• Alaina Claiborne

  • British Agent Novel, Book 1
  • By: MK McClintock
  • Narrated by: Nicky Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-05-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Trappers Peak Publishing
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (1 rating)

Summary

Claiborne Manor, England - 1889
In 19th-century England, Alaina Claiborne had a loving family, a cherished friend, and idyllic life. Then tragedy strikes and her world is forever changed. Searching for those responsible is her only focus, until she meets Tristan.
Tristan Sheffield, a man of many talents, seeks out those who don't want to be found. His past is filled with secrets and deeds he would rather leave deeply buried. However, when his life unexpectedly entwines with Alaina's, he soon discovers they share more than a mutual desire to catch a murderer.
On their hunt for a man driven by greed, Tristan and Alaina find that love is the greatest weapon against evil, and they'll stop at nothing to survive.
©2013 MK McClintock (P)2016 MK McClintock
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3 out of 5 stars
By Sara Niña on 05-06-16

This wasn't the book for me

I liked the premise of the book: how love eradicates the thirst for vengeance (kind of.) Equally, I liked the storyline, that of a young woman, Alaina, facing huge losses in her life which compel her to take action against the murderers involved in the deaths. It wouldn't be difficult for her to find them had she not been afraid to recount the terrible event. It is only until she meets, a secret agent, Tristan, that she begins to speak of her memories and her vengeful motives. During their journey, they discover great conspiracies and we are left questioning: who can be trusted?

It was an excellently intelligent book but, I felt that it didn't fulfil its full potential: the romance was unjustified, it moved too fast even though it had begun as a platonic friendship. I feel that their friendship never had the opportunity to develop: they were united by the losses they faced as young children but I kept thinking that once they received their 'closure', there would be nothing to their relationship. It was so serious, what is a friendship if not built on laughs? I longed for jovial, comedic characters, was that too much to ask? I wanted wit and sarcasm in the dialogue, instead l received hysterical conversations, empty threats, and upsetting moments, and constant kidnappings.

I truly did like the beginning, it held such promise and the sombre narration was wonderful with it. Actually, on second thought, the narrator was really pleasant throughout, apart from when the characters became upset- then, her voice adapted a somewhat croaky voice. All in all, the book wasn't that bad, it just wasn't for me.

I received this book through Audiobook Boom.

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4 out of 5 stars
By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 14-06-16

Clean Romance with Mystery 😉

This is a well rounded book with plenty of action and mystery. The romance is believable for the time period and the author leaves the "bedroom scenes" to your imagination. What a concept! lol

This well written mystery romance features a feisty heroine and a strong determined hero who unfold a mystery that's filled with deception, loyalty, murder, family, friendships, romance and love. And bravo to the narrator. She read beautifully. I would recommend this book to ages 13 and up.

I would like to thank the author, narrator and/or publisher for giving me this audiobook at no cost through Audiobook Boom in exchange for my unbiased review. 😉

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stuff I Like on 07-05-16

Beautiful Story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It's a nice historical romance with a touch of mystery. A nice escape.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like Alaina and Tristan both. They're strong-willed and likeable.

Have you listened to any of Nicky Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first. I liked her performance and thought it could have been a little smoother at times but she has a nice soothing voice that pulled me into the story.

Any additional comments?

I hope the other British Agent books are made into audiobooks.

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