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Red Adam's Lady (Rediscovered Classics)

Narrated by: Caroline Slaughter
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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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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  • 23-11-18

wonderful story, language and history.

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

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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.