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Publisher's Summary

When a powerful, decisive aristocrat undertakes to protect an absent-minded young inventress from England's enemies, he finds his orderly world turned into chaos. Merlin Lambourne's stubborn dream of flight puts her at risk, not to mention driving Ransom crazy. In spite of himself, he's oddly enchanted by this muddled miss and her eccentric ways... but can he overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both their lives?
A whimsical Regency-era tale of flying machines, fancy, and love among the hedgehogs.
Laura Kinsale personally chose the exceptional talent of Nicholas Boulton to narrate Midsummer Moon as a fully voiced audiobook, creating a unique work that brings all the life and color of the original to audio.
©1987, 2010 Hedgehog Inc (P)2013 Hedgehog Inc
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Earphones Award Winner and Editor’s Choice
“…personalities and wit expertly delivered, further adding to the charm of this delightful performance.” ( Audiofile Magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-11-16

One of Kinsale's Best!

For anybody who has grown up in a large family where one person acts as mother/father/mentor/teacher/saint-in-residence, this book will resonate. The "saint" In Midsummer Moon is the master of the castle, His Grace the Duke of Damerell; and Ms. Kinsale has surrounded him with a cadre of deeply-flawed and delightful characters, who thwart and frustrate him at every turn.

This character-rich book offers the great narrator, Nicholas Boulton, a perfect opportunity to show off his extraordinary range. Of particular note are Boulton’s reading of Brother Shelby’s entrance into the story and the voice he gave to the duke’s nurse, “Pruneface.” I went back and listened again and again, just for the pure fun of it!

There is a romance in this book, but it is only one of many relationships that swirl around His Grace as he desperately tries to get the lives of the people he loves under control. His sweetheart, Merlin, says it best (and often): “Poor Mr. Duke…” I give this story a “5” as one of my all-time favorites from this author. Mr. Boulton gets a “4” because, well, Ms. Kinsale is the star.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rita on 07-07-13

Loved it

I find it a breath of fresh air found a new favorite narrator has turn me back into wanting to hear men vs women. A must listen you won't be disappointed makes you shock, happy,sad,laugh, irrated for me it was a perfect combination.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on 08-20-17

Amusing

Another fab performance from Nicholas Boulton, characters and their personalities are brought to life by him, his voice never grates on me. Laura Kinsale provides a great vehicle to showcase his skills with her complex and comedic story lines, I find myself grinning, and even laughing out loud, this is excellent escapism

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5 out of 5 stars
By O on 02-15-15

Great stuff

I enjoyed the story, narration and characters alot and its one that is is my library that I love to listen to again and again.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kerry on 12-29-14

throughly enjoyable and light hearted book. great

Wow the more you listened the more I enjoyed it. narrator had a great voice.
The main female character was slightly obscure in her vagueness and at the beginning this annoyed me but by the end her character had me hooked and her character helped to make the story light hearted and funny. After listening to this book I was eager to find more on Laura Kinsale books and read by the same narrator.

enjoyed how the main characters were not perfect, actually enjoyed how how all the personalities of the characters were presented

and love the hedgehog, little bits like that make the whole book worthwhile

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