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Heart of a Warrior | [Johanna Lindsey]

Heart of a Warrior

Brittany Callaghan thinks she's dreaming when a blond, nearly seven-feet-tall Nordic god shows up on her doorstep in her tiny California town. He claims to be a barbarian warrior in need of her help. Though a stunning, statuesque beauty herself, intelligent and independent Brittany has struggled hard to earn respect in a man's world. She is taken aback when Dalden, a spectacular Viking who is a long way from home, needs her help - and is willing to pay for it.
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Publisher's Summary

Brittany Callaghan thinks she's dreaming when a blond, nearly seven-feet-tall Nordic god shows up on her doorstep in her tiny California town. He claims to be a barbarian warrior in need of her help.

Though a stunning, statuesque beauty herself, intelligent and independent Brittany has struggled hard to earn respect in a man's world. She is taken aback when Dalden, a spectacular Viking who is a long way from home, needs her help - and is willing to pay for it. He's had Brittany's blood running red-hot since she first saw him, and warrior or not, she agrees to help him.

As bold and brash as she is beautiful, Brittany isn't going to be subservient to any man, even one who is everything she ever wanted in a lover, and whose very touch sets her senses afire. Dalden is a warrior to the depths of his soul - proud, powerful and brave - a man who will fight fearlessly and relentlessly for what he wants. And now, what he wants most of all is Brittany....

©2004 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Add a smart-mouthed computer, the burgeoning passion between the oh-so-different protagonists, and Heart of a Warrior offers a wild romp that only Lindsey could write. Fasten your seat belts and relish the ride!" (Amazon.com review)

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    Anneliese 01-12-10
    Anneliese 01-12-10

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    "Not the beginning of the trio"

    I know that this author is most well known for her historical romances and I think that's why a lot of reviewers are disappointed - they aren't getting what they're expecting. However, if you do like romances in a sci-fi sense, this is a good one.

    The only nit-picky thing I have to say is that the narrator tends to make our main guy sound like a robot.

    One other thing - this isn't the first book in this trio ... it's actually the last. Readers may not be used to the world yet if they haven't read the first two books. I read them a few years ago, they're well worth it and I hope they show up here sometime soon.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Sahuarita, AZ, United States 06-18-12
    Michelle Sahuarita, AZ, United States 06-18-12
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    "Enjoyable as a book, but not when narrated..."
    Would you try another book from Johanna Lindsey and/or Laural Merlington?

    I have read and own every Johanna Lindsey book published, and a few on audible as well. I expected to enjoy this much more than I actually did. Laurel Merlington has done "okay" jobs on other Lindsey novels but when narrating the parts of the male main character her voice takes on an almost robot"ish" tone. Also, even though this is fantasy/romance many of the words in the book seem mispronounced, and I have caught a few that are in fact mispronounced (example: Challen, Tedra's lifemate is supposed to be pronounced as Challenge without the G. If you put as much emphasis on detail as I do this will annoy you too much to enjoy having someone else narrate for you. I was unable to enjoy this purchase, and find I am unable to complete the listening experience.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Male main character had a robot"ish" voice that ruined the reading for me, and some words were, and seemed to be mispronounced.


    Did Heart of a Warrior inspire you to do anything?

    I was unable to finish the experience.


    Any additional comments?

    Is a refund possible?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rosita United States 12-21-11
    Rosita United States 12-21-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Hard to follow."
    Where does Heart of a Warrior rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I normally love all of Johanna Lindsey's books and own many of them but this was a bit complicated. There was a lot of explanation in the 1st chapter and I kept waiting for the story to start. It eventually does and gets better.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Esperance, Australia 01-06-11
    Michelle Esperance, Australia 01-06-11 Member Since 2012
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    "dissappointed"

    Well I wish I had listened to the reviews. Not in the slightest what I was expecting. I found the plot rather boring and the main girl half the time acting tough and half the time acting like a southern belle who will faint at the drop of a hat :(
    Narration was good EXCEPT for our main man which yes she very very much makes him sound like a robot.

    Sadly I wish I hadn't wasted the money buying this one or the time listening to it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cricket 07-30-15
    Cricket 07-30-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Good story but narrator destroyed it."

    Narrator's attempt to produce a male warrior voice produced a poor computer like personality and sound and it was very irritating. That is the only drawback to this recording but it's s big one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Mougeotte 07-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it"
    If you could sum up Heart of a Warrior in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful. I read the series years ago and loved it then and loved it now. Just wish we could get the whole series in audible.


    What other book might you compare Heart of a Warrior to and why?

    Sherrilyn Kenyon's The League Series.


    What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

    At first I was not sure I was going to like her performance, but after the beginning, I came to enjoy the way she performed the characters in the book. Especially Martha.


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

    Smiles and laughter


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bookworm 04-13-15
    Bookworm 04-13-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Oldie but Goodie"
    Would you listen to Heart of a Warrior again? Why?

    Yes. I read this years ago and I enjoyed listening to it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No one favorite.


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

    No extreme reaction but I enjoyed the book. This was written year ago but holds up.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to listen to the other books in this series but understand they aren't available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Y. Denson 03-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Hot Dog!"

    I actually read this story over 10 years ago. Heating it read aloud had given me a new perspective. WONDERFUL.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    crystalangel 12-10-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the series in print. Not so much in audible."
    Would you try another book from Johanna Lindsey and/or Laural Merlington?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heart of a Warrior?

    Don't remember


    What character would you cut from Heart of a Warrior?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Since the Warrior is from another planet and very romantic and exciting the narrator tried to give him a different sound, but it ended up being very cheesy. In print you're free to imagine the Warrior as you would like him to sound. I think the narrator has a great voice, but the Warrior wasn't what I thought he should be and I couldn't get past it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacci The villages, FL, United States 02-17-14
    Jacci The villages, FL, United States 02-17-14

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    "not what it sounds like"

    after the first chapter it felt like I went to a different book......First chapter was what I was looking for the rest was not

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Corby, Northants, United Kingdom
    3/11/10
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    "Narrator a bit off putting"

    Enjoyed the book to a point, although found it a bit strange. The narrator with the voices was a bit off putting.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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