a voracious reader transformed into an obsessive listener through the magic of MP3's. A boring accountant and federal public servant by day, I fly the winds of fantasy though my audible library
I wish all my friends enjoyed fantasy as much as i did. This book combines romance that bridges cultures, age and politics with a good adventure story. It has something for all.
Truly in the same vein as this author"s other books, but with a fundamentally different premise and local. but...the underdog is a hero, and for those of us who have been underdogs our whole lives, it is great to be able to cheer for the unexpected hero.
This storyteller draws you in with compelling charaterizations, not only voice but tone and energy and sweetness and anger all come through and the performer fades into the background as the characters join you in your room. i love her!
I would park the car and wait until the scene changed as I could not bear to leave the pieces unheard. Lots of fun, believable characters (even ones you wanted to yell at)
This author should never stop writing...her audience would pine away.
I thought I bought (bought!) another beautiful McMaster Bujold fantasy story, but it just went on and on and on about a young girl and and older man and how they shouldn't fall in love but do. Oy, the endless conversations! The evil malices - the beasts Dag and his people fight - seemed a side story. Dag is a stupid name for a man anyway, considering what the Australians mean by it.
Being slightly older than the "old patroller" myself, I can imagine his hesitation about falling for an uneducated farm girl half his age, but dearie me - that magic must indeed be pretty strong if Fawn is the only interesting woman in his entire world. But there you go. It's fantasy, after all.
Of course not, but I am a fan of the genre because of the worlds that exist there and the possibilities they open. Age gap dating I can find in my own world.
Nice, calm reading, very soothing.
Disappointment and frustration. If this were a paper book, I'd never have bought it because I would have leafed through it to see if it was any good. Yes, McMaster Bujold writes beautifully but this just wasn't my story.
Note to self: read the reviews better, especially those with 1 or 2 stars. They usually tell more than the raving comments do.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I have really enjoyed this series, a bit like comfort food for the soul. Beautifully written and narrated. Many thanks Lois :)
Lois McMaster Bujold has characters you can respect and grow to love.
The loving couple was on the fifth day of their 2-day trip. That thought is quietly inserted into the descriptions.
The reader catches the voices of the aunt's patient comforting and of the youngest brother's careless teasing.
Wish I had paid more attention to other reviews - this is simply put a romance novel, and not a very exciting one at that.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites.
Lois McMaster Bujold develops a fascinating world and characters. On top of everything else, including the love story, the discovery of inner strength and talents, overcoming adversity, cooperation and more, it is a wonderful story of two groups of peoples slowly overcoming superstitious prejudice and the beginnings of true understanding and trust.
She provides just enough information about the events that occurred before the books for the reader to theorize about the probable history. I hope Bujold has plans for a future book(s) expanding on the history of this ‘world’ and possibly more development of the third group of ‘peoples’.
I bought the first book of this series through one of spend 2 credits get 3 book specials and it was one of my best buys thus far. I promptly bought the rest of the books of the series & enjoyed them all.
The premise of this story is good.....the personal interactions are icky....very "cheap romance novel" interactions between the main characters. I really wanted them to stop talking and get to the plot of the book....sadly, I realized by the end of this book, that the action part of this series certainly wasn't happenin' in THIS book. Disappointing.
I love this author's stories and this on is no exception. So far in my fantasy quest I've read nothing like it. Men might find it a bit sentamental but as a married woman I was reminded of my courtship time. Although a bit explicit, it was a refreshing jogging of memory as well as being a well-spun tale with colorful characters.
Boring, slow paced. Tried to listen to it several times, but couldn't get through it. The Fawn character is immature and annoying. The age gap on the romance is creepy.