I read this book about once every couple of years. This is the first time I listened to it. The narrator was a little hard to understand for this Texas girl but I eventually could understand what he was saying. This is a must own!!
I really loved this book on hard cover and hoped to find it on audio. Loved it even more. Steve West did a good job but I wished he gave our heroine a stronger voice. Otherwise, this is definitely a book I will read / listen to again.
I managed to make it to the end, finally. It was well--imagined, but the heroine was wimpy, whiny, needy, irrational, and not too bright. Almost toward the end, I realized that perhaps she might not sound so whiny if it were not a male narrator. Perhaps the tone of her oft-repeated, "please..." would not sound so, well, like someone mimicking a whiny female request. The description of the thoughts of the people catapulted into different times was brilliant, and I finally finished reading it just because I wanted to find out how the author finished writing it! Oh, yes - and our poor heroine - finally and at long last - appeared to grow into a more reasonable human being.
I'm clearly conflicted about this book, which seemed overly long. I've enjoyed other Deveraux books, but this one was more ambitious and required historical research - which was nicely folded into the narrative.
He did a good job differentiating characters, but again, a female voice might possibly have made the heroine less irritating.
It raised insoluble questions, such as: Should I push to finish books just because I bought them? Do I really enjoy romances? (I much prefer Georgette Heyer.) Why can't I find a book I want to read? Is it reasonable to return a book that I would rate above two stars (probably not).
A wonderful story made even better by the narration. Steve West brought an added dimension to a book that I have read many times with his amazing skill. Not only a MUST read it is now a MUST listen also.
This is one of my favorite time travel romance books- better every time I read/listen to it- such a winner-
annoying... I remember reading this book when I was a teenager and I absolutely loved it. It was romantic and I truly enjoyed the time travel aspect of it.
However, revisiting this book in my late twenties I can't find anything relatable about the main character Douglass. Call it growing up and coming into my own but I found Douglass to be frustrating to no end. This woman cries way too much to be believable. She spends a lot of time being trampled on and crying about it. I wanted her to have some backbone and to stop falling apart emotionally every time things didn't go her way or someone said something out of the way to her. I'm surprised the woman wasn't dehydrated by the end of the book with the amount of crying she did.
Additionally, it is a little dated for the modern reader/listener which was a little bit of a turn off but overall I enjoyed the actual plot of the book. If you can get past the weak "onion eyed" heroine then by all means, but I can't say I'd recommend this book for anyone who is easily annoyed by an overly sensitive leading lady who doesn't seem to overcome her crying until...wait she never over comes it, nevermind.
The narrator was great, voice was calm and I felt connected to the story. This book was amazing and beyond what I was expecting. I love romance and time travel too. This book will be in my top 10 of all time... I think I'm going to read it again!!