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Ripper

By: Amy Cecil
Narrated by: Marina Barrett
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As a prostitute living in London’s East End, Marie is no stranger to doing what she must to survive. Offered more money than she could ever imagine by a handsome stranger, she agrees to his unusual request to be her one and only client. But it’s a dangerous time to be a lady of the night. The Ripper murders are splashed on every paper and whispered about behind the backs of hands.   

In the arms of her client-turned-lover, Marie feels an adoration and acceptance she’s never experienced before. Unfortunately, contentment can’t root out the dark questions clawing their way into the light. Is it possible the man who has stolen her heart also prowls the streets of Whitechapel in search of his next victim?  

Consumed by doubt, Marie finds herself questioning the man she thought she had come to know so well. Could he? Would he? Did he?  

From best-selling author Amy Cecil comes Ripper, a sizzling romance laced with spine-tingling suspense!

©2018 Amy Cecil (P)2019 Amy Cecil

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A twisted read!

Consumed by doubt, she finds herself questioning the man she thought she had come to know so well...
Could he?
Would he?
Did he?

So twisted and full of suspense. An outstanding read that will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for what's about to happen next.

Spectacular narration.

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Excellent...I devoured this book!

Ripper by Amy Cecil was a wonderful surprise and I'm currently listening to the sequel because it was THAT good and I need to know how everything ends! Now first off, this is a standalone novel for the most part, but trust me, you're going to want to read/listen to the second book once finished because you'll want to find out exactly who the Ripper is. Okay now, onto the story itself...Ms. Cecil wrote a fabulous piece of fiction with this one. It takes place during the Jack the Ripper time but focuses on Marie, a prostitute, and Jackson, her wealthy suitor who may just be Ripper...I don't want to give anything away because the story is just so much fun when you don't know any spoilers, but I really recommend that you take a chance on this book and pick it up! I haven't had this much fun with a thriller/mystery in quite a while.

Marina Barrett's narration was just brilliant. She sounded beautiful as Marie and the other female characters, but her male characters were performed well too, and it was easy to tell who was speaking throughout the story. Her voice fit perfectly into the time and location where the story takes place and she brought life and emotion to the characters. I'd love to listen to more narrations performed by her. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Excellent

We experience a number of emotions as we relate to the struggles our main character goes through to support herself. The author does an amazing job of helping us understand why our main character does the things she does and thinks the way she thinks. I was very surprised by the ending. Well written story with unpredictable twist. It is a tad gruesome, but nothing too outrageous.

The narrator did a great job and really helped us get a feel for the time period and location that this story takes place in. First time listening to this narrator and I would listen again.

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Outstanding!

This was my first Amy Cecil's book. O-M-G-! You have to listen to this masterpiece. The story is more a thriller than a Historical Romance. The storyline is intriguing, mysterious, twisted, and scaring. Now, I can't wait for the next book in the Duet, The Mind of a Killer. Marina Barrett is a new narrator to me. She has a beautiful voice, and she did an outstanding job with the narration. I highly recommend this audiobook. #AudiobookObsession

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Amazing story!!

I loved reading this book. The narrator perfectly brought this amazing book to life. I am looking forward to listening to more of Amy Cecil's audiobooks.

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Fantastic book

what a fantastic book.
I've been sucked into it since I started it.
I didnt see what was coming at the end.
I will definitely be listening to this again.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Outstanding!

I loved this audible of a book I previously read. The narrator, Marina Barett brought the book to life. Her character vouces waa spot on. Her sultry voice made the panty - melting scenes more explosive. This storyline had everything I enjoy, suspense, mystery, erotic and romance.

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My first audio book

This was my first audio book and I am nor diaappointed. Marina has the perfect voice to read this book. Ripper is a beautifully tragic love story. My husband and I both listened to it and have loved every minute. I will be looking for more from Marina.

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What a Twisty Turny Path

This will tug you in every direction as you try to deduce just whom the Ripper is. There are unexpected turns and twists every few chapters. This is a brilliantly told book that you won't be able to part from! The narrator was perfect for this! She kept the temp intensely addictive! And the parts that were emotional were told so well in her voice.

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Good story

I don't usually like female narration, i don't know why and i normally prefer dual, but Marina Barrett has done Marie and Amy Cecil proud, i loved listening to her voice and i even liked how she portrayed Jax.

Really well done

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  • Books in the Skye
  • 02-25-20

Interesting read.

I've always been interested in historical fiction. One of the reasons why is because I like to see how the author takes known events and spins a story to it. This could also be a daring thing to do because the author is actually taking known events and can only do so much twisting. That being said I really enjoyed this story. The unique romantic twist on the Jack the Ripper story was enjoyable. I really liked the way the author took the direction of the story. Obviously this is a romance novel, and lots of it. So if you're looking for a steamy read with a twist on historical events, you'll be pleased with this book.

I enjoyed Marie's character a lot. It was definitely great seeing her develop and how she changed her life. I do wish the book was a little longer and the author developed Jackson and Marie's relationship a little more but they felt connected and it did work. I felt like it was pretty obvious who Jack the Ripper was but the ending was still surprising and an interesting way to end the book. I definitely look forward to the second one.

The only reason why I didn't give this book a 5 star rating is due to dialogue and scenery. This book took place in 1888 but sometimes it was really hard to imagine that. I felt like the dialogue didn't really fit the time and there was such a lack of description that it was hard to imagine that this took place in the past. The only reason why I was able to imagine the scenes was because I knew when this took place.

NARRATION: I loved this narration. It was clean and crisp. At no point did I have any issues following the story. The narration really brought more to the story and I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Marie
  • 02-25-20

Just Wow!

I absolutely devoured this Audiobookbook, I wasn't so sure when I first turned it on, it sounded too factual .. How wrong was I!
Totally gripping story. has a bit of everything with a bit more woven in.
Amazing Written, Amazing Narrated I actually couldn't say anything bad about this if I tried! what a ride!

Seriously easy 5 stars from me (and the rest)

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  • bluepits73
  • 01-11-20

Excellent

We experience a number of emotions as we relate to the struggles our main character goes through to support herself. The author does an amazing job of helping us understand why our main character does the things she does and thinks the way she thinks. I was very surprised by the ending. Well written story with unpredictable twist. It is a tad gruesome, but nothing too outrageous.

The narrator did a great job and really helped us get a feel for the time period and location that this story takes place in. First time listening to this narrator and I would listen again.

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  • JuttaS
  • 11-27-19

An interesting story and narration

I like the way in which Marina Barrett brought the story to life with her narration, though I had a little trouble with some of the accents not staying steady with their characters.

I found the story to be both interesting and sad at the same time. What I thought I heard at the beginning turned out to be true even though I spent the whole book hoping it wasn't! I thought I'd guessed the twist which when it was revealed I hadn't! I enjoyed the twists and turns and the way the characters interacted.

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  • XxTainaxX
  • 11-25-19

LOVED IT!

Audiobook review. This book had me riveted from the very start. I absolutely loved it! I went in not knowing what to expect and was soon invested in Marie and Jax. Their suspicious beginnings, their unbridled passion, their unlikely love, their conflict and THAT ENDING. I’m still digesting it weeks later.

This was great story building from beginning to end. The plot, characters, prose, pacing, foreshadowing, conflict and climax were executed phenomenally. I couldn’t put it down.

The narrator, Marina Barrett, could not have been more perfect for this story. She did a great job with her accent, tone, pitch, pace and I couldn’t imagine a better Marie.

I am definitely looking forward to what happens next.

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  • Rozenda
  • 11-22-19

Enjoyable.

Well written and narrated this book gives a different side of the story of Jack the Ripper in that is follows the story of a prostitute living in Whitechapel at the time of the killings. It is sexual explicit, which I wasn't expecting, and at one point I did wonder exactly what I had downloaded !, but the overall story is good. Good twist at the end and I understand there is a follow up book that hopefully will appear on Audible.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 11-19-19

What did I just read!!

I was not sure I wanted to listen to this. But it was so good!! Amy Cecil wrote this like she knew what happened!!! I was completely enthralled with this story and these characters!! I am so glad that I decided to listen!!!

Jackson and Marie were captivated by each other from the very first time they saw one another... but is Jackson just biding his time to make her his next victim!?

I encourage you to listen to this!! It is so well written and will make you want to keep listening from the first chapter. Marina Barrett was perfect for this! Her accent and her ability to distinguish each character so well, add to the interesting story to make it an excellent audiobook!!!

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 11-18-19

Ripper

Umm..... WHAT! This book will have you questioning everything and everyone and even in the end you will be wondering. I believe I know who it is, but can’t say for sure.... all I can say is if you like mysteries that may not be solved this is the book for you! I really hope there will be another book in audio soon.

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  • Willow Star Serenity
  • 11-15-19

Worried About Nightmares

Jack the Ripper is credited for killing five victims in Whitechapel. This book follows one of the known victims. Marie's family disowned her after she married someone they forbid her to marry. She is forced to do what she must to survive after his sudden death. I started this book and was excited and nervous because I was convinced it was going to be very creepy and very graphic. It wound up being more erotic than anything. I was still intrigued by the book. It was very intense. It had this pull that I just couldn't resist. Rest assured, the horror and gore is in the book. Stick with it. I really am not sure how to go about stating my opinions on the characters. I wanted to like Marie. I connected with her. I admired her passion greatly. She was just very quick to judge and didn't really take the time to fully think things through. I adored Jax. I can see why anybody would become so smitten with him. I wish the rest of the characters in the story had more of a prominent part in the story. This narrator. I can't even. I had chills down my spine as she did the creepy parts. She knows how to perform and execute a very creepy dialogue. I was terrified! Her name is Marina Barrett. I can't say whether or not I've listened to anything by her before, but I can tell you I'll try to make sure I find and listen to more. This book was intense. It was full of passion and desire. It was also full of blood and gore. I never thought I'd find a book that mixed horror with sex. I never thought I'd enjoy such a book. But here we are. This is a nice and short read. It's definitely not for the faint hearted.

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  • LianaReads
  • 11-13-19

What a twist!

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4.5 stars

I was a bit confused by the story as for the most part I thought it’s romantic suspense or dark romance but it’s actually a thriller and a very good one for me.

It combines great characters and an old tale of Jack the Ripper with two love stories ended in murder. It is very steamy at times and maybe predictable for a big part of the story but it’s definitely not what it seems.

I was so sure that I had it all figured out until the last chapter when I felt like I was hit by a train and my thoughts couldn’t stop as I couldn’t stop saying “Nooooo this can’t happen!!!”

I can’t wait to read the final book although I’m a bit disappointed with the turn that the story took.
Definitely recommend it.