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Unraveled | [Courtney Milan]

Unraveled

Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past - secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom. Miranda Darling isn't in trouble - yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction.
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Publisher's Summary

Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past - secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm's length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom.

Miranda Darling isn't in trouble - yet. But she's close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction. And yet no matter how forbidding the man seems on the outside, she can't bring herself to leave. Instead, when he tries to push her away, she pushes right back - straight through his famous self-control, and into the heart of the passion that he has long hidden away.

©2011 Courtney Milan (P)2012 Courtney Milan

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-29-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-29-12

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    "A GOOD BOOK TOTALLY RUINED BY THE NARRATOR"

    I enjoyed the building romance between Smite who is a cold, emotionally challenged Judge and Miranda a penniless, down on her luck woman who has to impersonate witness's at his court but he finds her out with dire consequences. Thoroughly enjoyable romance with a good plot that has many twists and turns.

    I have enjoyed all CM's books but this one was painful to listen to - I suggest the Publishing House NEVER EVER EVER uses this narrator again and re-records it otherwise I can't see it being downloaded by many people.

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Elkay 07-07-12
    Elkay 07-07-12
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    "Lovely Story, Wrong Narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I so wanted to enjoy this. But the narrator was so slow...
    it.

    was.

    like.

    listening.

    to.

    some...one.

    read.

    something.

    like.

    this.

    So...the time I spent trying to listen to this just made me feel a little crazy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like tortured heroes. This story has a great one. I like Courtney Milan and I like this series and this book...just had to read it with my eyes instead of my ears.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Distractingly odd, grating, and just flat-out unpleasant voices that would have been awesome for narrating the Munchkinland bit from "Oz" or something to do with Hobbits, but not so much for a romance novel.

    Terribly long pauses between words, an odd pronunciation of the word "gaol," (a British spelling of "jail") which came up rather often. It's supposed to be a homophone of "jail," but the narrator kept saying something like "gowel" and it became conspicuous and quite irritating after a while.

    ALL THAT BEING SAID: She had a very nice voice for the hero. But I won't buy anything with this narrator again.


    Did Unraveled inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to regret purchasing this audiobook.


    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States 05-01-14
    Carrie Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States 05-01-14
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    "Enjoy story but narrator sounds like an old frog"
    Would you listen to Unraveled again? Why?

    I enjoy Courtney Milan's Turner series very much. I read these when they first came out and wanted the Audible versions.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Smite Turner is my favorite character because he is flawed yet an honorable person.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nicole Quinn?

    Simon Prebble or Rosalyn Landor. Nicole Quinn's voice is too old sounding and has too many flaws. I kept wanting to ask her to clear out the phlegm.


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

    When Smite tells Miranda about his childhood


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    suzanne norris LAKE CITY, FL, US 03-08-14
    suzanne norris LAKE CITY, FL, US 03-08-14 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "excellent story. poor narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The third installment was wonderful, however, the narration was terrible. I had to stop listening to it and read it instead. I will not purchase anything from this narrator again. A shame.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nicole Quinn?

    the narrator of Unveiled or Rosiland Lander


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    L. Ward USA 02-11-14
    L. Ward USA 02-11-14 Member Since 2006

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    "The narrator is terrible"

    The narrator is terrible and so is the production quality.

    The sound levels change from high pitched to very low at almost radom intervals so you cannot even keep a consistent volume.

    The narrator's character voices are cringeworthy and irritating, and as narrator she sounds quite old (which is an odd choice for the relatively young characters of a romance). In short, the narration is VERY BAD.

    I love Courtney Milan novels and really wanted the last of the Turner Brother Trilogy. The trilogy has been wonderful. The narrator of this one, however, is terrible.

    Read the book instead.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    shopper from Playa del Rey 10-05-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrator?"

    As romance stories go, this one was typical, mild mystery, lover's angst, and of course good steamy love making.
    Everyone that reads romance knows it is somewhat "hoaky". That is probably wyh we enjoy it. It provides a means of wonderful escape. Having said that, I had a hard time with this narrator. I cannot say her technique was bad, or even that she did not do all the voices well. But, she made the book sound VERY hoaky. I found myself being distracted by her reading.
    Yes, of course I will ready many more books by this author, but probably not if read by this narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sonja 06-18-12
    Sonja 06-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator was awful!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better Narrator!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Courtney Milan? Why or why not?

    Yes. I have been waiting for this book, but I will have to read the written version (which is difficult for a dyslexic) because I could not stand to listen to Quinn.


    What didn’t you like about Nicole Quinn’s performance?

    She was unable to make believable characters, she had difficulties in keeping straight which voices were which character, and they all sounded horrible.


    Any additional comments?

    I will not buy any book where Ms. Quinn is the reader. It was a wasted credit for a book I've been waiting to hear. I just could not stand it. Sorry, I'm unable to say anything about the story line, but I'm sure it's good and that is why I will buy it and read it myself. Gave that portion a 3 just on the basis of her previous books.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Phoenix, AZ, United States 07-12-12
    Helen Phoenix, AZ, United States 07-12-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Very poor narrator"
    Would you try another book from Courtney Milan and/or Nicole Quinn?

    I would try another book from Courtney Milan as long as it was not narrated by Quinn


    What other book might you compare Unraveled to and why?

    Not sure there is a comparison.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nicole Quinn’s performances?

    Definitely not, slow to the point of being boring




    Was Unraveled worth the listening time?

    The book yes but hampered by the narrator.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    sandra4343 07-02-12
    sandra4343 07-02-12
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    "Unraveled all defenses"
    Would you listen to Unraveled again? Why?

    Yes! was so touched by Unraveled, the way the author dealt with the moral dilemma and compassion, she is a genius. I was all ready impressed with Unveiled in regards to personal pride and the subtlety of Jessica coming into her own, but Smite and Amanda's inner strength plus the difference between Justice and vengeance, wow!! thank you, thank you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The last two chapters! But the whole book was necessary for such a delight


    Which character ??? as performed by Nicole Quinn ??? was your favorite?

    The narrator was excellent on all of them.


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

    Cried in the final scene. The wedding present.


    Any additional comments?

    Sweet and beautiful with great passion.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-18-12
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    "Good Story, poor narrator"
    What did you like best about Unraveled? What did you like least?

    I greatly disliked the narrator. I have listened to the previous books in this series and enjoyed them, and got this one without looking at the reviews and listening to a sample. Bad, bad decision. The narrator made everyone sound like whiny old ladies, even the male characters.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nicole Quinn’s performances?

    No way.


    Any additional comments?

    Many times I have listened to a book that wasn't that great a story just because the narration would so good. In this case, I didn't get beyond the first chapter before I stopped. I'll have to get this in ebook form and read it now. A waste of a good credit.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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