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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 Member Since 2007

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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.

    6 of 6 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?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rosita United States 12-21-11
    Rosita United States 12-21-11 Member Since 2010
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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 2010
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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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    Jacci The villages, FL, United States 02-17-14
    Jacci The villages, FL, United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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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

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    Kindle Customer Hope Mills, NC, United States 12-07-13
    Kindle Customer Hope Mills, NC, United States 12-07-13 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself! What can I say I love Books, All kinds of Books, especially Romance.

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    "Heart of a Warrior I loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Heart of a Warrior to be better than the print version?

    I loved it in the Book version and I loved it very much in the Audio I just wished all the Books where in audio not just the last one


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I very much liked the Warrior and the computer was a hoot the earth girl heroin was also great and the story rocked


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cant just tell you one scene all the story was great to me.


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

    What is a tagline ? explain


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this series whished all the books where in audio

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara United States 06-12-13
    Tamara United States 06-12-13
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    "Must Read"
    What made the experience of listening to Heart of a Warrior the most enjoyable?

    I love to be able to put myself into the book as myself and imagination


    Any additional comments?

    I really don't like reading the 1st n 2nd book then listen to the 3rd, yes I could of read it, but the experience of listening is sooooooo much funnier n when I'm in my car all day driving I like to listen to my stories n u can't read them driving but u guys get into the middle book ect and that's No Fun!!!!!!!!!

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    Prudence College Station, TX, USA 06-13-10
    Prudence College Station, TX, USA 06-13-10
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    "Not as good as Warrior's Woman"

    I love JL's books, especially the original Warrior's Woman but this was lame. The narrator was okay but she did make the male characters sound like robots. We only see a glimpse of Challen and Tetra. Mmmmm

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    blackdog IL 11-25-09
    blackdog IL 11-25-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Blah!"

    This is not what I expected from a Johanna Lindsey book - it was as if she was attempting to add a fantasy element, but it just didn't work - not her genre.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Kaufman, TX, United States 10-20-09
    Amazon Customer Kaufman, TX, United States 10-20-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Story"

    This is fun story. The dialogue is really good. I enjoyed it very much.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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.

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