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Lair of the Lion | [Christine Feehan]

Lair of the Lion

Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding... and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human - as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes. Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion - the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco.
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Publisher's Summary

The Beast....
Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding... and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human - as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes.

The Beauty....
Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion - the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco.

The Bargain....
Then Isabella met a man whose growl was velvet, purring heat, whose eyes held dark, all-consuming desire. And when the don commanded her to become his bride, she went willingly into his muscled arms, praying she’d save his tortured soul... not sacrifice her life.

©2001 Christine Feehan (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Karen Elizabethtown, KY, United States 11-25-12
    Karen Elizabethtown, KY, United States 11-25-12 Member Since 2010

    Love to read!

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    "Wish I had read the reviews before purchasing"

    Because this book was on sale ($4.95) and because I typically like Christine Feehan, I purchased this book without reading reviews. MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I understand it was supposed to be a take on "Beauty and the Beast", but come on, let's have a little more originality than just adding lions.

    There are certain things I really like about Feehan's books, and there are a few things that tend to bug me. This book seemed to focus on the thing that bugs me the most - the back and forth between 'love him/love him not' in every single event. It gets really old and loses its effectiveness.

    The narration was overall okay, but she read it too slowly and had too long of pauses. That seemed to drag the already boring book out even more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pat St. Thomas, ON, Canada 04-29-12
    Pat St. Thomas, ON, Canada 04-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Strong hero, no way a wimp is more like it."
    What disappointed you about Lair of the Lion?

    The "Lion" is a complete wimp, every scene he is either hiding or wimpering. Chritine Feehan had created an amazing read in the Lepard series, I was expecting that kind of male lead.


    What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

    The discriptions are lengthy but vague, pages and pages of discription all lead up to no clear storyline. Just didn't care about the characters.


    What didn’t you like about Abby Craden’s performance?

    All her males seem like wimps. Everyone seemed confused.


    Any additional comments?

    Really disapointed, Feehan writes a good story, but this is not nearly her best. Maybe it would help if I had read it myself, It wouldn't have been so drawn out. If this was the first book had read of hers, I would never pick up another.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Anywhere 05-30-13
    Amazon Customer Anywhere 05-30-13 Member Since 2013

    WriterReader

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    "Great Book, Ridiculous Narration"
    What did you like best about Lair of the Lion? What did you like least?

    I LOVED the story. I've read this book several times on my own. I DISLIKED the narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself was fabulous.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I just cannot get into the story because whenever the female narrator tries to sound like a large, alpha male, it totally took me out of the story. It sounded so silly that I couldnt get into the scenes. The story would read, "His low voice spoke in a sensual whisper..." Well, it wasn't low and it sounded ridiculous NOT sensual. It lost me and I couldn't finish listening. I finished it by reading it on my own.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Only if the part of Nikolai isn't played by a woman trying to be a man.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lotusland Lady North Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-07-12
    Lotusland Lady North Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Narration is annoying."

    This book is a bodice ripper. I have every book Christine Feehan has written and forgive her her purple prose because she writes such a terrific story. Lair of the Lion is a perfect example, I loved it the first time I read it, which is why I bought it on Audible. But the narrator is so annoying it destroys the fun. Abby Cradens diction is impeccable but she has this very irritating habit of putting the emphasis on the last word in each SENTENCE. Does not matter if the final word is critical or NOT. She always raises her voice each time she hits the final word in every SENTENCE. After awhile this is grates like finger nails on a BLACKBOARD. It begins to drive you CRAZY. Chinese water torture has nothing on her Bloomsbury Valley Girl STYLE. Fortunately Abby Craden is not used for the Dark SERIES. I will avoid her in the FUTURE.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Damita Little Rock, AR, United States 04-10-13
    Damita Little Rock, AR, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Ok"
    Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Abby Craden?

    Yes. Christine Feehan is one of my favorite authors.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    When the curse is broken.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Winona P. Utterback pensacola,fl usa 04-09-13
    Winona P. Utterback pensacola,fl usa 04-09-13 Member Since 2013

    book nut

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    "The best Auther around she never let's you down"
    Would you listen to Lair of the Lion again? Why?

    I love all her book's and re listen to them a lot as you always find something you missed or forgot


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have to say Gregori the Dark one he is powerful and much loved by his prince yet loved and feared by his people


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

    yes a very good story teller


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

    I would have to say the whole story line is just to good to pick one particularly


    Any additional comments?

    The Auther the story teller are the best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie S. Barnes Pigeon Forge, TN USA 12-24-12
    Jackie S. Barnes Pigeon Forge, TN USA 12-24-12 Member Since 2012

    loves online shopping

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    "predictable"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It was ok, but not as exciting as many of her other works. Seemed to drag on and on at times. I knew pretty much what was going to happen the entire time.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Christine Feehan? Why or why not?

    absolutely. Some of my favorite books are written by Feehan.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none stand out, really. I guess the climax when they find out that there was more than one "beast". The way the women were portrayed... I think the thing I liked most was the older female was loved by her husband, even though she was a bit insecure about them.


    Was Lair of the Lion worth the listening time?

    It was just "okay"


    Any additional comments?

    not my favorite, but still pleasurable enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angie COLLIERVILLE, TN, United States 12-16-12
    Angie COLLIERVILLE, TN, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2008

    3,495 hours listened in 2012! I used to be a voracious reader, then my job had me driving about 1k miles a week. I started listening to Audible and have never stopped. I quit work and now just listen all the time, cleaning house, shopping, driving, in the hot tub. I even put one earbud in and let Audible read me to sleep every night.

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    "Beauty and the Beast rewritten, yuk!"
    Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Abby Craden?

    probably try another by Abby Craden


    Has Lair of the Lion turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    this is just another Beauty and the Beast story, cursed people in the castle, lord turns into Lion, etc. really bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Reidsville, NC, United States 11-28-12
    Amy Reidsville, NC, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The reader was so bad that I could not keep track"
    What did you like best about Lair of the Lion? What did you like least?

    I can't say what I liked best or least about this book. The reader was so bad that I could not keep track of what was going on. The sex was good, but the reader read everything like a moment of tension witch made it hard to understand and keep up with the story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Abby Craden’s performances?

    NO defiantly not, she tries to hard. Everything... is... said.... with... breathless... anticipation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 11-27-12
    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2010

    Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.

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    "slow, unbeleivable story line"

    i'm not one for sci-fi type of books and i'm not sure if this one fits into that category, i'm not sure what category it would fit into but for me it was a book that i kept thinking what really is the plot here? the point is? i'm not sure what this story is supposed to be about. the reason for the 2 star rating instead of one star is some of the sex scenes were pretty hot if you like having sex with some one who may turn in to a lion and devour you at any moment! i recommend you don't waste your money or your credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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