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Lord of the Desert Audiobook

Lord of the Desert

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Publisher's Summary

Sheltered small-town girl Gretchen Brannon was utterly out of her element when she aligned herself with Sheikh Philippe Sabon, the formidable ruler of Qawi. They came from different worlds, yet she found a soul mate in the powerful, sensual man who'd suppressed his passions for far too long, and harbored a secret anguish. But he made this virtuous young woman aware of her own courage and, in turn, she aroused his sleeping senses as no other woman could.

However, now that Gretchen's heart belonged to the Lord of the Desert, danger loomed when she became the target for vengeance by the sheikh's most diabolical enemy. In a final showdown that would pit good against evil, could love and destiny triumph?

©2000 Diana Palmer
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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    Lady M 10-07-12
    Lady M 10-07-12
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    "Not Much To It!"

    Not a bad idea for a story if it had been better developed. There really wasn't much to it. The story just wasn't believable.

    Sometimes a narrator can improve upon a poorly written book, but not this one. Her Texas accent wasn't bad at times, sometimes I thought she sounded like Dolly Parton, from Tennessee.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christy 06-17-12
    Christy 06-17-12
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    "A major disappointment."

    I love Diana Palmers books and looked forward to "reading" them in the audible version. Imaging my shock and dismay when I realized that one of my favorite of her books had been butchered to the point that the story was ruined, the characters were flat and the romance gone. Save your money, buy the written version. It's so much better than this. If they ever get the unabridged version then it will be worth the money.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Rosenberg, TX, USA 06-25-07
    M. Rosenberg, TX, USA 06-25-07
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    "Awful"

    This was awful. I'm not sure if it was the writing that bothered me so much or the narrator, who spoke the heroine's lines breathlessly and the hero's lines in an odd old-man accent. How can you enjoy a book when the voices conjure images of Barbie and Walter Matthau (sorry, Walt) having an affair? A wasted 3 hours. Oh, well, at least I got my ironing done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cloud 08-11-16
    Cloud 08-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Refreshing story line and reader"

    I enjoyed this audio, found the story line refreshing and the reader kept me tuned in.

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    Kindle Customer 05-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "highly disappointed"

    I love Diana Palmer. I love Lord of the Desert. I abhor this audio book.
    Chopped story, characters and subplots ruin the book. Condensing the 2nd half into the last 2 minutes makes it sappy and trite

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    Amazon Customer 03-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    this audio did not explain the whole story there is a lot cut out of it I was very very disappointed

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    Auntie 06-24-15
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    "Very good"

    Wonderful story with mystery. Different type of story line. Romantic and sensual without overly erotic

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    Donna United States 07-01-13
    Donna United States 07-01-13
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    "Abridged"
    Any additional comments?

    This book as been radically abridged ( aprox 45% ) If you read the kindle version all the loose ends will be developed and tied up. Additionally, there is an entire subplot that is not present in the audible edition. One of the funniest scenes in the book is on the cutting room floor. Too bad... All in all, they have done Ms. Palmer and her readers a great disservice by leaving so much out.
    Did I mention Elvis, the bombing, their separation, and how she saves the day???

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    Amazon Customer Loma Linda, CA, United States 05-15-11
    Amazon Customer Loma Linda, CA, United States 05-15-11
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    "Lord of the Desert"

    Don't like it, the reader skip alot of part at the end or close to the end.

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    Scottie in TX Texas 07-10-06
    Scottie in TX Texas 07-10-06 Member Since 2012

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    "Great Romance!"

    This book was a great read! The narrarator did a good job with the accents, etc. The story was slightly witty and romantic. Although predictable, I enjoyed it anyway. For a good romance, I highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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