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The Book Worm!

S.E. England
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  • One Enchanted Evening

  • By: Anton Du Beke
  • Narrated by: Julian Ovenden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them and sweep away their cares. Accustomed to waltzing with the highest of society, Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Enchanted Book

  • By Ville Girl on 09-11-18

gentle easy listen

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

liked it, but not the most gripping listen. wouldn't put me off buying another. nicely read.

  • Agatha Raisin: There Goes the Bride

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 20
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Agatha Raisin's ex-husband James has become engaged to a beautiful young woman and Agatha has been kindly invited to the wedding. This is a difficult pill to swallow, so to take her mind off it Agatha begins a flirtation with Sylvan, a Frenchman she met at James's engagement party. She also decides to holiday in Istanbul, where unfortunately she bumps into James and his fiancée, not once but twice - convincing him she is stalking them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Lizzi on 03-07-17

typical Agatha

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

humour, murder and romance, such a good combination. loved reading the books, now love having them read to me.

  • Deborah Goes to Dover

  • Travelling Matchmaker, Book 5
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Encouraged by an unruly twin brother, tomboyish Lady Deborah Western seems set on dressing and behaving in a most unladylike manner, much to the dismay of her handsome neighbour, the Earl of Ashton.Fortunately for the Earl, Miss Pym is on hand to make sure the gorgeous girl is introduced to some more feminine pursuits...M. C. Beaton is the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin series. She has also written several Regency romance series. She lives between Paris and the Cotswolds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Usual Beaton light listening

  • By The Book Worm! on 01-01-19

Usual Beaton light listening

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Love all M C's stories, can't get enough of them.
Narrator very pleasant to listen to.

  • The Highland Countess

  • Regency Royal, Book 7
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Leslie Mackie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Morag Fleming, the Countess of Murr, had been bride to the most lecherous lord in Scotland - yet the ravishingly lovely girl had never been touched. So it was that Morag had never borne a child - yet as a young widow, she arrived in London with a fine son in tow. Her background had left her ignorant of the follies and fopperies of fashion - yet soon all of society was at her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs Beaton's usual expertise

  • By The Book Worm! on 24-12-18

Mrs Beaton's usual expertise

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

lovely to listen to as ever, M C Beaton cannot be surpassed for a light listen. very nicely narrated.

  • Footsteps in the Dark

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle, and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder victim is discovered in the drafty Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio begins to fear that the ghostly rumours are true and they are not alone after all! With a killer on the loose, will they find themselves the next victims of a supernatural predator.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book ruined by terrible reading!

  • By Jill on 03-08-14

intriguing story

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

Reviewed: 23-12-18

great story, spellbound, but guess the end, which didn't spoil a good listen. Well read.

  • Black Sheep

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

He had nothing to recommend him but his smile, and she was surely too old, and had too much commonsense, to be beguiled by a smile... Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely book, shame about the reader

  • By Orna on 28-06-09

humerous & enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 23-12-18

Such a nice humerous story, very well read. A pleasure to listen to. loved it!

  • The Lightkeeper's Daughters

  • By: Jean E. Pendziwol
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Elizabeth's eyes have failed. She can no longer read the books she loves or see the paintings that move her, but her mind remains sharp, and music fills the vacancy left by her blindness. When her father's journals are discovered on a shipwrecked boat, she enlists the help of a delinquent teen, Morgan, to read to her. As an unlikely friendship grows between them, Elizabeth is carried back to her childhood home - the lighthouse on Porphyry Island, Lake Superior - and to the memory of her enigmatic twin sister, Emily.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • awful audible

  • By Jacqueline Smith on 29-07-17

great listen

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

A very good story and we'll narated. At last not an American, nothing personal, but can't always understand accent.

  • The Crow Trap

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman hiding plenty of her own secrets. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • took a while to get into.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-08-18

drone, drone, drone

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

Can't listen to anymore, waste of money! Need some intonation in voice when reading aloud?

  • A Civil Contract

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one grows on you

  • By Stephanie on 28-02-09

As expected from Georgette

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Again a great listen, Always loved her books now so lovely to be able to listen to the talented Phyllida read to me.

  • The Sculthorpe Murder

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Northamptonshire, 1810: As a new canal network snakes across the landscape, a vicious mob stakes its claim to the county. Every local constable is out on the hunt for the ruthless Panther Gang. When an elderly man is robbed and murdered in sleepy Middleton, the beleaguered magistrates send for help from London's Bow Street Police Office.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK...a lot of busi ness

  • By Rogayah on 25-10-16

Authentic story, well written

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Loved the Inspector Lavender series when I read them. So well Narrated, will get the rest.