Yes, it is the only Mary Balogh book I will listen to (I read all her others) because all her other audio books are performed by Anne Flosnick and I literally cannot tolerate listening to her. I'm truly shocked that anyone thinks she can narrate. Such a shame.
What a terrific story. I think that Elizabeth Hoyt wrote about Jennifer Ashley, something to the effect that the heroes in her books were "my kind of manly man" that is paraphrased, but you get the point. SO TRUE, the best men!
She did a fantastic job describing a man in the late 19th century who obviously had Aspergers syndrome, if not autism. Wonderful wonderful
Unfortunately the reader (performer) was dreadful. It made it difficult to listen. Every sentence was the same , kind of a breathless statement always accenting the last word.
I can't believe the publishers listened to her read and said, "great, your hired". Jennifer Ashley's books are too good to be brought low by an incompetent reader.
I would not listen to it again. The story was predictable and a little sappy in places. Nothing to bring up any strong emotions , not thought provoking but overall it was enjoyable
What a fabulous story. Unfortunately the narrator was really bad. if she just had to read in one person, female, she was very good. As soon as she began with other characters, especially male, it was painful. I persevered however because the story was that intriguing.
It moved slowly for me. I found myself a bit anxious waiting for the pace to pick up, for the story to improve. Still love Connie Brockway and the narrator was excellent, just won't listen to this one again.
Definitely, love her books normally
As I stated in the headline, this was my least favorite of Sherry Thomas's books, but it was still a very well written story. It is difficult to know if I would have enjoyed the book if there was a different reader. The reader was very poor which reduced my enjoyment many fold. She mispronounced words, accented the wrong syllables. I was disappointed. I won't get another book where she is the narrarator.
Davina Porter spoils us for any other reader!
Gabaldon is perfection again. PLEASE write number 9!!!!!!!
Jane Feather is a very good writer. I've read most of her books, they are intelligent and well written. Unfortunately the reader (performer) was so bad that I finally gave up with 5 hrs remaining in the book. I'll finish with the printed version. Emma Taylor read the main characters parts in a pinched, uptight tone. She was required to use a Russian accent and Spanish accent for certain characters, they both sounded identical (bad). I will admit to being spoiled by such great readers as Simon Prebble, Rosalyn Landor, Davina Porter, Steven Crossley etc. I cannot listen to a poor reader and enjoy the book, no matter how well written.
This is the first book in her Maiden Lane series. I own them all and have listened to all of them at least twice. What an amazing writer. Funny, poignant, wicked, tender, unbelievably clever, she knows how to do it all.
Just order it , I will warn you however that you will become an Elizabeth Hoyt addict. Ahhh....such a wonderful indulgence
I loved that her story was so tender and intelligent. She took 2 characters with obvious short comings and created a story where they strove to become better people, far different people than they thought they could be, inspired by each other.
I thought so much of this book that I bought it for friends.
The book made me cry in several places, not sad tears, but for the tenderness portrayed so uniquely.
Just get it!
I read 2-3 books per week so naming The Proposition as my favorite is meaningful.
I first listened to Judith Ivory's book several years ago. It was one of the most delightful, tender, laugh out loud funny books I've ever had the privilege of hearing.Steven Crossley's narration could not have been improved upon. I still smile remembering. Thank you Judith Ivory and Steven Crossly for such a treasure!
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