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When Beauty Tamed the Beast Audiobook

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

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Publisher's Summary

Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty... Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.

Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman.

Linnet is not just any woman.

She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love - in just two weeks.

She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love - in just two weeks.

If she decides to be very wicked indeed... what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?

©2011 Eloisa James (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Amazon Customer Clinton, UT, United States 10-27-11
    Amazon Customer Clinton, UT, United States 10-27-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    I grinned from ear to ear most of the way through this book. It was awesome!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mona 10-18-11
    Mona 10-18-11

    Crazy for audiobooks!!

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    "Enjoyed this book very much."

    I enjoyed the simplicity of the book. The story line was simple easy to follow and quite enjoyable. The narration was very good by Susan Duerden and I will be looking for more audio books that she narrates. I still think the narrator is the one who makes or breaks the workings of an author.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    MairaZant 03-11-16
    MairaZant 03-11-16 Member Since 2015

    If you believe my reviews are honest please feel free to give me thumbs up.

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    "House of Comedy"
    What did you love best about When Beauty Tamed the Beast?

    This story of When Beauty Tamed the Beast was actually a very simple and straight forward one, yet it was so fast past with such clever script that you had to pay attention to keep up. The author followed a well laid out plan, concise ideas that were well executed and extremely well written. To really appreciate this book and get the most out of it, don't focus on the story line and unfortunate circumstances of our main characters. Instead pay attention to the confrontations between everyone in this book, the arrogant and provoking genius of Piers who challenges everyone around him, even while he mocks.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The extraordinary use of sarcasm to create a solid comedy. The story tackled real issues in old times, by emphasizing the ridiculousness of peoples perceptions by exaggerating them. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, is in my opinion the main focus of the story, more so than Linnet. He is the mocking tone that keeps this story together and distinguishes it from other romance comedies set in this era.


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

    I must say that Susan Duerden's voice over ability is excellent because it's not often that I find women who execute male voices so convincingly and with so much depth and character. In all honesty I purchased the kindle (read) version but due to time restraint I listened to the entire book using audio (during my commute to and from work). This makes it difficult for me to say whether the audio had more to offer than the text version.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    If insult is the cure, Dr. Piers is your man.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe that the author's notes also play a large role on the attitude I took going into this. Whether you read it before or after, understanding what she was trying to do by combining a favorite fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast' together with her favorite series 'House M.D' (more to the point, Houses' quirky and relentless character) made it easier for me to set the stage and relate to the characters.

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    Mizmouse 11-21-15
    Mizmouse 11-21-15
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    "Even better than the book"

    The narrator made this book come alive. I loved reading this book and didn't think it was possible to be even better in audio. Susan D. is incredibly talented. Her male voices are masculine and her repertoire of voices is almost unlimited. She and this book were a true pleasure to listen to for hours on the drive to work.

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    Kindle Customer Frisco, TX, United States 10-29-15
    Kindle Customer Frisco, TX, United States 10-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved Beauty and the Beast story"

    I really loved the story by Eloisa James. Both main characters were a joy to listen to. Naration also was good.

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    Tiffany Bella Singapore 02-24-15
    Tiffany Bella Singapore 02-24-15

    an interior design student with romance novel as the fave genre xD

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    i wished it was longer it's the first time i finished audiobook in two days. Totally love it

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    Amber Dinger Tallahassee, Florida United States 01-25-15
    Amber Dinger Tallahassee, Florida United States 01-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Adaption!"

    I really love this version of 'Beauty and the Beast'. Elosia gives it her own quick by adding a 'Dr. House-like' hero for us to root for. The narrator did a wonderful job and it was a pleasure to listen to.

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    Julie WV 09-26-14
    Julie WV 09-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "What a great book!"
    Where does When Beauty Tamed the Beast rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10, I'd say. It was such a great listen!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked the characters. Even though he was supposed to be gruff, I never disliked him. I found them both quite likable and I rooted for them from the start.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Duerden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. She's always great. One of my favorite narrators. She does different voices so well and it feels like you're listening to a movie.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The heart often sees more than the eyes ever can...


    Any additional comments?

    This was just a wonderful feel-good book. A great romantic listen. Definitely a keeper!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    denise 05-30-14
    denise 05-30-14 Member Since 2010

    Love historical and paranormal romances with smart, imperfect people who against the odds find love when they are not looking for it.

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    "Not expected and wonderful!"
    Any additional comments?

    An old romance with a new new twist at every turn. Great characters to love and to irritate you. Well written dialogue. Steamy love scenes. Modern feel but true to the historical theme. Wonderful narrator. Total enjoyment.

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    Randy & Kat Doddridge, AR United States 05-27-14
    Randy & Kat Doddridge, AR United States 05-27-14
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    "Wonderful...Just Wonderful :)"
    What made the experience of listening to When Beauty Tamed the Beast the most enjoyable?

    I love the books with the brooding and snarky heroes with lots of witty repartee...and this book fits that description perfectly :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of When Beauty Tamed the Beast?

    When Piers finds LInnet half dead of scarlet fever and fights the fight of his life to save her....absolutely wonderful :)


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