Widowed Julia, Lady Winterset, has inherited a book - a very shocking book - that every gentleman in London seems to want. For a charismatic businessman, it’s a chance to build an empire. For a dashing novelist, it could guarantee fame. But to a proud, domineering earl, it means everything....
Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, can’t let the obstinate Julia release the shameless memoir that could ruin his family’s name. But the only way to stop her may be equally sordid - if far more pleasurable. For his rivals are intent on seducing the captivating woman to acquire the book. And Harrison isn’t the sort to back away from a competition with the stakes this high. Now the winner will claim both the scandalous memoirs and the heart of their lovely owner....
©2011 Victoria Alexander (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“Warm, witty and wise.” (Julia Quinn, New York Times best-selling author)
This is my first review after purchasing hundreds of audios. No voice differences between characters. It is like listening to a computer. Not up to the usual quality of the publisher. I don't know if I have ordered a book with this narrator before but this one is terrible. The book has a little lower price but I'd rather pay a little more to enjoy the listening experince.
I enjoyed the story very much...I do not usually like books with a paranormal theme, but this one had charm. The narrator was very good with the voices for elderly women, but I had a hard time differentiating some of her other voices. She did improve towards the end, however (or I got used to her).
Enjoyed the story and the writing. Pretty good dialogue and characters. The narrator was not so good - I don't need full dramatization, but a little more distinction between voices, particularly in the midst of a conversation without 'he said' and 'she said' would have helped. Sometimes I lost track of who said what.
This was my second Victoria Alexander book and I will look for more.
The story line was great but the charaters voices were such a mismatch to the story! It ruined the whole thing. The females voices were hard to distinguish from the males and although the female characters were clearly in their 20s, the females sounded like they were in there sixties. They sounded silly not witty or charming. I buy and listen to hundreds of Audiobooks and can't beleive that this performance passed the critera for release. I'm not particulary picky and usually I can get used to less than perfect narration but couldn't do that with this one.
A lot of reviews complained about the narrator, but I liked her. I thought it was more 'realistic' a reading than all the voice changes others do. When reading a book in my head, I do not have voice changes, per sey, but read in one voice, and just know that it's a change. Hard to explain. lol. However, there were some times, that it took a second or two to realized that the character had changed, but being an audio book, I don't think that is out of the normal.
Also, really enjoyed the story. I think it's a great option!
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
OMG!!!! This books was good, really nice! The narrator however was horrible, I absolutely hated her voice! If it was a different narrator, I would have given this book five stars.
I don't feel anything special for the main character. The narration is distracting because of some TRULY overdone rolling Rs!!! R-r-r-r-r-ridiculous. The dialogue is slow-paced and dull. I will finish it one day, when I have no credits, no money for something better, and want to remind myself what I should NOT do as a writer. The plot summary was interesting....there was potential for an interesting read here, but the execution is poor.
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