I am happy to see Julie Garwood's older books being released in audio form. I have been disappointed in the narrator that has been chosen but she seems to be improving. I hated this narrator in The Secret and still want a do over on that book but she was okay in this book. At least she is not Whispering but it still seems like she is telling it like a bed time story. I see that she is doing the other JG books and I just hope she get better. These Books are cute and funny that I recommend to anyone.
This is book 1 of 5. It does not wrap up any of the storyline leading me to believe that in order to complete the "book" I will have to buy all 5 books. I just started book 2 in the series and it starts right where this one ends. I wish I had known to before I started listening. I would have waited until I saw the series in a buy 3 for 2 credits. It looks like it will turn out to be an expensive book.
Normally I check reviews before buying, but I didn't on this book. Someone might have already issued this warning and I would not have bothered with the book.
Besides all that the book is pretty good. I gave it a 1 star overall due to being incomplete. This is the 2nd time in 2 weeks that I have ran into this problem. The last time I just returned the book. Right now I am going to give the book a little more chance. In my opinion is it in no way is it a series. To me A series is when each book concludes but the next book starts a new storyline around someone else.
I am so happy with this new narrator. Now if she would just go back and redo The Secret by Julie Garwood I would be thrilled. For me narrators can make or break a good book. This narrator was good. I am not familiar with this narrator so it took me about 5 minutes to get use to her voice. But after that I was happy. I can't express how important a good narrator is to me. A bad one destroys a book while a good one can make an okay book better.
Castles is 1 of many of my favorite books. It is fast paced. Something is always happening with no long and boring periods. I call these types of books page-turners. And this is definitely one. I get bored with books very easily so this is important to me. I never got bored with this one.
The story has a lot of humor. Even after I have read the book so many times that I can read it in my head I still laugh at the funny spots and still look forward to my favorite scenes. I heartily recommend this book to one and all who enjoy a light and relaxing listen. It will bring a smile to your face. I find the characters very endearing. As you can see I don't give a description of the book. I let the publishers do that since I am not very good at writing. But I can give my opinion on what I think of the audio version of the book.
I would suggest you click the buy button on this book. Sit back and enjoy the story. It is a keeper.
The story and the narrator worked great together for an enjoyable listen. I was entertained the entire time.
I like this author but this book was so boring. Here is my summary of the book: he is a stick up his butt duke. Don't worry if you forget that he is a duke because he will remind you every page of the book! And she is a joyful ( Joyous) witch. Again, don't worry if you have the brain of a flea because he will constantly remind you. And that he is A DUKE! Don't want you to forget that.
The narrator was fine, I had no problem there at all. It is the storyline that killed the book.
I have put this book down over a hundred times and keep picking it up again thinking this is Jill Barnett it has to get better, but no. I can't take anymore. I am just going to assume he gets joyful and Joyous and stop. I think I will try something funner like getting a tooth pulled or something.
I don't know what it is about this book but I love it. I am listening to it again for the 3rd time in a row. I like the narrator, she is perfect for this book. I really like the main couple plus all the supporting characters. She has a nice variety of characters. One guy in his 80s offers her a color tv plus always leaving the toilet seat down if she would have him. Like I said, entertaining. I am a huge of Janet Evanovich's Stephaine Plum series and this book reminds me of her writing a lot.
I highly recommend this book. I just wish there were more in the series besides these 2.
I picked this book up in an audible sale. At first I was surprised to see that it was written in the 50's. so wondered if I would like it at all but went ahead and gave it a try since I like the time period so well. I am thrilled I did. It sure doesn't read like someone wrote it in the 50's. It reads like a Elizabeth Chadwick novel, who is one of my favorite writers. Even though this is a long listen it held my interest from beginning to end. I encourage anyone to try this book. This book reminds me a lot of William Marshall's trilogy by Elizabeth Chadwick.
I have found that this book to be such a relaxing listen. The storyline is cute and the narrator is great. I find I smile a lot while listening to it.
Let me start by saying that I don't usually read divorce books of any kind. I don't care for them. That is what country music is for...the done somebody wrong songs. But when I saw this book in one of audible sales I thought I would give it a try because of the author. I am so glad I did. Entertaining is the word I would use in describing the book. I love books with a lot of humor and this one had it. The narrator was perfect for this book so that really helped. I have learned that one narrator is great in one book and lousy at another. It's personal preference I guess. Anyway, right from the beginning I was sucked into the book. I didn't switch to another book and then go back like I tend to do if the book drags or the narrator gets on my nerves. I Listened to it from beginning to end and am sorry it ended. Will I re listen to it? Definitely. I like this author and will see what other books she has on audible.
Recently I have started doing reviews. I didn't do them before because I don't want to lead someone wrong but I use the reviews in making my decisions in buying books so I decided to throw my voice in. I like the Stephanie Plum series, Julie Garwood, JD Robb, Johanna Lindsey, Catherine Coulter, Stephanie Lauren's and Suzanne Brockmann. This is a short list of my likes but will give the reader a ideal if they will like what I like. Happy listening.
Yes. In fact that is why I decided to write this review. The story is enjoyable but predictable. If I was reading this book I would probably have skimmed it a lot, however by listening to it I was able to relax and just let the story unfold. I enjoyed the narrator which is why I enjoyed the book. If the narrator was bad I don't think I would have finished the book.
I like the wide variety of characters.
I think she got Aurelie's voice perfect. Or as I would image it. She talked softly like a grown woman. Not like in a previous book I reviewed where the narrator whisered like a little girl. For me, I think she got all the voices right.
I did listen to it all in one sitting (day). I download my books onto a kindle (with a cover for protection) and wear a pouch where I can put it in and walk around doing things as I am listening. If I am wearing ear phones no one can hear it but me.
For me, this is a book that the narrator makes or breaks it. Like a lot of books. I really wish those that produce these audio books would pay attention to listener feedback. I am beginning to think they don't care. Which leaves me extremely dissatisfied with a lot of my favorite books that have been produced recently. And I really like this style of story telling.
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