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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Just loved it
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.
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.
It made me mad not laugh or cry. The way Christian was treated by everyone except Maddie truly made me mad.
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.
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.
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.
Nicholas Boulton's narration brought this story to life for me! The plot was interesting and the characters vivid. Good listen!
Just an outstanding narrator. I'll be looking for more of his works.
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.
The audible version is better than the book. Nicholas Boulton helps you to feel the struggle of the characters.
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!
I admit I'm a Smut Glutton, I prefer Male Narrators, Sexy Book Covers get me and I'm 32 years Happily Married.
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!
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.
Beautiful, captivating and emotional. This is one of those books that is incredibly hard to put down. Be prepared to lose sleep.
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