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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

Best audiobook yet in the Roxton family saga!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I have listened to the Roxton family saga multiple times and every new audiobook is better than the last - Satyr’s son is no exception. The beautifully crafted love story, so delightfully written that you can visualise every character and scenario, is narrated by the supremely talented Alex Wyndham. Mr Wyndham can narrate dialogue like no one else, and the characters are easy to distinguish and to picture. The story is engaging and at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting and exactly what the audience wants (and needs!) Henri-Antoine is a brooding young man from one of the premier families in England with an illness that would have been the cause of gossip and scandal, and Lisa Crisp is a practical and beautiful but poor and unconnected young woman. Their paths cross unexpectedly, and fate brings them back together, thanks to an old school friend of Lisa’s. Visualising Lisa trying to find her place in a world so far from her own is a joy, and the listener is with her every step of the way. The book introduces us to wonderful new characters, but brings back all our beloved friends from the saga. Lucinda Brant is a very talented author, I love her books and her characters - and the partnership with Alex Wyndham is quite the dream team. If I could give Satyr’s son more than 5 stars I most definitely would! A must listen for fans of historical romance.

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  • 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

Superb addition to the Roxton family saga

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

Reviewed: 22-06-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is a wonderful addition to the Roxton family saga. Telling the story of ‘proud’ Mary Cavendish, who has been left destitute by her oafish and selfish husband, Sir Gerald, and her neighbour Christopher, the local Squire. It is a delicate and beautifully wrought love story set in the Cotswolds.

The beauty of Ms Brant’s writing is in the detail. Her research is incredible, the descriptions of the Cotswolds are so accurate and with fabulous little details – a name check for Smeaton, and Smeaton’s Tower in Plymouth (one of my favourite places) being one such example. I live in the Cotswolds, and I am in awe of Ms Brant for the intricacy of her research – I can picture (and know) many of the places described in the book, and listened with delight, picturing the scenes in my mind’s eye.

The characters are so well drawn, all with many layers and complexities which are peeled away through the art of storytelling and the wonderful narration by Alex Wyndham (which is second to none). Each character is easily identifiable, and so easy to picture.

The Roxton saga introduces new characters, and reintroduces many of my favourites, with nods back to previous books and little snippets which the avid reader will delight in. The delight in realising Kate is a friend to Antonia, Dowager Duchess of Roxton in the very first Roxton book, and knowing that this little seed had been planted so long ago is a testament to the degree of complexity in the novels. I am in awe of the planning that must go into this series, every detail is necessary and all hooks together so incredibly with the vocal characterisation of Alex Wyndham. It is comforting, and feels like catching up with old friends. Every book I listen to in this series I fear that I won’t enjoy it as much as the last, and every time I am pleasantly surprised that Ms Brant has indeed done it again!

This is a five-star book. I wish I could give it more. I’m already listening for a second time to find more of those little touches that Ms Brant weaves in so well.

What does Alex Wyndham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Alex Wyndham is an exceptionally talented narrator. He is able to bring to life any character, from ten year old girl to French Duchess. You can vividly picture any character he portrays.