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.
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.
Loved the characters! Loved the story! Well written, well read
First time I've heard Dennis Boutsikaris
several moments moved me, the rescue, when Zane came to fetch Berry
Loved the way Zane responded to Berry, and the way Berry responded to 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.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
Not too bad. The narrator was too mechanical, but the story could have been excellant.
Change the narrator
Yes, but not with the current narrator.
I know when I read romances like this, I am not going to have to wonder if it was based on actual people. Its not believable--Its just meant to be fun. A simple escape, whose very purpose is not to take it too seriously. This story is as shallow as they come. Perhaps their conversations were edited out. Their relationship is primarily based on sex. Little more than PG13 sex. Ok, well in a movie it would be an "R" tho' this story isn't going to steam up any showers. However, Linda Howard spins her story and I was entertained while it lasted. She writes true to her style and the narrator did a good job. I believe Linda Howard is one of the best at what she does--pleasant escapes.
Mackenzie's Pleasure is a "classic" Linda Howard written in the early 90's. My ONLY complaint is that this audio book is in one big 7 hour chunk. In other words, it's on one big track ... if i fall asleep or miss something, there is no way to go back a few seconds, because it only "rewinds" to the start of the 7 hours. Part of that is the design of my Dell DJ, but most audio books are broken into separate chapters, so if 4 hours in, you've lost track of what's going on, you only have to re-listen to a chapter or so. Not this one. This is just annoying!