new mom in 2007
I was really hoping to enjoy this listen, and I think the narrator does a good job, but the story is terrible. I've gotten through about half and I keep asking myself why I keep going. I really hate not finishing a book, but I don't know if I can make it through this one. The heroine is just plan irritating and annoying--ohh, I had a bad experience with a total sleeze who happened to be handsome, so all handsome men must be complete sleeze.
I haven't decided yet.
I did think the narrator did a good job voicing the different characters, and that his different accents for the different characters, both male and female, were quite good. He's the only redeeming feature of the book.
This book made me both annoyed and irritated.
Don't bother this this book--read Diana Gabaldon's amazing Outlander series instead.
I kept wondering how he managed to read it without falling off his chair laughing.
The idiotic female protagonist.
Pitiful bodice ripper.
Makes the girl voices sound silly.
Tries to include humor in exactly the wrong spots, and it never works. Actively disliked the ending to the second book. Deleted the third.
No this was not my kind of book. I don't know what she was aiming for but she missed the mark with this book. Sorry but I just did not like anything about this book.
She plays keep-away, the he plays keep-away, then when they both stop playing, the story finally happens in the last quarter of the book. It's not the books fault, but I thought I was getting a historical fiction/time travel novel. There is almost no history and the time travel is minimal and barely a side story. This is a romance novel.
Oh, an it definitely should have been read by a woman. The man's voice was distracting and weird.
I listen to a lot of books so I'm always searching for my next read. This series was recommended in a forum along with a lot of series which I do like, so I thought I'd try it.
I love supernatural romance mysteries. Sookie Stackhouse, Mercy Thompson, Cat and Bones, Gabaldon's Outlander. I even slurped up the Twilight series.
This is not like that. This is Fabio-on-the-cover, insipid, stereotypical, SNL-skit pure romance novel.
It is possible to write a romance that assumes the reader/listener has some intelligence and is looking for a diversion from everyday life. This one does not. The storyline was poor and the nature of the characters was completely unrealistic and shallow. I don't care that it is a fairytale romance, it is possible to give the characters some depth without taking away from the story. The book also played out every cliche in the romance genre ad nauseum.
I listened to The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind
I couldn't understand the King and Queen's voices because of some editing quirk. They were supposed to sound disembodied and powerful, but I just couldn't understand what they were saying. As far as the narrator, his accents were a little inconsistent, but he was all right.
Since it would be unreasonable to cut the whole book, I guess I will go with the scene where he is gentling a horse and his kilt flies up and she sees he is hung like one... MAJOR EYE ROLL!!!
I spent the vast majority of this listen rolling my eyes and counting the minutes until it was over. I am SHOCKED this book got 4 stars.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
At least half of the story being changed. I had big hopes for this but was definitely let down. It was so far past unbelievable, confusing, and was wayyy unromantic. In addition to that, the narrator makes Adrian sound whiny and child like. It is quite annoying. I honestly don't think this particular storyline could have resulted in a a higher rating.
I'm currently downloading One Night of Sin by Gaelen Foley. I am hoping that book is a much needed improvement from here.
The female voice was annoying and the way he made Hawk sound....ugh he sounded like a stupid barbarian. It sounded like an awful play with one person acting out every character. Sighing....unimpressive.
All of them, that way there would not be a Beyond the Highland Mist.
I wish I didn't have to write such a negative review but I read many reviews that help me make selections. I definitely appreciate the honesty of each reader so I think its only fair that I am absolute honest in my experience. Trust me, don't buy it, rent it, or even use a credit. Sorry...
I listen while I work.
No for Karen - The story was interesting, but took too long to get through. I am not sure what kept me listening, as I was ready to quit about 1/4 through. The story line was truly predictable. The characters were good, but the conflict took too long and after a while I was listening just to be sure that what I knew would be the ending was truly going to be the ending - and it was.
Yes for Phil Gigante - I do not recommend it except for the man reading it - he was awesome and his accents and pace were probably why I kept reading.
How long the story took to tell and the fact that the conflict between the main characters went on much longer than it would in real life, or any other kind of fairy tale. It was predictable.
His accents were marvelous and I really enjoyed his pacing and tones for the characters. I think I kept listening just because of his telling the story.
The plat seemed weak and the story moved s-l-ow.
As I typed earlier, I ound the plot to be weak
He did a great job.