I really like the story, but for me, getting around Anne Flosnik's voice and accent were tough. I love a good English accent, but something about her's made it difficult for me to really immerse myself in the story and get a good visual of the characters. I may be interested to hear it read by someone else.
First of all I LIKE very much Anne Flosnik's narration. I really don't know what all the fuss and complaining is about with the other reviews. I have listened to her a lot on Amanda Quick and Mary Balogh novels on tape and CD
I thought this was a great book. It was written in 1991 which, in my opinion better written,
before the historical novels became too modern day. In other words they put 21st century
characters back two centuries and expect it to be believable.
I liked Lady Carolyn and Lord Bradford. Of course, being a Duke, he was arrogrant and controlling, but in the end she brought him around.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Loved the story but did not like the reader at all. She gave me a headache. I wanted her to cough or clear her throat the whole time.
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!
I liked this book and the fact that it wasn't predictable as most of these types of books are. However the intimate scenes between to main characters could have been a bit more erotic or at the very least a bit more descriptive. I'm fond of some of Anne Flosnok narrations but in this book she she did a good job of the reading.
I have read a number of Ms. Garwood's books and really enjoyed them. This one was not very good in my opinion.
The heroine was said to be strong but her behaviour seemed weak and needy. The hero was a harsh bully. I cringed through many of the exchanges. I will not read this again; it insults my sensitivities as a woman.
Omnivorous reader since childhood with a love of intelligent, well written books, whether fiction or nonfiction.
I am not a one to avoid dark topics and understand that different times have had different standards but I could not finish this book. The hero's obsession with control and manipulation of the heroine was extremely disturbing because it was written as if it were love. I don't care what excuse he used, he was an accomplished abuser.
Nv Native American, 1 room school house, hi school of 30, Raised 4-2& 2 ala Brady Bnch, lv audio books, home bound widow. M happy. Thnx AB.
I almost was positively positive that I'd be disappointed but I was so elated at having found an unread Julie Garwood Historical era book, I ignored the misgiving and plunked down my credit. I was disappointed. But I'm spoiled after having read and listened to Ransom, The Secret, Shadow Music, and Lions Lady. After those "10's", Rebellious Desire was assembly line quality. But it still has the ability to make a dripping , snowy afternoon better.
I know that listening tastes are subjective, and I know there are tons of romance readers/listeners who enjoy Anne Flosnik as a narrator. But I can't stand listening to her. The guttural way she does the men's voices combined with the overly breathy way she ends sentences and does the female voices grates on my nerves. In the future, I'll be skipping books narrated by her. Which is unfortunate, because she does the narration for several of my favorite historical-romance authors.
Edwina "I Love Books'
Millford and Charity!
It was poor at best. She is not a very good narrator. Her accents are all wrong.
It shouldn't be a movie!!