I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
If you enjoy historical romance novels, you will love this book. I think it's fair to say that no one does it better than Julie Garwood. You will enjoy getting to know the characters she writes about. Like her other historical romance novels, this book not only features a strong-minded man, but a strong-minded woman. Garwood does a wonderful job of playing with the expectations of the time period she's writing about, and pushing at them just enough to make it neither totally unbelievable, nor completely unpalatable.
Some previous people have criticized the narrator, Anne Flosnik. However in this book I thought she did a good job and enjoyed the narration. I listened to Gentle Warrior and thought Anne Flosnick was to over dramatic with that narration. I am glad I gave this book a try as I found this thoroughly enjoyable. It's the type of audiobook you don't want to end.
I don't even know if the story is any good since the narrator was so terrible. I was so distracted by how irritating her voice was that I couldn't concentrate on the story. The way that she spoke grated on my nerves. There were times that I actually cringed. Sometimes I just rolled my eyes. I had a hard time liking any of the charactors just because her irritating voice destroyed them. Two thumbs down on this one. The only positive side to this is that I won't ever spend any money on an audio-book again without checking out the sample and reading the reviews first!
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.
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The narration was so awful I almost couldn't finish! Don't waste your time or money! Avoid Anne Flosnik as a narrator!
The premise and characters were charming. The reader's male voices were horrible; her overall inflections weren't suited to the situations. I would love to listen again with a different performer.
This was a wonderful and enjoyable story. Really enjoy Julie Garwood books so entertaining you don't want them to end.
A different narrator
This is my absolute favorite book, I have read it at least a dozen times, it is simple and romantic.
I would listen to it on one of my long drives. But the narrator is horrible. Her voice is gruff and over exaggerated. When she speaks as Madelyne she sounds fine, but the rest of the reading is obnoxious.
I have also listened to The Bride, but Julie Garwood, and that narrator is magnificent. I really enjoyed that listening and could not wait to be able to listen again. It is a shame to have such a great read ruined by this narrator.