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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.

4 of 4 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.

2 of 2 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.

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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.

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What happen?

What happen to the rest of the story??? Totally skip the part where she goes back to America.

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I wish I could find this story unabridged.

I read this book years ago and loved it . I wish I could find the unabridged version it is so much better. I don't understand way you would abridged this story .

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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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Refreshing story line and reader

I enjoyed this audio, found the story line refreshing and the reader kept me tuned in.

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highly disappointed

I love Diana Palmer. I love Lord of the Desert. I abhor this audio book.
Chopped story, characters and subplots ruin the book. Condensing the 2nd half into the last 2 minutes makes it sappy and trite
I must apologize for my previous review
I listened to it as an entity of its own and enjoyed it very much.
The narration was enjoyable.

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disappointed

this audio did not explain the whole story there is a lot cut out of it I was very very disappointed