The battle was raging, the air hot with smoke, loud with rifle fire. Then the air turned dim with an eerie mist, and for Jason Tarkenton, captain of the Confederate cavalry, the true nightmare began.
Vickie Knox was today's woman dressed like yesterday's, wearing Yankee garb to play a part. But playacting ended when a Reb stepped out of the mist and took her prisoner - for real.
They never should have met, never should have battled - never should have loved. But something had gone wrong with time itself, weaving together past and present like torn threads of a tattered tapestry. Something had gone wrong, and in mending such shredded silk, their love - and their lives - might be the final sacrifice.
©2006 Heather Graham; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
I think my title says it all. I'm going to give this 3 stars, but, if the story didn't hold up.....................I just canNOT stand this narrator! She sounds like she's 3/4 in the bag and trying to not sound it. If I were the author of this book, I'd be mad they used this narrator and implicitly ask that she not be used again. Cripes.
I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!
Save your money and time. This narrator has a very breathy, pretentious voice and a way of phrasing that repeatedly breaks the flow of the story. It was very difficult for me to follow the storyline because I kept drifting off--tuning out the irratation! I buy an average of 4 books a month from Audible and this is only the second I'd like to return for a full refund.
I am normally a big reader of Heather Graham but I did not like this story one bit. It seems that she went to a Civil War Reenactment and came up with a neat idea but hurriedly wrote something. She did not give it a whole lot of depth. I was not thrilled with the narration either. Ms Chapman made the hero sound like a back-woods hillbilly. It did not do anything to make him seem attractive at all.
This is my first bad review of the books I have downloaded. I would like a refund if that is possible. The narrator (although may be a nice person) needs to find another job. Fingernails on a chalk board! I don't even know if the story is good because I kept skipping through it to see if it got any better. Normally, I listen to the sample, but if I did, I did not catch the atrocious narration or slow slow slow story line. Save your money for something else, DON'T spend it on this!
The story line is pretty interesting, but the narration is not that good. The narrator's male voice was too dull, with no emotions. All the characters seem Anatomic! Unfortunately, the narrator really makes a difference.
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