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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie Audiobook

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie: Highland Pleasures, Book 1

It was whispered all through London society that he was a murderer, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum and was not to be trusted - especially with a lady. Any woman caught in his presence was immediately ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013

It was whispered all through London society that he was a murderer, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum and was not to be trusted - especially with a lady. Any woman caught in his presence was immediately ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy.

Despite his decadence and intimidating intelligence, she could see he needed help. Her help. Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was the madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.

©2011 Jennifer Ashley (P)2012 Tantor

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"The Mackenzie brothers will leave you breathless." (Elizabeth Hoyt)

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    Jeanne Hutchinson, KS, United States 02-07-13
    Jeanne Hutchinson, KS, United States 02-07-13
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    "Wonderful Series!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie the most enjoyable?

    I loved every book in this series..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ian


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Ian


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

    When Ian first realized what love was..


    Any additional comments?

    I only wish they could go on and on... What great way to travel to work!!

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    Lisa Kokomo, IN, United States 02-06-13
    Lisa Kokomo, IN, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story; Good Performance; Weird editing"
    If you could sum up The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie in three words, what would they be?

    Sexy, fun and sexy.


    Any additional comments?

    The story and narration were very good, but there were odd pauses in the middle of conversations that was a little off putting. Some of them go on for so long that I look down to see if my ipod has accidentally turned off. I don't think it's the narrator -- I think the editor didn't do a very good job in linking up tracks.

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    Marcia Kansas City, MO, United States 01-30-13
    Marcia Kansas City, MO, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Lacking in Substance"

    I kept waiting for it to get more interesting, but it took at least two thirds of the way for it to develop any interesting turns to the story. Not a total waste of time, but was looking for more depth than this provided. Good narrator. I will not continue the series.

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 01-28-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2015

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Madness of Ian"

    Both the characters Beth and Ian make this book. It had a nice little mystery, but nothing too strenuous to figure out. This story went by fast and was a great little romance. A fun start to a series, but I didn't really like the brothers characters in this book so I probably won't finish the series unless there is a sale on. Angela Dawe does a good job narrating, I have enjoyed her in Nalini Signh Psy/Changling works.

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    Sherri Portsmouth, VA, United States 01-26-13
    Sherri Portsmouth, VA, United States 01-26-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Passionate, Seductive, Endearing and Unique!"

    I'm typically into paranormal romances (I'm a huge fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward) but this time I was looking for something a little different. One night I was shopping a sale at Audible and came across the first book of this series. I figured it would be a nice diversion from what I normally read so I decided to give it a shot. What a pleasant surprise! I absolutely loved it! Jennifer Ashley - you are an awesome writer! The story is passionate, seductive, funny at times and is guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings. This book (as well as the entire series) is well written, entertaining and (for lack of a better word) it’s just special.

    Lord Ian Mackenzie's childhood was heartbreaking. He is extremely intelligent with a touch of something akin to Autism. He witnessed his mother's death at his father's hand and is placed in an institution for the insane to keep him quiet. You can imagine the horrors he faced in such a place. His older brother took him away from the institution has soon as he was able but a certain amount of damage had already been done. Ian is little odd, a little introverted, a little broken and he’s not ruled by the social dictates of the time or his status. At the same time, he is bold, direct and oh so sexy! From the moment he meets Beth Ackerly, he knows that he wants her and nothing will stop him from having her. Beth seems to understand Ian in a way that no one else does and a bond begins to form (and sparks begin to fly). The characters are colorful and the relationships between the four brothers are heartwarming in a rough, Scottish sort of way. Last but not least, Angela Dawe does a fantastic narration! Buy this book, buy the entire series, you will not be disappointed!

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    Reader Mom Ft. Worth, TX 01-08-13
    Reader Mom Ft. Worth, TX 01-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "An original male lead; captivating listen"
    If you could sum up The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie in three words, what would they be?

    Original Scottish Romance


    What other book might you compare The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie to and why?

    This series (4 books about 4 brothers) brings to mind Maya Banks Scottish Romances. But Ian can't really be compared to other heroes. He is different than the stereotypical male lead. My guess is that he has something akin to Aspergers, though the author never names the condition. He doesn't read social cues, and has an eidetic memory. He isn't sure how to relate to others, especially women. The story of he and Beth, and her love for him bringing him out of his shell is refreshing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like the scenes where Beth is figuring him out. His brothers have long understood that Ian is different. They love and protect him, but don't really understand how his mind works. Beth loves him too, and they find their way as the book goes on. I like to hear about them in the subsequent books as well!


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

    Yes! But it is long. I used it to make household tasks more entertaining!


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    Beachy WESTMINSTER, MD, United States 12-20-12
    Beachy WESTMINSTER, MD, United States 12-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    I loved this book. The author really did a good job with Ian's character. He and Beth were great together. I would love to read more about them in the sequels. I thought that the performance was very good.

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    Marie in the desert. 12-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Very different hero"
    Any additional comments?

    I truly enjoyed the different take on the hero. He is far from perfect which makes him perfect. He comes off as rude and insane but probably has high functioning autism. The characters were very well developed throughout the book. As the book went on there was always more to be added to already likable characters. I did want to kill the duke a few times but at the end of the book I could see being interested in his own book.
    The bad guy is pretty easy to figure out with the clues given, but that still didn't detract from wanting to finish it. Narration was spot on. Even though there is a female narrator she didn't make the men sound like McGruff the Crime dog or coping with a bad case of COPD combined with a fatal case of TB. She could keep the attention of a dozen two year old's on sugar highs.

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    Laura 12-16-12
    Laura 12-16-12

    Tree-hugger, Turtle-rescuer, wild-eyed Bead-Babe

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    "WOW. Fantastic Storyline - Incredible performance"

    This is a delightful story regarding a woman with real life experience and a Scottish lord who has a socially-functional level of autism. Their interactions and the paranoia of the Victorian society around them is interesting and believable. Angela Dawe does a wonderful job with the accents and expressing the tension between the antagonistic detective and Lord Ian as well as the Lady who finds herself in love with the troubled Lord and targetted by an obsessed Scotland Yard detective who seeks to destroy the Mackenzie family. A startling ending, too.
    A wonderful story, well-told!

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    Velma 12-08-12
    Velma 12-08-12
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    Where does The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was great. I enjoyed it immensely


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie?

    It was a great love story. People who are different deserves to have someone to love them unconditionally .


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Lord McKinzie


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