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Satyr's Son: A Georgian Historical Romance

Roxton Family Saga, Book 5
Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Series: Roxton Family Saga, Book 5
Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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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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  • 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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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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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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Splendid

Wonderful Georgian piece of a complicated family and a challenging HEA. Lucinda Brant weaves a tale of nobility, poverty and class issues with a strong theme of honor and honesty. The characters walk off the page and the dialogue captivated me with all the characters -- good, virtuous, nasty and just plain mean. As the plot evolved, I continued to remind myself this is a HEA because my heart was in my throat so many times. Devilishly clever writing.

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Book 5 is as awesome as the previous four.

Book 5 in The Roxton Family Saga is just as beautiful as the other four. I am officially addicted to the Georgian Era and Lucinda Brant. I love this Series. All the great characters from the previous books make appearances and are intricate to the story of Henri-Antoine Hesham and Miss Lisa Crisp. Two people that live in entirely different worlds that should never meet. Lisa was where she should not have been and is just in time to assist Henri-Antoine in his moment of need. Henry-Antoine has never met anyone like Lisa and is intrigued by a woman who does what must be done and keeps his secret. Lisa has never seen a more beautiful man in her entire life though not as important as keeping him from injury as he suffers from a seizure. Harry has managed to hide his illness as an adult from his friends and family, or so he thinks.

Lisa is an orphan who lives with her cousin and her husband, a doctor. Lisa has no friends, usually eats alone and only goes out on errands for her cousin. She is a strong-willed young lady who has a heart of gold and wants only to help and show her gratitude to her cousin and her husband. She considers herself lucky and grateful to have enough to eat and a roof over her head. She helps out in the Dispensary that Dr. Warner runs by being an amanuensis to the sick poor who cannot read or write. Lisa is astounded when Henri-Antoine arrives at the Dispensary to thank her for helping him and not telling anyone about the illness that he has lived with all his life. She assures him that she and Dr. Warner are not of the opinion that people who suffer from the falling sickness should be locked away in an asylum for the insane. She will keep his secret. For Henri-Antoine he is dazzled by Lisa and knows that he wants to see her again.

Henri-Antoine is a known ladies man who woman do not say no to. He is the brother of a Duke but now is not in line for the Dukedom because his brother has sons, for which he is grateful. He has no plans to marry ever. Lisa is also not likely to marry and have a family of her own. Neither one of them could have imagined that they would meet again in Henri-Antoine's world.

The tale of this love story is that family comes first to the Roxton's. The family structure is the foundation of the entire series. Rich and one of the most elite family's in England and France the trials, losses, and victories make this series exceptional. Henri-Antoine and Lisa start and finish their journey of love with the approval of the whole Roxton family. Showing everyone that Love and Family are what drives this family forward. Not only the living but the dead are also part of the decision that will allow Henri-Antoine to follow his heart to the woman that he loves with all his heart, Miss Lisa Crisp.

Lucinda writes a truly beautiful love story with exceptional characters that you will love and visit over and over again. For those readers who love this series do not despair, I have a feeling we haven't heard the last of the Roxton's. The cherry on top of this wonderful treat is the performance of Alex Wyndham who takes Lucinda's words and pulls you into his performance and the lovely story that unfolds in his smokey and sexy voice. I highly recommend this series to everyone who loves beautiful Historical Romance.

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Worth a credit

It's a romance that will make you smile, cry and believe in true love. This is everything a good romance should be.

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Get lost in Georgian England

Lucinda Brant weaves a rich tapestry of life and love in Georgian England. Her love of the era and her extensive research make you feel as if you are in the middle of the story. One becomes quite attached to the characters and it is somewhat disappointing when the end of the book arrives because you wish the story would continue forever. Alex Wyndham's narration only serves to support the complete submersion of the reader into the story.

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Worthy to the last word

This is the last of the Roxton Family Saga and a worthy final installment. All of the books in this series were masterfully written and excellently delivered. This series is one of my top three series I have ever read or listened to.

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  • Mr
  • 01-05-18

Best audiobook yet in the Roxton family saga!

I have listened to the Roxton family saga multiple times and every new audiobook is better than the last - Satyr’s son is no exception. The beautifully crafted love story, so delightfully written that you can visualise every character and scenario, is narrated by the supremely talented Alex Wyndham. Mr Wyndham can narrate dialogue like no one else, and the characters are easy to distinguish and to picture. The story is engaging and at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting and exactly what the audience wants (and needs!) Henri-Antoine is a brooding young man from one of the premier families in England with an illness that would have been the cause of gossip and scandal, and Lisa Crisp is a practical and beautiful but poor and unconnected young woman. Their paths cross unexpectedly, and fate brings them back together, thanks to an old school friend of Lisa’s. Visualising Lisa trying to find her place in a world so far from her own is a joy, and the listener is with her every step of the way. The book introduces us to wonderful new characters, but brings back all our beloved friends from the saga. Lucinda Brant is a very talented author, I love her books and her characters - and the partnership with Alex Wyndham is quite the dream team. If I could give Satyr’s son more than 5 stars I most definitely would! A must listen for fans of historical romance.

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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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  • Morgan Windle
  • 10-23-19

Good listen good series finale

Really enjoyed this listen because, like Stella Riley’s Duke of Rockliffe, Henri-Antoine has a very unique voice developed by Alex Wyndham. I think Lisa is one of my favorites of Brant’s ladies (aside Antonia of course, because let’s be honest she really is the best) because she is very steadfast and true to herself, and takes courage in all her convictions. My only complaint was there where we usually get to know our gentleman hero relatively well, I felt like I didn’t get to know H-A as well as I would have liked! They are a lovely match though.

I was sad we didn’t get to spend much more time with other characters since this was the final book, but I thought it ended very completely and we know that all the characters will be happy together in their complicated families.

So sad it’s over but looking forward to more books from LB narrated by AW!

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  • Miss S Hayes
  • 07-30-19

The best

I’ve enjoyed all the books in this series. The character Antonia is magical but I think this story is the best of the series.
I just wish there were more about this family.........
Thank you.

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 03-06-19

gorgeous

As as with all of Lucinda's books very evocative and engaging.
Loved, loved this story, wonderful series.

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  • Daniela
  • 07-04-18

Brilliant

Well written a must read and well read. It’s one of her best books. After reading this book I went looking for more books by the author but nothing compares. It was brilliant

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  • F
  • 02-12-18

Another triumph !

Where does Satyr's Son: A Georgian Historical Romance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Anything written by either Lucinda Brant or Stella Riley and read by the amazingly talented Alex Wyndham is always something to look forward to. Satyr's Son, the last (boo!) in the Roxton series, is wonderful. My favourite will always be Noble Satyr, as I just adored the Duke and Antonia's story, but each subsequent book only adds to the series. I enjoyed Henri-Antoine's story very much with the delightful Lisa Crisp.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Satyr's Son: A Georgian Historical Romance?

I loved the scene in the mausoleum, which sounds ghoulish, but if you read the series, you would know why it isn't. M'Le Duc is forever threaded through the series, and it was fitting that he should be included in the final chapter. Beautifully crafted by Ms Brant, as always.

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

Henri-Antoine. His mellifluous voice is just gorgeous. Alex W is the best at his craft.

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

I loved the book. I've adored all the books and being a part of the Roxton's lives. A marvellous series, my all time favourite. I have listened to them all on many occasions, and will continue to do so. They make a dull old day seem so much brighter.

Any additional comments?

If you haven't read any of the Roxton books, you are in for such a treat - lucky you ! Read the books sequentially to gain the best experience, then read the 2 books with the letters that belong to the series. A magical, wonderful, amazing read or if you have the luxury of listening to the audio books, then settle in to hear the voice of the ultimate narrator, Alex Wyndham. Perfect.

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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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  • BC4711
  • 01-06-18

Excellence personified

Lucinda Brant's books never fail to enthrall and intrigue. The storyline and characterisation always de!Iver a superbly satisfying read. Combined also with the wonderful timbre of Alex Wynfdham's very sexy voice and his brlliant ability to become each character with such insight and passion;
together his and Lucinda's talents are a match made in readers heaven.I

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  • Csilla
  • 01-02-18

A delightful story with awesome narration


A new insight into the life of the ever growing Roxton ducal family with three generations gathering at Treat to celebrate the wedding of Lady Mary’s daughter, Teddy’s to her cousin Jack Cavendish. You will meet the well-known and beloved protagonists from the previous Roxton books and find out what has happened to them during the nine years that passed since the fourth book, Proud Mary’s events.

However, this is the fifth Duke of Roxton’s second son, Lord Henri-Antoine’s story, his quest for happiness. Lucinda Brant created a complex character that you will love for his tenderness and generosity, for his determination of using his wealth to advance the science of medicine, you will want to console in his moments of vulnerability, however odiously he behaves, but other times you will hate for his rude, arrogant and selfish behaviour. The other protagonist, Lisa Crisp, though with a very different social status and financial situation than the previous main female characters, subscribes to the same line of self-conscious, determined ladies, ready to sacrifice everything for her two loves: Henri-Antoine and helping to ease the misery of the poor.
This new book of the Roxton family saga is an interesting twist in the family members’ love stories. The main characters of the previous books married for love but the partner was usually someone from a noble family, or possessed a considerable wealth, or acquired a title. In this case the two protagonists belong to two completely different worlds, their social status and their wealth putting them to the two extremities of the social ladder. Can love triumph and will such a marriage be accepted by the members of the Roxton family? I do not want to spoil the listeners’ joy in finding out the result. For me, it was hard to put down the audiobook, so I finished it in less than 48 hours.

Lucinda Brant is a master in recreating the Georgian era in her books by detailed but never boring descriptions of the environment, buildings, gardens, dresses, customs and habits. I love the way she inserts here and there and adjective, a descriptive phrase built in the flow of the happenings.
Alex Wyndham has been an excellent choice of voice for the series. He portrays the characters with different voices suiting their age, origins and character. His voice is rich and smooth, as “hot chocolate slides down your throat”, just as Lord Henri-Antoine’s voice is described in the book.

This is a highly enjoyable performance from the Brant - Wyndham team, a must listen for all fans of Georgian historical romance.

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  • Ros H.
  • 07-12-18

Wish it had net finished

Another wonderful book by Lucinda Brant in this series. I highly recommend that you read the entire series, but having David this, it is entirely a stand alone book.
Lord Henri Antoine has a dark secret - for the times - that he tries and on the most part does, keep to himself and a very select few.
He happens upon a young lady of no real means that tends to challenge him and understand his problems.
There is a wonderfully sad twist at the end that you really wouldn’t expect.
I loved this book and found it particularly hard not to finish listening till the very end. If I didn’t get other things done ‘Oh well’ they will get done eventually.
I highly recommend this book and the entire series.
Pleases write another historical romance series.
Oh and as for the reader. Just love Alex Wyndham and will be searching out his other books.