17 December 2015

Giveaway: The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen Audiobook Review by Carrie Fancett Pagels





The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen
Recorded Books Dec.3, 2015

Sigh Worthy Listen!
The narrator, James Gillies, could not have been more perfect for this wonderful novel! Julie was able to choose the actor she wanted to narrate the audiobook - a BBC actor and he is fabulous!  I fell in love with Captain Overby as personified by the fabulous narrator! (To LISTEN to a sample of the narration go to Audible.com  and press "Play Audio Sample" beneath the cover image at this link CLICK HERE

This Regency novel includes the trademark Julie Klassen style of secrets, a dashing hero, imperfect people whose spiritual arcs draw them to a deeper relationship with God, and cool architectural features in the settings that add to the ambiance and the plot.

Sophie Dupont has been her prominent artist father's assistant for years. But now her stepmother's relation, a young man, had begun to serve as his helper. And he has his own agenda - pursuing Sophie while wealthy "gentleman" Wesley Overby has made the lovely innocent young woman his "muse."  Apparently abandoned by him, Sophie faces grave consequences for her choices. In sweeps a gruff military man who is referred to as "Captain Black" by his carefree brother but Captain Stephen Overby is anything but a blackguard.  He saves young Sophie from an untenable situation. But, when his brother returns, and Captain Overby has been called to action, what will happen?

Sigh-worthy listen and one of Julie's best yet!  Brava, Julie! Well done! Definitely a candidate for my Best Novels of 2015!


GIVEAWAY: Winner's choice of ebook or audiobook format for The Painter's Daughter!

37 comments:

  1. O Carrie! Did you just gave us a huge teaser? What happened?!! I'll have to read it or listen to it then. Julie picked the narrator? That's pretty cool. I'm still new to this audio book thing, only listened to one so far and I have no idea their process. The book I listened to had 2 voices back and forth which made it easy to get. Does audio books only have the narrator or is there someone else?

    Back to the Painter's Daughter. I look forward to reading/listening to this one especially after all the fabulous reviews on OWG. THANKS!

    Annie justcommonly(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This just has one narrator, Mr. Gillies, but some have multiple narrators. I'll be honest, I prefer those but you can just imagine how expensive that is!!! Very unusual to have multiple narrators unless it is a huge seller with a broad market. Even then... Which book did you listen to Annie? Blessings! Thanks!

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    2. I listened to The Fault in Our Stars. I wanted to give audiobooks a try, and wanted one that I've already read, so borrowed one from the library. Now, I'm ready for more, of books I have not read before. =) I already know I can't listen to them while driving, because I get too engrossed. I will do it on the train/bus and maybe during chores.

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    3. I'd love to listen to that one, Annie! Thanks!

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  2. Carrie, great review. You now have me wondering about the narrator's voice. This book sounds wonderful. I have a paperback copy but have not read it yet....I am not entering the contest.
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Thanks! You have got to listen to him, Tina. Let me go up and add a direct link to audible.com to hear the narrator's voice!

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    2. Ooh, that would be great Carrie

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    3. Doesn't he sound perfect for Captain Overby?

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  3. CARRIE, I was right on about this one, huh? lol Loved your take on this fabulous book -- one of my favorite JK books for sure!

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    1. Yes, you make great recommendations and do super reviews! TY Angel Girl!

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    2. Yes you are, Diana! Ditto what Carrie said. Thank you!

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    3. I'll have to read it for further evaluation, but I have no doubt your reviews are spot on! =) So far, you ladies have not steer me wrong!

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    4. Thank you, Annie and Carrie! I'm just getting ready to write another review for Christmas week...something light and fun!

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    5. I loved Diana's reviews before I ever met her, Annie! The books she liked i ended up liking, too!

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  4. I love all of Julie's books and this one looks just as good! Excited to read it!
    Meganleigh844(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Julie K is so talented Megan!!! Definitely read it!

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  5. Oh wow. I am so excited to read this book!! :D
    Thank you for offering this giveaway! :)

    sleepy_bookworm_aery [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. Hey Aerykah, You will love "The Painter's Daughter" so read it soon!

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  6. It was fun to listen to the sample of this book even though I much prefer reading to listening. I haven't yet read all of Julie's books, but I've read enough that each new book goes on my "wish list." I'm looking forward to reading The Painter's Daughter. Thanks for the review and the chance to win it.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You will love this story, Pam! Thanks for coming by and glad you liked the sample!

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  7. Wonderful review, Carrie. I do believe I would love to win this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Betti, You would love to listen to this book! Best wishes and Merry Christmas!

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  8. It seems like I really need to get into audio books.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. So much fun to listen to a book when driving. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I like listening to books while driving, too, Kim. Blessings!

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  10. Wow!!! These reviews are super good! I can't wait to read this one. I could use the audio version as I have been having some trouble with my eyes and electronic screens.

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    1. I think you would enjoy the audiobooks, Anne. Let me know if u want to try mine sometime to see if you like the kind that play on a Fire. Hugs!

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  11. We have audio books in the Church Library. Julie's book will be a great addition to our collection. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hey Janet, this is an audible.com download, so it can't be in your church library if you win, sorry! That's great your church is doing audiobooks on CD, though! Blessings and Merry Christmas!

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  12. Oh love it! Audiobooks are my new favorite!!

    xo,
    Christen
    ChristenKrumm.com

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    1. I prefer an audiobook most of the time, Christen! Merry Christmas!

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  13. This looks great and I love audiobooks centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  14. I loved this book and think it would be amazing on audiobook!! Definitely a new favorite from Julie Klassen!

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  15. Carrie, you are such a good writer and reviewer! I most certainly must read this book ! It sounds excellent, thanks in part to you. Thanks for this contest. Sr. Mary Lou K

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  16. Wow what a great review. Keep up the good work.

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