Yes. The story is good. Very enjoyable. Very believable.
She did ok - just not as good as some of the other narrators of Julie's (especially Roslyn Landor). Ms Landor was sooooo wonderful in The Bride! I have listened to it many times. It is my 'go to' book when I don't know just what I want but know I want a really good, fun read.
It made me laugh a few times. I had a hard time with the narration of the main male characters voice.
Would buy this again if Roslyn Landor would do the narration!
Will do anything for books!
I really enjoyed this one! It is the second in a 2 book series. I'd go for more honestly, but was good. I really liked both the Hero and Heroine! I cried, I laughed, I sighed and let me tell you I didn't fall asleep until well after 2am when the book was finished!
I will say I think I liked the first book more, but I'm not sure. This book is similar and we get to revisit with Alec & Jamie from the first book. I love to catch up!! The couple is similar in personalities but not completely, different enough to make it great. I will enjoy this series over and over and over again! Definitely worth the credit, or in this case the $10 :)
How can you not love a big, strong, handsome and challenging laird? Love those Highlanders. This love story was definitely worth the time and credit spent. I recommend it to those interested in passion, love and action, though not much.
Julie Garwood yes, definitely. Heather Wilds probably not.
I like the story, have owned the paper book for a long time but just purchased the audio so I could listen to it.
Monotone reading, she puts no life into the story, everything is said pretty much in the same way. The poor highlanders sound like such wimps!
mmm I wanted to listen to the book again so I put up with the narrator.
I was somewhat disappointed in this audiobook. The story was OK - a bit predictable - and although not the best romance I've ever read, it was certainly not the worst. I did start out slowly and confusingly, but got better towards the end. But the worst part was the narration.
I gave Heather Wilds two stars instead of one only because there is no denying she has a very pleasant voice. Unfortunately, it is was woefully expressionless most of the time - or maybe melancholy is a better description. She was simply reading the book out loud. There were no real character distinctions and although I could usually tell if it was a man or a woman speaking, because she did at least change her pitch for that, I certainly could not distinguish between characters of the same sex. Same tone, same volume, same speed all the time, regardless if it was an action scene, a romantic encounter, or heated argument. There WAS no heat, or passion, or amusement, or frustration, or sadness, or fear, or any other emotion expressed in her voice. The monotony of all this made it a very dull listen for me...I will not download another book narrated by HW unless she improves dramatically. I'll give her a few years and then we'll see.
Finally, which is probably more the fault of the recording team than the narrator.... no real pauses during scene changes. I found myself repeatedly rewinding to find out what was going on - not something I typically do. Very irritating.
My recommendation is to buy the book instead.
THE NARRATOR PRESENTED THE HIGHLANDERS IN A LITTLE BOYS VOICE. RUINED THE STORY LINE. STEVEN CROSSLEY DID A BETTER JOB IN EARLIER VERSION.
CHILD LIKE VOICE FOR ADULTS
I love Julie Garwood but this narrator is horrible! Her Scottish accent sounds like a Russian and her male lead sounds like a 12 yr-old boy. It ruined the story.
Would not have purchased the book if I would have realized who the narrator was poor performance
Nothing no feelings like my 7 year old reading
I love Julie Garwood. I wish I would have heeded the other reviews.
It's an interesting if predicatable story.
I give the performance a star for accents. It was flat, sometimes actually misread. Sometimes I felt like she was just reading words without knowing what they said.
This romance could have been really good with a narrator who not only changed accents but gave some proper feeling to the words.