This book has been trending as a best seller for weeks now, so as soon as I listened to the sample to determine if I could take the narrator I had to buy. It is a decent book, I listened to the whole thing in about two sittings. Not surprising that the hype is built around another lead who that has photographic memory, this one talent seems to be working for all who use it, from the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Witness.
I have to say the I do not generally like period pieces, the language for me is unbearable and the fake British accents on narration is the worst. However, I was so happy to hear that it was much toned down for this book because the characters were Scottish and part french, which means the narrator didn't try to use a strong accent either way. The narrator did a decent job and made the book a pleasurable experience.
The second most compelling feature outside of the peculiarities of Lord Ian was undoubtably that there were several very very hot scenes with some very blunt dirty talk for the period that the book is framed. This was a hilarious surprise for me as none of the wording would be sexual in today's world but actually quite technical. The characters actually fit together quite nicely and Lord Ian has a surprising tender and loving relationship with his brothers, that I do love where ever I see it in this book.
Out with the good and in with the bad.The story was not all that interesting and in fact, the photographic memory was barely used for the entirety of the book. Alot of other reviewers found the fact that the star couldn't look people in the eye or focus on conversation to be quite endearing or some handicapp which make women swoon for the character in pity. I however, found it to be quite creepy, and find it even more difficult to believe that he could have a real relationship if he really only focuses on his side of a conversation (of course they got around this fact in the book). I actually felt so bad for her, that multiple times in bed she could not get him to look at her. This is not a turn on.
Technically well written, good narration, regular plot formula with a lot of steam, I give 4 out of 5. I would recommend for a light summer read.
Hero is the first Asberger's porn star character I've encountered in my reading.
Really good narrator can't pull this book together for me.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I was disappointed with this story. Poorly narrated and poorly written. I will not be listening to more books in this series if released on Audible.
Nice, intriguing and engaging – you keep rooting for the good/misunderstood underdog.
Overall the story line was good and had some unexpected twists. The romantic scenes we pretty good and there were plenty of them. The narrator was good and I didn’t have problems following who was speaking plus she did a nice accent for the Scottish men (mind you I have no idea how that accent sounds in reality).
The only thing that bothered me was that the main male character was in fact a bit off/crazy/weird (he wasn’t crazy in the usual “oh that man is crazy haha” way he was in fact “different” and there is no changing/curing him. He is what he is and he had some serious real mental issues). Throughout the book I kept wondering WHY the writer chose such an odd personality for the male character. But that is just a personal preference not necessarily a reflection on the story in general.
Overall the story was worth the listen and interested me enough that I finished the listen in 2 days – so yes it is worth the time/credit.
The story was okay, more sexual than believable. How one could build a life with such a violent taciturn man is beyond me. I was distracted by the narrator's style, she reads as if each sentence is a breathless cliffhanger. I notice she does the same in the rest of the series(I checked it out and she doesn't read that way for American contemporaries!!??). And her UK accents are just atrocious. I wish it weren't so. This series needs different narrator, someone who does the accent justice before I would even try the next book in the series.
this book was dismal dark and depressing.. not sad as in some bad things happened and made you cry but just generallly depressing the male character was weak pretty pathetic and the herione was just pathetic and trashy im no prude but a couple of the things the author had her do was not only totally unrealistic for that day and age but even in this day is really raunchy and distasteful very disappointing...............
no just cant justify wasting the money
as if it couldnt get anyworse the narrator was simply awful pretentious and monotonious
it was so bad i fell asleep on it several times and didnt even finish the last twenty minutes or so this one was a bust..........
i give the author credit for attempting to do something different but in my eyes it just didnt work
unless u like depressing books dont waste ur money
Yes. The hero is loveable and sexy. The heroine is not a whiny ditts.
She had the perfect voice and seemed to understand the unique characters.
Same as the title. It fits perfectly.
Ian is an alpha male but not because of the usual reasons romance writers use, he is the way he is because of his genius.
I can not wait to see his other brothers stories. I hope audible will make them SOON!
No. The narrator was so terrible and painful to listen too I couldn't even enjoy the book enough the know what is was about.
The meeting of the H/H and how their story ties them together was a very interesting plot I wanted to entertain myself with listening to. But the naraator was so awful that I had to turn the book off.
worst narrator I have ever heard. I wish she will never record anything ever again!!!! not only were her accents inconsistance she had terrible expression for emotions and you could hear her breathing in a mic while she read. Most annoying. She did not properly expression emotion or tones and my god those accents made my teeth itch!
I'm sure the book may have been good but I will have to buy it in ebook form to find out since the narrator was so horrific.
Ban Angela Dawe!!!!!Please