Rosedale in Love

Written by Lev Raphael⎮ Narrated by Robin Siegerman

Author: Lev Raphael
Narrator: Robin Siegerman
Length: 11 hours 59 minutes
Publisher: Audiobooks Unleashed
Released: May 20, 2021
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Synopsis

In the glittering world of money-mad 1905 New York City, Jewish financier Simon Rosedale plans to force his way into high society through marriage, and has his eye on Lily Bart. One of the most beautiful women in the city, Lily is a down-at-heels aristocrat plagued by gossip, and might be vulnerable to his proposal. With his money and her style and connections, he can rise to the top - but will she lower herself to marry a Jew?

Could such a marriage heal Rosedale's secret shame, and will Florence Goodhart, the cousin who adores Rosedale, help or hinder his plans?

Written in a period voice, Rosedale in Love audaciously revisions Edith Wharton's beloved classic The House of Mirth, offering listeners a timeless American story of greed, envy, scandal, love, and revenge.

Katina's Review

4.5 Stars

This audiobook was provided by its author, Jenny Hale, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Jenny!

Hannah Townsend has the perfect job at New York magazine. Excited to surprise her boyfriend Miles Monahan for a much needed vacation with tickets to Barbados, her cell phone rings. Instead of taking a perfect vacation, she got a call that her grandma wasn’t doing well and she needed to high-tail it back to Tennessee. Right after the devastating phone call, Hannah searched for Miles only to be confronted with an unpleasant surprise. Not only was she not going on vacation, she was now single. Could her day get any worse? Very likely, considering all the flights are now grounded due to bad weather. Upset with everything going wrong in just minutes, she collided with someone from her past. WIll Liam McGuire be the one to save Hannah from all she encounters when back in Tennessee?

Melie William did an extraordinary job related the fiction story of The Memory Keeper. Her soothing voice created the scenes perfectly. Melie made the fictional story come alive as if we are watching a movie. Her voice is clear, precise and soothing. Great for a female point of view narration. No, she does not change to do the other character voices. The protagonist Hannah is distinct, some others have an accent, but for the most part she relates the story as reading it to her audience. I truly enjoyed being introduced to Melie’s narration and will now be on the lookout for other audiobooks by her. I love the character Georgia’s slight accent. I enjoy the continuity of the story. Never had to second guess who was speaking. No background noise and clear audio background. The production was incredible. Everything flowed with no distractions. Melie did an excellent job speaking clearly and making the story enjoyable to listen to.

I recommend The Memory Keeper for a sit back, relax and feel good listen. The book translated well into audio form. The author did an amazing job writing this heart-filled romance. Whatever you preference is, you will enjoy the story. One does not overpower the other. If you are a reader that loves to listen and follow along on the print version, this is the perfect book for that! Happy reading. Melie Williams and Jenny Hale seemed to be a great match for making The Memory Keeper come alive. I hope they work together in the future.

Meet the Narrator: Robin Siegerman

I grew up in Montreal speaking English and French, so developed an ear for language and accents at a very early age…and, I have been told that I was a performer before I even learned to walk!

Between then and now, I trained as an actor with:

  • NYC acting coach William Esper

  • NYC dialect coach Timothy Monich

  • NYC Vocal performance coach Albert Hague

  • Improv, Second City Toronto

  • Audiobook narration coaches Dawn Harvey, Sean Pratt, Joel Froomkin

Fluent Accents: British RP, French (European), French (Canadian), English Canadian, American Southern, General American (default).

Dialogue Accents: German, Italian, Israeli, Australian, Eastern European

With an additional background as an international award-winning interior designer, author and speaker, bringing color to the written word and creating movies for the ears through voiceover and audiobook narration is my life’s greatest professional delight.

In my spare time, you can find me surrounded by a bevvy of rescue dogs, singing with my a Capella ensemble, SoundCrowd in Toronto, or playing board games with my husband Steve, our son Julian and daughter-in-law Danielle.

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