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Would you try another book from Connie Brockway and/or Alison Larkin?
As a huge fan of Connie Brockway, any new audiobook from Connie Brockway would be an automatic buy for me. But I'm very sorry: not if it's narrated by Alison Larkin again.
I read this novel some time ago and found it really wonderful. But I just couldn't finish the audiobook because of the narrator's voice.
I'm sure Alison Larkin is a nice lady, but as a narrator for romance for me she doesn't do the trick. She doesn't have the voice to narrate a sweet, sensual love story like this one. She's probably more suitable for Agatha Christies or something of the kind. Mrs. Larkin didn't give the characters any depth which I loved when reading the novel.
Any additional comments?
I was very happy that finally more of Conie Brockways books were being published as audiobooks. Dear Audible, could you please pick another narrator like Justine Eyre, Rosalyn Landor or Susan Duerden?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I'm a big fan of Connie Brockway's and read this years ago, but had forgotten just how lusciously sexy this book is. Apparently the rerelease in paperback (and the new Audible recording) of this and the lighter, more playful "Promise Me Heaven" are in preparation for a long-awaited third book in the series.
"All Through the Night" is unquestionably darker than the first book, with a hero and heroine who are both wounded souls and have serious trust issues. Fortunately for readers who want to like our romantic protagonists, this author has a talent for creating heroes who brood just enough, but are never downright mean.
Narrator Alison Larkin charmed me in the fluffier (but still sizzling) "Promise Me Heaven," which introduced as minor characters the heroes of both "All Through the Night" and the upcoming final book in this series. When we first met Jack Seward, he had inadvertently caused a rift between the first book's hero/heroine, and received a broken hand in retribution. This book catches up with him some years later, scarred by more than just the imperfectly mended hand. He has survived being hanged, and is described as having a permanently hoarse voice as a result; Alison Larkin voices his character with erotic élan, interpreting the throat injury with a marvelously smoky baritone.
And Seward's voice isn't all that smokes. There are some beautifully written sex scenes here, with tension built with such teasing deliberation that it's almost torture.
For the price, I'm willing to bet there's not a more erotic or romantic chapter in Audible than the "chair" scene between thief-hunter Jack Seward and his caught cat-burglar.
Five enthusiastic stars. I can hardly wait for Giles' story.
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What did you like best about All Through the Night? What did you like least?
I thought the story was intriguing, and I liked the character of Jack.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
I've listened to a number of audios by this narrator, and while not outstanding she generally does a good job. But I think she was completely the wrong choice for this book. The hero's voice was completely wrong and it was sometimes hard to keep listening.
Do you think All Through the Night needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
There is one! No Place for a Dame :)
Any additional comments?
I think this is one of those books best appreciated in print.