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Would you listen to My Sweet Folly again? Why?
I would read it again if I have the time, of course but.....
What did you like best about this story?
From the first amusingly clever correspondence, the meeting, then the mystery that developed from that moment on, I could not put it down!
Which character – as performed by Nicholas Boulton – was your favourite?
I love each and every one of Nicholas Boulton's characters, the voices are superb and without exception are just perfect.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed quite a lot and yes, I choked up, too.
Any additional comments?
Laura Kinsale and Nicholas Boulton have no equal in this genre.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This dragged on and on and on . As usual the narrator was excellent but there is only so much you can do with mediocre material
The only interesting thing I found about this book was the prologue and the letters they exchanged... those were funny but after that, skipped huge chunks of this books just so I could get to the end.
This is my first book by Laura Kinsale so I didnt know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find this author wrote complex real to life characters along with a story that was a combination of romance, mystery, and adventure.
For me, this was the kind of book that kept me guessing along the way. The main character Robert is a controlled, multi-faceted man of means and Folly is a woman who is a romantic dreamer who slowly loses faith in her quest. Together their romance grows in an unusual progression of adventure where they learn trust, faith and the journey of love.
The narrator was terrific. His voice is perfect for this type of story. His voice reminds me of the voice of (the actor) Richard Armitage who has narrated a few books on Audible. .
If you enjoy a great romantic/mystery story that doesn't have detailed sex scenes then I would highly recommend this book.
32 of 35 people found this review helpful
You know how among your friends there's often one half of a couple who’s so great that you willingly put up with a dead-head spouse for the privilege of spending time with him/her? Well, "My Sweet Folly" is like that for me. The heroine, Folie Hamilton, is…terrific. She's loving and caring, she's brave, she's laugh-out-loud funny, she's really smart, and she would never knowingly hurt anybody on purpose. Unfortunately, her chosen beloved – one Lieutenant Robert Cambourne late of the British Bengal Infantry in India -- isn't really any of those things. Or he’s not consistent enough at them to make him much of a hero. To be honest, I don’t know what she sees in him. (As my husband and I always say, “Must be a sex thing…”)
At any rate, this is a good story by a great author read by a terrific narrator. Mr. Boulton’s a kick. Nobody – NOBODY – is better at British doctors, lawyers, clergy and aristocratic matrons! Of particular note in this outing is the extended scene around poor, drunk Sir Howard and his long-suffering wife Lady Dingley as they try to enlist a sick, preoccupied Folie to do some matchmaking. The story reads very funny at this point, but it’s absolutely hysterical in Mr. Boulton’s audio.
Tolerate/endure Lieutenant Cambourne. The writing, the narration, the heroine and the rest of the characters in “My Sweet Folly” are SO worth it! Highly recommend.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful