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  • The Innkeeper's Daughter

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Holderness, 1846.For reliable, thirteen-year-old Bella, life isn’t turning out quite as she’d hoped. She lives at the Woodman Inn – an ancient hostelry run by her family in the Yorkshire countryside – surrounded by two older brothers who never pull their weight and a flighty younger sister. When Bella learns not only that her father is seriously ill, but that her mother is expecting a fifth child, her dreams of leaving home to become a schoolteacher are quickly dashed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By bertiebouncer on 06-03-17

Another Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 17-04-19

I am always so sad at the end of Val Woods' books as her characters slip into your heart. her stories are wonderful.

  • Rich Girl, Poor Girl

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Christmas 1860: Polly, living in grinding poverty, loses her mother in childbirth and finds herself alone on the streets of Hull. Rosalie, brought up in affluence and comfort on the other side of town, loses her own mother in similar circumstances and on the same day. Polly takes a job as scullery maid in Rosalie's lonely house, and the two girls form an unlikely friendship. Travelling to the North Yorkshire Moors they discover a new kind of life and find unexpected joy and fulfilment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting!

  • By athydelacroix on 08-04-19

Enchanting!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-19

I loved this book! beautifully written and narrated. left me wanting a sequel.
Lovable characters. Well done!

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  • The Mistletoe Seller

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

It's Christmas Eve. Flurries of snow fall on the cobbled streets of Whitechapel, and an abandoned baby, swaddled in a blanket, is found on a doorstep in Angel Lane.... Named after the street on which she was found, Angel Winter was blessed to be taken from the harsh streets into a loving home. But fate deals a cruel blow, and she's torn from the only family she has ever known, thrown onto the cobbles of Covent Garden to fend for herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm cosy read

  • By Dawn on 09-11-17

not as good as others

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

loved the button box but this was overly dramatic and I found I couldn't suspend belief.

  • The Ghost and Lady Alice

  • Regency Royal, Book 9
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Willow Nash
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Alice Lovesey was a poorly mistreated scullery maid whose desperate plea for help miraculously summoned Wadham Hall's rakish eighth duke - summoned him from the dead! Though caught up in the delights of being newly materialized, the duke promised to return the favor by helping Alice become a lady of quality. But did Alice's heart stand a ghost of a chance now that she had lost it to a restless spirit?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • dreadful<br />

  • By athydelacroix on 27-02-19

dreadful<br />

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

Reviewed: 27-02-19

what an utter lot of rubbish. waste of money and wholly unbelievable. the author is insulting her readers.

  • The Autumn Bride

  • Chance Sisters Romance Series, Book 1
  • By: Anne Gracie
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's predatory servants and-with Lady Beatrice's eager cooperation-the four young ladies become her "nieces," neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly read!

  • By F. Scarlett on 26-05-18

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Great story if a bit outlandish,but the way author presented book made it believable. one of the best narrator's I have come across. Hope to listen to her again.

  • Saved by Scandal

  • Signet Regency Romance
  • By: Barbara Metzger
  • Narrated by: Pippa Rathborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Lord Galen Woodbridge decides to stir up a bit of a scandal by wedding London's most eligible and elusive songstress, Margot Montclaire. After Galen proposes, Margot confides that her sexy demeanor is merely an act. A baron's daughter, she took to the stage to escape the clutches of a diabolical uncle - and reluctantly left her fragile young brother behind in his care. To win Margot's hand, Galen agrees to save her sickly sibling - but in this marriage of mutual convenience, he never planned on losing his heart...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and lighthearted

  • By athydelacroix on 31-01-19

Funny and lighthearted

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

Reviewed: 31-01-19

Can recommend this book. Only thing that spoilt it was the narrator's pretend French accent, otherwise she got it spot on.
I would buy books by this author again.

  • An Offer from a Gentleman

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball, or that 'Prince Charming' would be waiting there for her!Even though she's the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Author and Superb Narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-10-17

included every cliche under the sun.

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

lots of Americanism. no understanding of 17th century. very disappointing. so.e points so bad I had to laugh, but not in a good way. Sorry!

  • The Adventuress

  • A House for the Season, Book 5
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Appearances can be very deceptive...At first, Emily Goodenough and her father, Sir George, are exactly what the servants at No.67 Clarges Street are hoping for: respectable tenants to usher in an uneventful Season. But all is not what it seems and it's not long before Rainbird the butler uncovers their secret: Sir George is an ex-butler and his 'daughter' a runaway chambermaid.Rainbird's resolve is tested, however, when he learns of villainous Sir Edward Kirby's plot to unmask the pair and force his attentions on Emily.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • narrator cannot do upper class voice.

  • By athydelacroix on 31-12-18

narrator cannot do upper class voice.

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

Reviewed: 31-12-18

narrator spoils all of these books with very silly, unbelievable upper class voices. makes the heroes sound ridiculous. otherwise, the other characters are believable.