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Unlocked

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Courtney Milan....

A perpetual wallflower destined for spinsterhood, Lady Elaine Warren is resigned to her position in society. So when Evan Carlton, the powerful, popular Earl of Westfeld, singles her out upon his return to England, she knows what it means. Her former tormenter is up to his old tricks, and she's his intended victim. This time, though, the earl is going to discover that wallflowers can fight back.

Evan has come to regret his cruel, callow past. At first, he only wants to make up for past wrongs. But when Elaine throws his initial apology in his face, he finds himself wanting more. And this time, what torments him might be love....

©2011 Courtney Milan (P)2011 Courtney Milan

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    Karen Southern United Starex 01-21-12
    Karen Southern United Starex 01-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Great short story"
    Where does Unlocked rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I wish this book were longer, I really enjoyed it. The flow was nice and the writing superb.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love Simon Prebbles voice! I've listened to other books by him and have always enjoyed them. Even when he does female voices I believe it. The men's voices and inflection's are excellent.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    COREY TIGARD, OR, United States 06-09-12
    COREY TIGARD, OR, United States 06-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully touching"
    If you could sum up Unlocked in three words, what would they be?

    Love, regret and redemption


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unlocked?

    When the main character confesses his love to lady Elaine in public


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    Lady Elaine


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I've listened to it many times


    Any additional comments?

    For being relatively short it's a wonderfully touching story

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maribee7 Earth 02-17-13
    Maribee7 Earth 02-17-13
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    "Narrator makes A Great Difference"
    What did you love best about Unlocked?

    Depth of characters, storyline, narrator


    What other book might you compare Unlocked to and why?

    Can't think of any


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    You could really tell difference in character voices, depth of emotion through voice, correct accent


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

    Scene with her mother


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, narrator makes A Great Difference!!! I also bought A Governess Affair, loved the print book. Courtney Milan is great, but could not stand narration.. So returned that one. But Simon Prebble makes a difference.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN Newark, New Jersey, United States 10-15-12
    CAROLYN Newark, New Jersey, United States 10-15-12 Member Since 2017
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    "ANOTHER SHORT BUT OH SO SWEET NOVELLA"

    If you're into Historical/Romance then you can't get much better than the partnership of Courtney Milan and Simon Prebble.

    Another short novella that will have you empathising with both the leading male and female characters because from their first meeting in their teens the attraction was there but then it went badly from then on when Evan tormented and bullied Elaine to cover up his true feelings, but years later can he make amends and will she ever forgive him. What an emotional roller coaster of feelings and desires - it was yummy.

    Worth a credit? It's on sale at the moment so I would suggest you buy it while it's cheap.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Heather 05-19-16
    Heather 05-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "In the minority but the narration wasn't my fave"

    *3.5 stars, rounded down for the narration*

    I listened to this book in audio format, and though I actually thought that the narrator did a nice job acting out the story, his voice was a real stumbling block for me. I looked up the age of the narrator, Simon Prebble, and he is in his mid 70s. He sounds like he is in his mid-70s. While most other reviewers love his narration of this story, I thought he sounded much too old for the MC, and his female voices were just ancient sounding.

    In terms of the story, I always love Courtney Milan, and I think she did a great job with this one. It's so hard to tell a complete story in novella format, and while I wish this was longer, I still enjoyed the story a great deal. I'm really obsessed with the Turner series, and I was so curious about Lady Elaine, so I felt deeply satisfied by reading about her HEA.

    I liked this one, so the 3.5 stars is a solid rating from me. With a different narrator, I think this would have easily been 4 stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Pennington, NJ, United States 06-15-12
    Judith Pennington, NJ, United States 06-15-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A gem of a book"

    Courtney Milan is a terrific writer. This short story is well done, and what a wonderful surprise to have Simon Prebble as the narrator. He is my favorite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Isa El Paso Tx 11-11-17
    Isa El Paso Tx 11-11-17
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    "One of my favorites"

    Love the H and h. I love that Elaine opened her her heart to someone who caused her so much pain. He took a chance because he could not tolerate who he had been. He needed to make reparations and part of that was his confession in front of their peers. I love how they overlooked all of the societal forays and chose to heal and love each other.

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    Jennifer 06-15-15
    Jennifer 06-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pleasantly Surprised"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I wanted this book to be longer. I was pleasantly surprised by this short story!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-05-15
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    "This book is a keeper..!"
    What did you love best about Unlocked?

    Narrator brings the story to life..


    Any additional comments?

    Very memorable plot line, it brings back memories and sometimes I do wonder what if..?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shad in DC DC 05-26-15
    Shad in DC DC 05-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Hot, Sensual, STORY"

    Wow! what a fantastic book. Evan Westfield and Lady Elaine. A lesson in redemption, friendship, and sensuality. Long s i g h! The imagination is free to work. The book has just the right amount of amorous action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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