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    • Tightrope

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her entire inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is murdered by his robot invention during a sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is real.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Paid Companion

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The earl of St. Merryn needs a woman: his intentions are purely practical.... He needs a fiancée to keep the husband-hunting ladies of the town at bay. His solution is to hire a paid companion, and Miss Elenora Lodge appears to be the perfect candidate. Elenora's sorry financial circumstances convince her to accept the earl’s generous, if scandalous, offer. But the earl soon discovers that the meek and mild companion he'd initially envisioned stirs a bothersome passion in his heart.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Burning Lamp

    • Book Two of the Dreamlight Trilogy
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Arcane Society was born in turmoil when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry. Sylvester Jones and Nicholas Winters each sought to enhance their individual psychic talents. Winters’ efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation the Winters man who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents—and the curse of madness.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • How to ruin a good story

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-02-18

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Garden of Lies

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Louise Jane Underwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end - and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Lie by Moonlight

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Louise Jane Underwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    While investigating a suspicious death, private inquiry agent Ambrose Wells finds himself on the grounds of Aldwick Castle - and in the midst of utter chaos. The ramshackle castle is in flames - and a beautiful woman and four young girls are taking flight on horseback. It turns out that the strong-minded Miss Concordia Glade and her four bright students are on the run from a notorious London crime lord who'll stop at nothing to destroy them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fake posh and poor pronunciation

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

    Regular price: £27.19

    • 'Til Death Do Us Part

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Louise Jane Underwood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Calista Langley operates an exclusive "introduction" agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning - a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Crystal Gardens

    • A Ladies of Lantern Street Novel
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Novelist and professional companion Evangeline Ames has rented a cottage in the outskirts of Little Dixby, far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds some pleasurable diversion in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety. Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting Paranormal Mystery!!

    • By Menon on 23-06-15

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Perfect Poison

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Plagued by rumours that she poisoned her fiancé, Lucinda Bromley lives on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants - and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core. At the murder scene, she picks up traces of a poison containing a very rare species of fern - stolen from her conservatory just last month.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Farcical!

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-03-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Wicked Widow

    • Vanza, Book 3
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    She's known as the Wicked Widow, for rumors abound that she dispatched her husband to the next world. But Madeline Deveridge has a more vexing problem than her scandalous reputation. Her husband's ghost is haunting her! She must exorcise him, and turns to Artemis Hunt for aid. Owner of London's favorite pleasure gardens, Artemis is no stranger to the exotic and the mysterious. So he agrees to join Madeline in her unusual enterprise, never expecting to find himself in the thrall of true passion. But the ghost is a real menace - and intent on using Madeline for a deadly purpose.

    Regular price: £11.89

    • I Thee Wed

    • Vanza, Book 2
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Janet McTeer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Emma Grayson is a sharp-tongued, quick-witted woman who's employed - for the time being - as a lady's companion. Her presence is required at a tiresome country house party, where she encounters the legendary Edison Stokes! Then murder strikes, and Emma realizes the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit the merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams - and even her very life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A good story savaged

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-18

    Regular price: £12.19

    • With This Ring

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    With 22 million of her books in print, and 12 consecutive New York Times best-sellers to her credit, Amanda Quick is a phenomenally popular author of historical romances. With This Ring, set in Regency England, sends a beautiful, headstrong woman on a perilous quest for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite. To recover her family’s meager fortunes, Beatrice Poole must locate the antiquities stolen from her favorite uncle shortly before his highly suspicious death.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Late for the Wedding

    • Lavinia Lake, Book 3
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Not many detectives stumble across a crime in the midst of a late-night tryst. But that's exactly what happens to Lavinia Lake and Tobias March, the prickly and passionate pair from Slightly Shady and Don't Look Back, when their weekend getaway at a posh country house turns into a full-fledged manhunt for a killer who targets wealthy older men who are about to wed young beauties.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very unrealistic historical mystery/romance.

    • By Mrs. REP on 06-03-08

    Regular price: £27.09

    • Affair

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Beacham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Charlotte Arkendale was quite sure she knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a highly lucrative career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex. But nothing in Charlotte's considerable experience had prepared her for the arresting stranger who appeared on her doorstep to apply for the position of her new man-of-affairs.He claimed to be a respectable gentleman - discreet, unassuming, ordinary to the point of being dull. Yet something about the set of Mr. St. Ives's broad shoulders and the unrelenting determination that smoldered in the depths of his amber eyes warned Charlotte to be wary. For the strong-minded beauty was already embroiled in a wealth of danger.Two months earlier, Miss Drusilla Heskett had become on of Charlotte's clients. Now the woman was dead, murdered in her own home, and Charlotte feared that the killer may have been one of the suitors she herself had advised Miss Heskett to reject. Still, with the right man by her side, Charlotte was certain she could uncover the truth and bring Drusilla's killer to justice. But was the enigmatic St. Ives Mr. Right...or Mr. Wrong?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • vexing

    • By marlene on 29-05-12

    Regular price: £11.19

    • 'Til Death Do Us Part

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Louisa Jane Underwood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Calista Langley operates an exclusive 'introduction' agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning. Desperate for help, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. It becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista's own secret past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Truly awful

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-01-19

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Don't Look Back

    • Lavinia Lake, Book 2
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Bringing back the lovers from Slightly Shady, Amanda Quick plunges us into a whirlwind intrigue involving an ancient cameo bracelet, known as the Blue Medusa, said to possess terrifying powers. Lavinia Lake and Tobias March join forces again, romantically and intellectually, to solve the murder of the beautiful wife of an old family friend.

    Regular price: £27.09

    • Mischief

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • too much zainar

    • By jenny on 14-03-19

    Regular price: £21.39

    • Slightly Shady

    • Lavinia Lake, Book 1
    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Lavinia Lake knew Tobias March was nothing but trouble. She never imagined that soon he would become her partner in a quest that would grow more deadly - and more compelling - with each passing day.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Slightly boring

    • By Mrs M McKenzie on 03-11-09

    Regular price: £17.59

    • The Paid Companion

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical - he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancée will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful introduction to Amanda Quick!

    • By Maria2702 on 27-08-15

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Mystique

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    This spectacular romantic novel unveils a tantalizing tale of a legendary knight, a headstrong lady, and a quest for an ancient crystal. To find the mystical Stone of Scarcliffe, Sir Hugh needs the assistance of Lady Alice of Lingwood, a flame-haired beauty with a dazzling intellect. Together, Hugh and Alice begin a dangerous adventure that brings them more than they expect: murder, deception, and the possibility of lasting love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystique

    • By Kindle Customer on 31-07-16

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Wicked Widow

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The widow Madeline Deveridge is both admired and feared by high society. Devastatingly beautiful, she is rumored to have killed her wealthy husband. Artemis Hunt is a handsome gentleman who is also a master of secret arts. His concentration on his own affairs is shattered, however, when Madeline demands his help one fog-shrouded night. Brought together by a mutual bargain - and a ghost - their bond sparks an attraction that will be far more dangerous than either suspects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining listen

    • By Avid reader on 06-02-15

    Regular price: £21.39

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