The Woodsman by Belle Scarlett

I could not stop listening . . .


The Woodsman by Belle Scarlett
Narrated by Honey Scarlett & Leeroy Will
Audio Released: February 2017
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En route to become an elderly marquis' arranged bride, Lady Lily Rouge's carriage becomes stranded in an Enchanted Forest rumored to be populated by loup-garou and le gobelin, where cursed creatures are consigned until the spells that bind them are broken. A huge black wolf stalks Lily, forcing her to shelter in a rustic cottage. In the morning, she comes under the protection of the cottage's owner, a ruggedly handsome (and naked!) woodsman. He's determined to seduce her before sundown, even if it means giving the nosy pixies fluttering outside the window an eyeful.Sir Marrok Ulfang has been impatiently awaiting the arrival of the comely maiden in the red cloak for over a millennium. Now he has one day to win her heart and claim her first sexual surrender, or he'll remain a wolf shapeshifter, alone forever. But spirited, saucy Lily has a mind of her own, and the daylight is fading fast.Meanwhile, the one who cursed Marrok lurks in the forest and will fight to keep the couple from leaving together alive…


This audio is like mixing up a big box of Kraft’s “cheesiest” macaroni when you are starving and too lazy to cook a real meal. You know it’s not good for you but it’s just so cheesy you can’t stop! Before you know it, you’ve downed the entire thing. Same goes for this audio.

Lily is on her way to meet her future husband who is some old coot with a lot of money who will keep her well. Never mind him though because she is way-laid (yep, I see what I did there) before that nightmare can happen. Her carriage has troubles and she meets a very large wolf/man who leads her back to a cottage where some sexy stuff happens but the lovefest is cut short due to a curse, or something, something that has to do with virginity. Lily was having fun and gets all sassy, even stomping her foot but Marrick (the wolf-man) stays strong. For a short while anyway and then things happen.


There is nothing unique about this story, it’s overly wordy and pretty corny. It’s not even super, sexy, hot. More like lukewarm and vanilla. Still, I found myself enjoying the audio production. It even has sound effects for ambiance! Usually these things bother me but it works well here because the levels are right. The crickets chirping in the background were especially soothing. There are two narrators and Honey Scarlett does such a fun job with Lily’s character that I couldn’t stop listening. Her accent was hilarious and spot on and I just loved listening to her. Leeroy Will’s delivery of Marrick suffers in comparison. His delivery wasn’t as good, the cadence was slightly off and at times his accent sounded a little like Shrek. Sorry, that’s my take.

Anyway, if you’re looking for an amusing, non-brain taxing way to spend two hours and 39 minutes you could do much worse than this!

I received a copy of this audiobook courtesy of the publisher and Audiobookboom. I hope they don't regret it!

Comments

  1. Ooooh, I think the sounds effects alone would make for an interesting listen. And hey, at least it wasn't too long.

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    1. Usually sound effects drive me nutty or scare me but these were so much fun!

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  2. This sounds like it would be rather entertaining. It sounds like the audio was pretty well done.

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    1. I am so glad I listened on audio .The story itself was a little "meh" but the audio really brought it all alive and drew me in.

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  3. I guess the audio made up for the lack lustre story. :)

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    1. It really did and that is such a rarity. It's usually the other way around.

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  4. I think it adds to to fun with sound affects. I used to listen to a radio show. It was mostly horror and very creepy.

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    1. Sounds effects usually jolt me out of the story, likely due to sound levels being off, but these worked very well.

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