her legs (even in private), but she does all those things anyway because they're so much fun. Unfortunately, the earl isn't quite as easily put off as his mother - it seems like he's always watching her - and Cynthia finds a whole new area of exploration when she has the most shocking reaction to his spankings. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great, lusty book with a touch of humor

  • By Kindle Customer on 13-03-19

Part three of a great series

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

Reviewed: 19-06-18

I really enjoyed the first two books in the series which are also on Audible. There are four main couples in the series, Eleanor and Edwin, Hugh and Irene, Grace and Alex, and Wesley and Cynthia whose story this is. To get the full enjoyment of this it is important to have read/listened to the first two books in the series - Birching his Bride and Dealing with Discipline as this one picks up threads left behind at the end of books 1 and 2..I really enjoy books about this period and thoroughly enjoyed this one.

  • Dealing with Discipline

  • Domestic Discipline
  • By: Golden Angel
  • Narrated by: S. Kitten
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Eleanor Villiers, now Lady Hyde and originally a reluctant wife to Lord Edwin, has has fallen in love with her husband without the reassurance that he loves her back. It's literally the very situation she'd been desperate to avoid. Eleanor begins to try out various tactics to discover her husband's true feelings towards her, only to find she knows very little about love, and unfortunately, her antics somehow seem to constantly lead her into situations where disciplinary measures become necessary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Throughly enjoyable

  • By Rainedon on 29-04-18

Throughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 29-04-18

This is the second book in the series. The second one of the former rakes (Hugh-Viscount Petersham who is Eleanor’s brother) marries Irene as her dowry is a parcel of land which Hugh’s family want. Hugh is unaware that Irene loves another man and this book concentrates on their first year of marriage. This novel is set in the days when it was all to easy for society ( the ton) to judge harshly and Irene’s behaviour could have dangerous repercussions. The book also continues the story of Eleanor and Edwin’s marriage with Eleanor constantly doubting if Edwin loves her. I liked all 4 books in this series and am enjoying these audio versions very much.

  • The Rule Book

  • By: Jennifer Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Starr Media Second-Assistant Survival Guide: 1. Don't call your hot boss the Antichrist to his face. 2. Don't stare at hot boss', um, package or his full sleeve of tattoos. (No. Really. Stop!) 3. Don't get on the malicious first assistant's bad side. 4. Don't forget to memorize the 300-page employee manual. 5. If you value your cashmere, steer clear of boss' dog. 6. Boss' dimples are lust-inducing. Do. Not. Give. In. 7. "The elevator ate your clothes" is not a valid excuse for showing up to important meetings half dressed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration ruined it for me

  • By Rainedon on 06-04-18

Narration ruined it for me

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I had loved the book when I read it- giving it 5 stars - so decided to listen to it instead of re-reading it. I had expecting to find it as entertaining as reading it had been- but I was so wrong. The narration was awful- half the time I couldn’t tell what she was saying.

Would you be willing to try another one of Alex McKenna’s performances?

Sorry but no

Could you see The Rule Book being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Before listening to it I would have said yes- but now No

  • Philip's Rules

  • Bridal Discipline
  • By: Golden Angel
  • Narrated by: Brian Briar
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Married once to a Baron who needed a young bride to bear him an heir, Cordelia Astley found herself in an untenable situation after his death, until Philip Stanley, the Marquess of Dunbury, asked her to be his bride. She knows he didn't marry her for love, but he was her white knight, and once they're married, she finds herself falling in love with him. It would be a fairy-tale ending if it wasn't for her stepdaughter, Gabrielle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable addition to the series

  • By Rainedon on 02-04-18

Enjoyable addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Having read all of a Golden Angel’s Domestic Discipline books it was good to meet up with some of the characters again in this book. Sadly I think this particular book is better read then listened to as I didn’t think the narrator was any good at doing female voices.

  • With This Man

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Edita Brychta, Jack George
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 99

Jesse Ward is back in the newest novel in the Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling This Man series! Life is good for Jesse 'The Lord' Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he's in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He's in full control, just how he likes it. But Jesse's perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in hospital with a life-threatening head injury.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant !!!!

  • By phee on 02-04-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I had loved the other 3 books so much I was a bit worried about this one spoiling it all- but no need. The author has set up a clever scenario for us to revisit Jesse and Ava and meet all the other favourite characters without it being just a rehash of the other 3 books. It is fascinating to see how the twins have developed and how Jesse has to mature as he becomes the one holding the family together. Emotionally this is quite a book- I laughed- I cried- I loved it.
In terms of narration it took me a while to get used to Jack George’ s narration- and it seemed to get him a while to get into his stride of portraying what is a really complex, infuriating,lovely character!
But once he did he really brought out the witty side of Jesse.
Fabulous!

  • Mount!

  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
  • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cutthroat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival, Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife, Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully sentimental

  • By Ami-Lou on 04-12-16

Not as good as Rivals and Riders

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

Reviewed: 23-02-18

Sadly Mount didn’t compare with Jilly’s much earlier Rutshire books- it was far too long and just lacked the magic. It was good to hear about characters from previous books but killing off Billy was a mistake. To me the worst thing was Rupert being unfaithful to Taggie. The narration was good but I preferred the narrator of Rivals . Good- but not great.

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  • Rivals

  • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Louise Hobden
  • Length: 25 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Into the cutthroat world of Corinium television comes megastar Declan O'Hara. Declan soon realises that the Managing Director, Lord Baddingham, has recruited him merely to help retain the franchise for Corinium. Baddingham has also enticed Cameron Cook, a gorgeous, domineering woman executive, to produce Declan's programme. As a rival group emerges to pitch for the franchise, reputations ripen and decline, true love blossoms and burns, marriages are made and shattered and sex raises its head at almost every throw....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great book totally spoilt

  • By amanda c. on 09-02-18

Worth the long wait

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I have waited years for this to become an audio book. You can forget your Christian Greys and Gideon Cross- Rupert Campbell Black is still the ultimate alpha male. This story is fascinating still even though written 30 years ago

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Birching His Bride

  • Domestic Discipline Series, Book 1
  • By: Golden Angel
  • Narrated by: S. Kitten
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Lady Eleanor Petersham knows exactly what she wants from her marriage - a man who will worship at her feet. Instead, her father marries her off to her brother's best friend, the devastatingly handsome, authoritative, and devilishly dominant Lord Edwin Hyde. It doesn't matter that he makes her entire body tingle when he kisses her, or how he disciplines her when she plays nasty tricks on him, she's not willing to give up on her version of marriage without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great start to a great series

  • By Anon on 10-02-18

Excellent reading of a favourite book

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I have enjoyed all seven of the books in this series and was delighted to find the first one on Audible. The narration is very good and I enjoyed revisiting the book with this new version

  • Home

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

By the international number one best-selling author of Tell No One and Fool Me Once, soon to be a major movie starring Julia Roberts. A decade ago kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For 10 years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend, Win, believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing.....wonderful....brilliant

  • By Linda Ramsbottom on 18-02-17

What a wonderful reunion with loved characters

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

Reviewed: 25-09-16

Harlan Coben has to be one of the best writers ever. I really enjoy his stand-alones but there has always been something special about the Bolitar stories. I have just finished listening to it and still have tears in my eyes.
The narration was very good- it took me a few minutes to get in tune with who was but after that I felt the narration added to the story.

This was a really witty book despite the sadness. I enjoyed getting to know Win better. Win is the speaker in the last chapter and the moral question he posed really makes you think.
Brilliant

7 of 10 people found this review helpful