England, 1605. When Lord Arik, a druid knight, finds Rebeka Tyler wandering his lands without protection, he swears to keep her safe. But Rebeka can take care of herself. When Arik sees her clash with a group of attackers using a strange fighting style, he's intrigued.
Rebeka is no ordinary 17th-century woman - she's travelled back from the year 2011, and she desperately wants to return to her own time. She poses as a scholar sent by the king to find out what's killing Arik's land. But as she works to decode the ancient runes that are the key to solving this mystery and sending her home, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and powerful Arik.
As Arik and Rebeka fall in love, someone in Arik's household schemes to keep them apart, and a dark druid with a grudge prepares his revenge. Soon Rebeka will have to decide whether to return to the future or trust Arik with the secret of her time travel and her heart.
©2011 Ruth A. Casie (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
The worst performance of an audio book I have ever heard.
I would not try another of her readings.
I was disappointed in this book.
I'm not sure if it was the story or the narrator, but either way it was stilted and difficult to listen to,so much so that I was unable to finish it. Unlike most Audible narrators, this narrator sounds like she is reading a book.
Maybe it's just me, but the story is so slow...I've stopped listening and she's not even gone back in time yet! It's painfully boring so far. And, I'm sorry, but the narrator makes Rebeccah sound like she's old (I guess I'm comparing to Karen Marie Moning or even Brenda Joyce's characters). I haven't decided if I'm going to try and finish this or not.
An entertaining read! Almost immediately, I could see the landscape of the era, and the awe the storyteller felt at being thrust into a new reality. Quickly and easily, the reader will empathize and imagine how frightening, yet interesting would be the novelties of daily manor living in the 17th century. Casie's wonderful writing style will transport you, make you smile, and keep you turning the pages - wanting more!
No. Overall, I thought the story was good, the narrator was just OK. Reminded me of Brenda Joyce's Masters of Time series which is outstanding.
Rebeka because she was a strong woman.
At times, I could not tell which character she was doing because they sounded alike.
No, this book did not make me cry. I laughed a time or two.
Avid reader time permitting. Love audio books as I can multitask, love being inserted into the time & place of story thru narrators accents.
Time travel romance
I cannot think at the moment of a specific book, but most Time Travel romances have a similar premise. This author did interject things that I've not encountered before, but very much enjoyed.
I cannot think off any others, but I may have. Being a narrator is an extremely difficult job sine you have to try to be able to change the sound, and often accents, for the various characters. I think she did an admirable job, and perhaps my having to stop and start in the listening affected my judgement, thus the 4, really would have put a four and a half... Just couldn't figure out a way to do that.
Not particularly, I'm sure I probably did both while listening, but can't remember specifics at the moment.
I very much enjoyed the book and know I will listen to it, and enjoy it again.
No.. Other authors know how to write this kind of story.
Just another narrator would have been better.
Most of them!
Let's see.. Rebeka goes back in time and one of the most important things she could think of was continue her karate training and her exercise and running, daily. She plays the mandolin like that's an every day thing and sings. She's a rock climber and plays chess and gives lessons in plating chess. And I'm only at 39%.
Arik is a complete jerk. He has yet to say anything even a little bit nice to her. There has been no passion between the two in all this time and suddenly there's an arousal? So, there's either not going to be sex in this book or suddenly 'there it is.' Either have thoughts of sex from the beginning, when they first meet, or don't mention it at all.
Also, Katherine was bullying Aubrey from the get-go and Arik never said a word and when Rebeka tried to bring it up Arik told her to stay out of it. He was just mean and hateful and I don't think that makes a good hero. I simply cannot finish this book. Besides all that I've mentioned the dialogue in this book seems rather inane and kinda' stupid.
I love time travel and if this entire book was rewritten I'd give it another try.
As for the narrator? She's just aweful. Audible needs to allow more time to really see what kind of job a narrator does before they take away the option to return it AND just returning 2 books a year is not right either. The "sample" just isn't long enough!!!
"Glad to reach the end."
The narrator was terrible, the voices sometimes had an Irish lilt and they were not consistent. This was my first book by this author and I will not rush out to buy another. Maybe with a different narrator it would have been better. I love historical romance & time travel books but this did not do it for me
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