In the feuding English court, gentle Lady Madelyne suffered the cruel whims of her ruthless brother, Baron Louddon. Then, in vengeance for a bitter crime, Baron Duncan of Wexton — the Wolf — unleashed his warriors against Louddon's domain. Exquisite Madelyne was the prize he captured...but when he gazed upon the proud beauty, he pledged to protect her with his life. In his rough-hewn castle, Duncan proved true to his honor. But when at last their noble passion conquered them both, she surrendered with all her soul. Now, for love, Madelyne would stand fast...as bravely as her Lord, the powerful Wolf who fought for Honor's Splendour.
©2010 Julie Garwood (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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"Didn't notice I was orderig abridged..."
Just wanted to mention that I love Honor's Splendour. I have a copy in paperback and Kindle. I wanted it in audio as well, but didn't notice when I ordered it that it was ABRIDGED. An abridged book may be OK if you have never read the book before, but if you have, it is VERY disappointing. The parts of the book that are left out are ones that I believe add to the story. Ms. Garwood has written a very entertaining book, but I think the abridged version did not do the story credit. I ended up ordering a copy of the unabridged book in audio, and am happy with it. But I learned from this experience that I will never buy an abridged audio book ever again. I rated this 5 stars for the STORY, not the actual product.
I have read this book several times over the years and still enjoy listening to it.
"Amazing story, terribly narrated..."
Julie Garwood, 10 stars. Anne Flosnik like this, 0 stars. Julie Garwood and Anne Flosnik (as she read in this book,) combination? Meh! Probably NOT.
Man possibly dying of exposure, quiet, abused woman with dignity won't allow him to die, tries to save his feet the only way she could but that left her terribly vulnerable.
Someone with a real accent and less caffeine.
I went ahead and purchased this despite my misgivings because I read the story. Anne Flosnik's narration in this book made my want to beg her to give up smoking and let the poor dead animal die already. I believe we all have room for change, but, this narrator just should not be allowed NEAR a classic to kill it the way that she narrates. I love classics, I hated this version. Just as I hated so many other classics that are my favourites that she has killed through neglect in the Audible Library. If you are going to read professionally, make some effort and for goodness' sake LEARN HOW, please.
"Love Julie Garwood and this story, However"
I will read and listen to any book Julie Garwood writes however, I do not like to listen to Anne Flosnik as it seems her words are ponderous and weighty vs light where they need to be. She has a nasal tone which I am sure is to convey the period and accents for the language but I think if she would loosen up some and pick up the speed in places the book would be a better listen. Do not base this author solely on the narrator. Try her other books done by other narrators.
The moment where the Wolf discovered how brave and selfless his prize was. The confusion he felt in direct proportion to how he viewed himself as the one in charge at all times.
Once again, Anne Flosnik needs to adjust her tone and speed as she drags the novel down in places and as I have read this book multiple times in hardback and paperback as one of my favorite authors, it bothers me more than it may others. When I read it in print there are places where I chuckle aloud, places where I wait with baited breath for the time to turn the page, and where I am proud to be female. That is the tone of Julie Garwood books. I will read other books that Julie Garwood writes with her narrating them, but I prefer not to.
I think all of Julie Garwood's books need a follow-up as there are so many other characters who have rich story lines waiting to be told and her signature style would convey itself well to that. I often want more than the last paragraph and would like to see the story 3 generations forward or in modern day tied into the heritage of their ancestors.
Would love the system to message us when we have certain authors who have new books come out or are pending so we can pre-order them. Love the new pre-order program where the book auto-downloads upon availability.
"I really enjoyed this story."
Yes Julie is my new favorite author though I don't care for the narrator.
I loved Madelyn as she was a spirited and brave women.
"Excellent Story...interesting reading."
I really enjoyed the story line, but felt that Flosnik was trying to make me believe that her natural voice is low and husky. I've heard other narrations by her and she's much better in her natural voice!
A little disappointing, but still well worth the listen!
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