While I didn't love the book, Nicholas Boulton is most certainly worth a listen. Simply outstanding. I look forward to listening to anything else he might record.
Richard Armitage is wonderful. Delicious voice for the hero and a wide range of distinguishable voices of many characters. Ordinarily, I don't like abridged versions of books because I read before listening. However, I think the Queen of Regency benefits from a bit of judicious editing as long as performed by the magnificent Armitage.
The story was fine as was the narrator, but the production quality of the recording was so weak that I gave up listening. It sounds as if it were recorded in a bathroom.
This is a very sweet and satisfying story, ably enhanced by Carolyn Morris' performance. While there is much use of modern language and sensibilities for a Regency, good story writing won my heart.
Sarah Woodward delivers an excellent performance, especially in Sophy. I can picture a young Katharine Hepburn in the role, bold and brave, undaunted by being female in a male dominated society. Witty and fun, certainly squeeky clean.
There is a also a PDF attached with a nice discussion of Heyer and her work.
If you were to listen to only one historical romance, this is the one. Jessica Trent is the best heroine ever and The Beast makes an outstanding hero. Wonderfully satisfying story masterfully performed by Kate Reading.
I am on my second listening of this and am enjoying even more than the first time. It's great fun. If "Ocean's Eleven" and "Miss Congeniality" had a baby, it would be this book.
Scott Brick does a good job with a casual, slightly snarky delivery perfect for the text.
I read this book, as I often do, before listening and enjoyed it both ways. I liked the unfolding of Tiberius' motivation and the building of their relationship. I also appreciated having a child character being a real person and not just a symbol. This is my second Grace Burrowes book and I am now a fan.
Roger Hampton delivered a great performance in my opinion. I loved his portrayal of the wordy, stuffy Tiberius as well as the sexy Tiberius. The female voices were fine for me as well. The challenge was Fiona's little girl voice, but I didn't find his performance of her distracting enough to diminish the book.
I eagerly await Book 3 and I will most certainly seek out more of Roger Hampton's narrations.
I have been reading this book each winter for a number of years now but this year, I listened instead and found it equally comforting. This is a quiet, gentle story of near strangers that become family over the course of time leading up to Christmas. A satisfying and soothing story, perfect for the hectic holiday season for me.
I enjoyed this bit of entertaining fluff. Early Amanda Quick when still light and fun. Barbara Rosenblat's performance makes this completely enjoyable, sincere yet with a tiny touch of juicy camp.
The story is classic Amanda Quick formula, so much so that JAK may have used a software program to assemble the parts.
BUT Barbara Rosenblat breathes enough life and fire into the story to make it a worthy listen.
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