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My Lord and Spymaster Audiobook

My Lord and Spymaster

Sebastian Kennett is a self-made man-passionate, adventurous, and powerful; a master trader and international shipper; a man who'll risk everything for a profit. Jess Whitby grew up on the mean streets of the East End. Her father's a fine rogue and sometime smuggler. His canny trading and her brilliant management have built them a fortune. Then one of Sebastian's ships goes down and a traitor is to blame. All the Whitbys' money won't protect Jess's father from an accusation of treason.
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Sebastian Kennett is a self-made man - passionate, adventurous, and powerful; a master trader and international shipper; a man who'll risk everything for a profit.

Jess Whitby grew up on the mean streets of the East End. Her father's a fine rogue and sometime smuggler. His canny trading and her brilliant management have built them a fortune.

Then one of Sebastian's ships goes down and a traitor is to blame. All the Whitbys' money won't protect Jess's father from an accusation of treason. What happens when they fall in love - the man hungry for vengeance and the woman who's going to save her father at all costs?

©2008 Joanna Watkins Bourne (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Brimming with adventure, intrigue, wit, sensuality and colorful historical details, this is an adventure reader's dream come true." (RT Book Reviews)

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    S. Taggart Missouri 03-15-15
    S. Taggart Missouri 03-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrific book"

    Characters you liked immediately, a plot that kept me coming back for the next chapter. Wonderful narration, good writing, just enough steamy sensuousness, off to find the next in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Good book, great narration"
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    Another engaging, can't put it down, story from Joanna Bourne. The story is well written and the characters are engaging. The narrator is the icing on the cake: Kirsten Potter is excellent with dialects and voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-08-16
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-08-16 Member Since 2015

    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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    "I struggled with this one."

    I loved the previous book of this series so much I immediately got this title. I was disappointed. This book shouldn't really be categorized as a romance. The story revolves more around the intrigue and betrayal of one of the spies and the romance felt more like a secondary story. The narrator is excellent but not even her could save the book. It you like historical fiction with a Pirates of the Caribbean flair then you may enjoy this book. If you are looking for a historical romance and sweet as the first book of this series, then skip this title.

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    Reader2121 07-25-15
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    "What a great adventure!"

    The characters are smart, loyal and love able! There's a Mistry interwoven in the story. In the end I was surprised. I recommend this book!

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    Andrew Saam 03-17-15
    Andrew Saam 03-17-15
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    "good story bad female voice"
    What other book might you compare My Lord and Spymaster to and why?

    the other books in this series were quite good.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The females accent and speech pattern deteriorated throughout the story. At first she used her trained more refined speech but that lasted for a very short time. It ruined the book for me.


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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 01-31-15
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 01-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Started good. Lost sizzle"

    It was not a bad story but the heroine who was supposed to be very clever and smart sure made some stupid decisions. I enjoyed the twist at the end of the story which I did not expect but that's only because the villein's character was so poorly developed that at the end it could have been anyone. The story was a bit stretched and a little unbelievable but overall I'd say it ended up being a solid 3.

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    Regency addict 07-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow I can't get enough of Ms Bourne"
    Where does My Lord and Spymaster rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up with the best of them


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Lord and Spymaster?

    When they first met


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Her projection of humor in the amusing parts


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Nothing is as it seems


    Any additional comments?

    I hope audible gets all of her books

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    bluestategirl Vermont 06-08-14
    bluestategirl Vermont 06-08-14 Member Since 2011

    Of all the books I own, I most love the ones that paint word movies in my mind.

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    "Intense!"

    This one was a more intense than the first two books in this awesome series, but still very entertaining. If you're up for something deeper and more gritty than the usual, you might enjoy this.

    Jess Whitby's father, the owner of a shipping company, is accused of selling secrets to Napoleon, but she is determined to discover the real traitor and save her father from the gallows. Having spent her early life on the dangerous streets of London as a thief, she has skills that most young ladies do not. She sets about using those skills, and her network of old connections, to ferret out the truth.

    Capt. Sebastian Kennett has his reasons for wanting to see Josiah Whitby hang. But when he meets Jess, he finds himself falling hard for her.

    The British intelligence gang is all here, and I loved seeing those characters again.

    The players in this one felt more real and the stakes were higher than the first two. I'm very glad to have experienced it, but it wasn't an easy romance. This is a novel of complexity, and there were times when it got so intense I wanted to put it down, but I couldn't.

    Joanna Bourne continues to impress me with her creativity. I'm a big fan.

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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 07-29-14
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 07-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice.."
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    This was a really good read. It got a little boring for a minute but came back soon enough. I liked Jess and Sabastian a lot. Could barely stand Claudia or Quintin. And loved Aunt Eunice. I was surprised at one of the bad guys, and disappointed but they both really got what was coming to them. An entertaining book with sexual tension and great sex.

    As to the narrator: As always, Ms. Potter did a wonderful job. I never get tired of listening to her..

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