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A Man Above Reproach | [Evelyn Pryce]

A Man Above Reproach

In 1830s London, scandalous whispers surround the pub known as the Sleeping Dove, a hidden bordello catering to nobles eager to shed the trappings of their stations. Josephine Grant knows the rumors are true - she plays piano at the Dove and is known only as the “Bawdy Bluestocking” to the pub’s faithful.
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In 1830s London, scandalous whispers surround the pub known as the Sleeping Dove, a hidden bordello catering to nobles eager to shed the trappings of their stations. Josephine Grant knows the rumors are true - she plays piano at the Dove and is known only as the “Bawdy Bluestocking” to the pub’s faithful.

The reluctant Duke of Lennox is called “The Uncatchable” by society ladies, not that he cares for them or their nicknames. Elias Addison’s estate was thrust upon him when his father died, and it has been little else but a burden.When a friend brings him to the Sleeping Dove in an attempt to lighten his mood, the Duke of Lennox finds himself at the Bawdy Bluestocking’s piano, and together they begin to play a dangerous melody. When the Duke uncovers the truth about her, will he wish he had never heard the tune?

©2013 Kristin K. Ross (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 03-11-14
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 03-11-14 Member Since 2009

    I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.

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    "Finding it hard to get through."

    I think I got this really cheap. The narration is fine, no problem there, but the writing is dense and difficult to track for me.

    Can't recommend it.



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    Kitty McWilliams 05-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A witty and clever romance"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Man Above Reproach to be better than the print version?

    I usually prefer the audio version of most books


    What did you like best about this story?

    The clever dialogue between the characters and building romance. Funny at times and poinant at others.


    What about James Clamp’s performance did you like?

    Lots of inflection that brings the characters alive


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    It was not just a boiler plate romance. There was more to the characters in their development.

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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-22-14
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2008

    Love reading. Love listening.

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    Setting: England 1832
    Genre: Romance
    Josephine Grant, known as the Bawdy Bluestocking (or BB), plays piano in a seedy brothel called the Sleeping Dove. Her body is not for sale, but her conversation is. When Elias Addison, Duke of Lennox is dragged to the Dove by his friend, he spends his time with the piano player. They meet again, accidentally, at the book shop she owns. Elias, already interested in her Dove persona, is further fascinated by her. Especially when he finds out she is a political radical. Josephine has a scandal in her past and will not reveal who she really is.
    The premise of the story is interesting, but the execution is average to fair. I think it could have been tightened up. And while the characters are okay, I just couldn't care that much about them. They're like acquaintances you enjoy talking to when you meet them, but they don't occupy your thoughts when you move on.
    The narration was average. Could have been better if pronunciation of certain words hadn't pegged my cringe-o-meter. I would love to talk to a couple of these narrators to find out where they mis-learned the pronunciation of relatively common words. If you've got any French and a bare modicum of Latin, you know how to pronounce many of the words without any problem. Most of us do have the ability to pronounce unfamiliar words (thanks, Hooked on Phonics), or have the impetus to look them up.
    Totally unrelated, but did you know that phaeton (you know, the sporty 4 wheel horse drawn carriage often mentioned in Regency romances) is based on Phaethon, the son of Helios, god of the sun? He drives his father's sun-chariot and crashes it. Kind of explains all those crashes in books (usually with the rake's brother holding the ribbons, his death making our hero the heir). Anyway, there are online dictionaries that provide audio pronunciation.
    I paid $7.95 and it is definitely worth that and the time spent for the listen.

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