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The Shadow of the Lynx

Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)

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Best-selling author Victoria Holt is universally popular for her breathtaking works of romance and fiction. Filled with strong-willed characters and set in exotic historical eras, each of her books spins an unforgettable tale. The Shadow of the Lynx follows beautiful young Nora Tamasin as she leaves her home in Victorian England. Recently orphaned, she sails toward the untamed lands of gold-rush Australia. Her journey will take her to the Lynx: the man her father designated as her guardian before he died. Rich, powerful, and commanding, the Lynx is a man who can safeguard her finances, but cannot control her heart. More than 56 million of Victoria Holt’s books have been sold worldwide. She also writes under the pen names of Jean Plaidy and Philippa Carr. Through the lyrical voice of narrator Virginia Leishman, The Shadow of the Lynx richly captures all the nuances of a family’s tempestuous passion and thirst for power.

©1971 Victoria Holt (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC

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Oldie but good

I loved Victoria Holt novels as a teenager, and this was one of my favorites. The audible version is perfection. Lovely narration does justice to this wonderful romantic novel.

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Wow. Am so glad Audible has finally placed her

Beginning was different than I envisioned. Since I can usually figure out a book within two to three chapters, this one had me good. It is her very METHOD OF STORY TELLING that intrigues me. She would have made Alfred Hitchcock a great wife. So grateful to find her here on Audible. As famous lines go, "Please Sir, I want some more!"

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Not my favorite VH novel but very well performed

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

Yes - very well performed.

Would you be willing to try another book from Victoria Holt? Why or why not?

Definately a fan of Ms. Holt. This book doesn't quite follow her usual formula but enjoyable nonetheless.

What about Virginia Leishman’s performance did you like?

Perfect accent and reading speed - is still intelligible at faster speeds.

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  • Merritt Island, FL, United States
  • 08-29-12

Definitely worth your money and attention

I have to admit that I wasn't sure who the culprit(s) were in this story or where it was going. It was a very good mystery and an interesting story. I enjoyed it.

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Wonderful writer

What did you love best about The Shadow of the Lynx?

I love Victoria Holt books and have read all that has been printed. I wished that more were on audio because I have truly enjoyed listening to them again. She is also know as Phillippa A Carr. I have not checked for any audio under this name as yet. I am unable to read comfortably so getting to listen has been a wonderful experience for me for I missed reading so very much. As far as what I loved best, I love all of her story lines equally.

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Love historical romance books

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Enjoyed it from beginning to end!

Absolutely enjoyed everything about the storyline and performance. How I wish audible had all of her books and not just in swedish.

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Fell in love with the characters...and the story.

I read the paperback version of this book many many years ago and have never forgotten the story or the characters. It's the kind of story that pulls the reader/listener into the story. Just as when I first read the book, I couldn't stop. I'm an avid reader, but few other books have made me feel as this one has. Linx is all-consuming.....even to me, the reader/listener.

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struggled to finish

not my favorite Victoria holt. I wish the English version of the Lord of the castle was available, not just in German.

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Excellent narration and good book

I am a fan of Victoria Holt, and would like to see more of her books made available. The narration was outstanding. The story was a bit predictable for Victoria Holt. The background, spent leading up to the "real" story, was too long. The main part was too short and the villain too obvious. I guessed it way before we even got to the attempted murders. So, for VH it is a little disappointing.

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The Shadow Of the Lynx

No one writes like Victoria Holt . I LOVE every story she has ever written . The Shadow of the Lynx is no exception . I highly recommend . I am hoping audible will get more of ner books .