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A Viking for the Viscountess Audiobook

A Viking for the Viscountess: A Most Peculiar Season, Book 1

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Juliana Arthur, the Viscountess Hawthorne, has been thrown out of her husband's estate and her marriage declared invalid. With a small son to care for, she desperately needs a strong hero to rescue them from poverty and suffering.

A Viking wasn't quite what she had in mind.

Arik Thorgrim is caught between worlds. After dying from a battle wound, he expects to find the glory of Valhalla, where he can dwell among the gods. Instead he's brought forward 1,000 years in time, to a beautiful woman who tempts him beyond reason. Juliana doesn't know what to do with this sinfully handsome Viking warrior who brings weapons into a ballroom and refuses to be tamed. Yet beneath his barbaric ways is a man of honor, a man who vows to face down her enemies and fight for her son's future.

But as Arik wages a battle against her heart, Juliana is afraid of loving a man whose time has already run out.

©2014 Michelle Willingham (P)2017 Michelle Willingham

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    Starlet M. 01-31-17
    Starlet M. 01-31-17

    My favorite books are 'Historical Romance'. A good book takes you away from your everyday life & puts you in the middle of an adventure.

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    "A beautiful, exciting story."
    What did you love best about A Viking for the Viscountess?

    This is my first book by author Michelle Willingham, but it definitely won't be my last. I am a fan. This book is brilliant, unique story line, well written and romantic. I loved it. I hope she puts the entire series on audiobook, because you don't want to put this book down.


    Which character – as performed by Brad Wills – was your favorite?

    Brad Wills delivers an outstanding performance. That is the difference between Mr. Wills and other narrators. Mr. Wills truly performs the books he narrates. He is creative with character voices, delivers the story with passion and care. I say care, because he really is intuitive as to the sensitivity of the storyline. Outstanding Brad Wills. Loved it.


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    Virginia PETERSTOWN, WV, US 01-14-17
    Virginia PETERSTOWN, WV, US 01-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"

    This was a wonderful story and Brad Wills hit this one out of the park! Don't miss it!

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    🐰DARA South Carolina, USA 03-11-17
    🐰DARA South Carolina, USA 03-11-17

    💙 A Good Story Epecially w/Romance🔹Audiobooks+Work=Adventures 💫 Enjoy Listening, Debating, & Reviewing with My Book Club🔹No Spoilers 🙊

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    "Viking Time Travel 😁"

    I enjoy time travel romances so I got excited about this book as soon as I read the publisher's summary. 😁

    This book keeps your attention throughout with memorable characters and a plot that doesn't disappoint This delightful story takes you on a fantasy journey where wishes & dreams mix with reality and the lines of time become blurred. It is heartfelt and charming with a lust to love progression that captivates. If you enjoy historical time travel adventures then don't hesitate on this book.

    Brad Wills is an exceptional narrator. He never disappoints me. 😋

    Note: Adults only. It contains detailed sex and language.

    I received this book from the author, publisher, or narrator and am grateful to them for the opportunity to review. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.


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    LilMissMolly 03-08-17

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    "Entertaining historical romance with time travel."
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    A Viking For the Viscountess (A Most Peculiar Season #1) by Michelle Willingham is an entertaining historical romance with a unique spin on time travel. The time traveler is Arik Thorgrim, a Viking from the year 811. After dying on the battle field, he is saved by the gods and transported to Regency England to rescue a woman and her son from poverty. The lady in question is Juliana Arthur, the Viscountess Hawthorne, who was recently thrown out of her husband's estate with her young son. In true Viking style, Arik immediately takes charge to solve Juliana’s problems for her, all the while anticipating the great hereafter in Valhalla once this last mission for the gods is completed.

    There are two elements to this story that I especially enjoyed: (1) the sweet relationship between Arik and Juliana's son, Harry – Arik never talks down to the boy or “baby” him like his mother does; and (2) the similarities between Arik and the missing son of a Duke who lives next to Hawthorne Manor – the best scenes are those between Arik and the Duke. What I didn’t enjoy were the numerous detailed sexual encounters between Arik and Juliana. I eventually started fast forwarding through the audio to avoid all the salacious details.

    I listened to the Audible version of this book and narrator Brad Wills is simply outstanding. He accurately portrays Arik as a man who is no nonsense, rough around the edges, and a bit uncivilized due to being out of his time. For Julianna, Brad uses a breathy falsetto voice whose tone and manner is polished like you’d expect for a Viscountess. I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. In summary, I recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys time travel Highlander/Viking stories.

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    Lori 03-06-17
    Lori 03-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story"
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    Really enjoyed this book. Very entertaining, engaging and enjoyable. I love Historical as well as Time-Travel stories so this was a win-win for me. I have read several of Michelle Willingham's books before but this is the first book I have listened to. It was worth every minute. It's a well written and creative story pulls you in immediately and never lets go.

    Is it worth you time and credit? That's a definite, Yes. Really looking forward to the next book in the series.

    The perfect blend of romance, betrayal, second chance's, honor, regrets, family and love. With a great HEA

    Really liked how the author handled the time-travel in the story. Intertwining the 2 characters of Arik/Eric was creative.

    Brad Wills did a really good job with the narration. This is the first time I have listened to him narrate a book. Nice voice. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. While his male character voices were great. The slight accent to Arik's character was perfect. The high pitch of the female voices took a while to get used to. Occasionally his female voices made me wince. Especially in the beginning. Grelard's(?) voice was great for an elderly woman as was Harry's for a child. He did bring the character's and story to life through his narration. Overall very enjoyable

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 03-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful time travel book"
    Would you listen to A Viking for the Viscountess again? Why?

    No, I have too many other books to listen to.


    What other book might you compare A Viking for the Viscountess to and why?

    One of Amanda Quick's books. The story drew on my emotions and also helped me learn about Regency England.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Addrick was shot.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the little boy and how Addrick interacted with him. I got this book via audiobook boom.

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    cyndi 02-12-17
    cyndi 02-12-17

    I've rarely met an audio book I didnt like. I love rom-com, cozy murder mystery, and self-help.

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    "I love Brad Wills narration!"

    Great story, great narration! I loved listening to this. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Kathleen 02-10-17
    Kathleen 02-10-17
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    "Wonderful Romance"
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    This is a lovely romance about a Viking who finds himself thrust forward 1000 years into the relatively modern 1800’s. The writer does a great job with Arik’s character, a Viking who wants to use force to resolve most issues but is extremely gentle with the woman and child he falls in love with and will protect above all. I also found humor in Arik tendency to always want to reaching for his weapon at inappropriate times for the 1800's. I think if you like a lighthearted, easy listening romance, this is a great audiobook. The narration by Brad Wills is great but some of the female voices can use a little work. I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

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    plaidninja814 02-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Viking for the Viscountess to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version of the book yet, but I intend to. That said, I believe that Brad Wills' narration definitely adds life to the characters and excitement to the story.. He is an incredibly talented narrator and quite capable of voicing many diverse characters - male or female, young or old!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how well the author thought out the story because having characters born a thousand years apart definitely shapes scenes and dialogue. Each character must react within his/her own experiences and time period. The story was quite unusual and had a few twists and surprises that I did not expect. Authors who can surprise me really get my attention! I also like how the hero had to switch places with another in order to time travel - something I haven't seen in time-travel plots up to now.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are several scenes that stand out, but my favorite was the scene in which Arik is shot trying to protect Juliana's son. It was quite emotional, and was a plot twist I didn't expect.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Be careful what you wish for.


    Any additional comments?

    At first the story seemed a bit darker than what I normally like, but I kept listening and I'm glad I did! I really hope that Ms. Willingham has Eric's story done in audio. Of course, Brad Wills must narrate it!!!

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    BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN southern California 02-04-17
    BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN southern California 02-04-17
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    "Each find what they need and lose what they want."
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    My dear reader, be careful what you wish, for you know not what forces will be in play to make it happen! And once it is realized, are you strong enough to hold on?

    I love time travel. That’s a fact. I was pulled into the story from the first scene by Michelle Willingham’s talent. Her story is so unique you won’t forget it. I actually read this book two years ago and once I started listening to it, it all came back! Her tale is like no other. For example, both the hero and heroine die at the beginning of the story. One is stabbed in the back, the other drowned. How miserable is that?

    Before I get carried away about the story, I have to say something about the narrator, Brad Wills. Remember this book is about a Viking who time travels 1,000 years into the future by the generosity of the gods. He’s a Viking, unrefined, nothing is insurmountable nor makes him raise his voice – even when determined to use a battleaxe, kept tucked into his clothes. He’s rough around the edges and muscular like no other man Juliana Arthur has ever seen. Wills's voice depicts this kind of man to perfection. He and the author expose the vast differences between their worlds by the very words and way they talk.

    Wills also uses admirable falsetto voices for both Julianna’s maid servant and Julianna’s son. Where Arik’s dialog and demeanor is uncivilized, Julianna’s tone and manner show through Will’s polished English accent. Another player as this story unfolds scorns and belittles Juliana. I can see his face through Will’s sneering tone.

    Now about the story:

    Juliana Arthur, a Regency woman, married to a Viscount, comes upon hard times when she loses her home of six years. Her husband has been missing, presumed dead, but Juliana remains chaste and waits for his return. She’s a proud woman with dignity even when reduced to living in her father’s old cottage along the sea. The cottage is more a hovel, full of holes and cold as winter begins setting in. She needs to protect her son, Harry, just five, the love of her life. She wishes a strong hero could rescue her before they starve or freeze to death.

    Taking a walk in the evening and thinking of her father, she climbs into his boat to contemplate her future, but suddenly, the sails unfurl, and she is pulled out to sea. Knowing if she doesn’t jump the boat, no one will find her, and she’ll be lost. That night she almost loses her life. The gods protect her in the person of Arik, the Viking.

    Arik realizes all is not right and yet very right, as he takes the cold, half-dead woman into his arms, warming her skin-to-skin. The woman speaks Norwegian, his mother tongue, but doesn’t act, dress or look like any woman from his time. What kind of trick has the gods played on him? He died, of that he is sure, but where is he? He comes to the conclusion the gods are testing him to see if he is honorable enough to join other fallen warriors in Valhalla and the god Odin. By saving this woman, protecting her as she should be protected, he hopes the gods will find him not wanting.

    Arik, a warrior, learns the truth of love, family, second chances, perhaps a third in this sweet, sensual story of two people from two times. Each find what they need. Each lose what they want. Will the gods acknowledge their hearts and desires?

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    "Great Historical Time Travel Romance"

    I was asked to read this book & give an honest review. It is not normally the historical era (the Regency) which interests me but this is incidental. The Viking hero "died" in battle & instead of being transported to Valhalla, he ends up being in the Regency period, rescuing a disinherited Viscountess from the sea in a storm. An erotic adventure starts the relationship with the hero mistaking the heroine for a lady love he lost but from this stems a new fragile relationship with the heroine & her son.

    Trying not to reveal too many spoilers but, it is a good story of redemption & trust despite differences in time & culture. I do recommend it - the style is easy to follow & the master, Brad Wills, weaves his magic on the story narration too. A winner!!

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