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The Lion's Lady Audiobook

The Lion's Lady

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Publisher's Summary

Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her....

But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses. She dared not surrender to his love...for then, she must also forsake her precious secret...and her promised destiny!

©2013 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Anthony Carfora Barnegat, NJ 10-25-13
    Anthony Carfora Barnegat, NJ 10-25-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Love the Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lion's Lady to be better than the print version?

    No


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christina


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her voice has a monotonous way of trailing off in the same sing-song manner at the end of each sentence. The gravelly tone of the male characters is annoying at best, and they all sound the same with the exception of Rhone whose voice she manages to make clear, and distinctive.


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

    I am not yet finished, because I can only listen to the narrator for short periods of time, but the story has me coming back to it faithfully.


    Any additional comments?

    I got the entire Crown's Spies series, and am dismayed that all are narrated by the same narrator.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marianne 04-08-13
    Marianne 04-08-13
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    "Great Story // Great Narration"

    Susan Duerden does an awesome job.

    Julie Garwood's writing is always entertaining. If you are already a fan of her novels, then you certainly won't be disappointed with this audiobook.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Manchester, NH, United States 03-29-13
    Amazon Customer Manchester, NH, United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2015

    Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.

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    "Great Story....lost a nights sleep!"

    I realy enjoy Julie Garwood's books and this was no exception. I can say that I was exceptionally pleased that the story was unique and the interactions between the main characters was very entertaining and made me smile. The narrator was great, but I did have a problem with some of the older male voices in the beginning of the book, but not enough to distract from the story.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-22-14
    Megan Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-22-14 Member Since 2007

    I am extremely dyslexic and if it was not for audio books I probably would never read. I travel a lot and love to have a audio book playing

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    "I did not care about these characters at all"
    What disappointed you about The Lion's Lady?

    I was bored and did not care what happened to the characters


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Duerden?

    yeah she was fine, nice voice and easy to listen to


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deb F. Sandy, UT 08-19-14
    Deb F. Sandy, UT 08-19-14 Member Since 2013

    Love to get lost in a book!

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    "Long and painful!"

    Years ago I found Castles in paperback at the grocery store, and I loved it! When I saw there was a series, starting with The Lion's Lady, I was excited....that was short lived! Long long boring story! I have just over an hour left and I'm forcing myself to finish. The narrator is awesome....no problem differentiating the characters. But unfortunately that did not help the VERY dry story. Don't waste money or a credit on this one!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ria Reader Washington, DC 10-02-13
    Ria Reader Washington, DC 10-02-13 Member Since 2010

    Reading Vacationer

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    "Sweet Story. Narrator...Not So Much."

    I liked the story but I was so annoyed with the narrator. I wish I could tell you why but she was just not good. I liked her in The Secret but in this story it just didnt work. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if I had read it. I really like Julie Garwoods stories and for that reason I will probably just read the rest of the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J Riverton, WV, United States 08-15-13
    J Riverton, WV, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story"

    I really like books by Julie Garwood and this one was no exception. The narrator was irritating when she performed the male voices. They all seemed to whisper and sound like they had a cold or sore throat. If the story had not been so interesting I would had stopped listening early on because of the narrator. I will listen to the series despite the poor narration just because the Garwood's stories are so captivating.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kris suffolk, VA, United States 07-22-13
    Kris suffolk, VA, United States 07-22-13
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    "Good book, HORRIBLE performance"
    What would have made The Lion's Lady better?

    This was a great book, but the narration was atrocious. Half of the time, the male protagonist sounded like a rapist or axe murderer; the other half, he sounded like he was taking his dying breath. The female protagonist, Christina, was given a voice so high-pitched and empty that it made her sound like an airhead--totally in-congruent with the character's strong personality and clever mind. I wish I could say I enjoyed the story, but it was too hard to get past the terrible reading. I'm very disappointed.


    What didn’t you like about Susan Duerden’s performance?

    See above.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kalista jupiter, FL, United States 06-06-13
    kalista jupiter, FL, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2012

    bibliophile

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    "THE LION DID NOT ROAR"

    this book has no positive attributes. A copy cat story. The narrator can make or break a book. Susan Duerden should me muzzled, that hushed whispery, voice ruined the whole listening experience. Her voice was beyond annoying. I was hoping, praying it would get better, alas not to be.. I have never been so aggravated. About 5 chapters in, I was out . thank goodness for audibles refund policy. a negative review well deserved. this is the worst purchase I have made.. keep your credit in your pocket.....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 05-07-13
    Karen 05-07-13

    O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. Ralph Waldo Emerson. I Love to read, a great time for me is curling up with a great book!!!

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    "Good book, narrated by the whisperer"

    I enjoyed the story. I only wish for a different narrator.
    Every time SD whispered, I cringed and there was a lot of whispering in this book.
    If you can ignore that, you will greatly enjoy the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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