This was my first "Highlander" on tape - great - and I will now automatically buy anything having Scottish accents with Mr. Giganti narrating!
The heroine is a sarcastic, smart American scientist, the hero a learned Druid Alpha male (he IS from the 16th century - when Men were Men), but they are soul mates. Interesting secondary characters, a quantum physics storyline and highland scenery add together to make this a great novel on tape you don't want to turn off until it's finished.
I needed a book for a trip and I hadn't picked-up a CF Carpathian book in a while. I saw Christine Feehan's, "Dark Slayer", on Audible and thought "Okay, why not?"
Note to self: argue more next time I consider any further Carpathian novels - unless I feel the need to learn a new language or take up the Mage arts. There was hardly any plot - destroy evil Mage who finally appears in a late chapter - but plenty of various battles that went on forever and healing ceremonies that never stopped. PLEEZE, let these people stay above ground for more than three weeks at a time before they are put back under ground to heal (average stay a month or more).
I could get past the constant "my beloved" parts, that is a CF Carpathian trademark, but the consistent yammering on about "I'm not worthy" was so annoying. I was very bored by their re-telling of their painful past experiences...guess what, after the first four times, I GOT IT! It was so repetitive to keep hearing the stories of their previous betrayals, it made me feel I was being told the book twice.
This was by far the most ridiculous waste of my time, money and energy listening to this audio book. The only redeeming factor was the readers were professional, albeit, embarrassed to be speaking in tongue. I had my iPod on 2X the speed and it still wasn't fast enough to keep me awake. Really a shame when you consider the CF started out with such a great series and the concept could have easily been build upon, instead of being run into the healing ground.
Loved the tale, I always have, but the reader started to get on my nerves part of the way through. The high pitch of her vocalization on certain parts left me a little annoyed and thus I had trouble enjoying the story. A five star story read by an over-emoting 3 star reader.
I was looking for an audio book for a trip and settled upon this novel after a friend recommended it. The concept that this author puts forth regards a secret magical society operating behind the scenes, down through the ages. The Magic Society's purpose is to protect the world from evil by use of their various magical skills, i.e., manipulation of the nature, animals, or human minds, etc. In this novel, the society has to protect the world from one of their own gone bad. This apparently is a theme the author uses in several of her other novels. Great escape for several hours and the narration was quite good.
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