This special boxed set edition is for all the fans who requested actor Alex Wyndham's narration of two of Lucinda Brant's best-loved books, Salt Bride and its sequel Salt Redux. Also included is a 20,000-word bonus novella, Salt Angel, featuring well-loved characters from the Salt books.
The Salt Hendon Collection is a great introduction to Lucinda Brant's richly romantic 18th century world, and Alex Wyndham's superlative voice talent.
Character-driven romantic suspense, similar to Regency noir. Non explicit (mild sensuality).
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EVERYTHING! The stories are captivating, the characters, you either love or hate, and their relationships with each other are wonderful to read about/listen to. You easily become a part of their world and run the gamut of emotions alongside them. Having all the Salt Hendon books in one collection is perfect, making the reader/listener spoilt.
As this is a collection of three stories, there are many characters and it's impossible to choose a favourite. It would be much easier to pick a least favourite. A perfectly written villain that although you despise, you can't help but pity as well. That character is Diana St John. Such a twisted, sick, evil woman, that you love to hate.
EVERYTHING! This man could read the phone book and make it interesting. He doesn't just narrate the Salt Hendon Collection, he performs it. His skill as an actor makes his performance of each and every character in the books absolutely believable. From the small children's voices, the women's voices, to the very different voices of each male character, Alex does a fantastic job. It's easy to forget that there is just one person reading the book. It flabergasts me how he can go from a gruff old man's voice, to one of a young child and yet both of them being equally believable. And OK I have to mention that when the character Magnus, is having romantic, heart felt moments with his wife Jane, the timbre of the character's voice, the emotion Alex portrays, makes those scenes absolutely swoon worthy. He has to be the best narrator I have come across. Lucinda Brant couldn't have chosen a better person to narrate her books. Her characters, and his voice for them are the perfect combination.
Oh yes absolutely. But at 24 hours long, there is no way I could do it. I did make a good effort though with my first session lasting nearly 8 hours. Listened to at night when I should have been sleeping for at least 4 of those! It was well worth it though, and another couple of listening sessions like that and I had completed the collection.
I only want to reiterate that the partnership of Lucinda's books, and Alex's narration is absolute perfection, and I hope that any and all of Lucinda's books will always be narrated by him.
Two fantastic books and an novella (ugh! I hate the word novella - makes a perfectly excellent short novel appear somehow of less value that its lengthier cousins). Anyway.. What a treat! I read all three stories as e-books and loved them all. Lucinda Brant is a magnificent story teller: her plots are excellent - utterly gripping as she cleverly gives us glimpses of the past and foreshadows the future, all the time weaving the fascinating strands of the plot into the most splendid of stories. Her characters have depth and complexity. The main hero utterly perfect even with his imperfections and his heroine is a delight - no overly feisty 21stC chick in an 18thC gown here, nor is she a helpless waif (did you guess they're two of my pet hates?), but our heroine demonstrates strength of character and good humour in the most trying of circumstances. Even the villainess is excellent - and we watch the tensions build and build until the dénouement. Ohh! it is SO exciting and I almost couldn't bear to listen (despite having read the book!!). So if you love utterly fulfilling romances with fabulous characters and great plots Lucinda Brant is your woman! And when read by Alex Wyndam .... utter perfection! His voice and characterisation are a perfect match for these books. Just be careful when listening on the commute - it's all too easy to miss your stop!
I have enjoyed this collection of books from their first release to now.
I felt this was a much closer telling of what I had read to myself.
Alex Wyndham's narration was spot on.
I recommend this audiobook collection to all
It's hard to believe that Lucinda Brant's Salt Hendon Collection could be improved upon, but with the addition of the highly talented Alex Wyndham's performance that is exactly what has happened. This already powerful collection has been taken to a new level and I floated along on a cloud of bliss whilst listening to, and basking in, Alex Wyndham's velvety tones.
Mr. Wyndham captures every one of Ms. Brant's host of fascinating characters with aplomb and switches effortlessly between male and female, young and old with intonations and nuances so subtle that we, the listener, are never in any doubt as to who he has become - even during a multi-character conversation.
The uber talented Alex Wyndham has delivered the Salt Hendon Collection to perfection, bringing Ms. Brant's words into three-dimensional brilliance and offering us an insight into her opulent and fascinating Georgian world.
MY VERDICT: I defy anyone not to adore this feast of a collection and if you haven't already sampled the highly professional work of team Brant/Wyndham - what are you waiting for? Highly recommended!
Another brilliant Brant & Wyndham collaboration! Huzzah!
Salt Bride & Salt Redux are two of my favorite books and I'm super excited that they are now in one collection. This collection also includes the novella starring the adorable Kitty.
By the way, this is a Georgian romance with a sensual scene here or there but nothing too descriptive. For those who prefers to read a clean romance you should give this a try.
As usual, Mr. Wyndham's narration is superb!
"Another superb collaboration!"
On her own, Lucinda is a marvelous captivating storyteller!
Alex Wyndham brings her words to life via expressive narrative and varying intonations. He captures each character beautifully (including the female ones) adding depth to the listening experience.
"ONE OF THE BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCE"
I have listened to this these book three time or more and I never get tired. I have listen to when Marian Hussey narrated and love her but in really love it when Alex Wyndham narrated he has such a wonderful voice.. from begin to end the book was full excitement and adventure.. if you get these books you won't regret it I truly haven't... its truly more than a five star books
"The Brant/Wyndham collaboration is perfection."
I will begin by saying how wonderful Alex Wyndham's performance is. I've listened to the other version of this collection with Marian Hussey, performing and she does an admirable job. But Alex Wyndam is a cut above and has become the voice, to me of Ms. Brants work. He is firmly one of my top favorite voice actors.
I love this collection, which comprises the two main books and a lovely short story, that had been included in a compilation of short stories written by several authors. Lucinda Brant is such a great story teller. I've said it before her style harkens back to the golden age of historical romance, Ms. Brant brings a freshness and humor that I appreciate very much. As well as her grasp and passion for the 18th century and her diligent research about this era. Her books are feel good books, pure escapism, and I will continue to read her work as long as she continues to write, and I hope she and Mr. Wyndham have a long successful collaboration, bring us the great audio entertainment that I for one crave.
"Love it even more"
I always enjoy hearing an audiobook after reading books I enjoyed. This series is one of those that I truly enjoyed. I heard the previous version of the Salt Hendon aduiobooks but this one for me is far more better. Why? Because Alex Wyndham narrated this version!
The story of the Hendon family is fabulous, all of Lucinda Brant's books are but having Alex narrates it makes it even better because of the way he performance it. He brings each of Lucinda's characters alive, give each and everyone of them their own voice, from adult to child and that for me is what makes it wonderful.
Even if you read the books, I truly suggest you listen to this audiobook collection, it will please you to no end and when Lucinda writes another novel about this family as you read it, they will have a voice you can relate too.
Bravo Lucinda and Alex for bring this wonderful family to life! I look forward to the next one!
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