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Milwaukee, WI, United States
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  • Ruthless

  • House of Rohan Series, Book 1
  • By: Anne Stuart
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 736

Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan. Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won't be swayed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Judy on 03-07-11

D

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-11

Based on reviews I was hoping for something much better - but the story was predictable -- the writing was trite - and the reader was too strident. Definitely a D.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Merely the Groom

  • By: Rebecca Hagan Lee
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Rebecca Hagan Lee is a best-selling and award-winning author. She writes engaging historical romances that are packed with intrigue. Barely a Bride introduced the wealthy bachelors of the Free Fellows League. In this second novel of the series, Colin McElreath, Viscount Grantham, is being forced into a marriage - one intended to protect the League and the Viscount's good name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Great Narrator, Poor Sound Editing

  • By Christine Rautenkranz on 04-24-10

merely a bad book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-10

I can take a fair amount of improbable coincidence in a romance book - but this one was rediculous. The story was stupid, the description tedious, and the narrator sounded like she was sucking on lozenges the whole time. Do not waste the money -- wish I hadn't.

  • Mystique

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Bertish
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Lady Alice approached the fearsome Warrior who had swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm. Dark and forbidding, with hair as black as midnight and eyes of molten amber, Hugh the Relentless seemed aptly named. Yet to Alice, adept at driving off suitors and handling her insufferable relatives, Sir Hugh was not someone to dread, but the answer to her dreams. He had come for the mysterious green crystal, and would be greatly displeased to learn that it was no longer in her possession. But Alice was certain Sir Hugh could be coaxed into a deal that would benefit them both. In return for a dowry large enough to free Alice and her brother from the grasp of their conniving uncle, she would lend her powers of detection to Sir Hugh's knightly skills and together they would recover his treasured stone.With a tongue as sharp as a dagger, the flame-haired Alice filled Hugh with fury...and a growing fascination. He accepted her terms, with one alteration: Alice must agree to a temporary betrothal and spend the winter in Hugh's great stone fortress, Scarcliffe Keep.The bargain is struck and the adventure begins. But Sir Hugh's lifelong enemy is plotting against them, stirring up a whirlwind of treachery that threatens their fragile alliance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not unabridged.

  • By Shannan on 03-01-04

Narrator bored

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-09

I've read the book, so was greatly disappointed by the abridged version. They left out the parts that built up the romance - and the juicy parts. But worst was how bored the narrator sounded. She may have attempted to sound haughty - but she came off as totally bored and monotone.
The original story is worth reading, but this abridged version is dreadful.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful