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Midsummer Moon | [Laura Kinsale]

Midsummer Moon

When a powerful, decisive aristocrat undertakes to protect an absent-minded young inventress from England's enemies, he finds his orderly world turned into chaos. Merlin Lambourne's stubborn dream of flight puts her at risk, not to mention driving Ransom crazy. In spite of himself, he's oddly enchanted by this muddled miss and her eccentric ways... but can he overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both their lives?
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Publisher's Summary

When a powerful, decisive aristocrat undertakes to protect an absent-minded young inventress from England's enemies, he finds his orderly world turned into chaos. Merlin Lambourne's stubborn dream of flight puts her at risk, not to mention driving Ransom crazy. In spite of himself, he's oddly enchanted by this muddled miss and her eccentric ways... but can he overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both their lives?

A whimsical Regency-era tale of flying machines, fancy, and love among the hedgehogs.

Laura Kinsale personally chose the exceptional talent of Nicholas Boulton to narrate Midsummer Moon as a fully voiced audiobook, creating a unique work that brings all the life and color of the original to audio.

©1987, 2010 Hedgehog Inc (P)2013 Hedgehog Inc

What the Critics Say

    Earphones Award Winner and Editor’s Choice

“…personalities and wit expertly delivered, further adding to the charm of this delightful performance.” (Audiofile Magazine)

What Members Say

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    susan West Chester, OH, United States 06-08-14
    susan West Chester, OH, United States 06-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "My least favorite Laura Kinsale book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I don't know-I just didn't like the whole premise. I didn't really care for Merlin and the plot was weak.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm starting to listen to Lynn Austin and will listed to Diana Gabaldon's new book "Written in My Heart's Own Blood" narrated by Davina Porter after I have finished reading it.


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

    I have listened to all his performances of Laura Kinsale's books. I have looked at his other narrations but they don't look like books I would enjoy. He is as skilled in this performance as he is in the others. Solid.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Midsummer Moon?

    Ehhh- I didn't like the whole premise. I have read that some think Merlin was autistic-I don't. I just think she is awkward. Listening to is was painful at times, at other times she was just annoying.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    julie mobile, AL, United States 08-27-13
    julie mobile, AL, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2012

    Just a simple girl living the simple life. Nothing is complicated when the power of imagination leads the way. Close your eyes & just listen

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    "Love her and love narrator but ........."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I only listened to this one completely through because of narrator. Nicholas Boulton is an incredible reader BUT this story was just so-so.....a little unbelieveable ....a little far-fetched..... A little lackluster.... A little 'hurry up and get to next chapter' kinda book.


    What could Laura Kinsale have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Some reviews noted positive comments about the hedgehog but REALLY? Why? The 'heroine' was an eccentric dimwit totally unmatched with the 'hero'. So sorry Nicholas Boulton wasted his time on this one......totally not a match between story and reader.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Florissant, MO, United States 08-20-13
    Cindy Florissant, MO, United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2009

    I admit I'm a Smut Glutton, I prefer Male Narrators, Sexy Book Covers get me and I'm 32 years Happily Married.

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    "Felt it was the author who crashed on this one!"
    Any additional comments?

    If you want to listen to an entertaining story written by Laura Kinsale, that when you finish, you feel you did not waste 13+ hours of your time or your precious audio credit, don't purchase this one! Go for "Flowers from the Storm" or "The Prince of Midnight". Sometimes I thought the female character was mentally challenged to the point of being physically taken advantage of because she was soo naive. Sure she is written as a genius inventor but something just felt wrong about her intimacy with the male character.
    While I feel the author crashed on the story, her choice of NIcholas Boulton as narrator have her flying to the stars... 5 stars for "performance" rating that is!

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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