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Where does Lord Grenville's Choice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I would rate it highly. It was a very enjoyable read - I adored the heroine, Felicity, and the narration was spot on. The book is absolutely charming and I'll recommend it to friends. A great summer. read.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Lord Grenville's Choice?
The moment when Felicity and Alex are reunited is pretty great... it's very cinematic and had great romantic sweep. The setting was wonderful and you got real sense of old-school Wuthering Heights style drama.
Which scene was your favorite?
There are several scenes where you can just sense disaster on the horizon and you become very invested in the characters learning to really communicate. I think the fact that the whole novel builds up to a moment where that takes place is really effective.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Both - there are some wonderful characters in the novel.... the aunt is fabulous and performed very well. And I did find myself quite teary toward the end. If you get choked up during Pride and Prejudice - you'll totally fall for these characters 100 percent.
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Would you listen to Lord Grenville's Choice again? Why?
Yes, I would. I think the narrator brings great zest to his performance and it made it very enjoyable to listen to. I really enjoyed the structure of the book - switching between the viewpoint of the two protagonists. It was particularly effective for a period piece like this, in which social constraints prevent characters from just speaking their mind... It allowed you to really feel for both characters and become totally invested in their relationship.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I loved the Aunt - she was feisty and very funny. I also think Felicity is a wonderful heroine... she's strong yet vulnerable... and the protective walls she's built up really make the reader invest in the outcome.
What about Joel Froomkin’s performance did you like?
I thought he was great... Particularly considering the challenge of voicing a leading female character through the whole book... I think he did a great job with Felicity - I never felt distracted. On the contrary, i thought he gave a very emotionally affecting performance.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The climax of the book - Alex's journey to find Felicity - was great. There are several moments where I think the reader just wants to yell at the characters because their inability to connect is infuriating (because you are so invested in their relationship). The book is a real tug of war... it has a structure that feels almost like the serialized novels of the time that were published in periodicals chapter by chapter.. there are some true emotional cliff hangers.
Any additional comments?
It has a real Jane Austen charm too it... There is a wonderful authenticity and detail to the novel and I really loved these characters and felt totally swept up in the romance of the story. It's not a bodice-ripper type romance at all... it's elegant, charming and will enchant BBC and Downton fans for sure.
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