The story wasn't too bad; but I wouldn't call it memorable. The narration was certainly acceptable, and far above others that I've listened to. Overall, a simple, enjoyable story, though not one that had me listening every chance I got.
Although I enjoyed the storyline... it was buried under layers and layers and layers of repetitive discriptions of feelings, body discriptions, emotions... etc
Like I said the story was good, it would have been better had the author limited her discriptions. Towards the end it felt like she was just filling pages. It became a little frustrating.
I really enjoyed this story and the narrator did an excellent job. Now that I have started reading about the McGregor clan I have to keep going and will listen to the the rest of the Children of the Mist series. I rarely review, so when I do, it means I really like it
It was an okey book but if it wasn't on sale I would not have got it
Love to read!
I didn't LOVE this book, but I enjoyed it. There wasn't anything specifically "wrong" with it to make me not give it a 5 star rating, it just wasn't very memorable. The characters were likable and the plot was pretty good. There was sufficient romance and action. It wasn't boring or drawn out in parts. There was just something missing. It is definitely worth buying if it is on sale for $5 or if you have an extra credit.
In terms of performance, everything was very good EXCEPT the voice of Davina, the main female character. Sometimes the narrator made her sound like she was a 60 year old yuppie. Thank goodness, she actually didn't speak that much. It really got on my nerves.
I didn't make it beyond the first part of this book. The male lead is the happiest-go-lucky highlander I've ever seen in literature. He's better suited to a childrens' story than a romance. The attraction between the two main characters lacks depth, the accents are unbearable...sometimes sounding almost Hispanic at times, sometimes east Indian...rarely Scottish. There are way to many stock descriptions. The writing seems amateur, the narrator is lacking, and the motivations of the characters are underdeveloped. I would not buy this author again.
Say something about yourself!
Maybe it was because the main character wasn't a laird, but the son of a chief. Maybe it was because the leading lady wasn't tossed in with the male lead against her will...not sure what was missing but it was still a nice story.
As Rob, a highlander, passes by an Abby on the way to the Kings coronation he is dragged into a battle, he's shot with an arrow, and is begged by an English Captain to save the lady burning in the Abby. So, as any good highlander would do he saves the lady, but now what?!?! There are no survivors, and an entire English Army battalion was there protecting her....but why, who is she, and why does she have hundreds of men dying for her? She's not talking, and he's not buying she is a nobody.
There is an intricate plot, with many characters and takes place in both Scotland and England. There is a lot of talk about the English politics, kind of made it hard to keep up, but overall it was a decent story. Buy it on sale, maybe a credit if you really like this genre, but not worth buying in my opinion.
This was the first "highlander" story I've ever listened to and I loved it! The narrator's voice for the main character Rob was all wrong. The voice did not seem to flow with the descriptions of the character and at times it was annoying. Despite that however the story and the love between the two main characters was great. I will listen to the rest of the series very soon.
The story moved quickly before you could assume what would happen next. loved the characters, and loved that it was light, not melodramatic, didn't have to sit through tangents that writers get on with descriptions on the sky, or a rock, etc. it was a joy.
Retired. My hobbies are knitting, sewing and sports. To busy doing hobbies to be able to read so audible books are great for me. Also enjoy listening when driving on a long road trip.
The first two-thirds of the book moves along very slow. You keep waiting for some action, any action to start. The last third is very good but it is hard to stay with it to the end. That saved the story. Worth the read, but not the most exciting book.