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Beauty from Pain Audiobook

Beauty from Pain

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Publisher's Summary

They agreed on three months... but their love knew no boundaries.

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia's most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that's why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they're always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

It's his game and his rules. He's content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he's ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she's exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.

Beauty from Pain is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger listeners due to mature content.

©2013 Georgia Cates (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Leigh 12-23-13
    Leigh 12-23-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good story... narration no"
    If you could sum up Beauty from Pain in three words, what would they be?

    well written story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was pleasantly surprised and liked that I actually laughed out loud at times during the reading of a romantic story. This made the story more rounded and interesting.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration matched the pace, they just did not seemed not to fit and flow at times switching back and forth from male to female. The accents sounded strange and forced.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It did


    Any additional comments?

    kept you interested and wanting to buy the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen 12-05-13
    Maureen 12-05-13

    Grr-stories with many volumes, especially if you have to wait for a long time-should come with a warning. 👌to alpha male voices-Seb York!

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    "Yanky Aussie loving !"
    What made the experience of listening to Beauty from Pain the most enjoyable?

    Slightly unusual story, different. Vineyards and trip to New Zealand believeable.


    Would you recommend Beauty from Pain to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not because of Aussie accent.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The Aussie accents just didn't cut it- sorry. Their accents are very distinctive! Just listen to Hugh Jackman, or Russell Crowe.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, brought the next volume straight away.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 08-13-14
    Sam 08-13-14
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    "I just can't...."
    What did you like best about Beauty from Pain? What did you like least?

    Narration


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bunny Warren and Robert Black ’s performances?

    Absolutely not.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to read this as I had to stop listening. I am a narrator snob, I'll admit it and these people made my ears hurt.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dymps Ireland 09-07-16
    Dymps Ireland 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awful narration."

    I've struggled to get to the 2hr mark but I can't take the god awful and grating attempt at an Australian male accent! Female southern accent wasn't great either but in no way impeded my enjoyment of this book like the male pov did. Going to have to read this one as the story is interesting.

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    Vanessa 05-20-16
    Vanessa 05-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"
    Where does Beauty from Pain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better ones. I couldnt stop listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    This was deff a good book. I didnt think I would like it when I started but I ended up falling in love and now that Im done with all 3 books Im sitting here wondering what comes next even tho its ended in a way that doesnt leave you wondering.....I just wanna hear more.

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    Trinigal78 02-02-16
    Trinigal78 02-02-16
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    "Great Aussie Listen"

    I've passed by this series several times and because of some of the reviews I didn't jump at it... Well I was wrong! Great story, great characters, good narration and yummy sex! I love all the Australian slang....

    The male narrator's female voices are blah but I've heard worse

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    Chris United States 11-09-15
    Chris United States 11-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A Bit Predictable"

    I enjoyed the story a little predictable and similar phrasing to other books .The narration I have to say the Aussie accent was atrocious OMG, just read it in an ordinary voice which I’m sure Robert could do. The American accent was a little on the strong side for my taste. All in all, a good, romantic sexy story to be continued....

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    terri 03-08-15
    terri 03-08-15 Member Since 2015

    Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.

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    "Male narrator tough to overlook"

    He portrays the male voices well with decent accents and emotion but his portrayal of female voices is cringeworthy. I had a serious struggle listening to him. The female narrator did both male and female voices well enough I think they should have stuck with just her or had him only voice male characters. Please audible don't let this guy perform any more female roles!!!!!

    Putting my issue with him aside the story was alright could do with more story and less sex scenes but that's just me

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    Megan English 11-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Overall a good read"
    Did Bunny Warren and Robert Black do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    This is tricky. I just felt like their southern accents were just horrific. I definitely threw me off because I just felt like the southern "drawl" was so over animated.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The story was definitely very compelling.


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    Lisa Hines 10-23-14
    Lisa Hines 10-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Review: Beauty #1: Beauty From Pain"
    What made the experience of listening to Beauty from Pain the most enjoyable?

    The story was wonderful - different setting and slightly different storyline.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Henry is my favorite character. You see so much change in his personality throughout the book all because he's falling in love.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Bunny Warren and Robert Black ?

    I have already listened to the next book in the series. I'm not overly enthused by the audio version and find it's more the accents that make the performance LESS enjoyable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were a few laugh out loud moments with the interactions between Laurelyn and Jack Henry, however the abrupt ending had me so grateful that the next book was already released and I didn't have to wait to see what happens next.


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