I haven't read the print version of this book. I have a long commute, and get most of my "reading" done with the audio editions.
Beatrix - she is not perfect, although the relationship with the equally imperfect Christopher make them a perfect couple. The Hatheway series is populated with strong characters that Lisa Kleypas brings alive. Beatrix' story ends the series beautifully giving hope that there really is someone for everyone.
Her performance didn't detract from the story (as some of the readers do).
No - I wanted it to last as long as possible. I didn't want the series to end.
I am a big fan of Lisa Kleypas' historicals. Her contemporaries, not so much.
The Escape was a good listen. It's not in my top 10, but it is worth the credit if you're a Mary Balogh fan.
The most memorable moment was when Sir Benedict realized how much freedom he found in the water.
Rosalyn Landor brings each character to life so it is easy to follow even if you have distractions around you.
I was moved by Sir Benedict's realization that he was still able to find new freedom in the water.
This wasn't the best Mary Balogh book I ever listened to. However, it was a nice, solid story that did not disappoint.
I am a huge Garwood fan. I would avoid any thing else narrated by Traister.
Theo - He is smart, strong, sexy, but knows when he needs help - I love all the Buchanans!
No accents worked!
Not as a standalone. I could see a series built around all of the Buchanans (and extended characters).
I read this story a long time ago. Otherwise I would have had trouble following the plot. The narration, especially the Cajun accents, were absolutely horrible and almost impossible to understand.
Yes. It is as good as some of the earlier books in this excellent series. It was a good story, and I may have missed some details the first time around.
I read this series because I enjoy learning about Deborah Knott's extended family as much as the story lines. The plot was interesting, but not an "edge of seat" thriller.
C. J. Critt is one of my favorites. I've been listening to her for many years. She's still at the top of her game.
I always laugh when listening to this series. And when the little kids gave their opinions on adoption - I found that moving. I love Mary Pat.
I don't know why so much time in the last book and this one was spent on the detective from NY. She seems color less, and I don't think her character adds anything to the story.
I liked the characters, and the setting.
The main character was funny, and relatable.
The narrator was all wrong. Her accent and pronunciation of some words was off putting.
Marie - she should have her own story so we could learn more about her ESP, and mysterious (or make believe) boyfriend.
The story/plot seemed unfinished in some ways. However, it was a good introduction and set up for a new series.
Probably not. The story was disjointed. Instead of fleshing out the characters (including those from the first book in this series), they all became caricatures - I couldn't relate to any of them.
Yes, I'd try another book. Maybe this one was just hexed.
Wrong, distracting, odd
No, I skipped some sections.
The story was disjointed, and the reader's accent (Canadian maybe?) and character voices were distracting. None of the voices matched the descriptions of the characters. I thought the main character was an older woman (based on the first novel in this series) because of the voice given to her by the reader in both books. Disappointed all around.
Loved the back story of Finn's rescue of Peyton when she was a little girl.
The opening scenes were the most memorable. They pulled you in and made you care about the characters right from the very beginning.
The scene where Peyton recorded and nailed her nemesis ~ with his permission.
I laughed out loud a lot. Finn and his family were very funny. I related to them both from the parent, and from the children's points of view. Peyton's sisters were also funny.
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. This is the best (so far) in a really good series. Kudos to the author and reader!
Linda Fairstein, Terminal City
The first one. I was thrilled to be listening to another Donovan Legacy book. The first 3 books in the series were fanciful, fabulous, and pulled you (happily) into another world.
All of them!
I am a huge Nora Robert's fan. But alas, this is my least favorite NR book. I waited to be entertained, but completed the book before that happened. This book seemed to have been hastily thrown together because fans wanted to read more about the Donavans, not because there was a story to tell. Sigh...
The Deborah Knott series is one of my favorites. However, this was one that I could have skipped. I would have liked to see Deborah and Dwight work together as a team with a little more time spent on their personalities/relationship, with less spent on all the various NY characters who seemed to get more time than they were worth (such as the NY detective and her roommate) while not advancing the story.
No. I'll still read the next in the series.
She is by far my favorite reader. I've tried new authors because she was the reader.
No. But there are other stories in the series that would work.
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