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Publisher's Summary

Sheltered small-town girl Gretchen Brannon was utterly out of her element when she aligned herself with Sheikh Philippe Sabon, the formidable ruler of Qawi. They came from different worlds, yet she found a soul mate in the powerful, sensual man who'd suppressed his passions for far too long, and harbored a secret anguish. But he made this virtuous young woman aware of her own courage and, in turn, she aroused his sleeping senses as no other woman could.

However, now that Gretchen's heart belonged to the Lord of the Desert, danger loomed when she became the target for vengeance by the sheikh's most diabolical enemy. In a final showdown that would pit good against evil, could love and destiny triumph?

©2000 Diana Palmer
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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Not Much To It!

Not a bad idea for a story if it had been better developed. There really wasn't much to it. The story just wasn't believable.

Sometimes a narrator can improve upon a poorly written book, but not this one. Her Texas accent wasn't bad at times, sometimes I thought she sounded like Dolly Parton, from Tennessee.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A major disappointment.

I love Diana Palmers books and looked forward to "reading" them in the audible version. Imaging my shock and dismay when I realized that one of my favorite of her books had been butchered to the point that the story was ruined, the characters were flat and the romance gone. Save your money, buy the written version. It's so much better than this. If they ever get the unabridged version then it will be worth the money.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • M.
  • Rosenberg, TX, USA
  • 06-25-07

Awful

This was awful. I'm not sure if it was the writing that bothered me so much or the narrator, who spoke the heroine's lines breathlessly and the hero's lines in an odd old-man accent. How can you enjoy a book when the voices conjure images of Barbie and Walter Matthau (sorry, Walt) having an affair? A wasted 3 hours. Oh, well, at least I got my ironing done.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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not whole book

was very disappointed when I found out that it wasn't the whole book and there was some good plot twists missing! the reading was great.

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Not full book

I was disappointed that it was not the full book. Some good parts were deleted

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They left out half the story. Very disappointed.

I cannot believe Audible left out half of this story. So mad. I have this book and I have read it several times, I am listening to this on Audible and am in the middle of the story when all of a sudden, they cut to the end. Why? Is this what I should expect from Audible? If so, I am canceling my subscription. Rediculous! Shame on you!

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Disappointing

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. Then the story just ended. Need to finish give itt more

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Give it more of the story

What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

Tone of voice

What would have made this romance irresistible?

More depth

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Sucks

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Diana Palmer is a excellent writer, and I love her book the Desert prince is one of my favorite books and I was so excited when I found the book in audiobook and decided to listened to it and enjoyed it again. But to my disappointment the book was butchered and a lot of the story was missing what a ripoff, and waste of my money and time..

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missing pages

I loved the book, but the auto seems to have skipped a whole chapter at the end.

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cheated

I've bought this paperback book and loved it. So you can imagine how upset I am that this isn't a full book on audio. What is more upsetting is that there was no indication that it was an abridged version.