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Narrator Laural Merlington definitely delivers her best performance thus far. She has gotten much better at the male character voices & has even begun adding soft, tenderness in her delivery of the words we women crave to hear from our leading man. It made my listening experience as real as reading the book & being carried away to England. Johanna Lindsey knocked this book out of the park. Tender Rebel is primarily Anthony & Roslynn's story, but we get to enjoy more of James Mallory's rebellious & quite humorous personality. As Jeremy Mallory (James' 17 year old son) would say..... "Hell's Bell's" this was a great book.
In this book Anthony & his brother James are reunited and seem to pick up right where the left off before James took to the seas 10 years earlier. The brothers amuse themselves with hilarious banter every chance they get. Don't let that fool you though, cause when it comes to family the Mallory men are tender yet very protective & always have each other's back.
I think I had a constant smile on my face throughout the entire story & yes I most definitely laughed.
I did enjoy listening to this book. The narrator is excellent. The author spends the majority of the story in character internal dialogue. That often frustrates me. It is a nice story but most of the construction of the story is what two main characters are thinking.
More action in the characters instead of sharing their every thought, put those thoughts into action and the story would have been more enjoyable.
I have listened to Derek Perkins narration before. I think he is an excellent narrator. He does a great Scottish brogue.
It was alright.
a bit dull.
I highly recommend this book. This is truly one of the most beautiful love stories I've ever read (via audible).
I don't give spoilers to story's. I believe the love, tenderness and sensuality is beautiful in this story.
This story will make you smile and bring tears to your eyes. I listened to the audio version and could not take the ear buds from my ears. I didn't want anyone to interrupt the enjoyment of this book.
A must read.
There is the basis of a great love story here, but the filthy language and non-stop sex makes this a horrible book. I realize that sex is a part of romance but there are different ways to describe the sexual encounters. One is loving, tempting and gives a tingle and the other way is this book, filthy, raunchy and disgusting. If the author had chosen the first path and not filled the first half of the book up with stupid sex talk this book could have been a beautiful love story, but the author truly did ruin the entire story.
I will continue going through the Murray Family series.
In this book "sex" is a character. It is so poorly written in that area it ruins the book.
I am currently listening to the entire Murray Family Series on audio book. I am enjoying the narrators wit, sensitivity, love and passion in her delivery of each characters.
Gillyanne is my favorite character. She's spunky, clever, sweet and loving. This story will make you smile at the sweet moments and outright laugh at the creative ways of Gillyanne.
Angela Dawe does an excellent job narrating this story. I can't imagine the characters with other voices than what she created for them.
This is one of my favorite books. It is refreshing and definitely worth reading or listening to.
I love Hannah Howell's book and am currently enjoying the Murray Family Series. However I didn't enjoy the subject matter of this book. It is based on very young boys being molested and Payton & Kirstie rescuing the boys. If you can get beyond the subject matter there is the beautiful part of a strong highland man honoring these children and falling in love with Kirstie.
It's simply a comes down to a strong subject matter I did not enjoy. It is still well written and still demonstrates the power of love.
It isn't about cutting scenes or making any changes. It's based on a man molesting little boys and a woman seeking Payton Murray to help her save the children.
This book should be listed in erotica not romance. It's a story about sex and foreplay.
Very little story, just sex.
Anthony Ferguson did a great job narrating. Ariika Rapson's voice is hard to listen to. You may think you're listening to your mother narrate a sex story. A bit creepy.
No. The story is truly lacking. If there is a follow up please don't list it as a romance story.
If you and your husband are bored in the bedroom then read this. Otherwise be prepared to listen or read nothing but sexual "how to's"
I will not listen to the book again, but will purchase it in paperback and read it. The story line is well written, but David Stifel is ruining the entire series. If you enjoy reading as much as an audio book, I would read this series. The story is a tender love story of two people who both have a sense of innocence when it comes to physical activities. I actually found myself with tears in my eyes during some parts of the story and cracking up at other parts. This book takes you on a journey of self discovery, true love and is a journey. I enjoyed the plot, I do apologies in saying this but the narrator destroys this beautiful story.
Good God. The director is as much to blame if not more than the narrator, unless there isn't a director than it's simply a horrible narrator. I can not put this delicately; Mr. Stifel makes these characters sound thick tongued and simple minded. Why anyone thinks he does this series justice is beyond me.
I really enjoy Danielle Harmon's writing and she has created an excellent series. I pray she never uses Mr. Stifel to narrate another one of her books. He needs guidance and training or turn to narrating college texts.
The plot is very well written. The characters are developed well. This story has romance, mystery and suspense. I actually found myself avoiding talking to people because I didn't want to spend one minute away from this book. I was that involved.
I am not one who writes a review giving away details of the story. People who do so give away too much information or spoil a critical point in the story. It is an excellent, romantic, sensual story with mystery and intrigue. What can get better than that.
Kieran Elliott is a breath of fresh air when it comes to a male narrator. I literally shuttered and got goosebumps when I heard him speaking in a sensual Scottish brogue. He did not make his female characters sound weak or simple minded while adding a softer side to his voice. The male characters were strong, kind and tender. Mr. Elliot is the first male narrator I truly feel encompassed all of the characters personality extremely well and created each character's voice in an appealing manner. I will listen to Mr. Elliot read anything.
Great book. Excellent narrator. Highly recommend it.
A different narrator
I love Mary Jo Putney's books. However I will never listen to any of her books again if she uses Tim Gerard Reynols to perform them. Come on Ms. Putney you've been in the business long enough to know what your fans want.
Horrible. I will never listen to him narrate another book. He has a beautiful, deep voice yet he doesn't use that talent to make the main male character sexy or appealing. In fact, he gives the men a higher vocal range than the women. Plus, Ms. Putney wrote this book with a witty banter between the two main character but Mr. Reynols ruined it. He narrates to slow and doesn't bring fun banter into his tones or any emotion. The men sound like feminine characters and the women sound like they're all men. On top of that Mr. Reynols gets his accents so mixed up, one has no clue these characters are from England. Mr. Reynols does a good Scottish accent for the men but once again any women sound like bull frogs.
I hope this is forwarded to Ms. Putney & Mr. Reynols. This could have been a fun, enticing story, but the narration truly ruined it. And who directed this. Seriously!! Mr. Reynols has potential, but he has work to do and the director of the narration should be fired.
If I finish this book I will amaze my own abilities of tolerance. I am a huge fan of Suzanne Enoch. However the narrator is so horrible that it's disturbing me to the point that I can't find the greatness of Ms. Enoch"s writing. I've never had a problem with any of Suzanne's books when I read them. It's the narrator ruining it for me.
I will always recommend Suzanne's books. I just don't recommend this narrator. She's destroying Suzanne's writing.
Oh where do I begin. There are a few sentences that state "in his deep Scottish brogue"
Please help me. This narrator doesn't know what a mild Scottish brogue is. Every single character sounds like a monotone, elderly person. I can't tell who's speaking. I'm so sorry to say but I beg Suzanne to never use Anne Flosnik again. I'm begging you.
I reserve my comment until I make it through the narrator's bumbling of every single character's voice.
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