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  • The Masquerade

  • By: Brenda Joyce
  • Narrated by: Christina Thurmond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

On the evening of her first masquerade, shy Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald is stunned by Tyrell de Warenne's whispered suggestion of a midnight rendezvous in the gardens. Lizzie has secretly worshipped the unattainable lord for years. When fortune takes a maddening turn, she is prevented from meeting Tyrell, but she cannot foresee that this night is only the beginning....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined it

  • By Eunice Ruiz on 01-16-18

Narrator ruined it

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-18

I had previously read this book and wanted to listen to it on a long drive so I bought it. Big mistake. The story itself is a good one though parts of it are cringeworthy and I thoroughly dislike the main character’s sister (there’s a selfish betrayal which is a trope I hate). Excellent writing but the narrator’s attempts at Irish accents and different voices are absurd and take me completely out of the story. It’s painful to listen to.

Overall: buy the paperback not the audible.