This would be in the top third.
The strength of the friendship between the main character and her best girlfriend.
Not my favorite audio performance of this book but it was very nice to listen to.
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.
I really enjoyed this book. Well developed characters, funny & endearing. At a time where women were owned & treated as property the writer sprinkles the 13th century men with a bit of modernity. It was one of those books you can't stop listening to and you hate when it ends.
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!
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.
"Read the book."or perhaps-- "Favorite nearly ruined"I was thrilled to see the release of a long-time favorite. However, the narration almost ruined it.
It's still one of my favorite books from Julie Garwood. Read the book. Save your money or credit-- read the book instead.
I hardly liked anything about the performance. Her breathy, sing-songy cadence was almost unbearable. I had to force myself to finish listening to the book. And this is a book that I've read nearly a dozen times!!I was looking forward to getting the other recent audiobooks of early Garwood-- Lion's Lady and Ransom; however, so far, this is the only one I have gotten. The others have the same narrator and I am reluctant to risk ruining those, too. Why not Rosalyn Landor-- as in The Bride or Shadow Music or Prince Charming?
Please consider a different narrator-- Rosalyn Landor or Steve West or Kevan Brighting or Simon Prebble or ...