Heart of a Warrior

Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Series: Ly-san-ter Family Saga, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (299 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brittany Callaghan thinks she's dreaming when a blond, nearly seven-feet-tall Nordic god shows up on her doorstep in her tiny California town. He claims to be a barbarian warrior in need of her help.

Though a stunning, statuesque beauty herself, intelligent and independent Brittany has struggled hard to earn respect in a man's world. She is taken aback when Dalden, a spectacular Viking who is a long way from home, needs her help - and is willing to pay for it. He's had Brittany's blood running red-hot since she first saw him, and warrior or not, she agrees to help him.

As bold and brash as she is beautiful, Brittany isn't going to be subservient to any man, even one who is everything she ever wanted in a lover, and whose very touch sets her senses afire. Dalden is a warrior to the depths of his soul - proud, powerful and brave - a man who will fight fearlessly and relentlessly for what he wants. And now, what he wants most of all is Brittany....

©2004 Johanna Lindsey (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Add a smart-mouthed computer, the burgeoning passion between the oh-so-different protagonists, and Heart of a Warrior offers a wild romp that only Lindsey could write. Fasten your seat belts and relish the ride!" (Amazon.com review)

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Not the beginning of the trio

I know that this author is most well known for her historical romances and I think that's why a lot of reviewers are disappointed - they aren't getting what they're expecting. However, if you do like romances in a sci-fi sense, this is a good one.

The only nit-picky thing I have to say is that the narrator tends to make our main guy sound like a robot.

One other thing - this isn't the first book in this trio ... it's actually the last. Readers may not be used to the world yet if they haven't read the first two books. I read them a few years ago, they're well worth it and I hope they show up here sometime soon.

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Enjoyable as a book, but not when narrated...

Would you try another book from Johanna Lindsey and/or Laural Merlington?

I have read and own every Johanna Lindsey book published, and a few on audible as well. I expected to enjoy this much more than I actually did. Laurel Merlington has done "okay" jobs on other Lindsey novels but when narrating the parts of the male main character her voice takes on an almost robot"ish" tone. Also, even though this is fantasy/romance many of the words in the book seem mispronounced, and I have caught a few that are in fact mispronounced (example: Challen, Tedra's lifemate is supposed to be pronounced as Challenge without the G. If you put as much emphasis on detail as I do this will annoy you too much to enjoy having someone else narrate for you. I was unable to enjoy this purchase, and find I am unable to complete the listening experience.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Male main character had a robot"ish" voice that ruined the reading for me, and some words were, and seemed to be mispronounced.

Did Heart of a Warrior inspire you to do anything?

I was unable to finish the experience.

Any additional comments?

Is a refund possible?

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Great Story

This is fun story. The dialogue is really good. I enjoyed it very much.

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dissappointed

Well I wish I had listened to the reviews. Not in the slightest what I was expecting. I found the plot rather boring and the main girl half the time acting tough and half the time acting like a southern belle who will faint at the drop of a hat :(
Narration was good EXCEPT for our main man which yes she very very much makes him sound like a robot.

Sadly I wish I hadn't wasted the money buying this one or the time listening to it

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Hard to follow.

Where does Heart of a Warrior rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

I normally love all of Johanna Lindsey's books and own many of them but this was a bit complicated. There was a lot of explanation in the 1st chapter and I kept waiting for the story to start. It eventually does and gets better.

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Heart of a warrior

Hated the way the narrator did the male voices as robots. They aren't computers just warriors other than that the story was well written and believable. I enjoyed it.

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Heart of a Warrior

Enjoyed the storyline as much as I did Tedra’s story. Wish the second novel was out in audible. But the reader needs to learn to not make male voices sound like robots. I enjoyed the first book of the series much better as I read it

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Meh

The scfi element was good but some of the romance was cringy. i read this book a million years ago and i guess i rember it differently? Good but meh.

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love this series.. and all of her books!

always a great story. I love listening while doing crafts. I can listen over and over and never be bored

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Wonderful series ending.

I've read this series at least 6 times. I absolutely love it. When I had the chance to get this I snapped it up. I wish audible had the first 2 books in the trilogy.
I want to say more about it but I absolutely hate spoilers, so I won't do it to you by going into details.
The narrator brings the story to life.
Reasons I enjoyed this audio book:
Happily Ever After, Romantic, Wonderful characters, Page-turner, Great world building, Unpredictable, Original, Easy-to-read/listen, Entertaining, Action-packed, Twisted,Steamy, Funny, Whimsical.
This Audio book was given to me at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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  • StorySara
  • 12-01-19

Awful accents

I love Johanna Lindsey books but the narration just ruined this one for me. The robotic voice of the hero was totally off putting, but the actual computerised characters, (who probably should have sounded robotic), plus all of the Ly San Ter family’s accents shifted, disconcertingly, from bad Italian, Spanish, Welsh, Scottish, English and Irish from sentence to sentence. I found that I was trying to figure out the accent changes rather than being able to concentrate on the actual story. Soooo disappointed!!

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  • Deeds not words
  • 11-18-18

Really boring and a wast

Really boring. Disappointing. A waste of my time and my money. I wish to return it.

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  • Pamela
  • 03-11-10

Narrator a bit off putting

Enjoyed the book to a point, although found it a bit strange. The narrator with the voices was a bit off putting.