We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
The Naked Gentleman Audiobook

The Naked Gentleman

John Parker-Roth cannot believe that marriage is necessary for his happiness. He would far rather pursue his interest in horticulture, but if one day he should find a female who shared his passion for flowers - a level-headed, calm sort of female - he might reconsider. Certainly the lovely young woman who has just tumbled into his lap will not do, as she possesses neither of those admirable qualities. Yet Miss Margaret Peterson does have many things in her favor.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Publisher's Summary

He Couldn’t Refuse

John Parker-Roth cannot believe that marriage is necessary for his happiness. He would far rather pursue his interest in horticulture, but if one day he should find a female who shared his passion for flowers - a level-headed, calm sort of female - he might reconsider. Certainly the lovely young woman who has just tumbled into his lap will not do, as she possesses neither of those admirable qualities. Yet Miss Margaret Peterson does have many things in her favor.

To begin with, she is a true English rose, blushing a delectable pink. And she is not entirely clothed. Her full mouth begs to be kissed. If only she would not wriggle so…oh, dear. He cannot ignore the sudden vision of her in his bed, but he must. What? Is Meg actually asking him to kiss her? Well, well, well. John Parker-Roth is a gentleman, first and foremost. And he cannot turn down a lady’s request…

©2008 Sally MacKenzie (P)2013 Audible Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (43 )
5 star
 (14)
4 star
 (23)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.2 (39 )
5 star
 (17)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.0 (39 )
5 star
 (15)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    JAC 11-05-13
    JAC 11-05-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    54
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A FUN LISTEN AND HUGELY ENTERTAINING!"
    What did you love best about The Naked Gentleman?

    This is a novel that does not take itself too seriously. How refreshing! Thought the storyline and the characters were great fun and the inherent eccentricity and tongue-in-cheek qualities of the plot and its people were perfectly captured and very well represented by the reader. To me, it's the mark of a good narrator to be able to create so many different voices in the same novel and make each one real, unique and believable with the character's foibles and faults clear to the listener. This audiobook does that! Hats off to the author for a fun story and for choosing this narrator.


    What other book might you compare The Naked Gentleman to and why?

    Looking forward to hearing Sally Mackenzie's other books in this series.


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

    Yes. I've bought several audiobooks just because she was the narrator. She does a great job of making very different characters in a range of books both believable and unique.


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

    Laughed. A lot.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth listening to.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    tamileacan BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 07-11-15
    tamileacan BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 07-11-15 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    107
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful Story, Narration is not so great."
    Would you try another book from Sally Mackenzie and/or Rosalind Ashford?

    Yes, she is a wonderful author & makes me giggle.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The Narrator gave the character of Emma an annoying lisp. This character did not have this lisp in the "Naked Marquis" which is the story of Emma & Charles. I don't know why this narrator felt the need to do this, for me it distracted me from the story every time Emma had a line.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    karen 12-18-15
    karen 12-18-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    40
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "lisping along.."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator or a better producer. The narrator chose to give one of the main characters (Emma) a lisp. Since this character was in a previous book and did not have a lisp, I can only assume that it was not written that way. A better producer would have caught this discrepancy .
    I stopped listening at chapter 6 ( of 22 chapters) because it was off-putting. Especially when there was a love scene between Emma/Charles. The lisping was even more distracting and I could not stand any more.


    Has The Naked Gentleman turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Rosalind Ashford’s performances?

    I don't think so. She has a lovely voice and I have listened to other books she narrated. I am not sure if due to the number of female voices, she used the lisping to make Emma sound different. This technique shows a lack of ability to modulate voices and a lack of narration skills.
    I just think that someone during the recording of this audio book could have provided feedback that it detracted from the audio. A producer doesn't just hand the book to the narrator and press "record". There has to be a little more to obtain a great performance...which this was not!


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

    I actually liked how the story progressed and really wanted to find out how this couple got to there HEA, but due to the narration I had to give up. I don't know anyone that would like to listen to this book.
    Many people with a lisp try very hard to get rid of it through practice and speech therapy. I don't understand how a narrator would add something in that so many people try to avoid.


    Any additional comments?

    I read an audible reader review that indicated the lisping issue and I really thought it could not be that bad. It just goes to show how valuable the reader reviews are if you take the advice. Sorry I did not, but at least I got the book on a 50% off sale, so I am only "half" kicking myself!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D. A. Tyler Statesville, NC 11-04-13
    D. A. Tyler Statesville, NC 11-04-13 Member Since 2009

    book lover

    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    264
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story hard listen"
    If you could sum up The Naked Gentleman in three words, what would they be?

    Just read it


    What other book might you compare The Naked Gentleman to and why?

    I don't know the Hellions of Halstead hall series, or the Sherbrook bride books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performer sound like she was biting her tongue and lisping with Emma and it makes it hard to listen to the book.


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

    I hate to say it but I got the book on kindle and audible and just had to read the book. The book is a great read in one sitting if you can.


    Any additional comments?

    I have loved the series had gotten some in paper back years ago, but loved seeing them in audio format.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.