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When Beauty Tamed the Beast Audiobook

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

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

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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.

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    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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    "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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    "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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    "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!

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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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    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 Member Since 2013
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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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    KatieV NC, United States 05-08-14
    KatieV NC, United States 05-08-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Dr. House Does the Regency Period"

    My first by the author. Very entertaining and a bit on the light side, although it was very witty. There were a few angsty parts and quite a bit about facing the fact that parents are flawed humans like everyone else and you either have to live your life angry and bitter or accept them and let it go.

    My assumption about the hero being inspired by Dr. House was fair. The author actually mentioned at the end that the TV show was her primary inspiration even more so than the fairytale. Piers was a doctor who definitely had the snarky, living in pain, and inappropriately funny part of it down. He was his own character, however. For one thing he fought desperately NOT to depend on drugs or alcohol for his pain, but feared due to family history and the unrelenting pain that he may end up becoming an opiate addict at some point anyway. He was very afraid to marry and have children because of the nightmare his father, the Duke, put he and his mother through due to his opium addiction. I don't think this is a spoiler, because it seemed obvious to me -- but I'll put it behind a tag anyway. (view spoiler)

    The Earl/Doctor can be a real ass, which shouldn't be a surprise. Linnet mostly puts him in his place and gives as good as she gets. She's no doormat by any stretch of the imagination.

    If you're very bothered by anachronisms, there are certainly some here. Some of the phrases used, in particular, seemed very out of place in a Regency. i.e. "What happens in Wales, stays in Wales." Also, and this is very YMMV, I like the hero to have to convince the heroine he loves her even though he's acted like a complete jackass. Linett has his number, so his revelation is not surprising to her. Although his actions in the end do show his unconditional, deep love for her. I definitely won't spoil that part.

    Re: the audio, Susan Duerden was excellent as always.

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