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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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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-05-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "A remembered goody."

    This was one of my favorite books when I was a teenager and I still enjoyed it. Although the narrator drove me nuts with her breathy voice and she was very high pitched whenever the characters raised their voices in an argument. If you are like me, then the narrator can be ignored and still enjoy the book. I sent Audible a bunch of request for books I would like to see on audiobook and this was one of them. Now that I am older and after listening to this book, I realized it was a little cheesier than when I was younger. I don't remember the heroine crying as much when I read it which is slightly annoying while listening to it. I still have good memories with this book and recommend it as a good romance. Now we just have to get the rest of the series on Audible which are; 2. Guardian Angel, 3. The Gift, 4. Castles.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Canada 03-31-13
    Amazon Customer Canada 03-31-13 Member Since 2015

    Never judge a book by its movie

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    "I Love this series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lion's Lady to be better than the print version?

    They are both fantastic, I like that I can listen to a book in the car on the way to work, and when I am unable to listen, I can read where I left off.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lion's Lady?

    I really loved the opening story of Christina's Dakota Family. I was so detailed, it really makes the reader understand Christina later on in the story.

    I also loved the interaction with Christina and one of Lyon's "ladies", it was HYSTERICAL!!


    What does Susan Duerden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved Susan Duerden's narration. A lot of the reviews were complaining that she whispered too much. A lot of the dialogue required whispering, so I wasn't quite sure what the complaints were about.


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

    Oh ya if I had the time, I would have. I did finish it in under 2 days though.


    Any additional comments?

    Julie's Historical's are ALWAYS worth the credit. I can't wait for Guardian Angel, The Gift, and Castles.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Marian BOZEMAN, MT, United States 03-14-13
    Marian BOZEMAN, MT, United States 03-14-13 Member Since 2007

    Oldies Lover

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    "At Last! The Lion's Lady Is Here!"

    The Lion's Lady was such a favorite of mine that for several years, whenever I was in an airport bookstore, I'd buy another copy to read while flying.

    For those of us who really love Julie Garwood's historical romances, this Regency series is wonderful with this one being the best.

    I can hardly wait for the rest of the series.

    I love the fact that Christina is from 'the New World', which Lyon has so much difficulty in discovering. There is so much humor and love in Garwood's books.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 09-26-13
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 09-26-13 Member Since 2011

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "Romance Romance Romance"
    Would you try another book from Julie Garwood and/or Susan Duerden?

    I don't think that I would try another book. Romance novels are okay once in awhile but not too often.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was predictable but one that I was happy with.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Duerden?

    No, I would not listen to another book narrated by Susan Duerden. She narrated the characters fine but the narration done before the character spoke sounded sing-song to me. I did have a difficult time listening to this part of the narration.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    I can't come up with anything at this time.


    Any additional comments?

    I will say that the sex scenes were quite graphic. However, the two of them were making love quite a lot throughout the novel, which in and of itself is fine but enough is enough. I began to wonder if that was what their marriage was based on. The 18th century was quite different from the 21st and this might have been reason enough, especially because in that era, women are portrayed as having to endure intercourse for the purpose of creating a new life and not for pleasure. Therefore, for people who do enjoy romance novels this would be a great read.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joselyn montgomery, AL, United States 09-15-13
    Joselyn montgomery, AL, United States 09-15-13
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    "Narratooor drags wwwooorrddss ooouuutt"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lion's Lady to be better than the print version?

    I'm still listening to the story but I needed to write the review of narrator. She does not take away from the story but dragging out the last word of each sentence is nerve racking!!!


    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.

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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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    Lady M 03-16-13
    Lady M 03-16-13
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    "It's a Winner!"

    The story keeps you riveted, although Susan Duerden's whispering was a little disconcerting at times, yet not enough to keep me from enjoying the book. She's a very talented narrator, for the most part.

    This well written book had me laughing out loud on several occasions, while feeling like shedding a tear at others.

    I recommend it for all romance lovers -- there's humor, intrigue, romance, what more can you ask for?

    3 of 8 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!

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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 4 people found this review helpful

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