I was all excited about starting a new book so I purchased Hellion and the Highlander. I was SOOO disappointed as soon as I heard the narrator's voice that I had to turn it off because it was annoying me to much.
While the narration is not the best, the plot and characters are engaging. I have listened to the trilogy multiple times.
Lady Averill is compassionate, clever, and devoted to her husband's well-being.
Her narration was not enjoyable.
As a part of the Highlander trilogy, I would highly recommend it.
I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.
Though poorly titled, the story is about interesting and even endearing characters that amuse and also come alive under a narrative style that proves surprisingly good. It's true that the narrator seems rather quiet and almost (but not quite) monotone at first, but I liked that she did not intrude her personality as narrator, allowing each character to come alive in a myriad of voices. Some narrators cause their own energy to leak into the characters, but this one is a quiet backdrop for her characters to come alive against.
When Averil goes to find Cade before the marriage to explain all her "faults" to him since she believes he can't see her due to his head injury.
Wonderful voicing of each character, with a particularly sexy and scottish voice for Cade, the main male character.
Cade and Averill together.
One of the very few Highlander romances where I listened to scenes more than one time. The genre is so repetitive that once you've heard it once, it loses interest. But the relationships in this story are extremely endearing, especially the way Cade "handles" Averill.
For the genre, this was very good. No, it isn't classic literature, but no one expects that of an historical romance. However, what really hooked me with these books was the narrator. Palka has such a melodic voice and pleasant accent - I literally use these books to fall asleep when I have insomnia.
Now, not that the stories are boring, far from it. The first time through, I had a difficult time turning them off. If you are a fan of Hannah Howell, you will love these three books. They are very typical, formulaic Highland romances, nothing terribly original, but again, if you are wanting a mind-numbing, heart-warming, gently erotic sip of passionate escape, that is exactly what you will get from this series.
An interesting story with believable characters and well narrated. I finished it in 1 sitting, I would call it "A PAGE TURNER".
If you can make it through the boring lady reading the book, it might be good.
Chosen a different narrator
Narrator needs work on dialectic and differentiation between characters.
I couldn't get through the first 10 minutes of the book because the narrator was so irritating.
Part of the reason I listen to historical romances is because the when the narrator uses the dialect and accents from the specific country. When it is done correctly the narrator transports the listener back to the time and period the book is set in.
The plot of the story does carry one onto the action eagerly.
The Devil of course.
Yeah but I couldn't, work gets in the way. But did listen at every free moment.
Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
What a boring disaster of an audio book. It's unbelievable that this woman reads books for money. With over 100 audio books, this is by far the worst narrator.