Great male voices. Nothing was wrong with his female voices - but even he couldn't save how ridiculous, annoying, and non-sensical the heroine was.
I understand suspension of disbelief. This is a time-travel story with druids, etc., which I can accept. However, the 16th century characters were completely unrealistic in their reactions to the modern heroine. For example, the hero, a laird, sees the heroine for the first time (in modern times) and she's wearing short shorts. He, realistically, thinks she's in her underwear. But when she insists her clothes are fine, his next thought is to consider that this virtual stranger might be a possible wife for him. That makes no sense from his point of view. A 16th century laird would think she was insane or a prostitute, not a potential wife. This sort of stuff happens non-stop, so that the 16th century characters seem completely unbelievable and the story, ridiculous.
The heroine's non-sensical behavior, her idiotic thoughts, and her obnoxiousness made me want to stop reading repeatedly. If I heard one more word about her "cherry," I could have barfed, and that was the least of it. The guy was a good character and the sex was good. But I couldn't decide if I wanted him to sleep with her or murder her!
I love to read romance books.
This is my first ever audiobook.. I was worried that I may not get as involved with a story while, as I would if I was reading it. So I decided to test the theory out on one of my ALL time FAVOURITE books. I love this book and have reread it many times... It makes me laugh, tear up (well the first few times I read it) and just long to keep reading. The time travel part is done well, and both leads are great characters. This book while technically book 4 in the series does go with the next (The dark Highlander) as it's about Drustan's Brother. However the rest in the series don't really need to be read in order. I have my favourites of the series (4,5 and 7)
So how does the audio stand up against the written version? Awesomely! Gigante is a fantastic reader for all the male roles. His different accents are great, and it brought a new feeling to the story for me. On the flip side, I found his female lead voice hard to get used to. When her roles were up, I didn't picture Gwen the same, while I read her, I find her more sarcastic and quippy and an under-the-breath kind of mutterer.. which I found didn't get protrayed as well when Gigante read her. To me she came across more flighty or air-headish due to the voice. But honestly though, I got used to his female voice and it isn't something I would count as a reason to not listen to this book again. I am sure I will use this audio copy many more times. I have read everything Karen Marie Moning has written, I am very tempted to repurchase the fever series in audio as well.. I see Gigante and a Ross will read toghether on some of those books. That would probably be awesome!
The first time I read this book I could not put it down and I have had it 4 a couple of years now and I still love to re-read it. If could find a love like is in this book I would be a happy woman 4 the rest of my life.
Scotland, time travel, complex story and wonderful multi-dimensional characters. This is the book that started my love affair with KMMs books. To have Phil Gigante read it to me somehow made it even better. I love that man's voice!
I absolutely loved this story the most (so far). It has love, passion, excitement, and humor. You, sigh, laugh, cry and want to shake the hero sometimes. Karen Marie Moning has outdone herself and as usual Phil Gigante has outdone himself bringing the characters to life with his wonderful voices. Love, love, love it,you will too.
I had stopped reading "steamy historical romance novels " years ago, and I was just looking for a good time travel story , and this was indeed a good one , although if I could have found a version without the graphic sexual scenes or descriptions of the "lusty , 6 & a half foot muscle bound 16th century highlander " it would have been perfect ( not just for the fact that's it's unlikely there existed Scotsmen that tall especially back then, (even if they had Nordic blood- nor very likely that such well-muscled men back then resembled modern day body builders on steroids) that all was a bit much to the point of an eye roll or two . But aside from those things-- the story/ plot ,& the way the author explained the time travel theories --'it actually made sense . It was all well put together -- a very clever plot that was actually delightful . If you can handle the detailed sexual romps ( just fast forward 30-60 seconds when you get to one )'you will actually enjoy this book very much .
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I listened to this series some time ago, I realized there were a few books that I haven't reviewed. So here we go. If you love highland romances with a bit of fantasy this is the series you should try. You don't necessarily have to read the books in order but there is a thread of storyline that runs through them all and the last book ties them all together, so I do recommend listening to them in order. I love Phil Gigante voice, he is so sexy. Admittedly though his female voice do leave something to be desired but when he does his highland brogue it make you melt.