©2009 Amanda Quick; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The story is great but the narrators voice is AWFUL.....The accent is nasally and when she deepens her voice to sound like a man she sounds like a evil rapest or something from a horror movie...not even sure how to explain how awful it is... was not a good listen at all. I didn't listen past the first part of the book. Don't waste your money just buy the book and read it yourself....
This is one of my favorite Amanda Quick novels, great story! But I definitely agree with the previous reviewer, the narrator's attempt at a masculine voice is awful. Very uncomfortable and I found myself dreading every time a male character had a line! I love Amanda Quick's novels, but unfortunately nearly all of her audible books are read by this particular narrator and I refuse to listen to another ghastly attempt at a male voice. Surely there are other english narrators - please Ms. Quick, expand your selection of narrators.
Very good story. I will be listening to this one again. Historical romance with some action and the narration is fantastic. I really enjoy Anne Flosnik's narration. Some people give her negative feed back but I think her narration brings life to the story, she catches the mood and sex of the characters. Every Amanda Quick novel I have listened to has been great.
You can't ask for a better entertaining author like Amanda Quick and an expert talented reader like Anne Flosnik to bring reading at it very best. Loved the book
I was a little frustrated with Harry's penchant for sex when angry and the female lead's willingness to be called "lacking" in intellect. His coldness was akin to a cold shower and his controlling behavior wasn't adequately compensated by his emotional epiphany at the story's end. There was very little catharsis. I think the female protagonist should have climbed out the window ONE MORE TIME....and KEPT Going!
All the Amanda quick books are compiling and filled with romance, sometimes I am never sure if it is the narrator (Anne Flosnik) that makes it for me or not she is awesome. I often find my self listing more then once to each book and each time it seems like the first time. The writing is always done in a way that I understand even if I have never heard the old English word before I know what she is talking about. This book is just as impacting as all the others, I did not like the earl at first felt him a little to hard headed but then the story came around so that my heart went to him as well.
Loved the interplay between Augusta and Harry. Harry was such a prude, yet I loved how he surprised the reader with his depths. Anne Flosnik did an excellent reading as always. All the characters were distinct. I forgot how exciting the ending was. What more can you ask for from a good romance with a spy twist? Highly recommended!
Amanda Quick is one of my favorite authors. It's rare that I'll listen to her in audiobook format but this is one of my favorites and I needed something entertaining. This story has it all. Love, romance, drama, excitement, action, etc. She makes you fall in love with all the main characters. You'll definitely laugh and maybe cry but you'll definitely be entertained and engaged as Augusta finds love and family in the most comical way. Her blunders and loyalty will endear you to her. Happy listening!
Unlike previous reviewer I liked the way Anne Flosnik narrated this story. Although the Northumberland Ballinger theme was overdone the story holds it's own.
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