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Silent Revenge | [Laura Landon]

Silent Revenge

A Marriage of Convenience: Such is the agreement forged between Lady Jessica Stanton and Simon Warland, Earl of Northcote. Jessica needs a husband strong enough to protect her inheritance from her avaricious stepbrother. Simon needs money to restore the family legacy his father squandered. United by necessity, emotional attachment isn’t part of the deal.
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A Marriage of Convenience

Such is the agreement forged between Lady Jessica Stanton and Simon Warland, Earl of Northcote. Jessica needs a husband strong enough to protect her inheritance from her avaricious stepbrother. Simon needs money to restore the family legacy his father squandered. United by necessity, emotional attachment isn’t part of the deal.

An Unexpected Passion

Yet once the reluctant newlyweds are living under the same roof, Simon can’t ignore the startling intellect, gentle strength, and graceful beauty Jessica keeps so carefully hidden from the world. And Jessica is intrigued to discover Simon’s formidable temper masks a kind, noble heart. But when Simon’s true motive for their marriage is revealed, Jessica is devastated by his betrayal. Because, despite her best intentions, she is falling in love with her husband. And love is the last thing either of them wants - though it may be exactly what they need.

©2012 Laura Landon (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 11-01-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 11-01-12 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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    "A FAIRYTALE LOVE STORY THAT'S ENTERTAINING"

    I think when we listen to these FICTIONAL, historical romances there are 2 categories of listeners - 1. the listener that want's everything researched, researched, researched and then verified (absolutely nothing wrong with that if that's what you like), and 2. the listener who just want's a fanciful romance that's pure escapism and who wants just a bit of enjoyable fun to pass the time whilst doing a particularly dull chore or task. I think this is why this book is getting such varied reviews and I sadly, fall into the 2nd category - so I will give my review based on my own personal tastes.

    I found this to be thoroughly enjoyable, touching, funny, sweet and romantic and it has some great characters too that you can't help but empathise with - handsome penniless Rake and a deaf rich but modest heiress. There is an evil villain who had 'allegedly' raped a servant of 13/14 and done some 'unmentionable' acts but, as with all these types of books, he gets 'dealt with'. Great narration by Ms. Landor too.

    Worth a credit? If you fall in category 2 then - YES absolutely - but for $9.79 for nearly 11hrs I would just buy it, save your credit and spend it on a more expensive listen.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Marcheta Suffolk, VA, United States 10-27-12
    Marcheta Suffolk, VA, United States 10-27-12 Member Since 2006

    love audio books - Anglophile

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    "Loved the plot and the humour"

    My sister and I listened to the audible version during a long car trip. It is romance as I like it - a plot that moves along and lots of laugh-out-loud humour. I liked the audio so much that I bought it for my Kindle, and I bought the other two of her books that audible has available. I read/listen to a lot of romance books, but this one really stood out for me. I suppose it really comes down to personal preference.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 03-08-13
    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "THIS is a good one!"
    What made the experience of listening to Silent Revenge the most enjoyable?

    The story itself. The characters. This one stretched the mind further then most in its genre.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depth of the tale. A story that reaches into the very worst of humanity but still romps joyously thru regency era London. A gritty mystery and a nice love story. This one twists your heartstrings in a different way than most of the historical romances... There are no gritty erotic scenes... There are bone chilling suspense scenarios... I can't help but recommend this book. Three 5's from me!


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    As always she delivers distinct characters with the right cadence, expression and emotion! I often wonder how she does it, delivering male and female character specific voices with perfection and ease...


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

    The name itself says it! Hmmm... Stories of love, and of suspense, and of hidden secrets and bitter revenge... all rolled up in one.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend. But if you like your romance with some erotica then this one's not for you. If you like your romances to be light hearted "chick flick" style then this ones not for you. However if you like a great many faceted story with fabulous narration then this IS for you!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-28-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-28-12 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Entertaining"

    Pretty interesting story. He needs money because of his wastrel father and she needs to marry because her step brother wants to put her in an institution to take it all.

    The most interesting part, is that the heroine, Jessica, is deaf. I've never seen a romance novel with that element in it. I would actually have loved to have seen a little more of her backstory about this element of her life, I think it would have enriched the threat of the villain as well.

    As it is, aside from that, it is a pretty standard story. We need each other, we don't know each other, oh! we love each other.

    I liked reading it, the characters were pretty well drawn, the ambiance of the story was well created and I'd be interested in reading more from this author.

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    Rose Estevan, SK, Canada 11-23-12
    Rose Estevan, SK, Canada 11-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Love this story, awesome."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would because it it a great story, well worth my time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Silent Revenge?

    In the basement at the asylum.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The carriage ride in the park.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Almost both, it had sad and funny moments.


    Any additional comments?

    Wanted to listen to the whole thing in one sitting but couldn't due to the long length.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Riverside, California, United States 03-29-13
    Amazon Customer Riverside, California, United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved the story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes , its very romantic and passionate. Just loved it.


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

    I Just love Rosalyn Landor's nothing compares to her.. All the voices she makes are really good.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Edlene B. White Davenport, FL, United States 01-13-13
    Edlene B. White Davenport, FL, United States 01-13-13 Member Since 2010

    I'm a very simple person who love to read or listen to books. My favorite genre is Historical Romance but am willing to spread my wings and fly temporarily over to sample a little young adult adventure or suspense, but I will without fail, return to romance..

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    "Revenge comes with a price..Are you will to pay?"

    This is the first book I've listened to by Laura Landon. I enjoyed Silent Revenge in its entirety. Once you come to the end, you realize, sometimes, it is best not to hold a grudge or get revenge upon people. It comes with a price that you might not want to pay.
    It is worth the credit. I love listening to Rosalyn Landor narrations...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry Australia 11-28-12
    Kerry Australia 11-28-12
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    If you could sum up Silent Revenge in three words, what would they be?

    Great story idea


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were brought to life and it was an enjoyable story.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    Loved the narrator. Landor manages to capture each character and gives them a quality of their own. You can differentiate between each character easily.


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

    No it was just an enjoyable book to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with one of the reviews when they mention deaf people and the inability of the main character to converse as she did. However overlooking this the story line was good and a bit different to the norm in some ways.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 12-26-12
    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 12-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not a " Carn't put down until finished""

    Liked the idea of the storyline if written with more depth, not angry & suspect attitude from main male character, got a bit over the top at times, it's like yep got his issue's let's get on with story. More research necessary on the time period, some aspects in story were not of the time period, being correct in time period does add depth to the overall story, your there in it, so you wish to experience it correctly. Overall, ok, liked some aspects of story but wouldn't re-listen to it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Luv2Read Hampton Roads, Virginia 07-27-13
    Luv2Read Hampton Roads, Virginia 07-27-13 Member Since 2013

    I'm a huge fan of Historical Romance and have recently found how enjoyable audio books can be.

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    "I wish it would had gone on and on!"
    What made the experience of listening to Silent Revenge the most enjoyable?

    Everything! The story and the narrator were both amazing. I loved the voice by Rosalyn Landor. It was very clear who was speaking and I couldn't help but get swept away with the story. It has a little of everything with love, romance, danger, suspense and in the end... the bad guys get what they deserved!


    What other book might you compare Silent Revenge to and why?

    I came across Laura Landon when listening to one of my first audio books narrated by Sarah Coomes who is another amazing narrator.


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

    The diction, emotions and being swept away with the story. I choose this book after reading comments made by others of how wonderful Rosalyn Landor is as a narrator. I was not disappointed and look forward to listening to more books narrated by her.


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

    The eyes will see what the ears cannot hear.


    Any additional comments?

    Make sure you have plenty of hours to listen to this book because you will not want to stop once you start!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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