Do you know when you hit a streak of great audio books and then nothing? I was desperate to find something light but good. I was flipping between Goodreads and Audible to find a gem like this one. Right now I have Dune by Frank Herbert and The Fellowship of the Ring on my mobile. But, I have to have a blend of audio lite and audio dense. I look forward to spending another credit on this author.
Truly enjoyed this book more than any romance in a long time. Nice escape ... loved both main characters and appreciated the anticipation and imagination built into the story. So glad it wasn't filled with constant angst like so many. Will be looking for more books narrated by Ms. Quirk. Her narration was absolutely perfect.... wonderful emotion, did male and female characters equally well.
I would have this looped for continuous play
combining Jane Eyre and wonderful love scenes
Wow! she uses her voice to create an entire cast of characters
a "how to" have great sex
one of the best books I have read that combines what I love in classic novels with realistic sensuality
The top book
The trip to London
Both of the leads
Yes I have
I listen to this book about ones a month I love this book
I have listened to the book several times. Narrated as perfect as one can get making for easy listening.
no but I shall
yes . That is yet to happen
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.
Home is where my books are.
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.
The story is interesting. I have love hate relationship with the book, parts of it I loved but others were to explicit for me, but having said that I am glad I gave it a chance. This is my first Elizabeth Hoyt and it won' be the last