I like all the Elizabeth Hoyt's book, and I especially liked #4 in the Maiden Lane Series and was looking forward to this, #5. The narrator has changed, though, and she makes all the men sound like pompous arses and all, frankly, identical, so sometimes it's hard to keep track of who is talking (ie St. John and Lord Caire (who has gone from sounding intriguing in Wicked Intensions to pompous)). I've become spoiled by other books (#4 and #5 Fever Series) where a male narrator reads the male parts, and a female reads the female parts. So this is an ok listen, but I imagine I'll read it, just so I don't hear Ms. Taylor's pompous men voices. Oh well, it's a change from certain books where all them men sounds similarly luscious and virile and impossibly handsome (also not realistic).
So buy the book for the continued story and funny comments "it fell between them like a dead Halibut" [Sorry, but I did laugh at that one] and accept the narration.
Also, this narrator says "St. John" when the previous narrator said "Sin-Jin" which is the, I think, more correct old fashioned pronunciation. So this is really more of a criticism of the Director -- be consistent? And "Hell-a-quin" vs. "Har-le-quin". Again, the lack of consistence across the books is annoying.
Luke Daniels is a great narrator. He has a great ability to differentiate all the characters, and I marveled out loud at his ability to mimic Dr. Spock (Leonard Nemoy's voice) and Captain Kirk (William Shatner's voice) and have the three of them speak (this conversation was in an earlier book). I think he does a great job with Coyote and is pretty good at the women's voices as well. Oberon is fun too. These are interesting stories and a cool interpretation of mythology and religion. And I have laughed out loud a few times at the comments. Nice work!
I just discovered Elizabeth Hoyt and I really have enjoyed her Maiden Lane series. This is the fourth book in the series and I have been really looking forward to Winter's story. I like this one the best, so far, and appreciate that this story especially include the male point of view as well. I don't love all of Ashford's male voices but so far, the male leads have been generally good. The chemistry is good and the sex scenes and flirting scenes are hot and more creative than many. I also like that Hoyt's female leads are not all wilting virgins. Hoyt has written a compelling series and I like that her books take place in the Georgian period as I get tired of all the Regency books sometimes.
I suggest reading them in order, but you don't have too. I just like learning about Winter throughout the other books. He is so reserved at first, but he's a winner in this one!
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