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Publisher's Summary

Nicholas Vaughn is Lord of New Romney and also a Baron of the Cinque Ports. He directs a fleet of ships that service the king 15 days a year in exchange for special privileges.
When Muriel Draper causes havoc on his wharf, he realizes she is a spinster - a woman who spins wool for a living - from the town. Her late father has angered the Clothmaker's Guild and now Muriel and her brother have been excommunicated from the guild and also left with a debt to the baron that he insists Muriel repays.
She can either give the baron her deceased mother's wedding ring - the only memory of her parents she has left - or she can live with him at his manor house and be his personal clothier to pay back the debt.
Can a merchant's daughter and a Baron of the Cinque Ports find a safe harbor with the passion for each other that burns between them, or will title and status sink that ship before it's even sailed?
©2015 Elizabeth Rose Krejcik (P)2015 Elizabeth Rose Krejcik
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4 out of 5 stars
By tresjax on 02-04-16

A Rollercoaster of a romantic romp!

Where does The Baron's Quest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook is one I truly enjoyed. At first the voice of the narrator, who was new to me seemed slow, but his enunciation was great and I really liked his interpretation of the voices of each individual character. I would gladly listen to more of Chandler's work.

What did you like best about this story?

This story had the audience battle with so many different emotions throughout the plot: anger, sadness, worry, laughter- I became engrossed in the story and couldn't put it down. It also had several moments that made me laugh out loud.

Have you listened to any of Stan Chandler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first Stan Chandler story. I have several narrators that I listen to regularly, and his style is unique, as it should be. I found myself enjoying his performance greatly, especially his vocal characters. I will definitely listen to him again.

If you could take any character from The Baron's Quest out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Baron Nicholas's friend John, as he sounds like he would be a good time.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook free in a contest, and have not met the author. I would give the audiobook 4.5 stars. It is the first book of this author's that I have read or listened to, but after this one, I definitely plan to read more of her work!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Trish R. on 08-24-16

DNF @48%..

I have no idea what this author was thinking but she made it almost impossible to like Nicholas or Muriel. They both had the attitude that they were better than everyone else, he even had her sleep on the floor at the foot of his bed. Yeah, that’s real romantic. She has nothing on and nothing to wear and she refuses to put on a servants dress on while hers dries and then wonders how anyone can wear something so coarse and scratchy? Really? And Nicholas was so full of himself you’d have thought he was the King himself, along with those pompous asses Conlin and John.

And the wording, “scoping out her body?” or “scoping out her whereabouts?” Do you really think that “scoping out” was used that far back in history? And her telling of how to use that spindle was just crazy. I read that part twice and still couldn’t figure it out. If I were watching it it might have been different but having it written was not telling me anything. All it did was take up pages in the book.

One reviewer mentioned this story was “erotic.” At 48% there were no thoughts of desire or wanting, just a couple of kisses. If that means erotic then I have no idea what erotic is. Or maybe the other reviewer doesn’t know. At any rate, at 48% I can’t finish this silly book. I can’t stand any character, except Isaac, Muriel’s younger brother. Their attitudes are just too much for my liking.

I have no idea if there was any sex, there wasn’t up to the point I quit reading. There was no swearing to speak of.

As to the narrator: Stan Chandler did an excellent job. The men all had great voices and the women sounded like women. I was really impressed when the book called for a laugh and he actually let out a belly-laugh, several times. The narrator was the best part of the book.

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