Honor's Splendour

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5 out of 5 stars
By Q on 13-07-10

Good Book, Bad Narrator

I've read this Garwood - and several of her other works - many times and was delighted to see that it's now at audible.com but was disappointed to see that Anne Flosnik as narrator. Ms. Flosnik does a satisfactory presentation of female voices, however, she consistently destroys male voices. She makes male characters sound like arrogant, expiring Darth Vaders making them - IMHO - boring and unlikeable. I think Simon Prebble does a much more credible presentation.

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25 of 26 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 18-02-12

narrator is distracting, story is wonderful

What did you love best about Honor's Splendour?

Strong characters and a compelling setting lay a firm foundation for a good read.

How could the performance have been better?

At the beginning of the book the narrator ends most every sentence with a breathy sigh and continues to repeat unfortunate choice of cadence frequently throughout the book - it distracts repeatedly from the story.

Any additional comments?

The narrator has a good variety of character accents. It seems that she's working so hard on her accents that she looses her ability to vary her cadence and tenor.The story was well written and compelling and I'll look forward to reading 'Garwood's work again.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Krismas on 17-11-10

Great book. Bad narrator

The book was awesome like the rest of Garwood's book, but gosh, The narrators voice was bland and irritating.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 05-07-13

Julie Garwood writes the best Highlander books!

If you like highland romance books than you can't pass her books up. These books are so captivating & passionate. Her books are worth the credit!

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26 of 29 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lady M on 22-04-14

A Beautiful Story

Julie Garwood is a very talented author. I have enjoyed reading most her books, and this one didn't disappoint. How ever good the story, how ever great the characters, it is the talent behind the pen that makes a good book GREAT. Garwood does a wonderful job with character development and dialogue, her descriptive writing makes her stories live. Her writing and Anne Flosnik's narration transports you into the story, it's as if you are watching it unfold.

Set in medieval times, "Honor's Splendour" is about a baron seeking revenge for his sister's rape. He plans to kidnap the sister of his enemy; an eye for an eye--a sister for a sister. It begins when Baron Louddon has Baron Duncan of Wexton, known as "The Wolf", undressed and tied to a post in the middle of winter to freeze to death, so there would be no marks on his body. Madelyne (the sister of his enemy) plans to escape her brothers abuse, but first she feels compelled to save the poor warrior from certain death. Not knowing he is there to kidnap her; she frees him and he captures her. Duncan immediately sees she is nothing like her brother when Madelyne unselfishly helps him and warms his frozen feet with her own body. So, he needs to adjust his plans.

Julie Garwood has a wonderful sense of humor which can be seen in her characters. Like the sweet, naive Lady Madelyne who want to save the world, keeps telling everyone that she is a quiet woman, but she is usually doing it at the top of her lungs....or in trying to cover over her disobedience she will say something like, "I have gone through an ordeal". It is not funny when I relate it, but it is funny and cute when penned by Ms Garwood and narrated by Anne Flosnik. I just love Madelyne's character.

I highly recommend "Honor's Splendour"!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Tammy on 23-06-13

Narration was not good. Loved the story though.

What would have made Honor's Splendour better?

Better narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Madelyn, she has spunk.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Flosnik?

Davina Porter

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Had previously bought before and loved Julie's story but the narrator ruined it. Her voices were not distinctive enough for each character.

Any additional comments?

I would buy all of Julie garwoods books on audial if they were narrated better. I have them all in hardback and read them often. I am just starting to purchase them form my kindle too.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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