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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

Someone wants Alyce Hythe dead…

Shunned from London society for being the daughter of England's most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father's name. For years, she has been hidden away from all prying eyes, given a new identity and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happening causing old rumors to once more be whispered. Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guilt brought on when his brother was murdered by England's most infamous traitor. But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about his brother's death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certain harm is the daughter of that man. Now Julian is caught in midst of a conspiracy and desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two search for answers long denied them and along the way discover a love that can free them both.

©2012 Jerri Hines (P)2014 Jerri Hines

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Interesting story, terrible narrator

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book needs a different narrator. It was incredibly difficult to tell what she was saying from line to line.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Seductive Secrets?

When the truth about Alyce's father and her true identity are revealed to Julian.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Allison Cope?

Rosalyn Landor or Clarissa Knightley.

Could you see Seductive Secrets being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

not really

Any additional comments?

I was provided a free Audible credit for this audiobook by the author in return for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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ANOTHER BOOK RUINED BY NARRATOR

This could have been a good book but I guess I'll never know because by Chapter 7 the AWFUL Narrator had given me a headache and I'd lost the plot completely so I gave up and took 2 painkillers.

When are the PIC's ('people in charge') of converting a paperback book into an Audio book ever going to understand that the choice of a Narrator is a vital part in giving the listener a good or bad listening experience and so it's worth spending that bit extra for an accomplished one otherwise just don't bother doing it. So PIC's, if you take the time to look back at 5 star listens you will see that the Narrator has played a big part in achieving the transformation of the written word and has successfully breathed life into all the characters, given them personalities and infused events with all the relevant emotions and it's this ability that makes us want to listen to them until the very end and to recommend the book on that basis.

Worth a credit? I wouldn't listen to it even if it was free so NO WAY NO HOW is it creditworthy. But 'Sample' the listen for yourselves and see if you could persevere where I have failed.

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Narration was terrible.

The story was fun and interesting. The narration was difficult to overcome. I finished the book by reading the kindle version.

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But I did finish it

Why? Why did the characters do what they did? Why did I suffer through the whole book?

This was dreadful. The narration was one of the worst I've listened to. Certainly not the worst but right up there - although I did like the narrator's voice. Her cadence and timing were off.

For whatever reason, I forced myself to finish this. It was confusing and tedious. The Epilogue was good.

I already have the second book. I think I'll wait a while before attempting that.

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Hard to follow

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This story was so hard to follow and the narrator made it worse by speaking in run on sentences. I will listen to any book even when they are bad but this one I had to keep playing over and over so I could try to follow it. I finally gave up. Not sure how it ended and couldn't really tell you a summary of the story.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator could have changed her voice more and spoke in different pitches. Also seemed like the sentences just ran on and on so I was lost by who the character was and who was who.

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  • alynnie
  • 10-10-17

could only listen two paragraphs

Narration awful accents amateurish had to finish reading the book audio complete waste of money expect more from amaxon

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  • lavinia thompson
  • 04-04-17

The story was good

The reader was terrible I couldn't understand what see was saying most of the time really spoilt this for me not sure what the ascent was but not good

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  • J.T.
  • 03-04-16

Poor narration

Would you try another book written by Colleen Connally or narrated by Allison Cope?

Yes but I'm sorry, i would avoid this narrator

Would you be willing to try another book from Colleen Connally? Why or why not?

Yes I would read another book from Colleen Connally, as the story was ok.

How could the performance have been better?

A different narrator

Could you see Seductive Secrets being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No