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Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1 | [Karen Marie Moning]

Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1

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.
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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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    Texas Native The Name says it ALL, USA 01-03-11
    Texas Native The Name says it ALL, USA 01-03-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Meh..."

    I wasn't digging the narrator too much (he sounded too much like A Christmas Story narrator) so it was hard for me to get over that. Plus, doing the woman's voices was just awkward.

    In regards to the storyline, the time travel aspect of this book is a bit silly. Just my opinion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A. Best The Twin Cities, MN 09-23-10
    A. Best The Twin Cities, MN 09-23-10 Member Since 2009

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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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    W.Denis Savannah, GA, United States 06-30-09
    W.Denis Savannah, GA, United States 06-30-09
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    "Incipid"

    I wanted to use corny, but along with a lack luster reading the book truely rates a stronger negative. Comparing this author to Dianne Gabaldon is like comparing an NBA star to a highschooler because they both bounce a round rubber ball.

    23 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Gloria farmington hills, MI, USA 01-17-09
    Gloria farmington hills, MI, USA 01-17-09
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    "Beyond the Highland Mist (Unabridged)"

    As a fan of the Highlander movies and television series, I thought I would try some of the books in this series. I was terribly disappointed. If the author would have left the cheesy romance part out of it, it might have been an ok story. The writing is so predictable...."throbbing shaft of manhood" and her "sweet honeypot" - it was just laughable. I went through the book because I paid for it, but I will happily delete it forever. Now, if you're into romance novels, you might enjoy it, but this is not what I was expecting.

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    Brandie Martin Houston, Texas 08-28-08
    Brandie Martin Houston, Texas 08-28-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Just OK - Narration Not So Great"

    I like the books (the whole series). I read the entire series last year & am now listening to the books. Of course, they're exactly the same, and I still enjoy the stories but what knocks my review down to 3 stars is the narration...has anyone else noticed (and been cracked up by) the narrator's almost Jamaican accent when what he's going for is a Scottish accent? And the voices he does are pretty lame. But the Jamaican accent thing...I've actually had to stop listening to laugh!

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Beth T. Vienna, WV, USA 08-04-08
    Beth T. Vienna, WV, USA 08-04-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Beyond the Highland Mist"

    I know from what I read before I purchased this book that there is a following for this story but it is not going to be me. I could not even force myself to listen to it on my trip and ended up listening again to an Odd Thomas book that I had recently finished. I imagine if you are a person who likes to read the "steamy" romance novels .. you know, the ones where the two main characters start out fighting or for one reason or another think they hate each other. Then they find each other irresistible but can't let it show. Later they start to soften up to each other but something happens and they again are at each other's throat ... back and forth, over and over and over. That is pretty much a review of the book, well as much of it as I could stand to listen to. Terribly boring and predictable.

    20 of 26 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.

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    Lisa cincinnati, OH, USA 07-23-09
    Lisa cincinnati, OH, USA 07-23-09
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    "so badly written it was comical to listen to"

    sappy, over the top, corny, i could go on. i kept listening because i was entertained by the flashy and over the top writing style. but had to stop before i was finished listening....just not my cup of tea.

    wouldn't recommend this at all. bought it because of it's high overall rating. wanted a fantasy escape. received a comedy instead, unintended.

    7 of 9 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
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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.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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