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The Rebel Bride

Regency, Book 1
Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
Series: Regency (Coulter), Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The #1 New York Times bestselling author has transformed her second novel from a Regency to full-fledged historical romance. Katherine Brandon is a hoyden who bewitches a powerful, sophisticated nobleman, but can't hide her terrifying secret from him....

©1979, 1994 Catherine Coulter (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with NAL Signet, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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an entire book about head drama

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book had promise, but then turned into a bitchy woman being mean, ugly, and everything that is horrid about a head case woman. yes, she was raped as a child, and I don't even mind Coulter addressing the issue, but seriously?! an entire book about someone being psycho when she had been a likeable character? save it for the psych magazines, not pleasure reading

Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Coulter again?

yes, I love some of her books - like Lord Harry. Fabulous book

What does Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

she has a great narration style, but can't save a bad story

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just couldn't get through it

each to his own opinion when it comes to narrators but this woman's voice grated on my nerves so bad that despite passable enjoyment of the story I gave up in chapter 33

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oh boy where to start..

Ye gods - silly premise upon silly premise! started from the beginning & as I kept hoping for it to get better, something else silly started up. I'll have to remember this.

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Not my kind of a romantic story...

You never know what you going to get with Catherine Coulter; after giving up on her medieval series due to the repeated abuse and violence I listened to Storm series and enjoyed it greatly. Rebel Bride, however, is again full of torment, emotional and physical abuse and harsh treatment of heroine.

Cathrine is not particularly likeable character and comes across slightly shrewish and childish, despite her past history, it’s hard to like her and sympathise with her ordeal. Hero goes to the great lengths to marry and “seduce” the heroine but none of it was romantic, more like a possessive and stalker like behaviour with rape mixed in....

With all of that said, I couldn’t stop listening, Catherine Coulter is the fantastic writer, the story draws you in and somehow i kept listening to the end.....

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I enjoy the narrative by Anne Flosnik.

Anne Flosnik makes the story real. the novel moved along without too many sex scenes that don't add to the plot.

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Worst performance

Ms Flosnik has the WORST voice for audio. Love C Coulter books, but almost didn’t listen because of Ms Flosnik

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The Rebel Bride

Excellent narration by Anne Flosnik. Quite an emotional story. Excellent writing, but subject matter may be difficult for some to listen to. I love Catherine Coulter's writing, but this was was a bit difficult for me personally, due to events of my past. Love the powerful ending however.

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Don’t do it.

I know, times have changed but this was horrible. There should be a warning for sexual violence victims.

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"hero" rapes his wife

I thought I would try out this book because a later book in this series was recommended to me and I don't like to start series midways through. I finshed the story but i really didn't like the relationship between h/H.
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they meet when she is in pants "dueling" with her brother. all very cute and I enjoyed the beginning of their friendship/courtship but when she turns down his marriage proposal and takes a canning from her abusive father and still refused to marry him... things moved very quickly into stalker territory, because he has the means to get her away from her father and thinks her refusals stem from maidenly fears he continues to push his suit even though she continues to say no... after fleeing the country and him catching her she gives up and marrys him so he won't drug and strip her. jump to weeks later of them bickering and his denied lust building he kidnaps, drugs, ties her to a bed, blindfolds, and rapes her (he shows her pleasure to assuage her maidenly fears. she'll get over it.) when raping her he realizes she isn't a virgin. he is angry with her and doesn't tell her it's him just drugs her again and takes her home telling her he found her on the side of the road and her horse must have thrown her. she decides not to tell him she was raped by a masked stranger. once she sleeps she is thrown into night terrors from a burried memory of her being gang raped as a child then beaten and blamed by her father. when she wakes she knows the fear but not the memory and turns to her husband that decides to not push her on the sex issue anymore. eventually she comes comes to know he was her rapist and she was raped as a child too and after some more bickering spats and chilly silences and then her kicking him out she comes to him and they live happily ever after. she was very outgoing and fun in the beginning she liked all the "manly" hobbies (boxing, fencing, shooting, dueling, riding, fishing) I do t know why she never stabbed him at the dinner table.

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So Stupid

It is so histrionic that I want to vomit. People get upset over his rape of her, but it was a relief from the heroine*s utter stupidity. I liked her at times, then I literally began skipping ENTIRE CHAPTERS because it was only the stupid woman"s annoying ,crybaby, incredibly moronic behaviour.

The hero was the only redeeming quality of the book. Uhgh.