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I Thee Wed

Vanza, Book 2
Narrated by: Janet McTeer
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

It isn't easy making a living as a lady's companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That's why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. Her current post at a tiresome country house party has her bored to tears - until an extraordinary encounter with the legendary Edison Stokes leads to a secret position as his assistant. 

Stokes is on a peculiar mission, searching for an anonymous thief who has stolen an ancient book of arcane potions. He suspects his quarry is among the party's guests - and that the villain is looking for an intuitive woman on whom to test a certain elixir. A woman just like Emma...For Emma, the new post brings unexpected passion and chilling danger. But when murder strikes, she realizes the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit a merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams - and even her very life.... 

©1999 by Jayne Ann Krentz (P)1999 by Random House Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
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A good story savaged

This was a great addition to Amanda Quick's Vanza series. Probably one of the best and yet destroyed by unsympathetic abridging. I don't understand why book 1 and book 3 is available unabridged and this one is a third of the book it was. Do yourself a favour and don't buy this, get the book instead.

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Disappointing

Deeply disappointed by the severe abridgement of this story. Several key elements of the mystery were chopped. Stick to the real book or the ebook rather than this abridged version.
On the positive side, the reader's voice was delightful!

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  • 14-11-05

Perhaps a little too abridged

I bought this book specifically because I had a mundane task to do that would take 3 hours. The reader did an excellent job with characters and accents, the book was a nice light read, and filled the required time-slot.

But, this book was almost too short. I couldn't help but feel the romance would have been sweeter, and the characters a little more sympathetic had this not been chopped down so much. The romance was there, it certainly wasn't a unique or grand romance (just the usual types of plot devices that one sees in many romances), but I didn't expect much more than this. I think I might rather have spent my book credit on something with a little more substance. But if you are looking for a fast and light listen, then this is your book.

(A warning -- main characters in this book are followers of the the ancient order of Vanza, so if you are a stickler for "keeping it real", you might find this little add on of supernatural-kung-fu-meets-mysticism all a little goofy.)

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  • Irisandu2
  • 28-02-06

longer

I have enjoyed most of Amanda Quick's work...I just wish this one wasn't abridged.

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  • Shannan
  • 01-03-04

Good listen

I like the unabridged books best so I would have prefered to hear the longer version of this book. The reader was very good and it was a great way to pass 3 hours. I love Amanda Quick so if you like her books you will like this one.

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  • Scuba Spirit
  • 11-07-18

Great Read

I always enjoy stories by Amanda Quick. This story was so fun to read that I stayed up all night to finish it.

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  • amy
  • 06-03-17

love this book.

I've have read this book 2 and bought the audio version to listen in my car. The reader was perfect for this story.

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  • Kelsey @MissDarcy87
  • 09-02-16

Good for an Abridged edition

The narrator does a wonderful job with the story, but a lot is cut out.

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  • Carole 🤨
  • 01-04-15

This is an abridged but first in the Vanza series.

Abridged version but paid $4.95 so I got what I paid for. If you want the full version look for the full copy.

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  • Rose
  • 18-10-12

Wish this one was longer.

What made the experience of listening to I Thee Wed the most enjoyable?

Very good narration and very good story line.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Thee Wed?

The murder scenes.

What does Janet McTeer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice was very good in this. Nice to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not at all. It was just enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

No other comments.

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  • Nadene
  • 05-11-11

love it!

Many years ago I listened to this novel while I was painting in the heat. Loved it so much, I started it again upon its completion! Just as good today. Fast paced, hokey, interresting, fun!

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  • Rose Fok
  • 20-01-08

I Thee Wed

I am an avid romance reader who subscibes to the Mills and Boon Harlequin Club.I also download e- books to read on my laptop. This audio book is the second one i have purchased and it has really given me tremendous pleasure. I can let my eyes have a rest but still enjoy having the book read out to me