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Love Only Once Audiobook

Love Only Once: A Malory Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton, is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden - and is determined to make the rogue pay...with his heart.

A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him.

Her fiery beauty stirs Nicholas as no woman ever has - and the rake arouses Reggie's passion to an unendurable level. Such uncontrolled desires can lead only to dangerous misunderstandings...and, perhaps, to a love that can live only once in a lifetime.

©1985 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"[Johanna Lindsey] creates fairy tales that come true!" (Romantic Times)

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    Nancy Qualls 04-04-15

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    "Disappointing narration"
    What disappointed you about Love Only Once?

    The narration was bad. There are a lot of male roles in JL's Malory series and this narrator does not have the voice to play men. It ruined the books for me.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Laural Merlington’s performances?

    It depends on the book. If the main characters are female then yes I would. But she does not have the voice or range to play male characters.


    Any additional comments?

    When you have a series and the main characters are male, a male narrator or very versatile female should do the narration. It is hard for me to understand how the production staff can allow this quality to come to Audible

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 07-28-13
    Laura 07-28-13
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    "UGH! Read it rather than listen to it."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    i would recommend someone read this book. the narration detracted from the story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The hero of the book sounded like an old woman -- as did every other man. And every now and then I'd detect a bit of "less than proper aristocratic" accent on the hero as the narrator was affecting a British accent (it was not natural). I may have enjoyed the story more with the right narrator. As it is, this is the first Johanna Lindsey book I've listened to (I've read and enjoyed her stories) and I'm seriously doubting I can get through the series with this narrator. What a shame as the reviews indicate the series is a good one.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Leumeah, Australia 09-15-11
    Amazon Customer Leumeah, Australia 09-15-11
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    "FANTASTIC"

    Loved it from start to finish, was actually sad to finish. Loved every character. It has a bit of everything, drama, love, secrets, interfering family members that make you laugh alot, misunderstandings, triumph. The main characters are great, actually all the characters are great. Some of the voices are shrill but there are so many different characters the poor narrator probably was unable to talk for a few days, lol. I loved it, hope you do.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    "I love her books!!!!!!!!!!"
    Where does Love Only Once rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have followed the Malory clan from book one, this one is as good as the others, as audiobooks goes this is number one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reggie, because of her spunk.


    Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Nicholas found out that the woman he thought was his aunt was really his mother.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Egypt 10-11-10
    Kindle Customer Egypt 10-11-10 Listener Since 2009
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    "not enough hero/heroine action"

    one of the worst romance novels I've ever read. Even though the hero/heroine interaction was quite good, there was sooooo little of it, and soooo much of other characters doing irrelevant things (e.g. men plotting revenge and violence). The reconciliation between hero/heroine came all at once at the very end and felt contrived and too easy after a book where they spent so little time together, I'm not sure why they thought themselves in love.

    I was at first not crazy about an American narrator doing English voices, but she did them quite well and it made the narration easier to follow as it was easy to differentiate from the characters' voices.

    Very poor from Johanna Lindsey, and I'm surprised it's got some good reviews!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Atlanta, GA, United States 06-08-08
    Elizabeth Atlanta, GA, United States 06-08-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Love Only Once"

    This story is wonderful! I laughed, I cried, and could not stop listening to it until it was finished. It's about time Johanna Lindsay's books were narrated.

    This narrator is excellent, she brings it to life with her wonderful voices. I plan to keep a hopeful watch out for the other Malory family books to become available in audio, as well. Thank you for the great listening experience!

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-10-12

    Fantasy and romance junkie!

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    "One of my favorites by Johanna Lindsey"
    What did you love best about Love Only Once?

    Love the characters....good development


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love the interactions between the main characters...very entertaining.


    What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job differentiating characters. very talented lady!


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kate St. Paul, MN, USA 06-17-08
    Kate St. Paul, MN, USA 06-17-08 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book, right amount of smut to story.

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    J. E. Culver 07-29-17
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    "Great series"

    Don't miss the Mallory,s. You will enjoy this series and the narration is perfect as always.

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    PMATCH 07-09-17
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    "First in the Mallory Family Series"
    If you could sum up Love Only Once in three words, what would they be?

    Great Series Beginning


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the introduction to all the Mallory family characters. I've read all the books in the series and really enjoyed revisiting how I was introduced to them in this the first book of the series.


    What didn’t you like about Laural Merlington’s performance?

    All Laural Merlington's male characters sound like old men and the female characters sound like young girls. If I didn't love this story so much, I would have passed on it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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