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Midsummer Moon Audiobook

Midsummer Moon

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Publisher's Summary

When a powerful, decisive aristocrat undertakes to protect an absent-minded young inventress from England's enemies, he finds his orderly world turned into chaos. Merlin Lambourne's stubborn dream of flight puts her at risk, not to mention driving Ransom crazy. In spite of himself, he's oddly enchanted by this muddled miss and her eccentric ways... but can he overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both their lives?

A whimsical Regency-era tale of flying machines, fancy, and love among the hedgehogs.

Laura Kinsale personally chose the exceptional talent of Nicholas Boulton to narrate Midsummer Moon as a fully voiced audiobook, creating a unique work that brings all the life and color of the original to audio.

©1987, 2010 Hedgehog Inc (P)2013 Hedgehog Inc

What the Critics Say

    Earphones Award Winner and Editor’s Choice

“…personalities and wit expertly delivered, further adding to the charm of this delightful performance.” (Audiofile Magazine)

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    Katie Katie 11-01-13
    Katie Katie 11-01-13
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    "She has brains. He has passion. Words and Voice."
    If you could sum up Midsummer Moon in three words, what would they be?

    Brains. Velvet. Strength. (actually I WANTED to say "Smithsonian" but who would get that?


    What did you like best about this story?

    She is so smart and clueless that you can't help but love her. He has controlled and protected so much of his life that he needs someone brilliant and clueless to shake up his color-inside-the-lines life.


    Have you listened to any of Nicholas Boulton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Well, if this is your first, you fell in love a little. Listen to Flowers In the Storm and fall in love A LOT. I am tempted to buy a ticket to see him in Wolf Hall in 2014 in London. So I guess that is an answer of sorts.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    If you can fly, I can love.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Ringenberg Chattanooga, TN 04-06-17
    Jennifer Ringenberg Chattanooga, TN 04-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Roller Coaster"

    So I didn't realize from reading the description that this would have graphic romance scenes. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind them, but definitely was not expecting them.
    I liked this book, especially the author's note at the end. However, it was like a roller coaster. At one point they have a normal budding romance, the next the main male character is being a super controlling douche. Merlin, the leading lady, is sometimes portrayed as an idiot, instead of just someone sheltered. If she was a brilliant scientist as they she is, she wouldn't act so dumb. It was just very up and down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shirin Samiljan 02-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A favorite"

    Bolton does a great job performing overbearing male characters, distracted females, blustery "Hale Fellow, Well Met" characters, and stuttering children in his narration of a favorite Kinsale book.

    Written in the late 1980's, the book has many standard characters from Regency Romances, but Kinsale shifts them ever so slightly to make them more relatable. The blustering Duke carries out a delightful conversation with an errant hedgehog who has taken up residence in his stationary box when he thinks he is alone in his study, and then returns to his commanding personal when he realizes his secretary is standing in the door. It's little touches like these that make the novel so charming.

    Although I've read this book many times, I think I actually enjoyed listening to it more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jodiod Bay area ca 02-20-17
    jodiod Bay area ca 02-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfect"

    Absolutely beautiful writing. This heroine is so smart and so socially awkward. Borderline Aspergers. And I loved"Mr. Duke" also.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 02-07-17
    Elizabeth 02-07-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Cute & Odd & Delightful"

    Kinsale is a WONDERFUL writer. Her books seem to be just a bit better written than most.(not to take away from any other writers) Her romances are DEEP and usually way off from the norm. This is one of those books. So not what you expect. But you'll find yourself wrapped up in a story with many players - not just a H&H. This is a book about ALL relationships.

    Try not to take too many reviews to heart - listen for yourself. If you like Kinsale - you will like and appreciate this one. The love scenes are pretty hot, but it is NOT about that at all. If you want a simple to listen to - run of the mill romance - this is NOT it. If you want a really well written story of life and love and relationships - this is a good one.

    Worth a credit if you have already listened and like Kinsale. I would NOT use this as my first Kinsale book though. Try another first because this is good - but not as good as some of her other books. IMO

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia 01-17-17
    Virginia 01-17-17
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    "One of Laura Kinsale's Best"

    I have listened to all but one of Ms Kinsale's books. For me, this is in the top 3.

    With this author, you will find consistently good writing. Her perfected style, creative descriptions, extensive vocabulary, lovable characters, and unusual storylines, draw me in wrap around me, and warm my heart.

    And, of course, with Nicholas Boulton's velvet and silk voice I return to her books again and again. I now seek out this narrator who has led me to some very good books/genres that were not even on my radar. Thanks Nick!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Isaacs San Jose, CA 01-08-17
    J. Isaacs San Jose, CA 01-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing narration, ok story with tedious hero"

    Nicholas Boulton is the best romance narrator out there so the fact that the hero was an overbearing blowhard and the heroine let him get away with it didn't ruin this story. the sub-characters and plot were really quite entertaining but the hero's bullying and the heroines lack of spine drove me nuts. i think some will find many of the scenes quite funny. i probably would have enjoyed them more but i found myself angry at the powerlessness the female characters were subject to. such a domineering hero needed a more formidable heroine to balance the power struggle so the reader wasn't weighed down with outrage on behalf of the meeker character. fortunately, there were several steamy and passionate love scenes that made up for the stressful conflict.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Y. Scott 12-05-16
    Y. Scott 12-05-16
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    "One of my favorite Kinsale's"

    This novel has a strange sense of humor and chemistry between heroine and hero. It makes Midsummer Moon one of my favorite Kisale's novels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Seattle book junkie Salt Lake City, UT 08-12-16
    Seattle book junkie Salt Lake City, UT 08-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great narrator, terrible main character"

    This book romantsizes date rape. The main character is so controlling, and doesn't get that "no, means no."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 08-11-16
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    "I loved this story. And I not usually a fan of romance"

    Richly plotted romance with appealing characters. A fun read.
    Richly plotted romance with appealing characters

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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