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justjanielou

Fife, Scotland
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Rollercoaster of Emotion, well worth the ticket price

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Reviewed: 06-10-19

I bought the book having seen Queer Eye and followed Jonathan for a little while on Instagram. It’s an emotional story, told by the author, and it’s very real and raw. I cried with Jonathan and laughed with him. I learned about him and about myself through his words, and will carry them with me for the rest of my life.

Just sit back and enjoy

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Reviewed: 09-03-19

I love this book and I am delighted to say that this audiobook increased my enjoyment 10 fold. The actors voicing the characters make you fall in love with them a little more. The story is engaging and exciting, and if you don’t tear up at least a few times, you must have a heart of stone. Can’t wait to listen to the next one!

Loved it

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Reviewed: 19-02-19

The narrator, even though it is a woman until the epilogue, has a talent for applying very individual styles to each voice. It is necessary due to the fact that 2 of the 3 main characters are male. I thoroughly enjoyed this book in paper but listening brought out nuances I hadn’t noticed before. Loved it!

First time listener... Will listen to more!

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Reviewed: 25-07-18

I was looking for comedy and although some of the plot seems far fetched at first, it is all brought beautifully together and forms a very entertaining listen!

Fun, hot with a great twist

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Reviewed: 27-02-18

Really enjoyed this book. Fascinating characters with plenty going on around the obvious lead to ménage sex. Looking forward to the next in series. Not a fan of the ‘book shit’ section at the end to be honest but that’s just the acknowledgements in the author’s own style.

Triumphant Conclusion

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Reviewed: 02-01-18

I’ve loved the Malloreon since I was a child and this book fills my heart to hear! The narrator takes a little getting used to but having heard them all by Cameron now, I’d struggle to hear them in the voice of any other.

Cast of Stars

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Reviewed: 07-11-17

Very much enjoyed this production. Although very occasionally an accent would slip here and there, all of the cast played their parts with conviction to the point that I was gripped by the story, despite having known the outcome from previous indulgences in other mediums. Fantastic!

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Fantastic story, read well

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Reviewed: 10-04-17

I love the entire series of The Mortal Instruments and decided to begin listening after the disappointing decision not to continue the movie series. Ms Moore does a good job of reading the story, engaging listeners and creating believable differences in character without blurring them too much.

I found reasons to do housework so I could listen!

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Reviewed: 14-12-15

If you could sum up Her Scottish Rogue in three words, what would they be?

If I could sum up in three words, I would say 'Romantic thriller - gripping!

This is the first title by Carol A. Spradling I have either read or listened to and as such I was not sure what to expect. Although I read many genres, I mainly enjoy romance as my escapism and that is what drew me in. As a Scot, I suppose I was going in with a slightly critical ear, hoping that the words spoken by the male and female lead would ring true in light of the strong regional accents chosen by their 'home' locations. I need not have worried! The speech itself was well written by Ms Spradling and came through clearly in the interpretation of Mr Worsley.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favourite character was undoubtedly Wren, who is swept into a nightmarish scenario within the first few chapters. However, she shows strength and resilience throughout and is a formidable feminine foil to the 'Rogue', Beck Montgomery. The pace of the book is generally very good, with changes in point of view where you would most like them to be. I would say that there were perhaps two occasions where character inner monologue took me slightly too far away from 'the moment' for my taste, but the story immediately enthralled me again once their attention returned to their surroundings.

What does Steve Worsley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Mr Worsley successfully injected life into all of the characters for me, regardless of whether they were male or female, and each with their individual lilts in speech. As a female reader it can sometimes be difficult to truly 'hear' the male characters in my own mind - no problems with that here. Mr Worsley's voice is easy to listen to, with an even tone and cadence in narration that is distinctly different from that used when assuming each character role.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The developing romance is moving within the story, of course, but my most moving moment would probably be the conversation that occurred when the brothers sat back opposite one another and could speak freely in private. I'll say no more than that to avoid spoilers.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed Mr Worsley's preview of the next book in the series by Ms Spradling, and look forward to finding out what happens with Baron's story.

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