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A Fine Passion

Narrated by: Jill Tanner
Series: Bastion Club, Book 5
Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Set in Regency England, Stephanie Laurens' New York Times best-selling Bastion Club series evokes a bygone era where romantic entanglements rule the day - and inflamed desires rule the night. In A Fine Passion, Jack, Baron Warnefleet, narrowly avoids marriage when he flees London for the refuge of his estate. But there waits Lady Clarice Altwood, whose beauty is impossible to ignore.
©2005 Stephanie Laurens (P)2008 Recorded Books

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  • Phara
  • 01-11-2016

Pretty good

Story is good but narrator needs to learn how to say "grimaced" since the author uses it way too often. Listen at 1.5 speed and it's so much better.

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  • Joe Anna O'Brien
  • 16-01-2009

I love all Stephnie Laurens books

I really enjoyed this book. She gave us a better understanding of Jack and who he is. I found it easy listening and set at a comfortable pace. Clarice was a wonderful character and hope to see more of her in the next few books.

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  • Susanne
  • 09-01-2009

Gentle Rogue

I enjoyed reading this novel but listening to it was not nearly as enjoyable. The narrators voice ruined "James'" character for me. I would recommend this book as a "read only".

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-05-2020

A warrior finds his warrior queen

One of my favorite Laurens' romances. Jack returns home from war and finds Lady Clarice ensconced as doyenne of the village, filling the shoes he left empty while fighting Bonaparte. When scandal threatens her family, Jack and Lady Clarice go to London where Jack assists Clarice in defeating those threatening her family, and defeat a harpy while at it. Of course they fall in love, leading to the most romantically perfect proposal ever.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-2019

learn!<br />

always enjoy SL.
but. .. have to say this .if I hear 'he grimACED' one more time I'll throw a knife (maybe I'll miss the cat).
please make sure the reader knows how to pronounce your favourite word. and ... another episode, poor Jervis was pronounced phonetically. any grade 7 kid knows the name is pronounced Jarvis. please ... get it right ... some of us enjoy a seamless listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-09-2018

horrible narration ruins great book

SL uses the word grimace umpteen dozen times in her books. the only reason I know this is because this narrator mispronounced it every single time. She also mispronounced Dalziel's name as well . she said it as Deal emphasizing the second syllable.
her voice was so pedantic, I had to listen at 1.55 speed just to get through it.
Other than that, I enjoyed the story.

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  • Maria
  • 06-04-2018

Grimace, grimaced

Why, oh why do these words appear so often?
The narrator butchered them in a way it became too irritating. It almost killed the book.

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  • xmom
  • 12-01-2018

Bad narrator or bad book?

I’m not sure if it was the narrator that ruined it or the book. Maybe both. It was hard to keep listening but I did. I’ll never listen to Jill tanner again.

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  • Kate Doble
  • 16-10-2016

Ok

Narrative alright but wish she would have pronounced the word 'grimace' correctly..very irritating hearing it incorrectly spoken especially as it appears quite often in the text!!

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  • Allison
  • 27-05-2009

Not her best

Definitively not Stephanie Laurens' best. Skip it.

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  • Thor
  • 13-04-2017

As usual lots of " Copy and Paste Sex"

I think the authoress can write a good and gripping story, with lots of intrigue. It just a pity she fills out the pages with erotic sex, I have never felt the need to be a third in anyone's sexual encounter. I accept that sex sells books. When Listening, rather that reading and skipping pages, you are forced to endure long boring repetitive scenario that sound very familiar in all her books. If you can get passed the sex, the story is good and the characters believable, though a it racy for the time they are set it.