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Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family - he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien - one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England - he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he’s wildly attracted to her.

Violet knows she can’t really contact the other side, but she’s excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet’s past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity. Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her.

Although Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It’s not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.

©2013 Jennifer Ashley (P)2013 Recorded Books

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  • Meghan
  • Greenbelt, MD, United States
  • 11-18-13

Finally Daniel's Book!

I've read the almost the entire series on Audible and Daniel Mackenzie was one of my favorite charcters. I'm glad that the author moved the story along so that we could see him all grown up and falling in love. The narrator Angela Dawe is one of my favorites. She always does a great job. If you haven't already, get the rest of the series. They are all credit worthy in my opinion.

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  • Katha
  • Kingwood, TX, United States
  • 11-18-13

Read Ian and Elliot

Any additional comments?

I think Ian's story is the best romance ever; I think Elliot's story was just slightly #2. But the ick factor of Daniel's story was just too much. I finished it thinking it had to eventually have something I would enjoy. It did not. Sorry.

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I loved it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Daniel is a changing man in a changing time. He loves his motor cars and other gadgets. He needs a special kind of girl and he finds her in Violet.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Daniel of course. He is so caring, kind, tender yet tough.

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

Yes. It was as wonderful as all her Mackenzie Novels.

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

A romance across the continents.

Any additional comments?

Great story, Great narrator.

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  • kathleen
  • Yardley, PA, United States
  • 11-04-13

A great ending to a great series

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Daniel and how he grew from each book

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

I enjoy her performance it took awhile but I think she is great and would listen to her again and again. She has a certain style her own and it's great.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not this time. But it was enjoyable listen

Any additional comments?

A great finish to the series. Ian gets you pulled in at book one which was my favorite. But I enjoyed them all with no regrets.

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  • Coooper
  • Wasilla, AK, United States
  • 11-02-13

WOW, ANOTHER EXCITING MACKENZIE ADVENTURE

If you could sum up The Wicked Deeds of Daniel MacKenzie in three words, what would they be?

FUNNY, PASSIONATE, EXCITING

Who was your favorite character and why?

Daniel Mackenzie. Reminded me a lot of Ian, who is my favorite character of all the Mackenzie clan. Daniel is focused, intelligent, compassionate, insightful and funny. Who could not fall in love with Daniel and the men of his family. They are all an enigma, I like that. Jennifer Ashley has written a tremendous soulful account of all the Mackenzie men; with Daniel being the youngest (although the mention of Jamie, Ian & Beth's oldest son happened a few times during this story) I hope this isn't the end.

Which scene was your favorite?

Don't want to spoil anything, but when Daniel gets back up from family as he is fighting Jacoby and his cohorts.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. I was both sad in places and the Mackenzies, especially Daniel, never cease to entertain with witty comments and off-the-cuff humorous remarks throughout.

Any additional comments?

Please let there be more.

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Love, Love, LOVE this Series - Ruined by Narrator

What did you love best about The Wicked Deeds of Daniel MacKenzie?

The main characters Daniel and Violet. Well defined, very likeable people.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Oh, Daniel, without a doubt what a charming, interesting hero.

What didn’t you like about Angela Dawe’s performance?

I'm not going to buy or listen to any more books narrated by Ms Dawe. She consistently sounds p.o.'d and has an odd cadence to her reading. She almost ends her sentences in question marks. She has become such a distraction that I listened to just the first chapter before turning it off to read the book on my tablet.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Initially I had an extreme negative reaction to the poor narration of what is a 6 star story - not 5 stars, 6! I was completely charmed by the story, all of the characters and what a wonderful job the author did describing her scenes. I felt almost like I was there.

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  • Rio
  • Missouri
  • 10-26-13

He is dangerous & broken, she is calm & logical

Juliana St. John, all dressed up and ready to utter "I do's" has been stood-up by her spineless fiance. However, Juliana, poised and self-assured is more concerned about the scandal rather than the heartbreak of losing her betrothed. Elliot McBride, the brother of Ansley, Juliana's closest friend, is catching a quick snooze in one of the church pews at Juliana's wedding. To his surprise, he is startled awake by the weight of none other than the bride herself, sitting on him in an attempt to collect herself before she announces the runaway groom.

I really enjoyed this book. It is simple in its construction, but the characters are so well formed that I loved reading about the interactions between them all, including and especially the supporting cast. Juliana is perfectly matched for Elliot. She is calm, organized, and logical, carrying around a list of to-do's that she uses to meticulously uses while her untamed, spontaneous, and broken husband runs amok. It helps the believability of the story that the two main characters where childhood friends because their loyalty to each other became steadfast quickly and with the events of the book, it needed to be otherwise the relationship would have failed. This is one of the best parts of the story, the loyalty and trust between Elliot and Juliana. That being said, there are a few twists in this tale, giving the novel a lot more substance than just a romance with a HEA. Also, as with all the other Highland Pleasures books, this one has the Mackenzie's and their growing brood around to lend a hand. I love that about this series, being able to see previous characters and a small update into their lives.

Narration:
Narrator: Angela Dawes
Performance: 5/5
Speed: 1.25x
Another excellent performance by Dawes. She reads for the entire series and I am loving the consistency of the voicing. Dawes is great with the accents, the distinction of the various characters in this novel and the pace. Her tone and volume make it easy to listen to through speakers of earphones.

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I LOVE The MacKenzies!

I was so excited to see this one at last in the Audible library. The story moves on to Daniel, the untamed son of Cameron. Of course there is a book missing about Lloyd Fellows, the illegitimate brother of the Mackenzie's, so this is a few years down the road from the last book in the Audible library.

Danny becomes infatuated by a fortune teller that has many persona. She was fairly tragic and damaged, and of course all of the MacKenzies come to the rescue in one way or the other.

Some times Angela Dawe's narration gets a bit - formula, but she does all of the voices very well and if I could, I COULD take a break. But I couldn't. :)

This is an excellent series and I was extremely happy to accidently stumble across the latest offering. I recommend it; I will be listening again. As a matter of fact, I might just start the series all over again. Very credit worthy.

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  • DK
  • 10-04-13

The Best Historical Romance Series Since Hell's 8

Where does The Wicked Deeds of Daniel MacKenzie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Historical romance genre...Top 10, easily!

What did you like best about this story?

Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family - he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien - one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England - he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he’s wildly attracted to her.

Violet knows she can’t really contact the other side, but she’s excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet’s past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity. Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her.

Although Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It’s not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

All of them! Angela Dawe is FANTASTIC and I LOVE her portrayal of ANY of the Mackenzie men-SO sexy (performed by a woman, is that wrong?)

10 Stars ********** !!!

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

Daniel's confrontations with the 2 men from Violet's past...without giving anything away, the scenes were intense!

Any additional comments?

I'm not a fan of historical romance but Jennifer Ashley is fantastic and I wait with great anticipation for each new release!

NOTE: Adult themes, some violence

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  • MM
  • New Windsor, NY, US
  • 10-03-13

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

Any additional comments?

I absolutely fell in love with Daniel!! What a sweetie. This is a great story with a few twists and well worth the listen!!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful