Susan Duerden is an awesome narrator. I have never listened to a woman who could get the essence of the characters so well. Her voices are absolutely amazing. Oh yes, and I truly enjoyed this audio book. Just right in the story telling and the intimate encounters. Not over the top sex but just right. I don't think I'm a prude but taking a whole chapter (unless you're looking for that of course) to describe a sex is a little much for me. Personally, I like the intimate encounters however the story should move forward. I really like Julie Garwood's writing and will download future audio books.
This is perhaps one of my most favorite books. The story was captivating and the narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters to life.
Julia is the main character and I loved her spunk and ability to hold her own against the Highland warriors.
The characters of the Elder Counsel were brillantly portrayed by Susan. I often laughed outloud during many of their conversations.
I love Julie Garwood historical romances! I've read this book several times before, and most of her others, and enjoy her wit. In fact, I've been waiting for The Wedding, one of my favorites, to be on Audible. I can't say I enjoy the way this is narrated though - I find the voices the narrator uses for children, and the main characters really irritating! Judith sounds so child-like, and I don't like the voices she uses for male characters at all. The cadence of it is also something I had a hard time getting used to, she drags out the last word in each sentence in a tone more like the end of a question. It wasn't enough that I felt the need to delete it from my library, but enough that although I really want Ransom, I don't think I'm going to get it since it's the same narrator. I just suggest listening to the sample before purchasing. If it doesn't bother you, then go for it - it's a really enjoyable book!
Julie Garwood usually makes me laugh - her dialog can be very witty!
I really enjoyed this book. The narrator's voice a annoying but if you speed it up to 1.5 it is bearable. The story held my attention from start to finish. I am looking forward to the next book about the highlands from this author.
I found this book to be well written that kept my interest. I enjoyed the friendships, struggles, and romance throughout the book. I don't understand why many people disliked the narrator but I thought she was good.....not great but good. She whispered when the words said "she whispered" so what was the problem. Anyway I will definately listen to the next book in the series.
I REALLY THINK I AM IN LOVE WITH ROBYN CARR....EVERYTIME I GET HEAR OR READ ONE OF HER HISTORICAL BOOKS I FALL A LITTLE MORE IN LOVE WITH HER...THIS BOOK WAS GREAT AND ALL OF HER HISTORICAL BOOKS SHOULD BE ON AUDIBLES..
Third most favorite
Ian, he's clever and honorable.
I adored her proformance, I find it difficult to choose.
Yes their wedding sceen and also when she meets her father.
I had never listened or read anything from Julie before, but I am so happy I did! The narration is absolutely priceless. You can't believe how Susan can fluctuate from man to woman, from English to Scott - she is a master.
The story line kept me on the edge of every word, and the characters are wonderfully defined. This was a true pleasure to listen to and I think I am now hooked on Julie!
I could not stop listening to this book. The story was amazing! I laughed out loud so many times. Sexy and Funny!
I build things at work, so I can only listen to them because I need my hands to turn screws. I think they are similar. Audio is better only because it's hands free.
I enjoy Julie Garwoods' writing style. I usually am quite entertained by her female leads strength and drive to accomplish difficult goals. The Heroine was very likable. The hero probably would have been too, without the creepy whispering voice for him.
Her voice is nice, I enjoy her accent. her inflection and the creepy whispering for the male lead were off putting.
I am a glutton with books. I want to listen to/read all of them in one sitting.
Susan Duerden has a pleasant voice, I would probably like listening to her again, if she changed up her inflections more and got rid of the creepy man whisper.