What a great way to tell a story that rarely happened in that time but you want to hear about. There are women who beat out their society duties and t..Show More »his is a great show of the story in a complicated love story. Never too repetitious. Perfectly balanced.
Wonderful - I'm on to book 3 and 4 but the narrator's voice in those does not sound as nice and appeasing as this narrators. Great voice over work by the narrator fyi in this book and the first. Can't understand why the same person didn't voice all the books as is generally standard.
This book COULD have been great but, yet again, narration has let it down. It sounded like it was recorded in an empty room by a narrator who mispron..Show More »ounced so many words that she should be stopped from EVER EVER doing another book. (I notice she narrated Book 3 which had similar comments).
So please, please, please authors/publishers/Audible take note that the choice of a narrator for your book is so IMPORTANT to us listeners as they can either make or break a book so just spend a few measly minutes actually listening to the book yourselves and you will soon see what we have been subjected to by your obvious lack of attention to detail. What is the point of spending months and months writing a good book only to have it slaughtered in this way.
However, (I'm calmer now I've got that out of my system) the story was a good stand alone listen with some funny interesting characters who get involved in a fated marriage when the bride is told the groom only married her for her dowry (ooops) which stops the wedding night festivities because she thought they were marrying for love (ahhhh).
Worth a credit? Well it could have been, and may even have earned a worthy 5 stars (oh no here I go again - sorry) if it was narrated by any of the usual historical romance crew but Ms Bartlett's fault filled rendition has made it an unbearable listen - so that would be an unfortunate NO from me.