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Flowers from the Storm Audiobook

Flowers from the Storm

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Helen Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-08-13
    Helen Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Amazing Narrator telling an amazing story"
    If you could sum up Flowers from the Storm in three words, what would they be?

    Just loved it


    What did you like best about this story?

    Though the book was long, it kept my attention with its twists and turns. Characters coming from very different lifestyles and struggling to understand one another.


    What about Nicholas Boulton’s performance did you like?

    The book would have been nothing without his amazing performance. To bring to life the struggles of Christian, his labored speech, his anger with himself and others, you would not have been able to understand the story without him.


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

    It made me mad not laugh or cry. The way Christian was treated by everyone except Maddie truly made me mad.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer North Pole, AK 08-16-13
    Amazon Customer North Pole, AK 08-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Exceptional performance"

    I read the copy version of this book years ago and opted to download the audio version for an extensive road trip. Boulton's narration was excellent and I enjoyed every moment of this rediscovery.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Louise B 08-01-13
    Louise B 08-01-13
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    "Stellar characters. Stellar performance."

    Flowers from the Storm is one of my favorite historical romance novels, and this audio treatment totally exceeded my expectations, much less my hopes of how wonderful it could be. Nicholas Boulton's voice and characterizations are sheer perfection, and do this beautiful story justice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 07-29-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Even better as an audiobook"

    Even better as an audiobook. Nicholas Boulton is a fabulous narrator, perfectly capturing the desperate frustration Jervaulx suffers, as well as his innate ducal arrogance. It's a fine line to tread and he does it beautifully.

    My only complaint with the book is that Maddie becomes fairly unsympathetic for a time, largely because we don't get much from her perspective during a longish stretch near the end. However, In the grand scheme of things, this is a fairly minor quibble. This is definitely not your average romance novel but well earns its place as one of the best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Howell, MI, United States 07-27-13
    Margaret Howell, MI, United States 07-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Naration!"

    Nicholas Boulton's narration brought this story to life for me! The plot was interesting and the characters vivid. Good listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn United States 07-26-13
    Kathryn United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The most creative story I've read."
    Have you listened to any of Nicholas Boulton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Just an outstanding narrator. I'll be looking for more of his works.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is best on audio and could possibly not have the emotional feel if read. The author was most creative in her story and made me do a lot of soul searching as to what people in this time period must have had to deal with. One of the best books ever . . . . Going to look for her other books!! Great love story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-21-13
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    "Amazing Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Flowers from the Storm the most enjoyable?

    The audible version is better than the book. Nicholas Boulton helps you to feel the struggle of the characters.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 08-24-13
    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 08-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the best audio books ever"

    Cannot express how amazing this book is. Would give it 10 stars if possible. Something about the combination of the amazing story, and the incredible talent of this narrator, makes this the best audio I've ever listened to. And I have well over 100 and counting in my audio library. This story line is so unique, has many characteristics that separate it from typical romance novels. But what brought it to life was the narration. As a nurse, the descriptions and voice of the male lead are just so real, so accurate. Makes you feel like you are experiencing all these things yourself. Can't wait for others from this author. I have all the other three that are out on audio. While they are all good, this is still the best!

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Florissant, MO, United States 07-21-13
    Cindy Florissant, MO, United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2009

    I admit I'm a Smut Glutton, I prefer Male Narrators, Sexy Book Covers get me and I'm 32 years Happily Married.

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    "AMAZING, COMPLEX, EMOTIONAL, CLASSIC..."
    Any additional comments?

    Author writing books that should be deemed classics. This is the kind of audio that, even after listening for 15 hours, you look at your device and feel disappointed that you only have 3 hours left. You don't want it to end because you want to listen to an embracing emotional love story, narrated by the brilliant Nicholas Boulton, all wake hours!! While many aren't, I am partial to male narrators and this guy joined my "must listen to" list. What are you waiting for? Download now!

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee 11-01-13
    Aimee 11-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "New Favorite Author! Oscar Worthy Narration!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Flowers from the Storm to be better than the print version?

    Definitely. But only because the narrator, NIcholas Boulton, did such an incredible job that I'd have to say it's oscar worthy. I can't imagine this book being at all easy to interpret and perform. But he was superb. It seemed so natural and so real that I was completely engulfed in the story as if I was a part of it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Beautiful, captivating and emotional. This is one of those books that is incredibly hard to put down. Be prepared to lose sleep.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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