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Medieval Trilogy, Book 2
Narrated by: Sarah Scott
Series: Medieval Trilogy, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (240 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Forewarned....
Throughout the Disputed Lands, she is called "Amber the Untouched" - a chaste, golden-haired beauty fleeing the remarkable love that was prophesied at her birth...and the death that must inevitably follow.

Foreseen....
He comes to her in darkness, as had been foretold - a wounded warrior with no memory...a promised lover seared by passion's fire, irresistibly drawn to the innocent enchantress who divines truth with a touch.

Forgotten....
In a time of war, their romance is legend - until a lost past returns to Duncan and labels Amber his enemy. But he cannot forsake the beautiful woman who has healed his body and his heart. He vows to defy to the death the dread forces that have proclaimed their love...forbidden.

Amour and armor: listen to Book 1 of the Medieval Trilogy.
©2008 Elizabeth Lowell (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A magical tale of all-consuming love...It will cause your heart to ache." ( Rendezvous)
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Quite a letdown after "Untamed"

It's been a few years since I read Lowell's medieval trilogy and I must have forgotten how much I disliked this second entry. Problem is Duncan is an anti-hero (well, he's an ass) and Lowell never makes him properly repentant for his cruel treatment of Amber. A good grovel was called for here and the lack of it left me feeling cheated. Amber is one of those born victims (I'm not making this up -- there was a prophesy) who suffers in martyr-like silence. This is a case of two people each with their own set of unattractive personality disorders finding each other and making a go of it. Good luck with that, but it left a bad taste in my mouth.

The narrator does not have the gravitas of Anne Flosnik who brought such fun and enthusiasm to Untamed. Untamed is the better book by far. This one is something of a dirge.

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Impossible for me to listen to

I was looking for a fun romance, but this was just terrible. Granted - maybe I'm just not the right audience for this kind of thing.

I was looking for something fun, sexy and smart. This was not it. Both the writing and the narration made me cringe.

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What a waste of money

I had to stop listening. The narator's high thin voice sounded very silly when reading the part of a war hardened warrior. Not the story or characterisation I expected after enjoying the first book of the series.

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Forbidden for an American to Read an English story!

The narrator was all wrong for this book. Anne Flosnik, who read the 1st & 3rd books in this trilogy, was at least British, lol. This one didn’t even try to use accents or voices, it was just a straight reading of the book. If you can get past all of that, the story is still good, but you’d be better off just reading a print version. That way you can create character voices & accents to suit yourself.

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Ugh!

I enjoyed the first book of this series, and was surprised that there was a new narrator for the next. After listening for a while I had a theory why. The story is so rife with cliches and tripe, the story a ridiculous mess of quasi-passion and a nauseating, repetitive collection of overused and thoughtless images that I surmised that no decent narrator would touch it. Do people actually get paid for this type of writing? Should be a crime. And the narrator, who had really no ability to act or delineate different voices, made a bad situation much, much worse.

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Bad Narration

I really wanted to listen to the story, it sounded great, but the narrator sounded like a teenage girl, reading a script. I couldn't finish it.

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What a flat passionless reader.

It's really a shame. The first book was really good. This reader kills the story.

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Good Storyline, but...

Sarah Scott's narration was good, but she doesn't change her voice between characters. In addition to, it was hard to keep up with the storyline because Scott's lack of pauses when the scenes, chapters, etc.

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Loved Before & Love it Still!

I loved when I read it in print years ago and I loved it just as much listening to it on Audible. The other books in the trilogy are good also. If you liked this one, you will like that one as well.

If you've read any of her modern romances involving Rarities Unlimited, you may have noticed a connection between Erik the Learned & the modern Erik, best seen in Moving Target.

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why this narrator

I am a hugh Lowell fan and I read this trilogy many years ago when it was first released. My eyesight isnt what it used to be so I enjoy audio books often. I was so excited when I found the trilogy on audio the 1st book was great but I felt let down with the narration of this book. The narrator read this book like she wished she was doing something else. My wish is that the narrator of the 1st book would have read the whole trilogy.