The Viking's Bride

Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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The matter is settled: Aisling, a beautiful Gaelic lass living on the rocky coast of Ireland, is betrothed to a disgusting (and disgustingly rich) suitor - and the arranged marriage simply cannot be called off. Until it is...by a horde of Viking raiders led by their fierce leader, Cormac, who sweeps into town and sweeps Aisling off her feet.

Stolen away to a rough Viking settlement in Norway, Aisling will need to use all of her wits and wiles to free herself, protect her friend, save her captor's village - and win his heart in the process. Join Aisling for the adventure of a lifetime in a tale that is by turns funny, romantic, and filled with exciting detail from the Age of the Vikings!

©1998 James Daniels (P)2018 James Daniels
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Entertaining!

This book for me was an unexpected surprise. The Viking era is not one I look to listen to, but this one has an interesting story, and the narration by Luke Daniels is nothing short of amazing. The story is about Aisling, who on her wedding day is kidnapped and taken as a slave to a Viking settlement in Norway. Now having to care for Ragnar, the leader of the settlement, Aisling is adjusting to her new life, being watched by the sons of the leader and is attracted to one in particular. But will she be able to choose which one she stays with? Will she ever be set free to go back to Ireland? I loved Aisling, she is such a strong and feisty character. Her inner voice came through advising her which is something I can relate to. The sharp contrast between brothers is glaring, and makes the story that much more interesting. Throw in the humor of Brother Owen and we even have laugh out loud moments. With the visual background of Norway, this is a wonderful telling of the Viking Age with a little romance, a little humor and a lot of suspense!

Luke Daniels truly brings this story to life. He has a plethora of voices, each character easily distinguishable. I love his accents, his ability to voice male and female voices and even carry a tune! The book is a pleasure to listen to.

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Loved this!

Amazing listen! Amazing story full of action, romance, humor, and an intriguing cast of characters. This story moved at a good pace and all the twists kept me hooked and wanting to listen. I loved Aisling and Cormac, but my favorite character was Father Owen who often provided comic relief. Fantastic performance by the narrator, great accents and unique voices for each character and all delivered with plenty of emotion. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Not what I expected, way to much filler

The story drags a LOT. Found it difficult to stay focused. Need female/male narrators to fully enjoy. Would probably return

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The Viking's Bride

This was a pleasant surprise. Going into this book, I REALLY wasn't sure what to expect. I just couldn't get a bead on if I'd like it or not from the sample and blurb. But, the sample sounded good. I love Norse history and mythology. And, I haven't listened to anything by Luke Daniels that was bad, though he's fairly new to me. I'm glad I went for it. This book was a lot of fun. It was sprinkled with history, culture clash, and was about one woman navigating her way in a new land and new culture. It had humor and wit, battles and romance. This was my first introduction to authors James and Aasne Daniels.

I was also very different from anything I'd heard from Luke Daniels before. He always brings such energy and unique characterizations to his performances, that I knew he wouldn't disappoint. But, with this one I got to hear new voices, accents, and even singing. Another masterful performance. Totally enjoyed this book.

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More than a romance

I found The Viking's Bride to be a refreshing style of romance. The lack of smutt in every chapter may deter some, however I found the dedication to a solid storyline to be better than most in the romance genre. The main character shows a depth and realism that is unforgettable. She isn't like those other frail damsels in distress. She comes to her own rescue now and then, making her seem strong and fiery. The performance by Luke Daniels was, as always, exemplary in every way.

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ok<br />

it was a good story
but could of been narrated
a lot better it washardtofinish.

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Horrible narrator

I loved the story of the book but my Lord, the character of Cormac sounded like a Neanderthal and the others were just not well done. With a better narrative this book would receive a much higher rating than this. The ‘Gael’ Lass sounded horrible as well. JMO but I am used to narrators the quality of Barbara Rosenblat, not this poor fellow. I will listen to nothing narrated by him again.

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Great book, horrible voices

Loved the story but it was hard to picture the beautiful heroine when she sounds likeMrs. Doubtfire. Brother Owen sounds like Mr. Crabs

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Great Story of real life and death actions

Amazing book I have read and listened to on audible. I could not stop listening to the book. I always looked forward to every next chapter. The characters on this book are strong funny and keeps you wanted to keep reading.
As as for the narrator ..what can I say, his voice is addicting and he does such a great low deep scary viking voice when he's playing the male part. great job for choosing this narrator. 10+++++

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Wacky misunderstandings

I love Luke Daniels narration all the time, the accents and different characters are my favorite parts of any book. The story itself is super steamy but it's still fun. A good diversion for sure.

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  • maria whyte
  • 07-20-19

The Vikings bride

Really good book I would recommend this to anyone., not touch blood or romance just The right ammount

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  • Gipsy witch
  • 05-16-18

I love this book very much

I love this book very enjoyable.
Everything it said it would be and more 👍

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  • Karaline
  • 11-15-18

Viking bride

The presenter made the story come alive. Loved the storyline. Funny, sad, enjoyed every minute...loved the ending.

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  • Easy Camera Lessons
  • 03-22-18

fun

cool characters , fun story with lots of detail and twists. enjoyed the strength of the female characters