I like Julie so yes. Susan no!!!!!!
I've listened to a number of other books she's narrated and they all sound the same . I will never buy another book she narrates.
The story was very interesting.
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
All the elders....every scene seemed to become hilarious
Even though I got used to it...her male voices seem very strained and almost painful for her to do. I did get used to it but they were so whisper gravely .... Needs work in strong male voices. That being said Susan does a GOOD job bringing the characters to life and she really makes you feel like you are there in the story.
It delivers exactly what I wanted romance with plenty of chances to laugh. Someone else said the wedding scene is the best they have ever heard...I agree totally. I was laughing out loud and absolutely loved the way it was written. the narration was spot on too!
Addicted to Audio Books.....
I have tried to listen to this book but I get a massive headache from the narrators attempt to do male voices. Ugh! It's the worst -- I can't listen to any of Susan Duerden's narration a they are so bad. So disappointing.
This book is great, I didn't know that a reader could ruin a good book but this narrator can do it to any book......
This book was so greatly written. It completely draws you in and it is easy to loose yourself.
Lady Judith's character is wonderful in her naivete (sp) then later in her strength.
Those creepy male voices she gave were almost nightmare inducing. Everything ranging from what you would imagine Gollum would sound like to Vald Dracula. The male voices really detracted from the story!
I would have loved to listen to this book. The narration makes it unbearable. I am unclear why this narrator was chosen but listeners beware. I found it impossible to get through more than 2 chapters.
I really liked the story line.
Judith of course and Ian.
Not sure who, but some one else, definitely, I was not happy with the way this person did the voices of each character.
It made me laugh in several places. I was definetly caught up in the book, after I got over the narrator's annoying voice extremes. She made the voices of Judith and her friends to sharp and high, and the voices of the men were to raspy and rough. Ian should have sounded more seductive. It was a little hard at first to think of him as a handsome highland laird.
Overall I liked the book, as I said the story line was good, just the voices were not particularly pleasing.
It really makes me mad when they ruin a good book with such an annoying narrator I wish there was some one we can write and ask to never again let this narrator narrate. The story was sweet and funny totally ruined by the narrator.
The narrator! She talks so softly that you feel like she is whispering so no one will hear her. And the voices. Judith sounds like a little girl not a full grown women. It is disturbing to say the least.
Being that The Secret has always been one of my favorite books it is hard to pick one memorable moments.
I would really rather not.
Yes, try to get past the narrator because the story is well worth the listen.
I couldn't finish "The Secret", as badly as I wanted to...I just couldn't endure Susan Duerden's narration any longer.
I've listened to a number of books narrated by Ms. Duerden and enjoyed them. There were some her whispering became tiresome, but not to distraction, she normally portrays different characters very well. In "The Secret" she sounds like someone with a "smoker's voice" trying to scream in a variety of Scottish accents for the men, and the women sound like whispering children.
After trying to listen to "The Secret", I'm afraid to purchase books in my wish list narrated by her. Some of the characters portrayed in "The Secret" sounded like someone running their fingernails down a blackboard makes me feel. I know she has talent, and I hope at some point, I can make myself give her another chance.
I'm really disappointed, because from the amount of time I was able to listen to "The Secret", it sounded like a story I would have enjoyed.