With more than 25 million copies of her books in print, Amanda Quick is one of today’s most popular authors of Regency-era romances. Her 23 New York Times best-selling novels are delightful combinations of fascinating characters, clever conversations, and fleet-footed suspense.
Emma Greyson is grateful for her position as lady’s companion. The salary is generous, and Lady Mayfield is kind. But when Emma meets the darkly handsome Edison Stokes, a guest at her employer’s estate, the flame-haired beauty is lured into his dangerous quest for an ancient book of potions. Can she help him find it before its magical powers are used for evil purposes? From passionate moments to midnight ambushes, Amanda Quick keeps I Thee Wed moving at a delicious clip. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat brings to life not only the intrepid heroes, but also the opulent society that serves as a backdrop for their growing attraction.
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Yes. Great escape that doesn't tax the brain.
Amanda Quick is a master at the Regency Era romance. Barbara Rosenthal is a brilliant narrator, and I would go so far as to say, the reason I would listen to more Quick novels. My only complaint is the books are very predictable, but if you know that going in all is fine.
No. There is too much background noise. It's not the narrator because the sounds are there in the background while she is talking. It's like the man coughing through Mistress. It's like they thought since these were older they wouldn't take the same care editing as the newer ones.
I have greatly enjoyed several Amanda Quick books narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt such as Mischief and Mistress especially. But even her stellar narration couldn't save "I Thee Wed".
Sort of part of a series, but only loosely linked. Basically a stand alone, and one of her better ones, I think. Emma is quick witted and resourceful, Edison is wrapped too tight but driven. The blurb gives clues. I find it to be a nice, non-demanding read about once a year or so. Enough suspenseful and sensual tension to keep one's interest without being gory or a bodice-ripper.
Barbara Rosenblatt is a good audio performer and doesn't overplay the roles.
I'm not sure. The story was interesting but I could not stand the narration. I am not sure if it's the sound quality or just the narrator but it was hard to listen to.
Her voice was too low and scratchy and you could hear every time she swallowed and smacked her lips.
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
I have read all of Amanda Quick's historical novels and loved them all. This one was a little different but I still enjoyed it and loved the hero and heroine. The narrator did a good job but at times it seems like she was sucking on something. Would have preferred another narrator for this book but all in all it is a good listen.
Read from April 16 to 29, 2013
I had a lot of trouble with the prominent mouth noises and swallowing of the narrator---so much so that I checked the ebook out from the library and switched back & forth between the two when the audio started getting on my nerves too much. Fun story, though AQ has a tendency to let her setting/action get lost in the long passages of dialogue. While the dialogue is quite well-written, there are only minimal tags to let the reader know who is speaking---but not enough action, reaction, or introspection to ground the reader in the setting with the characters. Several times, I found myself scanning back to figure out how they'd gotten somewhere or even what they were doing. The "fated" attraction between Emma and Edison didn't work as well for me as people falling in love without supernatural assistance (if that's really what was being implied in the story with Emma's premonitions and "knowing" throughout). But it was definitely an entertaining read.
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