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Lord of Ice | [Gaelen Foley]

Lord of Ice

Damien Knight, the earl of Winterley, is proud, aloof, and tormented by memories of war. Though living in seclusion, he is named guardian to a fellow officer's ward. Instead of the young homeless waif he was expecting, however, Miranda FitzHubert is a stunning, passionate beauty who invades his sanctuary and forces him back into society. Struggling to maintain honor and self-control, Damien now faces an even greater threat: desire.
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Publisher's Summary

Celebrated as an extraordinary new talent in romance, Gaelen Foley astounds readers and listeners with her vibrant stories of passion and adventure. Now, hot on the heels of her daring Lord of Fire, she spins the powerful tale of a hero tempted by the one woman he is forbidden to love....

Damien Knight, the earl of Winterley, is proud, aloof, and tormented by memories of war. Though living in seclusion, he is named guardian to a fellow officer's ward. Instead of the young homeless waif he was expecting, however, Miranda FitzHubert is a stunning, passionate beauty who invades his sanctuary and forces him back into society. Struggling to maintain honor and self-control, Damien now faces an even greater threat: desire.

A bold, free spirit, Miranda has witnessed the darkest depths of Damien's soul - and has seen his desperate need for love. But before she can thaw his unyielding heart, she must endure a terrifying nightmare of her own.

©2002 Gaelen Foley (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 01-16-12
    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 01-16-12 Member Since 2007

    Historical romance junkie. Who doesn't love romance?

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    "Ughhhh the worst reader!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend my friends read this book. Listening to it is torture.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emma Greene???s performances?

    I don't wish to be cruel as her performance of the female characters is flawless but the men come off as insepid and impotent. Her male performances were so bad that after an hour I had to stop listening. I wish I could get a refund!


    Any additional comments?

    Dispute the comments left by others about the performance I went ahead and purchased this. I wish I had heeded their advice. Buyer beware. Save your credits and buy the book.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    R Hornsby, Australia 01-14-12
    R Hornsby, Australia 01-14-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Very bad narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes the Narrator


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I have had to stop listening. The narrator has a pleasant voice however dropping w for h and vice versa, other issues pertaining to the narrators regional accent causes some very jarring listening. As to grammar; I’m sorry I’m just very disappointed.

    In regards to the characters a male voice that is described as a baritone should not sound like an old maiden aunt with a hoarse throat. No, I’m very disappointed in this product and would suggest that this audio book be removed for quality reasons. Again the narrator’s voice is very nice however the narrator is not suitable for fictional audio books.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll be much more careful before purchasing an audio book. Instead of purchasing new releases I will wait until I can read reviews as to the narration.
    I would suggest Audible check the quality of the products they retail as per my pervious comment. This audio book should not have been released in its current state especially as the publisher is Audible, Inc.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    JeriG philadelphia 01-18-12
    JeriG philadelphia 01-18-12
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    "Worst hero's voice ever!"
    Any additional comments?

    I listen to an audiobook every two days and have never written a review but felt compelled to warn others. I am very adaptable when it comes to narrators' voices and can almost always get used to a voice that bothers me at the start of a book. I certainly appreciate excellent narration but rarely get stirred up by less than stellar performances. This, however, was appalling!! I have been anticipating Ms. Foley's books being released in audio for a long time and have even corresponded with the author but if Ms. Greene narrates more of this series I will not be listening. The female voices were good, many of the male voices acceptable, but the hero's voice, described as a baritone, sounded more like a passionless, snobby woman. Truly awful. I know that narrators can be an individual preference but I sincerely doubt many will find this appealing. I hope that the low ratings don't deter other books in this series from being produced so long as narrators change.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Liz Santa Rosa, CA, United States 01-19-12
    Liz Santa Rosa, CA, United States 01-19-12 Member Since 2006

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Story Okay, but narrator needs to go..."
    Would you try another book from Gaelen Foley and/or Emma Greene?

    Yes for Gaelen Foley, absolutely not if it's read by Emma Greene. I had already listened to Gaelen Foley's


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gaelen Foley? Why or why not?

    Yes, I've listened to


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emma Greene?

    My first choice is always Simon Prebble -- he just does a great job. Next would be Jenny Stierlin, or Tavia Gilbert, or Barbara Rosenblatt.


    Do you think Lord of Ice needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    As this is already part of a series, and not the last book, I'd say no. I'm sure the author will continue to show bits and pieces of Damien and Miranda's romance.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely will continue to read Gaelen Foley's books as long as Emma Greene isn't reading !

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Louisville, KY, United States 01-16-12
    Karen Louisville, KY, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2007

    I love history and romance. I read several books a month and I enjoy listening to books when I am doing other things. A good book can whisk you away to another time and place while a bad book is like a stomach ache.

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    "Ughhhh the worst reader!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend my friends read this book. Listening to it is torture.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emma Greene’s performances?

    I don't wish to be cruel as her performance of the female characters is flawless but the men come off as insepid and impotent. Her male performances were so bad that after an hour I had to stop listening. I wish I could get a refund!


    Any additional comments?

    Dispute the comments left by others about the performance I went ahead and purchased this. I wish I had heeded their advice. Buyer beware. Save your credits and buy the book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel PETERSBURG, IL, United States 01-15-12
    Laurel PETERSBURG, IL, United States 01-15-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Terrible narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The male hero of this book, and he was written as an incredibly masculine war hero, sounded like a sick weak old woman. The female characters sounded stronger than him.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story


    How could the performance have been better?

    Most of the voices were fine, but it seemed the hero voice was purposely made to sound wimpy. It was so bad I downloaded the book on iBooks because the story was ruined for me.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A more masculine sounding voice for Damien.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your credit. Wonderful story. Buy the book or download it on your ereader.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce Indian Wells, CA, United States 01-15-12
    Joyce Indian Wells, CA, United States 01-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Insipid, unmanly hero's voice ruined good book."
    Where does Lord of Ice rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Better than average story.


    What other book might you compare Lord of Ice to and why?

    Jo Beverley books.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Hero's voice terrible, insipid, weak, unromantic, no


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

    Yes if there was a different narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't understand how this narrator's performance got past the producer or the publisher. One would think they'd do

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Trish PRAHRAN, Australia 02-01-12
    Trish PRAHRAN, Australia 02-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Narration destroys storyline"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the book, not the audiobook. The story is good, but the narrator has ruined it with her poor pronunciation, and her shocking depiction of the hero's voice. It becomes a huge challenge to have any respect for the hero, who is depicted as a strong, iron man, when his voice is portrayed as a sleepy, 90 year old breathless woman.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Probably by simply having a different narrator. Ms. Greene does not have either the vocabulary nor the voice for this job.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mona Denison, TX, United States 01-29-12
    Mona Denison, TX, United States 01-29-12 Member Since 2011

    Crazy for audiobooks!!

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    "Any way to advice the authors?"

    This book, along with the other two is well written, but Emma Greene is NOT complimentary to all the work Gaelen Foley goes to in writing books. If there is any way Audible can let Gaelen Foley know how the public feels about the narrator, by all means, please let him/her know.
    I was so excited a when I saw audible continued carrying Gaelen Foley's books. It will be even more pleasant to see if a new narrator will be chosen. At this point, I will NOT spend any more money to listen to her/his books if Emma Greene is the narrator!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanne COINJOCK, NC, United States 09-08-12
    Jeanne COINJOCK, NC, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "good story, horrible reader"
    If you could sum up Lord of Ice in three words, what would they be?

    sensual, tense, complex


    What other book might you compare Lord of Ice to and why?

    Lord of Fire, same family


    How could the performance have been better?

    have the hero NOT sound like an 80-year old sick woman!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Damien's overcoming his war trauma


    Any additional comments?

    All the voices Emma Greene does are good EXCEPT the male hero--it is so horrible I couldn't listen to the whole thing. Yikes!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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