I would not try another book from this author, I couldn't finish listening to this one.
I am always looking for a new series to get into but am having a hard time finding one I like.
I am not sure I would or wouldn't since I don't really keep tract of who is reading the books.
I would add a little more drama to the romance it seems a bit slow for too long in the book.
I just wasn't riveted enough by the story or the characters to keep listening to it. I never understood or hadn't go to the part of the book that explained the title of the book.
I gave up on this book half way through. At first, I thought it was in the ilk of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. However, the poor character development - women falling instantly in love with men who had personality disorders and communication challenges - was just too unbelievable. I also could not stand the reading style. The reader had a good Scottish voice for Ian MacKenzie but the nasal tones for the women really did not work for me.
Sorry about this one but really - relationships need much more depth and exploration if they are to work in such a plot.
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
Dang........another series I'm not enthralled in. Narrator was excellent; story was excellent; writing was excellent. Will be downloading second book immediately.
I've become addicted to books of this era and this book is to blame for my current obsession
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
I have read the Mackenzie series more than once, and this is my favorite. I love the lead characters and the plot. The secondary characters are also interesting, especially because many are in following books. Lord Ian Mackenzie is my favorite character. Misunderstood, distant, distracted, called mad by all who have heard of him. He admits to having rages, of hurting others. But Beth gets through to him, gives him focus. That's just the tip of the iceberg on the two lead characters. The plot is compelling. A murder mystery, but with misunderstanding between different people in the story. A Scotland Yard investigator who is obsessed with arresting Ian and seeing him hang for it. While Angela Dawe isn't my favorite narrator, she does a very good job with the different accents. Really, give it a listen even if you don't usually get into historical romance.
Creativity was lacking.
The performance wasn't bad. Not great, but not bad.
One of the top ten, hands down. This book was wonderful. I had to listen to it everywhere. Such a wonderful introduction to a series about brothers that I can't WAIT to learn more about.
For a while here I've had such bad experiences with narrators and was disappointed time and time again. Angela Dawe is wonderful for this series and I'm THRILLED to see that they kept her to read for the whole thing. Her accents and the changes in her voice are perfect and just made the experience that much more wonderful.
When Ian and Beth are in his bedroom @ the Duke's house and she shoots straight up off the bed (don't want to reveal toooo much), That scene....was so touching and emotional, and Angela's voice bring life to the characters just made it all the more so.
If you're like and tend to shy away from 'historical' romances...this book...gave me faith in that genre again. I had to go out and buy the 2nd one right away and I allowed myself to even look at more books that are similar like this....This series restored my faith in a genre that I had given up hope on.
Angela Dawes is one of those narrators that u either fall in love with or u utterly hate..... She grew on me.... I bought this book a few months ago but did not like her narration at first.... Then just a week ago I noticed I had multiple books purchased but never read.... Its a good thing I gave this book a second chance.... As a narrator she captivated me and I was pleasantly surprised.... To top it off the book was no ordinary romance..... But my the end I was in love with Ian myself..... I just settled to the second book... I hope Mac's story is as good as this! If you are waivering don't; this is a great buy.
Yes, it is a thrilling and engaging read.
I liked that the hero Ian was flawed, he has aspergers and has suffered through a terrible time at an Asylum. The heroine is a widow, who has recently inherited a fortune.
She did a great job with all the male voices but the main character was off. I don't think she got the pronunciation of words correctly and I could tell she was American.
It made me laugh, cry and a little jealous of Beth.