Really enjoyed this take on beauty and the beast! The narration was good, too. Highly recommend if you enjoy regency romance.
I loved the book. I am generally an Eloisa James fan, but sometimes she seems a bit off, mechanical. This was spot on.
The interactions between Beauty and Beast were always significant.
To be repetitious, any scene between B&B.
The chicken coop scenes were very impactful.
Well done all around. While I listened at every opportunity, I didn't want it to end.
It's very entertaining
Not any one in particular
I did not have one I enjoyed the entire book
I love the interaction between her characters
I will buy more Eloisa James
Absolutely. From the stellar narration to the witty banter to the heartbreaking ending, the book was one of the few this year that stands out for me. Definitely will re-listen
Linnet of course, she was beautiful, charming, witty and sarcastic, she gave as good as she got but is kindhearted as well. I loved the heroine that was able to love the hero despite his foul character at first:)
Hands down Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, she did marvelous job with his voice, I was amazed that a woman narrator can interpret someone so well, she made him come alive. Excellent job.
When Linnet got sick and was all alone
This is one I will listen to again.. It was so amusing and the story itself was a good one with strong lead characters.
The humor & the self awareness of the characters. Piers and Linnet know exactly who they are & what they want.
The different voices. I was reading along with the audiobook at times and realized I missed Gavan's childish voice and Linnet's. They (different voices) add so much to the story. Susan Duerden can make the characters come to life with her narration.
This book definitely made me laugh and yes, I felt sadness and horror when Linnet was ill.
I don't usually read Regency type romances, but thought I'd try this because of a review & the sale price and I am so glad I did. Very entertaining and I have already ordered another of her books.
Difficult romance story
A long drawn out conversation between the two romantic leads on the planned direction of their relationship. I didn't particularly like the conversation and the way it was going so I was mentally thinking about what I would do in similar circumstances. In short, my actions would have differed greatly...which admittedly means I might have missed out on a great romance.
No, I've not listed to her before but she did a great job with this book.
When "the Beast" had to save "the Beauty". It was a turning point in his life and it was very touching.
I call this a difficult romance story because "the Beast" was a hard man to like, in the beginning. After awhile, as "the Beauty" peeled away the layers of his personality and you got a glimpse of the man he could be, he was more likeable. But that took a good bit of peeling. The book does have very romantic and sexy scenes that more than make up for the darker part so all in all, I would recommend it. In fact, I have never listened to an Eloisa James book that I don't like. She has a way of getting you so wrapped up into the lives and the romance of the characters that you feel a let down when the book is over; and just for that reason, the book is over. So, I'm now looking for another... :)
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
It was such a great read.... funny, witty, sexy, history, everything you want in a romance novel.
No, but she's a great narrator!
This is one of the best romance books I ever read or listened to.
It made me cry, laugh and then finally, it made me want to start all over again.
Susan Duerden instantly became one of my favorite narrators.
If you love romances, this is a must listen!
Say something about yourself!
There wasn't a lot of repetitive dialogue between characters. Many historical romance characters rehash the same complaints about each other in a million different ways over and over again. This book had witty banter, clever characters, and was simply a fun read. The main male character was just arrogant enough that you liked him, but didn't feel like he was a complete ass. The female protagonist was sweet/innocent enough, but not so much you would want to vomit. Overall, It was a fun read.
I didn't have a favorite. I thought they were all well written.
I thought Ms. Duerden did a great job with the voices. Then again, I almost never write negative reviews of the readers. I could listen to a frog read a book.
I did listen to it in once sitting. I spent the day cleaning my house and doing chores. Nine hours later the book was done.
I will be checking out several more of Eloisa James books.
Beauty and the Beast captured my attention because it is still my all time favorite story - and this book delivered in every way. James does a great job of moving the plot along while developing the characters in such a way that you fall in love! There are so many ho-hum audio books out there that I want to express my humble opinion that this one is definitely worth it - IF you are a true believer in Beauty and the Beast.