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  • The Scottish Selkie

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Cornelia Amiri
    • Narrated By Dennis Kleinman
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    From ancient druid lore, springs the tale of a mysterious, dark warrior, a fiery Pict Princess, and the shadowy secret standing between them. A bow and arrow carrying Pict beauty takes vengeance on a royal target but fails at her attempt to slay the Scot King, Kenneth McAlpin. To save her life, she is forced to wed the king's cousin, Malcolm. Just as the Scot warrior and the Pict Princess begin to forge a bond, Malcolm must reveal his incredible secret and choose between two worlds, one with Bethoc or one without.

    leif says: "A pleasant dive into the world of Romance"
    "A pleasant dive into the world of Romance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Scottish Selkie again? Why?

    Yes
    I did not pay enough attention and would like to revisit the land of Alba


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bethoc, a nice person who adjustet to new information


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The quest for the fireweed, the search's final moments


    Any additional comments?

    The Scottish Selkie
    Av: Cornelia Amiri
    Fortalt av: Dennis Kleinmann
    Audible utgave (Audible.com, 2013-10-21) 2. edition
    lenght 05'47''16sekunder

    Et hyggelig dykk inn i romantikkens verden
    en verden jeg sjeldent besøker.
    Fortellerstemmen til Dennis Kleinmann er behagelig med et hint av skotsk, men likevel lett å fatte. Jeg satte opp tempoet på stemmen litt etterhvert og fulgte setningene bedre etterpå.
    Jeg likte hovedpersonene Bethoc og Malcolm. Historien er enkel, men likevel uforutsigbar.
    Historien er spennende, men den fenget aldri. Kampscenene og hverdagslivet beskrives litt tynt. Og Bethocs sterke følelser har gjerne for lite bakgrunn til å fenge ordentlig. Malcom som er like viktig i boken, er like tynt beskrevet.
    Denne boken fungerer godt, men jeg skulle ønske den gikk dypere inn i hver person og situasjon, gjerne fra flere sider. Jeg savner bakgrunnshistorier fra Bethocs liv og familie.
    Hist og her er det ting som ikke passer: Rom som står ubrukt i årevis; Jarler som regerer blant pictene. Små ting som ikke berører kjernen av historien og som kunne ha blitt utbrodert og endret til det bedre.

    Dette var min første lydbok, og jeg brukte noe tid i begynnelsen på å lære meg å lytte. Det må jeg øve enda mer på.

    Jeg mottok denne Audible lydboka gjennom LibraryThings "Member Giveaways" progam fra forfatteren Cornelia Amiri og ønsker å dele min mening med denne anmeldelsen.

    3 ½ av 5 stjerner * * * ½
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    The Scottish Selkie
    A novel by: Cornelia Amiri
    Narrated by: Dennis Kleinmann
    Audible edition (Audible.com, 2013-10-21) 2. edition lenght 05'47''16sekunder
    (english review at the end)

    A pleasant dive into the world of Romance
    a world I seldom visit.
    The narrator voice of Dennis Kleinmann are comfortable with a weak scottish lilt, but still easy to grasp. After a while I sped up the voice a little and followed the sentences better after that.
    I liked the protagonists Bethoc and Malcolm. The story is simple, yet unpredictable.
    The plot is nice, but the story never grasped my attention.
    I found the scenes of battle and daily life scantily described. And the strong emotions of Bethoc has to little tapestry to carry my whole-hearted attention. Malcom are as imortant and as scantily fleshed out.
    This novel works out well, but I'd wish it fleshed out the characters and scenes a little more in detail and pespective. I miss some background stories of Bethocs life and family.
    Here and there Malappropos intrude: Rooms unused for years, Earls leding the Picts. Small tings that don't touch upon the core of the story, which could have been be and embroided upon and changed to the better.

    This is the first time i've tried to listen through a novel. A new experience and I spent some early chapters learning to pay attention to the narrator. I will need to practise my listening skills more.

    I received this Audible book through the LibraryThing "Member Giveaway"s program gifted by the author Cornelia Amiri, and wish to share this honest review and hold true to the gifting terms and myself.

    3 ½ out of 5 stars * * * ½

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