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The Soldier's Scoundrel

Narrated by: Gary Furlong
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

A scoundrel who lives in the shadows.

Jack Turner grew up in the darkness of London's slums, born into a life of crime and willing to do anything to keep his belly full and his siblings safe. Now he uses the tricks and schemes of the underworld to help those who need the kind of assistance only a scoundrel can provide. His distrust of the nobility runs deep, and his services do not extend to the gorgeous high-born soldier who personifies everything Jack will never be.

A soldier untarnished by vice.

After the chaos of war, Oliver Rivington craves the safe predictability of a gentleman's life - one that doesn't include sparring with a ne'er-do-well who flouts the law at every turn. But Jack tempts Oliver like no other man has before. Soon his yearning for the unapologetic criminal is matched only by Jack's pleasure in watching his genteel polish crumble every time they're together.

Two men meant only for each other.

©2016 Cat Sebastian (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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Enjoyable easy listen, but nothing that made it stand out from other books. Definitely for those who like the author K.J. Charles.

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Great in spite of the language

Would you consider the audio edition of The Soldier's Scoundrel to be better than the print version?

I've never read the print version

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack, for his smart mouth

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The churchyard scene

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The same as the book

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I loved this. It's brilliantly written, both lead male characters are fantastic and the lively way they converse really captured me, as well as the raw emotion. As I believe this is the author's debut novel, I thought it was fantastic. My only complaint was the coarse language that the author seemed to feel it necessary to use. So many authors do that with sex scenes, turning something beautiful into something crude, however, the emotions of the characters shone through regardless and it didn't stop me reading the book three times almost back to back. I would also say that the narrator's choice of accent seemed a bit odd, giving a guy brought up on the streets of London a northern accent, but oddly, it worked.

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Great narration, entertaining story

This was a really entertaining historical M/M romance with, on the whole, super narration by Gary Furlong. My only bugbear with the narration was that Jack Turner was a Londoner and yet Gary voiced him as being from Yorkshire which was noticeably inaccurate for an English listener. I doubt American listeners wouod have noticed though.

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  • Cate F.
  • 31-12-16

So well written!

And perfectly narrated. The love story and mysteries meshed well and never had me rolling my eyes at anachronisms and implausible behavior. The H/H attraction and conflict were both tender and realistic. If you avoid m2m sex scenes, move along. Otherwise, if you are looking for a well written, intelligent, sexy, absorbing romance, this book is for you.

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  • Shuchi
  • 27-11-18

Wonderful story and storytelling!

I'm in love with Cat Sebastian "turner" series and Gary Furlong is just the voice for this series audio book. He's a voice genius when it comes to distinguishing voices of various characters in this story. The lead pair banter is hilarious, especially Jack's "bugger off" ;). A must listen if you are liked the series. Looking forward to more of Gary's performances.

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  • Dee Slate
  • 21-11-16

Excellent historical

Gary Furlong made this an excellent experience. His performance of the different accents between the classes and the different characters was so good, I could practically see each character in my mind. Loved it!

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  • Lesekaninchen
  • 11-01-20

JK Charles but without the blood

As a big fan of JK Charles, I was delighted to come across Cat Sebastian. Gay period drama with a mystery, yes! I was delighted by the angsty but litterally non-bloody mystery of this book.
The narration was adequate for the story.

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  • Texan2
  • 04-07-20

Enjoyable

I adore Gary Furlong, so took a chance on this, well worth it. Good story and characters

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-11-19

Great Twists

nicely written, sweet man and detective type with surprising plot twists on the outcomes of the investigation's.

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  • Patricia J Kelly
  • 19-08-19

Cat Sebastian is a balm for my gay heart.

This is one of my favorite comfort books. It's a little bit Sherlock and Watson, without outright actually being Sherlock and Watson. Give it a go.

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  • LaRee Wilton
  • 07-04-19

A terrific book.

This story starts with the "soldier" and goes through to their eating at a whorehouse at night, to their travels and to the fairly embarrassing finish. The scoundrel comes to the rescue and insures the happily ever after.