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The Empire

Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
Series: Dirty Rich, Book 9, Filthy Trilogy, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (186 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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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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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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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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Enjoyed most of it

I like to start with a positive so first I will say I loved the narration. Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon were amazing!
While I didn’t love this book, I didn’t hate this book either. I just felt like there were some really odd parts to it. I am not a prude and rarely do I ever feel like a book has too much sex (and I would say this had too much either), but I felt like this series had some weirdly timed sex scenes. I liked the story line as a whole, but I got so annoyed with the whole “someone is trying to kill me but let’s have passionate sex as soon as we get away” and the “you lied to me and kept things from me but let’s have wild, passionate sex right after I find this info out”. It was things like that bugging me through the whole series. It wasn’t that they were having so much sex, it was just totally unbelievable the times that they had sex. I’m not even sure that makes sense, but it bugged me throughout all 3 books. I did enjoy the story as a whole, it was interesting and fun to try to figure out who was behind all the stuff.

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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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bk 3 The Empire

In this final book Eric and Harper slowly uncover the real person behind his fathers death and attempted murder plots.

As much as I enjoy a HEA I was left wanting more from this trilogy. I wanted to know more about the reason why the Kingston empire was in jeopardy. What was the trigger points in getting to this point and how does the company go from in the red to people receiving inheritances.

Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon team up as fantastic verbal sparing partners with excellent timing and execution.

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My Favorite

I have listened to the entire group and this book kept me on the edge. Waiting for the outcome. Erin and Jason are awesome together. I found myself cheering them on. This was totally worth the it. 👍

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Princess wins the Bastard

This 3rd installment was very well done. The suspence was high and the passion hot. Lisa Renee Jones did an amazing job of storytelling. Jason Clarke and erin Mallon did a great job of narrating. well done all.⚘⚘⚘

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️EXCITING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved it!! The whole series was great!! Intrigue, love, lies, mistrust, Hot Sex ( lots of it),
Who done its, good guys, bad guys, Alpha Dudes, more hot sex, and hard fought for HEA’S...... plus award worthy spot on panty melting performances by two of the best in the business narrators!!! ( Thank You Erin and Jason )! All put together beautifully with the expertise and smoothness from Lisa Renee’s pen!!!!
Well I for one don’t know what else you could want in a Romance series!!!
For me it was well worth the credit, coin or romance package fee!! Can’t wait for the next adventure from L R J 🤩

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Mixed feelings!!!

I totally loved book 1&2, but book 3 felt unfinished. I feel robbed so much build up for the ending we got... overall good series!

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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.