Deception

  • by Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Once Olympia Wingfield had been free to devote all her time to her true passion: the study of ancient legends and long-lost treasure. But now, with three hellion nephews to raise, the absentminded beauty has very little time for research. Which makes it seem all the more serendipitous when a handsome stranger strides into Olympia’s library unannounced and proceeds to set her world to rights....
Tall and dark, with long, windswept black hair, Jared Chillhurst is the embodiment of Olympia’s most exotic dreams…a daring pirate, masquerading in teacher’s garb, whose plundering kisses and traveler’s tales quickly win her heart. Yet all too soon innocent Olympia will discover the enigmatic and wickedly sensual Mr. Chillhurst is no lowly tutor but a future earl with a wealth of secrets – the kind that will lead them both on a perilous quest for a hidden fortune and a love worth more than gold.

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What the Critics Say

"A featherlight, warmhearted fantasy with lots besides bedroom frolics going on, and it's all in a modern idiom (only one "mayhap'"). Fans will welcome this perfect little popover of a romance." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Poor narration

I can't say for certain that the story itself is bad. I had so much difficulty getting past the annoying narrator that I could barely concentrate on the story. Normally I enjoy Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz, so it is possible that the story was entertaining. Unfortunately, the narrator thought it was necessary to whisper-growl most of the voices and most statements were made in an exclamation with the last word of sentences being drawn out. It is sad but true that a narrator can make or break a good book. Perhaps this particular book should be read in paperback form rather than listening to the audio version. So, I will not comment on the storyline itself, just be aware that the narrator will pull you out of the story almost continually. I found myself dwelling on her pronuciations and excited whispers.
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- Amy

Terrible narration...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I think I should have read the paperback book rather than listening to the story. The narrator just made it impossible to get fully into the story. The dragging voice, ridiculous tone inflections on certain words was almost comical at times. The narrator is really doing a dis-service to the book...


What was most disappointing about Amanda Quick’s story?

The story was light. It's an easy book to read (again insisting on reading it and NOT listening to it due to the terrible narration). I enjoyed the story.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Flosnik?

Anyone but her!!


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story is definitely light and easy to read.


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- Isabelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio