The Fortune Hunter

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ligs on 07-17-14

An easy listen

Well written and excellently narrated by Clare Corbett, this is a an easy, gentle listen.

The pace is steady, having said that, there is not much really in the story to get your teeth into..and I did find myself wishing for the end sooner than it arrived. You do find yourself wishing that the Empress would get her hair cut at various stages of the not so diffiult for the mind to wander!

The story did make me look up the various real life characters 'loosely' represented in the story, so I did learn a few new things, which is always good.

I am not sure if I will listen to another Daisy Goodwin novel, but I will certainly look up for other reads from this narrator, as she did an outstanding job.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. E. M. Paterson on 12-21-16

Ending let down the book

I enjoyed the book and the reading by Clare Corbett. It was a good illustration of life in a bygone age and of unconventional women - both the heiress and the empress. My only gripe is that the ending seemed contrived with the coincidences that end at the Grand National not sitting well alongside the pace of the book. As the book is loosely based on real people it is a shame it didn't go onto their marriage and the death of the 'hero'. This would have been a better end than leaving the story in Liverpool (Aintree).

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ros Kember on 01-29-17

Great read

Will read again & again . Really liked this book.good very good exceptionally good goodgood. Good good

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2 out of 5 stars
By Fiona Keates on 08-29-15

boring and predictable

some bits were entertaining and ikept me curious, but on the whole it was predictable and tedious. I've read better mills and boon!

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1 out of 5 stars
By H Gordon on 07-28-14


What disappointed you about The Fortune Hunter?


What could Daisy Goodwin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Use some imagination, it just needed some more gumph

What didn’t you like about Clare Corbett’s performance?

Not very convincing accents

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

Maybe just not for me, I was looking for a bit of intregue, history sadly this was more "Mills & Boon"

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