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  • The Matrimonial Advertisement

  • By: Mimi Matthews
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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The Matrimonial Advertisement

By: Mimi Matthews
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
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Summary

"Matthews has a knack for creating slow-building chemistry and an intriguing plot with a social history twist." -Library Journal  

She wanted sanctuary...  

Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means traveling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriar's Abbey isn't the sort of refuge she imagined. And ex-army captain Justin Thornhill - though he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome - is anything but a romantic hero.  

He needed redemption...  

Justin has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison. Now, he needs someone to smooth the way for him with the villagers. Someone to manage his household - and warm his bed on occasion. What he needs, in short, is a wife and a matrimonial advertisement seems the perfect way to acquire one. Their marriage was meant to be a business arrangement and nothing more. A dispassionate union free from the entanglements of love and affection. But when Helena's past threatens, will Justin's burgeoning feelings for his new bride compel him to come to her rescue? Or will dark secrets of his own force him to let her go?

©2018 Mimi Matthews (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Awful narration

This story wasn't too bad and was quite enjoyable. However, the narration was awful. Very strange pronunciation and accent and that distracted from listening to the story and characters.

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Ok, but not brilliant, end a bit bland

I am not too fond of books who try to sell me the next one in the Epilogue.
Especially not when I found the book's finale a bit anti climatic.

And I did fall asleep in the middle and did not wind back and still could follow the story, so it was overall a bit slow.

I have listened to two books of this author but will only listen to another one if narrated by Alex Wyndham, he can save a story with is narration, the narrator of this one did nothing to improve the story.

This is a clean book, I do have nothing against clean, after all who has not listened and enjoyed Heyer. But somehow in this book it was not well done. If you keep the bedroom door closed that is fine with me, just do not add nebulous sentences like in the last two months they shared a bedroom.

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Good story but the narration

Good story but the narrator was lacking the necessary skills to make the story interesting

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Love this book.

Loved the very Romantic fell of the story, with the passionate underdone. Can't wait for next book with the explanation of her brothers disappearance.

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Very good book read by wonderful Justin Eyre

Very entertaining and great book, and I just love the narration by Justin Eyre. Nobody does it better

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Women narrators

The story line was good if not riveting but the narrators pronunciation was odd and her male voices were not convincing.

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In My Opinion, this is a very dull book

I’m at chapter 7, it’s taken THAT LONG for them to get married and move to the marital home!

It just keeps harping on that she is hiding a secret - we suspect that we know what it is, but nothing is being said. He has a secret: apparently he’s not a nice person and she has been told that he is nice and protective.

Unfortunately we’re just going around in circles, restating the same things! It doesn’t feel as if it’s progressing.

This has some good reviews, but this isn’t one of them.

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Worth listening too.

The hero and heroine are both strong characters and are thrown together because of circumstances.
She is desperate to find a protector and safety. His friends have arranged a marriage though advertisement.
They have to work through a lot of problems and grief, but come out the other end.
The narrator is not good with male voices, so they get mixed up.
The secondary characters are varied and support the story well.

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3.5 stars - not as good as this author’s other books

Recently listened to The Work of Art and Gentleman Jim by this author and they were both excellent and I rated them 5 stars. This story was a little disappointing by comparison. It was ok, and parts were nice, but not a patch on the other books I mentioned. I’ll still get more in this series though, and I’m glad to see it’s a different narrator in the following books. Justine Eyre’s narration was better in this than other books I’ve heard her narrate, but Alex Wyndham is superb with Mimi Matthews’ other books.

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Predictable story read in an off-putting accent

This story was long winded and predictable but I didn't mind that. I was looking for a story that wasn't challenging and I got that here. The narration was quite poor - lots of words and sentences ending with a questioning uplift. I think the narrator would do well to work out what her accent is at the outset and stick with that rather than making it up as she goes along.

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