Laura Kinsale knows how to build a character, strong, free spirited, and emotionally screwed up. Nicholas Boulton narrative is spot on, he brings the characters emotional mess to life. This story went somewhere that my mind has not planned, and I like that. Be it the 18th, or the 21st century, people have been screwed up for a long time. This story is a not so smooth journey through the land mines and emotional road blocks that people put up against getting hurt, and the anguish of not knowing how to get the love they desire. I love this author, and this narrator, you will enjoy this to the very end and then be a little sad when it is done.
With this one Ms. Roberts brings you into the lives of a fictious rock band from thier beginings in the 60's to thier comming to terms with life in the 90's. The focus of the story is Emma, and how she deals with the life she was thrown into. Sex, drugs, and rock n'roll; social movements, the death of political and rock icons, Woodstock, murder, homosexuality, abusive cycles, dysfunction, and of course love and loyalty. A down and dirty voyeuristic look into life in the glass house. I fear I must warn you though, this book is a bit dark, not a light hearted romance story. This one goes on the re-read list.
This is the book that cements your bond with these characters, and renews your faith in enduring love. Kudos to the devine Ms. G for taking me where I didna' expect to go, even though I thougth I had some idea what was going to happen next. Davina Porter's performance is spot on, her range of feminine and masculine voices, children, and multiple languages and accents make her narration a pleasure to listen to. I laughed, I cried, I felt anxiety (in a good way), but now I am left with the joy of having consumed a great book, mixed with the emptiness of what to go to next, for everything else pales in comparison.
I liked this story verra verra much. The characters were well written with depth and a little messed up in the head, the stuff of good romance novels. Anxious moments, scarring events, an abhorrent villain, and emotional turmoil. Kaleo Griffith's narrative talents are excellent, his smooth sensual voice only adds to the impact of the story. If I have one complaint, it is on the part of the writer for the overuse of the word bonney as a descriptive. Overall, definitely worth a credit, and will probably give this one (the whole series) a second listen.
If you like lots of deliciously descriptive sex in your romance novel, then this is the one for you. So much that I actually forgot the plot line. Mayhaps, it is a good thing, because the plot of the story was weak. Good characters, predictable outcome, and good narration, worth a credit.
Not what I expected from one of my favorite authors. Her usual flow and character distinction seemed to be lacking, which made this one a little hard to follow. While it isn't a bad story, there is mystery, history, and intrigue. I just like a little more romance in my romance novel, you have to wait till the very end for what little there is. I don't usually discredit the narrator, but I feel that this one didn't match the character and left me with an odd perception which I couldn't let go of. While it wasn't a complete wast of a credit, I just won't listen to it again, as I have done with Ms. Kearsley's other books.
This is the story that fills in the major pieces of the friendship between Lord John and Jamie Frasier. I like Lord John, but in the Outlander series. I should have just gone to this one first and skipped the Private Matter and Brotherhood of the Blade. Claire was everpresent in this story, and I felt her loss through Jamie. The double narration was not as bothersome as some listeners would lead you to believe, I barely noticed.
I wanted to savor it to make it last, but I could not stop listening. The way she put you in Christian's mind, to feel his confusion and frustration, was so clever, it made my heart ache for him. I am captured by this kind of story, that love doesn't always fit into a neat and tidy little package, love the prince, warts and all. I thought I knew the way the story would go, then it took a different turn, which added more depth to the story and the characters. The excellent narration only added to my enjoyment of the story. But the very best part is that, long after you have finished listening to the book, your mind hasn't yet put it down. Laura Kinsale is a gifted author.
The story dragged from one sad event to another.
Have something good happen.
His narration confused me with little differentiation of characters. Maybe if there were another narrator, possibly female for the children and women characters.
I thought the first book was ok, not great, but mildly entertaining, so I would go to the next book. I tried, twice, to listen to this audio book, to no avail. The second time, I gave up at the end of the first section. This book is wildly popular so, I thought I must me missing something. If I did, I didn't see what it was the second time either. I guess I can wait until it comes to regular tv in 10 years.
Stuck with the facts and how to change you own habits.
Relayed the information, instead of getting lost in stories that only served to get me lost.
I found this book monotonous and slow. It wasn't at all what I was looking for. I was very disappointed, and regretted downloading it. Total waste of a credit, as far as I am concerned.
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