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Mischief

Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-10-19

Meh

Same formula as usual for Amanda quick. Didn’t like this one as much as some of her other books because the heroine was a little too naive and oblivious for my liking. Usually her heroines seem more strong, smart, independent and useful. This one was independent and stubborn in a oblivious way where she made rash, stupid decisions and stuck to them. Liked the hero

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  • Dawn
  • 02-07-19

REALLY wanted to like this

DNF; the voice-acting was excellent; I loved Colchester, but Miss Waterstone was just TOO dense, rather self-important, and annoying. I appreciated the irony (girl genius raised by unusual parents is smart but dumb-) but I just kept seeing her as a future "Mrs Bucket," and Colchester hounded to drink. I just found it hard to believe she could be so clueless about Colchester and the manipulations of several of the villian-types around her. Just. Could. Not. Finish.

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  • Love2Listen
  • 01-04-19

Long, drawn out, and a bit of nonsense.

Murder and mischief with a bit of romance was the intention. Unfortunately the storyline was unrealistic in the main character's plot to bankrupt the alleged murderer as opposed to a goal of catching him.

The heroine, Imogen, is a high strung, obsessed naïve young lady that has a jaded view of life in general. She is so obsessed with Zamarian life that she cannot view anything in real life without some reference to the Zamar culture.

The hero, Matthias, is a man of few words. He tends to allow everyone around him, with the exception of his butler and confidante, to say and believe whatever they will. He allows the lies and misconceptions regarding the events of his past as well as his person as Imogen views him to be the truths that lead them.

Matthias’ long-abandoned sister, Patricia, has returned to his company given her current uncomfortable living situations. She obviously suffers from uncontrolled anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression. She makes rash unintelligible decisions that compromises herself and her family for strangers she barely knows who all seem to be obsessed with Zamar. Her sudden crying and outbursts begin to drive me to shut my book off, but I continue as I am curious to know what will happen next.

Thank goodness, Barbara Rosenblat’s narration did a very good job of bringing each character to life.

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  • L. Wood
  • 27-01-19

Drinking game worthy

If you and your friends need something fun to do, listen to this book together and every time Zumaria is referred to- you have to take a drink. You will be plowed in about 30 minutes. Please don’t try to listen to even 1/2 of the book in one sitting because you will end up in the emergency room. :) This book is so bad that it had me laughing out loud. Bonus points every time the man character refers to “secret Zumarian lovemaking techniques”! Ridiculous!!!

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  • NUNYA
  • 31-10-18

great storyline

loved it, but I am a Jayne Ann indents fan! narrator was good also. fantastic!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-07-18

Such romantic fun!

I love Amanda Quick stories. This one has it all, Lords, Ladies, Scandals and mystery. Enjoy!