Since Barbara Rosenblat, one of my favorite narrators was narrating the book, Leo and Beatrice reminded me of Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson (Crocodile on the Sandbank, etc.).
I really enjoy listening to this book and getting a good chuckle of how Leo and Beatrice interacted with each other. It is also one of my favorite books by Amanda Quick.
Overall the story was great. I am big Catherine Coulter fan. Loved the Wyndham Legacy trilogy when I read the hardcover books some years ago. I am also a very big SHERBROOKE series fan also.
I will not say the book was awful, but I do not think that the narrator was right for this book. I wish the publishers who decided to put this into audio format would have used Kate Reading, Rosalind Landor, or Anne Flosnik.(though I am not always crazy about her.) They are my top narrators for the Regency era books.
The narrator wasn't awful, but I think she would slip once in a while and forget to use he accent. She also sounded as though she were in some kind race and had to finish it quickly. She was a bit to jaunty, and just sounded a bit too modern and American for the Regency Period love stories.
It's one of my favorites and and reminds of how much people do not understand how widows and widower's are misunderstood when they are in the grieving process after their spouse or partner have died.
I really can't remember. It's been a while since I listened to the book. I think it maybe it was in how Doug's Step-son's father really didn't want the boy in his life and wanted to move away from him as far as possible.
I got the sense the only one who cared about the Step-son was Doug.
Putting into words what it feels like in losing a spouse/partner.
My opinion would be not turn into a film. Something is lost in translation of what the author is trying to say.
Can't think of any.
I read this in book form years ago, and when I became an Audible member I got one of favorite Nora Roberts' book in audio book form. I would probably recommend it in book form. The narrator sounds like he's announcing a horse race and is trying to get the race announced as fast as possible.
I can't think of any at the moment. I had to pick one would the books in Jewels of Sun series by Nora Roberts
Good Irish accent. Other than that I didn't like his narration. I'm sure he's a good narrator for the Irish audience, but for us Americans they could have chosen a different narrator. One that put more emotion into what he was reading, rather than reading as though he's at a horse race, and has to get through it as fast as possible. But he's better than many of the readers who narrate Nora's books. I wish Susie Breck or Susan Ericksen could narrate her books, but it's only a dream
Not really. I forgot about Rogan's friend Patricia and Joseph's love story. It really got me how angry Maggie's mother was at the loss of her singing career. She would not give an inch to either of her daughters, especially Maggie. She may have been easier on Brianna, but not by much. I am seeing that in BORN IN ICE.
Good story. Loved Maggie and Rogan. Rogan sort of remind of Roarke. Maggie may not be as physically fit as Eve, but she sure has as much spit fire in her as Eve.
I need to remember that it is not the author's choice in who reads their books, it's up to the publisher which I think is a very poor idea. Both publisher and author should decide as to who narrates the book.
What can I say--WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS! With each book Eve grows bit more into who she is to become. Susan Ericksen is the best when it comes to narrating this series.
I am just now listening to JUDGMENT CALL. Ms. Jance never writes another Joanna Brady book for me fast enough. I read DESERT HEAT a few years after I became a widow, and I have been following Joanna ever since.
This book is much better than FIRE and ICE, Yes, it was a Joanna Brady book with J P Beaumont. I didn't think it was up to par to the way I like to think a Joanna Brady book should be. Though life is full of changes, I wish that Frank Montoya was still with Joanna as her second in command. It's like catching up with the family.
As for the narrator, I personally wouldn't have picked Hillary Huber either. Her voice is a bit grating, but she is better than a few of the narrators I truly dislike and becuse of them, I will not listen to a book by a favorite author because of the narrator. There are many better narrators. Susan Ericksen would be my top pick, but she can't do all of the books we like to listen too.
Cassandra Campbell, Carrington McDuffie, Katherine Kellergen, Kate Reading, Susie Breck, and Barbara Rosenblatt are few of the narrators that come to my mind. I am sure there are a few others that I can't think of right now.
The problem is, it's not up to to the author or us who reads the books, it's up to the publishers. The fine ladies I just mentioned, may not be able to do it, or the publisher and recording companies do not want to put out the big bucks.
I am just now listening to this audiobook, and after reading the opinions of the other listeners of this audiobook and I have to agree with them that after listening to listening to Timothy Dalton read the first 2 Quirke books, I wish they would have let Mr. Dalton do the narration rather than John Keating do it.
I'm sure that Mr. Keating is a good narrator for different type of Irish books, but to me he sounds a bit to jaunty for Quirke. It needs the moodiness of Mr. Dalton's voice to make Quirke sound more believable and moody as it was portrayed in the first two books.
Hopefully Mr. Dalton will be asked to narrate the next "Quirke" book.
Sure and hear things I didn't hear the first time.
Can't think of one at this moment.
Thought that Ms. Whelan sounds a bit young and makes Abigail or Liz sound very young when she moves to Arkansas. Other than that she does a good job. Wish you would have had Suzie Breck do the book. She read Nora's BLUE DAHLIA series some years ago and she did a wonderful job.
I haven't totally finished the book, but Nora always has very good timing in making me laugh, feel sad, or want to crawl into the book and rip the evil person apart as I do when I read her JD ROBB series.
Enjoying it very much so far.
I love Wexford and Burden. I haven't finished all of the story but I know it will be great. So far I am liking it.
I am listening to the series from the beginning. This my second Wexford. Over the years I have gotten either a cassette or CD and listened to the series out of order, but I still like the stories.
I have something to look forward to my train and bus trip home.
I fell in love with this series when I listened to the story on cassette tapes about 10 years ago and I fell in love with Barbara Rosenblat's narration.
I have read different reviews of how over the top and maybe ridiculous the plots are and how over the top the narrator goes, but if you think about it that is purpose of the story and the series.
I have learned a lot about Egyptology and learned how Egyptians themselves and foreigners plundered many of the archaeology sites over the years.
The AMELIA PEABODY series is a good way to learn about his history and have a really good time learning and having a good laugh when it is appropriate.
If anyone is considering to buy books from this series, please start with CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK. And please, please choose Barbara Rosenblat as the narrator over Susan O'Malley. I by accident got this book from a different book seller who let you rent books at the time and it was not the same. Miss O'Malley did not do THE CAMEL DIED AT NOON the just that Miss Rosenblat would have done. I am sure that Miss O'Malley is a good narrator, but she was not the right one for the AMELIA PEABODY series.
I would not think of getting the IN DEATH series book that did not feature Susan Ericksen as narrator. No one can surpass Miss Ericksen in the narration of the IN DEATH series. So please when thinking about the CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK SERIES please consider Barbara Rosenblat as the narrator. You will have a rocking good time.
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