The story was well thought out and the characters were believable. The ending of the book made me want to read the next book in the series.
I loved all the characters, especially Drustan and Dageus. Gwen was my favorite female character and I look forward to reading about her again.
Hearing it read with a Scottish accent made it seem like you were there in the story.
Time permitting, I would listen to it and have my book open at the same time. It makes it easier to visualize the action. It is not as great as watching it as a movie, but it is still memorable.
This audio book needs to employ both a male and a female narrator. Most women can't sound like men and most men can't sound like women, so partner up. That it why I can't give the performance 5 stars. Phil has a great voice for the male voices, but a woman needs to read the female dialogue. It sounds more believable and it will sell more books. I know I would buy more if the change would be made.
I didn't realize until a bit into this novel that it is trashy chick-lit. I'm a middle age guy, which makes this not really my genre. I thought I was getting a good time travel story (I'm a sucker for those). The amount of sex and the fairy-tale-ish romanticism of it was too much for me. I found myself constantly groaning and rolling my eyes, BUT I also got sucked into this trashy story and enjoyed it. Siskell and Ebert used to have their annual "guilty pleasure" movie review show. I was torn between 3 and 4 stars on this, but I did like it and feel appropriately embarrassed by that. I guess this is my guilty pleasure. A modern day genius-science-nerd-virgin falls in love with a 16th century Scottish nobleman and warrior after he awakes from a centuries-long sleep. This romantic adventure is full of misunderstandings, and is totally manipulative, but still worked in entertaining me. If you are not completely turned off my my review, you are probably a woman looking for a guilty pleasure read and will most likely love this novel. The reader was very good.
Love dogs, reading and listening to audible books too
I have not hear the whole serie but this one is one of the best!!!!
Moning has crafted an entertaining and engaging story with plenty of sexual tension between the main characters.
I love it when there is humor in a story and there was plenty in this one. The narrator made it even more humorous.
When Drustan was locked in the garderobe & finally settled down to listen to Gwen.
I really loved Gwen. She was so tenacious!
When Silvan and Nell finally came together.
All of the books are good, but this one really entertained me and I know I'll be listening to it again. Phil Gigante is one of my favorite narrators and he made this book so enjoyable. You forget it is a man doing the parts of the females. I can't say enough about how much I enjoy his narrations!
Romantic, magical, breathtaking
The ending was my favorite! Such a surprise and clever twist that made me actually clap my hands with glee.
I love this man's voice! His intensive sexy Scottish brogue is so seductive. Everyone complains about his female voices, but I don't have a problem with it at all. He is a wonderful narrator and his accents are spot on.
Yes! I have listened to 2 of the previous books in this series in the past 3 days... they are addictive!
I love Karen Marie Moning's incredible ability to immerse her readers in all of the details of her stories. This series just keeps getting better with each book. I am not usually a fan of romance genre, however the way these tales are weaved, I just can't get enough. I am starting book 5 this afternoon :)
I am a middle aged woman with an open mind and many interests, my reading/listening moods change like my teen-age daughter changes her clothes.
I really like a love story with a plot, a good story line and the ability to feel like I am right there in the story. So far, this is my favorite of the Highlanders series by Karen Marie Moning.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who would enjoy romance that has a happy ending and a generous helping of humor!
This book reminds me of A Knight in Shinning Armour by Jude Deveraux
All the books in this series. He is so good that I forget it is one person reading all the parts.
I found myself laughing out loud throughout the book. The sad parts made me hold my breath just waiting to find out what would happen next. the story is filled with a plethora of emotions.
I have listened to books 1 - 4 of the series and this is, by far my, favorite! It is a deliciously perfect blend of love, romance, humor, mystery and sensuality. Loved the story and the performance. There was something to like about all the characters, and I even felt really sorry for the "villain"! This story deserves a series all of its own!
This was my first Karen Marie Moning novel and the first narrated by Phil Gigante. The story was very engaging and moved along at a quick pace. I read some of the reviews before purchasing the book and do not agree with the reviewers who did not like the narrator. Some said he doesn't do women's voices well. I do agree their different but still distinquishable from other female voices in the story. And I'm not sure it would even been notice but for reading that review first. I think the narrator does a fine job which definitely adds to overall enjoyment of the story. I liked it so much that I've purchased the other books in the Highlander series.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
Within the first several chapters of the book, the reader will be brought to stitches. Time travel is most definitely a delicate element to weave into any story, but Moning does an incredible job of bridging centuries past and present. Every time the reader thinks they can anticipate where the story is going, it twists and turns into a whole other direction. All the while still, Moning manages to use modern romantic chemistry to draw us into the dynamic between Gwen & Drusdan.
So incredibly entertaining. Gigante does an excellent job narrating. Won't disappoint. Fabulous story worthy of a blockbuster movie!