First let me say the story so far is fun. The reader does a good job, but I could not get used to listening to him. Went back to see if author was a guy (no); not sure why it was decided to have a male with a British accent read the book and even more confusing to me is the main female character is named Douglas. I chose this book based on recommendation from GoodReads because I liked the Outlander series so much. But seriously 3/4's of the book I have listened to so far is from Douglass's point of view and the reader's falsetto is too grating for me to continue. I wish I had purchased a print copy. I have listened to 100s of Audible books and this is one of a few times I can't adapt. By the way the ONLY thing this book has in common with Outlander is the subject of time travel.
This book was probably written over 20 years ago, but it still resonates as an overall heartwarming, captivating time travel love story.
The first part of the story really aggravated me as the heroine was treated so badly and was being blatantly used her by current lover. Nobody could be that blind! His bratty daughter was the icing on the cake and I almost gave up on this book because of how they walked all over her. But once the time traveling hero appeared, I couldn't stop listening to it.
Ms. Deveraux did her research on medieval life and did a great job on how a 16th century man would see 20th century England and vice versa with the heroine.
The author takes you on a great journey with the hero/heroine, across 4 centuries. Douglass, the heroine manages to find love twice, as well as self-respect by the end of the novel. The ending was not what I expected, but was just delightful and heart-warming. A thoroughly enjoyable 16 hours of listening pleasure!
Yes, I know that I probably missed something and it was so good!
Nicholas - I loved his curious nature.
Excellent narration, I was captivated.
When she was on the airplane going back home
I have recommended this book to all of my friends.
I enjoy reading -romance, mystery & paranormals. Some of my favorite audios are: Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Cat & Bones & JD Robb.
Yes. Wonderful story, if a bit bittersweet
As a rule, I like women readers best, but I enjoyed this performance very much. I will look for more readings from Steve West.
Thanks for finally putting this out in unabridged audio and for doing it so well.
It should have been a woman
I a huge fan of romance, but I love time travel and history. Put them all together and I am sold.
For fans of Jude Deveraux, this is a classic. It's one of the best time travel/romances out there. I read this many years ago, and was delighted to see it in audio. I just wasn't all that fond of the male narrator. He did a pretty good job, but there's just something about a male narrator trying to pull off a crying woman's voice that just makes it sound... well, whiny and cheesy.
But despite that, I listened to the story practically straight through. I had forgotten the awesome ending! I just loved it. Entertaining and endearing.
Now, hopefully Remembrance (my favorite Deveraux's time-travel romance novel) will come out in unabridged audio. I'd hope for that story, the publisher will chose a woman to narrate. It just makes it that much more believable. Justine Eyre would be great for that story!
I'll continue to wait for more vintage Deveraux...
"I wear a fez now, fez's are cool"
Absolutely. When I saw this unabridged I purchased it immediately. Great narration, and a great romance.
There are quite a few moments, but I think my favorite is when the Heroine finally stands up for herself and realizes her worth.
No I have not. His performance was worth listening to again.
I laughed and cried. Just like I did the first time I read this. The heroine is a bit annoying at times but anyone who has had a low self-esteem can understand where she comes from. She is not stupid so much as blinded by her lack of self worth. The book is more about her growth as a person and her acceptance of who she is to herself. Nicholas is still one of my favorite hero's. He was be a bit obnoxious and I wish there was more time spent inside his head, but he was strong and had a true sense of himself. So happy this book is on Audible now if only Judith McNaught's books would be released...
Well worth the credit and will be listening to this again.
This narrator is much better than the abridged version and so much more makes sense. This is one of my favorite easy listen stories- don't need to follow closely so can listen and multi-task.
Narrator did a great job.
Since the book was based on a Man's life he brings the masculinity to the story.
A very nice story, many romantic scenes well balanced between romance and sensuality. If you (like me) have read the book I'm sure you will love listening to it. A jude Deveraux can't be bad, she just knows how to capture hers listeners and a time-travel romance is always entertaining.
The only negative point was the narrator, his voice is perfect for a male character but terrible for the female. I can't understand why audio-books don't have a man reading the male characters and a woman for the female, it would be much more pleasant for the listeners.
Worth a credit!
This is one of my favorite stories ever. I love the characters and how they interact with one another. Sometimes it is funny and sad and you just love how you get sucked into the story.
No, this is the first time for West.