I wish I hadn't bought two of these because I just can't get by the first couple hours of the first one. The writing is hackneyed, overblown, and repetitive. Some of the language seems too modern to be from an era as long ago as this supposedly was. The characters do not engage the reader/listener enough to care what happens to them or in the story. I found myself drifting away and when I started listening again found I hadn't missed anything. Not a good sign! The narrator did his best with this unengaging story, but his attempt at a Scottish accent fell short of anything I've heard in all the parts of Scotland I've visited. Suggestion to Audible--use British readers for books set in the British Isles--please.
On a positive note, this is the first of many books I've purchased from Audible that I have not enjoyed a great deal.
I'm new to this genre and I really enjoy this series of books. The artist has a wonderful voice. While I was a bit unnerved at first, I've come to really enjoy his vocal depth.
I read so I can write
The romance novel needs to be read well or it can be ruined. Mr Gigante does a thorough job of ruining this story when he takes the female part. His portrayal of Jillian is grating at best.
The story is good but listening to the narration robs from it.
The book was great but unfortunately I wasted my money downloading it, after the first one I thought I would try again but he makes the women sound like drag queens from a gay club that you just can not take seriously, I went and bought the actual book because I really wanted to finish it but when I tried to just read it I kept hearing the narrated awful voices when the female parts came about. I was not able to finish the audible so this one was wasted money although the book was good the download was a total waste of money.
He was very good with the male parts I would like to add.