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When Beauty Tamed the Beast Audiobook
When Beauty Tamed the Beast
Written by: 
Eloisa James
Narrated by: 
Susan Duerden
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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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    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 07-26-12
    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2012

    Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.

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    "LOVED IT!!!"
    What did you love best about When Beauty Tamed the Beast?

    It was such a great read.... funny, witty, sexy, history, everything you want in a romance novel.


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

    No, but she's a great narrator!


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

    YES


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    Daniela Winter Park, FL, United States 07-22-12
    Daniela Winter Park, FL, United States 07-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "One word: FANTASTIC!"


    This is one of the best romance books I ever read or listened to.
    It made me cry, laugh and then finally, it made me want to start all over again.
    Susan Duerden instantly became one of my favorite narrators.
    If you love romances, this is a must listen!

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    Malena ATLANTA, GA, United States 07-21-12
    Malena ATLANTA, GA, United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2014

    I read fantasy and smut and sometimes I read smutty fantasy.

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    "Love Love Loved it!"
    What did you love best about When Beauty Tamed the Beast?

    There wasn't a lot of repetitive dialogue between characters. Many historical romance characters rehash the same complaints about each other in a million different ways over and over again. This book had witty banter, clever characters, and was simply a fun read. The main male character was just arrogant enough that you liked him, but didn't feel like he was a complete ass. The female protagonist was sweet/innocent enough, but not so much you would want to vomit. Overall, It was a fun read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favorite. I thought they were all well written.


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

    I thought Ms. Duerden did a great job with the voices. Then again, I almost never write negative reviews of the readers. I could listen to a frog read a book.


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

    I did listen to it in once sitting. I spent the day cleaning my house and doing chores. Nine hours later the book was done.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be checking out several more of Eloisa James books.

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    Leanne Shelby Madison, Tennessee, US 06-10-12
    Leanne Shelby Madison, Tennessee, US 06-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A Winner!"

    Beauty and the Beast captured my attention because it is still my all time favorite story - and this book delivered in every way. James does a great job of moving the plot along while developing the characters in such a way that you fall in love! There are so many ho-hum audio books out there that I want to express my humble opinion that this one is definitely worth it - IF you are a true believer in Beauty and the Beast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie NEW BERLIN, WI, United States 05-17-12
    Julie NEW BERLIN, WI, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2011

    I love science fiction. I love the reluctant hero. Characters that try to do the right thing no matter what.

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    "Sweet"
    What made the experience of listening to When Beauty Tamed the Beast the most enjoyable?

    An okay rendition of the classic plotline....


    Any additional comments?

    A nice read, but probably won't read it again.....


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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 04-18-12
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 04-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "4 ½ stars. Entertaining. Enjoyable. Engaging."

    This reminds me of Georgette Heyer books. The dialogue was wonderful. There was a lot of it. I was pleased listening to the conversations throughout the book. It reminded me of what many books lack. I was pleased that I was surprised at times. And, this has relationship development. We get to know them through their interactions over time.

    Piers was sardonic, sarcastic, and rude to everyone. He had a bad temper. The narrator Susan Duerden did a wonderful interpretation of Piers which might make the audiobook better than the book. I liked hearing him through her.

    The beginning was funny with Linnet’s father and aunt assuming she was pregnant, even though Linnet kept insisting she was not. This is a good example of inaccurate assumptions (IA) being funny and well done. Normally I don’t like IA causing a fight or separation between two characters - with each of them believing inaccurate things about the other. But this was different because Linnet was honest and clear, they just wouldn’t listen.

    Genre: regency romance.

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    Tracey Merchantville, Nj, United States 03-16-12
    Tracey Merchantville, Nj, United States 03-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent !!"
    Where does When Beauty Tamed the Beast rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks at #1 or 2 tying with another one of Eloisa James's book. I so enjoyed the telling of Piers and Linnet's love story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all the characters in this book. They had depths and emotion that jumps out and engulfs you into the drama.


    Any additional comments?

    I really loved the multiple story lines. I didn't want it to end.

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    Remodeler 02-13-12
    Remodeler 02-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "This one is hilarious!"

    This is soo funny and the performance is great. The story line is interesting. Good buy!

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    MickeyMarie Narnia 01-15-13
    MickeyMarie Narnia 01-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved it"

    The amazing thing about this book is that although it is historical romance, the characters are 100% believable and despite their faults, very likeable.

    The story held my interest from beginning to end and was enjoyable all the way.

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    bluestategirl Vermont 04-21-14
    bluestategirl Vermont 04-21-14 Member Since 2011

    I need more ears!

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    "Enchanting romance"

    I really enjoyed my 2nd listen to this one. Beauty is a lovely young lady who finds herself suddenly ruined because of a poorly designed ball gown. The beast, well he has to be experienced. Unlike many other books of this type, both of the characters in this one have no difficulty speaking their minds, but the conversations between them never become strident or cliche.

    Very enjoyable, and Susan Duerden does a great job.



    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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