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Lessons in French Audiobook
Lessons in French
Written by: 
Laura Kinsale
Narrated by: 
Nicholas Boulton
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Lessons in French Audiobook

Lessons in French

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Publisher's Summary

Laura Kinsale's best romantic comedy, narrated in Nick Boulton's sexy, wicked voice....

Trevelyan d'Augustin and Lady Callista Talliafaire were secret sweethearts, until the day her father dismissed him with a whip across the face. Ten years and three jiltings later, shy Callie is resigned to a quiet village life as the late earl's spinster daughter. But now Trev has returned from his estates in France, upending everything, dragging her into adventures, stealing Hubert the prize-winning bull, and flinging Callie's heart into mayhem again.

Laura and Nick fans who enjoy a practical, witty heroine will love shy Lady Callista with her cattle and daydreams, and believe dashing Trev will be a lucky man if he can win her back...or perhaps just kidnap her instead!

©2010 Laura Kinsale (P)2014 Hedgehog Inc

What the Critics Say

  • Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
  • "Boulton's delivery and pacing not only capture the growing emotional and sometimes breathless physical attraction between the star-crossed lovers, but also convey their tantalizingly sharp and witty repartee." (Audiofile Magazine)

    "A rich and rewarding romance from the legendary Laura Kinsale!" (Mary Jo Putney, New York Times best-selling author of Loving a Lost Lord)

    "Laura Kinsale creates magic. Her characters live, breathe, charm, and seduce, and her writing is as delicious and perfectly served as wine in a crystal glass." (Best-selling author, Lisa Kleypas)

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    💙DARA 07-24-14
    💙DARA 07-24-14

    Audiobooks Change Tasks To Unlimited Adventures! Love Historical/Insp. Romances & Random Sale Genres. Reviews Shouldn’t Contain Spoilers ;-)

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    "Holy Cow!! What A Lovely Romance!! ;-)"


    I was a little surprised to find this book very different than other Laura Kinsale books. This story is not dark or has characters that are deeply distressed. Rather, it is a lighter more balanced story with characters that are charming, witty, fun, and true to life.

    Trevelyan (Trev) is a dashing Frenchman who has loved Callista (Callie) since he was 16. He has a devil-may-care attitude that is endearing and very amusing. Callie is spinster Englishwoman who is practical, loyal, and loves animals. They have a unique “cat and mouse” relationship immersed with clever joking/bantering conversations that are very amusing.

    Nicholas Boulton is a top-notch narrator!! (He is the perfect narrator for LK’s books).

    This is truly a well written love adventure that is filled with friendship, loyalty, loss, laughter, mischief, fun, love, and even a cow! It's worth a credit.


    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Firra OK 03-30-15
    Firra OK 03-30-15 Member Since 2013

    My fantasy.. George RR Martins grit w/Diana Gabaldons attention to detail and dialect. Highly erotic M/M and M/M/F scenes and Tristan James!

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    "Nicholas Boulton is a God!"

    Since I can only read via Audiobook the narrator is just as important as the author.
    The Laura Kinsale & Nicholas Boulton combination is one of my 2 favorite. I own and have read every book she's released to audio between 3 and 4 times each. I absolutely despise angsty reads and for the most part Laura hits the nail on the head. That said this one is a little angsty/wishy-washy but still amazing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-27-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredibly well written, Superbly narrated"

    I have always LOVED LK books, but I admit the stories usually have a darker side to them. Characters are never perfect and may even have a physical challenge. Not so here. The hero has done some things in the past he is not proud of, but it is all in the past.
    Both the hero and heroine are loyal, sweet and giving making it very easy as a reader to fall in love with them. As always you will also enjoy well developed supporting characters in addition to a main animal, in this case a bull, as depicted in the cover. If you enjoy LK, NB duo, this book will not disappoint.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    N. Jain Pleasanton, CA, US 08-19-14
    N. Jain Pleasanton, CA, US 08-19-14

    luvs to get lost in a book

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    "So Happy I found this!"
    If you could sum up Lessons in French in three words, what would they be?

    Charming, funny, marvelous


    Have you listened to any of Nicholas Boulton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first Nicholas Boulton book and I'm hooked. I bought other Laura Kinsale books because of this reading. Nicholas could read the phone book and it would be worth it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a huge fan of Stephanie Laurens' books read by Simon Prebble. I'm so very happy to find another great author with an absolutely fabulous narrator like Nicholas Boulton. Many happy hours of listening in my future. I couldn't be happier.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    adele gibson 04-21-16
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    "One of my favs to date!"

    I am def an audiobook addict! This was by far one of my favorites. Awesome narration, wonderful story and characters! So glad I stumbled upon it! I have to be in the right mood for historical fiction, but I didn't want it to end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 10-12-15
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 10-12-15 Member Since 2010

    Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!

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    "Lighter side of Kinsale..."

    Lovely enjoyable romance. I'd call it Kinsale-Lite. After Seize the Fire and Flowers from the Storm, it's nice to listen to a book with less tension and angst.

    Definitely recommended. So far, the only Kinsale book I haven't liked is Midsummer Moon. But I might give it another try...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    NancyQ-C 04-04-15
    NancyQ-C 04-04-15

    Nancy

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    "Best narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lessons in French to be better than the print version?

    That would be insulting the author.


    What does Nicholas Boulton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nick is the best narrator. He has a following, a fan base because of his talent. His deep voice can be uber-sexy or he can play a woman. He is a joy to listen to.


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

    I love all of LK's books. They are exciting, romantic, sexy and full of adventure.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Connie McNeill Phoenix, AZ USA 12-30-14
    Connie McNeill Phoenix, AZ USA 12-30-14 Member Since 2009
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    "good read"

    I enjoyed the characters and story line very much. there was plenty of suspense throughout. the ending was particularly enjoyable.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    anne Mililani, HI, United States 10-18-14
    anne Mililani, HI, United States 10-18-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "CUTE COUPLE AWARD"

    My favorite Kinsale book so far and my favorite couple. And . . surprise, surprise, neither one is impaired in any way. They are amazingly normal - a definite change from the author's usual lovers.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Chuluota, FL, United States 09-06-14
    Elizabeth Chuluota, FL, United States 09-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Favorite Kinsale Book yet"
    What did you love best about Lessons in French?

    I enjoyed both the story and the characters. Read like a my favorite books from Georgette Heyer. Less suspenseful than some of the other Kinsale books which I prefer when I wish to relax.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope there are more of this type still to come from Laura Kinsale.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom
    5/29/16
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    "The Dashing Frenchman & his love"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lessons in French to be better than the print version?

    Having never read it in print, I can't comment. However the narrator Nicholas Boulton was outstanding and made the book very enjoyable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lessons in French?

    When Callie cunningly ensnared the true forger & then revealed in her modest way what she had done to Trev. Top girl !


    Which character – as performed by Nicholas Boulton – was your favourite?

    Callie. She was a great heroine & I loved her passion for her cattle.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Life & times of Hubert The Bull


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the story was great, lots of twists & turns along the way. I thought Trev was a wonderful character & really loved the humour in the book. I am a great Georgette Heyer fan, and had never come across Laura Kinsale, but in this book I think she is better than GH. I thought Nicholas Boulton's interpretation was outstanding. A very well written & thoroughly enjoyable book

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