I would not recommend this book to anyone. The narrator has totally ruined the experience for me because of the most boring narration and phony voices. I have had to stop repeatedly to brace myself to just listen to the STORY, not the narrator. I am appalled she was not stopped and told to begin this book again.
The Woman in White
Her horrible attempt at making a man sound "evil." She had three levels of inflection throughout the entire story, most of them a hoarse whisper. The levels never varied. I can talk about the mail being delivered with more enthusiasm, inflection, or variation in my speech.
Yes. It inspired me to write my first review. Sad that it had to be because the narration was so poor. The story was not much better.
I will be most cautious to make sure I do not get a book narrated by her again.
Loved the story well written keeps you interested in the characters you want to root for the main characters. The narration was somewhat disappointing but would still highly recommend the book
Almost through with this listen and feel like my throat is sore from listening to this reader rasp her way through this story. I like Elizabeth Lowell tremendously, but I will not ever listen to anything of hers or anyone's read by this person again. It is full on painful and simply ruined the recording for me.
Avid reader and Audio books listener
Everything, the story, the characters, era in which it was set .
This is just an amazing story..
I can't think of one
I love Anne Flosnik as a narrator
I love books and some stories should stay as books. Movies just can’t portray the thoughts and character introspection
This worth the read.
I love the narrator her ability to use her voice to bring life and heat to the charactors was wonderfl. Good story a bit predictable but endearing.
I read the trilogy when they came out in paperback and loved the books. I thought the different voices the narrator used were a little off. Meg was supposed to be young and sounds like an older woman. I could understand an english accent but not an older one. The normans came from france but were just deep guteral voices. These books are so worth the read but the narrator almost made me want to turn them off. I did keep listening because I knew the books were so good but wish different accents had been used.
I read so I can write
From beginning to end I was into this book. It did not disappoint. Unlike many historical romances nothing was overdone. The romance, war, crisis, etc was balanced into a most enjoyable story.
As a first book in a series it does a good job of developing interest in characters and entertains enough to make you want the next one.
I honestly cannot understand how this book has almost 4 stars??? Are we listening to the same book? The hero is the ultimate male chauvinist pig. He has been awarded an estate that comes with its teenage virgin bride to boot. Despite the many times his bride saves his skin, he keeps suspecting her of consorting with his enemy. He locks her up and wants to tame her like a falcon, forcing her to feed from his hand and see only him. Give me a bloody break!!! And of course, we are expected to believe she would fall in love with her jailor. 3.5 hrs before the story came to an end, I've decided that I've had enough of this literary garbage. I have not read any of Lowell's other books, but if I had to judge her work by this one, I will save my credits for another author.
While I listened to the whole book, I can't say it was worth the time or the credit. At best, it could be regarded as a way to "clean the palate" between two intense reads. Enough said.
Not your usual Historical Romance, and one of the best audiobooks I've heard in some time.
The talented Elizabeth Lowell certainly knows how to keep a listeners interest, and with Anne Flosnik's excellent narration the listener is taken through a gambit of emotions as the story takes unexpected twists and turns.
Well worth a credit, but happy to get it on sale.