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The Kidnapped Bride

By: Amanda Scott
Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
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Summary

First, she loses her honor; then, she loses her heart. Seventeen-year-old heiress Sarah Lennox-Matthews has one goal in mind when she begins a flirtation with dissolute Darcy Ashton, the Earl of Moreland: to annoy his uncle, the handsome and dashing Sir Nicholas Ashton.

The ruse quickly turns sour when Darcy abducts her, intent on securing her considerable fortune. Fearing the ruin of her reputation, Sarah agrees to marry him forthwith. But soon she confronts a greater challenge to her honor than being forced into a loveless marriage. Darcy’s unbearably attractive uncle arrives at Moreland manor. Although matrimony is the least of Nicholas’s concerns, he seems determined to seduce her, putting her honor at stake again...and perhaps even her heart.

©1983 Lynne Scott-Drennan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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so irritating

the story was interesting but the slow drooling voice of the reader made it impossible for me to continue the book I'd rather read it for my self if there was no other option for the reader
I'm sorry but I had to be honest

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No story to speak of and irritating heroine

The book is well-written bit without any spark whatsoever.
The attraction between the main characters is invisible

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  • 07-08-22

Horrid Narrator

Mediocre story, although would no doubt have been better read by a computerised voice. This version was dull, dragged & not at all enjoyable!

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Great story!

Not the usual start to a romance but an exciting tale and full of romance. This author always produces original plots to her novels, I have listened to a number of her books and they are all interesting and enjoyable and will certainly select more!!!

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Story line was predictable. The characters just seem flung together at the end and you aren't routing for their relationship

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Loved it!

Loved this rom com!

Favourite moments have to be of Sarah's (the kidnapped bride) growing friendship with little Colin, Nicholas's nephew.

The villain is sufficiently odious.

Elizabeth Jasicki does a great job of narrating and is enjoyable to listen to. She provides different voices and obeys the writing when it describes how a character says something (e.g. softly), which is a big plus for me with narration.

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I enjoyed it.

A typical of this genre, so a classical romance. it has charm, with just a few Americanisms.

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Slow in every sense

This is a slow story, narrated painfully slow - recommend increasing the speed. And the plot is annoyingly littered with verbal abuse against the main protagonist until she’s portrayed as a de-personalised victim

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Dreadful

Awful narration: she sounded as though she was sleep-walking her way through it. Very dubious story, too: abduction, forced marriage, threatened rape. Neither the heroine nor the hero were consistent characters and the plot swung from melodrama to farce on a whim.

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Enjoyable if predictable

Amanda Scott's usual formula of feisty heroine and overbearing, arrogant hero. The narration was good.