60 plus female living and working in New Zealand
This book was a perfect mix of romance,intrigue,suspense,history ans sex!
The way the story flowed,which left you wanting to keep listening.
He reads at a perfect pace that is easy to listen to
I think I would stick to the title as it really does encompass everything
Best book I have listened to in a long time
Edwina "I Love Books'
The Characters and The Story
His female voices. Don't sound like females!!
Highlander Untamed was a very enjoyable story. Feuding Clans The MacLeods and MacDonalds are order by King James to Handfast The chief of MacLeod's Rory to the Chief of MacDonald's daughter Isabel. There relationship starts out tremulous and very rocky, The couple just don't trust one another. Isabel's duty is to find the MacLeods legendary Fairy Flag and the Secret entrance to the Keep. She must seduce her new husband to tell his secrets. Rory is no fool and a excellent hero. Very sexy Alpha male. He suspects what Isabel is up. However these two have such strong chemistry and attraction to one another that it cannot be deny. They actually grow in Love. I loved to watch there relationship grow from lust to trust to love and finally forsaking all others. Isabel is a beautiful young women, kind and very intelligent. Rory is everything a women would or should want in a man. Tall, handsome, strong and intelligent, also very honorable. I fell in love with this couple. I couldn't stop reading this story and read it straight through. Monica McCarty is fast becoming one of my best and favorite Historical Romance authors. All her characters are based in reality of notable Historical figures. Her storyline figures around past historical events. She truly has done her research. If I had any complaint it would the near rape attempt. Not necessary and it sort of threw cold water on the story. Just for a minute. I Highly Recommend Highlander Untamed.
The intense relationship between Rory and Isabel. I fell in love with them being together. It wasn't an easy journey, which is what makes it so much more delicious when the do fall in love.
When Rory thinks she is betraying him....his reaction and her's made me actually tear up! So wonderful! I was so emotional for both of them!
When Isobel sneaks back in to the castle and runs into Rory.... love!
An epic love story between enemies.
Antony Ferguson has the hottest Highlander voice ever!!!
First, the narration. These characters, on the Isle of Skye, have....French accents? Not Scottish, that's for sure. The narrator also has a habit of reading one sentence really quickly. And then a looonnnnggg pause.....and-another-sentence-really-quickly. That latter was irksome at first but I got used to it. The French accents, though...
And then the story. You could see right from chapter one what idiotic thing the heroine would do as the story's requisite tension/climax. It's like those horror movies where you want to smack the girl who's about to go in the closet instead of out the front door. Not in the closet! Well....same thing. No, you idiot, don't DO that!! But she did. And then she did it again. It made me not want to keep listening, because Argh! I could see (hear?) the stupid coming, and I dreaded it for the several hours it took to get to it.
But that said, it gets an overall 2 (though 1 for story and 1 for narration) because I *did* keep listening, and listened to the whole thing, and overall the characters were likeable. The heroine was just annoyingly, predictably, stupid about the one thing.
A story that moved along at more than a snails pace. A stronger female character.
No, I have listened to several other authors and always enjoyed them.
No. Too staccato.
I couldn't make it past three hours into the book and felt all of that preamble should have taken about ten minutes.
Try a different author
I didnt like much at all about this book. It wasnt very excitig and was to expected.
Found a way to make it as it was her choice.
Alot of them.
His performance is incredibly stilted and awkward. The narrator speaks 4 words at a time and then takes a breath, then speaks 4 or 5 more words and another breath......the entire book.....in a monotone. Please, please have someone else re-record and narrate this book (and the entire series (because he narrates all 3). The series is wonderful. The story lines in all 3 book (Untamed, Unmasked and Unchained) are great. It's a shame no one will enjoy the audio versions.
Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
I really like Monica McCarty's books and hope to see more in audiobook format in the future but I had a hard time with this story, and actually stopped listening to it part way through the book and came back to it later. It wasn't a bad listen but I wasn't captavated and pulled in to the story like I am used to in books of this genre.
yes, it is a good listen if you are into history.
Can't think of one right now.
Somewhat because at times he speaks with an accent that sounds fairly accurate.
Never will I try another of Monica McCarty's books. I was looking forward to a great story of romance, mystery, with a peppering of history. I was expecting to loose myself in a bygone era. What I got was nothing less than pornography. I am not a prude by any stretch, however; when the physical descriptions of the individuals and the states of physical anatomical discomfort and or desire is so often repeated, emphasized, and then regurgitated it completely negates the story. I shall not finish this book. The first hour was so just plain BAD
I really like this genre. I have found much better story tellers
He was fine. He just had nothing to work with.
Not a single one.