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Flowers from the Storm Audiobook

Flowers from the Storm

He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.
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He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

Laura Kinsale personally chose the exceptional talent of Nicholas Boulton to narrate her classic romance Flowers from the Storm - cited by readers of The Washington Post and Glamour magazine as "one of the greatest love stories of all time" - creating a fresh and unique work that brings all the power and intensity of the original to audio.

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    T. Dunas Sacramento, Ca USA 02-25-15
    T. Dunas Sacramento, Ca USA 02-25-15 Member Since 2014

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    I'm impressed with Laura Kinsale Her writing style is well developed with interesting plot twists and well developed characters. Altogether, this was an entertaining and interesting book and I will be looking forward to reading more titles by this author.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sundancer 02-25-15
    Sundancer 02-25-15

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    "Simply stunning!"

    LK and NB are a perfect match. Political power, wealth, great love, beauty, sickness, sin, life's challenges - gyou name it - this book has it all! It's a simply marvelous story that struck home with me. I highly recommend this book! Enjoy!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Sprague, MB, Canada 02-23-15
    Beatrice Sprague, MB, Canada 02-23-15 Member Since 2013

    I love to listen to AudioBooks especially at night. Historical fiction is my favourite besides mystery. Nicholas Boulton, Davina Porter favs

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    "Made me cry at different points."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Would recommend to a friend. It is an outstanding book of love, courage, and heartache.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The love that came through following the near hopeless situations.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire book is moving.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    desiree 02-15-15
    desiree 02-15-15 Member Since 2013

    I love to read all genres of books, but love my historical romances!!!

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    "ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!"

    Wish I discovered this author and narrator long time ago. So sorry it has to end, already purchase another one of her books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Rotorua, New Zealand 02-15-15
    Janet Rotorua, New Zealand 02-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Absolutely brilliant - love love love this book"
    Where does Flowers from the Storm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definately top five


    What other book might you compare Flowers from the Storm to and why?

    So different and unexpected it took me by 'storm'!!!!


    Which character – as performed by Nicholas Boulton – was your favorite?

    Oh it must be Christian and Maddy - well done Nicholas Boulton, you are amongst my top narrators, soooo looking forward to hearing more.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both - I did have an extreme reaction of pure enjoyment.


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with all the other comments - well worth a credit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jody 02-14-15
    Jody 02-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    A wonderful story - could not put down and never wanted story to end. Love love this story wish there was more.

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    Amazon Customer 06-08-13
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    "Love this excellent book and excellent narrator!"
    What made the experience of listening to Flowers from the Storm the most enjoyable?

    I read this book many times through out the years and this is the first time I read it in audiobook format. I love love love audible.com and thank you for bringing in such a wonderful book. This book has one of the best plot line, complex, filled with contradictions yet convincing. It is one of my all time top 10 romance books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I do not like Christian in the beginning but love him at the end. I love Maddygirl in the beginning but not as much at the end. But I loved them both as a couple.


    What does Nicholas Boulton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice has character and filled with passion. He is perfect for this book.


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

    Stroke duke, Quaker spinster, impossible romance, love conquest all...


    Any additional comments?

    Please bring Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels to audible.com

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn United States 05-23-14
    Carolyn United States 05-23-14 Member Since 2010

    Romance Junkie

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    "Some would say too much detail - I was riveted!"

    I couldn't literally wait until I got to listen to this, I lost sleep!! Nicholas Boulton is an amazing narrator and this story - well, let's just say I'll listen to anything Laura Kinsale writes and Nicholas Boulton narrates.... Christian is a man with a problem, a big problem, he has a "stroke" and is committed to an asylum. He has shared a passion of mathematics with a Quaker. This Quaker's daughter discovers him at this "civilized" asylum governed by her cousin. She feels moved by God to make him her business. Let's just say Ms. Kinsale treats this problem with the harsh reality it would have in this particular time period (they thought he was nuts) when in truth, the stroke that did not show on the outside, had wreaked havoc on the inside. With Maddiegirls help and personal struggles with her faith...things come along. One of the most realistically written historical romances I have read in a long time. They exist, but they are few. Enjoy the ride. I will make it my business to read/listen to her other books as long as Mr. Boulton is narrating.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Lulu 12-24-13
    Lulu 12-24-13

    I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.

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    "The Problem Might Have Been Me"

    This book is evidently quite beloved and considered one of the best romance novels of all times. As I listened, I agreed that parts of it were wonderful. It was extremely well written and the narration was perfect. (I actually think I would not have been able to read this. The narrator brought Christian's inner voice to life in a wonderful way. I think if I had read his inner monologue myself it would not have been so moving.)

    For me, I think the problem was that the book was unrelentingly sad. Even when the main characters were falling in love, the setting or the situation was depressing.I found myself desperately wanting the lovers to have just a chapter or two when things were going well and they were happy in each others company. I think that would have made me more appreciative of the problems they faced and overcame. I think that a romantic "love'" born out of a desperate desire to escape a terrible future would always be questionable. You know that if it were not for Christian's problems he would never have given Maddy a second glance. So his true feelings would always be in question.

    At another time, this book may have been far more palatable to me. I saw the bone structure of a wonderful book. When I read it though, I just could not get past the misery.

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    Virginia 01-31-15
    Virginia 01-31-15
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    "Storm of mind and conscience"
    Any additional comments?

    This story draws you in from the beginning! All of the characters are very well developed.

    Laura Kinsale does a beautiful job of bringing the reader into the confused and frustrated mind of an intelligent, charming, privileged and decadent man who has suffered an apoplexy (stroke). Christian is trapped in his disobedient body as a storm of emotions and words swirl in his mind. He struggles to grasp the words and contain emotions so that he may convey/prove that he is still there and sane; his freedom depends upon it.

    Maddy, his Quaker attendant, recognizes his struggle and is led to help him. Which, presents her with her own internal storm as their lives are merged.

    Nicholas Boulton gives an OUTSTANDING performance!!!!!!!
    All of his voices were excellent, but his voicing of Christian was absolute perfection.

    As soon as I finished it, I listened again. This one goes into my All Time Favorites file.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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