No, of course not! But, for one who loved the print version--this is a joy to listen to. It's a great story with a mystery and a twist. And, something that I enjoy with my suspenseful romances, a lot of humor.
As an artist, I loved that the heroine was one as well. Sweeney is totally obsessed with her art and isn't looking for a romance as she deals with some really weird paranormal changes in her life.
Sweeney's 'Jeopardy prowess' in the police station. Really funny!!
I both laughed and cried and that's a tribute to Linda Howard since I've read this book many times before.
My only regret is that the hero (Richard Worth) doesn't have a deeper, sexier voice--which my imagination provided.
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.
Julie Garwood has a certain touch with her historical romances and that's a sense of humor. I always laugh out loud whenever I listen to her Scottish Lairds series. Her heroines are feisty which always throw the heroes off stride.
The Bride is very enjoyable.
I read this story several times years ago and I'm so pleased that it's now in audiobook form.
It's a lovely and fanciful tale of a bumbling witch who falls in love with an unlovable hero. There is so much to laugh at and also a few tears. It's well worth entering this magical world.
Pretty high up there because I've read the entire series and was waiting to listen to the very last one.
I'd have to compare it to other books written by Laurens. I enjoyed all of her books, some more than others, but, throughout all the other books was the question..
Now, this was a disappointment, especially after enjoying Simon Prebble. I tried so hard to keep an open mind but his rendition of Minerva just didn't fit the character I envisioned. Also, the male characters, especially Devil Cynster, didn't sound strong enough.
Well, I've read the book several times but I still got emotional at the ending, knowing that all the Bastion Club members have had their stories told.
It's hard to say, only because of the audio problems & areas where there were 'holes' in the narration. I had hoped that this had been corrected, but I see from the other comments, it hasn't.
However, Christopher Hurt is wonderful as a narrator. Each of the characters come through as different personalities. I don't know how he does it.
As much as I love reading the book (and I've read it more times than I care to relate) listening is such an enjoyable experience.
I love these characters. I want to be Dagny and want to know Francisco, Hank and John Galt. I imagined myself in Atlantis with Dagny and hated to leave when she left. I wanted to stop her, but she had her reasons for leaving and so, we left.
What keeps me re-reading the book and listening again and again is that the ending is such an uplifting one. Even as our own world of today more and more resembles Rand's imagined world (she wrote this in 1957!), I believe that these heroes will prevail in the end and that, somehow, so will we all.
As I said above, Hurt has each character separate from the other. Francisco is completely different from Hank Rearden as Hank is from John Galt. And, listening, I can hear Ayn Rand's humor where I didn't necessarily see it as I read the words.
For those who are daunted by the more than 1000 pages of Ayn Rand's book, you must listen to this book and then, hopefully, you'll pick up the book and read it. Both are well worth the time and effort.
I've always loved James Garner, the actor and the man he appears to be--and I still do. His
life story gave me a window on a different age in a small Oklahoma town. Those experiences created the man we have all come to know.
I admit that I'm not interested in either golf or in car racing but, whether it was the narrator or the author's words, I listened with interest and laughed.
One of my favorite areas of the book were the brief stories at the end told by some of his family and closest friends. I felt that I had a much deeper look into the kind of man James Garner was and is.
The only thing that was jarring to me, being of a different political viewpoint than Garner, is his heated distaste for those of the opposing party. He is, of course, welcome to his viewpoint. All that I'm saying is that I wish he (and other actors) would understand that there are two differing viewpoints in this country and we, who don't accept his premise, are rather tired of reading negative comments directed at us. It's just my opinion and it didn't change my overall thoughts about the book.
I still recommend this book and the narrator. James Garner really IS a curmudgeon!
I wasn't sure about buying this and while listening had conflicted emotions about Mr. Darcy as presented daily in his diary. He is a typical wealthy man of leisure of that era, who hunts, rides, boxes, shoots, and even wenches occasionally. I didn't like the weak side of him as shown by his dealings with villains such as Mr. Wickham. But I did enjoy his continual wrestling with his attraction for Elizabeth--which he berated himself with daily.
The diary follows the book perfectly and at last we get a glimpse of the lives of the other characters in P&P, which is fun.
The narrator was David Rintoul who was Mr. Darcy in an early BBC performance and had the right touch of haughtiness.
Bottom line? I'm glad that I got it and listened to it.
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