Devil in Winter Audiobook
By: Lisa Kleypas
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
10 hrs and 5 mins
Whypersync for Voice: Enable
A DEVIL’S BARGAIN Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage! Sebastian’s reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden’s good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse. But Evie’s proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine’s callously discarded broken hearts — which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions … or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.
Reviewed by Lisa Kay
1. A favorite book, as narrated by Ms. Landor, is ALWAYS kicked up a notch; it is so worth a re-visit via your ears.
2. She does the American accents, for both Daisy and Lillian Bowman, with authenticity and still manages to distinguish them by infusing the fundamental nature of their characters into their voices.
3. Even better, the multitalented Rosalyn Landor’s Scottish accents for the citizens of Evie and Sebastian’s runaway wedding to Gretna Green, a village in the south of Scotland, are PERFECTION.
4. With each flawlessly enunciated word, she brings the essence of Ms. Kleypas’ wonderful characters to life by knowing how to deliver the author’s incredible prose.
5. Whether you’re listening to this while doing your housecleaning chores, traveling, or escaping the stress of Real Life, Ms. Landor lightens your load with the right amount of humorous – yet cynical – inflection in Sebastian’s aristocrat tone.
6. The arrogant tenor of Sebastian’s voice holds just the right balance of self-importance and self-mockery.
7. Thus, bringing one of Victorian London’s notorious scoundrels – and sexiest of rakes – into a new dimensional existence between your ears, to your brain, and on into your heart, making you easily understand how Ms. Kleypas is one of those authors talented enough to pull off turning a villain into a hero.
8. Yet, when scenes have a different tone, such as the slow evolution of Sebastian falling for Evie, or when he is wounded, vulnerable, and at the mercy of her ultimate medical intervention dilemma, Ms. Landor pulls that off brilliantly, too.
9. The sweetness of her voice for the shy, stuttering, but nevertheless spunky, Evie is spot-on.
10. And the BEST reason: she narrates the sigh-worthy love scenes beautifully, causing you to fall in love with Sebastian over and over again. **sigh**
In fact, I cannot give a high enough recommendation for listening to all of The Wallflowers series – as read by Ms. Landor. They are just too wonderful to miss. I am trying to pace myself by listening to each during the appropriate season; however, I cannot wait for Daisy’s story, which is up next for Spring.