yes. the story is well told and narrated very entertainingly. It has just the right mixture of suspense and romance. This is certainly not my last book by the author...or the narrator!
not sure if there was a most memorable moment, but I did enjoy the fact that 2 stories were told simultaniously - the Raven Prince and the actual story about Anna Wren and Lord Swartingham. Although it was confusing at the beginning, I liked the touch it gave the story throughout the book.
to be honest...I am not finished with the book yet...but I liked the scene in the library very much.
again, the library scene, as this is the first time, Lord Swartingham seems to understand that Anna wants only him.
For me the narrator is the highlight of the story. Personally I used to prefer contemporary stories told by American narrators, but Moira Quirk’s performance has proven me wrong. She did wonderful job, differentiating the different characters by giving them different voices and accents. Very well done!
The story was well laid out, the main characters were perfect, the narrator did a great job on all the different characters and made them all stand out.
This booked flowed so well, no slow parts, no annoying heroines etc
Very talented in being able to make each characters 'voice; their own and very different. I will be looking for other books with her narration
The end was the perfect mixture of anguish and joy when they are brought back together
I will be keeping this book in mind to listen to again and again in the future.
Camden Smith owns DREAMFly Marketing, a full service marketing firm located in Southwest Florida. She regularly reviews books and is an avid reader as well as audible client. Favorite books are mysterious romances or those stories about personal growth.
What I mean by the headline is the writer didn't sell us some hot guy - she sold us a real guy. She didn't sell us some babe - she sold us a real woman and she makes the story organically mature into a love story - really good.
I loved this book. The love story was heartwarming with main characters who did not possess the typical "flawless beauty." Plenty of mystery, intrigue, great sex, and compelling friendships. Narration was terrific. One of the best books in this genre.
I loved this story. The fairytale of the Raven was excellent. This was a good story line. The characters in the story didn't kept me guessing and when I wasn't wondering what was coming next I found myself trying to guess where the fairytale was going.
This was my first Moira Quirk performance.
I laughed and was totally entertained. This is the best of the Prince stories.
Say something about yourself!
The main characters have flaws, and more dimension, than you often come across in a romance. And I really enjoy the start of each chapter, as the author intertwines a fairy tale of sorts, relating to her main story.
The Earl -- he's pockmarked, and ugly, quoting Mrs. Wren, yet for all that, it makes him so much more likable and interesting as the book progresses.
Just the pragmatic way Anna takes life in stride, even though she has been hurt so much in the past
Elizabeth Hoyt has a special way of writing, that is very different from so many romance writers, with a good historic background.
This is certainly a different kind of story line and not a bad one however I felt as if some parts of the story could have been developed a bit more and perhaps it would have drawn me in more. By all means, if you're an Elizabeth Hoyt fan, do take a listen. It's worth a credit. I just personally found the heroine and her mother-in-law a tad too unbelievable. (I'm probably just being cynical.) I was also a little bothered by the short story of The Raven Prince -- it's basically the Greek Myth of Eros & Psyche (great story by the way!) Maybe I missed her crediting that story as the basis of her Raven Prince but if she didn't than it's kind of lame to use it and not credit it.
I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.
This is a hard review for me because while I enjoyed it for the most part, it definitely jumps a shark at one point and after that, well you have suspend reality and hang on until the end. I don't want to give any spoilers because it is a fun listen.
Moira Quirk does a good job. And I loved the dog.
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
This book is in my top 5 romance novels.
He didn't have a huge part, but I loved Jock the dog. :-) but really I like Anna. She was such a well constructed character.
The scene when Anna meets the Earl's London butler from under the bed covers was so well written and narration was fabulous.
Yes yes yes....almost did
This was a super sexy book with a twist on the typical romance story. A widow and a not so perfect man...but let's face it I could never picture him as anything but gorgeous!
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
The English romance between Anna Wren & Edward Swartingham develops slowly at first. Much like many within the genre, the characters question themselves and make every effort to combat their feelings. What sets Hoyt's "The Raven Prince" apart is how/where they get together. Anna's jealousy over Edward's plans to satiate himself, leads her to take advantage of a unique opportunity. Risks be damned! The trysts in London were no doubt very entertaining to read. Once the jig is up, Edward is determined they should marry, but Anna is not in agreement. A couple of evil characters hatch an extortion scheme which definitely adds color/flavor to the narrative.
Moira Quirk does a good job narrating though she doesn't distinguish the many characters outside of Anna & Edward consistently.