Devil in Winter Audiobook by Lisa Kleypas

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Review of: Devil In Winter Audiobook
Lisa Kleypas

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On January 31, 2013
Last modified:November 9, 2015


Devil in Winter Audiobook

By: Lisa Kleypas

Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor

Published by: Brilliance Audio 11/2010


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



Top Ten Reasons to Listen to Rosalyn Landor read you Lisa Kleypas‘ Devil in Winter on Audio: 

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.

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  14,009 ratings  ·  939 reviews on Goodreads 

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  1. Thanks, Mohammad Ahad/Brea Dentist!

  2. Great review Lisa! I agree, I love the way Rosalyn Landor brings these books to life, Wallflowers and The Hathaways are among my favorite series.

  3. Yes, Loupe, it is a wonderful series, but RL makes the characters come alive.

  4. Sorry, I don’t mean to sound harsh, and I know it’s difficult for a woman narrator to voice a male character, but I really really didn’t like how Sebastian St. Vincent’s voice sounded like. Everything else was spot on but his voice sounded like he was an old man, it was a little disturbing.

    • You’re not the first person that fees the same way about Ms. Landors’ male voices. I on the other hand happen to be a huge fan of her work too, as is Liza, but I think it does take some time to get used to her male voices, some peeps never do, as you can see from the ratings on audible for this book, out 800 + rating she’s got 700 + 4 and 5 stars, but it has 10 1 stars.
      I’m sorry it didn’t work for you, but in reality English aristocrats can sound old dutch bags…LOL I have always given her a pass because I LOVE how she brings the mood of the novels to life, and the more I listened to her work the more I liked her. I’m also just a listener, so I had no idea how he should have sounded it like, but fortunately the audiobook worked for me.
      And you’re not being harsh, it’s just how you felt about it, I just hope it didn’t ruin your experience of such an awesome book 🙂

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