Extended Audio Sample

Download The Countess Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Countess Audiobook, by Lynsay Sands Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,050 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynsay Sands Narrator: Sarah Coomes Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Madison Sisters Series Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9780062112972
Regular Price: $24.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $17.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after . . .

Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened . . .

Until the real earl appears. Richard Fairgrave had every intention of confronting his villainous twin who had robbed him of his name and title . . . only to discover that he had died. Quietly assuming his identity, Richard must now deal with a maddening desire for his ravishing inherited "wife"— certainly a gold digger and possibly a murderess. And Christiana must deal with an unwanted new "husband" . . . and they both must figure out what to do before the ice melts!

Download and start listening now!

BK_HARP_002539

Quotes & Awards

  • “Sands’ quirky sense of humor shines once more in a witty romance readers will adore. Though humor and quick laugh lines abound, she incorporates a beautiful love story and a thought-provoking theme into her story. Fans will savor this while awaiting its spin-off.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deidre | 2/17/2014

    " Not so much of the Sands humor I so dearly love, don't got me wrong parts will have you lol just with a different type of funny. Regardless this story is irresistible it will suck you in and keep you flipping the pages =) I won't give it away but I loved the ending I didn't see that coming at all & I so thought I knew who the killer was..Can't wait for the next book I absolutely love the H/H already and can't wait to read there story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/16/2014

    " This was pretty good, there were only two problems that I had with. One was that the events took place so quickly, over 3 or so days, that's awfully fast for these things to have happened. But the plot calls for it, I mean how long can you hide a dead person? The other was that the 2nd book about these sisters is set at the same time, so the flow was a little off, at least to me. But all in all a good quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 2/16/2014

    " Fluffy and fun "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayna Smith | 1/28/2014

    " Christina, the oldest Madison sister's story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Mc | 1/25/2014

    " Not sure if I will continue with this series. It was a nice break from the book I have to think about that I am inching through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloriavirtutisumbra | 1/23/2014

    " I read this just for Lea, and agree it was cute. Kind of a Regency version of "The Trouble with Harry". Awful lot of sex scenes though... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 1/15/2014

    " Sad to give this 2 stars, because I love Lynsay Sands Argeneu Series, but this book seriously lacked. I felt this book was just blah. I couldn't get into the characters and the story line was dragging and flat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luvmyfamily | 1/15/2014

    " I laughed so hard at times, I teared up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shasta Williams | 1/15/2014

    " This book was great! The main character was easily relatable and I simply feel in love with her. I picked thid book up and finished it in 5 1/2 hours...it was simply that good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Academicsupport | 1/5/2014

    " What fun! Great characters found in unique situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/17/2013

    " Entertaining read. I've read her vampire series and enjoyed everyone of them. They're fun and sexy. Can't wait to read more in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darcie Mae | 12/5/2013

    " OK read. Light/not much depth/ and little action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay Dee Royal | 11/26/2013

    " Ms Sands gives her characters such depth I could feel their thoughts as it happened. Sensual, sexy, humorous, with some suspense thrown in for good measure. I enjoyed this book and had a difficult time putting it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/25/2013

    " It improved towards the end but wow did I not like this book when I started reading it. I love a preposterous premise, but this one started out preposterous and then kept piling it on. But by the end, I think I'd gotten over it and just went with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 7/5/2013

    " The Countess is a wonderful book that is completely different from her Argenau series (which is the first series I read of hers). The only problem I really had with this novel was that the characters were at times frustrating, otherwise, I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi (The Story Siren) | 4/10/2013

    " Got this one on sale as an eBook.... probably wouldn't have read it otherwise. It was a lot of fun to read though and I'll probably be reading the rest of the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Airaseem Perdomo | 3/1/2013

    " It was an okay book lovely parts but it was just to simply for me enjoyable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/28/2013

    " I didn't like this quite as much as her other historicals - it felt too compressed timewise and the end is a bit too neat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 10/16/2012

    " Christiana's abusive husband drops dead and his presumed dead twin shows up to take his place. Ridic x one billion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 8/31/2012

    " As always Lynsay Sands book is full of fun and laughs,adventure top with romance.This will be a keeper for me that I won't trade.Now on to {The Heiress}. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Chalk | 8/11/2012

    " Historical romance meets "Weekend at Bernie's" ... with some soft erotic literary pleasures. It is a quick fun read to satisfy your guilty pleasures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/8/2012

    " An easy and entertaining read. Got to love the confusion in the beginning with everyone running around with dicky's dead body :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/12/2011

    " Madison sisters and their counterparts are excellent fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie(babs) | 11/20/2011

    " Pretty steamy book, but over all to silly to be taken seriously. Hero cracks me up with his under the skirt licky licky the heroine fetish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 11/14/2011

    " Fun book. I would have given it a 3 1/2 if I could have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn ♥ romance | 11/8/2011

    " A really fun steamy story full of humor as they fumble around solving a mystery. Christiana's husband dies and she packs him in ice then takes her sisters to a ball. She is surprised when husband walks into the ball but she doesn't know he has a twin, Richard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daneesha | 10/3/2011

    " funny book. not much depth to the characters, but an enjoyable read. : ) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye | 6/29/2011

    " I started this book because I love Lynsay Sands but I have never been a historical romance fan. This book was great . There was so much humor in it. And a great storyline. Loved it. Now I am ready to start the next one!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Budget Books | 5/4/2011

    " Arshia says: I was a little apprehensive picking up this book but Lynsay Sands proved once again that she is an amazing writer. I was laughing throughout the entire book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 4/30/2011

    " The final scenes were very poorly edited. Christina has a gag in her mouth that never gets removed, yet she's talking all around it. Good grief! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay Dee | 4/24/2011

    " Ms Sands gives her characters such depth I could feel their thoughts as it happened. Sensual, sexy, humorous, with some suspense thrown in for good measure. I enjoyed this book and had a difficult time putting it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 4/24/2011

    " Blah at the ending. Rethinking if I want to continue buying bks from this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arshia | 4/21/2011

    " I was a little apprehensive about picking up this book but in the first few chapters Lynsay proved why she is such an amazing writer. As usual I was laughing through out the book :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole | 4/19/2011

    " Typical romance novel. Readable, but also forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/30/2011

    " I enjoyed The Countess and found it funny and quick to read. I was disturbed at the idea of the couple making out with the dead body on the bed. Ewww! But otherwise a fun romp! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 3/28/2011

    " Absolutely fun and charming book to read. I got caught up in the intrigue, kept laughing out loud and annoying my family, and finished in less than 24 hours. Highly recommend and can't wait to read the rest of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 3/26/2011

    " OMG, this book was the best!!!!!!! Great plot, great charactors, love, romance, sensuality, bad guys, good guys, and I laughed my butt off, very funny at times, serious when needed............this is a must read!!!!!!! "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Lynsay Sands

Lynsay Sands is the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau Vampire series. She has written more than thirty-four books and anthologies since her first novel was published in 1997. Her romantic comedies span three genres—historical, contemporary, and paranormal—and have made the Barnes & Noble, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists. Her books are read in more than twelve countries and have been translated into at least six languages. She’s been a nominee for both the Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award and the Romantic Times Best Paranormal Romance Award, was nominated and placed three times in the RIO (Reviewers International Organization) Awards of Excellence, and has several books on All about Romance’s Favorite Funnies list.

About the Narrator

Sarah Coomes trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and spent three blissful years there, learning how to cry, speak Shakespeare, and stage fight like a tiger. She is a comedienne and an actress, appearing in numerous television shows in England, including a recurring role as Nurse Leonard in the popular series EastEnders. She won the 2008 Westminster Prize for her play Hookie and an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce in 2011.