I like books in a series when characters evolve and interact but this series is just not worth the time. There is no resolution to any situation and one book morphs into the next. I noticed that this book was written in 2009 and Ms. Bonds has just added a mini book on ebooks but still does not finish it. I believe this is good for her sales but not for the reader. Three years and stil no resolution is not a good way to treat your fan readers. I will not read or listen to another of her books until this series ends. I wish I had not wasted my credits on this series and hope this is not a trend for authors to continue. Eve Dallas always gets her man (both criminal and Roark) at the end of each book. Shame on Ms. Bonds for being the same -----tease that Carlotta seems to be.
The story flowed in such a way I "couldn't put it down"
This book was a reminder of the older Putney books I enjoyed so much. Might have to buy them again!
Randall. He was strong without arrogance. Sensitive without weakness.
The reaction of Julia's brother to her after years of separation brought tears to my eyes.
I cannot finish this book. I have read all the others. I can't seem to get the characters in my mind so every time I hear a name I have to pause to think who that is. Maybe some books just need to be read. The greatest aggravation is the "commercials" for the websites. Every time the narrator mentions a certain place he then rattles off the website associated with it. Every time! If this is going to be the new trend in audible books then I have a vast library of my own to keep me busy. I won't be buying more. I would not mind them mentioned at the end of the book but not through out, repeatedly. Others may not mind the interruption of the story flow but I do.
It does not add or subtract from the story
I just couldn't get involved enough in the book to care.
So disappointing for a series that I have enjoyed until now.
I now have all the Georgette Heyer audible books. I have listened to all of them many times. Somehow they are always fresh and fun. This one had a slower start than most, but by the end I was laughing out loud. I had been reluctant to buy the book due to other reviews. If there is any missing part I could not find it. I don't own the printed version so I cannot compare. I had been afraid of being left hanging if 22 minutes were missing; I was not. The narrator was not one of my favorites, but I thought she did a pretty good job. A main character who stutters must have been difficult to perform consistently, and the sniveling man part's voice was a little high, but he wore a hat with pink roses on it to a card game so it fit! I continue to beg Audible to put more Georgette Heyer books in their library. I have a lot of them on my kindle and most would be a good listen.
The earl. Always a step ahead of the farce and that's saying alot.
the earl's attitude throughout. If only!
No regrets using a credit on this one. Eagerly await any future Georgette Heyer additions to the Audible Library.
The story flows and the "villians" find no footholds.
I hate book reviews that give away the good stuff. My review is meant only to encourage new listerners to spend a credit for a good book.
I liked Constance. She could have been a brat but wasn't.
When a person "let's go" of an old hurt I feel it too. There are several in this book.
I read Mary Balogh many years ago and thought I didn't like her writing. I have listened to all but one of her audible books and enjoyed everyone and look forward to future series additions. I would listen to the last one but have a hard time spending a credit for a 4 hour book. My fault not Ms. Balogh's.
I have read all Julia Quinn's books. I have heard Rosalyn Landor many times. I will use my credits for them.
This is my first listen but I believe this book is a bit below Quinn's normally excellent standard. Whether a book is read or heard the story must carry the "reader" from start to finish. This one had very good moments. When you laugh out loud or tear up the book has you involved. That makes it a good book worth the price. No one can expect an author to hit a home run everytime and getting to second is nothing to be ashamed of.
Each character lived up to their part of the story. The good were good and the bad were bad!
There are authors you read once. Then there are authors you follow and anticipate any new offering. Quinn is one to follow.
Didn't read the print version. Why would buy the same book twice?
Any series that keeps you wanting more. The kind of story that ends with each book but leaves a thread to be followed to the next.
Winter. I guess I like the strong silent type. Not much to say but.....
"Just who is Winter Makepeace?"
Just when you sigh and think there can't be another...the bait. Can't wait for the bite!
a total surprise
I laughed, I cried, I gasped and I clapped out loud at the twist and turns in this book.
I can think of none that saying would not lessen the pleasure for future readers.
First I thought it would be average at best. What a surprise. I wanted to rate this one highest of the four. So I wil. This one rates 6 stars.
Please, please let there be a book 5! Dr. Graves needs his turn.
I started to skip this book because of the review I read. I would have missed an important part of the Hathaway story as well the times I laughed out loud. This book is an intergral part to the Hathaway series not just a
Finding the family they had searched for in Noah.
How do you pick a favorite from an ensemble cast?
I held my breath when Cam's life was threatened.
I love books in series and this is one of the best to me because the characters are involved in each book, not just mentioned as in some series. It didn't distract from the main characters but enhanced them. I was also delighted that the Wallflowers flowed into the Hathaways series.
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