This could have been a pretty entertaining book, it has a pretty good story line but overall the book is not very well developed. I've seen quite a few complaints about the narrator. I actually thought he had quite a beautiful voice for the male parts, but the female voices were painful to listen to... sort of like Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie... which is fine for a movie, not so great for a book. I did make it through to the end, but it was so predictable and formulaic, it was an effort to get there.
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It's a silly, typical bodice ripper, badly written - laughable actually - with EXCELLENT narration and production value! Phil Gigante talking in Scottish brogue is amazing! Pity about the actual STORY! LOL
If this could be redone narrated by Holter Graham instead I would like to get it again(all the books in her series) because the way Phil Gigante does women's parts they sound more like drag queens, the men's parts are alright though.
Turned it off after one chapter, it was painful to listen to the bad writing in this. If you want to read about a highland gigalo, a slut for a queen, then I guess have it. It was the worst first chapter of a romance i have every read/listened to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I had hoped there would be a great story line that went with this romance, however, most of this was the he wants her, she wants him but won't say so, back and forth. There was no mystery, no intrigue, it was boring. Even the so called romance was boring. I listened because I paid for it. I can't say anything about her other series, but this one is not worth it.
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.