Derek Perkins's narration manages to be both commanding and intimate, and threaded with humor besides. In the first of a new series, spoiled, naïve Rose, who is English, is married off against her will to a gruff, obstinate Highlander. The story has been told before, but author Julia London manages to make it fresh, delivering an unpredictable and captivating tale with historical details of the early 1700s deftly woven into the narrative. Perkins is a popular reader of historicals set in the British Isles for a reason; he handles the many accents and colloquialisms with aplomb. Character portrayals are distinct and never feel false, whether he's voicing a teenaged coquette or a fierce warrior. L.C.L. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2017]
Trade Ed. Harlequin Audio 2016
CD ISBN 978-1-5047-4870-4 $39.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4882-0239-1 $24.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5047-4869-8 $39.99 One MP3-CDs
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