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I was a little surprised to find this book very different than other Laura Kinsale books. This story is not dark or has characters that are deeply distressed. Rather, it is a lighter more balanced story with characters that are charming, witty, fun, and true to life.
Trevelyan (Trev) is a dashing Frenchman who has loved Callista (Callie) since he was 16. He has a devil-may-care attitude that is endearing and very amusing. Callie is spinster Englishwoman who is practical, loyal, and loves animals. They have a unique “cat and mouse” relationship immersed with clever joking/bantering conversations that are very amusing.
Nicholas Boulton is a top-notch narrator!! (He is the perfect narrator for LK’s books).
This is truly a well written love adventure that is filled with friendship, loyalty, loss, laughter, mischief, fun, love, and even a cow! It's worth a credit.
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Since I can only read via Audiobook the narrator is just as important as the author.
The Laura Kinsale & Nicholas Boulton combination is one of my 2 favorite. I own and have read every book she's released to audio between 3 and 4 times each. I absolutely despise angsty reads and for the most part Laura hits the nail on the head. That said this one is a little angsty/wishy-washy but still amazing.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Lessons in French to be better than the print version?
Having never read it in print, I can't comment. However the narrator Nicholas Boulton was outstanding and made the book very enjoyable.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Lessons in French?
When Callie cunningly ensnared the true forger & then revealed in her modest way what she had done to Trev. Top girl !
Which character – as performed by Nicholas Boulton – was your favourite?
Callie. She was a great heroine & I loved her passion for her cattle.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The Life & times of Hubert The Bull
Any additional comments?
I thought the story was great, lots of twists & turns along the way. I thought Trev was a wonderful character & really loved the humour in the book. I am a great Georgette Heyer fan, and had never come across Laura Kinsale, but in this book I think she is better than GH. I thought Nicholas Boulton's interpretation was outstanding. A very well written & thoroughly enjoyable book
The narrator for this story had a great voice and only made the listening of this audio even more enjoyable. Story line was light and entertaining. The characters were not perfect and this increased my enjoyment of the audio all the more. Great book I would recommend purchase if you want something light hearted and funny
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