Lynsay Sands is one of my favorites and having read all I can find I haven't yet found one of her books that I don't like, (except I don't read Vampire books So I can't comment about those). Her books are well written with colorful personalities and exciting plotlines. Her ability to transport you to a time and place where you can practically hear, see and smell the surroundings is always enjoyable. She weaves a tale with emotions and dramas that catch your attention and hold it all the while you're working out the mysteries and motives behind the characters and events. And still it's delivered in a way that makes you smile.
NARRATOR: Mariann Palka is not among the narrators that I enjoy listening to. Her accents are not right and the cadence , rythym and speed , are distracting at best. Let me say that she does NOT add any thing to increase the enjoyment of this tale and at the same time not detract from the story itself if you can get used to her speach. Listen to the snippet.
CREDITWORTHY? I say yes. After you listen to the snippet and are OK with it, then YES!
HEAT FACTOR : steamyl!!
+++ review edit: third listen and still love it!
Married to retired Navy E2 pilot, mom to three, grandmom to three. Work full time as an Office Manager.
I have listened to almost 300 audible books, and this was the worst narration of them all! It was too hard to get beyond it to find any merit in the story.
It was hard to tell if the book was good or not because the narrator was that bad.
So horribly bland and blase.
I was just so surprised that the poor narration of this book was ok'd by the author and publisher. Would love to know what the thought process was in that.
I listened to "Devil of the Highlands" a few weeks after listening to "The Bride" by Judy Garwood. There are so many similarities that I found myself making a list. A young English woman marries a Highland laird (in one story to escape a "wicked stepmother" and in one story by edit of the king). The young brides fumble their way through their new roles. In both stories their is a subplot, the Lairds' previous wives dying under mysterious circumstances. Too much to be a coincidence. Did anyone else notice this?
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Loved this book. Ms. Sands is my new favorite Author! Can't wait to read the second book in this series. Keep writing about these wonderful Highlanders.
I am easily amused!
This book amazes me. I cannot be believe anyone would publish it. I love any book based in Scotland but I think this was written for the neurologically impaired or for readers with english as a second language. Every thought and concept was repeated at least twenty times. The narrator has got to be the worst I have ever heard and the story fell very flat. Don't waste your time.
I love books, it's my great escape.
Wow I really liked this story. It was really charming, sweet and utterly delightful. I will purchase more from this author. Oh, and by the way the narrator sounded so authentic.