the husband listMy Rating: ★★★☆☆

Author: Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

Narrator: Lorelei King

Length: 8 hrs., 34 mins.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio


My Review: Although I’ve enjoyed the tag team of Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly in previous audiobooks, The Husband List fell a little flat for me. Also, if you’ve listened to Love in a Nutshell by the pair, you’ll recognize the surname Culhane and the mention of breweries.

Set in 1894, Caroline Maxwell’s mother is determined to marry her off to royalty and Lord Bremerton steps up to fit the bill. Add in Jack Culhane, his father and his father’s former girlfriend for a cast of interesting subjects.

Each character seems to have a lengthy background and while parts of the first half of the book were good, it left a lot to be desired. The second half was much better and kept my attention well. The descriptions of dresses and Caroline’s mother’s attitude and her lack of obvious facts were unbearable. I understand 1894 is a different time and place, but come on!

Overall, this audiobook was okay. I gave it a 3-star rating because I did enjoy the drama, scarce humor and the narrator was amazing. I think The Husband List would be more suited to romance lovers.

Narrator Review: Spot on once again, Lorelei King did a phenomenal job of narrating this book. Women, men, teens, English accents, French accents and more were mixed into The Husband List and King nailed them! 5-star narration!

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Disclosure: All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. I only recommend books I think others would truly enjoy.