I think the story is a good one but it was spoiled in part by the poor narration. The narrator has an annoying habit of breathily dragging out the last word of certain phrases very unnaturally, especially the word "her", which becomes "hhheeerrrrrr". Ugh! I wasn't sure I could make it through the entire book for that reason.
When I saw another's reference to Darth Vader I laughed out loud. It was exactly my thought when I was listening to this novel - the more intense the scene, the more Darth Vader would have been jealous of the hissing stage whisper that turned what would have been a good listen into a comical gigglefest. She literally put the King of the Raspy voice to shame! (seriously.. there is no way to put it... I've never laughed through a sex scene like I did with this book - every mention of the word "her" sounded like a pained evil monster about to attack a fluffy bunny; it was just that out of place). I really recommend listening to the preview before purchasing.
The humour aside, the narration killed what would otherwise have been a very enjoyable romance novel with a strong male and very entertainingly wrought female character.
I thought I would give Anne Flosnick another chance...unfortunately, not any better. Will not purchase another audiobook with this narrator, period.
The story was OK - enjoyable romance from a bygone era, but the narrator absolutely ruined the experience. She was dreadful. Her voice was jarring and raspy. I will not listen to any other books that are narrated by her. Big thumbs down.
It was a good enough story but I should have listened to the reviews that said the narration has bad, because it was, her voice too dramatic for me. I was able to finish it but rolled my eyes at the narration and it took away from the love story in it. I like Julie Garwood style of writing, however I will just not listen to this narrator anymore.
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I loved reading this book when I was younger. With that said the audio leaves some to be desired due to the narrator. But no matter what I will listen to what ever Linda has to write, even though I like her older stuff better than her newer FBI stuff.
When too much of your life becomes overwhelming, curl up with any Julie Garwood historical romance novel, and be swept into the words of one of the diamonds amongst the dross of romance novelists. While Ms. Garwood's contemporary romance and mystery novels are always a good, well-written read , I hope she returns to the genre where her talent truly sparkles.
Garwood, sure, Flosnik, probably not.
I would have preferred the narrator to read instead of perform the book.
I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
The story is wonderful. If you enjoy Historical Romance then you will enjoy this book. The narrator is wonderful.
This was a compelling story, written with large characters and emphatic language. I liked it, but wish I had read it. I can tell the narrator is professional, but I stopped listening on two occasions because she was far too dramatic. The language didn't need extra emphasis and she regularly drew two syllable words out to 3 or 4. And whenever there was shouting, it was an exaggeratedly quiet whisper, which really didn't work.