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The Varlet and the Voyeur

Rugby, Volume 4
Series: Rugby, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper....

The Varlet (and the Voyeur)

William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he's now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn't the clean-cut, all-American good guy everyone imagines him to be. He's got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever.  

The Voyeur (and the Varlet)

Josey Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she's finally getting her shi...uh, act together. She's set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there's one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Josey homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.

The Plan

What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path. What she needs is an apartment with free rent. Will is convinced Josey will make the perfect companion, since she's brutally honest and basically "just one of the guys". Josey is convinced she can ensure Will doesn't succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him.  

Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice versa?! Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing.  

The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be listened to as a stand-alone, and is the fourth (and last) book in the USA Today best-selling Rugby series.

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Paul Corning! Where have you been hiding?

So-so story. Endearing at best.

Paul Corning has comedic timing, a voice and woah he certainly acted his part to perfection, not just read the part. Just listening to his chapters alone, I got to the end of this book.
Jennifer O'Brien, where were you, in la-la land? You just read (mis-read) this entire book. (Did the editors actually speed up her sections?) Sounded echo-ey, and her pronunciations were all out of whack. No pauses. Terrible reading. Almost like a teenage big sister reading to her sibling, but wanting to be out with her boyfriend instead and rushing it.
I don't think I've ever heard such a terrible narration from one half, and the best ever narration from the other.
Worth a listen, just to experience Paul Corning narrate.

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Wowwwwww😮😘😮

Wowwww were these two bloody clueless ... haha ... but somehow they were perfect for each other ... definitely opposite attracts ... some how these two realises they are in love with these love and are ment for each other ...thank god ... they are both very frustrating ... thanks to their friends did they figure it out ..perfect ...❤️💋❤️

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Rugby love

Loved the story great narration. Josie was quirky and funny which i love in a heroine.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-08-2018

Another great story by Penny Reid

I’m a huge fan of Penny Reid and love all her stories. The narrators were both terrible. He can’t do Irish accented voices and she can’t do American voices. All their characters sounded the same. This book needs to be self read to do it justice.

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  • jessica
  • 17-08-2018

Please never use her again

People are right about how bad the female narrator is. I just couldn't do it. While, the male narrator wasn't bad, he wasn't good either. No accents for all of the Irish characters.

Had to give up and read the book because I love the story but I can't listen to them. A huge disappointment compared to the previous 3 books.

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  • Maize
  • 15-08-2018

Great book, AWFUL voice actress

This is the last of 4 books in this series. I listened to the first two and loved the amazing Irish and American voice actors. They were very professional and each performed several characters by shifting vocal tone and accents.

So, I downloaded this one... the female protagonist is almost in unlistenable! She might as well be reading the back of a cereal box. I quit listening she was so bad. In all fairness, the male lead is great and had a beautiful voice.

First and only time I've regretted an audible purchase.

Take my advice : just buy this on kindle and read. This book is funny and sexy, but the audio is DESTROYED by the worst voice performance ever. It is laughable.

(I'm not exaggerating, after I bought and read the book, I doubled back to one of the love scenes and played the audio. I actually laughed out loud her performance was so bad. She might as well have been reading a shopping list)

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  • Jay
  • 12-10-2018

Love the book... Hate the female actor.

The book deserved 5 stars. it's was amazing. The Male actor was incredibly sexy. I could listen to him all day. But her? God, it was terrible. I read the reviews before and now I understand. Her voice is annoying, her acting sucked, and she read like she was trying to beat a clock. I get it... Buy the book, not the audible.
Still, the book was so funny and sexy. I would recommend it completely... but not the audible.

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  • jennifer v.
  • 27-08-2018

The Narration Ruined this book for me!!!!

I loved the book, read it a few times and Loved the series but I could not get pass the Narration!!!!!!!! There was so much echo and it just lacked the feeling you get the other audiobooks...... this just broke my heart :(

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  • J. Whitfield
  • 23-08-2018

Bad Female Narrator Good Male Narrator Good Story

I kept having to slow the speed to understand the female narrator. Way to fast.

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  • Cherith B Johnson
  • 08-08-2018

Love the story, HATE the female reader.

Buy the book, not the audiobook. Another great book from Cosway and Reid! Paul Corning was great, but seriously, what is up with the female reader!? She. Ruined. It. For. Me. Such a strange combination of cold robotic tone and total lack of awareness of punctuation while reading a story. I wish it was only Paul Corning reading. The only bad reader I’ve ever heard on a Penny Reid book. Disappointed.

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  • Sierra
  • 13-10-2018

Female narrator’s voice was very annoying

I read the reviews about the narrators and listened to the sample (which by the way doesn’t offer a glimpse of the female narrator) but I was very eager to find out about Will’s story that I decided to purchase the book.
The reviews are right, the voice is annoying as hell and the Irish accents from the previous books are, gone which is pretty disappointing since books 1-3 got is used to them.
Anyways, the book itself is good and super funny maybe they were trying to match her quirky personality with the voice but there has to had been a better choice.

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  • Daizy C
  • 17-02-2019

I think I found my new favorite male narrator!

I loved this story and Mr. Corning was amazing in his telling. I hope to find more works he has narrated in the future.

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  • CrazyBookNerd
  • 27-12-2018

Ok, but not my favourite of the series

The Varlet and the Voyeur by Penny Reid and LH Cosway (Audiobook)
Narrated by: Paul Corning, Jennifer O’Brien
Series: Rugby 4

3 Stars - I was looking forward to Williams story as in the other books he seemed like a sweet man. I do wish they hadn't made him a voyeur. That part of the story didn't fit his character for me. Josie wasn't my favourite character as she seemed very selfish in the other books. I liked her a bit more in this story, and she got on well with William. Together Josie and Will had decent chemistry and I am happy he got his HEA.

The narration was ok. Paul Corning did a pretty decent job, however I found Ms. OBrien seemed to read too fast and without emotion. She had a nice sounding voice which wasn't unpleasant to listen to, so had she added a bit more emotion and slowed down a bit she would have been amazing.

~Paragraphs and Petticoats~

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  • Roobarb
  • 16-01-2020

I tried.

I tried to like this, I tried in ebook format when it came out but couldn't get more than a few pages in. This year I tried the audio version. I dragged myself half way through and I'm just bored. I don't care about the characters. In fact I can't even remember their names; no I tell a lie, the guy is called Levi and I keep thinking that's the name of the dog. So confusing.

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  • Book addict
  • 17-08-2018

Ok but not as good as other books by the authors

The narrator, Jennifer O’Brien, really ruined this book for me. Her sentences ran together, and one moment she’d be narrating one scene, then it continued like it was the same sentence and it was a new scene. Her timing within dialogue was all off too which meant you couldn’t get absorbed in the story. She just rambled on as if she was in a hurry rather than acting the story. They should have used one of the female narrators Penny Reid uses for quirky characters instead. Paul Corning was a decent narrator so I balanced the performance rating at 3 stars because I didn’t want to bring his overall rating down.

The story was a bit frustrating because all the conflict was down to a lack of communication and it got a bit tiresome. I didn’t mind the male lead’s issues, but the female lead just seemed unnecessarily cruel at times (I know it came from insecurity, but still). I wish the book drama came from a different source. It’s not up to the same standard as other L.H. Cosway books, and definitely not as good as other Penny Reid books (which are brilliant).

I’ll still buy all the books by these authors ..this just happened to be a disappointing one.

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  • Nicola Gilchrist
  • 13-08-2018

Well worth a credit

loved this book! , I'm a very very big Penny Reid fan. The male narrator was fantastic even though he didn't do the irish accents for the appropriate characters that I could live with however the female narrator was terrible. I really hate to say it but her voice was so monotone I found It hard to listen to and every single sentence she spoke sounded like a question. I found that really hard to get past.