1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $36.50

Buy for $36.50

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The Beast....
Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding... and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human - as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes.

The Beauty....
Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion - the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco.

The Bargain....
Then Isabella met a man whose growl was velvet, purring heat, whose eyes held dark, all-consuming desire. And when the don commanded her to become his bride, she went willingly into his muscled arms, praying she’d save his tortured soul... not sacrifice her life.

©2001 Christine Feehan (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

What listeners say about Lair of the Lion

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    259
  • 4 Stars
    87
  • 3 Stars
    41
  • 2 Stars
    17
  • 1 Stars
    15
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    230
  • 4 Stars
    80
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    14
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    240
  • 4 Stars
    71
  • 3 Stars
    32
  • 2 Stars
    15
  • 1 Stars
    12

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Narration is annoying.

This book is a bodice ripper. I have every book Christine Feehan has written and forgive her her purple prose because she writes such a terrific story. Lair of the Lion is a perfect example, I loved it the first time I read it, which is why I bought it on Audible. But the narrator is so annoying it destroys the fun. Abby Cradens diction is impeccable but she has this very irritating habit of putting the emphasis on the last word in each SENTENCE. Does not matter if the final word is critical or NOT. She always raises her voice each time she hits the final word in every SENTENCE. After awhile this is grates like finger nails on a BLACKBOARD. It begins to drive you CRAZY. Chinese water torture has nothing on her Bloomsbury Valley Girl STYLE. Fortunately Abby Craden is not used for the Dark SERIES. I will avoid her in the FUTURE.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good, But Not Her Best

It's a good book, but Christine Feehan has other books I enjoy a lot more.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE feehan's books, but this is my favorite!

Amazing characters, fantastic story line and perfect ending! It's not often that a novel leaves you completely satisfied, but this one did! a re-read for sure.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Great storytelling

Loved loved loved this story
This was well written and thought out
One of my favorites

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Strong hero, no way a wimp is more like it.

What disappointed you about Lair of the Lion?

The "Lion" is a complete wimp, every scene he is either hiding or wimpering. Chritine Feehan had created an amazing read in the Lepard series, I was expecting that kind of male lead.

What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

The discriptions are lengthy but vague, pages and pages of discription all lead up to no clear storyline. Just didn't care about the characters.

What didn’t you like about Abby Craden’s performance?

All her males seem like wimps. Everyone seemed confused.

Any additional comments?

Really disapointed, Feehan writes a good story, but this is not nearly her best. Maybe it would help if I had read it myself, It wouldn't have been so drawn out. If this was the first book had read of hers, I would never pick up another.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • RC
  • 11-25-12

Wish I had read the reviews before purchasing

Because this book was on sale ($4.95) and because I typically like Christine Feehan, I purchased this book without reading reviews. MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I understand it was supposed to be a take on "Beauty and the Beast", but come on, let's have a little more originality than just adding lions.

There are certain things I really like about Feehan's books, and there are a few things that tend to bug me. This book seemed to focus on the thing that bugs me the most - the back and forth between 'love him/love him not' in every single event. It gets really old and loses its effectiveness.

The narration was overall okay, but she read it too slowly and had too long of pauses. That seemed to drag the already boring book out even more.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

What a wonderful story

Scary and full of intrigue, this story is one of Christine Feehan’s best. Worth owning and reading more than one time.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous !!!

I love every book that Christine has written ❤ . There is always a lot of sex in some of her books or most. I can do without all that. It was a beautiful love story. I liked the narrator too. Would recommend this book to anyone who likes dark series. The Carpathian novels are my favorite

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Erotica not Romance

Do not waste your credit. This book is straight erotica, 10% storyline 90% sex scenes, Over and over again at nauseam. Very seldom do I wish the heroine to expire in the book but this woman was stupid over and over again without any thought about the last time she was in danger and despite being told over and over and over again to stay within the castle for safety. She kept repeating the same behavior, taking chances even though depicted as an intelligent and educated woman but acting stupid and naïve. Christine Freehan is my go to author. For example the Sea Haven and Carpathian series are so well written, a enjoyable combination of interesting storyline and “romance “. That’s why I purchased this book expecting what I got from the many others I have read. The only reason I did not ask for a credit refund is because I chose the book so it will be a lesson to me when choosing another Feehan novel, believe the reviews. This was an awful book.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good Story, Lousy Narration

This might be a really good story, but Abby Ctaden kept putting me to sleep. She needs to read for a collection of children's bedtime stories. That would be her true calling.