Action with love
It tied the other sequels together
When they made the rescue of the kidnapping.
It tied the stories of the family together.
Loved it. Loved their story when I read it years ago and loved listening to it being read. The narrator's voice was wonderful and made the characters come to life.
Zane Mackenzie is a Navy SEAL - he is very capable, knowledgeable and intuitive and of course he is kind and gentle to the woman he has rescued and fallen in love with. What a story. I have listened to this book at least five times and each time I enjoy it as much as the first time. The Mackenzie's are a special family. I love all of the Mackenzie books. Dennis Boutsikaris is perfect for narrating this book.
A different narrator. Dennis Boutsikaris just doesn't cut it. I could listen to about five minutes before I HAD to stop.
The story is fine. This is one of my favorite Linda Howard books...just not this narrator.
His accent, his tone of voice. He made everything sound like a joke.
I was really disappointed and then I got angry. I was expecting a great listen. Instead I felt I wasted my money on this book because I can not make myself listen to it.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
This is book 3 of Linda Howard's Mackenzie series. Brainless beach read -- your typical romantic suspense. The US ambassador's daughter is abducted, so the Navy SEALS rescue her. Zane (SEAL commander) and Barrie fall in lust / love immediately. Lots of sex and several action-suspense scenes. Sizzling scene in the restaurant, after the wedding.
Zane's brother Chance stars in a sequel. The prologue and epilogue feature Chance. Great friendship between Chance and Zane. The entire Mackenzie clan shows up in epilogue, with Zane and Barrie's little girl, Nick (Mary Nicole).
Narrator Dennis Boutsikaris did an okay job, with no irritating mannerisms or affectations, but he doesn't sound tender or passionate or tough when he should. He is a very good reader, basically, but not much of a performer. I would like to see a stronger performer with a male voice portray Zane.
The book is up there. I will most likely listen to it again. That is why I think that it should have been longer. I hate it when a good story is short.
I liked the begining when all of the 'cubs' were described. I liked the whole story but the begining let me know there were others for which to look.
He was excellent!! The men sounded like men an the women sounded like women. He even can do little children. He struck just the right tone and everything. I will look for more books performed by him.
When the couple was reunited and before the wedding ceremony. I appreciate his reasoning on his restraint.
Great Love Story. No superfluous sex, but plenty where appropriate.
Great Love story with lots of action and suspense.
Hero and Heroine hiding out from terrorists which was where their love began to grow.
Linda Howard always has scenes that make me laugh and this book was no exception. Loved the scene where their daughter shows her daring taking after both her mother and father as well as her Grandfather and Uncles.
This was the first book I read by Linda Howard which inspired me to buy every book she ever wrote. Hearing it read aloud by a professional, only made me appreciate it more.
researcher, mad off-roader, desert girl
This short little listen (6+ hr) was engrossing, realistic, and well balanced. A book this short doesn't allow too much character development, but one is left really liking the characters and the action. The rescue and espionage element is balanced with relationship building. I'm glad I ignored other comments about there being too much sex in this book. Its placement was unusual perhaps, but with only two scenes, it's 9/10ths action. It isn't unlike the opening sequence of Navy Seals the movie. I had recently listened to Mackenzie's Mission and was not impressed. That too was a short book, but this one I enjoyed much more. It was striking afterward to note the 1990s copyright date. I enjoyed the family dynamics enough to order a hard copy of Mackenzie's Mountain since its not on audio, and buy audible versions of two other linda howard books.
This is a very pleasurable read and I recommend it. I would give it 4.2.