I'd try any book by Ms. Balogh if a different narrator. I saw better than average reviews for the performance so I gave it a chance. Couldn't finish the first chapter with this narrator. And I love love Mary Balogh.
I'm finding that I don't care for quite a few of the narrators of the historical romances. On the other hand, I recently purchased Grace Burrowes' The Bridegroom Wore Plaid' which had a male narrator, Roger Hampton, who did a fabulous job, bringing the story to life and creating a great listening experience. Why not use some male narrators if the female narrators don't read men well. Ms. Flosnik made the men in A Secret Affair sound old and stodgy. Very disappointed because I would eventually have purchased all the Huxtable books in audio to go along with my physical copies. She is a keeper.
I'll listen to a sample of other books but not this series.
I did love the book in kindle and paperback.
There is no way that I could listen to Anne Flosnik again. I really can't comment on Mary Balogh after only listening to half a book, although I found it boring and the characters unbelievable.
Not this Mills and Boon type of book. Probably a psychological thriller
Hannah - the Duchess of Dunbarton
This book belongs in a Mills & Boon cover
If you like Harlequin Romances, predictable plot lines, two dimensional characters and bodice-rippers in general, this is for you. Unfortunately, it is not for me. You may want to skip this one.
I am in my seasoned sixties - an avid reader since childhood -- audio books came into my life when my eyesight started to go.
Right up there with a Woman of Substance
The power of love and the honor of respect
Her ability to voice her actions and thoughts with just the right tones
Yes, very strong reactions, I realize the importance of a loving mentor
I did not laugh or cry, just took notes as if the wisdom was meant for me
Again good reading as well as inspirational
Truly enjoyed this audible. Was not tedious or drawn out in parts for me, flowed all the way through. Enjoyable characters, great story. Narrator was good. Worth the listen.
this is the fifth book in the series about the attractive Huxtible family. All of those storieshave been beautifully and seductively narrated or performed by Ann Flosnyk
The stories wrapped up as Regency Romances are about very real people and their coping with the problems of life. THose characters could be transposed into today's world but the setting might not be so attractive
This Huxtible series has been one of the most beautifully presented and audio to which I have listenedy and leaves one with the expectation of 'more to come'
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
The first book I listen to from the series. It got me hooked from the first chapter! and because of it I listened to the whole series of the Huxatbles. The series is amazing! I recommand all the 5 books of the series ALL :)
About 2 minutes into this dreck I was wondering what on earth led me to buy this. This is the sort of bad "romance" novel I was reading 40 years ago in Jr. High and had no idea anyone was still writing, much less reading. Even works was the terrible narrator! Horrible voice. I can only imagine that I bought it based on "excellent" reviews. As such, I feel obligated to post this very negative one to help prevent someone else from the accidental purchase. If you want this sort of book, go back to the classic authors like Victoria Holt.
Have a plot that hasn't been done 10,000 times, include some interesting characters, include some actual history, stop going on and on and on about how "perfect" and beautiful your boring spoiled heroine is.
ANYONE! Even Gilbert Godfried would have been better.
I have listened to Anne Flosnik before, and had decided then to never again buy a book that she had narrated. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that she was the narrator for this one, which popped up as a $4.95 sale.
She is just so nauseatingly expressionless, and enunciates her words so unnaturally, and she never, ever, EVER, changes the cadence of her words.....it is actually painful to listen to her. Like nails on a chalkboard, her voice just makes me cringe. And from reading some other reviews about her performance, I know I am not alone in this opinion.
The story might have been OK, I guess, but I'll never know, since I was so distracted by the narration that I couldn't finish it.