The Complicated Earl

  • by Audrey Harrison
  • Narrated by Nano Nagle
  • 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tom Fulwood, the future Earl of Standish, discovers at the age of 15 that marriage can destroy a man, namely his father. His mother prefers entertaining men in her bedroom, while her husband sits downstairs, unable or unwilling to respond to his wife's inappropriate behavior. From that day on Tom vows that no woman will hurt him the way his mother hurt his father. For the next 17 years, Tom works hard to become one of the most notorious rakes London society has ever seen, successfully keeping all the women of his acquaintance at a distance.
In 1810, 24-year-old Isabelle Crawford had been brought up hearing stories of how much in love her dead parents were, and had expected to find similar happiness when she came out in society. Reality was different to what she had imagined though; instead of love, she found fortune hunters and as a result left London to set up home in Bath. Her two elder brothers had supported her decision, although they would have rather seen their sister married instead of choosing what was seen by the town as an eccentric decision, a young woman living a single life in Bath with a cousin as chaperone.
A potential marriage between Tom and Isabelle's respective brother and sister throws the couple together and sets in motion a chain of events that will see Tom fighting for his life and Isabelle being kidnapped by the very man that Tom had found in his mother's bedchamber all those years ago.

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Worst narration EVER!!

What would have made The Complicated Earl better?

A Different narrator first of all. One who doesn't take a breath in the middle of a sentence, one who can do both male and female voices, voices that sound different from character to character. A narrator who understand inflection, who doesn't have a breathy voice, and one who has read the book at least once before attempting to record the book.


Would you recommend The Complicated Earl to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Story was very weak, narration was the worst I've ever heard.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

It was so bad that it made it hard to concentrate on the story.


What character would you cut from The Complicated Earl?

Mary, the h's companion.


Any additional comments?

Please re-record this disaster, or stop selling it. It's truly god-awful, and since the story is pretty weak it needs all the help possible.

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- kestergayle

Mainly frustrating!

This is first audio book I listened to where the narrator ( although having pleasant voice) had obviously not even proof read or looked at it before recording - or at least that's how it sounded to me. She fumbled over and mispronounced words & misread sentences. I quit listening a few times when I got frustrated but I have this thing about finishing what I start so made myself finish.
Story was ok but grew tired also - no communication, keeping secrets, and selfish self sacrificing gets old - fast!
Sorry to be so negative- maybe I've just changed my taste!
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- Kaejae "Absolute bluestocking & love it!!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-25-2015
  • Publisher: Audrey Harrison