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Notorious

Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (147 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society’s most sought after matchbreaker. Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she’s never yet failed to accomplish her mission of diverting a groom-to-be - until her final assignment brings her face-to-face with the man who’d once taught her an intimate lesson in heartache….

James Devlin has everything he’s always wanted: a title, a rich fiancée, and a place in society. But the woman who’s just met his eyes across a crowded ballroom threatens it all. Not because she’d once claimed his heart or that every sinuous swirl of her ball gown takes his breath away... but because the secrets she carries could cost him everything. To put the past to rest once and for all, Dev just might have to play Susanna at her own wicked game.

©2011 Nicola Cornick (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Katherine Kellgren delivers a calm, cool narration as Susanna and Devlin dance around each other and their feelings. Kellgren’s voice rises and falls as the two are pulled together by desire and then push each other away.” ( AudioFile)

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  • J-9
  • Cary, NC, United States
  • 01-16-12

Great listen for Historical Romance Fans!

Nicola Cornick has done a great job with character develop in this book and has a couple of different sub-stories in addition to the main story. I really liked this as it brings more depth to the book. This books is very sensual so if you like a good sexy listen in addition to a good story, then this is the book for you.

The narrator, Katherine Kellgren is excellent. There are a couple of audio mixing errors in this books, but they are very minor and do not distract from the story.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Way too many details

Disclaimer: I've only listened to the first 45 minutes of this audiobook. At first, I was thinking, this author is good - the details are very realistic. But the first 45 minutes of the audiobook cover about 3 minutes of the storyline. The author goes too far in detail. After the first 15 minutes I was bored and kept hoping it would pickup. After 45 minutes I couldn't take anymore and shut it off. I may try to listen to it again later and if I do, I'll change my review accordingly.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Rack Meets Adventurous

Hired by wealthy parents to break the match of their son to a penniless young woman, Susanna Barney must walk a treacherous course to reach her goal of gaining the money needed to keep her adopted twins and clear her debts. The problem in her path is the love of her youth from whom she ran so many years ago.

Will Sir James Devlin manage to thwart the Susanna’s plans and ensue his and his sisters futures? Or will Susanna get the purse she so desperately needs? The passion and tension between Susanna and Devlin build to explosive levels as their pasts catch up to both of them.

The performance perfectly presented the sexual tension and passionate descriptions that my sisters said taught them how to pleasure their marriage beds.

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Even better the second time around!

This book is a delight…fabulous narration by Katherine Kellgren, fun plot twists, and characters that grow and change, not your average lovers. Notorious dovetails with the others in the series, but stands alone nicely. I'll certainly listen to it a third time eventually, but try it if you haven't, it's well worth a credit!

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All fluff. No tooth

I prefer a story line that pulls me in and makes me want to listen to the end. Sadly this one didn't. The narration was just ok.

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So-So

Katherine Kellgren's performance was supurb, improving the listening pleasure, but the book itself was too slow...love scenes too long. The story was unique in that instead of featuring a "match-maker" it featured a "match-breaker", but I found it difficult to finish--it was depressing despite the happy ending.

I would not recommend it.

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 11-03-13

Frustrating, annoying and just GRRR!!!

Oh wow cant I say that is good about this book? The narrator! That's it. This has to be one of the most annoying, frustrating books I have listened too and at times wanted to throw my iPhone.

GRRR Repeating feelings over and over and over again.. OMG how many times can we listen to this girl THINK about how he cant find out about her secret.. Seriously, pages and pages of her thoughts then 2 pages of something else then another 30 pages of her thinking again about the same darn thing! There is no dialogue to speak of in this book its all thoughts and feelings (of the same thing) and not even story. I read along as I listened. He asks her a question, read 5 pages of her thoughts and then she answers and you have forgotten what he asked her, and have to go back and re read what the questions was.. Then 30 pages of her thinking he cant find out her secret. Its like this throughout the book. KEEP YOUR SECRET LADY!.........UGH!!!!

Credit worthy. NO!! The writing is so repetitive its insane.

Narrator is one of my favorites and she did an awesome job!

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Not your mother's romance novel!

What did you love best about Notorious?

I am new to audible, and my experience with this genre has been my mothers Victoria Holt books. Wow-adulthood does have it's advantages! Steamy love scenes with a story-line that held my interest until the very end...The female narration of an American male voice took an adjustment, but glad I overcame it. Great "read"!

What did you like best about this story?

The plot twists-great story.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Had some trouble with the male accents, otherwise perfect.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Notorious-nothing is what it seems...

Any additional comments?

At times the theme was a little dark, but wonderful ending!

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  • Erin
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States
  • 12-01-12

Unique story. Perfect narration.

This Regency story actually has more than 1 story line and/or 2 significant characters. I'll locate more of this author AND narrator, who was amazing!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful