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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Campbell Narrator: Antony Ferguson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sons of Sin Series Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781452678894
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Brilliant scholar Genevieve Barrett’s secret identity as the author of her father’s articles is her greatest deception—until her father’s handsome new student arrives on their doorstep. Genevieve recognizes him as the masked intruder who earlier tried to steal a priceless gem from their home. Keeping the seductive stranger’s identity hidden is a risk, but she’s got secrets of her own to keep.

Sir Richard Harmsworth fakes a rakish façade to show society that he doesn’t care about his bastard status. Yet haunted by his unknown father’s identity, Richard believes the Harmsworth Jewel will prove he’s the rightful heir. Intent on seducing the stone away from its owner, Richard finds himself face-to-face with a beauty more breathtaking than any jewel. But even as she steals Richard’s heart, Genevieve will be in greater danger than her coveted treasure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tense drama of the attraction and razor-edge balance between two strong-willed people, A Rake’s Midnight Kiss is sensuously steeped in intrigue and passion alike.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “No one does lovely, dark romance or lovely, dark heroes like Anna Campbell. I love her books,”

    Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigette | 2/20/2014

    " First book ever, given to me by my mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Dreier | 2/19/2014

    " Loved all these fables. Each fable had its intended moral italicized under each story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn Camp | 2/19/2014

    " Enjoyed the ones I was familiar with, many of them seemed repetitious. Overall a book everyone should and usually are familiar with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Hathaway | 2/17/2014

    " That's right, every thing you need to know about life, concealed by cute widdle awnimulls! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andie | 2/15/2014

    " I read these as a child and never forgot them. I love these fables! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tory W | 2/13/2014

    " Some good stories within. Lessons to be learned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 2/11/2014

    " This is the copy I have, but there are any number of more in depth collections out there, I assume. The point is, you and your children should know these stories by heart. They should be part of our moral make-up. They're fun, self-explanatory and timeless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathaniel Oliver | 1/31/2014

    " Fables reads like a social strategy guide for children. Every adult should read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Violet | 1/31/2014

    " It has been quite awhile since I have read and of Aesop's fables. Some of these I remembered right away, s few I remember reading before, and some where brand new to me. This book had sixty fables, but from what I understand there a many more. Jerry Pinkney's illustrations are very nice I especially like the mice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/28/2014

    " Fun little stories, most of which have been retold in other cultures and are well known. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby Clark | 1/24/2014

    " Based the unit and finding the moral of a story around this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yolanda | 1/22/2014

    " This book includes 60 of Aesop's Fables and illustrations done in pencil, colored pencils, and water colors. The classic tale about the boy who cried wolf is told very well in this book because it was written in a classic Aesop style. That is, it was written in a brief passage to keep a child's short attention, and the moral of the lesson was written at the bottom of the page: "No one believes a liar". "The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf" is a story about a young shepherd boy whose father tells him to watch over their herd of sheep and to look out for any wolves that may come and try to attack the sheep. The father gives his son, the shepherd boy, specific directions on what to do in case a wolf comes. He is to shout as loudly as he can so that all of the villagers can come to chase the wolf away. However, the shepherd boy grows unbelievably bored with his responsibility of watching over the sheep so takes it upon himself to shout out "WOLF!" as loudly as he could, and when all of the villagers came, he began laughing and telling them that there was no wolf. He played the trick again the next day, and the villagers left very upset. Then, the following day, when the shepherd boy was taking the sheep into the meadow he notices a shadow in the shape of a wolf lurking around the trees, and then begins to hear growling, so he immediately shouts "WOLF!", but because of the trickery that he played on the villagers the two days before nobody came to his rescue and a sheep was eaten. Moral of the story, no one believes a liar. This book would work well in a lesson on character development and the negative effects of lying, and can be used for all grade levels (k-12). The theme of this story is about honesty, trickery, and boredom. Students could do a quick writing activity, or have a class discussion on what the shepherd boy could have done to stop from being bored besides playing the trick on the villagers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 1/17/2014

    " These fables are timeless. Reading them transported me to my childhood: sitting in Grandma's rocking chair listening to the stories on her record player. Some fables teach truly valuable lessons, while others are fun or a little silly. All of them are enjoyable (and short!) reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Anne | 1/16/2014

    " My most recent read-aloud book to Emma. I got this particular edition of Aesop's Fables because of the artist. The illustrations are beautiful and numerous, and give depth and life to the fables. Even though Emma didn't engage with every fable, she had some favorites that we read many times (like "the guy that tripped"...The Astrologer). Highly recommends his edition for an introductory to Aesop's Fables, especially for kids. Way better than so many new books out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eloise | 1/15/2014

    " The book responsible for Ryann's new hobby of crying "Wolf, Wolf! There's a wolf in here!" during sacrament meeting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/13/2014

    " What can I say? Everyone loves Aesop's Fables (don't they?). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 1/12/2014

    " It is fun to see how much of these parables are still part if our everyday language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eloise | 1/10/2014

    " The book responsible for Ryann's new hobby of crying "Wolf, Wolf! There's a wolf in here!" during sacrament meeting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn Simmons | 1/10/2014

    " This book shares many great fables for children and adults to enjoy. Each fable ends with a moral, stating the fable's purpose. The illustrations are great as well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/8/2014

    " Good, short, well-told version of Aesop's fables... both well-known and not. The illustrations are over-the-top wonderful, beautifully done and adding much to the the short tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/3/2014

    " a good resource for teaching aesop's fables, good pictures, and break down of the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace Best-Page | 12/27/2013

    " I wish these were read, understood, and taken to heart by everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/22/2013

    " The short and simple versions of the classic fables are perfect for elementary students and the beautiful illustrations make this book a winner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby Clark | 12/19/2013

    " Based the unit and finding the moral of a story around this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/15/2013

    " Good, short, well-told version of Aesop's fables... both well-known and not. The illustrations are over-the-top wonderful, beautifully done and adding much to the the short tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 11/30/2013

    " This example of traditional fantasy is a great tool when studying fables. It also would be a great supplement to the study of ancient Greece since fables are a contribution from their civilization. It could also be used in conjunction with writing by having students write fables of their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Kohls | 11/4/2013

    " Great illustrations to the classic fables, with a bit of a twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heloyce | 11/3/2013

    " Well known short fables illustrated by this wonderful artist. A delightful addition to any library but so glad to have it in mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 11/2/2013

    " Pinkney has retold Aesop's best known fables in about one page each. Each fable is accompanied by an illustration. Timeless messages, accessible to all--this is essential for any well-rounded library and culturally literate reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 10/20/2013

    " I didn't finish the entire book as I was reading the Kindle version on my phone and then lost my SD card. Probably got 2/3rds of the way through. It was good. I enjoyed it. It was interesting to see the genesis of so many our colloquialisms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Webner | 10/14/2013

    " always a good read i like maklng the lessons my fb status'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 10/5/2013

    " This example of traditional fantasy is a great tool when studying fables. It also would be a great supplement to the study of ancient Greece since fables are a contribution from their civilization. It could also be used in conjunction with writing by having students write fables of their own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 9/22/2013

    " This book teaches everyone, young and old, morals and integrity---absolutely LOVE it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea Decker | 9/16/2013

    " I liked this version because it is kid-friendly, but there's enough story that an adult could enjoy it too. I loved the illustrations. There are about 60 of the fables in this book, enough to get a good idea of how Aesop writes and his morals. I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Libertiny | 9/10/2013

    " One of the greatest business books ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Kohls | 9/5/2013

    " Great illustrations to the classic fables, with a bit of a twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 8/28/2013

    " Pinkney has retold Aesop's best known fables in about one page each. Each fable is accompanied by an illustration. Timeless messages, accessible to all--this is essential for any well-rounded library and culturally literate reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Brown | 8/16/2013

    " They might be old, but they're still pretty applicable. The fable's are VERY short, too, so reading them doesn't take up much time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 7/27/2013

    " Naturally there are some classic lessons to be learned, but the stop-start nature of the reading really threw me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/22/2013

    " I got this 96 pg collection for free in the Kindle store. Short but very good. Each "fable" is very short and usually gets right to the point. Great starting point for those who aren't sure if they want to purchase a more complete collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 5/22/2013

    " I particularly enjoyed the full page pictures in this edition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn Simmons | 5/18/2013

    " This book shares many great fables for children and adults to enjoy. Each fable ends with a moral, stating the fable's purpose. The illustrations are great as well! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 4/27/2013

    " I recognized just a handful of the hundreds of very short fables in this collection (the grasshopper and the ants is the only one that comes to mind). Lacking depth, the morals conveyed in each of the fables were often contradictory. I'm glad I read these, but I'm also glad I'm done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peacegal | 3/23/2013

    " I have long been a fan of Aesop's fables. This is a wonderful collection, but sadly not all of the fables are illustrated. I would have liked to see my favorite, "The Fox and the Grapes," illustrated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ki | 3/10/2013

    " This is how to tell a story and why to tell a story. Come see life from a differnt point of view. Buy the largest collection possible to get as many of the obscure ones as you can. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 2/9/2013

    " Wonderful lessons hidden in all of Aesop's fables. Most of the parables are short and sweet. My dad used to make me copy them out of a book for "homework"; we called it copybook. I hated it, but I learned lots... and now I have good spelling and nice handwriting =] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 1/19/2013

    " It is amazing to me how many of these stories have transcended time, and remain a literary and societal staple. They truly are an effective way of teaching some of the basic moral principles to children (and even adults). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Millie | 10/3/2012

    " A wonderful collection of tales containing morals, either blatantly stated or that need a little considering. Free on the Kindle and takes a few hours to read, not bad for something different from the norm for once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Dreier | 9/27/2012

    " Loved all these fables. Each fable had its intended moral italicized under each story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/8/2012

    " The short and simple versions of the classic fables are perfect for elementary students and the beautiful illustrations make this book a winner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peacegal | 9/3/2012

    " I have long been a fan of Aesop's fables. This is a wonderful collection, but sadly not all of the fables are illustrated. I would have liked to see my favorite, "The Fox and the Grapes," illustrated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea Decker | 8/17/2012

    " I liked this version because it is kid-friendly, but there's enough story that an adult could enjoy it too. I loved the illustrations. There are about 60 of the fables in this book, enough to get a good idea of how Aesop writes and his morals. I liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hayley | 6/20/2012

    " I read Aesop's fables for a college course in Children's Literature. As is quite common, some made immense sense to me and others seemed to lack a message. It must be appreciated as historic children's literature, however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DalalK. | 5/31/2012

    " Aesop's fables is suited for all ages young and old. This book is a treasure of wisdom which should be passed on for generations to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heloyce | 5/19/2012

    " Well known short fables illustrated by this wonderful artist. A delightful addition to any library but so glad to have it in mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/1/2012

    " I got this 96 pg collection for free in the Kindle store. Short but very good. Each "fable" is very short and usually gets right to the point. Great starting point for those who aren't sure if they want to purchase a more complete collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lehar | 4/11/2012

    " In between all the tough writing and monotonous editing, re-writing the book for tiny-tots was such a soothing experience. Learnt a lot myself in the attempt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 4/2/2012

    " This is the copy I have, but there are any number of more in depth collections out there, I assume. The point is, you and your children should know these stories by heart. They should be part of our moral make-up. They're fun, self-explanatory and timeless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyzi | 3/4/2012

    " This is a required reading for school. I've read this a long time ago but I remember I really like it a lot. My favorite will always be The Boy who Cried Wolf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 12/3/2011

    " Very Unigue Reading. I enjoyed them and now see why a lot of expression are what they are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 10/25/2011

    " You can never go wrong with a classic like this one. Reading this made me feel like I was in 6th grade again. We always read these and drew pictures to describe them. I cannot believe I finished this in one day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 10/11/2011

    " Aesop's Fables are a charming collection of tales giving advice to all ages. They are often based around animals and despite the age of the fables they are still relevant to today's society. Teaching important life lessons they are a must read, charming and deeply interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tommy | 10/10/2011

    " All of the stories were nice and short and right to the point. Made for an easy read, but an interesting read as well. Would pop into the book, read and story, and pop back out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 10/7/2011

    " These fables are timeless. Reading them transported me to my childhood: sitting in Grandma's rocking chair listening to the stories on her record player. Some fables teach truly valuable lessons, while others are fun or a little silly. All of them are enjoyable (and short!) reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 10/2/2011

    " A great collection of tales, each with a moral applicable even today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 9/21/2011

    " Awesome! Full of wisdom and very fun to read. Gets you thinking... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 8/27/2011

    " An okay book, but some stories didn't work and I didn't like how half of them said the moral of the story and the half didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 8/11/2011

    " a good resource for teaching aesop's fables, good pictures, and break down of the stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Elizabeth | 6/26/2011

    " I've read this a million times and I love every time just like the first time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 6/17/2011

    " It is amazing to me how many of these stories have transcended time, and remain a literary and societal staple. They truly are an effective way of teaching some of the basic moral principles to children (and even adults). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 5/31/2011

    " As Bruno Bettelheim has pointed out, stories, mainly fairy tales will be interpreted differently depending upon ones age, sex, life experiences, etc. Aesop's Fables should be read by everyone at different times in his/her life. Lesson are to be learned indefinitely!!. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 5/23/2011

    " A timeless book of really short stories fron ancient Greece that teach us simple moral lessons and show us the origin of Western proverbs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielroffle | 5/20/2011

    " You know when you were a kid watching cartoons, waiting for Batman or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or some awesome shit like that, and some shit would come on TV featuring talking woodland creatures not doing much of anything? This is what reading this feels like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigailann | 5/17/2011

    "
    A real classic, Aesop's fables are brief but truly thought-provoking. They tell of a wide-variety of morals, some of which are even contradictory in places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chaniago | 5/17/2011

    " be happy with what you have! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Smilies | 5/14/2011

    " The fables were fun to read but a lot of the moral stuff behind it was really repeated and it got tedious, but not a horrible read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 5/13/2011

    " Interesting to read them all together. It gives a different perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zachary | 5/11/2011

    " At the risk of repeating Lewis and Chesterton, I firmly believe that I learned all I need to know about ethics from the stories that were read to me as a child. Aesop is a terrific moral teacher who cuts across time and space. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 4/25/2011

    " A series of very short stories, generally with a moral at the end. Good for light reading, finished it within a day of starting. Some interesting things to think about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 4/22/2011

    " Loved these fables.I remember as a child just reading them for ages & really liking each one. "

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About the Author
Always a voracious reader, Anna Campbell decided when she was a child that she wanted to be a writer. Once she discovered the wonderful world of romance novels, she knew exactly what she wanted to write. Anna has won numerous awards for her historical romances, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice, the Booksellers' Best, the Golden Quill (three times), the Heart of Excellence, the Aspen Gold (twice), and the Australian Romance Readers Association's most popular historical romance (five times). Her books have twice been nominated for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award and three times for Romance Writers of Australia's Romantic Book of the Year.
About the Narrator

Antony Ferguson was born in London. He has performed successfully on both sides of the Atlantic and has played many leading roles in theater, film, and television. He has over fifty audiobooks to his credit and is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.