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Beyond the Highland Mist Audiobook

Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

An alluring laird....

He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart - until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland.

Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the 16th-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm's length - but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve.

A prisoner in time....

She had a perfect "no" on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side.

Great Scot! Don't miss our other titles in the Highlander series.

©2007 Karen Marie Moning; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Phil Gigante's handling of the prose in Moning's clever paranormal romance is smooth and engaging, but it is his character voicings that truly make this recording one to remember." (AudioFile)

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    Cid LAGUNA BEACH, CA, United States 02-05-11
    Cid LAGUNA BEACH, CA, United States 02-05-11 Member Since 2002
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    "Could Have Been"

    This could have been a pretty entertaining book, it has a pretty good story line but overall the book is not very well developed. I've seen quite a few complaints about the narrator. I actually thought he had quite a beautiful voice for the male parts, but the female voices were painful to listen to... sort of like Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie... which is fine for a movie, not so great for a book. I did make it through to the end, but it was so predictable and formulaic, it was an effort to get there.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    A. Best 09-23-10
    A. Best 09-23-10

    Gift Subscription for my lovely wife.

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    "Bad story, terrific narration!"

    It's a silly, typical bodice ripper, badly written - laughable actually - with EXCELLENT narration and production value! Phil Gigante talking in Scottish brogue is amazing! Pity about the actual STORY! LOL

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Julie spanaway, WA, USA 12-31-09
    Julie spanaway, WA, USA 12-31-09
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    "New Narrator"

    If this could be redone narrated by Holter Graham instead I would like to get it again(all the books in her series) because the way Phil Gigante does women's parts they sound more like drag queens, the men's parts are alright though.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie Pensacola, FL 01-15-14
    Natalie Pensacola, FL 01-15-14 Member Since 2016

    Addicted Audiofile!

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    "Crap!"

    Turned it off after one chapter, it was painful to listen to the bad writing in this. If you want to read about a highland gigalo, a slut for a queen, then I guess have it. It was the worst first chapter of a romance i have every read/listened to.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    E. Woods 10-29-13
    E. Woods 10-29-13 Member Since 2012

    new mom in 2007

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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Beyond the Highland Mist?

    I was really hoping to enjoy this listen, and I think the narrator does a good job, but the story is terrible. I've gotten through about half and I keep asking myself why I keep going. I really hate not finishing a book, but I don't know if I can make it through this one. The heroine is just plan irritating and annoying--ohh, I had a bad experience with a total sleeze who happened to be handsome, so all handsome men must be complete sleeze.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I haven't decided yet.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I did think the narrator did a good job voicing the different characters, and that his different accents for the different characters, both male and female, were quite good. He's the only redeeming feature of the book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This book made me both annoyed and irritated.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother this this book--read Diana Gabaldon's amazing Outlander series instead.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    JS Tucson, AZ, United States 10-06-13
    JS Tucson, AZ, United States 10-06-13
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    "Not the best of the series, but more-than-decent."

    While this isn't the best of Moning's Highlander series, it's a more-than-decent start.I've certainly found Moning to be the best of the Highlander genre.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Katha Kingwood, TX, United States 09-03-13
    Katha Kingwood, TX, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Even on Sale, not good enough."
    Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Marie Moning again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante’s performance?

    Makes the girl voices sound silly.


    Any additional comments?

    Tries to include humor in exactly the wrong spots, and it never works. Actively disliked the ending to the second book. Deleted the third.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dru W. 02-15-13
    Dru W. 02-15-13 Member Since 2003
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    "I wish I had read more reviews....."
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    One of the silliest books I have tried to listen to. It was a waste of a credit but my fault. I should have read more reviews and saved myself from trying to get through first 2 hours.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rita Big Lake, AK, United States 03-16-09
    Rita Big Lake, AK, United States 03-16-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Boring"

    I had hoped there would be a great story line that went with this romance, however, most of this was the he wants her, she wants him but won't say so, back and forth. There was no mystery, no intrigue, it was boring. Even the so called romance was boring. I listened because I paid for it. I can't say anything about her other series, but this one is not worth it.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer San Francisco, CA, United States 07-02-08
    Jennifer San Francisco, CA, United States 07-02-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Cheap Thrills"

    Fun in concept, but only moderate in delivery. Personally I like a little less explicit disclosure and more subtlety in my romances. Every kiss seems to be a battle of the wills between the love (or sex or power) -starved. Plot offers promising twists and layers but the reader's breathless urgency mixed with the every-touch-a-love scene got old. If you are looking for an ongoing romp between the legs without much intellect, it is quite fun. And don't be lured by the "highlander" motif -- it is a setting, a premise for fairy manipulations of human fates. Gives the author little more than the chance to titilate the reader with worn out bawdy references to what men have under kilts. Depends on what you are looking for, but I think I will pass on the sequels.

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful

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