Ravished by the Highlander was entertaining (and steamy in a couple of spots). The antagonist was heard throughout the story. And what I really liked is that even to the very end, the story wasn't predictable. It was refreshing and I enjoyed it.
There is some "meat" in the story, too, in the form of historic political connections/relationships that you have to pay attention to to really understand why some decisions are made. With this in mind, this isn't just a fluffy little story.
Carrington MacDuffie is an excellent narrator in this book. The mens voices were each very different and believable. She wasn't forced and was very conversational. I enjoyed her reading almost more than any other I've heard.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
I was in the mood for "Highlander" when my credit came in &this was just a perfect fit for my craving…lol
The forbidden love between Robert MacGregor (first born son of Laird MacGregor) and Davina Montgomery (English lady) was sweet, scintillating and so enjoyable! The fact that Quinn used historical accounts as the backdrop for the plot worked perfectly for this love affair because as the tension and problems came from external forces, it allowed the love between Rob and Davina to build upon, effortlessly. There are no prolonged silly misunderstandings or lack of communication between the two.--It's all about timing as the two decide to give in to the flood of emotions and passion they feel for each other, and I think that's the best kind of romance.
I am excited to continue with the series due to all of the supporting characters & gorgeous Highland men as most will have their own book. Quinn created a very exciting landscape with interesting clan members, connections to the Throne and the English court etc.
I say that Davina was ravished by the right Highlander because with so many hotties introduced in this first start of the series---any one of them could have easily fallen in love with her….but, Rob was perfect for her. In guarding the secret to her origin and station, she needed a protector. Rob was salvage on the battle field in fighting those who hunted her, and he was the most tender, romantic and sweet lover. I really liked Davina's spirit, friendliness, and desire to be happy in life. She made all of the right choices!
The end to this story was fabulous and dramatic, but you can't have anything less when the rules around a "forbidden love" are being shattered.
Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie did a great job with the female voices. I particularly liked the sweet, ladylike and formal voice she created for Davina. Yet, her male voices & Scottish accent took some getting used to. I giggle each time she pronounced "father" as "feather" in her Scottish accent.
Overall, this was a great listening experience! No epilogue, but that should be ok since the series continues & everyone is very well-connected. LOVE ME SOME HIGHLANDERS!!!
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
Probably not...I have listened to better Highlander books. The narration is not the best and the main Highlander seems kind of sappy. He's strong and then so easily turns mushy....I don't know it just seems he changed too quickly for my taste.
I will only because I want to hear the rest of the brothers and family members stories.
I don't want to be cruel, but this is the worst narrator I have listened to so far after 4 years of audio books. She has a pleasant voice for females and her regular speaking voice is fine. The problem is the male voices ... at least the Scottish voices sound weird. I finally got to where it wasn't a major hindrance, but that took a few hours! The romantic scenes were slightly spoiled by the narration. The narrator just didn't seem to have the right inflection at the right times. I felt like someone was reading to me vs. feeling like I was in the story.
I found this book to be monotonous in its details and lacking in the storyline.
I would like a story with a bit more speed and excitement.
Maybe someone with more inflection in her voice.
I cannot comment, I could not stay awake long enough to really say. I did make several attempts. I just don't think it was the right book for me.
I do enjoy a book about Highlanders and this one had an interesting premise. The female lead hung on a bit too long to "I can never be myself or with a man", but finally gave in. The male was just what I like - handsome, tough, big, warrior, etc. My biggest complaint is the narrator, though for a woman she made a decent attempt at male voices. When you have a book, or series of books, where the main characters you are following are male, they need to be read by a male narrator, like Robert Petkoff, who reads Kresley Cole's Immortals after Dark series. I have every one of those that are out. I won't get the rest of these on audio. Maybe at the library.
Yes, quite an enjoyable listen. Good story and great narration!
looking forward to all of the books in the series.
It seemed to not keep you interested. It was boring and slow.
Told more about how it came to be and less gore
Narator was great
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
certainly not the best book i ever read but i enjoyed it. i enjoy this type of book when i need a break from other deeper thought provoking books. this is one of those books that you can just put your ear buds on close your eyes and listen to a story about love and a couples never ending need for one another. with the hero being a highlander though there is always his brute strength which he uses to protect her from all that would harm her or try to claim her and to prove his love for her. Makes you kind of sigh at the end.
the narrator drove me nuts doing the heroes voice.
Yes, I would.
Not too bad
I bought this book because of all the great reviews but after listening to it, I'm not all sure why. The story was nice. The hero and heroine fell too easily in love. There were really no fighting it at all. It was too easily predicted what would happened at then end. There were really no obstacles. Don't get me wrong, the obstacles were thought off but never really came to be. As I said, there were really no fighting it. They came too easily to be. Overall, though, it was a 3 star. Not all that great but not all that bad.