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The Winning Hand Audiobook

The Winning Hand: The MacGregors, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nora Roberts enchants again with this beloved classic about the passionate and headstrong MacGregor family.

When Darcy Wallace spends her last three dollars at the hotel casino and wins the jackpot, all casino manager Robert MacGregor Blade wants to do is protect her. But something about the lovely young woman is getting under Mac's skin and playing havoc with his big brotherly intentions. He knows that if he wants to win her over, he'll have to take the biggest gamble of his life....

©1998 Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Fran Foster 07-15-15
    Fran Foster 07-15-15
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    What would have made The Winning Hand better?

    Another narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Winning Hand?

    Sorry, but I couldn't listen long enough to find anything memorable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

    Sandra Burr, Jenny Sterling, Davina Porter, etc.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and anger as I had planned to order the entire series.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this series in hardback years ago and was delighted to find it on audio - that is until I heard Ms. Dawe speaking the part of Darcy - who sounds about 13. The sample was a male voice - deep, rich and very much in the role of Ms. Roberts' usual romantic characters, but when he and Darcy converse, Ms. Dawe's narration makes him creepy - like a much older man attempting to lure a child into a sexual liaison. Her particular rendition of Darcy's voice is further baffling as she reads other female characters in this book naturally - especially Blake's mother. Too bad she was chosen as the narrator because this book is one of the best in the series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    EMMY 09-20-16
    EMMY 09-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    I have read this story so many times that the book fell apart. I love the characters and Nora Roberts storytelling. The narrator bothered me. When she just read the story it wasn't too bad but when she tried to interject accents (poorly done) it caused me to stop listening to the story and focus on the ridiculous voice.

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    Kimberly Dempsey 05-26-16
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    Where does The Winning Hand rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite audiobooks. I love Angela Dawe but the way she voiced Kelsey was perfect. I've read this book a number of times and she made it sound just like I always heard it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've always loved this book and this series. It is one of my favorite series and this one if one of the best.


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

    Kelsey Warren was perfect.


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

    I was sorry when this one was over.


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    Imagemakerx2 Michigan 02-02-16
    Imagemakerx2 Michigan 02-02-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Great Story about the MacGregors."

    The MacGregor story goes on with delightful romance and a Descriptive narrative that allows you to visualize and live in the story.

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    Jennfer Stookey 08-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Waste of Credit"

    This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts books but the narration was beyond terrible. Not right for the story at all.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    leapen1965 Sheridan, AR USA 06-20-15
    leapen1965 Sheridan, AR USA 06-20-15 Member Since 2012

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    This was one of the first Nora Roberts books that I read. I enjoyed reading it and very much like listening to it. Angela Dawe did a fine job with the change of character and change of accent. Can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

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    ematnau 06-20-15
    ematnau 06-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read!"

    The narrator was very good. I loved the voices she created. The story line was very good it was a little short but the content was good. I liked the strong female character.

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    Karen 05-10-15
    Karen 05-10-15

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    Would you listen to The Winning Hand again? Why?

    YES, one of my faves in this series. I own all the books, but A.D. reading voice makes each of the male characters just a yummy as Nora intended them to be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Our heroine is a Liberian after all, who takes a leap of faith. You have to give credit for inner strength.


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

    Her yummy male voices for this whole series is great. She brings the MacGregor to life and he is not to be missed. He is so adorable in his strong meddling ways.


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

    All through this story, Mac is as strong and protective as a girl could want in man! Yum


    Any additional comments?

    I own this series read by A.D., I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Read the storyline if you are only going to chose 1. Book 1, 3, the MacGregor Brides, the MacGregor story and this book are my top faves as they heart lifting stories.

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    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 04-02-15
    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 04-02-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Didn't like this one"

    I didn't care for this "innocent" heroine. It could be the story or the horrible voice used by the narrator. Don't waste a credit. Buy One Man's Art by the same author and narrator but is so much better than this one.

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    I have this series in paperback
    now Im collecting it in audibles.
    I just love the characters and the story just comes to life.

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