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Lynne J.

Lynne

Northern Idaho | Member Since 2009

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  • The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae: A Cynster Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Matthew Brenher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (269)

    Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she'll recognize her fated husband at first sight. And when her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman, she knows beyond a doubt that he's the one. But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason - when her hero abducts her! The eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap Angelica, the one Cynster sister with whom he hadn't wanted to tangle. But to save his castle and his clan, he must persuade her to assist him - and he's prepared to offer marriage to seal the deal!

    Amazon Customer says: "Absolutely love Stephanie Laurens & Cynster books"
    "Narrator lacking"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I loved the story, but the narrator is lacking. Men just down do a good job with female parts. Why don't they hire two narrators--male and female. I think one of Jayne Krentz's books is like that and I really enjoyed it. I just don't care for male narrators reading romance novels.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the plot and the mention of characters from previous books in this series.


    What didn???t you like about Matthew Brenher???s performance?

    He does a poor female voice. It was hard to tell the characters apart at times.


    Did The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae inspire you to do anything?

    I bought Mastered by Love.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy audiobooks and have a lot of them.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Masterful Mr. Montague: Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Napoleon Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Montague has devoted his life to managing the wealth of London’s elite, but at a huge cost: A family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally…and personally. Violet, devoted lady-companion to the aging Lady Halstead, turns to Montague to reassure her ladyship that her affairs are in order.

    KJ says: "Good story, poor narration."
    "Not one of my favorites."
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    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It needs a different narrator. He made Barnaby sound like a stuffed shirt, and some of the women's parts are not very good either. I don't know why Laurens' books are narrated by men. Why not a woman for the female parts? I didn't particularly like Simon Prebble either.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Masterful Mr. Montague?

    When they discover who the murderer is.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Napoleon Ryan’s performances?

    Not real fond of him. It would have to be a book I really wanted to listen to.


    Did The Masterful Mr. Montague inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed reading it to myself more than listening to it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (46)

    Once upon a time, a historical romance author created a family.... But not just any family. Eight brothers and sisters, assorted in-laws, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews (not to mention an overweight corgi), plus an irrepressible matriarch who's a match for any of them.... These are the Bridgertons: less a family than a force of nature. Through eight best-selling novels, listeners laughed, cried, and fell in love. But they wanted more.

    Lynne J. says: "Not My Favorite"
    "Not My Favorite"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I would have preferred different endings for some of the sections.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Julia Quinn again?

    Yes, her first Bridgerton book was very good.


    What didn’t you like about James Langton’s performance?

    I wish there was a female narrator for the female parts and a male for the male parts. Langton didn't do a very good female narration.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It did answer a lot of questions left over from the earlier books.


    Any additional comments?

    The book has second epilogues for earlier Bridgerton stories. It was ok,but not riveting. I didn't care for the narrator. A female narrator would be better. The price of the ebook dropped but I didn't like the audio version enough to purchase it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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