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When Beauty Tamed the Beast Audiobook

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

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Publisher's Summary

Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty... Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.

Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman.

Linnet is not just any woman.

She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love - in just two weeks.

She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love - in just two weeks.

If she decides to be very wicked indeed... what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?

©2011 Eloisa James (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Amber Dinger Tallahassee, Florida United States 01-25-15
    Amber Dinger Tallahassee, Florida United States 01-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Adaption!"

    I really love this version of 'Beauty and the Beast'. Elosia gives it her own quick by adding a 'Dr. House-like' hero for us to root for. The narrator did a wonderful job and it was a pleasure to listen to.

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    Julie WV 09-26-14
    Julie WV 09-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "What a great book!"
    Where does When Beauty Tamed the Beast rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10, I'd say. It was such a great listen!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked the characters. Even though he was supposed to be gruff, I never disliked him. I found them both quite likable and I rooted for them from the start.


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

    Yes. She's always great. One of my favorite narrators. She does different voices so well and it feels like you're listening to a movie.


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

    The heart often sees more than the eyes ever can...


    Any additional comments?

    This was just a wonderful feel-good book. A great romantic listen. Definitely a keeper!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    denise 05-30-14
    denise 05-30-14 Member Since 2010

    Love historical and paranormal romances with smart, imperfect people who against all odds find love when they are not looking for it.

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    "Not expected and wonderful!"
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    An old romance with a new new twist at every turn. Great characters to love and to irritate you. Well written dialogue. Steamy love scenes. Modern feel but true to the historical theme. Wonderful narrator. Total enjoyment.

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    Randy & Kat Doddridge, AR United States 05-27-14
    Randy & Kat Doddridge, AR United States 05-27-14
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    "Wonderful...Just Wonderful :)"
    What made the experience of listening to When Beauty Tamed the Beast the most enjoyable?

    I love the books with the brooding and snarky heroes with lots of witty repartee...and this book fits that description perfectly :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of When Beauty Tamed the Beast?

    When Piers finds LInnet half dead of scarlet fever and fights the fight of his life to save her....absolutely wonderful :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KatieV NC, United States 05-08-14
    KatieV NC, United States 05-08-14 Member Since 2017

    KatieV

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    "Dr. House Does the Regency Period"

    My first by the author. Very entertaining and a bit on the light side, although it was very witty. There were a few angsty parts and quite a bit about facing the fact that parents are flawed humans like everyone else and you either have to live your life angry and bitter or accept them and let it go.

    My assumption about the hero being inspired by Dr. House was fair. The author actually mentioned at the end that the TV show was her primary inspiration even more so than the fairytale. Piers was a doctor who definitely had the snarky, living in pain, and inappropriately funny part of it down. He was his own character, however. For one thing he fought desperately NOT to depend on drugs or alcohol for his pain, but feared due to family history and the unrelenting pain that he may end up becoming an opiate addict at some point anyway. He was very afraid to marry and have children because of the nightmare his father, the Duke, put he and his mother through due to his opium addiction. I don't think this is a spoiler, because it seemed obvious to me -- but I'll put it behind a tag anyway. (view spoiler)

    The Earl/Doctor can be a real ass, which shouldn't be a surprise. Linnet mostly puts him in his place and gives as good as she gets. She's no doormat by any stretch of the imagination.

    If you're very bothered by anachronisms, there are certainly some here. Some of the phrases used, in particular, seemed very out of place in a Regency. i.e. "What happens in Wales, stays in Wales." Also, and this is very YMMV, I like the hero to have to convince the heroine he loves her even though he's acted like a complete jackass. Linett has his number, so his revelation is not surprising to her. Although his actions in the end do show his unconditional, deep love for her. I definitely won't spoil that part.

    Re: the audio, Susan Duerden was excellent as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bluestategirl Vermont 04-21-14
    bluestategirl Vermont 04-21-14 Member Since 2011

    I need more ears!

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    "Enchanting romance"

    I really enjoyed my 2nd listen to this one. Beauty is a lovely young lady who finds herself suddenly ruined because of a poorly designed ball gown. The beast, well he has to be experienced. Unlike many other books of this type, both of the characters in this one have no difficulty speaking their minds, but the conversations between them never become strident or cliche.

    Very enjoyable, and Susan Duerden does a great job.



    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 04-05-14
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 04-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome book and narrator.."
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    I loved every word of this book. Loved Piers and Linnet and hated to see the story end. Loved Prufrock, best butler ever. Loved Doctors Kibbles and Bitts, that was too funny. Loved Sebastien. Loved the story reguarding his parents and how that all worked out. I simply loved the entire story. It was sad, happy, intense, everything you'd want in a fairy tale. AND the sex was just beautiful and didn't overwhelm the storyline. I would recommend this book to all romance readers.

    As to the narrator: Ms. Duerden did a perfect job! I couldn't have asked for a better narrator for this book. Every voice was perfect and individual. You always knew who was talking and THAT makes for great narration. IMO..

    I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
    Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator! This is AUDIBLE, after all.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Winter 12-20-13
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    "A super fun and sexy read!"
    Where does When Beauty Tamed the Beast rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite audio books I've listened to so far definitely in my top 10.


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    Susan Duerden is a wonderfully gifted reader, I think she could make and instruction manual sound brilliant! So when you pair her with a cleaver and witty author you have a winner!


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    Amazon Customer WEST TAWAKONI, TEXAS, United States 01-17-13
    Amazon Customer WEST TAWAKONI, TEXAS, United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2017
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    "The characters come alive in this novel."
    Where does When Beauty Tamed the Beast rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is, by far, my favorite audiobook that I have listened to so far! The story is captivating and the narrator really brought them to life!


    What did you like best about this story?

    A love story to remember. Again, the narration just brought this story to life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I especially liked the scene when the characters in the book first visited the seaside pool together.


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

    The author's wit really shined in this story. It made me laugh a time or two.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely a must listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M Cary, IL, United States 10-21-12
    M Cary, IL, United States 10-21-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"
    What made the experience of listening to When Beauty Tamed the Beast the most enjoyable?

    Really enjoyed this take on beauty and the beast! The narration was good, too. Highly recommend if you enjoy regency romance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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