Enh. It is nothing unqiue, just standard Garwood fare. It seems they all start with a strong female character fighting adversity, enter hero, heroine tries to change herself, hero decides he likes her as she was, kind of, and then she will doing something marginally feisty, then acts like the docile little wife.
I liked the beginning, before the heroine lost some of her spunk, and she hit him in the head with the rock.
Is she talking with a sock in her mouth?
No. I didn't like the heroine too much by the end. Bring back the lady at the beginning, then absolutely.
It is just like any other Garwood book. She has a formula, she sticks to it. It is entertaining, and if you can get past the narration, it is not bad.
They should use a different narrator. I didn't enjoy her voice. It sounded as if she tried to speak in a manly tone and it made it too annoying to listen to.
Not in this genre but it did make me never want to listen to anything Anne Flosnik narrates.
Definitely! She was the worst narrator ever!
The story line seemed ok but I couldn't get passed the horrible narration.
The narrator ade it a painful experience
pick a different person to read it
the narrator should have sounded less monoton and more natural. made the heroine sound like a hag
this narrator nearly drove me insain
So unfortunate! I really wanted to like this book, but the narration has killed it for me. The narrator's voice is very nasal, sounds whiny and drags out words unnecessarily. I literally forced myself to listen to about 2/3's of it (time I will never get back!) and can't do it anymore. I've completely lost interest in the story. Not sure at this point if it's the story dragging on or the fact that all I can focus on is the bad narration. Sorry... I hate leaving a bad review, but I feel like it was a credit wasted.
Yes, I would try another book by Julie Garwood.
The female lead
I have enjoyed Julie Garwood's books in the past. However, this book was not my favorite. The female lead was so irritating! I just wanted to smack her for being so dense!! I would not recommend this to anyone as a purchase.
This book starts with a strong character who protects her land from harm by carrying around a sling. However, as soon as she meets her darling husband she turns into a sappy, hangy, woman who tries to earn his respect by throwing tantrums. Perhaps the difficulty is that this is an audio book. If you were reading a normal book you could skip a page here, or a paragraph there and the plot would move along fine and keep you interested. But wading through every last detail gets tedious.
When on the roof protecting her castle, she slings a stone and fells the leader of the approaching army.
No. One was bad enough.
I feel stupider (Is that a word?) for having listened to this book.
No Probably not, because of the outcome, once you know it
Nice story of the time
I love Anne Flosnik;s readings and I don't understand people who don't realize how good she is in reading early century novels....I think she's excellent
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Anne Flosnik is an excellent narrator. Good narrator, good book. You can't ask for more. I liked the subtle humor in this book. I had a good laugh. Well done book.
No. The narrator is just too awful.
I hated the voices she used while reading the book. Yuk!