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Ros H.

NSW Australia
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  • Deadly Peril

  • Alec Halsey Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Winter 1763. Alec, Lord Halsey, is sent on a diplomatic mission to Midanich, imperial outpost of the Holy Roman Empire, to bargain for the freedom of imprisoned friends. Midanich is a place of great danger and dark secrets - a country at civil war, ruled by a family with madness in its veins. For Alec it is a place of unspeakable memories from which he barely escaped and vowed never to return. But return he must, if he is to save the lives of Emily St. Neots and Sir Cosmo Mahon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written

  • By Ros H. on 05-04-2019

Well written

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

Reviewed: 05-04-2019

A very well written trilogy. Lots of historical details, which made for a very informative look into Germany during this period. This last book in the trilogy had so much to keep you interested the whole way through.
The terrible way the prisoners were treated including the description of an horrible apparatus I’d never heard of before made for riveting reading.
Very well read by Alex Wyndham

  • Deadly Engagement

  • A Georgian Historical Mystery (Alec Halsey Mystery Book 1)
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

It's 1763. Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London and the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but become engaged to the woman he had hoped to marry. When Alec reluctantly attends a weekend house party to celebrate his brother's engagement he gets more than he bargained for when a lady's maid is murdered, the bride-to-be is attacked, and a guest is shot dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Death all around

  • By Ros H. on 31-03-2019

Death all around

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

Reviewed: 31-03-2019

A very well written book. I found it so interesting to see how all these characters interact.
Many deaths in one weekend. Not a house party I would like to have attended.
But a good book. Looking forward to reading the next in the series

  • My Fair Duchess

  • A Once Upon a Rogue Novel, Book 1
  • By: Julie Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

After years of playing the rake to hide a dark family secret, the Duke of Aversley feels tainted beyond redemption and cynical beyond repair. Never does he imagine hope will come in the form of a quirky, quick-witted lady determined to win the heart of another gentleman. Thanks to a painfully awkward past, Lady Amelia De Vere long ago relinquished the notion she was a flower that had yet to blossom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Fair Duchess

  • By Ros H. on 28-03-2019

My Fair Duchess

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

Reviewed: 28-03-2019

A most enjoyable book I had a bit of an issue with the Reader Tim Campbell. Some of his pronunciations of words did drive me nuts eg eyelashes pronounced eyelushes......
But overall a good book.

  • Son of a Duke

  • Spy Series, Book 1
  • By: Jessie Clever
  • Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Society's most capable housekeeper, Eleanora Quinton, has a problem. Not only does a dead body fall right into the middle of her mistress' ball and her son get kidnapped by nefarious spies for Napoleon, but the only person who can help her also forces her to face her most secret fears. A spy himself, Nathan Black pulls the infallible housekeeper into a cyclone of espionage, intrigue, and danger. But the last thing Eleanora expects when the dead body hits the floor is love with the son of a duke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable

  • By Ros H. on 24-03-2019

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 24-03-2019

I liked this book. I found the main characters very pleasant.
A very easy listen

  • The Beloved One

  • The De Montforte Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Danelle Harmon
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In this second installment of her breathtaking De Montforte Brothers series, critically acclaimed author Danelle Harmon introduces us to Englishman Lord Charles de Montforte, who awakens in the tender care of an American beauty after being wounded in battle. Amy Leighton has long wished for someone special to enter her life and take her away from a cruel, unloving step-family, but the handsome stranger is from an enemy land...and he's sworn to love another. A 1775-era Cinderella story sure to enthrall!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By Ros H. on 10-03-2019

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

To start, I really do not like the reader, David Stifel, his reading is not great. His different v voices for the characters in the book are poor.
But saying that I still managed to like this (and the others he read in this series) book
Lord Andrew needed to be bought down a peg or two and I think Amy did this very well.
A bit predictable in p places but an enjoyable listen

  • The Wild One

  • The De Montforte Brothers
  • By: Danelle Harmon
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother's American fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not so wild

  • By Ros H. on 10-03-2019

Not so wild

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

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

I very much enjoyed Lord Gareth’s character . I was pleased that Juliette could see the good in him. Very interesting how His Grace, his brother managed to manipulate both their lives. Loved the twist at the end.

  • The Defiant One

  • The De Montforte Brothers, Book 3
  • By: Danelle Harmon
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Blessed - or perhaps cursed - with a fiery temper, a strong will, and a blatant disregard for his brother's wishes, Lord Andrew de Montforte's only desire is to be left alone. But after being caught in a compromising position with tempting Lady Celsiana Blake, the brilliant and brooding scientist/inventor is forced into marriage in this fast-paced, jocular tale in which a supporting cast of beloved pets, the warm and eccentric de Montforte brothers, and the Machiavellian influence of the mighty duke of Blackheath once again play a role...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Ros H. on 10-03-2019

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

I. Really did enjoy this book. I liked how Lord Andrew and Selseiana got together. One of my favourites in this series.

  • The Wicked One

  • The De Montforte Brothers, Book 4
  • By: Danelle Harmon
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When the powerful Lucien de Montforte, the Duke of Blackheath, arrives home to find a dangerous and vengeful woman waiting for him in his bed with pistol in hand, the master manipulator never dreams that he has finally met his match. But thanks to his scheming family's successful attempts to force a wedding, the wicked and wily duke finds himself entangled in a web of his own making in this spectacular conclusion to Danelle Harmon's critically acclaimed de Montforte Brothers series!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as others in the series

  • By Ros H. on 10-03-2019

Not as good as others in the series

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

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

I was really looking forward to this book about Lucene. The start of the book was not enjoyable I got rather cross with how she turned this character into a bad man overall. But I persevered and the book improved as it went along.
I suggest if you are struggling with the start to maybe fast forward a bit.

  • The Fox and the Angel

  • The de Montforte Brothers, Book 4.5
  • By: Danelle Harmon
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Lucien's best friend Sir Roger Foxcote has long since lost the spirit of Christmas following a tragic loss. Lucien's cousin Angela Seaford Holmes is widowed and destitute. Is Lucien's gift of a portrait that Fox adores a mere Christmas gift to Angela, or is the manipulative, matchmaking duke back to his old tricks? Once again, Lucien sets in motion events that are all but guaranteed to bring together this unlikely pair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better

  • By Ros H. on 10-03-2019

Much better

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

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

A short story in this series. I enjoyed it so much more as the reader Wayne Farrell did a much better job than the reader from the other books in this series. Just wish he had read them all.

  • The Devil's Gift

  • By: Laura Landon
  • Narrated by: Cat Gould
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Jackson Rafferty, second son of the 11th Earl of Devlin, held his dying brother in his arms and swore he'd avenge his murder. That pact made in blood led him to the back halls of Kingston Manor and the woman who would stand between him and pursuing the man Jack knew had killed his brother. Miss Jenevieve Kingston has a secret. Keeping it is the only thing keeping her father alive. When a rogue by the name of Jack Dawson comes dangerously close to spoiling everything, Jenna forces him from her home. But not before he has worked his way into her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most enjoyable

  • By Ros H. on 03-02-2019

Most enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-02-2019

A great story with a few twists to keep it exciting. The reader Cat Gould also was very good.