I think this would have made more sense as the last book in the series.
As with the entire series, it is fun to imagine these characters dealing with the reality of being in a place and time that is centuries apart from their own. The human implications of being immortal and of commanding magic for good or ill add another enjoyable layer.
He does them all well. When you can recognize a favorite character from a previous story when they show up in the current story, you know your narrator is pretty remarkable. Thank you Mr. Gigante.
Looking forward to the next in the series.
Have a Boomerang Millenial Daughter. We like her, she likes us so, nice to have her back. Both my Husband and I are Proud USN Veterans.
Of the series, this so far is my favorite one.
I never compare apples and oranges. Different genres each have their own appeal.
Chloe. Cautious but fearless. She never expected what she got. She also was very joyful, which helped The Dark not be so dark.
When Dageus and Chloe meet. Condom wrapper, condom wrapper, MAXIMUS condom wrapper!!!!
Absolutely and I did.
This whole series, is so well written, performed beautifully. I never had to wonder which character was talking except the twins, as they should but when the words came out, then I knew which twin it was.
This is a fantastic book! It runs the full gambit of emotions. I laughed, cried, held my breath. Karen Marie Moning just keeps writing more sensationally with each book and transports us to the romantic magical highlands. Phil Gigante uses his magical voice with his sexy Scottish brogue to make us fall in love with the characters. I find it harder and harder to return from their world. I can't recommend this book highly enough. Be sure to read it!
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I listened to this series some time ago, I realized there were a few books that I haven't reviewed. So here we go. If you love highland romances with a bit of fantasy this is the series you should try. You don't necessarily have to read the books in order but there is a thread of storyline that runs through them all and the last book ties them all together, so I do recommend listening to them in order. I love Phil Gigante voice, he is so sexy. Admittedly though his female voice do leave something to be desired but when he does his highland brogue it make you melt.
This is the 5th book in Karen Marie Monings incredible 'The Highlander' series. I love and recommend them all but HIGHLY recommend you read them in order! They each do stand alone however this one is definitely a Continuation of #4 'kiss of the Highlander' and knowing THAT story truly makes THIS story what it is -Wonderful! These are the only two books of this series that are directly related as they are the stories of a pair of twins. This book is wound into the results of 'Kiss of the Highlander' so well that one needs the other if you want to truly understand all that there is beneath the surface.
This series was my introduction to Scottish Historical Romance books and is to blame for my obsession and addiction to the genre'. It is almost impossible to find others that compare as this series is by far my all time favorite. That may be why this was my fourth time listening to it and it is as good now as it was the 1st time!
Karen Marie Moning writes a tale with so much talent that you can never, not ever, be bored. In this one the Druid magic is all consuming woven together with legend, mystery, romance, a little time travel and a whole lot wonderful.
NARRATOR: I adore the warm sexy tone and yummy Scots brogue of Phil Gigante. I do find it distracting when, on occasion, his female voices might lose their femininity momentarily. Otherwise he is masterful.
HEAT FACTOR: Hot! Sex is a underlying component, not crude and not erotica, but it is there steaming and sizzling throughout the book.
This series by Moning is really enjoyable. I was not sure I would like all the time travel, but it has been interesting. I feel like there is a bit of a disconnect between the first three in the series and the rest, but the rest are tied together very well. I can't decide if book 4 or 5 is my favorite-both great stories and fun to read. Actually I would highly recommend the whole series.
And the review would not be complete without commenting on Phil Gigante. He is an excellent narrator and I will be looking for his readings in the future!
Omg!!! They just keep getting better and better... I love the narrator brogue his fanatic. This story is fill of adventure, love, torment, happiness all thought not in that order. love all the characters in this book. So worth a credit or two. Download this book you won't regret it.
The writing was very well done. Characters were completely developed and the setting rich with details that captured the senses. While each book stands alone, reading the whole series gave each book greater depth. Truly an excellent series.
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The narrator is excellent and does a great Scottish accent - in fact, he does several slightly different versions of it for Daegus, Durstan, and others through the story. And I like having a man narrator for Ms Moning's books because it adds something extra to the tone and overall depth. Her male characters are very much "men's men" so a woman narrator would ruin the mood entirely.
The Dark Highlander is one of my favorites from this author - Daegus is my kind of man and I like the way he thinks. The interactions between him and his conscience, his brothers, his father and Chloe are heartfelt and ring true. This is a man you can cheer for and get wrapped up in. The love scenes in the Dark Highlander are very steamy and start the book off with a bang. Fair warning....don't listen to this one with your Echo or a public Bluetooth speaker in mixed company. My one star deduction is for Chloe - she felt a bit like a weaker, less fun copy of Gwen from an earlier book in this series. Honestly, I didn't care for her much and I am really, really tired of the "heroine must be pure and untouched" trope in romances.