The Secret is a wonderful read. The story is interesting and plausible with compelling characters. I enjoyed the narration and had no trouble distinguishing character's voices or hearing the words.
This story features conflict between the English/Scottish at the borderlands and how that is distinct from the Highland clans. A very interesting perspective on how the families whose members intermarried might have fared.
I love this tale. Any woman who has given birth will enjoy the heroine's stint as a midwife and her distress at each woman's labor.
Loved listening to this. I have read the book 10 or more times but it was great just to kick back and enjoy one of my favorites by my favorite author.
The first meeting of the girls at age 4 and 5. The bee part tickled me so much my granddaughter wanted me to read it to her and then she laughed too.
When Judith finally realized she belonged.
Would love to have more of Ms Garwoods earlier books put on audible. Would definitely buy them all and recommend them to friends and family.
Like always it takes a little bit to get used to the narrirator! Susan did a great job! The girl voices were a little whinny - while the mens voices were a little gruff - but all part of the charm!
All of it! A wonderful romance- SO good infact i am buying number 2 right now! Well rounded romance!
Good overall performance. Good flow and speed!
Susan Duerden did a wonderful job. I laughed so hard at Julie Garwood.s descriptions of the two little girls first meeting at the games. I was hooked from then on. I didn't want to put it down and was sorry when it ended.
A different narrator.
Love the book and was looking forward to the audio but the narration was so horrible.
She does horrible men's voices. She makes the main character sound like a child. She whispers too much as well.
Love all of the characters!
Please tell me that the rest of the books in this series will have a different narrator!!!!!
Disappointment. This is my favorite Garwood book. I was really happy to see it available in audio, but Duerden's gravelly voiced, whispery narration totally spoiled it.
I wish I could write to someone in charge of selecting narrators and tell them to stop using Susan Duerden. Her narration of men's voices gets worse with each recording and really spoils a good audio book.
never, the scottish accent by susan duerdan is just horrendous. the women are ok, but the men...i swear they have to wipe down the microphone after a recording because she sounds like a spitting gollum!
terrible, terrible accent. i couldn't stop thinking about how bad it was for the whole second half. the story was absolutely fine!
her ancient puts you there in that time in that land
great book will listen to it again
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!
I love books with romance, humor, and sexy highlander lairds and this book has all of that. I read the reviews on the narrator being awful, but I disagree. It can get a little annoying listening to the male character's voices at times when the male characters start yelling in outrage but the story is wonderful. I couldn't stop smiling to myself while listening to this book because there is a lot of humorous moments in there. I wish the story was longer with a better ending but it's definitely worth the credit.