Ladies need wooing
The couple learned a lot about each other, as they should in time.
Novels in this era are better with an accent
The narrator was excellent, but that would not have mattered if the story was not great. When I read the synopsis I knew I wanted to get the book. After I played a sample I had to get the book. The story is very original. I would recommend this book to anyone. I can not wait until the second book is released. I hope that she sticks to the same narrator or someone equally as good.
Voracious reader/listener: I usually have one ebook and one audiobook going at a the same time. I'm a very eclectic reader so I tend to switch genres after every book. I'm open to most genres but my favorites in audio are mystery and fantasy (epic and urban both).
This was a cute read but not as deep as I expected. Given the enmities of the two clans and Eveline's disability, I thought this was going to be a really dark read but it didn't turn out like that.
Eveline is deaf because of an accident but nobody in her clan knows. How she was able to perpetrate such a deception is unbelievable specially because she was very close to her family and you have to be a extremely good actress to make your family believe such a thing when they know you so well. It's almost crazy to believe that this was the only way for her to get away from that pesky problem and that nobody would discover her ruse in 3 years.
Besides Eveline's deafness, the main issue in the book is the conflict between the two clans. Graeme is a nice man that takes to Eveline immediately and champions her even when he doesn't know she's all there. The only distinctive thing about him is that he's circumspect to whom he beds and he's very reasonable. I just didn't feel that much for him.
The conflict was resolved very easily - I would have expected it to take years for the clans to get to trust one another - and the villain was very convenient.
Kirsten Potter did a great job with the Scottish accents. I usually object when the narrator in a Historical set in Europe has an American accent (I mean really) but it didn't bother me as much this time. Ms. Potter's narration tend to be on the deliberate side so sometimes I had it at 1.5X or 2X speed and I could understand what was going on.
I'm not sure if I'll continue the series, I guess it depends on the plot of the next book.
By far this is one of the best listens. The narrator was great and the story flowed seamlessly.
I am not one to cry or be emotional but there were some tear jerker moments. I loved when she revealed the truth to Graeme. His reaction. The way the narrator did wonderful job w/speech deflection and it all seemed so real.
My favorite character would have been Evelyn. She was smart and brave. Even when things weren't going her way she was determined to not let those that oppose her see her at her weakest.
There were several moments in the book that moved me but to say may be a spoiler alert.
This was a well used credit. The narrator did the voices very well. The characters and the plot were well written. I only wish there was an epilogue at the end to say how Graeme's people treated her after everything was all said and done.
new, interesting story and easy listen.
it kept my attention, I liked the main character too
great narration makes for an easy listen
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
I love the magic of the highlands! I love Maya Banks, I love her adventures in Scotland , and more over the novelty of her characters that she used in this book. It's not your ordinary highland hero or heroine . It was something novel , new, and very very capturing. I liked the narration as well, not so think Scottish that you do to understand, just the right tone and accent to make it universally understandable.
Very nice, and I'll be waiting for her next book :)
Go get it you will not regret it!
This was one of Maya Banks best!!! The story was awesome, perfect smount of explicit scenes, suspense, LOVE, and those awesome montgomery warriors with scottish accents!!!!
So many books...so little time! :)
Yes...I love Kirsten Potter and she does such a great job of portraying all the characters well.
This was the first book I listened to from Maya Banks, and she hooked me. I have recently listened to her other Highlander series, and loved those just as much! Maya Banks's characters are always great! While I think I liked her other series just a little bit more than this one, I am really anxious to see where this series goes!
I believe this was also the first book I listened from Kirsten Potter, and I love her narration! Her accents between all the different characters is great, and I would definitely love to listen to more from her!
I would say it made me laugh in many parts!
So excited to hear more from this series!
The narrotor did a great job. The lead female in the story is deaf and her speech is not always loud or clear and the narrator did a wonderful job with this challenge. The story held my attention till the end which came far to quick. Great listen!!
Love to read!
I did not want to stop listening to this book!!!! I love the characters and the story line. I will most definitely be listening to this book again.