I wanted to use corny, but along with a lack luster reading the book truely rates a stronger negative. Comparing this author to Dianne Gabaldon is like comparing an NBA star to a highschooler because they both bounce a round rubber ball.
I know from what I read before I purchased this book that there is a following for this story but it is not going to be me. I could not even force myself to listen to it on my trip and ended up listening again to an Odd Thomas book that I had recently finished. I imagine if you are a person who likes to read the "steamy" romance novels .. you know, the ones where the two main characters start out fighting or for one reason or another think they hate each other. Then they find each other irresistible but can't let it show. Later they start to soften up to each other but something happens and they again are at each other's throat ... back and forth, over and over and over. That is pretty much a review of the book, well as much of it as I could stand to listen to. Terribly boring and predictable.
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Karen Marie Moning is a wonderful story teller. I love the romantic elemenets in this story, the adventure, and the funny moments. Don't be shy give it a try. Then check out all the Highlander books and move on to the Fever series. KMM books just get better and better. I am hooked ...can't wait to see what's next from this author.
As a fan of the Highlander movies and television series, I thought I would try some of the books in this series. I was terribly disappointed. If the author would have left the cheesy romance part out of it, it might have been an ok story. The writing is so predictable...."throbbing shaft of manhood" and her "sweet honeypot" - it was just laughable. I went through the book because I paid for it, but I will happily delete it forever. Now, if you're into romance novels, you might enjoy it, but this is not what I was expecting.
Fun in concept, but only moderate in delivery. Personally I like a little less explicit disclosure and more subtlety in my romances. Every kiss seems to be a battle of the wills between the love (or sex or power) -starved. Plot offers promising twists and layers but the reader's breathless urgency mixed with the every-touch-a-love scene got old. If you are looking for an ongoing romp between the legs without much intellect, it is quite fun. And don't be lured by the "highlander" motif -- it is a setting, a premise for fairy manipulations of human fates. Gives the author little more than the chance to titilate the reader with worn out bawdy references to what men have under kilts. Depends on what you are looking for, but I think I will pass on the sequels.
It is hard to say if I would have enjoyed this book with a different narrator. This guy is absolutey terrible. His female voice for Adrienne is AWFUL. It is whiny and definately does not depict the supposed "strong woman of the 20th centurye". I am through part 1 and suffering the rest. I had high hopes for this series and I only hope the next books narrator does a much better job.
I like the books (the whole series). I read the entire series last year & am now listening to the books. Of course, they're exactly the same, and I still enjoy the stories but what knocks my review down to 3 stars is the narration...has anyone else noticed (and been cracked up by) the narrator's almost Jamaican accent when what he's going for is a Scottish accent? And the voices he does are pretty lame. But the Jamaican accent thing...I've actually had to stop listening to laugh!
I am a HUGE Karen Moning and Fever series fan so I decided to try this first book. Unfortunately the narrator was so awful with the female voices that I was distracted from the story throughout the entire book. I don't think I can go on to the next book as the same narrator does all 7 of them. Also, it was hard to believe that this was written by the same author who wrote the Fever series that are incredibly great. Even for a romance novel, it was ok, not great though.
I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
I loved this book and Phil Gigante has such a sexy voice. I can't believe anyone would not drool at his wonderful Scottish accent! I have listened to this book more than 10 times and I will no doubt listen to it again.
While this isn't the best of Moning's Highlander series, it's a more-than-decent start.I've certainly found Moning to be the best of the Highlander genre.