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Lacybourne Manor Audiobook

Lacybourne Manor

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In 1522, the very night they were wed, Royce Morgan and his new bride, Beatrice Godwin, were murdered on their way home to Lacybourne Manor. After the cruel deed was done, a local witch came across their bodies, witnessing firsthand the tragedy of star-crossed lovers. Vowing that Royce and Beatrice would someday uncross those stars, using magic mixed with murder as well as true love, she linked their spirits together with hers (because someone had to protect them) forever...or until their reincarnated souls find happily ever after.

Now arrogant, forbidding Colin Morgan lives at Lacybourne, knowing, from lore (as well as the portraits of Royce and Beatrice that hang in Lacybourne's hall and the small fact that he looks exactly like Royce Morgan), that he is the reincarnated soul of his ancestor. One stormy night, flighty, free-spirited, scarily kind-hearted Sibyl Godwin comes to Lacybourne and it doesn't escape Colin's notice that Sibyl is the spitting image of Beatrice. However murder, magic, a warrior's heart beating in a modern man's chest, a woman bent on doing good deeds even if they get her into loads of trouble, a good witch whose family has vowed throughout the centuries to protect true love, distrust, and revenge make a volatile cocktail.

This means the path to happily ever after is paved with tranquilizer darts, pensioners on a rampage, Sibyl's bad morning moods, heartbreaking misunderstandings, and all kinds of magic, good and bad.

©2016 Kristen Ashley (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    sdgresham 02-20-17
    sdgresham 02-20-17
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    "Least Favorite Male Character"

    I am a big KA fan and usually love her work, but I can not count how many time I wanted to give up on this on. The main male character is horrible; bossy, overbearing and basically just a jerk. I never understood how the female lead could be in love with someone she was afraid of and who controlled her that way. I wanted to like this....but it was just not good.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    babz766 02-02-17
    babz766 02-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    Love all of Kristen Ashley's books , this series was another exceptional lot, wish there were more .

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    kathy brown 02-27-17
    kathy brown 02-27-17
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    "Interesting story, terrible narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, the narration was awful. I would recommend reading, not listening to this book


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Abby Craden?

    Anyone who is able to do a male voice with an English accent.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very interesting story, unfortunately it was ruined by the narration. The performance for Colin (hero) was horrible, I was incredibly disappointed. I switched between reading and listening since the narration was spoiling a good story. I would not recommend the audible version, pick up the ebook instead.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Houston, TX, United States 02-10-17
    Linda Houston, TX, United States 02-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great love story"

    Her books flow with love, excitement, and plenty of drama. The narration is superb and I never want the book to end.

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    Pam Audio-Fanatic 01-28-17
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    "4 Lacybourne Manor Stars"

    This one was a little more what I was expecting with this series. Reincarnation is the key to this romance. It was actually really a sweet one.

    Colin is a bit of an alpha male kind of dude, and for that I liked him and I didn't. He was almost on the too much side but he redeems himself bigggg time.

    Sibyl is a character I had to grow to like, in some spots and sometimes I would say to myself how could you not like her all the time! Because she was sweet and kind and wasn't a push over (most) of the time. But there were sometimes when I wanted to shake her.

    Together Colin and Sibyl make sense and for that, I can forgive all the other second guessing. It was sweet to hear them come to terms with not only what has happening but them falling in love with each other. Great love story.

    Not sure of the narration in all 3 books was why I wasn't a fan of the males because she made them sound almost, He man. Mine. You do this… You Mine.
    Her voice just had that possessive quality with each of the male voices. It worked for some part but again for others I just wanted regular Colin to come out. If that make any sense yay if not sorry!

    *You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

    18 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Deann Hamrick 11-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "love Kristen Ashley"

    Love everything she writes. But in this series, the narrator does a horrible job in the males voice. It's awful and I hated it when they spoke.

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    Glenda 10-31-17
    Glenda 10-31-17 Member Since 2009
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    "One of her best "

    This is a captivating story with excellent character development and building suspense. It is a little confusing at times keeping up with the movement between times but that is minimum. The main characters are well depicted in the narration. There is just enough humor to relieve some of the building tension. The prevalence of LOVE between the hero and heroine is well portrayed and performed as is the LOVE between the other characters including the animals. I thoroughly enjoyed the book including the pacing even though it is a long bool, Highly recommend. I also appreciate the adequate depiction of the love making WITHOUT the vivid descriptions that are sometimes in books.. erotica....

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    Enchantinc 10-17-17
    Enchantinc 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not my favorite characters but still a good"

    I enjoyed the listen. But the two main characters had a bit of an unbelievable connection. Over all I liked the mix of stories and, as always, Kristen Ashley's story telling. She is an automatic download for me.

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    Amazon Customer 09-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome 😄"

    I enjoyed listening to Abby Craden make Kristen Ashley's " Lacybourne Manor " characters come alive! This is the second audio book I've listened to , of the series " Ghosts and Reincarnations". And NOT in order. They are definitely stand alone books without cliff hangers. This audio book was suspenseful, funny, and steamy but not graphic sex scenes. Definitely worth a credit. Enjoy 😃

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    Mindy Lou's Book Reviews 08-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "4.5 Stars!"

    Narrator Review: For the most part, a really good narrator. My only complaint would be when she impersonated some of the side, female characters, they sounded like 80 year women with a smokers voice. I loved her female lead voice and she didn't do a too bad of a job on the male lead voice.

    Story Review: This was an enjoyable read. I struggle with some of this authors leading men because they can be A-wholes but I never got mad at Collin. He was still "my way" only but he didn't stampede over Sybil. Sybil was a bit too flighty but that seemed to be the goal of the author. The epilogue was super cute with the dog Malory. I would listen to this story again.

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    "Lovely"

    Fantastic classic KA, I have read this years ago on Kindle, but really enjoyed listening. The narration is great !

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