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Summary

As soon they are released, Amanda Quick’s romances shoot to the top of best seller lists. With over 22 million copies of her books in print, she is one of today’s hottest authors. Set in Regency-era England, Mischief offers a sparkling mixture of wit and intrigue that has become Quick’s trademark.

Beautiful, headstrong Imogen Waterstone has recruited the darkly infamous Earl of Colchester to help her seek revenge for the murder of her best friend. As they set a trap for the villain, Imogen and Colchester fearlessly encounter the threats and dangers that come their way. But they are both unprepared for the dizzying passion sparked by their partnership. Amanda Quick’s light, breezy style captures the sophisticated nuances of the 19th century British social world that surrounds these two unconventional allies. Filled with spirited dialogue delivered by the incomparable talent of narrator Barbara Rosenblat, Mischief is a thoroughly delightful adventure.

©1996 Jayne A. Krentz (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC

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too much zainar

very good. easy read but tooo much focus on that lost island!!! exactly what you would expect from a romance book!

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Not a bad read

Thought the narrator was excellent. Her narrative goes so well with the period of time the story is set in.
As for the book...not the worst but not the best. Very predictable. An easy listen but not a tale that stands out.

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Brilliant Entertainment

wonderful story as usual from this author - great humour, and well performed.

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  • Aryn
  • 03-04-12

One of my favorites

I enjoyed this book of the author's one word title romances better than any of the others. The female protagonist is neither whiny nor stridently bossy. Nor is she stupid. The story also seems to hang together better, more plot driven than characters leaping this way and that to fit a trope.

And, of course, I love Barbara Rosenblat as a narrator. Characters are given distinct voices; she can nuance humor (which seems to be a rare talent in voice people), and her characters sound like people instead of 'characters'. My one, very small, gripe is that she couldn't decide how the main character's name should be pronounced so it came out differently in different parts of the book. At first I thought it might be the characters whose accents, but alas, no.

If you enjoy this sort of mind candy, something that doesn't require your full attention and characters who are probably not going to make you either thump your head against a wall or want to shake them for their stupidity/rudeness/inconsistency, then I suggest this book.

I've listened to it twice, during long car trips, and will probably leave it on my iPod for another one in a year or so.

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  • TEM
  • 22-11-17

Fun

Pretty silly, but lots of fun. There's a mystery and characters that the narrator has fun giving life to. She's not at the top of her form, but still perfect for this book. I like humorous light romances with a minimum of angst and no explicit sex. There is some bodice ripping but it doesn't take over the book.

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  • Claire Marie
  • 11-07-19

Adding a bit of fun

This story is definitely a favorite of mine (as are most of Amanda Quick's books)! Imogen is a feisty and intelligent woman who won't take no for an answer and is determined to find a criminal who has been harassing her. Enter the Earl of Colchester and not only does chaos ensue but laughter, danger, and a bit of love.
Barbara Rosenblat is still such an amazing narrator! She gives the characters depth and fun so you are even more sucked into the story!

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  • Barbara
  • 06-02-14

The story was good, the narration was terrible.

Amanda Quick delivers another entertaining story full of humor,romance, and suspense. The narration took away from this story, the worst I have heard in any audible book.

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  • Hippie Chick
  • 28-09-21

Hilarious

This is definitely a story I will revisit soon. The writing is so much fun and the narrator is the best I’ve heard on Audible.

I really loved the romance between Imogen and Mathias! I felt smitten with the both of them by the end of the second chapter.

It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to a book that made me laugh so hard. I love how naive and innocent Imogen was about sex. I had to put the fan on for my temperature rising every time they would get hot and heavy but I also giggled at the many confused reactions from Imogen at her physical response to what Mathias was doing to her.

I could honestly have read just about their relationship all day long with no side plot whatsoever because they are that much fun lol

I love Amanda Quick because she can write love scenes and romance like no one else. I wanted to know what happened next in the adventures of these two intriguing characters!

The narrator is brilliant! I love how she was able to easily transition from one character to another flawlessly. She is a huge reason that I laughed so much throughout the story.

If there were a series with just these two main characters, I would be hooked. I hope that AQ decides to revisit these characters someday. It’s not very often that I feel this strongly about characters in a stand alone novel.

If you are thinking of reading this, be ready for laughter and unforgettable chemistry. Bravo to AQ!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-07-21

Couldn't finish, misses every mark

I've got to return this if they'll allow, it's a waste of a credit, or as the female protagonist loves to quip ad infinitum, "rubbish!"
I usually like Krentz/Castle/Quick historical, they can be good audio pastime, but a protagonist has to have some good character interlaced with some flaws for us to cheer for her on the way to HEA; I can't find a single redeeming thing about the girl in this story because there is no girl, only a puppet stuffed with contradictions. Supposedly highly educated and literary, yet actually just shallow and obnoxiously over-assuming henwit whom everyone regards with fond exasperation but no reality checking, a bluestocking who can't plot herself through a doorway yet hellbent on ruinous revenge of a powerful man, all the while utterly innocent, bunny-soft and oxheaded, blundering, naive, hyper, scatterbrained and ever so generous with the dude's money despite having her own. Allegedly a brilliant translator of an antique language and culture, yet less-than-zero social/situational awareness and takes everything said by everyone at 100% face value only. Trust me, you can't be a translator and not understand conversational subtlety. The dialogue with the guy, probably meant to be played for comedy, actually comes off much more like verbal abuse that he for some reason finds adorable; she's not a bull in a china shop, she's Godzilla in Tokyo, except that she's sweet and sexy, except painfully virginal. The sex scenes were cringey; she creates endless trouble for everyone around her and the man supposedly is infatuated and deeply in love, yet willing to hook up in furtive impulse sessions in semi-public. She's so delusional that even though she's narcissistic and annoying I still felt like the guy was taking advantage of somebody developmentally vulnerable. Left me too creeped and disgusted to finish.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-04-21

love jayne

great story, but I love Barbara Rosenblat narrating. now I have to relisten to Amelia Peabody series.

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  • Amanda L
  • 17-03-21

Boring and Same book different people

I really forced myself to finish this one. Was the same story I'd heard numerous times, but different people. Plus the ancient Zumaran obsession got alittle annoying to me. It was never explained exactly why everyone was so obsessed with it. I just took it as it was like Egypt. Being innocent is fine, BUT smart but idiotic is annoying. Every time they were having sex she would freak out saying he was doing Ancient Zumaran tricks on her. I wanted to slap her. I hated this book. Only thing I loved about it was Barbara Rosenblat.

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  • Carolyn
  • 07-07-20

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Struggled to finish this book. This woman is too silly. No common sense. I'm surprised.

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  • SkybirdWildflower
  • 15-04-20

loved loved loved it.

having the right narrator of a book is very important, especially when a book is as good as this book is. I love listening to Barbara Rosenblat.