This is by far one of my favorites of the many many many regency era London romances! I laughed so hard I had tears running down my cheeks and cried with wry smile.. It's a fun book!!! Its a hilarious ride with a dead body in tow, several love and (gasp) erotic subplots and several who dunits all rolled together with a promise of fantastic fun!
Hm... tough question. I love this genre and had stumbled upon it while being entralled with a different author of fantasy / fantasy romance who had also written a couple historic romance I thought I'd try. I was hooked! My point being that I have been delighted with so many that I often find a realllly good one and this one is at the top of that list. I love regency london. And the hilarity is truly hilarious and the romance romantic. It encompasses the best of each with abandon!
Oh thats a hard question... I can't choose! There are just too many.
As I already stated most imfatically YES! I LAUGHED to the point that people in the next room came to see what was so funny, I rarely laugh out loud with such volume! I cried so hard my eyes were red. But its a lark... and at no point does it take itself seriously unless seriously fun is what is meant!
I didn't get mad at any point. Those books that I would throw if it were paper it is not! Really, if you want seriousness and that frustrated anger that some books en cite then this one isn't for you... but if you want a go get it whodunit mystery of the hysterical sort then this one won't disappoint you!
Hm..... all being equal.... I cannot say.
I just wouldn't....
Angela Dawe does a fine job. Ms. Ashley has written a nice book. I can't quite say boring as I was never truly bored. There was no great revelation or surprises. I have to admit it did hold my attention all the same.
This is NOT a highlander story! Worth a credit? I don't know.....
Yes. There is so much to absorb. The delightfully fascinating details are irresistible. Besides... who can resist sexy highland men?
Karen Monings Highlander series. Had a similar blend of fantasy and romance with the suspense and eroticism.
I was very pleased with the narration! The distinct individuality of each voice along with tempo cadence and expression. His voice is comfortable and easy to hear.
Out and out laughing or crying... no. Neither did I want to toss it in frustration. I did, however, want to finish in one listen and anticipate the next one!
Altho the main storyline was basically complete I still felt cheated and even resented the fact that I needed to go on to the next one to find out what happens to storylines I had anticipated would conclude in this book instead of feeling like I had only bought half the book. I was very frustrated with the end and saw all of the set ups for the series obviously set up already.
A differant narrator!!!! Its a great story but painful to listen to.
The confrontation at sea. A very wide statement considering. But from the personal to the political the confrontations are the height of it.
NO NO NO NO NO!! I can't even express how awful it was. Ii wanted to hear the story but winced everytime a character spoke. The narrators speaking voice is pleasant but when she attempts voices they are slovenly, thick, painful slow and idiotic sounding. Its like all the characters open their mouths to speak and turn into drunken illiterate old men who have trouble breathing and speaking and are hoarse and spittle plagued.
I DID LOVE THE BOOK! The story in all aspects are splendid. .. but READ it... don't waste a credit or a dollar on the audio version!!!! Its such a shame.... it really is.
If it had a different narrator I would wholeheartedly praise this book. But if you want lighthearted fluff with giggles and luxury then this one isn't for you. And if you want steamy hot and bothered erotic scenes then this still isn't for you. But if you want a good tale woven with gritty facts and suspenses then yeah, it's for you.
This was an enjoyable listen. As in The Husband Trap and The Wedding Trap T.A.W. delivered. This was the second of the trilogy but I listened to this one last... I wish I had listened in order but it was ok out of order too. I felt it ended rather quickly with just a "the end" and left me wanting more, at least an epilogue... I guess that bodes well for book in a whole... wanting more is a good thing. Especially if it hadn't been out of order!
I stumbled into Regency Era London romances by accident and was immediately addicted. I enjoy the whole feel of it. I suppose the whole class system of existence should be offensive but that attitude still exists we just use different words. And what gal doesn't want to imagine the world full of fancy balls and extravagance anyway?
I found the dashing Darragh to be one of her best characters yet altho in retrospect I think the leading man in each book to be more charismatic then the females. Somehow the men just stand out to me.
Bianca Amato did a fabulous job with the narration, as usual. Not only are her individual male vs female voices clear and distinct but her cadence and emotional expressions are flawless as well. But what really strikes me is how 'comfortable' she is to listen to, something in the tone or timbre of her voice is very appealing.
In my opinion its worth the credit providing you too enjoy the 19th century London romances...
Near the top.... definitely on my list to listen to again one day.
Wow.... too many...
Perfection as always. I can see the characters in her voice and that says a lot.
Yes... I almost did actually! If it weren't for needing sleep I think I would have too...
The transition between each book of this trilogy is totally seamless... I am very impressed. There wasn't a ridiculous amount of back story yet you never had to wonder what was happening. I recommend all three of the McCabes trilogy... in order. Well worth the credits or dollars!
Yes yes yes! I have given some good reviews to some very good books of late. Yet this one deserves it so much more! I cried... streaming tears for a long time. .. to where my eyes were red and puffy. That sounds like its a sad story but it is more moving then sad. Its now in the very top of all the books I.have listened to.
This question could be such a spoiler! The moment in Maddys kitchen made me giggle. It was priceless. When the laird found Crispen missing from his bed... I can name quite a few. Just find out for yourself. ..!
I have to say that at first (as in book one ) She sounds so much like Martha Stewart that it's distracting. I have to admit I am not a fan of hers. However I very quickly forgot all about it. Her personalities are flawless. Her accents, cadence, emotional interpretation and textures are fabulous!
Oh my... yes, I sure did. I stated that fact already and I stand by my original opinion. This one is, without a doubt,well worth the listen!
Worth the credit? Yep!
Oh yes! I love the narrative, adore the characters, truly enjoyed the entire book.
The story of the plain shy miss and her love.
Perfection! From cadence to distinct characters in both male and female personalities to their emotional and situational expressions.
The many loves of a london lady...
Well worth the listen!
Right up there. .. definitely on my "listen again' list.
Eveline. Spunky and sweet!
Fully fledged characters who come to life. ... Well done! !
Yes, yes, yes!! Full range of emotions!
Creditworthiness. .. a 5 on the 1 to 5 scale...
Yes I would. Why? Because it was one of those books that you want to turn off and throw one minute... laugh the next, cry again and then cheer the next. ... what is better then that?
This question is why I hate to read reviews since it has to be a spoiler if answered honestly. I'll say this... among all the moments that I feel are memorable my favorite is the moment when you realize that there's laughter in the most serious moment and you feel like you're in on the joke. ...
I have listened to many of the books that she has narrated and altho I usually give her great reviews I have to say that in actuality her voices are limited and I quite often have to think twice about who is speaking since their is not enough, if any, distinction between the characters. All in all still a good listen!
Several! But I will not write a s spoiler. See for yourself!
I think this one is a definite yes... Creditworthiness. .. a 4 on the 1 to 5 scale. Some verrrry steamy moments, as all good Highland novels are supposed to have...
The voices. Both heard in the heart and by the ears.
Firelight. Because there isn't another. I hate this question! Books are individual works of art... and no two can ever be (or should never be) alike.
Its flawless. Her voices, both male and female, with a myriad of accents and situations are smooth and believable with a comfortable cadence and timber. Well done!
Oh yes! I cried plenty... held my breath as I willed certain story lines to not be what I thought it was. ... yes... plenty of reacting!
This series melds fantasy and regency romance into something new and verrrry enjoyable. And fortunately no vampires!!!
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