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Diamond Bay | [Linda Howard]

Diamond Bay

Rachel Jones wasn't looking for trouble, much less a man, but in Kell Sabin she found both. On a hot summer's night Kell is washed up - barely alive - on a Florida beach and into Rachel's life. Their love blossoms as he recovers from his injuries. But by falling in love with Kell, Rachel has put her own life in danger from the forces that want him dead. Once fate has bought them together, can they learn to live apart?
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Rachel Jones wasn't looking for trouble, much less a man, but in Kell Sabin she found both. On a hot summer's night Kell is washed up - barely alive - on a Florida beach and into Rachel's life. Their love blossoms as he recovers from his injuries. But by falling in love with Kell, Rachel has put her own life in danger from the forces that want him dead. Once fate has bought them together, can they learn to live apart?

©1987 Linda Howard (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Diana DC Washington, DC, United States 05-10-14
    Diana DC Washington, DC, United States 05-10-14 Member Since 2008

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    "Worst possible narrator choice"

    Another much anticipated Linda Howard classic misinterpreted and bungled by narrator Brenda Sweeney. I am so disappointed. She reads like a preschool teacher, giving the heroine a bimbo voice. And poor Honey, what she did to you. Sweeney's performance couldn't be more wrong. This book was written for and beloved by intelligent adults. Just a terrible audio.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    k 05-09-14
    k 05-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "THE NARRATOR IS TERRIBLE!!!!"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Brenda Sweeney’s performances?

    No, she is so monotone. There is absolutely no highs or lows in her speech pattern. The sex sounded just like the H/h taking a stroll through a town. The climax at the end of the book was again, blah.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, unfortunately Brenda Sweeney's performance ruin any emotional parts in the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was so excited about this book being release in an audio version because the novel is WONDERFUL.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Molly Goshen, IN, United States 05-10-14
    Molly Goshen, IN, United States 05-10-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Naked HUNK on a beach..~4 STARS~ narration ah~"

    Widow Rachel Jones is looking for shells on a beach when she stumbles across a naked HUNK of man...(.Kell Sabin.)....dragging him into her house on a blanket she discovers he has been shot TWICE. Something about Kell has her decided to keep this QUIET. Using her best friend the local VET.....Kell's wounds are treated.....and recovers very slowly but soon explains to Rachel he is "BLACK OPS"....and was a target by his OWN agency.....and ONLY 'two' people knew where Sabin was when the shoot out occurred...... Rachel is soon very attracted to this silent man who's dark secrets are as mysterious and fascinating. While Sabin recovers from his wounds he has little to do but think just how sexy his "temporary" nurse wanna be Rachel is...night "and" day....LOL.....when 2 "Agents" show up looking for Sabin....Rachel continues to hide him. When passion grows Sabin and Rachel become lovers.... Grant Sullivan (Midnight Rainbow) Howard book #1 shows up looking for Sabin .and on his trail is...a group of "Agents" looking to get Sabin and any one who gets in their way. This is a very good early work by Linda Howard fun follow up to Midnight Rainbow. The Narration is not the best. "Irritating" is phrase I would NOT.....use Brenda Sweeney again...she is a bit whiney at times. But the Quality of the Story keeps us glued and over I give it a 4 stars in spite of the Lousy narration. STORY 5 STAR....BRENDA whiney Sweeney....2 stars and that is being generous....LOL and over all 4 stars.....because Linda Howard keeps us glued .....what she does BEST.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Petty 05-20-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Not Her Best Work"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have enjoyed so very many of Linda Howard's books but this one was just lacking substance.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe I am just old school, but her earlier books seem to pull you in and wrap you up in the story. This one left wondering when it would be done. Sad for me to say as this is one of my favorite authors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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