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Midnight Angel: A Novel Audiobook

Midnight Angel: A Novel

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Lord Lucas Stokehurst is captivated by the gentle grace and regal beauty of “Miss Karen Billings”, who appeared seemingly out of nowhere and now stands demurely before him. Enchanted, the gallant, haunted widower impetuously offers her a position as governess to his young daughter, taking the lady of mystery into his home.

But “Miss Billings” has another name, Anastasia, and a dark past that pursues her still. Condemned for a crime she cannot remember, she barely escaped the gallows. And now she seeks shelter in the arms of a man devastated by tragedy, a man who must now defy society and the forces of vengeance to keep his lady safe and their bold new love alive.

©1995 Lisa Kleypas (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Margarita New York, NY 01-31-15
    Margarita New York, NY 01-31-15 Member Since 2016

    All business but contemporary fun!

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    "Not a fan of LK's early work."
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    I am a big LK fan and was very surprised in how much I disliked this book.

    The story is about a young Russian Aristocratic lady that gets sentenced to death for a crime she did not commit. She escapes to England where she ends up as a governess for a wealthy man's 14 year old child.
    My main issue was with the male lead. The man, Lord Stokehurst, is widowed and has lost one arm, in a heroic attempt to save his late wife. That made his, of course, stronger and more detached, which I accepted. However, throughout the book, he was shown as heartless, unfair, manipulative and flat out constantly aroused. The worst thing of all, Anastasia's age, 18, (which you could tell she was this young from her actions), was too close for comfort to his daugther's age. I kept telling Anastasia to run as far away from him as possible. She didn't and he seduced her before they were even married. Sorry. I really didn't feel this one.

    Lisa Kleypas' later work (e.g. The Hathaways) is far superior to this early book.

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    Paula 09-21-14
    Paula 09-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Exotic Love"
    If you could sum up Midnight Angel: A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    Secretive, enticing, Alluring!


    What other book might you compare Midnight Angel: A Novel to and why?

    Any of Lisa Kleypas' books. Once you begin to read them you are pulled in until you finish it.


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

    Yes. She is a great narrator. Listened to her reading the Historical books by Julie Garwood which I would recommend.


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

    Yes, Yes and Yes!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I have read 3 books by Ms. Kleypas' historical romance series and they are all lovely stories. My next one sitting book is "Prince of Dreams" which is book 2 of "The Stokehursts" series. Can't wait.....

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    nitagayle winslow, az, United States 03-19-14
    nitagayle winslow, az, United States 03-19-14

    Say at home mom/ wife.... Children are grown. Have 4 Grandchildren. Like to listen to books while I quilt.

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    "Enchanted"

    I really enjoyed this book, couldn't stop listening to it! I enjoyed the story line. It was different then most, but the romance was good!

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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-18-14
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-18-14 Member Since 2016

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "Just ok for me..."

    This wasn't my favorite Lisa Kleypas book. I guess the fact that the heroine is just 18 years old and the hero is 34 didn't do it for me. I know it happened a lot back then but I like my heroines over 21. The hero was very much an alpha male and I didn't see the build up of the romance as the author usually delivers. It was an ok historical romance for me but not one that I wanted to listen to in one day. Tante narration was ok too. Didn't really like the Russian accent she did though.

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    Candace S. Weiss 11-27-13 Member Since 2012

    New Quilter

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    "Melodrama romance"
    What made the experience of listening to Midnight Angel: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    The story was interesting and about both England and Russia.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Midnight Angel: A Novel?

    The descriptions of Russia and its' political intrigues.


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    She had a believable accented voice. She helped the story tremendously, and she did not take away from the enjoyment of listening to the romance between the two characters.


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

    Yes, easily.


    Any additional comments?

    Midnight Angel, although a nice read-it is not Lisa Kleypas best. But, it was a nice book, and had a good ending.

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    Janina Decatur, GA, United States 11-15-13
    Janina Decatur, GA, United States 11-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Plot Twists"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Everything you want in an historical romance, but not a cliche.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tasia was my favorite character. Her journey was very interesting


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    The performance was good, but sometimes it felt a little too monotone in the narrative sections.


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

    I wanted to listen to the whole thing in one sitting, but because there are a few tense moments, I had to pause to get my own emotions under control!


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the plot twists. It didn't develop quite as a I thought it would and that was great.

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    Stephanie WILCOX, NEBRASKA, United States 11-06-13
    Stephanie WILCOX, NEBRASKA, United States 11-06-13
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    "Love!"
    What made the experience of listening to Midnight Angel the most enjoyable?

    The performance. Susan Duerden did an amazing job with all the characters. She brought the whole story to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hard to pick...


    What does Susan Duerden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She made each of the characters their own. The voices were all unique and I felt like I was watching a movie instead of listening to a book.


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

    Yep...I pretty much did too!


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    Leah Witte 12-19-12
    Leah Witte 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I love the book"
    What made the experience of listening to Midnight Angel the most enjoyable?

    I have read the book previously and really enjoyed listening to it read by Ms. Duerden.


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    Priya PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA, United States 11-07-12
    Priya PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA, United States 11-07-12
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    "Loved Tazia's story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The Russian angle along with next book in the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The heroine is different and lovely


    Which character – as performed by Susan Duerden – was your favorite?

    Tazia


    Any additional comments?

    Almost as good as Nicholas's story . Gotta love those badass Russians !

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    D. Runyon 07-15-14
    D. Runyon 07-15-14
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    "Overloaded with Sex"
    What did you like best about Midnight Angel: A Novel? What did you like least?

    The story was promising up through the first half of the book.


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    Very good narration, it was well done.


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

    no, it would be x-rated.


    Any additional comments?

    Once these characters "hooked" up, the story faded and it became all about sex. As much as I really wanted to hear the outcome, I quit listening near the end because the story line was lost and replaced with sex.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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