Please refer to my earlier review of the first book in this series. Again, I really respect Susan Ericksen's narration. She is one of the best! Her narration is smooth and while listening you do not stop and go, "oh she's mimicking a male now....". That just doesn't happen. This story was similar to the first book and kept my interest totally. Although the reviews are not as good for the third in the series, I think I'll skip the download (so I can get some sleep). However, I must hear the third installment for myself. I'll get back to you with that review fellow Audible listeners.
I enjoyed this story. It gave me the opportunity to hear an author I've never heard before. Yes, I'm interested in hearing the rest of the story. The description describes it as blood and guts. This is not true in book one. There are no blood and guts ,just an introduction to characters and their dilemna. I say, try it, you'll really enjoy it.
I was so angry reading this book, not at the author but at the characters. What a weak man and a b------chy woman. I'd never put up with that kind of treatment or behavior.
Yes, these characters are so human and so layered, you feel like you know them and dislike or like them. This was a real departure from the cardboard characters I've read about in most romance novels. The protagonist isn't some pretty, frail woman with a smart mouth or a bad temper that she has to explain or suppress at the last moment, she is a bitter, mean young lady who you truly may dislike. I did. However, we see behind all the cruel words and weaknesses that flaw these characters.
I truly recommend this audio book. The writing is great and the narration excellent.
I am amazed at how Faith Hunter weaves a story. The vampires in this book are definitely different, YUK. After I got into it, I could not stop listening. I felt like I was actually in a movie. I am so looking forward to the next installment. I truly enjoyed this book and can't wait to hear what happens with Jane and the two hunks who love her.
What a dilemna!
Worth every second of your ears. No, it's not a formula romance novel; the heroin is not a skinny, beautiful yet strong, able to speak up for herself. Nor is our heroin a virgin who gives up her sexuality to a brute who underneath it all is really nice. This is more!
This is a mystery, a fantasy, about betrayal, doubt, bravery all these traits our heroin possesses. The narrator tells the story without being over dramatic but patient. I truly loved this book. It was a pleasant surprise with vivid characters. If you're expecting vivid, sex scenes, look elsewhere.
This was such a fun book. The story was great, the sex scenes perfect, not over the top and the characters absolutely wonderful. If you want to listen to a fun, romantic novel, listen to this one. And of course I must say, I love Susan Duerden's narration. She is absolutely the best with characters. Julie Garwood's characters are always different and extremely interesting.
I really believe this book would have been so much better had the narrator not been so melodramatic. I truly like Lorraine Heath books but this one, I didn't, not so much. I understand romance is truly formula writing however, there are writers like Julie Garwood who put such a different twist on the plot that it makes the book worth listening to and enjoy. With that said, if the narrator is over-dramatic, making the female voice shake everytime she uses the word, "love", it takes away from the book.
So through a lot of the book I found myself rolling my eyes.
I absolutely love Julie Garwood's characters and story telling. The women in this historical romance genre are always demure but strong. This book is similar and not as good as The Secret but still an amazing listen. Again I will comment on how much I love Susan Duerden's narration. Although it's a matter of personal taste as one reviewer didn't like her voices, I think they are absolutely amazing. She bring's Julie Garwood's words to life!
The story is good. I believe with a different narrator, it would have been much better. I found the narration flat which made me not like the character. A good narrator sells the story. However, this is my opinion. The story was ok. I didn't have much empathy for the main character.
Susan Duerden is an awesome narrator. I have never listened to a woman who could get the essence of the characters so well. Her voices are absolutely amazing. Oh yes, and I truly enjoyed this audio book. Just right in the story telling and the intimate encounters. Not over the top sex but just right. I don't think I'm a prude but taking a whole chapter (unless you're looking for that of course) to describe a sex is a little much for me. Personally, I like the intimate encounters however the story should move forward. I really like Julie Garwood's writing and will download future audio books.
What really impressed me about this book was the narration. This is the first time I've heard a female narrator get the male voice right. The main character, the Prince in this novel sounds truly sexy and believable. Men talk in shorter sentences with a difference cadance, I believe. This narrator did more than just lower her voice. The story is also entertaining and takes a different approach to the Cinderella story.
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