I have yet to find a Julie Garwood historical novel that isn't great. The Secret and Lion's Lady are two of my favorites. Both books are funny and interesting right up until the last word.
Unfortunately, the narrator ruined both books for me. Her rushed, sing song reading of the narrative is so irritating that your mind shuts out the book and your temper takes over, which is the last thing anyone needs when driving! I find I have to listen to both book in spurts of about 15 minutes, which is a real bother if I am listening to it while doing housework or driving on a long trip.
I'm hoping that the publisher will have a do over, as another reader suggested, on both of these books. I don't know if it was the director who "directed" Ms. Duerden to hurry through the narrative and get it out of the way, or if Ms. Duerden has ruined every book she has narrated by this irritating style. Which ever it is, I hope the audio producer will correct this mistake and prevent it from ruining any more of Julie Garwood's books. I have waited a long time for someone to publish these great books in audio form and hope to purchase every single one. But if Ms. Duerden is the narrator on anymore of Ms. Garwood's books, or any other audio book for that matter, I will skip the purchase!
A little happiness anywhere in the story. This book was so depressing it got boring very quickly. It is only the second or third book I have not been able to make myself finish.
It was boring.
It was not her performance that was at fault. It was the material she was reading.
I would have cut the whole book.
Most good authors can take any subject and make it interesting. This book was so boring, it couldn't hold my interest. The Characters are flat and boring, the story is boring. The title of this book should be, "Depressing."
Whenever Vince Flynn comes out with a new book, I always end up taking the next day off work because I can't put the darn thing down! He needs to make his books come out on Fridays! This one is worth the loss of sleep.
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