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The Magic of You | [Johanna Lindsey]

The Magic of You

As wild and reckless as the most incorrigible of her male cousins, young Amy Malory has reached marriageable age, and she has set her amorous sights on a most unsuitable mate: the handsome, straightlaced ship's captain who once nearly had her uncle James hung for piracy. An overpowering yearning for the young woman threatens to defeat the captain's defiant heart and stoke the fires of a perilous family feud.
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Publisher's Summary

As wild and reckless as the most incorrigible of her male cousins, young Amy Malory has reached marriageable age, and she has set her amorous sights on a most unsuitable mate: the handsome, straightlaced ship's captain who once nearly had her uncle James hung for piracy.

Warren Anderson is shocked by the brazen advances of his despised enemy's high-spirited niece. Still tormented by an unfaithful former lover's past treachery, he is determined to resist Amy's charms. But an overpowering yearning for the enchanting minx threatens to defeat his defiant heart and force its sensuous surrender to a love that could stoke the fires of a perilous family feud.

©2005 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Marian Bozrman, MT, United States 02-15-09
    Marian Bozrman, MT, United States 02-15-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Those wonderful Mallorys"

    It's been years since I read all of the Mallory books by Lindsey and listening to them is even more fun. Warren's story has a few twists and turns and you wonder whether or not he'll ever give in....but Amy is a wonderful character and she wins in the end.

    This reader is great. She captures the personalities of all of the characters without making James and Anthony sound like old geezers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nerekjo 01-26-09
    Nerekjo 01-26-09
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    "Painful!"

    Even though I read the reviews, I thought maybe some were just exaggerating, but they were right on the money! I forced myself to finish listening to this one. Amy is a stalker and a naive and foolish one at that! I think Warren took way too long to beat her butt, it was long overdue.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    10-24-08
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    "annoying"

    I am a big fan of JL books and the Mallory series but this one was bad. Amy is beyond annoying, she is like a modern day stalker. It is beyond unrealistic to be rejected so many times and yet remain so confident you are going to get your way. That plus the entire book hyped up all of the other characters more than the two stars of this one.

    It is not the absolute worst read but it was close

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Delian Stone 08-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Perseverance at its Best!!"

    I enjoyed the developing love story about Amy and Edward the very best!! Amy kept her focus and pressed forward until she reached her goal! Absolutely wonderful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 06-23-15
    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 06-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "NARRATOR REVIEW!!"

    I'm writing this review in a state of total confusion! Johanna Lindsey is great as usual, But that's not what this review is about.
    I usually like Laura Merlington as a narrator. But this performance seems a total aberration!!! I think I would have noticed before if every laugh sounded like Santa Claus in one form of HO HO HO or another. HA HA HA, HE HE HE, HM HM HM, .... WHAT?! I REALLY mean WHAT!
    I have never heard a more blatant performance mistake, forget one so often repeated that I cringed every time I thought a laugh was coming. Even giggles ended up being a feminine Santa parrody!

    What really surprised me was that I had just finished a book which was beautifully narrated by the same performer and did not hear that flaw even once. I'm sure of it, I could not of missed hearing it, it is THAT bad!!!
    So.... is it just this performance? Was this a early affectation that she corrected? I'm obviously confused.

    I did something I never did before.... I skipped most of the book! We all know how a HEA historical romance ends.... but this time the last 45 minutes were important as I skipped the previous few hours...( I am planning on giving up or trudging through if I ever have that urge again.)

    LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    STORYLINE: Sweet!
    HEAT FACTOR: Steamy!
    CREDITWORTHY? Questionable!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Pahlke 05-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book"

    Love Johanna Lindsey books. She knows how to write a story that pulls you in and keeps you reading to the end. Need more authors like her.

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    Maine Knitter 05-03-15
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    "I love this series"

    It's hard for me to give a point value to this audiobook.

    I love the Malory Family series. I love the characters, Johanna Lindsey's writing style, the dialogue. I was conflicted a bit by this story.

    Let me say, I enjoyed Amy. The way the narrator portrayed her was great. And I liked Warren. But I was concerned by her forwardness and the age difference. Not enough to dislike the book. It was quite fun. But I had to drop my rating down about half a star. Still, it was quite good and I enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne 04-14-15
    Suzanne 04-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I love Johanna Lindsey!"

    Loved the story! Amy is one of my favorite Malorys! My only complaint is the narrator's fake laughter... It was truly horrendous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dani Di Pietro 06-13-14
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    "wonderful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Magic of You to be better than the print version?

    I have read and listened to this book, both wonderful


    What did you like best about this story?

    Amy and all her way to get warren attention.


    Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

    Amy and James


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

    yes and i have great light heart book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chelsea Goleta, CA, United States 02-11-13
    Chelsea Goleta, CA, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "If you love the Mallory's...."
    Where does The Magic of You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Just like all the other Mallory books I've read or listen to, The Magic of You is a wonderful story, and definitely up there among my favorites.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character Amy, you can't help but love her, even if she's a bit crazy at times.


    What three words best describe Laural Merlington’s performance?

    Consistent, fun, enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    If you've never listen to Laural Merlington narrate before, you probably won't super like her, but she's never bothered me, and now I'm used to hearing her voice(s). If you're already a fan, I'd definitely recommend this, but if you've never heard or read a Mallory novel before, I'd suggest starting with one from earlier in the series, just so that you'll understand the background better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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