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The Empire

Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
Series: Filthy Trilogy, Book 3, Dirty Rich, Book 9
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (595 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Harper and Eric are now faced with trust issues. Can they survive their enemies and find a path to love and forever? 

The third and final book in the Filthy Trilogy.

©2019 Julie Patra Publishing/Lisa Renee Jones (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Conclusion

Even though the last book wrapped up everything, and finally the real culprit was revealed, I still felt that the book fell short. I don’t really do trilogy but the first book was so so good and I wanted to see what will the end be like and I was disappointed 😒. Harper didn’t do it for me in the last 2 books, too much of the same rehearsed drama for no reason👀

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two thumbs way down!!

oh wow I can't believe how terrible this book is. the first book was the best in this series. thank goodness it's part of the romance package. do not waste your credit!!!
story- so weak it's unbelievable, still like the characters and was rooting for the leads but after a while the back and forth got really annoying.
writing- so repetitive it hurts to listen!! it came to a point where I wanted to give up but I feel like I invested too many hours to not go to the end.
narrators- Erin Mallon...still love her but the deep breathing is lol
sorry for this bashing review but didn't enjoy at all. got bored waiting for something to happen. save yourself the time

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Harper is irritating

Harper is irritating whiny. I wanted to like the book. the story was okay. but Harper ugh..I couldn't stand her butt

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The title should have been ...

“Let’s Repeat the Same Words ad Nausium”. How many times does a reader need to be hit over the head with - I want him, I need him, I should go, I’m damaged.
I cannot believe this series got 5 stars in so many reviews. It seems that the author proved that you can put many sentences on repeat. Seriously, it was like watching TV reruns. You’ve seen it before so you can fast forward - A LOT!
What ended up being a mediocre trilogy could have been one good book.
There are diehard romance readers out there in “the land of lovers and dreams” who know this is true.
At for the narrators, Jason Clarke was a perfect Eric. I was a bit disappointed with Erin Mellon’s Harper. Something was off, perhaps too much sing-song in her cadence at the end of the sentences. I do like Ms. Mallon, just not this particular time. The character of Harper was annoying, too. How many times did she tell her mother to not call her step father “dad”? Too many too count. At which point, if Harper had a spine, mommy would have been told to cease contact until she referred to Mr. Kingston in the correct form when speaking to her daughter.
When I add up all the positives and negatives I honestly can’t give this book or the series more than 2.5 stars.

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AN ENJOYABLE AND SUSPENSEFUL TRILOGY.. mostly

Hummm.. well, I’ve gone through many different and varied opinions of this trilogy as I was binge-listening to it.. and they ranged from gripping, masterful, sexy, tense, thrilling, exciting, tender and romantic to - repetitive, frustrating, boring, over-sexed and, in the end, a wee bit rushed. But, despite its peaks and troughs, this dual POV trilogy was very enjoyable, suspenseful and often intense as clues had to be slowly pieced together, a murderer with his (or her) reasons had to be uncovered, motives had to be revealed, all secrets had to be disclosed, trust had to be given and earned.. and foundations had to be laid for an all-consuming love.

Erin and Jason (sigh) did a fantastic job as usual with the narration and they infused, injected and inflected all the fundamental elements together to enable me to create colorful mental images, to bring the story and its characters to life and to cringe, blush, reel, rock and relish every word.

Worth a credit? Yes, IMO, it would’ve been.. however, I didn’t have to use any - and that’s the beauty of being a member of the Romance Package.. it’s a win win situation and there’s nothing to lose.. well except time and patience of course :)

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Holy Wow!

The hits just keep coming for Eric and Harper. Family secrets come to light and people aren't who they were thought to be. Through it all, these two learn acceptance for their differences and build a trust and love worth waiting for!

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Good Story but repetitive..

I enjoyed the story and was sucked in to anticipation of the ending, but was annoying with the repetition and drawn outness of the story.

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I never leave reviews, but......

I really struggled to finish this book. The story dragged along, and I felt that these characters' story could have been adequately told in two books. I love the characters and the narrators but admittedly skipped through portions of the book just to be done with it.

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So much internal discussion

Most of the book is Harper's discussing with herself about feelings and impressions. So annoying. I skipped about half the book to get the information. It's hours of biting around the bushes for one information. Very boring. The only thing that kept me was Eric. The character is really well thought.

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Good Series

This is the final installment in the Princess/Bastard trilogy.
Here’s what I liked: Good suspenseful story and romance.
Here’s what I disliked: The Ending was rushed and no poetic justice.

It was a long read with a lot of repetition, no closure, no real justice. Honestly, I feel like I wasted hours of my life listening to a story that in the last 10 minutes nada, a terrible unsatisfying ending. I expected much much better due to the main character being a Seal and a Savant. Because of this, it was just disappointing-don’t write about gifts and not have a spectacular ending-your character deserved more and the listeners did too! I loved the narrators, liked some of the writing, hated the ending. If I had purchased this series I would have asked for a refund which would have been a first for me. If you don’t mind wasting time and don’t really care for a great ending, this is the trilogy for you. At least you get all 3 on Audible Escape.

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  • Sarah Marshall
  • 06-17-19

Some bits were repetitive but good story though

loved the suspense and twists in this story however I felt the constant repetition of the characters questioning each others feelings and motives was unnecessary. I skipped through alot if the third book because I'd heard it all before.