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.
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.
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.
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.
Julie Garwood's books are always good although sometimes important details to the story line are overlooked. However, it's the narrator that destroyed the listening pleasure.
I would not recommend this book because of the narrator.
I have all of JG's books. The Bride and Shadow Music are two of my favorites. They are both narrated by Rosalyn Landor who is my favorite narrator.and In my opinion no one could compare to her. When I purchase Audio books I first search for books that are read only by her and then I go from there. I still purchase books that are read by other narrators but they cannot compare to RL. She is the "best" narrator ever. All others are slightly bearable or intolerable altogether.
Story was fair but some important details of the story were left out.
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.
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.
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.
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.....
Romance, Intrigue, passionate
It sets itself apart due to the story-line.
When Christina finally confides in Lyon the truth of her past.
Love this author!! Please continue writing and I'll continue reading. Thank you.
I have yet to find a Julie Garwood historical novel that isn't great. The Secret and Lion's Lady are two of my favorites. Both books are funny and interesting right up until the last word.
Unfortunately, the narrator ruined both books for me. Her rushed, sing song reading of the narrative is so irritating that your mind shuts out the book and your temper takes over, which is the last thing anyone needs when driving! I find I have to listen to both book in spurts of about 15 minutes, which is a real bother if I am listening to it while doing housework or driving on a long trip.
I'm hoping that the publisher will have a do over, as another reader suggested, on both of these books. I don't know if it was the director who "directed" Ms. Duerden to hurry through the narrative and get it out of the way, or if Ms. Duerden has ruined every book she has narrated by this irritating style. Which ever it is, I hope the audio producer will correct this mistake and prevent it from ruining any more of Julie Garwood's books. I have waited a long time for someone to publish these great books in audio form and hope to purchase every single one. But if Ms. Duerden is the narrator on anymore of Ms. Garwood's books, or any other audio book for that matter, I will skip the purchase!
Day dreaming book lover!
This is a book that I have read multiple times I love it so much. When I saw it had been made into an audio book, I just had to get it. I realize that this is not a new book as it was published in 1991 and maybe it is dated to some people but to me it is timeless. When the book opens, it takes place in the American West and it may leave you wondering how it gets to England. Just hang on a little longer, it gets there is a really fun way. I know if you're a sucker for historical romance like I am, you'll love this one.
Also, I think Susan Duerden does a great job narrating and I have loved her voices in multiple books I have purchased. She even captures the male voices really well and is very convincing. Very credit worthy book but remember it is a book that was first published 20 years ago.
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