The story is good if you like time traveling fantasy and romance. I enjoy this kind of stories. This one is good in the way that presents both sides of a coin. Meaning that you can experience our century through the wondrous eyes of someone from the past and then see Elizabethan Era through our modern eyes with the ambivalence that the portray of those times give us from the 21st. Century. The part I did not like of the story is the weeping maiden...The stereotype of the "DOORMAT WOMAN". Despite that, the story is enjoyable. WHAT IS AWFUL is the NARRATION!
Let me explain myself. As an audiobook fan I respect and appreciate narrators. But I found out that there is the RIGHT & WRONG narrator for each story. So, Mr. S. West does read nicely the descriptive parts of the story, and even the male voices are ok, BUT really, when he does the female voices it isn't pretty to say the least. I kept rolling my eyes and feeling kind of embarrassed, since the part sounded...I don't know, silly, stupid. I believe there are male narrator that can do female voices much better, and/or female narrators that can do male voices not badly. OR...what I like best: BOTH, FEMALE AND MALE NARRATOR.
Alas, a good story down because of a wrong choice of narrator.
I highly recommend this book!! I have read only one book by Jude Deveraux, but this book from beginning to end was so enjoyable. The narrator, with his deep English accent, was most perfect. I have been an audible subscriber for years, but this book blew me away.
My favorite is when Douglas has been turned out and she finds Nicholas soaping up in the fountain in the middle of the night.
I love any Jude Deveraux book, she never disappoints but this one is my favorite still. I love the connection of the two main characters and that their love is so strong even time is no obstacle.
I liked the story but,did not like the man reading the book . well reading it for the male parts was ok but, for Douglas he made her sound like a crazy Transvestite and it was almost to annoying to listen too. and I guess it was not just Douglas but, all the females.
while I enjoyed the story line, I found the reading of the female lead made her sound completely annoying. I know the change in her character came as a result of her experiences but it seemed unbelievable to me that any really strong man would fall for her. Having said that I did enjoy the premise and was stirred by the ending. Still worth reading.
The heroine was a level 99 pushover who cried every page for the first few hours. Just when I thought she was finally growing a spine, she becomes a sobbing mess again. With about 8 hours left, I threw in the towel to save myself any further torture.