I've never read Louise Penny before but I will now. I loved the characters and the mystery remained unsolved by me until the end. Ralph Cosham is a wonderful narrator, as well. But--it's the wonderful word pictures that Penny creates that will make me buy more of her books.
The story is funny and the narrator is perfect! Even though I've both read and listened to this book before, I still enjoy sitting back to enjoy this romp! There are a many 'laugh out loud' moments, too.
I read this back in the late 60s and didn't really appreciate it because it seemed to be nearly science fiction. I just finished it and I have to say that I believe it to be the best book I've ever read. The fact that a book written in 1957 could've been taken from the news today shows me how well Ayn Rand knew her subject.
We are at the brink of losing the American that we've known and loved. When Rand speaks of Progressives and uses the terms that I hear coming out of the mouths of the media, Congress, and the White House, I have such a sense of dread and fear for this wonderful country.
There are those who don't agree and that's fine--that's what this country is all about but in the last several years, to voice opposition is to be called names. Again, the words spoken by these characters I hear everyday in the news and on TV.
The descriptions of Rand's characters are wonderful and I loved her four main characters. I didn't want to leave this book. I wanted to continue to live with these characters.
The narrator was surprisingly good and his voice seemed to fit each character.
I could sit down and listen to this one again and I just finished it. I laughed -- not only at the humor of Georgette Heyer, but at the wonderful vocal characterization.
You will enjoy this one.
Johanna Lindsey's No Choice But Seduction wasn't just another Mallory story, although the Mallorys were certainly a major part of the story. This time it's Boyd's story and the object of his interest, Katey Tyler, has a story that affects not only Boyd's life, but the Mallorys as well.
There were more twists and turns in this novel and my only negative is that Katey seemed to hold her resentments a bit too long. Otherwise, I enjoyed both the novel and the narrator.
I happen to love the books by Stephanie Laurens, especially the Bastion books. Her heroes are warriors and their mates are worthy of them.
I read all of the Agatha Christie books years ago and enjoyed them all, especially the ones with Mr. Harley Quin.
However, I guess I have to say that these are terribly dated because the answer is so obvious so early on.
The Narrator is perfect, though.
The story was wonderful but the narrator was terrible. The Mallorys all sounded decrepid. Also, it seemed to me that the narrator didn't realize that Reggie was female. Her voice was far more male than Derek's was. Shudder.
If you can get past all of that, the story is wonderful.
It's been years since I read all of the Mallory books by Lindsey and listening to them is even more fun. Warren's story has a few twists and turns and you wonder whether or not he'll ever give in....but Amy is a wonderful character and she wins in the end.
This reader is great. She captures the personalities of all of the characters without making James and Anthony sound like old geezers.
It's been years since I've read Johanna Lindsey's books and enjoyed them. Last night I decided to listen for a short while before bed. At 4:30 the next morning, I knew I had to stop and get some sleep. After breakfast, I finished the book.
Johanna Lindsey is wonderful and I laughed out loud. The reader is wonderful and even made it easy to tell the difference between the 'players'. You will enjoy it!!
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