These are letters from the private correspondence of the Roxton family, spanning 1743-1777, with extracts from the diaries of Antonia, fifth duchess of Roxton and seventh duchess of Kinross. They include Roxton's last letter to Antonia. This volume complements the first three books of the award-winning Roxton Family Saga: Noble Satyr, Midnight Marriage, and Autumn Duchess, with a foreword by a late-Victorian descendant, Alice-Victoria, 10th duchess of Roxton.
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Eternally Yours: Roxton Letters Volume One is the perfect companion to the first three books in the Roxton Family saga.
Perfectly written and with so much empathy and soul deep understanding of human nature and abiding love that I actually cried. Highly recommended, but read/listen to the letters after: NOBLE SATYR, MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE and AUTUMN DUCHESS because then the chief characters will feel like your intimate friends and I guarantee you will cry.
And what can I say about Alex Wyndham and his narration. Stupendous...As always this accomplished actor inhabits Lucinda Brant's characters and with his velvety tone and expert portrayal of each and every one of the cast, delivers a WOW performance that sends shivers down the spine. Bravo once again Ms. Brant and Mr. Wyndham.
This is a difficult question to answer because the audio version couldn't be as good as it is without the wonderful material from the book that the narrator performs. That said, Alex Wyndham is the perfect performer, and the emotion he portrays during the reading of the letters and diary excerpts that this book consists of, just blew me away. He makes the characters so believable, and on occasion I even cried because what he was reading was so so sad. Well done to Lucinda Brant on writing the perfect story and to Alex Wyndham for performing it perfectly.
I have never read a book like this before, but as it is volume one, I will admit that I am thoroughly impatient already for the second volume.
I have to choose the character of Antonia as my favourite purely because Alex's portrayal of her with her feminine voice, and her French accent is just so good. It's hard to believe that a man with a most masculine, deep speaking voice could so believably speak as a woman.
You couldn't really make a film of this book because it's just about letters and diary entries between characters from the Roxton Family Saga series. It could easily be a few scenes in a film if the Saga itself became a series though.
As I always say when I review an audio book written by Lucinda Brant, and narrated by Alex Wyndham, they make the perfect team. It's a real pleasure to both read and listen to the stories and I hope the partnership continues for a long time.
Heartfelt written correspondence
The characters are numerous as the letters are from and to the intimate circle surrounding The Duke of Roxton and his family and friends. For anyone who has read and loved the Roxton books, this companion book is essential reading/listening. I was so sad when I reached the end of the books, so listening to this add-on book gives the back stories and added dimension to the books. It was a novel idea of Lucinda Brant (or maybe not, but it was the first time I had come across such additional information to support a series of books) that was wonderful to read. There are letters and diary entries from Antonia, The Duke, his son, the all-wise Martin Ellicott, The Valentine's and various other supporting 'cast' in the series.
Amazing, crafted, sublime, heart-wrenching, talented, mellifluous, a stupendous actor - I need a Thesaurus to carry on.....
I think the letter to Antonia from Roxton on the morning after their wedding and his letter to her before his death was one of the most exquitely written things I have ever read.
Antonia's diary entry after his death made me cry.
Alex Wyndham brought all the words to life from each writer - what an amazing talent to have.
If you have loved the Roxton series, then the letters can only add another beneficial dimension to the story. Having being so sad when the series ended, I felt quite thrilled that the series still continued by adding greater padding to the back-story, as we were allowed an intimate personal view into their lives. Wonderful and a joy to listen to.
"Give me more!"
Loved this compilation of letters that fills in the blanks in the Roxton series. Loved the ones especially from the Duke (Monsigneur). Such a great series, I hope there will be more like this, especially wonderful with Alex Wyndham narrating! He captures the tone of this series so well!
"She does it again!"
Lucinda Brant has done it again! I absolutely love the Roxton series and am so happy there is a continuation of my favorites character's stories. Eternally Yours, narrated by the amazingly talented Alex Wyndham, lets listeners in to private conversations between the Duke of Roxton and his lover, as well as some other characters. This is such a neat way to go back and hear snipbits about the history. This story will give you all the feels!! And my favorite part? The introduction "written" by a family member much further down the generations! Wonderful!
"Wonderful, Wonderful Audiobook"
This is actually the very first audiobook that I have ever listened to.
I so enjoyed listening to Alex Wyndham's expressive and appealing voice. He made each character come to life and I could actually picture them in my mind. He made me cry when La Duke of Roxton wrote his final letter to his beloved Antiona. Alex's expressive voice brought this beautiful audiobook come to life even though I had previously read the ebook.
It made me botch laugh and cry.
I have now downloaded 3 more of Lucinda Brant's audiobooks after hearing, Eternally Yours, Roxton Letters.
"I was tearing up in the car"
Yes. They're very well written.
The Duke - he's a great husband
He has the dreamiest voice, and does a wonderful job of differentiating characters. I even checked to see if there might be a YouTube of him reading a phone book.
The various love letters were very moving, especially the Duke's on his deathbed. It did make me tear up while I was driving.
I've enjoyed the whole series, and recommended them to my sisters. They do a great job of pulling you into their time and situation. I enjoyed revisiting the characters I had come to know in the earlier books.
I listened to this audio book after I had finished the series. I'm not sure when it's truly suggested to read it, but for me, after all the others suited me best. Wonderful narration as with the others... Alex Wyndham is truly gifted as a story teller. To me, this book pulls the others all together, or I guess it could be a brief overview. Lucinda Brant never disappoints!
"Good but wanted more"
Alex Wyndham does one fine job of it like always. Fun listening, refreshes the memory of the books. It's kind of a resumé. But...
I was hoping to learn more on the family and it did not.
loved the books.
the letters just added another dimension to the story and the lives of all the people we have grown to love.
Alex is the Roxton series and his understanding of the different characters is astonishing.
well done again.
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