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  • Satyr's Son: A Georgian Historical Romance

  • Roxton Family Saga, Book 5
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

London, 1786. Lord Henri-Antoine has returned from the Grand Tour to a life of privilege and excess. A vast inheritance allows him every indulgence, free from responsibility. Yet, Henri-Antoine maintains a well-ordered existence, going to great lengths to conceal an affliction few understand and many fear. Miss Lisa Crisp is a penniless orphan who relies on the charity of relatives to keep her from the poorhouse. Intelligent and unflappable, Lisa will not allow poverty to define her. She leads a useful life working among the sick poor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audiobook yet in the Roxton family saga!

  • By Mr on 05-01-18

A fabulous story brilliantly performed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-17

What a perfect time of year so sink into the sumptious storytelling of Lucinda Brant, and when her book is narrated by Alex Wyndham there really is no reason to hit the pause icon. Countless good books are ruined by a poor or mediocre narrator, but with Satyr’s Son author and performer really are a dream team.

AW brings to life the fascinating characters that live in the pages of SS. He speaks beautifully and gives Henri-Antoine a voice fit for a hero. AW also does really convincing women - none of those high-pitched efforts too many male narrators resort to, but a lightening tone which makes the heroine Lisa and the other female characters believable. He doesn’t do too badly with minor characters either - Lisa meets a charming and funny couple on her coach journey to adventure and the accent AW produces is fabulous! I love a good audio book and have a number that AW has performed. There really is no one to match him.

SS is the story of Henri-Antoine, second son of the Duke of Roxton, and Lisa, who, since the death of her parents has been living with her uncle, a doctor, and helping in his surgery. There is a connection of sorts between the two - Lisa’s aunt was lady in waiting to H-A’s mother, so from a social perspective they are very far apart. They meet in awkward circumstances: Lisa and Becky are on a mission to return a ‘stolen’ item. H-A stops Lisa and promptly collapses in front of her (well, what good heroine doesn’t get the hero to his knees!?!). But Lisa works at a dispensary so she is unruffled by the handsome young man unconscious at her feet. Later H-A seeks Lisa out to thank her. The first meeting doesn’t go plan and H-A leaves more than a little unsettled by this unusual female. Unable to resist Mr Cool Reticence contrives a further meeting, and in a delightful scene our usually urbane hero fidgets with a parcel revealing his unaccustomed nervousness. This is a wonderful story of two people who, separated by class and circumstance, find love. Naturally, their path is not smooth, and as we follow their tale their that have shaped their characters are revealed.

SS can be read as a stand alone, but it is part of the Roxton series. It’s wonderful, and you might just fall in love with LB’s storytelling and want to know all about the Roxtons and their extended family! It’s a 5 start series - Happy Listening :-)

  • Proud Mary: A Georgian Historical Romance

  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Falling in love with her handsome and enigmatic neighbor is out of the question. As always, Mary will do her duty and ignore her heart. Then into their lives steps a ghost from Mary's past, whose outrageous behavior has Mary questioning her worldview and Christopher acting upon his feelings, and for all to see. The mismatched couple begin to wonder if in fact love can prevail - that a happily ever after might just be possible if only they dare to follow their hearts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-02-18

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-17

Definitely 5 stars. Proud Mary is part of the Roxton series, but it can be read as a stand-alone (although I do recommend the whole series because each book is superb. Besides, who doesn’t like to catch up on old friends to find out how their happily-ever-afters are going!?) This is read by Alex Wynham and he is an extremely talented narrator. Whether it’s the heroine; an officious secretary; a 10 year old girl; or the hero, AW switches between the multiplicity of characters with convincing ease.

Mary, when we are first introduced to her, does not seem like a very heroine-like, and it takes a little time to understand her and why Christopher has loved her for so long. Lucinda Brant is just SO good at characterisation and plot, and it is a delight to be immersed in her 18th century world – where it is almost possible to hear the rustle of Lady Mary’s embroidered petticoats, and see the reflections on the lake at Treat. The historical details are absolutely fascinating but what holds the attention and keeps the reader gripped are the characters and their story. Mary’s & Christopher’s journey from first page to last is enthralling and ultimately deeply satisfying. A perfect 5 star pleasure!

  • Salt Hendon Collection

  • A Georgian Historical Romance Boxed Set
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By DragonRose UK on 11-11-16

Hours of pleasure!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-16

Any additional comments?

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!

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