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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie: Highland Pleasures, Book 1 | [Jennifer Ashley]

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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    flutterfli007 Santa Rosa, CA, USA 07-23-12
    flutterfli007 Santa Rosa, CA, USA 07-23-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Needs a Different Narrator!!!"

    The story was okay, more sexual than believable. How one could build a life with such a violent taciturn man is beyond me. I was distracted by the narrator's style, she reads as if each sentence is a breathless cliffhanger. I notice she does the same in the rest of the series(I checked it out and she doesn't read that way for American contemporaries!!??). And her UK accents are just atrocious. I wish it weren't so. This series needs different narrator, someone who does the accent justice before I would even try the next book in the series.

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    mia 07-16-12
    mia 07-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Over all a total bore"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    this book was dismal dark and depressing.. not sad as in some bad things happened and made you cry but just generallly depressing the male character was weak pretty pathetic and the herione was just pathetic and trashy im no prude but a couple of the things the author had her do was not only totally unrealistic for that day and age but even in this day is really raunchy and distasteful very disappointing...............


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jennifer Ashley again?

    no just cant justify wasting the money


    What didn’t you like about Angela Dawe’s performance?

    as if it couldnt get anyworse the narrator was simply awful pretentious and monotonious
    it was so bad i fell asleep on it several times and didnt even finish the last twenty minutes or so this one was a bust..........


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    i give the author credit for attempting to do something different but in my eyes it just didnt work


    Any additional comments?

    unless u like depressing books dont waste ur money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AJ Anaheim, CA, United States 07-05-12
    AJ Anaheim, CA, United States 07-05-12 Member Since 2011

    AJ

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    "Great story...Not your usual romance!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The hero is loveable and sexy. The heroine is not a whiny ditts.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    She had the perfect voice and seemed to understand the unique characters.


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

    Same as the title. It fits perfectly.


    Any additional comments?

    Ian is an alpha male but not because of the usual reasons romance writers use, he is the way he is because of his genius.

    I can not wait to see his other brothers stories. I hope audible will make them SOON!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shannel Richton Park, IL, United States 06-28-12
    Shannel Richton Park, IL, United States 06-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Worst narrator I have ever heard."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The narrator was so terrible and painful to listen too I couldn't even enjoy the book enough the know what is was about.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The meeting of the H/H and how their story ties them together was a very interesting plot I wanted to entertain myself with listening to. But the naraator was so awful that I had to turn the book off.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    worst narrator I have ever heard. I wish she will never record anything ever again!!!! not only were her accents inconsistance she had terrible expression for emotions and you could hear her breathing in a mic while she read. Most annoying. She did not properly expression emotion or tones and my god those accents made my teeth itch!


    Was The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie worth the listening time?

    I'm sure the book may have been good but I will have to buy it in ebook form to find out since the narrator was so horrific.


    Any additional comments?

    Ban Angela Dawe!!!!!Please

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J Riverton, WV, United States 06-27-12
    J Riverton, WV, United States 06-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good listen"

    Good listen, the story flowed well and kept me interested. The narrator was wonderful and the characters were honest. I look forward to the next in the series.

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    Avis Kernersville, NC, United States 06-25-12
    Avis Kernersville, NC, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "AWESOME"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie to be better than the print version?

    I did not have the written version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is unpredictable, exciting, sensual, sexy, hot, fun, unbelievably enthralling.


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

    Beth was the bomb! She was strong, smart, unbending, and very coning.


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

    I loved it. I could not stop listening. Mrs. Ashley has become one of my favorites authors.


    Any additional comments?

    Not for the faint of heart. Well written, strong, but not vulgar. The dialogues were fabulous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deanne 06-25-12
    Deanne 06-25-12
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    "Fabulous Characters"

    I loved the people in the story. Ian is so interesting and misunderstood. Beth sees beyond to the real person inside who feels so deeply. Not your normal superhero type, perfect man in a romantic tale, rather a pair of real people and a good murder mystery.

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    Ericka Johns Creek, GA, United States 06-25-12
    Ericka Johns Creek, GA, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Different but satisfying!"
    Where does The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Does not make my top 20


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

    No memorable moments stand out!


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

    All characters performed by Angela Dawe are good, she my favorite narrator... Got this book because she was the narrator. But her british accent was lacking. She should stick to what she does best.... Contemporary romance


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

    No


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amie S MO, United States 06-06-12
    Amie S MO, United States 06-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story!"
    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't sure I would like this book but I am glad I took the chance. This book was different but in a good way. I can't wait for the rest of the series.

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    meadowlark2 Arvada, CO, United States 05-10-12
    meadowlark2 Arvada, CO, United States 05-10-12
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    "Potentally a good story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story is good, sexy!


    What aspect of Angela Dawe’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrator didn't show any inflection - and made the story sound grim.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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