One of the silliest books I have tried to listen to. It was a waste of a credit but my fault. I should have read more reviews and saved myself from trying to get through first 2 hours.
This one sits right near the top of my favorites. While not a great fan of the Scots, I do love the way Phil makes you see these wonderful people. The story line as well as the emotions and characters are so real.
When the heroine finally concedes to truly love her highlander is such a wondrous feeling. While lowest is equally felt when he loses her. Oh, the pain.
He actually did a fabulous job as the Adrienne, the wife of the highlander.
Time travel to find love is forever a passion we can all dream of.
I have only begun the series and I cannot wait to get to the rest.
Yes. I really enjoy Karen Marie Moning's Fever series and Phil Gigante is a great reader. However, I won't be listening to any more books from this series.
This is a true and typical romance novel. I bought it because I enjoy other books from this author, but this particular one just isn't my cup of tea.
it was a pretty good story
yes, and I have not liked him as much in other books
Love story, beyond times
If you like Highlander stories, this is worth listening to.
Not sure it wants to be a 4 or 5 star book
None - it was completely abridged except for the "romance" parts.
The writer was recommended by an older woman (like me in her sixties) after I enjoyed Outlander and The Discovery of Witches - a totally different type of literature I'd ever read before. I thought it would be a nice little driving distraction. I found myself laughing at the pretense, the dialogue and the characters. This book is why I don't like romance novels. I will say that if you're looking for a little light porn, it is probably not a bad way to go. Just don't confuse it with a love story.
I love the characters. The confusion and hurt of Hawk' The hurt and betrayal of Kate's past love, and the shrewdness of the blacksmith kept everything up in the air.
I hate giving away anything in Books. It ruins parts for everyone who reads or listens to stories. There is one part on being a mid wife that brings out the differences and advances in medicine.
No. This was the first one.
No. I listen to the audio stories while commutting
I could imagine living in castles. Now I would love to go there and see the place for myself.
I found this book to be completely far fetched as far as character emotions go. Even in a fantasy i like to think that the characters reactions can be somewhat believable. There were A LOT of sex scenes and i ended up skipping the ones near the end. A good listen if sex is what you're looking for. It was a bit too much for me.
Probably not from Moning
Hawk's character was not well developed--didn't act true to his nature. Most disappointing was that it was mostly about their sex life rather than that being a facet of their relationship.
Accent was good.
Several but will give one: after they make love the scene where he stands looking out the bedroom window.
I've enjoyed other time travel & highlander novels but this fell short of my expectations.
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I do not make a decision on whether to read or not a book based on decisions because I do understand that people have different perceptions and tastes. However, I do like to read reviews on every book I read, then I've decided to start writing them up as well lol
It's my first Moning book and I loved it! Of course, I have a weakness about "highlands" hee hee... but she wrote a good story! Strong-willed, poweful, extremely manly and dominant hero, pretty normal in this kind of genre. And the heroine, really beautiful, but having not had good look in her love life, has been hurt before and now fights against that stereotype of man. I loved the way she developed the story and everything around them.
I've read some reviews bringing to attention the fact that the time and culture accuracy are off. Well....speaking for myself, I am not that anal, after all, this is fictional fantasy,, it's literature... which means, anything is possible and permittable. Who really cares if in that time, they had coffee, tea, or potatoes for that matter.... the heroine is addicted to coffee (like me), NOT ALE..... *spoiler* :) He bargains with her... morning kisses for her morning coffee LOL if she is anything like me, I'm not gonna pay the tool for ALE but I'd definitely do it for coffee :)
Another topic of quite a few bad reviews I've read was the narrator. I have nothing to complain about him. I personally think Mr. Gigante did a great job both with the males and females voices. I like that he doesn't try to hard to make the accent; he doesn't try to hard to high pitch his voice for a female voice, to me it sounds natural; and last but not least, his intonation. I like that he gasps, laugh, chuckle, grawl, etc, etc..... He doesn't narrate those actions being done, but does them!
I hope my review have helped :)
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
I'm at a loss as to how this writer could ever be compared to Diana Gabaldon. There is no comparison, I'm at a complete loss as to how this book ever got published. It is juvenile and extremely frustrating to listen to as the narrator is very annoying.
The story line is quite pathetic especially the "love" story it tries portray as there is nothing in it that has any ring of truth to it. It's a work of fiction to the extreme but in every book you want to feel that the love story the author touches upon is at the very least fesible somewhere. I found everything in this book to be unbelievabe on every level. Sorry I wasted my money.