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The Reasons for Marriage Audiobook

The Reasons for Marriage

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Publisher's Summary

The Dashing Duke...

Lenore Lester was perfectly content with her quiet country life, caring for her father, and having no desire for marriage. She took steps to remain inconspicuous and tried her best to show indifference - but to no avail! The irresistible Duke of Eversleigh had found her out and was quite persistent in his affections....

The Shy Miss!

Notoriously charming Jason, Duke of Eversleigh, could easily see behind Miss Lenore's brilliant disguise. Though the awkward lady hid behind glasses and pulled-back hair, she couldn't cover her beauty. And Jason was ever determined to loosen the hold she had on her heart.

©2004 Stephanie Lauren; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    "Speed Reader"

    Helen, slow down! It's work following you through this book. Love all SL's books but this one was stop and go. You need to keep backing up to catch up, it's read so fast. The story is a keeper, not the narrator's style.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Southern United Starex 12-09-09
    Karen Southern United Starex 12-09-09 Member Since 2009
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    "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"

    Coma inducing. The reader is clear and concise but she is reading far to fast or someone has upped the speed on the audio because it reads so fast you end up feeling stressed out and uninterested. Not good for a story that is mundane to begin with. Thankfully Stephanie Laurens has written far better things. Try her Cynster novels, they are much more interesting.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael ALTUS, OK, United States 10-22-12
    Rachael ALTUS, OK, United States 10-22-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Painfully bland"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It didn't sound like a bad story line, but I didn't listen to it for very long. The low voice of non-animated woman's voice was too frustrating, and it was hard to tell which character was speaking.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Greg/Nina Hinckley, IL, USA 03-21-10
    Greg/Nina Hinckley, IL, USA 03-21-10
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    "Enjoyable"

    This story was somewhat predictable, but kept my interest most of the time. I like the fact that the author created a strong female character, yet she was vulnerable enough to be believable. My biggest problem with this audiobook was the narrator. Her British accents seemed stereotyped and the male lead character was made to sound so obnoxious that it was hard to become sympathetic to him. I will definitely read more of this author, but will avoid this narrator in the future.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "A wonderfully entertaining and satisfying reading."
    If you could sum up The Reasons for Marriage in three words, what would they be?

    Satisfyingly matched characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Reasons for Marriage?

    The scene when Max first meets all the sisters for the first time.


    What about Helen Stern’s performance did you like?

    Her choice of voices for the characters was excellent. Both her male and female characters were pleasant to listen to, had unique and recognizable voices, and in particular the male voices were entirely pleasant.


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

    Yes, if the time allowed.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best readers I have encountered. Please have her continue to do readings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Fun book"
    Any additional comments?

    The characters were good and likable. The performance was great. I love good narration and this was definitely good. Somewhat predictable in certain places, but great descriptions of people, places, and clothing. An enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Torlundy 08-16-12
    Torlundy 08-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Won't live long enough"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I do not recommend. This book was so slow. It bored me to death. I didn't finish it.
    The reader was awful. A slow, overly detailed book and a dull reader make for torture. So sorry but I hated this one.


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

    Author spent way too much time in the characters heads. Conversations between them seemed rather foolish.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Helen Stern’s performances?

    No!

    Although she has a lovely reading voice she is not at all skilled in characterizations.


    Do you think The Reasons for Marriage needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Oh, please, I couldn't get thru this one. I was a fan of Stephanie Laurens a long time ago. I find her books very boring now.


    Any additional comments?

    Get Grace Burrowes books on audible.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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