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The Wild One Audiobook

The Wild One: The De Montforte Brothers

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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.

Despite his brother the duke's refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby her rightful name. But Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, even while she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life so thoroughly, who makes her laugh, who loves her so well. And, even when it seems the odds are against them, Juliet has absolute faith that Gareth will go beyond the call of duty, risking his life itself to give her and her daughter a home - and a love that will last a lifetime.

©2012 Danelle Harmon (P)2014 Danelle Harmon

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    Kindle Customer Ursula Okerlund 06-27-14

    love to escape in to my Books, Historical, Highlander Scottish Romance , Mysteries & Suspense , Time Travel the Classics, Paranormal Romance

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    "The Wild One First Book of a great Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wild One to be better than the print version?

    Yes, but I also love to read a good Book, but in this case I am glad to have a very good Narrator read to me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wild One?

    From the start I needed a Handkerchief.In this story I cried and laugh out laud over some of the antics and fun of Gareth and his friends.just one of his antics was to paint the privets of the Statue of the Horse where King Gorge sat purple, I loved how this young man rescued the people from the robbery and saved there lives disregarding the danger to him.I very much liked this Hero ( Lord Gareth De Montforte )


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There was not just one scene which was my favorite but I loved the Character, patience, kindness,love and fun witch was Gareth.


    If you could rename The Wild One, what would you call it?

    I would not change a thing


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great Book, I could not stop listening, the story had me captured from the start and by the way the Narrator was fantastic and that he was a male voice made the story even more dramatic and so much better. I very much liked this Book and I am looking forward to the other stories of the De Montforte Brothers.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Past Romance Lancaster, OH United States 08-12-14
    Past Romance Lancaster, OH United States 08-12-14
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    "Can't Get Enough of The De Montforte Brothers!"
    What did you love best about The Wild One?

    This entire series is fantastic and The WIld One is an excellent introduction to the De Montforte Brothers. A close family, held together by the dangerous elder brother Lucien, the Duke of Blackheath, the De Montfortes are everything you dream the English Aristocracy should be. The brothers are handsome, fearless, and each have a distinct personality, reflected by the name the townspeople have given them. Garreth is "The Wild One" because of his untamed ways. Will he ever settle down? Only with the right woman.


    What other book might you compare The Wild One to and why?

    Jennifer Ashley's Mackenzie series, because it has a similar set of strong, courageous brothers at its center.


    What does David Stifel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I've already read the entire series, three times in fact. David Stifel's narration made it all new again to me. His voices, at times a little silly (but probably what the people really sounded like), really make it real. His vocalization of the Duke of Blackheath alone make this series a must listen.


    If you could take any character from The Wild One out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Lucien, because I would love to see inside that dark mind of his. :)


    Any additional comments?

    The entire series is fantastic and the narrator adds to it even more. I own them all and will listen to them many times, I am quite sure.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Antoinette Llauger 12-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    great love story
    could not stop listening. loved the characters and the tike period in history
    exciting

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 02-15-15
    Karen 02-15-15
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    "Harmon's Book comes Alive with Narration"

    This audiobook performance brings the reader up close and very personal with the Wild
    and Gregarious Gareth DeMontforte. The added audio dimension brings Lord Gareth and his playful charm and good humor right into your very personal space. You- the reader - become his personal champion, his confidant, and almost wistful at the heroic tendencies of his persona. He is perfect for Judith and little Charlotte. but will it be enough to capture Judith's heart?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    plaidninja814 01-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story - Fun To Listen To!!"
    Where does The Wild One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In my top 10. This book was fun to listen to and I laughed out loud in several scenes.


    What other book might you compare The Wild One to and why?

    I'm certain I'd compare it to The Beloved One (which I'll be listening to next) because it is the same author and narrator. Danelle Harmon has a classic and beautifully descriptive writing style and 'voice' that sets her apart from current authors. David Stifel narrates all the de Montforte books so I've already heard him do the other brothers' voices. He totally nails Lucien's voice!!


    What about David Stifel’s performance did you like?

    He reads a wide range of emotionality, so I disagree with the statement that he was monotone. The scene where Gareth's friends are helping him climb the tree outside Juliet's window is hilarious! Surprisingly, he read Juliet's part rather well - something that most male narrators have difficulty with. He read her thoughts in a sort of whisper, and her dialogue in full voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No idea.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read and re-read all of the books in this series, so I am thrilled they are all narrated by the same person and can't wait to hear the other three stories! There will always be readers and listeners who don't particularly find a story or voice appealing, so I suggest that listeners judge for themselves. I enjoyed listening to 'The Wild One' and will definitely listen to it again!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Reader | Audible Listener USA 01-11-15
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    "I love the DeMontforte Brothers Series"
    Would you listen to The Wild One again? Why?

    Yes - Because I love the well told story.


    Have you listened to any of David Stifel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to his 4 narrations of Danelle Harmon's DeMontforte Brothers series. I think this narration is on par with the others. My favorite characterization is Lucien's voice. I listened to all of the books just so I could hear him speak over and over.


    Any additional comments?

    Well Done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nance C Los Angeles, CA USA 09-24-14
    Nance C Los Angeles, CA USA 09-24-14
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    "Introduction to The De Montfortes a Pleasure!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It grabbed my attention immediately, and didn’t let go. The characters are sharply drawn and the action moves forward believably, for they are intriguingly well-rounded. I was intrigued by the author’s use of stream-of-conscious with the male characters.


    Which character – as performed by David Stifel – was your favorite?

    All of the characters are unique individuals, and the eldest brother, Lucien, is vividly drawn. I look forward to hearing the rest of the adventures.


    Any additional comments?

    This audio book was a gift and my introduction to the work of Danelle Harmon. Having no idea what to expect, I was delighted to discover that the author is not only clever in plotting, but has a delicious sense of humor. Her story is well-served by Mr. Stifel, whose voices are spot-on, capturing both the excitement and sly humor of the adventure.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    peggy Indianapolis,, Indiana, United States 07-06-14
    peggy Indianapolis,, Indiana, United States 07-06-14
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    "The Wild One: The De Montforte Brothers"
    What did you love best about The Wild One?

    I am glad I disregarded most of the reviews I've read about this series, because I loved this series of books. Although the narrator could have been better. He did a good job don't get me wrong, I enjoyed some of his comic relief added in the right places, it's just another narrator probably would have given the story a better rating.I loved the familiar closeness these sibling have for one another, even with being far away from one another at times. I also loved the Duke even with his manipulations over said family could still tell he loved them all and thought he was doing what was best for them.I loved seeing how different each of the brothers and the one sister were, and even in their anger for their older brother still showed love for him in their own way.An amazing story which I enjoyed listening to. I find that I enjoy this author, Danelle Harmon very much and look forward in reading more of her books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Although I loved and though differently towards each of the brothers I think I enjoyed Charlies more than the others. Even with his officer status, he still found it in his heart to show compassion to not only the boy who met him on the battle field, but his sister Amy who took care of him as he convalesce in her family home. I loved how he stood up for her against her two evil sister and finally taking her with him when he left for home.


    Have you listened to any of David Stifel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. As I said before he is very good at narrating a story, I think this series was not his forte. I did enjoy most of what he narrated, but some of it was not to my liking.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I think the title that it holds is very good, The De Montforte Brothers would be a wonderful title.


    Any additional comments?

    I know that the reviews are here to prompt other readers to read or buy these audio books, but everyone has their own taste in what they like. I'd say to read each of the reviews before making your decisions.As for me I truly loved this series of books and highly recommend them...thanks.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Roslynn United States 10-13-15
    Roslynn United States 10-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good narration brings life to bland story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wild One to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I have read the story and it just seemed a little blasé to me a young widow Juliet with her infant daughter decides to leave America to give her daughter a name and be recognized by the all powerful de Montforte family unfortunately through a botched robbery she meets Lord Gareth de Montforte known as the wild one. Despite both of them saving each other and the fascination that Juliet holds for Gareth can she avoid falling for him as well? In fact I didn't really care for the story all that much but when I listen to the story it just makes the story come alive and I enjoy it that much more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think I liked the most about the story when Gareth actually found himself and learned how to stand up for himself. I think it took too long and awhile Gareth seemed like such a boy that throughout the book I kept waiting for him to grow up but when he did better late than never.


    What about David Stifel’s performance did you like?

    Mr. David Stifel's voice has an almost soothing quality yet a sort of presence to it. I enjoyed all the other minor characters that Mr. Stifel voiced. The story didn't have a stilted reading feel to it but a nice even flow to it. I even liked how he voiced Juliet even though she sounded a little bit shrewish to me at times. Maybe it was because she had to be the grown up while Gareth was the young immature boy portrayed.


    If you could rename The Wild One, what would you call it?

    The immature young rakish lord grows up.


    Any additional comments?

    I might have received this as a gift from the author Ms. Harmon but even if I wasn't gifted the audio book I still would have brought it. This makes me curious to purchase and listen to her other stories because even if the story doesn't impress me much if you have a good narrator it can make or break the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. B. Smith Nashville, TN 05-18-15
    D. B. Smith Nashville, TN 05-18-15

    "writer - reader"

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    "Classically good book"

    The story kept surprising me. At times I wanted to cheer. Sometimes to cry. The ending was a total surprise. Can't wait to read the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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