As much as I have liked this series, I felt like I had wasted 10 hours with this one. I found Maisie very annoying. The story was good but the last part of the book, the retrospective, was tedious and Maisie's reluctance to commit to James (or not) almost caused me to give up on the book.
Yes. I'm looking forward to the book due this year (which is not a Maisie book) and I will probably read the new Maisie series starting in 2015. At least I'll give it a try. The earlier books were very good and I enjoyed them a lot but I ended up getting very frustrated by Maisie's personal life.
I've always like Maisie and James with Priscilla's boys.
Hooray! A Cynthia Wright audiobook with a great narrator. Rosalyn Landor does a wonderful job with this story. She's fantastic. The book was good. It was interesting throughout except, in my opinion, for the ending. After the encounter at the cave it felt like the book just fell off the cliff. I was very disappointed by the Andre Raveneau part in this story. I look forward to more in this series and I hope Rosalyn Landor is chosen to read them. What a difference a good narrator makes. This is the best of Cynthia Wright!
Aside from not liking Emily Beresford's narration at all, this was my favorite book in the series. Barbados is a wonderful character in this book. I've been there a few times and it was fun reading about it. Cathy and Nathan were strong characters but I was annoyed by each of them at various times. I was expecting more proof of the child situation. The story was interesting and this was a good read/listen.
I really want to like these books. The stories are good, characters are interesting, but the narration of the audiobooks is a deal-breaker. It's just horrid. If I hadn't won the next book of the series in a contest I would not listen to anything else narrated by Emily Beresford. Cynthia Wright has woven a great family saga and her writing keeps me interested. Too bad her work is ruined by poor narration.
Not bad at all. Story was pretty good. I did question some of the dialogue as being "too modern" but I could be wrong. Did they use the term "half an hour" in the medieval times? Also, I was getting annoyed at how much Domenic mistrusted Meg. Other than that , the story was enjoyable.
I liked this. I found it very entertaining. The shipboard scenes were quite accurate. It was more of an adventure story than a typical historical romance and I liked it.
I hope there are more historic romances by Brenda Novak! This was very good. I have listened to so many poorly done audiobooks lately that I was beginning to wonder if good ones still existed. Here is one. The story of the "shop girl" and the Earl and a murder and a fire and relatives and a coal mine made for interesting reading/listening. The characters were either likeable or not, appropriately. I enjoyed Novak's writing so much I may be persuaded to read her contemporaries and that's not easy for me to say.
I'm glad I continued with this series. I was ready to stop after the first book because of the distracting narration but this book was read by Brad Wills and he did a marvelous job. The story was good and held my interest. Maggie was a strong character and her care for her boys was evident. Her actions made me laugh at times. I liked Findley and, of course, Wee William. Overall, this was a good book.
This was so disappointing. The story was so-so but the narration was horrible. Pronunciation was pathetic. In fact, certain words were pronounced differently in different chapters (e.g. Piquet.) Doesn't the publisher check on this sort of thing? "Magdalen" and "Galway" are two blatant examples. I can't listen to the rest of this series unless there's a different narrator.
Based on all the 5-star reviews, I was expecting much more from SILVER STORM. Perhaps it was the narration, which I found very stilted. The story was just okay and, as much as I like audiobooks, this would have been better as a print or e-book. The characters didn't grab me like they did others apparently. I have two subsequent books by this author and I'll listen to them but I hope the narration improves.
First of all, I love Davina Porter's work. Her narration made this book! It was a pleasant story with some interesting characters.
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