• Unforgiven

  • The Horsemen Trilogy
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (567 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Woodfall and Hayes families have been bitter rivals for nearly a century. Now, after eight years, Kenneth returns home and realizes his underlying love for Miss Moira Hayes. For her, he is willing to forget the past. But can she?

©2016 Mary Balogh (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Heroine is a bit difficult to like

I love Mary Balogh, and I enjoyed this book, but I had a really hard time with the heroine. She was unreasonably obstinate. The Hero was a very nice guy, actually....
Ms. Landor did a fantastic job, as usual.

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Not her best

At the risk of a spoiler, a critical plot element in this book relies on the stupidest excuse for having sex I've about ever read.

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All angst to the end

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

Noone

What could Mary Balogh have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Read or listen to all her book & love them & relisten or reread them BUT this one did not even seem like she wrote it.

Which scene was your favorite?

None

What character would you cut from Unforgiven?

None

Any additional comments?

This was filled with irritating angst. There is enough of it in the real world. I read romance to escape from such..give me love & tenderness with good story not constant bickering!!

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Should have taken heed

Would you try another book from Mary Balogh and/or Rosalyn Landor?

yes

What was most disappointing about Mary Balogh’s story?

Heroine...she was so annoying... she have to defy the hero at every turn...every turn...take it down a notch.

What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

Rosalyn was great per usual.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

More of a prelude to the 3rd book...

Any additional comments?

Since i like to complete series i am glad i listen to this but it is the weakest book in the trilogy.

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worst in the series!

I love love love Mary Balogh but this was the first time I have ever found one of her stories tedious and didn't enjoy it, Rosalyn was awesome like always!!

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Long and goes nowhere

Ugh. If you like a book full of silly arguing and an ending that barely resolves anything go ahead. As usual Rosalyn Landor great in narration.

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Rosalyn Landor

Is the only good thing about this book. The dog Nelson is the only rational adult in the book. Moira is just a spoiled child. I have read most of Ms Balogh's books and this one sucked. I never could even start to like Moira...she pouted and was just plain mean. Kenneth was a saint. I don't know why he even bothered with her. I have to agree with others about the stupid reason for the first sexual encounter. Really? If you can get for free...go ahead and struggle through if you want...otherwise don't waste you money.

One last thing. ALL. the men in this series are quite obnoxious. Ms Balogh's heroes are usually better. This series is pretty lame.

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My Musings

At about the half way mark, I wondered if this book would not live up to the high standards I expect from Ms. Balogh. I really struggled with liking the heroine and at times wished I could shake some sense into, but with her unfailingly talented way, Mary turned her around and had me sighing at the end. So glad i read/listened to this one. As always Ms. Landor was fabulous. Happy reading!

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Love narrator, Rosalyn Landor!

I hated Moira! Or rather I should say - I didn't understand her way of acting at all! Only near the very end does she realize that she is the one who had been provoking all the arguments between her husband and herself. She was too stubborn for me! She never gave in. She twisted around all the words her husband, Kenneth, said! I just don't understand that type of person. Other than that, the story by Mary Balogh was well written! I think she's a good author! I just was not fond, at all, of the female
Protaganist, Moira! I did like that her sister in law eventually was kind, and became her friend - even though her mother-in-law remained catty.
Eventually, Moira softened, but I didn't like how she was such a good liar?

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A bit silly

The main characters are so poor at communication it becomes quite silly. Rosalyn Landor is, as always, an excellent narrator.

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  • 05-05-22

A hate/love story.

It is hard to see how this hero and heroine get together, "animal lust" is the only explanation.
They met as children, fell in love as teenagers, despite the enmity between the families.Then they hate each other with an intensity.
The reasons for sex are amazing, first to keep warm and then to be brave. Despite his continual criticism, "she is not a true lady", "she is not good at sex" etc. She justifies the sex, resents and hates him, when not participating.
Suddenly all is put down to a great misunderstanding, they have always loved each other.

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