Jeannette Boucher, a young French beauty from a family left penniless by the revolution, must marry against her will to save them all from ruin. But almost immediately after the vows are spoken, she learns that her old English husband is impotent - and in his desire for an heir, he plans to compromise her in the worst way. Determined to escape such a fate, she stows away on one of His Majesty's frigates. But a woman alone is in constant danger.
To Lieutenant Treynor, honor means everything.... Born a bastard to a wayward marquise, Lieutenant Crawford Treynor was given to a poor farmer to raise and was maltreated until he ran away to join the Royal Navy. Treynor is determined to prove he's as good as any other man and rise to captain his own frigate. But once he finds Jeannette aboard The Tempest he must decide whether to return her to the man he knows would abuse her - or risk everything, even his life, to keep her safe.
©2011 Brenda Novak (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A different narrator. She was absolutely terrible, over emphasising when it wasn't necessary, the timing of her speech was dire.
Not with this narrator.
Get rid of the over performing narrator
I only listened to an hour of the book and couldn't listen to the annoying narrator anymore, so I couldn't comment on this point
Does no one listen to these audio books before they go out for public purchase. I cannot believe that I am the only one that has a problem with the way this story was being read!
"Loved the story, but not the narrator."
Yes. But I might suggest they read it. I really didn't like the male voices the narrator created. I amost stopped listening to it because of it. The story, however, captivated me and I continued. Happy that I did because it's a very well written story.
the male voices all had a nasal / whiney sound to them. Very unappealing. I would suggest she work on them.
a better narrator.
A very good story line. Kept me interested. Lots of twists and turns.
"PAINFUL on the ears! But a GREAT STORY!"
A differant narrator!!!! Its a great story but painful to listen to.
The confrontation at sea. A very wide statement considering. But from the personal to the political the confrontations are the height of it.
NO NO NO NO NO!! I can't even express how awful it was. Ii wanted to hear the story but winced everytime a character spoke. The narrators speaking voice is pleasant but when she attempts voices they are slovenly, thick, painful slow and idiotic sounding. Its like all the characters open their mouths to speak and turn into drunken illiterate old men who have trouble breathing and speaking and are hoarse and spittle plagued.
I DID LOVE THE BOOK! The story in all aspects are splendid. .. but READ it... don't waste a credit or a dollar on the audio version!!!! Its such a shame.... it really is.
If it had a different narrator I would wholeheartedly praise this book. But if you want lighthearted fluff with giggles and luxury then this one isn't for you. And if you want steamy hot and bothered erotic scenes then this still isn't for you. But if you want a good tale woven with gritty facts and suspenses then yeah, it's for you.
Could not even finish the book, the narrator sounded like a screeching witch.
I wanted so bad to listen to this story, but i guess i'll have to read it!! It sounds like a great book.
"Another good story ruined by a bad narrator"
Omg this woman should never be allowed to narrate any book. Her voice of the hero makes him sound like a pompous feminine idiot, only a shade different than his mother's voice, and the heroine's voice is no better.
Oh, the story. Ms Novak has written a number of good romances and this is one of them.
"A good story ruined by the narrator"
I like the story. The narrator's voice ruined the character of the hero, Trainer.
Again the story was the most interesting aspect of the book. The sometimes sing song cadence of the narrator was pretty irritating.
Almost all the male voices sounded like the main villains voice.
Yes, the story was worth the time, not so the listening. One would be better off reading the book.
Sarah Coomes has been added to my list of narrators not to listen to.
I really enjoyed this book. It is passion filled without needing to be explicit, a quality I wish more books had.
"different perspective on the French Revolution"
The voice of Lieutenant Treynor didn't match with his supposed looks, just my opinion. But I really did enjoy the book though.
"Needs to recorded"
The story is good, or what I could get through.
The reader is awful! So bad I could not finish listening.
"Why oh why don't I pay attention!"
I know I dislike listening to this narrator. And yet, I keep purchasing audiobooks that are narrated by her. The story is so, so good, but Sarah Coomes RUINS it.
Her voice and accents are so over the top, that it reminds me of opera. And I like opera, but you excpect big bold gestures. I think if she would just read in a normal tone of voice I could live with it.
This woman's voice is like someone driving a nail in your ear. Not that I think I could do any better. But I'm begging Audible. Pay her to edit but don't pay her to read. Anything.
I've been reading several of Brenda Novak's books recently. I haven't read them all yet, but so far, this is by far and away my favorite one! Of Noble Birth is probably my second choice.
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