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Deirdre and Desire

By: Marion Chesney,M. C. Beaton
Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
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What clever woman would want a man like Lord Harry Desire? Why, he was clearly a lummox - languid, vain, and bland. Not even his beautiful face could redeem him. But he stood to inherit a vast fortune, and that was good enough for Deirdre's father, a spendthrift vicar who arranged the match to rescue himself from imminent financial collapse. Leave it to Deirdre to contrive an escape, a quick elopement with her one true love, the dashing Guy Wentwater.

But Wentwater's love proved none too true, and Deirdre found herself in a humiliating pickle. Not even Lord Harry would marry her now. But Harry had more tricks up his tailored sleeve than Deirdre ever imagined. And soon she pined only for the marriage thrown away, and for a man whose arms had grown suddenly irresistible!

©1983 Marion Chesney (P)2012 AudioGO

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Okay

Once again I have listened to another story of the Armitage sisters. I honestly don't know why I am still listening to these books but I can't help myself. And again no surprised Deirdre is vain, self centered and thinks only about her wants and needs. However, I must say with the greedy Vicar for a father and a mother who is always faking illness (in my opinion) what else can we expect? As a vicar's daughter, should you even be sneaking out to meet a man at night? What is going on with vicar's daughters?? Did I miss something in the church? Oh well, onto the next chapter.

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Why and how did Charlotte Anne Dore become a narrator?

Seriously. This girls voice is the very epitome of the word awful. Do the people that produce these audiobooks ever actually listen to these people? Her voices are terrible and she pauses in the middle of sentences. Oh, and did I mention how awful she is?

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So convoluted.

I listen for entertainment. I couldn’t keep track of who or what or where. Not for me.

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Not the best Chesney series

The Six Sisters series has not been the best Chesney series I have listened to The six sisters are all addle-headed, simpletons who cannot get keep from adoring themselves in a mirror. The male main characters are interesting and that is why I keep listening to this series. I really liked Lord Harry and his cool, calmness.

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Silly but okay.

Characters are well drawn, but it is of the genre that after you read one or two, it's just fine, you don't need to read this format over and over and over. Lesser Jane Austin also rans.

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Not very interesting....

While I liked the first two books in the series, this was insipid and uninteresting for the most part. Not sure I would recommend it, even as part of the series.

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Would you listen to Deirdre and Desire again? Why?

I would listen to this book if I was reading the This six sisters. It was a good book.

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A Truly wonderful story

So far for me this is the best story yet. Enjoyed the characters, the narrator was very good, I laughed out loud many times and didn't want the story to end! Great job!

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Best

my favorite six sisters book! pbs/bbc needs to make this into a TV show!

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Could not finish it

I was so excited to read this but couldn't after hearing the slave trader returned yet still rich off of slave trading but somehow made amends 😪