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Never Less Than a Lady Audiobook

Never Less Than a Lady

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Publisher's Summary

RITA Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Mary Jo Putney is justly celebrated as a master of the Regency romance. Here Alexander Randall is the last heir to the Earl of Daventry and he must find himself a bride. His prayers are answered in the form of distressed midwife Julia Bancroft. But though their union would benefit both parties, Julia is reluctant to surrender her heart.

©2010 Mary Jo Putney, Inc. (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“… rich in complex, realistically complicated characters, expertly spiced with intrigue, and infused with a wickedly subtle wit.” (Booklist)

What Members Say

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    lorie 04-09-16
    lorie 04-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mary Jo Putney Does It Again"

    Loved it. Hoped for traffic so I could sit lo,ger in my car to listen.

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    Marlene Crew 03-02-16

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    "WONDERFUL!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Never Less Than a Lady the most enjoyable?

    The story kept me interested every minute. I hated to put it down.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Never Less Than a Lady?

    Can't say without giving away points that may spoil it for another reader. But there was more than one memorable moment.


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

    Yes. He is one of only 3 male narrator's that I like. He is very good.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the credit

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    Amazon Customer 02-17-16
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    "A beautiful story"

    A truly beautiful story that is well written and narrated. The hero in this story is truly a hero as he rescues Julia from her dangerous captors. I really love how well this story flowed and you could see how these two came to love each other. I highly recommend.

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    Shoppermom 06-12-15
    Shoppermom 06-12-15
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    "Nice story"

    The prolonged periods of self-doubt ("will he/she really still want me when...) on the part of both the H and h got a bit tiresome, but overall a nice story. Not anywhere near as gripping as say, No Longer a Gentleman, but still nice enough.

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    Amazon Customer PATERSON, NJ, United States 04-27-13
    Amazon Customer PATERSON, NJ, United States 04-27-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Less than a smart lady"

    The heroine drove me crazy; I couldn’t wait for this to be over. She thought of everyone but her self to the point that it became ridiculous.

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    Amazon Customer BRENHAM, TX, United States 06-22-12
    Amazon Customer BRENHAM, TX, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Winner!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Never Less Than a Lady the most enjoyable?

    Simon Prebble himself, who reminds me vocally of the actor Jonathan Pryce- one of my favorites partly due to his beautiful voice. I'm currently listening to this book for the third time!!


    What other book might you compare Never Less Than a Lady to and why?

    This is my favorite among MJP's "Lost Lords" series. I'm hoping that some of her "Fallen Angel" series are added to Audible's catalog, which are among my favorites. This book is equal to them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene in the inn while on their way to London. That is certainly an interesting way of consumating a marriage!


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

    What's a tag line?


    Any additional comments?

    I'm thoroughly enjoying this book. Prebble does it very well. I'm on my third go round listening to it and I'm getting rather strange looks from my co workers who don't realize I'm not listening to music on my mp3 player. They can't figure out why I'm grinning depending on what scene I'm listening to.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robyn FRANKSTON SOUTH, Australia 12-01-13
    Robyn FRANKSTON SOUTH, Australia 12-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice little romance but lacks depth and colour."
    Would you try another book from Mary Jo Putney and/or Simon Prebble?

    If Never Less than a Lady is typical storyline and writing style of this author, then no I would not try another of her books.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I may listen to A discovery of Witches again, I've been spoiled by Deborah Harkness.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Prebble’s performances?

    No. I found this narrator disappointing. His voice droned through much of the story and barely stopped between one sentence to the next. Thus far the worst narration I have experienced.


    What character would you cut from Never Less Than a Lady?

    No. Subtracting anyone from the story could leave it even drier. None of the characters caused an emotional response for me to either want them out of the story or enjoy how they were portrayed.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy a book that has layers. This book did not get my attention let alone keep,it. The narration style only added to my disappointment.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Coral Del Mar United States 12-20-12
    Coral Del Mar United States 12-20-12
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    "Classy female lead"

    This book had a strong, but delicate female lead. It is a Historical Romance and has many elements of that. It caters to many readers. It was passionate and romantic. I enjoyed it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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