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The Beast of Bath Audiobook

The Beast of Bath: A Regency Fairytale

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Publisher's Summary

Lord Victor Mayhew, Viscount Norcross, lives in the shadows, hiding his scarred face from those who would fear him...or worse, pity him. He's become accustomed to the dark, and to the aching loneliness that is his only and constant companion. But while traversing the city in the dark of night, he encounters a beautiful woman who is running for her life.

Lady Thessaly Shade has discovered that the prettiest of faces can hide the ugliest of hearts. While Lord Norcross keeps his face carefully concealed from her, he cannot hide the fact that he is a man of honor, a man for whom the word gentleman is a way of life and not merely an honorary title.

With no way to repay him for his kindness, for his courage in aiding her at great risk to himself, Thessaly bargains with the only thing she possesses of value...herself. Can she convince him to trust her, to believe that she can see beyond the scars he bears to the man he is? Or will he push her away out of fear and retreat into the loneliness that he knows so well?

©2015 Chasity Bowlin (P)2017 Chasity Bowlin

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    Michael Tulsa, OK 02-14-17
    Michael Tulsa, OK 02-14-17
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    "Fun little book"

    Fun retelling of beauty in the beast. Sound quality was excellent, accents were well done, enjoyable little spin to an already familiar tale. A little short, but definitely worthwhile.

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    Nia Wright 02-08-17
    Nia Wright 02-08-17
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    "Fabulous fairytale retelling"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, this is a really entertaining and enthralling retelling of the beauty and the beast fairytale, wonderfully narrated.


    Would you recommend The Beast of Bath to your friends? Why or why not?

    You've already asked me this... I'd recommend the audiobook over the print edition, the characters were brought to life so wonderfully and I couldn't stop listening.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the opening scene of this book, it's suspenseful and sets the scene for the rest of the book.


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

    The story was very satisfying


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lester S. Moore Antartica 07-17-17
    Lester S. Moore Antartica 07-17-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Interesting spin on an old classic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Beast of Bath the most enjoyable?

    The narration really set the mood and brought the character's to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed the butler, Windstone. He cracked me up with the clothing he ordered for Thesley.


    What does Lillian Yves bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Atmosphere and depth of characters, hearing their voices and accents really worked for me.


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

    yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Great pairing of author and narrator. Sometimes the wrong narrator can ruin a story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stevie Puckett USA 07-06-17
    Stevie Puckett USA 07-06-17 Member Since 2014

    Oh, how I love a good audiobook.

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    "great little story and super narrator"

    This one is a shorty and a fine listen. The narrator is so easy to listen to as well.

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    Dawn Merryland 05-18-17
    Dawn Merryland 05-18-17 Member Since 2016

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    "RUINED a lovely novella Shortened Changed it"
    What disappointed you about The Beast of Bath?

    This novella in print/kindle was very well-done; it had humor, suspense, steamy scenes and a great heroine; she wasn't a stick, and she didn't faint all the time. I have cancer-related chronic pain issues, so I do not sleep well or very much; there are a few books that I listen toon rough nights-I used to listen to this one on "Text-to-Speech," and was excited to see it available on audible, and I liked the sample of the performer, so I expected it to be a great addition to my "no sleep nights library." I am not sure why they both shortened and changed the novella for it's audible version, but it makes it a terrible thing. The humor is mostly gone, and the ending is changed and shortened to the point of being pedestrian, where it had been page-turning interesting and had a funny twist, there was basically nothing. The butler was a great supporting character, and added much to the plot, but he is reduced to a cipher in the audible version. The parts that made this novella stand out and be different in a good way were removed. I don't know who decided to do this, but it was a terrible idea. I also feel that I got cheated, since I got this audible version of "The Beast of Bath" expecting to listen to the book that I had read (and YES, it's the same book, by the same author, etc), and got a terrible book to listen to -I will not be purchasing any audible books by this author again.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    "Some Danger Involved" or a Sebastian St. Cyr; maybe the Paper Magician Series again; check to see if any of Frank Tuttle's "Mage Meralda" books are on audible;maybe Jane Eyre; I am always looking for new things


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

    This was the first performance by her that I have listened to -she was the only good thing about the entire presentation.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the performer; other than that, I feel like I wasted money/ a credit and feel ripped off.


    Any additional comments?

    I think that if a book/novella is significantly changed for the audible version that it should be prominently noted in the description.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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