• Rebellious Desire

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (977 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome - and most arrogant. And of all London’s ladies, he wanted the tender obedience of only one: Caroline Richmond.

She was a ravishing beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and a fiery spirit. Drawn to the powerful duke, undeterred by his presumptuous airs, Caroline was determined to win his lasting love. But Bradford would bend to no woman - until a deadly intrigue drew them enticingly close. Now, united against a common enemy, they would discover the power of the magnificent attraction that brought them together…a desire born in danger, but destined to flame into love!

©1991 Julie Garwood (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Love Julie Garwood.

This is not my favorite book by Julie but it was good to listen to it. My favorites are The Bride, The Lion's Lady, and The Secret. I hope the rest of her books come out on audio.

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Good Story average narration

Love Garwood, have been a happy fan of her work for a number of years.
Unfortunatly the whispered and odd emphasis on the sound 'hhhhhh' truely irritating.

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Worth the credit

I have read (or listened to) all the historic Garwood novels and no two are alike. Her descriptions are vivid and you are transported. Her men always start as beast but with the right women end up not as pussy cats but tamed lions. The women are smart, witty and strong. The plot keeps moving and the narrator is wonderful. Many good qualities and a welcome ending.

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enjoyed this book

miss garwood did a good job with this book. i liked that it wasn't predictable as most of these types of books are. however the intimate scenes between to main characters could have been a bit more erotic or at the very least a bit more descriptive. the story it self was okay not a keep you in suspense story but it was entertaining for which when it comes to these types of books entertainment and a light story is what the reader is looking for i'm assuming, as it is for me
i'm not at all fond of this narrator but in this book she is far less annoying than in other books she reads.

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Horrible narrator

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, I couldn't finish it because I found the narrator too irritating. I don't understand why this woman narrates so many books when she has such an annoying voice!!

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Enjoyable Listen

I liked this book and the fact that it wasn't predictable as most of these types of books are. However the intimate scenes between to main characters could have been a bit more erotic or at the very least a bit more descriptive. I'm fond of some of Anne Flosnok narrations but in this book she she did a good job of the reading.

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I Didn't Want It To End!

"Rebellious Desire" is the first book in a very long time I enjoyed so much I didn't want it to end. It's intriguing, funny, mysterious, filled with sexual tension, has great dialogue, and amazing scenes.

It begins in England in 1788, when Caroline is only 4 years old, immediately capturing your attention with the events that take place. Later in 1802, 18 year old Caroline, returns to England at her fathers request, after living in Boston for the last 14 years with her Aunt, Uncle and Cousins. On the road to see her father, Caroline, her cousin Charity, and a BIG black man named Benjamin hear gun shots and Caroline thwarts an attempted robbery/murder. As she ministers to the gun-shot victim, she hears someone ride up; none other than Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, who holds a gun on her, as she holds a gun on him, and they argue about who will put their gun away first. The events that follow are hilarious.

The characters are likable, although I would have liked to slap some sense into the arrogant, stubborn Duke of Bradford, at times...but with Julie Garwood's superb writing and Anne Flosnik's excellent narration, you can imagine how infuriating it would be for a Duke, the most powerful title in England, just under a Prince, to be opposed by a strong-willed girl from the colonies. Even though the Duke is overbearing, you can understand it, because of his Title and what it means to be a Duke in England...it just doesn't mean that much to Caroline. As you are drawn into the story, you can understand, due to back-grounds of the characters, how misunderstandings abound.

Although this is one of Ms Garwood's older books I enjoyed it more than her later ones, and would like to see a follow-up of their family...the Duke and Caroline with children: girls with her feisty personality, and his heir and a spare...more about Charity and Paul and the other cousins from Boston.

It's well worth a credit, but I'm overjoyed to get it for $4.95. I highly recommend it.

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Good story

I really like the story, but for me, getting around Anne Flosnik's voice and accent were tough. I love a good English accent, but something about her's made it difficult for me to really immerse myself in the story and get a good visual of the characters. I may be interested to hear it read by someone else.

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BEAUTIFUL STORY

Would you listen to Rebellious Desire again? Why?

Yes because I like the story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rebellious Desire?

When he decided to send her away

What aspect of Anne Flosnik’s performance would you have changed?

The american accent and caroline voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I liked it.

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A So-So story & Anne Flosnik's voice

This book was ok, there was nothing special about it. I like Julie Garwood and this wasn't my favorite. The male character is a narcissistic macho man without many endearing qualities. When the story finally reveals why he is the way he is (self absorbed & emotionally unavailable) all i could think of was, COME ON! The female lead is likeable enough but had she really been the independent, strong willed female her character is sold to be, she would have left the Duke of Bradford about 1/2 through the book. So in between all this, there is chemistry & mystery and the story moves along. I believe I would have enjoyed this book more if it weren't for Anna Flosnik's voice. I've listened to Little Bee and a number of other books narrated by her and her enunciation of what sounds like every single syllable, well perhaps just the last syllabel is grating. I know my opinion is not in majority with audible listeners. I would have enjoyed this book with a little less Flosnik.

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  • sammie
  • 01-29-20

Loved this book!!!....😉💕

This was a well written book and as always julie garwood did not dissapoint... thank you xx