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The Complicated Earl Audiobook

The Complicated Earl: A Regency Romance

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Publisher's Summary

Tom Fulwood, the future Earl of Standish, discovers at the age of 15 that marriage can destroy a man, namely his father. His mother prefers entertaining men in her bedroom, while her husband sits downstairs, unable or unwilling to respond to his wife's inappropriate behavior. From that day on Tom vows that no woman will hurt him the way his mother hurt his father. For the next 17 years, Tom works hard to become one of the most notorious rakes London society has ever seen, successfully keeping all the women of his acquaintance at a distance.

In 1810, 24-year-old Isabelle Crawford had been brought up hearing stories of how much in love her dead parents were, and had expected to find similar happiness when she came out in society. Reality was different to what she had imagined though; instead of love, she found fortune hunters and as a result left London to set up home in Bath. Her two elder brothers had supported her decision, although they would have rather seen their sister married instead of choosing what was seen by the town as an eccentric decision, a young woman living a single life in Bath with a cousin as chaperone.

A potential marriage between Tom and Isabelle's respective brother and sister throws the couple together and sets in motion a chain of events that will see Tom fighting for his life and Isabelle being kidnapped by the very man that Tom had found in his mother's bedchamber all those years ago.

©2013 Audrey Harrison (P)2015 Audrey Harrison

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    kestergayle 07-31-15
    kestergayle 07-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst narration EVER!!"
    What would have made The Complicated Earl better?

    A Different narrator first of all. One who doesn't take a breath in the middle of a sentence, one who can do both male and female voices, voices that sound different from character to character. A narrator who understand inflection, who doesn't have a breathy voice, and one who has read the book at least once before attempting to record the book.


    Would you recommend The Complicated Earl to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Story was very weak, narration was the worst I've ever heard.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was so bad that it made it hard to concentrate on the story.


    What character would you cut from The Complicated Earl?

    Mary, the h's companion.


    Any additional comments?

    Please re-record this disaster, or stop selling it. It's truly god-awful, and since the story is pretty weak it needs all the help possible.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kaejae 06-22-16
    Kaejae 06-22-16 Member Since 2016

    Absolute bluestocking & love it!!

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    "Mainly frustrating!"

    This is first audio book I listened to where the narrator ( although having pleasant voice) had obviously not even proof read or looked at it before recording - or at least that's how it sounded to me. She fumbled over and mispronounced words & misread sentences. I quit listening a few times when I got frustrated but I have this thing about finishing what I start so made myself finish.
    Story was ok but grew tired also - no communication, keeping secrets, and selfish self sacrificing gets old - fast!
    Sorry to be so negative- maybe I've just changed my taste!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karina 06-12-16
    Karina 06-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator sounded as if she hadn't read the book!"

    I liked the story but the performance of the nareator was terrible. There was no colour in her story telling and she actually sounded as if she was reading the book for the first time often pausing as if to make sense of what she was reading. It's a shame as I found the story to be quite entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marcheta 08-01-15
    Marcheta 08-01-15 Member Since 2007

    love audio books - Anglophile

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    "Childhood trauma shadows adult behavior"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've recommended this audio book to my sister.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Complicated Earl?

    The recurring theme of how childhood disillusion kept getting in the way of present relationships.


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

    I haven't heard any of her other performances. Her cadence was a bit unusual at times, but it didn't get in the way of my enjoyment of the story.


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

    More like wanting to get back to it as time permitted


    Any additional comments?

    I liked how the author linked childhood emotional trauma to adult dysfunctional behavior and the expected social behavior for that time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KB's Mom 10-11-16
    KB's Mom 10-11-16

    I love books, no matter the form. They have always been the place to go for peace and quiet.

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    "An Okay Listen"

    It was a struggle to get thru but once I speeded up the narration it got much. Sometimes, as is this time, the narrator is so slow and ponderous that it takes away the joy of listening and puts you to sleep.

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    Zena 03-25-16
    Zena 03-25-16
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    "Complicated complications"

    The Earl certainly created complications even though they might shave initially been caused by his mother in his youth and this made it a very interesting read/listen. Such strange ideals to live ones life by. Poor man! But he was lucky enough to have had someone pushing him in the right direction and eventually came to his senses.
    Just goes to show that one has to take responsibility for every action in life.
    I enjoyed the sound of the narrators different voices but Ms. Nagle would do better to either pre read or practice her reading before recording. Other than her brief hesitations and strange inflections on the odd occasion, her reading was most entertaining.
    The story is of a high caliber and this is what I have come to expect from this author, Audrey Harrison.
    Most enjoyable and I recommend this book.

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    Reads books everyday 01-17-16
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    "great read. clean and funny. but "

    liked it a lot. but it dragged a little during the recovery of the Earl. otherwise it was good.

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    "a good listen"

    calm and sexy voice told the story it made me want to listen more. Well done.

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