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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A completely different plot. It is hard to believe this is historical romance at all. In is not until the last four minutes of the audio book that there is even a hint of feeling between the two main characters. What makes this a 2 star rating for me is that the main story line is about side characters. Mainly, the hero's murderess mistrees and two lady's maids, one who ends up murdered. There are chapters where there is no mention of the hero and heroine at all! The communications between the hero and heroine is comical and childish. The Marquess of Rockingham has a terrible temper and it is sooo not sexy but rather childish and boring when it happens everytime he is written about.
Would you ever listen to anything by M. C. Beaton again?
Absolutely. Historical Romance written by M. C. Beaton are among my favorite audio books.
Have you listened to any of Lindy Nettleton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes! I simply adore Lindy Nettleton's audio performances. She reads this book quite well as she does the others I have listened to.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Savage Marquess?
The Marquess' mistress needn't be an maniacal, opium crazed women to seem unlikeable. Any scene where she is murdering or attempting murder I could have done without. Also, any scene with the stupid fop, Zeus Carter ( the cousin of the Marquess) could have been deleted.
Any additional comments?
Where was the romance? This book was like a poorly written Victorian crime book. Not good.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This book follows all other MC Beaton Regency series in its plot. Unlikely girl meets 30 something titled man, they hate each other, complications ensue, they fall in love, the end. OK for walking the dog but not interesting enough for a long car drive. Hamlisch Macbeth and Agatha Raisin are far superior.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful