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First, I love Simon Prebble. Second, the H/h are well developed characters who do not get bogged down in a series of misconceptions and misunderstandings, but rather understand and overcome the rote issues of low self esteem (h) and duty (H). Third, though this is a stand alone book it does re-introduce characters from previous books and series. I like this as I love to know "the rest of the story".
Where does The Devil’s Heiress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is one of my favorites. The hero and heroine are well written. He has just returned to England after Waterloo and trying to adjust to civilian life. She is trying to recover from an abusive relationship involving her family's' trying to force her to marry a truly evil man who mysteriously turned up dead. Did she kill him for his money? He was not the type of man to leave his wealth to a fiancée and yet his will seems to indicate he did that. The skills Hawk learned trying to gather intelligence during the Napoleonic War are put to use trying to determine whether she is as innocent as she first appears.
Simon Prebble doesn't just narrate the story, his wonderful voice creates the atmosphere and pulls the listener into the story. This story is perfect for his talent.
Who was your favorite character and why?
George "Hawk" Hawkinville. He is brilliant, thoughtful, a true and loyal friend and a dangerous enemy.
Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I've never been disappointed with any of the audible books I've heard him narrate. Even when some of the storylines were not as strong as others, he has the ability to bridge the areas of weakness and keep my interest.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Definitely. It is hours long but it is a page turner.
Any additional comments?
Just writing about how much I enjoyed it makes me want to listen to it again. :)