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Publisher's Summary

A sci-Regency novel.

When Intergalactic Navy Captain Nathaniel Hawkins goes undercover to investigate the theft of an IN weapons stash, the mission raises painful memories from his past. Using a title he fled nearly two decades earlier, Nate once again becomes the earl of Deverell, heir to the duke of Hawthorne, in order to navigate the ins and outs of a Regency world. But planet Regelence - where young lords are supposed to remain pure until marriage - has a few surprises for Nate, not the least of which is his attraction to Prince Aiden.

A talented artist, Prince Aiden Townsend isn't interested in politics and the machinations of society gentlemen, and he adamantly rejects the idea of marriage and a consort. Aiden wants the freedom to pursue his art and determine his own future. But the arrival of the dashing and mysterious Deverell awakens feelings of passion and longing the young prince can't deny.

As Nate uncovers a conspiracy reaching far beyond the stolen weapons, his future is irrevocably altered by the temptations of a life he never thought he could have. Drawn into the web of intrigue, Aiden is in danger of losing his life...and his heart.

©2018 J L Langley (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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Narration so bad

I have read this story and enjoyed it very much. But, the narrator is so bad, that I could not even complete listening. Why was an older sounding narrator selected when the men in the story are portrayed as young virile men. The narrator has no inflection what so ever and completely monotone and pauses in sentences in obvious wrong places to change the whole structure of the statement. It was painful and I was so disappointed as I had been waiting for this audio book.
I have returned the book and if they keep the same narrator I will not buy any more in this series. I dont know why more care is not placed on the selection of narrator, I am not sure who has the final say, but it can change the who premise, flow of a story.

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Great premise, boring narrator!

This writer has promise. It is terrible that her work was narrated by one of the most boring readers in Audible history! I am hoping to see more from this writer and wish to revisit the world she created in this novel. This simply must be the beginning of a series - a very long one, please. Welcome to Audible, J. L. Langley! You are a refreshing addition.

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Bad Narration

While I highly recommend reading this book (and the rest of the series), I do not recommend listening to it. The narrator sounds as though he is bored. There is no inflection in his voice, and his phrasing sometimes makes it difficult to know who is speaking.

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  • Rebecca
  • Alpharetta, GA, United States
  • 09-19-18

great story, needed a different narrator

I read this novel a while ago and loved it. I was excited to see it as an audiobook. Unfortunately, this narrator was not a good choice. He has a very pleasant, clear voice. However, this is not his genre. He's clearly reading it and not bringing it to life. I did speed it up a tiny bit which helps. If they continue with other audiobooks in the series, I hope they choose another narrator. I think this narrator is better suited to other genres.

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Great concept and story

I enjoyed this story so much that I purchased the 2nd book before I was finished with the first. The concept and universe is excellent. The characters are well developed and should be used a lot more.

WELL DONE!!

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revised from original

I wish there had been a note that this is a revised edition. The relationship between Nate and Aidan has been toned down and stripped of some of the best dialogue from the original book (I have the ebook and paperback). It's still a good book just not as interesting or fun.

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I love this!

I love this series in print and it's wonderful to hear it also. The narrator takes some getting used to but the story is so good I got past it quickly. Well worth the money.