Yes, the audio version gave me the time and imagination to absorb the story and the speakers voice enriched the story as it progressed.The speaker couldn't do the women's voices with perfection, however, with the speaker being a male it could hardly be expected. Still, the acting and annuncation was outstanding.
Kathleeen Woodiwess's, 'A Rose In the Winter' The auther spent plenty of time developing the sub charectors and the pov was excellent just like one of my favorite writers Kathleen Woodiwess. The book left me wanting more.
The inflection of passion to the dialog that is missed by merely reading the book.
I didn't want the story to end and felt a little sad to say good bye to the charectors.
Really good read...I am so tired of reading a romance written with the sole pov of the hero is lust and the story centers around the couples sex life. Even though this story had it's far share of sex scenes it didn't make me gag and say, 'Enough Already'. The author did a good job of capturing my interest in the Scottish scenery, strong dialog,and clever plot satisfied my opinion that this was indeed a good story.
I'm a MA in Theatre and love a good story. I also sometimes forget to proofread my reviews so sorry for any typos ;)
Every literary gal or romance fan has the occasional flash of what it would be like to travel back in time or into a favorite novel and interact with the locals - I admit misjudgement when I ignored the bad reviews for just such an adventure promised me in the summary. I claim stupidity based on a desire for more things Scottish, having just plowed through the Outlander series in anticipation on an upcoming visit to the highlands.
This book was agony. I actually groaned out loud when I heard the voice chosen for this piece and tho he did an okay job the manly-manly voice got old real quick. Also, these brilliant beautiful snarky people were idiotic and cheesy not to mention completely blind to everything going on around them.
Its just. So. Bad.
I finished it only because I had a long drive and nothing new and also out of curiousity at how far a woman who has, according to the suggestions on Audible, written even more of these books could possibly take the sheer blindness of her beloved characters.
I give everyone, including the editors who allowed this, a 2 only because Im really digging all things Scottish right now and know it could have been so much worse.
AKA The Geeky Blogger
Bought on Audible
Audio Rating: 3.5
What I Loved: Adrienne was such a perfect woman for a man like the Handsome Hawk. I laughed so many times while listening to this book, pretty sure the people around me thought I was a bit crazy. It really was just such a fantastic combination of romance and humor. Really the best part is that this is a Paranormal romance but the two leads are perfectly human. It really was a great twist on the genre.
What I Liked: How the Fey played into the story and getting a glimpse into the couple that started the Guardians that we see in the Fever series. I actually think reading that series first added a little extra oomph to this book!
Audio Specific Review: Narrated by Phil Gigante (who was the male voice in the last 2 of the Fever Series) and he did an excellent job on Hawk's and the rest of the male voices. It took awhile to get use to the voice that he used for Adrienne though, it was a little to high pitched for my taste. Still a very fun listen and Phil has a knack for pacing (not to fast, not to slow)!
Why I gave it a 3.75: The story was very strong and the audio was pretty good also. It was fun, sweet, and full of great Historical moments that I love!
Who I would recommend this too: Historical and Paranormal Romance readers. This romance has a bit of both!
I loved this book and all the others that followed. You wont be disappointed by any of the Highlander series. I dispoisted that there are only 4 books in this collection. I really hope there will be more Highlander series soon.
This is a spellbinding book that makes me want to keep driving I listen to it on my way to work and back and I love the highlander I just wish there were still men like this in todays world. Phil Gigante is a great voice for all the characters and makes the story come to life. Thanks both to Karen Phil and Audible for making a lonley woman dream of a better life out there. I helps to take my mind off of the problems I face they take me to another time and place where women are cherished and treated like a woman should be treated. Not where they are taken for granted and used up and then discarded like last weeks garbage to make room for another.
If you are interested in this genre, then read The Outlander series by Diana G. These books were a cheap thrill with poor writing. Not impressed at all.
I had high hopes for this book as it is the first in a series and I'm dying to be hooked on new series, but this book feel real short. I found the story was lacking depth and the vocie of the narrator did little to bring to life a slow, dull story. I was expecting more.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I love highland books, and let me tell you, I have no idea what this book is about because I counldn't get pass the horrible narration. Narration can really kill a good book. The voice of Hawk was way too over done. I get Hawk was supposed to be this great and powerful guy, but really, using such a forced baratone voice over did it. Then all the women voices was like listening to a man make fun a woman. Like how boys pick on girls and taunt them in funny female voice. Yes, Narration killed this book. I bet the story was probably good, but I didn't even get into because the voices was sooo outlandish.
Now, the story did manage to listen to was so confusing. First, why in the world would the MAGIC King bring a female from another century back in time just to punish Hawk. How would making him fall in love be a punishment? Second, there are too many kings! A mortal king that hates Hawk, plus the Magic King that hates Hawk too,... So confusing. Lastly, when the girl, I can't even remember her name, is brought back in time... Why is the King mean and mad to her. If she is suppose to replace his daughter, that he killed, shouldn't he be nice. I don't get it...
It dosen't matter, the narration was so bad that I could never piece anything together. Please save your credit for something worth it. THis is not worth the credit.