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The Rogue: Rogues & Gentlemen Book 1 (Rogues and Gentlemen)

Narrated by: Philip Battley
Series: Rogues & Gentlemen Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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Summary

1815 - Along the wild and untamed coast of Cornwall, smuggling is not only a way of life but a means of survival.  

Henrietta Morton knows well to look the other way when the free trading 'gentlemen' are at work. Yet when a notorious pirate, known as The Rogue, bursts in on her in the village shop, she takes things one step further.   

Bewitched by a pair of wicked blue eyes, in a moment of insanity she hides the handsome fugitive from the local Militia. Her reward is a kiss that she just cannot forget. But in his haste to escape with his life, her pirate drops a letter, inadvertently giving Henri incriminating information about the man she just helped free.   

When her father gives her hand in marriage to a wealthy and villainous nobleman in return for the payment of his debts, Henri becomes desperate.   

Blackmailing a pirate may be her only hope for freedom.   

Note: This audiobook (and series) contains mild swearing and some mildly graphic and descriptive sex scenes.

©2017 Emma V Leech (P)2018 Emma V Leech

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Predictable

Eventually the narrator really irritated me. I kept hoping for something else. Disappointed. A bit gratuitous. I won’t be listening to any others in this group.

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  • Trish R.
  • 21-03-19

Loved this story..


I was afraid I wasn’t going to like this book, but I ended up enjoying it. I was skeptical about liking Henri (Henrietta, a horrible name for a heroine so I’m glad she was called Henri) but I liked her in the end. However, I didn’t like her as much as I liked the Rogue, Lawrence. He was always so happy, and his eyes were always sparkling with mischief, and I like that kind of MC.

Anyway, Henri was engaged to someone she couldn’t stand and went looking for help from a pirate. Needless to say, that didn’t turn out well because the Militia suddenly showed up and Henri and Lawrence (Lars to his crew) took off out the back and ended up on his ship and sailing away, much to her chagrin. And the story got much better after that.

At first, I didn’t like Alex, but he sure turned out to be different that what we were led to believe. I liked Mousy and Annie, too.

There was explicit sex in this but no swearing to speak of.

As to the narration: Philip Battley was simply wonderful. Yeah, he can use a little practice on the women’s voices, but Lawrence’s voice was just awesome, it made the whole book more enjoyable. And his emotions when he read were perfect.

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  • Christine
  • 09-06-20

extremely enjoyable

I loved the narrator and the voices he did. the book really came alive to me.

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  • 🌟CW_214🌟
  • 27-02-20

Great Story but Narrator... Not so much

I really enjoyed the story and characters despite the writing style being somewhat generic. Usually a great narrator can make up for that. However, it wasn’t a performance so much as just being read to with pauses in odd places etc. It made for lack of flow and didn’t feel so escaped so much into the story as I’d like. I’ll still give it another try to see how the story develops in future novels with hopes of improvement.

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  • Gertrud
  • 01-04-19

she knows him less than an hour and loves him?

The plot with the 2 brothers is not a bad idea, just the love-thing does not work for me. Sorry!

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