I am sure the story was probably good. What I heard sounded like it was going to be a good story. However, the narrator read so fast that I couldn't keep up. She seemed to be able to change the tone of her voice so that you would know the difference in characters and at times she would slow down to normal to tease you into thinking you were going to get a good read. And then, she started 'flying' again. So much so that you weren't able to understand the story. I will never buy a book that she narrates again.
The Duchess Wars by Courtney Milan
It was like she was speed reading. No time to absorb what was happening.
Anger and disappointment at the narrator. Don't know about the story. I am going to try to read the book as what I was able to get out of what I listened to, I think it will be a story that I like.
So disappointed. Was looking forward to this. I have eye trouble so I am hoping I will be able to 'read' the book.
Yes. The story is good. Very enjoyable. Very believable.
She did ok - just not as good as some of the other narrators of Julie's (especially Roslyn Landor). Ms Landor was sooooo wonderful in The Bride! I have listened to it many times. It is my 'go to' book when I don't know just what I want but know I want a really good, fun read.
It made me laugh a few times. I had a hard time with the narration of the main male characters voice.
Would buy this again if Roslyn Landor would do the narration!
The narrator. The voices of the different characters were hard to tell apart. She does not do male voices well. It would be better if she didn't try sounding male.
The story was pretty repetitive. She drug it out too long. It wasn't real to the world.
She really needs to work on her male voices and she also needs to add a little, not be so bland sounding.
Yes, but I would suggest she read the series in order. This is book 2 in the series. Maya Banks is such a good writer. I love and HAVE all her highlander books. Kirsten Potter is one of the best narrators that I have every listened to. She gives each character their own sound. She has one of the best scottish burrs!
Everything! . She describes everything so well that I felt like I was there or at least was watching a movie.
When Aleric took Kaylee to the rock by the sea when she was so sick. I cried through the whole scene.
I did - twice!
I love most all highland love stories. I love alpha men, which highlanders seem to be. They are such strong characters, they love their woman so deeply yet they don't let their love make them less strong. It only enhances their personalities. I hated when it ended, I wanted it to go on and on.
I think it is probably a good story but the narrator is so bad that it makes it very, very hard to pay attention to the story line. I am going to buy the books in the series (The wife trap, The Wedding Trap, The Husband Trap) because what I have been able to listen to of The husband trap seems to be a very good story.
I like the characters - both Violet and Adrian. They both seem to be such good people, loving, caring, good hearted and meant for each other.
The narrator is so bad, she makes both characters sound like such horrible snobs and the other voices are so bad that it is very distracting. You can be a snob without sounding so bad. Even when they seemed to be saying something nice it came out sounding bad. Also, between chapters there is a long pause, long enough that you think it has stopped - very annoying.
Couldn't get far enough into the book because of the narrator. Was only able to get to the fourth or fifth chapter and only that far because I forced myself. I thought maybe I could get used to the narrartor but I can't.
I was really looking forward to all 3 of these books and I will get them to read on my Kindle Fire as the stories sound so good, I've had trouble with 1 or 2 other narrators but never bad enough that I could not get through the book. I will never buy another book that she narrates, no matter how good the story sounds.
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Jamie - cause she was so fun!
Love, love, love Rosalyn Landor. She makes you feel like you're right there. I've now bought a couple books just cause she's the narrator.
I did listen to this book in one sitting. My husband said he though my wear phones had become part of me! I listened while I cleaned house, did laundry, took a bath and sewed. It was wonderful!
I've now listened to this book a couple times. It's my "feel good" go to. I always know it's going to make me feel good.
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