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The Charmer

By: C. J. Archer
Narrated by: Duke Defoix,Duchess Defoix
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Handsome. Charming. Devastating. He was the last man she needed, but the only one she wanted. 

Elizabethan England: Orlando Holt has never assassinated a woman before. The lovely, feisty Lady Lynden will be his first. She's supposed to be a vicious murderess, but when Orlando begins to have doubts, he sets out to discover the identity of the person who hired him. What he learns will turn his world upside down and propel him headlong into love with a woman who's immune to his charms.

Twice widowed by the age of 24, Lady Susanna Lynden has had enough of charming men. Her last husband knew all the right things to say to get her to the marriage bed...then made her life miserable.

Money may be scarce and her house falling down around her, but the exotic fruits from her orange trees will keep poverty away. Except, someone is thwarting her at every turn. Someone who may even want her dead.

©2013 C.J. Archer (P)2020 C.J. Archer

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Finally, some spice!

I've been waiting for this series. Finally some sexy scenes. Excellent team reminiscent of India & Matthew. Narrators are great. I'm excited about CJ again.

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Great start to a new series but.....

I have listened to many series by CJ Archer and this one sounds very promising. But I am struggling with the female narration. She tends to read slowly and her style does not match the male narrator, whom I enjoy very much. He sounds relaxed and like he “is” the characters he reads. I’m going to give it another shot, but I may need to switch to the kindle version.

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Not C.J.'s best

I have loved every C.J. Archer book that I've heard except this one. You can call be a prude if you want but I don't appreciate the sex scenes. Leave the details out of that and the story would be pretty good.

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I enjoyed the two perspective storytelling

I enjoyed the two perspective storytelling immensely!! I work with my hands long hours and love to listen to books... CJ Archer is one of my favorites.

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Very good book with great narration.

Very good book with great narration. Enjoyed the story & characters. But the narration, the two narrators were excellent. Their timing made it fold together seamlessly. It was a joy. Thank You.

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Couldn't make it through...

The Dutchess is just too much. She reads like she's getting a pedicure. I've never heard the word "said" pronounced the way she does - I'm from the South and even I know that's way too many vowels.

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Loved this!

I love the narraters and the story! I am now looking for more audiobooks with Duke and Duchess Defoix!

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Good Story

Good story. I liked the characters. The voice actors took away from the story and should be rethought.

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Weak story

4 hours of noise, 60 seconds of hot and heavy love making then 4 hours of noise. Staying this is an assassins guild I expected more action and suspense. Instead it was meeting townsfolk and visiting buildings with the vail of who could the villain be. The graphic sex was out of left field to the level of detail compared to the boringness of the rest of the story. Not sure I could stand next in the series.

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Fun story, wish the accents were better.

CJ Archer does a nice job creating light, enjoyable stories with a nice mix of intrigue and romance. The male narrator did a decent job; the female narrator’s accent was inconsistent and clunky which could be distracting and pulled me out of the story at times. I still enjoyed it, though, and I’m listening to the next one, so clearly not a deal breaker.

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