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London, 1786. Lord Henri-Antoine has returned from the Grand Tour to a life of privilege and excess. A vast inheritance allows him every indulgence, free from responsibility. Yet, Henri-Antoine maintains a well-ordered existence, going to great lengths to conceal an affliction few understand and many fear.

Miss Lisa Crisp is a penniless orphan who relies on the charity of relatives to keep her from the poorhouse. Intelligent and unflappable, Lisa will not allow poverty to define her. She leads a useful life working among the sick poor.

Under startling circumstances, Henri-Antoine and Lisa meet. There is instant attraction. When they find themselves attending the same wedding in the country, Henri-Antoine offers Lisa a scandalous proposition, one she should refuse but yearns to accept. Following her heart could ruin them both.

A standalone romantic adventure set against the backdrop of Treat, ancestral home of the dukes of Roxton. Satyr's Son will delight fans of the series with cameos by many beloved characters, while new listeners will discover the myriad pleasures and glittering aristocratic world of the Roxton family through the fresh eyes of newcomer Lisa Crisp. Satyr's Son is a Cinderella story with a heartwarming happily ever after.

©2017 Lucinda Brant (P)2017 Lucinda Brant

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  • Cate F.
  • Richmond, VA USA
  • 12-10-17

Lucinda Brant + Alex Wyndham = Truly Marvelous

Feeling a bit sad to have come to the end of this marvelous series. As with all of her books, Brant’s characters steal our hearts. Although we know the HEA is inevitable, the path is a steep climb for the lovers.
Alex Wyndham always gives a star performance and Satyr’s Son is no exception. Thanks for everything.

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  • CHW
  • TX
  • 12-17-17

Wonderful ending to a splendid series

I have enjoyed the Roxton series tremendously. I was left wanting more at the end of this book. Henri-Antone and Lisa's story warrant a second book. The characters were complex, flawed and interesting to get to know. There were many times I had tears in my eyes while listening to this book. I will listen many times in the future
The performance was as always with Alex Wyndham, spectacular. His voice is sublime.
I have enjoyed all of Lucinda Brant's novels as well as audio renditions of her books. I am looking forward to volume 2 of the letters.
This book is more than worth a credit!

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Intensely Satisfying with an Unusual Hero

Loved this return to the Roxtan family and added interest due to the health and temperament of the hero. I really enjoyed that Lisa stood up to Henri Antoine and understood what lay under the facade. As always the writing is passionate and wonderful and Alex brings to life all the characters in his own unique way. You can read this book out of sequence but I would suggest reading them in order for a truly amazing read.

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  • Ginny
  • California
  • 12-17-17

Wonderful story, so woth listening too.

Love strikes yet another of the Roxton family member and this time it's Harry or better known as Henri-Antoine! It was a chance meeting--and one to Henri-Antoine's benefit--that suffering fro his 'falling sickness' that it was Lisa who was there to comfort him. Days later, he seeks her out to give her his thanks but he finds that this young woman is not one to fall into his beck and call and meet him in his carriage. Harry had to go to her! It was much later, that they both find themselves attending the wedding of their friends Jack and Teddy at the Roxton's family home Treat. This is where the story truly begins and the magic starts. For Harry is not use to a woman who is outspoken does not feel threatened by his prestigious family.
Lucinda Brant once again weaves a story that delights you and keeps you listening to the bitter end. Whether you want to read or listen to his novel, you will not be the disappointment.The narrator Alex Wyndham does a fabulous job creating each and every character in this novel.

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Never dissapoints, ever.

I am a dyed in the wool fan of Lucinda Brant's Roxton saga, it is not her only series but it is the one that I love the most. I feel I know this family, and with Henri-Antonie story I think that LB has written one of her best works. But I must face facts, I say that about all her books. In this book the youngest son of the noble satyr has come of age, and meets his match, Both he and Lisa are flawed but I think those flaws give them strength and a sense of justice as well as compassion. As usual LB's books are flawlessly researched. It has been a pleasure to read her books and watch her talent and competence grow.

About the performance of Alex Wyndham, He is the only one that can put voice to these books. When I read them it is his voice I hear. I have listen to many of the books he has performed and is a favorite of mine. He is a very talented actor and I could listen to him read the phone book, or flat pack instructions.

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Another wonderful story from this amazing series

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and Harry's story in this series. Tears were shed. Lucinda Brant's writing makes you feel like you are living in this period with her descriptions and you can picture all the glorious scenes in great detail. The narrator was incredible. Highly recommend this book and this series!

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Always a Delight to Join in on a Roxton Adventure

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A family as engaging as the Roxtons means that their romances and life stories cannot be commonplace or mundane. Something unexpected is always simmering, and even though it all usually turns out all right in the end, the journey to it is a merry, suspenseful romp indeed.

What about Alex Wyndham’s performance did you like?

Lucinda Brant's engaging dialogue, plot, and character development all come silkily to life with the rich voice of Alex Wyndham. In case you had the same concern as I, the ladies' voices are skillfully rendered without being caricature-like.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend these audio adaptations of Ms. Brant's novels.

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Wonderful Saga of Brilliant Entertainment

Two analogies used in the storytelling are appropriate to mention here. One is about the making of a cake. I won’t spoil how it’s used in the story, but I think it appropriate to use in the success of a novel.

Every novel has various components in its creation. There is ‘flour’, ‘sugar’, some type of ‘oil or shortening’, ‘eggs’, etc. The final cake, once baked, can be so-so, or better than that. It may be exceptionally fluffy and moist. It may have unusual ingredients separating it from other cakes. The final baked masterpiece is a perfect blend and amount of each ingredient when baked with the perfect amount of heat. These are the cakes you can’t wait to eat over and over, savoring its uniqueness, allowing the consumer to experience more than a cake!

So it is with author Lucinda Brant’s ‘cakes’. Her writing is entrancing, descriptions with such vivid detail I can reach out and touch. The plot is never tiresome, paced in perfect harmony with richly textured characters.

Lord Henri Antoine is challenged on many fronts with personality traits making him a very complex person. He is very much like his father in both looks and character making him even more precious to his mother. The Satyr, his father, acted much like Henri Antoine, but found his heart when he met his duchess to-be.

Lisa is guileless, honest and direct in her speech. An attribute which draws Lord Henri, along with her beauty and character. He doesn’t understand what motivates Lisa’s decisions, but when he does, it is a pivotal moment in their relationship.

I loved how this saga keeps many of the same characters always adding new and interesting ones. The saga is five books, but I can see much more to come. I want to know if Henri Antoine has children, how Elsie, age eight, grows up within her overprotective family, and what success comes of the project Lord Henri and Lisa pursue.

Now, to my other analogy, so appropriate to Alex Wyndham’s narration voice. In the story, a friend of Lisa’s, Becky, a young woman of simple means, hears Lord Henri Antoine’s voice and immediately likens it to the smooth pleasure of drinking chocolate. I concur with Becky! Wyndham animates the story with his utter flexibility depicting each character, whether the suave and controlling Lord Henri, the animated and emotional Jack, or the duke-like arrogance of Julian, Henri’s older brother. All is in harmony with what the author wants the reader to experience. A perfect cake, indeed!




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A wonderful and absorbing story

Wonderfully written and wonderfully narrated! I had quite a few late nights as I did not want to stop listening to it, I absolutely loved it. Lucinda Brant and Alex Wyndham make a fabulous team!

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Alex Wyndham's Voice & Lucinda Brant story-Awesome

Alex Wyndham’s voice is like liquid chocolate oozing down your throat – smooth, lush, decadently appealing and sensual. His portrayal of the different characters is flawlessly done and it makes you feel as if you are eavesdropping on the lives and conversations of everyone in the book. He flows flawlessly from character to character, accent to accent and gender to gender. You feel the emotions of each character.

This book was so good that I didn’t want it to end – but all of Lucinda Brandt’s books are that way for me. I kept wanting to pause the playback of the book because I wanted to prolong the enjoyment and at the same time I wanted to speed up the playback because I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. So, this is quite a wrap-up for the Roxton series and I will miss these old friends.

Lord Henri-Antoine (Henry) Hesham is the second son of the fifth Duke of Roxton and brother to the sixth. He is rich beyond belief and has been coddled and spoiled all of his life. Not only does he have the looks and temperament of his father, he has the same reputation for debauchery as well. He goes from bed to bed – even going so far as to ‘share’ the mistress of one of his friends. He’s also very, very private because he has an illness that is much misunderstood and maligned during that time. Beneath all of that debauchery hides the heart of a romantic who is sweet, generous, caring and loving. It is so much fun to watch Lisa as she peels the layers back to reveal the real man who lies beneath the façade.

Lisa Crisp was orphaned at age nine and became dependent on relatives who didn’t want her (the Warners). She wasn’t exactly abused, she was just ignored – she was like the furniture, just there. She was given the opportunity to attend a boarding school for young ladies where she befriends ‘Teddy’, a member of the Cavendish/Roxton family. They were best friends until Lisa was sent down in disgrace. She lost touch with Teddy until, out of the blue, she receives an invitation to attend Teddy’s wedding and it is made plain to Lisa’s relatives that it is unacceptable for Lisa to refuse the invitation.

Lisa is calm, intelligent, trustworthy and beloved by the patients, the ‘poor sick’, at Dr. Warner’s clinic. She even volunteers as an amanuensis for those ‘poor sick’ enabling them to send letters home. Her work at the clinic enabled her to recognize that Henry was having a seizure when she first saw him. She secured and treated him while protecting his privacy – all without having any idea who he was. She actually goes through a fair portion of the book without knowing who he is. Because of his dress, speech, and mannerisms, she knows he is of the aristocracy, but doesn’t have a name to go with it.

Henry’s best friend is getting married – to Teddy – so he and Lisa find themselves at the same two-week wedding get-together. Lisa and Henry find themselves more and more attracted to each other. It is fun to watch Henry open up and blossom and Lisa come to realize that she is a worthy individual. Then, throw in a couple of shrewish ‘friends’ from school and another ‘friend’ bent on revenge and you find a lot of wrenches in the works. Can Lisa and Henry overcome the obstacles thrown in their way? Will Henry’s family accept a union between them? You’ll just have to read this lovely book to find out.

I requested and received this e-book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher."

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  • Sharon B
  • 12-27-17

Awesome awesomeness

This is the final book in the series.
It leaves you feeling completed.
It’s a great love story as are they all
Well done both Lucinda Brant for the story and Alex Wyndham for bringing it alive

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  • Nicola Locke
  • 01-11-18

Another classic!

Just loved this, another wonderful book by the amazing Lucinda Brant. Her attention to detail is fabulous and together with the brilliant Alex Wyndham makes a formidable duo.
So lovely to revisit the Roxton family and catching up with their lives and loved hearing of Henri-Antoine's story.
I do so hope this isn't the end of the series, there are so many other characters that deserve their own story to be told and I don't think I could ever get enough of Antonia and her family.

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  • DragonRose UK
  • 12-31-17

Ultimate Perfection

Would you listen to Satyr's Son: A Georgian Historical Romance again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to this and all of Lucinda Brants books which are narrated by Alex Wyndham again. The story is captivating, the narration perfect, and well worth listening to over and over again.

What other book might you compare Satyr's Son: A Georgian Historical Romance to, and why?

Each of Lucinda's Roxton Family books are equally wonderful, the attention to detail, the in-depth telling of all the characters' stories all enhanced by Alex's narration make the whole series comparable only to each other book in the series. Each one perfect, each one a delight to listen to, each one truly captivating.

Which character – as performed by Alex Wyndham – was your favourite?

What a difficult question to answer. Alex performs all the characters, male and female alike, perfectly. It's unfair to be asked to choose which is a favourite because the answer would have to come down to the book itself rather than which character Alex performs the best. Antonia is a favourite character of mine throughout the whole series, but then each book focuses on a different family member which means Alex spends the majority of time taking their part, so of course that character will become a favourite. Let's just face it, hero, villain, child or adult, each character is written superbly and narrated equally as well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would love to have been able to listen to this book in one sitting, but given the length of it, short of being on a long-haul flight, there would be no way I could do it. As I wasn't on a said flight I had to make do with listening to the book in 3 evenings.

Any additional comments?

As you will find if you check on other reviews I have written for Lucinda Brants books that are narrated by Alex Wyndham, I say there and will say here that the pairing is absolutely perfect. Lucinda writes the most wonderful stories, and Alex brings them to a life in a way that I honestly believe no other could do.

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  • Eddie
  • 12-23-17

A fabulous story brilliantly performed

What a perfect time of year so sink into the sumptious storytelling of Lucinda Brant, and when her book is narrated by Alex Wyndham there really is no reason to hit the pause icon. Countless good books are ruined by a poor or mediocre narrator, but with Satyr’s Son author and performer really are a dream team.

AW brings to life the fascinating characters that live in the pages of SS. He speaks beautifully and gives Henri-Antoine a voice fit for a hero. AW also does really convincing women - none of those high-pitched efforts too many male narrators resort to, but a lightening tone which makes the heroine Lisa and the other female characters believable. He doesn’t do too badly with minor characters either - Lisa meets a charming and funny couple on her coach journey to adventure and the accent AW produces is fabulous! I love a good audio book and have a number that AW has performed. There really is no one to match him.

SS is the story of Henri-Antoine, second son of the Duke of Roxton, and Lisa, who, since the death of her parents has been living with her uncle, a doctor, and helping in his surgery. There is a connection of sorts between the two - Lisa’s aunt was lady in waiting to H-A’s mother, so from a social perspective they are very far apart. They meet in awkward circumstances: Lisa and Becky are on a mission to return a ‘stolen’ item. H-A stops Lisa and promptly collapses in front of her (well, what good heroine doesn’t get the hero to his knees!?!). But Lisa works at a dispensary so she is unruffled by the handsome young man unconscious at her feet. Later H-A seeks Lisa out to thank her. The first meeting doesn’t go plan and H-A leaves more than a little unsettled by this unusual female. Unable to resist Mr Cool Reticence contrives a further meeting, and in a delightful scene our usually urbane hero fidgets with a parcel revealing his unaccustomed nervousness. This is a wonderful story of two people who, separated by class and circumstance, find love. Naturally, their path is not smooth, and as we follow their tale their that have shaped their characters are revealed.

SS can be read as a stand alone, but it is part of the Roxton series. It’s wonderful, and you might just fall in love with LB’s storytelling and want to know all about the Roxtons and their extended family! It’s a 5 start series - Happy Listening :-)

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-21-17

Everything you want from a Georgian Romance!

This is my first time listening to a audible book, I really enjoyed it, having read the book myself, I was interested in listening to the book to see if I got anything different from it. I love the story, I found it gripping, amusing, romantic, detailed and just a fabulous story. I think I might have to listen to another book and I can guarantee it will be another Lucinda Brant one as she is a fantastic story teller and Alex Windham has a wonderful voice to listen to!

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  • 12-12-17

Another Roxton triumph

I have long been waiting for Harry's story. Just hoping this is not the end of the series. I will need to know what happens next.