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Marina Semina

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  • The Foundling

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured 24 years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wit and humour, but it does drag at times

  • By Maggie on 28-06-14

nice romp but uneven

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

Reviewed: 21-05-17

masterful reading and great voices could not quite make up for the story's unevenness and slow start. once things picked up however, it was a delightful read.

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  • Heroes Are My Weakness

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like that voice

  • By kendra_thomas on 14-09-15

quirky romance

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

Reviewed: 26-02-17

not for the first time SEP starts off somewhere far removed from anywhere readily loveable and you struggle to believe you will ever come to care for the main characters or their, in the first few chapters, highly unlikely, romance but with expert hand SEP weaves a story which is both compelling, entertaining and beautiful. i laughed, i cried and I felt privileged to witness things finally falling into place. it was entertaining but the book also left me inspired.