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Chelynne Audiobook

Chelynne

Orphaned and raised by her uncle, the feisty sixteen-year-old Chelynne resolves to show her gratitude by marrying the man of her uncle's choice. Bracing herself for a graying, sickly noble, the last man she expects for a husband is the dashing future Earl of Bryant, Chadwick Hawthorne - suddenly, being a loving wife doesn't seem too hard a task. But he spurns her affection and remains her husband only in name, never in deed. Tormented by unfinished business from his past and an uprising threatening his land, Chad resolves to keep his distance from everyone....
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Publisher's Summary

Orphaned and raised by her uncle, the feisty 16-year-old Chelynne resolves to show her gratitude by marrying the man of her uncle's choice. Bracing herself for a graying, sickly noble, the last man she expects for a husband is the dashing future Earl of Bryant, Chadwick Hawthorne - suddenly, being a loving wife doesn't seem too hard a task. But he spurns her affection and remains her husband only in name, never in deed. Tormented by unfinished business from his past and an uprising threatening his land, Chad resolves to keep his distance from everyone, including his young wife.

Chelynne will go to any lengths to ignite her husband’s passion and save their marriage. But when she finally goes too far, the Earl must share his dark secret before Chelynne loses her reputation - or worse, her life.

Set during the English Restoration, Chelynne is filled with political conspiracies, family secrets, and shocking affairs, creating a deliciously complicated plot. Fans of Virgin River will love this historical novel written with Robyn's trademark zest for life.

Robyn Carr is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the Virgin River series, published by Mira. Chelynne is the first of her nine historical novels, which will be reissued as digital editions in the coming months.

©1980 Robyn Carr (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A delightful book…. Robyn Carr is absolutely marvelous." (Danielle Steel)

"Adventure, danger, derring-do, as well as doings at the glittering anything-goes court of Charles II.... Carr tells an entertaining yarn." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jay TX, USA 08-04-13
    Jay TX, USA 08-04-13

    I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.

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    "Not happy"

    I am not sure if I am disappointed in the author or the narrator. Not sure if I will read another book by this author, The story was dragged out for so long with no sexual relations until the story was nearly finished.The narrator did a horrible voice of the King, I was so disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Liz 05-05-13
    Liz 05-05-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "A Good Book RUINED"

    Robyn Carr is a very talented writer who can depict characters in such a way as we feel empathy even if they are unlikable. The storyline was on point for the genre even though there were parts that I felt I had heard elsewhere. Altogether a most enjoyable book - absolutely ruined by the narrator.

    I think that Robyn Carr has done an excellent job with the language of the day but Alison Larkin destroyed it. She had two female voices. The first was a silly little girl and the second was an embarrassing attempt at a temptress. She also had two mail voice. One was a quivering old man and the second was a quivering old man with a dirty mind. It was very hard to take the heroes seriously. I appreciate it very much when a narrator takes the time to perhaps read a piece before recording it so they can develop an understanding of what the author is trying to say, especially with dialogue. I got the feeling that Alison's narration was the first time she had put her eyes to the page. A lot of what she recited was an inaccurate portrayal of the scene. I found I was correcting her as I listened most of the time and this certainly detracted from the listen.

    I love Robyn Carr books - all of them - but I hope she never uses Alison Larkin again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 04-14-13
    Laura 04-14-13 Member Since 2015

    CD DIVA

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    "EXCELLENT ROBYN CARR"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I really like the story, but the reader was terrible


    What other book might you compare Chelynne to and why?

    I have heard a story almost like this one by another author


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alison Larkin’s performances?

    No


    Do you think Chelynne needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe with a different reader


    Any additional comments?

    The reader read so fast that the whole book was as one word. No pause at sentence end, no definition or emphasis. Very dull.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    joyce 03-09-16
    joyce 03-09-16

    I love audible in my spare time.What precious time I have ,I work with special needs adults that gives me the most challenging job.

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    "Furstrating to the very end !"

    I dislike the meanness that was shown from the earl almost to the end . It would of help towards the 12 chapter to have some romance towards these two . It was frustrating to keep my attention for so loooong to see no end until the last 30 minutes!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CHRIS HARPER WOODS, MI, United States 02-06-16
    CHRIS HARPER WOODS, MI, United States 02-06-16 Member Since 2014

    Reading and listening is fundamental.

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    "Great story!"

    I loved the story. I think this was the first story I've listened to that showed an almost true a struggle between two people wanting to love each other but afraid to. I loved it. This book was written very well.

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    Jaime 08-01-15
    Jaime 08-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator Voice Whinny!"

    The book was ok. I did not like that the love found by the Earl happened so late in book.

    Major problem with book was the narrator. I had to stop listening many times because her voice was like fingernails on a chalkboard. Whinny women voices. Men's voices not much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 11-07-13
    Elizabeth 11-07-13 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "One of Carr's Best Historical Romance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! This story was full of angst, secrets, villains, love and rogues. I wasn't sure I was going to like it after some of the reviews, but I was caught up from the beginning and hardly could press pause!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Chelynne?

    Memorable.....when Chelynne is saved from harm by John....the second time. The night they spent together and with their conversation and other....eye opening moment for her.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved Carr's By Right Of Arms....liked The Bellrose Bargain pretty good.....did NOT like The Braeswood Tapestry...so I didn't know what to expect with Chelynne. WELL WORTH THE CREDIT or MONEY. GREAT CHARACTERS!!! GREAT STORY!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sarah United States 10-15-13
    sarah United States 10-15-13

    I have alway enjoyed being read to, but when found audible it was a dream come true, love listening to books

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    "COULD HAD BEEN BETTER"
    Would you try another book from Robyn Carr and/or Alison Larkin?

    I had listen to alison larkin narration before and she is just not great....I would listen to another book from robyn carr..


    If you’ve listened to books by Robyn Carr before, how does this one compare?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    alison is just not a good narrator she has a very winee voice...


    Do you think Chelynne needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no, because it just was all that good....


    Any additional comments?

    i just think the book could had been better if robyn had pick a better narrartor...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer North Salt Lake, Utah, United States 08-06-13
    Amazon Customer North Salt Lake, Utah, United States 08-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "If you want a Heroine skip this book"
    Would you try another book from Robyn Carr and/or Alison Larkin?

    no


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was adequate. Many of the character voices were exaggerated almost comical.


    Any additional comments?

    The main character is young and immature. I had expected a stronger main character and there was no development. The subplot was weak and never fully developed. Overall it is a book that can easily be skipped.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy PORT MACQUARIE, Australia 06-17-13
    Cathy PORT MACQUARIE, Australia 06-17-13
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    "WORTH BUYING UNDER $10.00"

    Good plots and sympathetic characters, the king however sounded like a fool which he may have been but not appropriate for his station. More could have been made of Chelynne's age, It was hard to remember she was only 16.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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