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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,582 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Laurens Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Black Cobra Quartet Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9780061978678
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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens takes a bold turn in her exciting new series.

A second battle-hardened, completely unstoppable, all-male hero, an ex-officer of the Crown, confronts the deadly enemy known only as the Black Cobra.

He's focused on his mission, then sees a lady he never dreamed he'd see again—with an assassin on her heels.

She secretly followed him, unaware her path is deadly—or that she'll join him to battle a treacherous foe.

Through ever-present peril, through passion, desire, and ecstasy, they race to reach England—and their destiny.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Laurens’ signature blend of witty writing, dangerous intrigue, and sexy romance continues to be absolutely addictive.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Laurens has outdone herself in this second book of the Black Cobra Quartet, combining a wondrous plot filled with suspense and emotions, a dynamic hero, a fearless, forward-thinking heroine, and a story that crackles.”

    RT Book Reviews, Top Pick!

  • “A remarkably witty and extremely alluring historical romance with danger lurking on every page.”

    Fresh Fiction

  • “Simon Prebble, narrator extraordinaire, adds panache to Laurens’ Regency romance…[which] Prebble’s upper-crust English delivery, fine acting skills, broad repertoire of accents and voices, and perfect timing do much to enhance.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Audie Award Finalist
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E. | 2/6/2014

    " Emily Ensworth has come to India to determine whether she can find someone better suited to her requirements for a husband and ends up in the middle of a dangerous mission to uncover the Black Cobra. One of the quartet known as Hasting's own is Major Gareth Hamilton and little does he realize that Emily has decided that he is the one for her which complicates his mission to act as a decoy to draw out the Black Cobra's minions. The growing mutual attraction is juxtaposed with violent struggles across several countries as Gareth and Emily strive to get themselves and their companions safely to England while fighting off fanatics determined to prevent a successful outcome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trevenia | 1/31/2014

    " She writes great but I did not particularly like the diary portion of the book but loved the story anyway! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ldlimes | 1/23/2014

    " now i have to get book 3 to see if the black cobra gets cought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grandmaking553 | 1/22/2014

    " enjoyed this book very much, but the author left you hanging, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/20/2014

    " Didn't like this much as much as the first in the series. It felt really long to me. I know it was longer than the first book, but I don't think that was all of it. Was good though, and am excited to read book 3. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 12/1/2013

    " I did not enjoy this book. I found Emily's diary annoying, especially when she kept talking about her "one." This was less about the romantic relationship, I felt, and more about the Black Cobra. Overall, not a particularly interesting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dolly | 11/30/2013

    " Honestly I was rather bored with this one, I don't even think I properly finished. I normally love Stephanie Lauren's books but I think the heroine was just a touch too over-the-top. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 11/25/2013

    " Oh Boy, lots of action and romance in this.. Book 2 is a exciting as book one, cant wait to get into book 3.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Jo Atwood | 7/8/2013

    " The second book in the black cobra quartet is a little better than the first one, but still feel there is something lacking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annalynn | 5/22/2013

    " Enjoyable, but its fairly identical to just about every other Bastion Club series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 5/9/2013

    " Great story, but I kept waiting for it to end. How many times could they run from the Black Cobra Cult in the same way, but in different cities? It would have been 5 stars if not for the redundancy of the action scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerin | 11/6/2012

    " Emily Ensworth and Captain Gareth MacFarlane "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Mondragon | 9/15/2012

    " Second in the series. It's good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 7/12/2012

    " I loved this book and am so looking forward to the next one "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 3/5/2012

    " Pretty meh for me. Interesting heroine, I did like her journaling. But it wasn't as good as the first Black Cobra book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JJ | 11/1/2011

    " About 100 pages too long with a dozen too many characters to keep track of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Hickman | 5/15/2011

    " decent. not completely what I'm used to from her. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Loralee | 1/8/2011

    " I just couldn't get into this book, I don't know if it was a reading slump I was in or not, but the heroine really irked me, she was just to forward and selfish to me. So put it down and haven't picked it up since. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cassandra | 1/5/2011

    " Amount of times the word "cultist" is mentioned in this book: 632,119.
    My interest level: 0. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 12/13/2010

    " I really enjoy this author. I like the new characters but also enjoy catching up with old characters from previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greta | 9/19/2010

    " Much better than the first in the series, although the ending still felt rushed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 8/6/2010

    " Decent action filled historical romance with cameo appearances of various characters from earlier Laurens' books. Now I need to find the rest in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 7/30/2010

    " Pretty meh for me. Interesting heroine, I did like her journaling. But it wasn't as good as the first Black Cobra book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelly | 7/26/2010

    " Yawn... Probably being generous with 2 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 6/15/2010

    " Four officers from the India Company resign their commissions and try to return to England with a damning letter identifying the "Black Cobra". This is the second story, like the first lots of fighting and killing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Val | 6/6/2010

    " Enjoying this series very much "

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About the Author
Author Stephanie Laurens

Stephanie Laurens, a New York Times bestselling author, began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career when her novels about the masterful Cynster cousins captivated readers, making her one of the romance world’s most beloved and popular authors. She subsequently introduced the equally unforgettable members of the Bastion Club, as well as several other series. Currently living outside Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two cats, she has been writing historical romance novels in her signature “Errol Flynn meets Jane Austen” style for more than twenty years.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.