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A Kiss at Midnight Audiobook

A Kiss at Midnight

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Publisher's Summary

Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales...or happily ever after.

Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince...and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.

Gabriel likes his fiancee, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.

Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.

Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble....

Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune....

Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.

©2010 Eloisa James (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Rio Missouri 08-11-13
    Rio Missouri 08-11-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "A quick and easy HR"

    A nice in-between read that entertained my need for HR. Nothing really stuck out for me in this tale because it had the usual elements in most HR and the execution wasn't overly complex. The book went by really quickly for me and I look forward to reading the next installment.

    Narration
    Narrator: Susan Duerden
    Performance: 4/5
    Speed: 1.25x
    Good accent, good distinction in the character's voices, and great pace.

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    Cecillia United States 06-11-13
    Cecillia United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Simply fantastic"

    This may be my very favorite romance EVER. I love the cinderella take on the story and Kate, well....Kate is first rate and I adore her character. I would highly recommend this story to anyone who likes this genre. I also love English accents so the narration was perfect.

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    Fran Lobpries 05-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A delightful retelling"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Kiss at Midnight to be better than the print version?

    Fairytales never shared this much heat! Fun and heartwarming.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Kiss at Midnight?

    The rescue from the lake was a daring turning point.


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    Gabriel's hot wanton voice


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

    Finding true love among the shard of the discarded.


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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 01-26-13
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 01-26-13 Member Since 2016

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    "A nice Cinderella story."

    A nice enjoyable Cinderella story. I enjoyed the book and I agree with other reviews as fluff for the ears. LOL

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    Kim Jacksonville, FL, United States 09-25-12
    Kim Jacksonville, FL, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was my first Eloisa James book and I found it to be a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend it!


    What other book might you compare A Kiss at Midnight to and why?

    Eloisa James books remind me of all the things I love about Susan Elizabeth Phillips books: witt, romance, a little heart break and interesting characters.


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    All of the characters had distinct, pleasing voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


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    Ann Raleigh, NC 07-30-12
    Ann Raleigh, NC 07-30-12 Member Since 2011

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    "HOT Cinderella"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book was an absolute joy to listen to! James does a great job creating a fresh take on one of the world's most popular fairy tales. However, be forewarned, like many of James' other books that it is definitely an "adult" read. Although calling it erotica would be too strong it is a very "hot" version of Cinderella. Lots of tension and build up that leads to a great ending. MUST read for any fantasy or romance reader. Very well done!


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    MaineOne maine 06-30-12
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    "A feel good book"

    I think Susan Duerden is one of the best narrators. If you are into Cinderella type stories (with a slight twist), this one will not fail you. Very nicely done.

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    Ppirouette Ca, USA 06-02-12
    Ppirouette Ca, USA 06-02-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Adorable!!!"

    I loved this story. It had just the right amount of adorability without being sappy. It was an enjoyable, entertaining, light read with a ‘Happily Ever After’ ending. I loved the author’s adaptation of the Cinderella story and the fact that she made it clear this is a fairy tale not a historical novel. The personalities of the characters were diverting and humorous.

    In addition, the narrator did a wonderful job on the voices. I hate it when female narrators make the men sound like dumb oafs when they are supposed to be intelligent and refined. How am I supposed to wish the heroin gets her man when all I want him to do is put on a dunce cap, go sit in the corner and please, please shut-up. I hope the others in this series are just as good – I can’t wait to get started!

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    etbrink Bozeman, MT 05-02-12
    etbrink Bozeman, MT 05-02-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing book!"
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    This is one of the best books I have ever listened too! This is your typical Cinderella story and I would recommend this book to everyone!

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 04-24-12
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 04-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "3 ½ stars. The plot could have been better."

    It was a sweet, feel-good, enjoyable romance story. A nice escape. I liked the collection of various character types. It made interesting interaction. I wish some romance authors would do more of this. For that reason I rounded up to 4 stars rather than down to 3. There is the sweet, naive, not-too-smart, frequently-crying stepsister; the selfish cruel stepmother; the arrogant, starkly-masculine, beautiful prince who does not want to be a prince. He’d rather be on an archaeological dig. I liked that the prince did not like Kate when he met her. He claimed he wanted a biddable bed-able woman. I liked his best friend/majordomo Wick who was smart. Wick said for himself, he would be bored by a biddable woman.

    The prince and Kate spent a lot of time together which provided dialogue and relationship development that I liked.

    I liked the phrase: “he was surrounded by a veritable flowerbed of young ladies.”

    I was reluctant to read something based on the Cinderella story, but I was pleased with the twists and changes made by the author. It wasn’t a copy. The author’s note at the end says this book is not for readers looking for historical accuracy. This should be considered a fairy tale.

    The plot could have been better. The prince has a dilemma which he solves at the end. He should have considered and discussed that solution a lot earlier, but that would have ended the story too soon. Because of other positives I was willing to look past that.

    Don’t read this for hot sex scenes. It was odd, not romantic, and not very passionate the way she chose to give her virginity and the timing of that scene. It was sort of a quickie. Other scenes were warm rather than hot, but ok.

    The narrator Susan Duerden is excellent. I love the way she reads the prince. She makes him sound soooo seductive.

    Genre: regency romance - fairy tale style.

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