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By Vinity on 08-10-13
Off just a bit and frustrating reader
I really liked The Madness of Ian MacKenzie a lot. The rest of the series has gone down a bit each book. I have read some, I've listened to some. I was really looking forward to Daniel's book and I liked the set up. But somehow it missed the potential. Daniel has always been able to get what he's wanted in the past books off his charm. In this book he sort of runs over everyone and no one gets angry cause of his charm. As far as the Violet, I really dislike stories that feature her particular form of damage.
Now for the biggest problem. What is going on with Angela Dawe? Her limited voices and odd cadence haven't bothered me AS bad in other books. I didn't notice it at all in Madness of Ian. In this book, especially the first file, you can count to 2 between every sentence, sometime 3. It's like she's being presented ONE sentence at a time on a dragging monitor. The pause is frustrating and very distracting. She has a habit of framing each sentence strongly anyway, but the gap between was far too long.
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By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 27-10-14
Read/Listened for Fun (Paperback/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25
Read It File It (short review): The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley has one of my favorite romance troupes: Man falls in love with woman because she creates things (mathematical or engineering)that impress him. This is especially true in Historicals where women were mostly trained to not show their smarts. I fell in love with Daniel awhile ago and loved seeing the "nosey" Mackenzie women. I do believe that Violet will fit right in :)
A few more thoughts but they are spoiler in nature:
[There is a troupe in this one that might not work for everyone but if you are a fan of the Mackenzie series then you know that at least one person in every couple is damaged. In this case, it is Violet. You may not like that she is a con-artist but she very much has her reasons. They are valid and I had no problem with her profession. However, it is something to note if you have a problem with dishonesty in a character. (hide spoiler)]
Narrated by: Angela Dawe /Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
I am an Angela Dawe fangirl (I think y'all know that by now)! She totally nailed Violet and Daniel. Even though I read most of this book (I was out and about without my audiobooks), I made sure to listen to a couple of hours! I wish I could have spent the whole time with the audiobook!
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By StudentEternal on 17-01-14
uncomfortable and disappointing
I really wish they would mention sexual abuse themes and graphic rape attempts in the description.
Violet needs a shrink not a man and Daniel (who I was so looking forward to!) needs a nanny. Both characters are very inconsistent in maturity level and behavior. The plot is occasionally ludicrous which goes poorly with the extreme griity of the rape and poverty theme. I don't know if the writer was rushed or just flubbed this one but I wouldn't have guessed it was the same writer.
I like Angela Dawe's style but I think she lacks the range needed for a muilti book saga especially including characters who constantly change accents.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Danielle on 07-02-17
I love the MacKenzies but it wasnt what I expected
I love the MacKenzies for they're power and sexuality. this book let me down in both aspects.
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By Cam on 12-12-13
OK….How can you not love a MacKenzie?
I love the MacKenzie men. They are scrumptious. Their only weakness is that when they fall for their women…. they fall hard. I guess it is true that people are drawn to others by beauty first and then kept there by that person’s innate qualities. What a great story of forgiveness, love, sacrifice, and passion all rolled up in one book. If there were no misunderstandings, mistrust and suspicions, all these romance novels would be short-lived and not quite as entertaining. This book has its share of that as well as limb tingling passion. All together worth the credit.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Victoria on 05-08-15
Daniel Grows Up
Any additional comments?
Daniel Mackenzie grows up...if you are familiar with this series we have watched Daniel grow up into an amazing young man...he has learned valuable lessons from his uncles & "his aunties"...Angela Dawe has narrated all of these books & brings them to life in a way that makes you fell like you are in the same room with them...a great story & even better story teller!
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