I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
This book is great! I loved the story, the characters and the narration. I don't like to give spoilers so I will just say if you like strong characters and a great romance then you will love this book. Susan Duerden is a wonderful narrator. She did a great job distinguishing between the characters.
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 is one of Garwood's best! I was hooked from the first few minutes. Romance, mystery, drama, humor, excitement......this book has everything! I didn't want to press pause. Well developed story.....well developed romance.......well developed characters. I really can't find a weak element of this book. I LOVED IT! Susan Duerden is extremely talented as a narrator. I'm always shocked when I hear her male voices after a few books by other narrators....she does have a different male voice style but after a few minutes it's all good and she makes the story come alive.
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK....AND SERIES!
I have not read the print version, but I loved the Audio version.
The prologue to the book was a wonderful description of what had happened in the first days of Christina's life and the dream of the Shaman was so descriptive that you could not help but be drawn in.
I loved the voices and her calm cadence which she uses while speaking.
No extreme reaction, but I can remember thinking, could that really happen?
I really liked this book. Thankfully if you don't agree with me you can return this book. I would recommend that if you like other Julie Garwood books, or other historical romance books then you should try this book.
Julie has really done it again! A great heroin, with a new story line. No clammy, boring English fellows here - this Lord is just the right one to match wits with Christina. Excellent, highly recommend, enjoyed every minute! The narrarator switched from a young girl, a man, another man to a nasty old countess within seconds and you don't even notice.
Garwood infuses humor, endearing characters, intrigue and steaminess for a good read. I enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading more of the series.
Her voice has a monotonous way of trailing off in the same sing-song manner at the end of each sentence. The gravelly tone of the male characters is annoying at best, and they all sound the same with the exception of Rhone whose voice she manages to make clear, and distinctive.
I am not yet finished, because I can only listen to the narrator for short periods of time, but the story has me coming back to it faithfully.
I got the entire Crown's Spies series, and am dismayed that all are narrated by the same narrator.
I have liked Susan Duerden in some other books but it isn't working for this one. There story just can't keep my attention either. I still want to know what happens but after I listen for a while, I keep shutting it off. I only have 3 hours left!
I don't know. It might just be me. There are so many good reviews on this book but I just don't think it's that great. I like it for a minute then it kind of drags........
It just isn't a good match. I have heard much worse narrators though!
Probably none. They are all needed.
Sorry, this book just wasn't for me!
I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.
Another of Garwood's best, this is the first of a great series. Lyon is a stirring and seductive hero and his unique princess wife is a very unusual and endearing heroine. She has an different background which makes for some very amusing interactions between the two. While Lyon remains the tall, dark and mysterious handsome hunk throughout, he is constantly thrown off guard by the princess's charm and unique perspective on life. And she remains an influence in book 2 as well, which is part of why the whole series is great reading. I flew through all 4 books.
This is my favorite book. I love the way it goes from the Dakota's in the Americas to England. this book is well written, exciting, funny and leaves you wanting more. the heroin can certainly take care of herself and is very clever. The love scenes are tastefully done and the narration is great. Don't skip this series. I don't know why her books are so affordable but from me to Julie Garwood, Thank You
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
I don't think that I would try another book. Romance novels are okay once in awhile but not too often.
The ending was predictable but one that I was happy with.
No, I would not listen to another book narrated by Susan Duerden. She narrated the characters fine but the narration done before the character spoke sounded sing-song to me. I did have a difficult time listening to this part of the narration.
I can't come up with anything at this time.
I will say that the sex scenes were quite graphic. However, the two of them were making love quite a lot throughout the novel, which in and of itself is fine but enough is enough. I began to wonder if that was what their marriage was based on. The 18th century was quite different from the 21st and this might have been reason enough, especially because in that era, women are portrayed as having to endure intercourse for the purpose of creating a new life and not for pleasure. Therefore, for people who do enjoy romance novels this would be a great read.