I enjoyed the simplicity of the book. The story line was simple easy to follow and quite enjoyable. The narration was very good by Susan Duerden and I will be looking for more audio books that she narrates. I still think the narrator is the one who makes or breaks the workings of an author.
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This story of When Beauty Tamed the Beast was actually a very simple and straight forward one, yet it was so fast past with such clever script that you had to pay attention to keep up. The author followed a well laid out plan, concise ideas that were well executed and extremely well written. To really appreciate this book and get the most out of it, don't focus on the story line and unfortunate circumstances of our main characters. Instead pay attention to the confrontations between everyone in this book, the arrogant and provoking genius of Piers who challenges everyone around him, even while he mocks.
The extraordinary use of sarcasm to create a solid comedy. The story tackled real issues in old times, by emphasizing the ridiculousness of peoples perceptions by exaggerating them. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, is in my opinion the main focus of the story, more so than Linnet. He is the mocking tone that keeps this story together and distinguishes it from other romance comedies set in this era.
I must say that Susan Duerden's voice over ability is excellent because it's not often that I find women who execute male voices so convincingly and with so much depth and character. In all honesty I purchased the kindle (read) version but due to time restraint I listened to the entire book using audio (during my commute to and from work). This makes it difficult for me to say whether the audio had more to offer than the text version.
If insult is the cure, Dr. Piers is your man.
I believe that the author's notes also play a large role on the attitude I took going into this. Whether you read it before or after, understanding what she was trying to do by combining a favorite fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast' together with her favorite series 'House M.D' (more to the point, Houses' quirky and relentless character) made it easier for me to set the stage and relate to the characters.
The narrator made this book come alive. I loved reading this book and didn't think it was possible to be even better in audio. Susan D. is incredibly talented. Her male voices are masculine and her repertoire of voices is almost unlimited. She and this book were a true pleasure to listen to for hours on the drive to work.
I really loved the story by Eloisa James. Both main characters were a joy to listen to. Naration also was good.
I really love this version of 'Beauty and the Beast'. Elosia gives it her own quick by adding a 'Dr. House-like' hero for us to root for. The narrator did a wonderful job and it was a pleasure to listen to.
In the top 10, I'd say. It was such a great listen!
I really liked the characters. Even though he was supposed to be gruff, I never disliked him. I found them both quite likable and I rooted for them from the start.
Yes. She's always great. One of my favorite narrators. She does different voices so well and it feels like you're listening to a movie.
The heart often sees more than the eyes ever can...
This was just a wonderful feel-good book. A great romantic listen. Definitely a keeper!
Love historical and paranormal romances with smart, imperfect people who against the odds find love when they are not looking for it.
An old romance with a new new twist at every turn. Great characters to love and to irritate you. Well written dialogue. Steamy love scenes. Modern feel but true to the historical theme. Wonderful narrator. Total enjoyment.
I love the books with the brooding and snarky heroes with lots of witty repartee...and this book fits that description perfectly :)
When Piers finds LInnet half dead of scarlet fever and fights the fight of his life to save her....absolutely wonderful :)