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Red Adam's Lady (Rediscovered Classics)

Narrated by: Caroline Slaughter
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

The fair Lady Julitta has a problem. She is not wealthy. She prizes her virginity. And her liege, whom she despises, is intent on rape.

Red Adam is the lord of Brentborough castle - young, impetuous, scandalous, a 12th-century hell raiser. On one of his night of drunken revelry, he abducts Julitta. Though she fends him off, keeping her virginity, he has sullied her honor. Then to the astonishment of all, he marries her.

Red Adam's Lady is a boisterous, bawdy tale of wild adventure, set against the constant dangers of medieval England. It is a story of civil war and border raids, scheming aristocrats and brawling villagers, daring escapes across the moors, and thundering descents down steep cliffs to the ocean. Its vivid details give the listener a fascinating and realistic view of life in a medieval castle and village. And the love story is an unusual one since Julitta won't let Adam get closer than the length of her stiletto. Long out of print though highly acclaimed, Red Adam's Lady is a true classic of historical fiction along the lines of Anya Seton's Katherine and Sharon Kay Penman's Here Be Dragons.

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Horrifically bad reading. Do Not Buy.

This reading is beyond awful. An American who has no idea how to pronounce much, let alone anything in English. Especially colloquial / regional English. And she’s made zero effort to learn the historical terms - for a historical novel. She mostly seems to use some horrible fake American-cockney (which is inappropriate given it’s not set in London!). I have loved this story since I was a kid, and I’m not going to be able to finish listening to this. What a waste of money. Do Not Buy !! Get the kindle or paperback instead.

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  • Alaskan Lady
  • 21-11-18

Great Story, Terrible Narrator

I have loved this story and enjoyed re-reading it for over 20 years. I was SO excited and impatient to download my Kindle copy of this book earlier this year, and was equally pleased to find an Audible version available. I have been greatly disappointed, though, with the quality of the narration. Not only is the narrator unfamiliar with the proper pronunciation of Norman (French) words and common medieval terms (such as clothing, food, activities), but she is even given to mispronounce commonly-used modern English words. DID NOBODY PROOF THIS RECORDING??? The narrator was so bad that I became distracted, paying more attention to her mispronunciations than to the story itself. This is an excellent adventure/suspense/romance novel, and deserves a MUCH more professional narration. To anyone not familiar with this wonderful story, I heartily recommend downloading the Kindle version; but do not waste your time with the audiobook - not unless the recording undergoes a major edit at some time in the future.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-05-20

ok yes the narrator is terrible

first, screw this foreword i wasn't warned about, ruining the friggin plot in the first 2 minutes of the audio. be warned, skip chapter one.

second, this narrator makes me crazy. all the Ds are Ts and she mispronounces REALLY easy words. ugh could barely finish it.

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  • Yo
  • 02-02-20

fabulous story on reread, distracting narrator

Amazing story on reread, a keeper. Narration was a disappointment, very distracting, suffering from pronunciation, meaning, pacing errors.

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  • Olnega
  • 22-10-19

Engaging medieval adventure

Highly entertaining medieval adventure/romance story,
I only wish it was performed by British narrator with better understanding of regional dialects.....

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  • Daniela Bill
  • 03-10-19

This story is fantastic!!!

I loved this story, both main characters were BN people would have loved to have met. I love how they worked together, how they communicated, or at they very least willing to listen to each other, something not often seen in romance novels. This was a romance book that I consider a true romance. I wish there were more stories like this. And....it had a redheaded hero.. we need more heroes that have red hair. please take the time to listen to this classic, you'll be taken for a ride and enjoy the adventure of it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-11-18

wonderful story, language and history.

enjoyed the story, the language of the auther and history. Appropriate for pretty much all ages

Reader was okay.