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  • Secrets of a Charmed Life

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Pam on 09-09-2018

Very enjoyable!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-2018

A great story. Well written and so interesting to hear about London in the Blitz from a personal perspective.

  • The King's General

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

When the skeleton of a young cavalier was found by William Rashleigh at Daphne du Maurier's beloved mansion, Menabilly, she once again found inspiration in her surroundings. Putting pen to paper, Daphne created The King's General, a historical tale which takes place during the English Civil War and introduces one of du Maurier's greatest heroines: Honor Harris. Honor is a beautiful, brave and kind protagonist, a true embodiment of the name by which she goes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great storytelling

  • By Jenny on 02-10-2018

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-2018

Another fabulous tale by Du Maurier. Juliet Stevenson’s performance was outstanding! Loved every minute of this recording!

  • A Civil Contract

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

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

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Lucky Escape

  • By Jane on 03-02-2017

A Gentle Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-2018

Not fast paced, or full of wit as most of Heyer’s books but very pleasant. Endearing characters, with the occasional humorous moment. Very enjoyable.

  • The Reluctant Widow

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderful read!

  • By Pam on 13-12-2017

Another wonderful read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-2017

With Georgette Heyer's superb wit and humour and the excellent narration by Cornelius Garret, this is one of my favourites! Garret's voicing if the Francis character was a highlight!

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  • Frederica

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Clifford Norgate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of my favourites

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-11-2018

Full of wit and humour!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-2017

One of Heyer's best. Full of dry wit and humour. Loved the Marquise's droll approach to all situations! Highly recommended!

  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourites.

  • By Meaghan on 25-11-2018

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-2017

A fabulous witty tale. Loved the humour! The narrator was perfect. My favourite Georgette Heyer book!