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#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nora Roberts enchants again with this beloved classic about the passionate and headstrong MacGregor family.

When Darcy Wallace spends her last three dollars at the hotel casino and wins the jackpot, all casino manager Robert MacGregor Blade wants to do is protect her. But something about the lovely young woman is getting under Mac's skin and playing havoc with his big brotherly intentions. He knows that if he wants to win her over, he'll have to take the biggest gamble of his life....

©1998 Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Fran Foster
  • 15-07-2015

Horrible Narrator

What would have made The Winning Hand better?

Another narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Winning Hand?

Sorry, but I couldn't listen long enough to find anything memorable.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

Sandra Burr, Jenny Sterling, Davina Porter, etc.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and anger as I had planned to order the entire series.

Any additional comments?

I read this series in hardback years ago and was delighted to find it on audio - that is until I heard Ms. Dawe speaking the part of Darcy - who sounds about 13. The sample was a male voice - deep, rich and very much in the role of Ms. Roberts' usual romantic characters, but when he and Darcy converse, Ms. Dawe's narration makes him creepy - like a much older man attempting to lure a child into a sexual liaison. Her particular rendition of Darcy's voice is further baffling as she reads other female characters in this book naturally - especially Blake's mother. Too bad she was chosen as the narrator because this book is one of the best in the series.

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  • Joan
  • 02-04-2015

Didn't like this one

I didn't care for this "innocent" heroine. It could be the story or the horrible voice used by the narrator. Don't waste a credit. Buy One Man's Art by the same author and narrator but is so much better than this one.

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  • Diana G., Westerville Ohio
  • 07-06-2018

Adorable story.

Darcy's story is my favorite of all the MacGregor books. She finds herself and she finds the MacGregors.

The narrator had an annoying lisp that took some getting used to. I've read the book over a dozen times and the audiobook was a bit of a let down.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-11-2017

The Winning Hand

Another MacGregor love story this time not orchestrated by Daniel all though he made his positive option known.

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  • Tena L. Vance
  • 05-07-2017

Darcy... a good twist

I did expect for Jeffrey to be more of a problem but it still was a wonderful book.

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  • McCreary,Mildred
  • 31-03-2017

Another wonderful tale of the MacGregor's

I enjoyed the 9th book in the series. Amazing that Nora Roberts comes up with so many wonderful stories. So thankful a teacher took the time to teach me the joy of reading!

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  • Pearce&Serah
  • 30-10-2016

one of my favorite books from this author<br />

the story and the fun of the characters are excellent. seriously one of my favorites. I've listened to this one three times already.

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  • EMMY
  • 20-09-2016

The Winning Hand

I have read this story so many times that the book fell apart. I love the characters and Nora Roberts storytelling. The narrator bothered me. When she just read the story it wasn't too bad but when she tried to interject accents (poorly done) it caused me to stop listening to the story and focus on the ridiculous voice.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-05-2016

Love the narrator

Where does The Winning Hand rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favorite audiobooks. I love Angela Dawe but the way she voiced Kelsey was perfect. I've read this book a number of times and she made it sound just like I always heard it.

What did you like best about this story?

I've always loved this book and this series. It is one of my favorite series and this one if one of the best.

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

Kelsey Warren was perfect.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was sorry when this one was over.

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  • Imagemakerx2
  • 02-02-2016

Great Story about the MacGregors.

The MacGregor story goes on with delightful romance and a Descriptive narrative that allows you to visualize and live in the story.

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 01-04-2015

MAcgregors

I have this series in paperback
now Im collecting it in audibles.
I just love the characters and the story just comes to life.