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Because of her ability to find the unfindable, Dr. Trent is called in to assist the floundering dig of one of the world's top Egyptologists, Dr. Marcus Burton. Dr. Burton has a highly publicized dig in the Valley of the Kings, and Kathlyn is met with animosity the moment she sets foot on his dig. Tall, dark, and ruggedly gorgeous, he has no desire to attract the attention she brings. But the excitement they come to share as they explore long-lost pharaoh's tomb destroys the animosity in favor of an emotional bond that cannot be broken. Elements of intrigue endanger their lives and create chaos amidst their blooming romance, and the situation soon explodes in a running gun battle amongst the ruins of ancient Egyptian temples. It takes all of Kathlyn and Marcus' strength to keep each other alive.
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By tresjax on 07-19-14
"Oh Mighty Isis!!"
What did you love best about Valley of the Shadow?
I loved this story!! A contemporary love story interwoven with the intrigue of ancient Egyptian lore and history- it is a perfect combination!
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favorite character was Kathlyn because she is an intelligent, capable woman who is driven to succeed, but not to the point she will forgo love when she comes upon it. I also loved Marcus- he is a perfect H, gorgeous, courageous, brilliant- altogether hot! I also liked Kathlyn's best friend Juliana, she was really funny and bright.
What does Leslie Wadsworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Her rendition of the story was fantastic! Ms. Wadsworth is a gifted storyteller and actor, and her voice was the character of Kathlyn come to life. I enjoyed her interpretation of each of the characters' voices and personalities. Each person in the story was distinct and easy to identify while listening. Her voice is very clear and smooth, and her inflection and enunciation perfect. It was very easy to listen to Ms. Wadworth.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I listened to this in nearly one sitting as I couldn't put it down! The romance was hot, the relationship between Kathlyn and Marcus began with and had such a humorous element I found myself chuckling throughout. Then as I was drawn further into the plot, the characters and their machinations brought the action into the forefront. There was SOOO much action- it has you on the edge up until the end!
Any additional comments?
I loved this present day story with the added twist of the ancient Egyptian story thread. Ms. Wadsworth was a perfect selection to tell this tale and I highly recommend it .
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Scotswoman on 07-22-14
Reminiscent of Romacing The Stone - LOVED IT!
Would you listen to Valley of the Shadow again? Why?
It was absolutely mesmerizing. I could not stop listening to this narration. It makes you wonder what's going to happen next.
What other book might you compare Valley of the Shadow to and why?
Romancing the Stone, because of all the ups and downs in pursuing their archeological object.
What about Leslie Wadsworth’s performance did you like?
It was perfectly modulated.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I just sat there and listened - just totally enraptured with the story.
Any additional comments?
The book was worth reading over and over. Imagine listening to it over and over too. What a mesmerizing story!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful