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The Lion's Lady Audiobook

The Lion's Lady

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Publisher's Summary

Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her....

But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses. She dared not surrender to his love...for then, she must also forsake her precious secret...and her promised destiny!

©2013 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    XmasMom 10-15-14
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    "Garwood & Duerden done it AGAIN!"

    One more to re-listen to!
    Loved this story! Loved the beginning where Mary fights to keep the baby girl.
    Liked it a lot when Christina popped up in England at the Tons balls and how she reacted to Lyon. How he takes charge kinda.
    Susan Duerden as usual did one heck of a job.

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    H Daisy Minnetonka, MN, United States 05-21-17
    H Daisy Minnetonka, MN, United States 05-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Shaking my head..."
    Any additional comments?

    As a real life Dakota woman, the use of my cultural background is disturbing. It might've been nice had JG did some research instead of casually flinging stereotypes on the page. Seriously, I wouldn't have minded if she had at least tried to show some effort toward authenticity. I bought this book long ago and couldn't remember hearing it. Now I know why I didn't finish it. I've read other Julie Garwood books and they were good. This one just made me a bit angry.

    Also, Susan Duerden's narration is truly cringe inducing. Her attempt at accents and the weird intonation she uses really irritated me. With other books she's read, I've listened at 1.25x and it was ok. This one was not.

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    Courtney Strickland 06-14-16
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    "If you like traditional Garwood,you'll enjoy this."

    Julie Garwood is my favorite author, and this book didn't disappoint! If you've read and loved her other books then you'll love this one too. Also, I really enjoy this narrator. Susan Durden(sp) has a great voice and I thinks she does the characters spectacularly.

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    Natalie Pensacola, FL 01-22-14
    Natalie Pensacola, FL 01-22-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Superb narration, fantastic story!"

    Julie has really done it again! A great heroin, with a new story line. No clammy, boring English fellows here - this Lord is just the right one to match wits with Christina. Excellent, highly recommend, enjoyed every minute! The narrarator switched from a young girl, a man, another man to a nasty old countess within seconds and you don't even notice.

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    healowe 10-15-16
    healowe 10-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration irksome"

    This plot was so removed from reality that the characters' motivations rang hollow as well. I have been a fan of Garwood for many years and this was far too fabricated even for a romance. I like a historical romance to include at least some historical credibility. Jedediah Smith and about a handful of traders entered the Black Hills in 1823 and the draw of gold and contact with wagon train traffic did not take place for many years later... Although the narrator had clear diction, she shouldn't have even tried to cover all of the voices. I find that women trying to imitate men can make a hero sound way too boorish, and in this book the heroine sounded like a 10 year old child; when she was a baby she sounded like nails on chalkboard. Most irksome was the inflection the narrator employed for about four out of every five non-dialogue sentences. This resembled text to text-to-speech, with sentences rising in the same arc and ending on the same note, again...and again...

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    nicole 09-17-17
    nicole 09-17-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Pretty good story "

    I enjoyed the story and the characters. The narrator was a little annoying, but not as annoying as Karen White, so its all good.

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    Amazon Customer 08-22-17
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    "Love it."

    Very well done. Narrator is perfect. Julie Garwood stories my comes alive. It's one of my favorites to this day.

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    Suzanne pritchett 07-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Lion's Lady spans the gamut"

    Garwood encompassed many facets of well written historical romantic fiction from sizzling love scenes to drama and humor.

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    dee 07-08-17
    dee 07-08-17
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    "Absolutely the worst narration of a historical romance ever!"

    I've read the Lion's Lady at least 3 times which can be attested to by the dog eared paperback clumped in with all my other favorite Garwood books. It's a wonderful book with adventure, humor, mystery, and strong characters but if I hadn't read it before I bought this sorry mess which I've tried to listen to twice and still can't make it past halfway, I would have thought one of my favorite authors had written her first disaster! The dialogue is whispered even in chase and battle scenes!! There's a slightly lower rasp for the males and all the men sound exactly alike. Women are a higher whisper and ditto, they all sound the same. I'm sure I've heard other works by Sue Duerden and they weren't as bad as this. Definately this Lions Lady goes in the wasted a credit column!

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    Kjda 05-31-17
    Kjda 05-31-17
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    "A Fun Read"
    Would you listen to The Lion's Lady again? Why?

    Sure. There were times I laughed out loud to this book, and that doesn't happen often. Julie Garwood wrote her characters well, with just the right amount of backstory, so that you could properly understand their motivations and decisions. I particularly liked how the female protagonist had a positive impact on several characters in the book beyond her love interest. I enjoyed this book, and that made it easy to continue with the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its humor, although the characters and story aren't bad either.


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

    She has a nice way of bringing the characters to life with the right affect in the right places.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked how the theme of destiny was used in this book without it being sappy or melodramatic.

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