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While Angels Slept

Narrated by: Kevin Archer
Series: The de Lohr Dynasty, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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AD 1139 - When her husband perishes in a skirmish, the Lady Cantia du Bexley Penden is distraught. Her husband was assisting the mighty Viscount Winterton in the battle for the throne between Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois, caught, like most men, in a vicious struggle for the rightful ruler of England.

Tevin du Reims is Viscount Winterton, a man with a heavy burden to bear and a dreadful secret. A lonely man whose wife left him years ago with a sickly child to raise, he is drawn to the sorrowful Lady Penden and in comforting her, falls in love with her. With her husband so recently killed, Cantia cannot resist the solace offered by the handsome viscount.

A fiery passion is borne from grief and loneliness, and soon Tevin and Cantia find themselves in the grip of a powerful romance. But forces are at work against them; Cantia's father-in-law, driven to madness by the death of his son, plots Cantia's demise, blaming her for his son's death. Complicating the issue is Tevin's cousin, the lecherous Earl of East Anglia, who sets his sights on Cantia as a conquest. In order to protect Cantia, Tevin secretly whisks her from Rochester Castle with the intention of sending her someplace safe. But his altruistic plans come to ruin when Cantia is abducted by outlaws.

And so begins the journey. Come along on the adventure of Tevin and Cantia, following them through death and life, through sorrow and hope. It is a tale of a lifetime involving two people with utterly shattered lives who must save each other and restore hope during the dark times of early Medieval England, during a turbulent time when men openly said Christ and his angels slept....

©2012 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2015 Kathryn Le Veque

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Brilliant

What can I say, love love love everyone of katherine's books. I am even listening to some a second time and enjoying then just as much

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  • Tiffany
  • 06-07-2015

Great, affirming story, great narrator.

Another satisfying romance from Le Veque. I've only listened to 2 or 3 narrators of her novels, but this one is one of my favorites. He didn't overplay it, which I find can increase the suspense of the storyline. Subtlety can be everything in an audible novel.

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  • T Foster
  • 07-10-2018

voice Speed too slow

I love the narrator Kevin Acher.
Yet to enjoy this book ,I had to increase the voice speed to 1.25.
Additionally, there were repeating sentences, which, I have not encountered before.

I still enjoyed this audible book!

Kind Regards-

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  • Aubrey Wynne
  • 28-05-2018

Great medieval story, fantastic narration

4.5/5 The narrator's voice pulled me in with the sample. I wasn't disappointed. A fast-paced, interesting medieval full of angst and steam. A Everything I've come to expect from Kathryn Le Veque. Lady Cantia is a widow who thought she knew love. Until the touch of Viscount Winterton, her liege lord, shows her what true passion is. The secondary characters were fleshed out and now I'm off to find stories on some of my favorites.
This is the first time I've heard this narrator. Kevin Archer added another layer to the story, bringing the characters and setting to life. I can't wait to listen to more by him.

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  • Roberta Chesler
  • 24-04-2018

Fabulous story and narration

I really enjoyed this story which kept me interested and intrigued throughout. I loved Kevin Archer’s narration. Perfect tone, tempo and accent.

Thank you

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  • Medieval Quilter
  • 06-04-2018

It all begins here

I love this story by Kathryn Le Veque and Kevin Archer only brings it life. Excellent performance!

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  • Judy Sigrest
  • 19-01-2018

Judy

It was a fantastic book! It was captivating. You never know where it was going next. The ending was GREAT!!👍👍👍👍👍

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  • Daryn Carrillo
  • 18-04-2017

Great story!

I do love all of Kathryn Le Veque's books! This one is no exception. I have to say, I feel bad. I don't particularly like the voice. It was for the lack of a better word too soft, almost like he was whispering. The tempo of the narration was a bit slow. When I tried to adjust the speed, it was too fast. Don't let this keep you from listening to it however!! After a few chapters I was able to focus on the story.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 27-10-2019

A story of great love and difficult times.

I have submitted this review after listening to the audiobook of this title.

This is perhaps the fore runner to a lot of Ms De Veque's stable of tales of gallant knights and their wondrous feats.
Set in the period when Stephen and Matilda vied for the rule of the English counties, this is the story of the meeting and consequently the love affair between a knight and a newly widowed woman.
It is also a time when all men feared to move from their hearth and home, as Aristocratic Lords were as ruthless and lawless, as many of the vagabonds that frequented the roads. It was truly a time when angels slept, leaving their earthly charges to the whims of evil.

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  • norma
  • 25-01-2019

Great Story!

Wonderful, interesting, and romantic story. The ending was great; brought tears to my eyes. I hadn’t heard Kevin Archer before and thought his performance was excellent.

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  • Tah-nye-yah💋
  • 18-01-2019

Fantastic!

I savor your stories Kathryn Le Veque. There like the finest of wine and the most exquisite of caviar. You always write like it’s your first and last story. You add a brilliance to every word and you do it in such a detailed way -you take us right along with you. 10 stars