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On her own, Lucinda is a marvelous captivating storyteller!
Alex Wyndham brings her words to life via expressive narrative and varying intonations. He captures each character beautifully (including the female ones) adding depth to the listening experience.
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I have listened to this these book three time or more and I never get tired. I have listen to when Marian Hussey narrated and love her but in really love it when Alex Wyndham narrated he has such a wonderful voice.. from begin to end the book was full excitement and adventure.. if you get these books you won't regret it I truly haven't... its truly more than a five star books
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What did you like most about Salt Hendon Collection?
EVERYTHING! The stories are captivating, the characters, you either love or hate, and their relationships with each other are wonderful to read about/listen to. You easily become a part of their world and run the gamut of emotions alongside them. Having all the Salt Hendon books in one collection is perfect, making the reader/listener spoilt.
Who was your favorite character and why?
As this is a collection of three stories, there are many characters and it's impossible to choose a favourite. It would be much easier to pick a least favourite. A perfectly written villain that although you despise, you can't help but pity as well. That character is Diana St John. Such a twisted, sick, evil woman, that you love to hate.
What about Alex Wyndham’s performance did you like?
EVERYTHING! This man could read the phone book and make it interesting. He doesn't just narrate the Salt Hendon Collection, he performs it. His skill as an actor makes his performance of each and every character in the books absolutely believable. From the small children's voices, the women's voices, to the very different voices of each male character, Alex does a fantastic job. It's easy to forget that there is just one person reading the book. It flabergasts me how he can go from a gruff old man's voice, to one of a young child and yet both of them being equally believable. And OK I have to mention that when the character Magnus, is having romantic, heart felt moments with his wife Jane, the timbre of the character's voice, the emotion Alex portrays, makes those scenes absolutely swoon worthy. He has to be the best narrator I have come across. Lucinda Brant couldn't have chosen a better person to narrate her books. Her characters, and his voice for them are the perfect combination.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Oh yes absolutely. But at 24 hours long, there is no way I could do it. I did make a good effort though with my first session lasting nearly 8 hours. Listened to at night when I should have been sleeping for at least 4 of those! It was well worth it though, and another couple of listening sessions like that and I had completed the collection.
Any additional comments?
I only want to reiterate that the partnership of Lucinda's books, and Alex's narration is absolute perfection, and I hope that any and all of Lucinda's books will always be narrated by him.
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Any additional comments?
Two fantastic books and an novella (ugh! I hate the word novella - makes a perfectly excellent short novel appear somehow of less value that its lengthier cousins). Anyway.. What a treat! I read all three stories as e-books and loved them all. Lucinda Brant is a magnificent story teller: her plots are excellent - utterly gripping as she cleverly gives us glimpses of the past and foreshadows the future, all the time weaving the fascinating strands of the plot into the most splendid of stories. Her characters have depth and complexity. The main hero utterly perfect even with his imperfections and his heroine is a delight - no overly feisty 21stC chick in an 18thC gown here, nor is she a helpless waif (did you guess they're two of my pet hates?), but our heroine demonstrates strength of character and good humour in the most trying of circumstances. Even the villainess is excellent - and we watch the tensions build and build until the dénouement. Ohh! it is SO exciting and I almost couldn't bear to listen (despite having read the book!!). So if you love utterly fulfilling romances with fabulous characters and great plots Lucinda Brant is your woman! And when read by Alex Wyndam .... utter perfection! His voice and characterisation are a perfect match for these books. Just be careful when listening on the commute - it's all too easy to miss your stop!
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