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Heart of a Warrior

Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (262 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)

What members say

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    4 out of 5 stars

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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Michelle
  • Sahuarita, AZ, United States
  • 06-18-12

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?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Great Story

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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Rosita
  • United States
  • 12-21-11

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Michelle
  • Esperance, Australia
  • 01-06-11

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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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Wishing for entire story

Any additional comments?

Should consider adding the additional books in this series to Audible. Cant believe only the last book is available.

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Oh, if only I were into bots.....

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

Johanna Lindsey, yes, Laural Merlington, no.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It was hard to have one with the reading, however actually reading the book it is our steadfast hero.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laural Merlington?

Michael Page was pretty good, I prefer when men read, dunno why.

Any additional comments?

So, I've read this book many, many times and have always loved it. However, the reader makes our very manly hero sound like a robot. Very, very distracting and it eventually got to the point that I was kind of making fun of it in my head when I knew there were going to be upcoming lines. *sigh* Excellent book to read on your own though!

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Good story but narrator destroyed it.

Narrator's attempt to produce a male warrior voice produced a poor computer like personality and sound and it was very irritating. That is the only drawback to this recording but it's s big one.

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Love it

If you could sum up Heart of a Warrior in three words, what would they be?

Wonderful. I read the series years ago and loved it then and loved it now. Just wish we could get the whole series in audible.

What other book might you compare Heart of a Warrior to and why?

Sherrilyn Kenyon's The League Series.

What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

At first I was not sure I was going to like her performance, but after the beginning, I came to enjoy the way she performed the characters in the book. Especially Martha.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Smiles and laughter

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  • 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.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful