The Lion's Lady was such a favorite of mine that for several years, whenever I was in an airport bookstore, I'd buy another copy to read while flying.
For those of us who really love Julie Garwood's historical romances, this Regency series is wonderful with this one being the best.
I can hardly wait for the rest of the series.
I love the fact that Christina is from 'the New World', which Lyon has so much difficulty in discovering. There is so much humor and love in Garwood's books.
The story was interesting, the narrator wonderful, (I love Susan). It kept me listening, wanting more. I love Julie Garwood historical novels.
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This was one of my favorite books when I was a teenager and I still enjoyed it. Although the narrator drove me nuts with her breathy voice and she was very high pitched whenever the characters raised their voices in an argument. If you are like me, then the narrator can be ignored and still enjoy the book. I sent Audible a bunch of request for books I would like to see on audiobook and this was one of them. Now that I am older and after listening to this book, I realized it was a little cheesier than when I was younger. I don't remember the heroine crying as much when I read it which is slightly annoying while listening to it. I still have good memories with this book and recommend it as a good romance. Now we just have to get the rest of the series on Audible which are; 2. Guardian Angel, 3. The Gift, 4. Castles.
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They are both fantastic, I like that I can listen to a book in the car on the way to work, and when I am unable to listen, I can read where I left off.
I really loved the opening story of Christina's Dakota Family. I was so detailed, it really makes the reader understand Christina later on in the story.
I also loved the interaction with Christina and one of Lyon's "ladies", it was HYSTERICAL!!
I loved Susan Duerden's narration. A lot of the reviews were complaining that she whispered too much. A lot of the dialogue required whispering, so I wasn't quite sure what the complaints were about.
Oh ya if I had the time, I would have. I did finish it in under 2 days though.
Julie's Historical's are ALWAYS worth the credit. I can't wait for Guardian Angel, The Gift, and Castles.
Susan Duerden does an awesome job.
Julie Garwood's writing is always entertaining. If you are already a fan of her novels, then you certainly won't be disappointed with this audiobook.
Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
I realy enjoy Julie Garwood's books and this was no exception. I can say that I was exceptionally pleased that the story was unique and the interactions between the main characters was very entertaining and made me smile. The narrator was great, but I did have a problem with some of the older male voices in the beginning of the book, but not enough to distract from the story.
Julie Garwood's books are always good although sometimes important details to the story line are overlooked. However, it's the narrator that destroyed the listening pleasure.
I would not recommend this book because of the narrator.
I have all of JG's books. The Bride and Shadow Music are two of my favorites. They are both narrated by Rosalyn Landor who is my favorite narrator.and In my opinion no one could compare to her. When I purchase Audio books I first search for books that are read only by her and then I go from there. I still purchase books that are read by other narrators but they cannot compare to RL. She is the "best" narrator ever. All others are slightly bearable or intolerable altogether.
Story was fair but some important details of the story were left out.
I liked the story but I was so annoyed with the narrator. I wish I could tell you why but she was just not good. I liked her in The Secret but in this story it just didnt work. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if I had read it. I really like Julie Garwoods stories and for that reason I will probably just read the rest of the series.
I'm still listening to the story but I needed to write the review of narrator. She does not take away from the story but dragging out the last word of each sentence is nerve racking!!!
This was a great book, but the narration was atrocious. Half of the time, the male protagonist sounded like a rapist or axe murderer; the other half, he sounded like he was taking his dying breath. The female protagonist, Christina, was given a voice so high-pitched and empty that it made her sound like an airhead--totally in-congruent with the character's strong personality and clever mind. I wish I could say I enjoyed the story, but it was too hard to get past the terrible reading. I'm very disappointed.