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Thane Jordan reluctantly travels to England to settle his brother's estate only to find he's inherited much more than he could possibly have imagined. Lady Jemma Bryan has no desire to spend a single minute in Thane Jordan's insufferable presence much less live under the same roof with the handsome, arrogant American. Forced to choose between poverty or marriage to the man, she travels across an ocean and America to reach his ranch in Oregon.

©2015 Shanna Hatfield (P)2016 Shanna Hatfield

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Nice story, dreadful narration

Liked story, but attempted more than once to listen all the way through narration. Worst audio reading ever. I know some author's audition narrators to read the stories, why not this one? I would have given the overall rating 4 or 5 stars if the storyteller vwas a good one. Although I really enjoy audio books, I found reading the ebook version of this more enjoyable than listening to it. Thx.

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Crumpets and Cowpies

The worst narrator I have heard. His character voices were awful. Storyline was good, but would be more interesting with a better narrator. P

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Good story but...

Worst. Narrator. Ever. The female and child voices don’t sound serious. It sounds like my husband when he tries to imitate me. And for the life of me, I don’t understand the choice for a man to narrate a romance. It’s uncomfortable—like when your brother walks in on you and your girlfriends talking about sex. If this story had been read by a woman with just a little bit of talent, I might have given this 4 stars. As it is...get the ebook and read it on your own.

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reader

reader makes the female lead sound like an old woman speaking. very unappealing sound for this person.

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Crumpets and Cowpies

Great story, with an awesome narration. I enjoyed this story of change. I recommended this audible book.

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Sweet

This is a sweet story that I thoroughly enjoyed. The narrator can take getting useto.

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Delightful Story

Would you consider the audio edition of Crumpets and Cowpies to be better than the print version?

No, I would not. I had read the print version first and loved it. It is a wonderful story. A story that you don't want to stop reading until you finished. The character development was excellent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lilly. She is a three year old little girl who brings out her princess personality. She is the most adorable child who could drive one crazy but still love her beyond reason.

Would you listen to another book narrated by John Martin Byrne?

I might depending on the story. He has a clear voice and wonderful dictation. But he also has a deep voice that made listening to the women and children's characters hard. I would have chosen someone with a softer voice for this book.

If you could take any character from Crumpets and Cowpies out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Jemma is a beautiful example of a young woman who adapts with grace to her new situation. Doesn't mean it isn't hard to do but she does it and helps the children to adapt as well. I love the way she never looked down on anyone despite of her social position.

Any additional comments?

The story is truly a great story full of love. Jemma and Thane love bantering back and forth. I recommend the book for reading.

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One of the best books I've read in a loonnngggg ti

What a fun book I absolutely loved everything about this book! From their sparking, to the tender touches, to being on both sides of the world! It was just wonderful! I especially appreciated the sweetness of this romance all left behind closed doors! Thank you for such wonderful entertainment! I cried at the end! I think this is one of the best books I've read in a loonnngggg time!!!!!

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Crumpets and Cowpies: Baker City Brides, Book 1

Shanna did a wonderful job bringing the different personalities to life. Thane and Jemma reminded me of a couple that I knew. While on their own they were lovely people, as a couple they were headache-inducing. What Thane and Jemma called healthy banter bordered on abuse. Their nephew even had words with each of them and expressed his perception of the way they treated each other and how it affected him and that didn't change their behavior. Thane could have chosen to respect Jemma and her differences as well as her boundaries but he didn't. He was aggressive and manhandled her. Instead of explaining nicely the differences that she would face in America that would require her to change the way she dressed, rode a horse etc, he just laid down the law in a way that he knew would get her back up. It might be fun for him but it isn't fun to witness.

Fortunately, the rest of the characters made up for this couple's shortcomings and made the story worth reading.

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What a delightful book!

Would you listen to Crumpets and Cowpies again? Why?

I have listened to it 3 times!

What about John Martin Byrne’s performance did you like?

He is a good male performer who can do female voices well without making me laugh at the way they sound. His accents are done well too!

Any additional comments?

I loved this book! I am looking forward to the other ones! This is my first Shanna Hatfield book and am sad that I did not found her sooner! GREAT BOOK! GREAT JOB!

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  • Mel A
  • 12-17-17

Loved the book...<br />

the voice was a little much.not up to nirmal caliber of your audio books....bit hooked on the story...ill manage with the narrator.

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