This book was, well.... painful. I fell asleep three times during the course of it. The story was not as endearing as the 1st book and not as interesting as the 2nd book. But, yes, I will continue the series as I am invested now.. I am hoping the next book is better... :-(...
This was my first experience with the Highlander Series and with Karen Marie Moning.
The author is a good story teller, but was shocked by the detail in the love scenes. Makes me nervous to find out what books are listed in the "Erotica & Sexuality" section... Certainly should be listed under the romance genre... Despite the R rated scenes, I still enjoyed the love story and even downloaded the next in the series, which I would give the same review to.
The reader did an okay job. I agree with other reviewers that his interpretation of female voices is extremely terrible and can be distracting, however he does a great job on the narration and the male voices. Once past the first hour, I got used to it and it didn't bother me much.
I would recommend to my girlfriends as a great steamy escape, however would never admit to reading these books to any of my guy friends in a million years. I'd probably listen to it again in the far future...
The story was alright, but the female character comes across so whiny. The narrator did not help. His female voice pulls you right out of the story.
The story had lots of gaps in bringing the fantasy world to fully believable life. The male narrator's attempt at all the female voices was horrible. This includes how he did the heroine which made me start to dislike her just because of his grating falsetto. This was a disappointment.
would like to think i would like the book better if i read it myself, but honestly i will never be able to get the narrators voice out of my head. He was fine as the guy even though i found his accent inconsistent (sometimes he sounded more deep south than Scottish.) But when he read the female character's parts, it was just plain bad. Dont waste your credits. I thought the others were exagerating- they werent. It is that bad.
Absolutely loved this book! Loved the way Karen Marie Moning can so accurately discribes the emotions each character is feeling.and the way narrator Phil Gigante makes me feel the emotions too. I can't wait to read the rest of the series, it is fantastic!
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I have read all of Karen Marie Moning's books and I love them all, especially the Highlander series. As they have come on sale I have picked them up and now I own them all on audiobook. I am relistening to them again periodically . My favorites are The Highlander's Kiss and Spell of a Highlander but I like them all really well. The narrator is super sexy especially his highland accent, but admittedly not the greatest female voices.
Take some time travel .... add some highland romance with some fae magic and let Karen Marie Moning turn it all into a thrilling novel that will entertain you every time you read or listen to it. I think this was my 4th listen. This series was my intro to Scottish Historical Romance novels. It was also to blame for my long standing addiction to the genre'. Yet I have never found anything like it even though it is the ruler by which I measure them all.
This specific book is as unique unto itself as are all the others and at the same time they all play off of a similar theme. The genius who wrote these is Carefully crafting the endgame which begins its tale in her next series. (fae fever) Each of the Highlander books stand alone and any one of the Highlander books is a story in itself. Yet the theme does take you somewhere if you choose to follow it. I unfortunately read the "fae fever" series first and then went back to read these. I recommend them IN ORDER. But that's not actually nessesary.
NARRATOR: Phil Gigante is excellent. Some of the female voices come off Masculine from time to time but it doesn't hurt anything. His warm sexy tones and romantic Scottish brogue made listening to him a pleasure. His performance is masterful!
CREDITWORTHY? Without a doubt yes! l'd pay for each listen if I had to.
HEAT FACTOR: OH MY! OFF the charts, full rolling boil, steamy, sexy , smokey but not crude.!