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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie Audiobook

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

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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

What the Critics Say

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

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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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    "The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie:"
    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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    "Angela Dawe did a great job on this book."

    Story was really good. Didn't see the end coming. Was over before I knew it!!

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    Joslyn MILTON, WI, United States 11-24-12
    Joslyn MILTON, WI, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable Listen"
    If you could sum up The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie in three words, what would they be?

    Romantic historical fiction


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ian Mackenzie


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

    Loved the accents.


    Any additional comments?

    Really becamed involved with characters. Hope there is another in this series.

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    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 11-16-12
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    "Good mystery"

    Good mystery with a surprise ending. I thought I had a handle on the culprit but was completely wrong.

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    Denise Valencia, CA, United States 10-11-12
    Denise Valencia, CA, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2007

    Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!

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    "His Madness is Asperger's."

    The story was okay, its a romance with sex scenes thrown in that are pretty decently written. Not bad, not great, but it was entertaining. The author never says but it is implied that Lord Ian has Asperger's Syndrome. There was no name for it during this time period, but it was viewed as a madness. While I liked the story, it wasn't enough to get me to buy into the other books that follow it. The narrator did a pretty good job too.

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    Amazon Customer 10-08-12

    Love to read!

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    "Worth a listen!"

    I won't give this a raving review, but it was definitely a decent book. The story line moved along and kept me interested. The characters were unique and had interesting backgrounds. I'm not too fond of the asylum/mental illness aspect of it, but it didn't necessarily detract. I might actually listen to the next book in the series (depending on which character it involves).

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    Shonny 10-04-12
    Shonny 10-04-12 Member Since 2012

    Avid reader and Audio books listener

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    "Amazing story, beautifully told"
    What did you love best about The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie?

    I loved how the author was able to make a reader feel and understand Ian.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ian, the way he looked at the world and handled it, no to mention he was very passionate


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    I like it all


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

    The way Ian told Hart to let her be and that she was a MacKenize


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great series, a must read.. but this is my favorite

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