Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
Though I had not read this book before, I was very familiar with the cult and critical success of Laura Kinsale's Flowers From the Storm, as it is at the very top of every "best of" romance list. I cannot adequately express my SHOCK upon finding it had been released in audio. Thank you to everyone who worked on this audiobook... It is perfect.
The story itself is unexpected and unlike anything else I've read. I have listened to nearly every Historical Romance on Audible. Nothing could prepare me for this particular book. The plot doesn't follow any formula one might expect from Historical Romance. Not being able to predict ANYTHING made me stressed at times... But the book is gorgeous. In a class by itself! This book rises to the level of Jane Eyre, but is completely unique. Frustrating, heart-wrenching, and beautiful.
The quality of the audio book is exceptional. Nicholas Bouton deserves the Audie Award for this performance.
Fans of the book will be thrilled by his performance. Obvious care was taken when choosing the narrator, and Bouton delivered the performance of a lifetime.
I will say that I found the book to be more intense and stressful than I expected. That's not negative, but I had to take breaks when I was upset by the characters or their precarious circumstances. However, there is honesty to the narrative. Life is uncertain and precarious. Thus, the struggles of Christian and Maddy cause visceral reactions. I felt their wounds.
And the ending is legendary. Sweet Bliss.
This is great. Morning doesn't keep the angst going too long like she does in fever. This is a fantastic story. Already having read Fever series, I am thrilled by the mention of the Fae, and the King! And Adam...
Wishing on a star for Hawk. Take me to 16th century any day, I'm from new Orleans!
:) love this book. Not disappointed. I can see why fans who read these first would have trouble getting used to Fever. But we all get addicted in the end....
I' was so addicted to JZB from Fever, I had last book depression... Highlander has made me forget the dear beast, and I'm all about a man in a kilt!!!
As for anyone writing bad things on the narrator, I do not understand! Phil Gigante is the voice of gods. He is so shockingly good in last two fever books, I am sorry he didn't read it all.
This is his first romance novel. Give him a chance!! This man is Jericho Barrons for godsake. ;)
This is a great little story. Tons of chemistry between the lead characters, passionate love scenes, and the best supporting characters ever!! Sarah Coomes adds so much to the characters with her narration and wonderful accents.
I also enjoyed the touches of historical context: King James of Scotland married Marie de Guise, who had famously turned down Henry VIII's marriage proposal after the death of his 3rd wife.The story takes place around this time. The hero's family is close to King Jamie and spend time at his court. There are a few political issues and historical events that add complexities to the story.
Definitely recommended if you are in the mood for a highlander story! (I'm always in the mood for highlanders!! Audible give us more!!!) :)