Another satisfying romance from Le Veque. I've only listened to 2 or 3 narrators of her novels, but this one is one of my favorites. He didn't overpla..Show More »y it, which I find can increase the suspense of the storyline. Subtlety can be everything in an audible novel.
Shame on Audible for not checking the producer's wk
The editing quality was vastly substandard. There was a missing chapter and two chapters that were placed out of order ( chapter 11 should have been 1..Show More »2 and chapter 12 should have been 11) , and one entire chapter repeated not to mention all the "cuts" that were to happen and never did due to slip ups. There were scenes that would have the same sentence repeated and the first was not cut out or the narrator would say "again" and repeat what he needed to and it was all there. Shockingly enough it seems no one bothered checking the editing job since the length was so long. Very disappointing.
The story itself was wonderful. It was long enough to be three books. As the reader you will feel an emotional ride. Saddened, happy, shocked, elated and disappointed all throughout the book. Wait and purchase after the errors are corrected otherwise you will be frustrated to no end.
Firstly I must say that Kathryn is now one of my favorite authors! With that said, I have listened/read most of her books. This one reads nearly iden..Show More »tical to another and I was a bit disappointed because of that but still enjoyed the story. The narrator though, should not read romance novels at all. Nothing against Daniel and this was my first time listening to him but his voice is more suited for maybe mysteries...........I think! Or something else other than historical romance, I literally wanted to pull my hair out sometimes. I tried to speed up his voice or slow it down but just could not get into his voice at all. I found myself saying several times, please just let this book be over with. I will be ever so cautious and not listen to any other book that he is narrating to. Just not my cup of tea!
Another rich and entertaining story by Kathryn Le Veque. I loved the way this brought together many of the characters and families that had been featu..Show More »red in other books and prior generations. It helped to make an otherwise okay story about the main characters much more interesting, as it tied together how these leading families were intertwined through their bloodlines and how this could cause ethical issues for those who might be on oposite sides of some weighty political issues in the day and time depicted.
My one critique is that the narration was sometimes distracting when the narrator tried to give different voices to men versus women, or to help separate one character from sounding like another. For example, one female who I had just read about in a previous book was from Wales but for some reason in his quest to help make it easier for the listener to differentiate between various characters, I was distracted because sometimes she sounded more like she came from Sweden. Another male character who I had listened about in the past month or so, that narrator's version of his character's voice was rather well educated English speaking, but the same character here almost sounded like a gutter snipe from London at times. Only occasional distractions but enough to make me stop and make note when it happened. I know this must be especially difficult to perform for this book, as the number of voices was much larger than would normally have been enountered. So, just relax and enjoy!