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Nowhere Near Respectable

Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynols
Series: Lost Lords, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
3.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Summary

New York Times best-selling author Mary Jo Putney has claimed two RITAs, two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards and four Golden Leaf Awards. Her mastery of the historical romance is evident in every word of Nowhere Near Respectable. Damian Mackenzie is an incorrigible gambler just honorable enough to save Lady Kiri Lawford from dangerous smugglers. That does not, however, mean he has any desire to return her romantic interest - until he learns Kiri’s not exactly the prim and proper lady society expects her to be.

©2011 Mary Jo Putney (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Starlet M.
  • 22-06-14

Disappointing

What would have made Nowhere Near Respectable better?

A different narrator

What could Mary Jo Putney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I love Mary Jo Putney's books. However I will never listen to any of her books again if she uses Tim Gerard Reynols to perform them. Come on Ms. Putney you've been in the business long enough to know what your fans want.

Would you be willing to try another one of Tim Gerard Reynols’s performances?

Horrible. I will never listen to him narrate another book. He has a beautiful, deep voice yet he doesn't use that talent to make the main male character sexy or appealing. In fact, he gives the men a higher vocal range than the women. Plus, Ms. Putney wrote this book with a witty banter between the two main character but Mr. Reynols ruined it. He narrates to slow and doesn't bring fun banter into his tones or any emotion. The men sound like feminine characters and the women sound like they're all men. On top of that Mr. Reynols gets his accents so mixed up, one has no clue these characters are from England. Mr. Reynols does a good Scottish accent for the men but once again any women sound like bull frogs.

Any additional comments?

I hope this is forwarded to Ms. Putney & Mr. Reynols. This could have been a fun, enticing story, but the narration truly ruined it. And who directed this. Seriously!! Mr. Reynols has potential, but he has work to do and the director of the narration should be fired.

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  • MickeyMarie
  • 19-05-13

My kind of Hero

As usual Ms. Putney has produced an excellent historical novel with good strong characters and an interesting believable story. Even these are romance novels, the romance doesn't overwhelm the story.

MacKensey is a realistic hero who never steps out of reality but functions with all the faults of a real guy.

Mr. Reynols is not Simon Prebble, but his narration is decent.

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  • PennyLou
  • 02-09-19

Just Okay....but barely.

This is the story of Mac & Kiri. While I was glad to hear their story, I found the male voices insipid. I also found the strength of Kiri's character to be somewhat overwhelming. Usually MJP's story lines and characters are well-developed and compelling....not in this book.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 31-08-19

Explosive!!

WOW!! What a complex and dramatic episode, with romance thrown in.
We have escaping girls, kidnapping, chivalrous men, royal assassin plots and bombs. Plus love scenes, tender love scenes, seduction love scenes.
What more could you want??

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  • D. Holloway
  • 11-06-18

One of my Putney favs

I make a habit of listening to this action packed romance as often as possible

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  • jodiod
  • 13-12-17

Very enjoyable.

Mary Jo Putney is a wonderful author. And this series gets better with each installment. Fun read.

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  • Christine
  • 16-07-17

Love the lost lords series

I like the character development. Her bringing up some race issues was a great plot twist. I loved Lady K and her use of smell and perfume making to catch the traitors.

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  • Cheryl Buckman
  • 17-03-15

Truly love this book!!!

I felt the storyline was great ....kept you entertained I didn't feel like the storyline was overly drawnout it was just perfect !Some books can feel like they just drag on forever with nothing really happening not this one!!

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  • GLR
  • 02-04-14

Another good story =intrigue & likable characters!

This is book 3 of the Lost Lord series. Again unique characters, that have a common connection. I enjoyed the spy aspect of this one, and did not suspect how they would end up together till the end. (whoops too late for a spoiler alert-but we all know they have happy endings, right?) Once again, the last little bit of the book set the stage for the next one. Like this narrator.

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  • Dr
  • 26-04-13

regency adventure

What did you like best about this story?

The plot is good. Not quite in the league of Georgette Heyer, but good a good adventure. I I enjoy the characters being carried through the books and the development of the characters. Could do with less explicit sex. It quite spoils the flow of the story and feels contrived I would rather leave something to the imagination.

I do sense a desire to entwine modern feminism and human rights into the stories which pushes the credibility ( schools for wayward aristocrats, and indian dukes). Overall ,the story is good but does not need this level of sex to sell - Despite the latter, this is light escapism which I enjoyed and think is worthy of more than the sex image.

Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynols’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Good

Any additional comments?

Please dont put the explicit sex into the film.

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