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This book had a great premise and I think it could have been better. I got used to the narration quickly as I have listened to Coomes before and she is one of the narrators that I like her regular voice but she is kinda overboard with character voices. This is PG-13.....so if you want steamy...this is not it. I got this on sale..BOGO I think and it was worth it. I probably wouldn't get it at full price.
this is the story of how "the wee demons" parents met and fell in love. Unfortunately I read Warrior of the Isles first..which is actually the second book in the trilogy...but Audible doesn't tell us it's a series so you find out at the end of the books.
So listen in order....Lord of the Isles, Warrior OTI, King OTI.
This is a great story. There are some twists and turns that keep you on your toes and moments that warm your heart and then heat your flesh!
Great characters all around. I met Rory and Alena in the second book (out of order) and loved their minor roles in it so I was happy to be able to have these characters come to life more fully.
Narration is very good.....as long as the character is a Scot.....otherwise, as in Alena's case...its terrible. Ms. Guthrie just doesn't do Alena well...not consistent but by the end Alena is actually starting to talk like a Highland Scot ...so it works out in the end.
All in all...this is a great easy enjoyable listen. Worth a credit for sure.
This was a different historical romance for me. The fantasy element was subtle but it made for a nice change. There were some great supporting characters. I laughed, held my breath, and teared up at times. I found out at the end it is part of a trilogy. This is the second book in the trio. Lord of the Isles, Warrior of the Isles, and King of the Isles.
I don't love the narrator, but I don't dislike her either. Just middle of the road. She does a pretty good job, but takes a few minutes to get used to.
It started a bit slow but by the second half I hated to have to pause it.
I enjoyed this book...not the best...but good and I look forward to listening to the other 2 books in the series.
Reviews are a tricky thing. In this book's case, the reviews kept me from listening for a long time. Well that was a mistake! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I have many of Laura Landon's books.
To get some back story you should FIRST LISTEN to Intimate Deception! Having additional info on Hannah and some of the other characters made this book more complete. Characters are developed in Intimate Deception so although Intimate Surrender could be a standalone book.....it is a richer more enjoyable listen when read second.
This is a PG-13 listen. There is some violence in the beginning and then only one love scene. BUT the entire book is full of angst and blooming love.
I like Sarah Coomes as a narrator. She is one of those you either like or you don't. She is pretty dramatic, but I would rather that than no feeling at all.
This is another heart wrenching, exciting, touching, maddening, epic installment in the Outlander series.
Diana's ability to write conversations just as two people might have one in real life is outstanding...she just makes everything so real. Then Davina Porter's narration is second to none as she brings the characters to life before your mind's eye!
Some of the lines in this book made me just burst out laughing. Diana is a master of character interactions and dialogue.
We begin to see how the 20 years has changed both Jamie and Claire. We also see how the time hasn't changed some things.
We met a few new characters and some of the past characters are back as well. Of course there are new adventures and new troubles....but with Jamie and Claire it's always something.
If it weren't so long I would not have wanted to put it down. Instead I paced myself and savored every moment I listened.
I hear the Drums of Autumn. .....
Diana Gabaldon is just a truly OUTSTANDING writer. I may be one of the only people who is NOT a big fan of Lord John Grey, BUT I felt like I HAD to listen to this particular book so I could get a better understanding of Jamie and his relationship.
Halfway through Voyager (Outlander series) I stopped and got this book and listened. Claire is not IN the book, but YES she is because Jamie can't forget her.
It cleared up some issues I wondered about and was well worth the listen. I started back up with Voyager and was glad to have the insight.
Is it a MUST....NO. But I did need the additional info.
The story is a great adventure with great characters and dialogue.
This was my least favorite of the series, but that doesn't mean it isn't good.....just not AS GOOD as the others....IMO
I loved IIysa and the story was multifaceted. There was much more going on than just a romance.
This is a great series that no one who enjoys Highlanders should miss.
The 3rd installment in the Return of the Highlanders Series is much like the first 2....sweet, sexy, heartwarming, and just a down-right enjoyable listen.
What I LOVE about this series is that the conflicts are solved quickly and the listener isn't waiting an hour for the couple to resolve the issue. Now that also makes it a little less dramatic and maybe in some peoples opinion not the best writing technique,
....but ....I wanted a easy listen that took me through the gamut of emotions without making me sweat for hours at every problem that cropped up!
This series is that for me...the perfect feel good romantic series.
Get all 4 and start listening!
I am almost at a loss to figure out how I feel about this book. The beginning is extremely slow and it drug on and I felt like for sure I was going to dislike this book. The book has an interesting element of the War of the Roses history in it which I enjoyed...but I had trouble wrapping my arms around the actual romantic part of the story. I don't feel like the romance was developed enough and the characters were developed enough for me to really care about them in the beginning of the book it took quite a long time for me to even care what happened to anybody in the book.
I began to get interested about halfway to three quarters of the way through the book. While it held my interest it wasn't one of those books that I just didn't want to put down I mean I was almost listening because I just had to find out what happened in the end. The book is too long in my opinion and there's a lot of stuff that could be eliminated. It's definitely not one of Robyn Carr's best. I wish that this same story could be written over and maybe (I hate to say a better job done) of writing it because I'm no writer myself and never would claim to be but I just feel like if Carr was at her best when she wrote this particular book it would have been a much better listen. Overall it just seems like it was written before Carr had honed her skills and perfected her craft!
I spent 14 hours listening to what seemed like the Cliffs Notes of a story.
So question is it creditworthy....... I don't know. I believe it's worthy if its on sale but at the same time the listener have to have a lot of patience. This book was just frustratingly bad at times and then there were times where I was very interested so I just don't know what to tell you!
Narration was great....Romantic rating is a very weak PG-13....and there was very little romance.
The story was interesting from the start. I could see how the series was going to be a great one from the moment all the characters were introduced.
Mallory does a great job creating characters that inspire emotions in the reader/listener.
I am not a fan of male narrators for romance novels, so although Perkins does a fine job...just not my favorite.
I loved Sileas from the start and Ian needed a god slap now and then , but don't all Highlanders?
Great start to a superb series! Listen to the series as soon as you can!
I couldn't put this book down. I looked forward to Alex's story and was NOT disappointed. This was a delicious second book in the series "The Return of the Highlanders"
One of the best Highlander series I have listened to so far. Loved it!
I am not a fan of male narrators for romance novels, so Derek Perkins is fine and not a turn off, but not my preference.
Listen to the entire series...it is well worth it!
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