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  • A Secret Love

  • A Cynster Novel
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

A mysterious and sensual woman, shrouded in a heavy black veil, begs Gabriel Cynster to help protect her family's home from the unscrupulous man trying to steal it. Unable to resist a challenge, he agrees - but protection comes with a price. From one searing kiss to the next, the truth of her identity could be revealed, which could cost both of them everything -including their passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • jdk

  • By Jane on 11-14-09

I love the Cynsters . . . but

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-17

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I know people love him, but I think he is terrible. The men all sound the same, I can never tell who is talking and the hero always sounds like 60 year old 2 pack a day smoker.
His woman's voices sound like men - except for the 'younger' (16-17)ones that sound like they are 5

Any additional comments?

There is a mistake that is driving me crazy. I didn't notice it when I read the book, or don't remember it, but the h is trying to help her step-siblings - But - she says she turned her back on the ton to help her step-family and the youngest child is younger than the 10 years ago that happened. She is also determined to make sure that the oldest boy will have the Earldom to inherit - which he couldn't do if he was not her father's son.
So either there are timeline and English inheritance error's OR they are her HALF siblings. It seems like they are supposed to be her step-siblings so it is more self-less for her to do so much for them - but it takes me out of the book everytime I hear it.
From someone that is such a well known and standard in the genre it is a major mistake.

  • The Most to Lose

  • By: Laura Landon
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

When Jonah Armstrong, the Earl of Haywood, returns to London after a three year absence, his plan is simple: reenter society, find a wealthy bride, and save the Haywood name from ruin. He has no time for distractions. Yet when he encounters Lady Cecelia Randolph, Jonah can’t resist a flirtation. After all, his feud with her brother, the Duke of Hadleigh, necessitated Jonah’s recent exile; he’s entitled to his revenge. But within seconds Jonah realizes he’s underestimated Cecelia.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ANOTHER GOOD BOOK NEARLY RUINED BY THE NARRATION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-26-12

terrible narrator

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-17

What disappointed you about The Most to Lose?

Horrible narration. The women either sound unbearably snobbish or like they are 12 or both. Men are not much better, they pretty much all sound the same.
Story was so-so, but the narrator made it much worse

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sarah Coomes?

Rosalyn Landor does a great job on Historical romances