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The Dark Highlander Audiobook

The Dark Highlander: The Highlander Series, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

"I am Dageus MacKeltar, a man with one good conscience and 13 bad ones, driven to sate my darkest desires...."

From his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, Dageus looks out over a glittering city that calls to the darkness within him. A 16th-century Scot trapped between worlds, he is fighting a losing battle with the 13 Druids who possess his soul, dooming him to an eternity of sexual pursuit.

When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, she finds the insatiable alpha male an irresistible lure. Before long, she is caught up in an ancient prophecy that will sweep her back in time to medieval Scotland. Plunged into a world of timeless magic and dark seduction, she will soon face the challenge of a lifetime: fighting 13 evil spirits for the heart of one irresistible man.

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

©2002 Karen Marie Moning; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"This wild, imaginative romp takes readers on an exhilarating ride through time and space." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Denise Wilton Manors, FL, United States 02-18-10
    Denise Wilton Manors, FL, United States 02-18-10 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved this book!!!! And narrator !!!"

    Karen Marie Moning's books are keepers.I think she has a way of bringing her characters to life in all their gorgeous, passionate glory. I felt the love story in this was amazing.I laughed, cried and was angry for the characters throughout the book and it takes a gifted writer to elicit emotion from their readers (and or) listeners.

    It is also MY OPINION, that Phil Gigante is an awesome narrator.I will admit that I do prefer, not only with this book, but all books, that a man and woman read the different parts, but again, Mr. Gigante did a wonderful job.

    I would now like to address something that really bothers me.Reviewers who BASH an author or narrator because the book is not what they expected. Yes, you are entitled to YOUR opinion , HOWEVER, why would you feel the need to BASH a work that an author has put their time, talent,and most likely tears into.Can't you say something like "This author is not what I expected and I won't be buying their books again". These reviews are for our opinions, YES , but there is no need to be mean. Put yourself in the writer's place. How would you feel if you were the author and a reader said "this book was a stinker" or "it was nothing like this other author because it had no historical references" or "what a waste of my money (or credit)It was all sex."PLEASE reviewers AND buyers, checkout an author and their work on a bookstore site, the author's website to see any awards etc. and read or LISTEN TO EXCERPTS!! That's what they are there for. Make an educated decision on a purchase instead of just buying and then being mad at the author because it wasn't what you wanted and bashing them in your review.Reviewers who give these bashing reviews could possibly be turning away a new reader/listener and that would be unfair to the perspective reader/listener and author.Please think before you type.Thank you and this is MY OPINION.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 09-04-15
    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 09-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "For love of a Dark Highlander ..."

    This is the 5th book in Karen Marie Monings incredible 'The Highlander' series. I love and recommend them all but HIGHLY recommend you read them in order! They each do stand alone however this one is definitely a Continuation of #4 'kiss of the Highlander' and knowing THAT story truly makes THIS story what it is -Wonderful! These are the only two books of this series that are directly related as they are the stories of a pair of twins. This book is wound into the results of 'Kiss of the Highlander' so well that one needs the other if you want to truly understand all that there is beneath the surface.

    This series was my introduction to Scottish Historical Romance books and is to blame for my obsession and addiction to the genre'. It is almost impossible to find others that compare as this series is by far my all time favorite. That may be why this was my fourth time listening to it and it is as good now as it was the 1st time!

    Karen Marie Moning writes a tale with so much talent that you can never, not ever, be bored. In this one the Druid magic is all consuming woven together with legend, mystery, romance, a little time travel and a whole lot wonderful.

    NARRATOR: I adore the warm sexy tone and yummy Scots brogue of Phil Gigante. I do find it distracting when, on occasion, his female voices might lose their femininity momentarily. Otherwise he is masterful.

    CREDITWORTHY? YES!

    HEAT FACTOR: Hot! Sex is a underlying component, not crude and not erotica, but it is there steaming and sizzling throughout the book.

    1 of 1 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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    "A superb example of the genre"

    The Dark Highlander raises the bar for the romance genre and crosses the barrier into paranormal fantasy effortlessly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna VALPARAISO, IN, United States 03-29-13
    Donna VALPARAISO, IN, United States 03-29-13
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    "LOVE"
    Where does The Dark Highlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Love this book! Steamy and interesting! The narrator is FANTASTIC! Really brings the story to life!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Mesa, AZ, United States 12-05-12
    Cheryl Mesa, AZ, United States 12-05-12
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    "love, love, love"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    If you love big, sexy, time-traveling Highlanders than this book (and the whole series) is for you!! You won't be disappointed. Phil Gigante does an amazing job with each and every book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mari Queens, NY, United States 11-30-12
    Mari Queens, NY, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "MY MY MY!!! HEART BE STILL!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh yes!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complications - characters from other books part of this book - closure for some feels - that was nice very nice.


    Have you listened to any of Phil Gigante’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    His male voices are HOT! Female voices are just fine especially when he has to do aloof - he does aloof WELL!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No needs to be savory not rushed


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lane FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, United States 10-29-12
    Lane FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "What a series!"

    I'm happy I found out the series and sad at the same time as one more book and I'm done reading the whole series :( The problem is I've fallen in love with it and I want more ;)

    On the dark highlander Dageus breaks the promise to use magic of going back in time for his own benefit, which was to save his brother's life (Drustin). By doing that he is cursed into having 13 other very powerful and dark druid's souls inside him turning him dark as well (irreversible). But with Dageus resilitent personality he fights them inside of him and seeks a way to free himself. In the process he meets Chloe, so much happens, and they live happy ever after! LOL You didn't think I was going to tell the whole story did ya? hee hee
    Anyways, I loved how the whole story developed, and I loved Dageus!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 10-13-12
    Karen 10-13-12

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "hot & steamy"

    If you like core romance with adventure, this series is for you!
    Outlander fans may feel this series has too much fluff. You must love romances to appreciate Phil Gigante and my new fave author Ms Moning.

    I started with #5 as the reviews lead me to believe, this was going to give me a great start. I have purchased all 7 as Phil reads these beautifully at a fast pace, unlike Jim Frangione, Black Brother hood series, JR Ward. Too slow.

    This series is fun,fast, and sexy...if you want a history book ie Outlander, this is not it.

    I can see why many listeners have repeatedly listened to this series.It is fast pace and does not drag on.
    Enjoy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Riley Springdale, AR, United States 08-29-12
    Sherry Riley Springdale, AR, United States 08-29-12
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    "Dark Highlander"
    If you could sum up The Dark Highlander in three words, what would they be?

    Get a Kleenex.


    What other book might you compare The Dark Highlander to and why?


    I would compare Dark Highlander to any of the other Highlander books in the Moning series. I wish they could make them into a movie.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    1. Chloe defending herself from Giles. 2. Dageus saving Chloe from Simon and the Draghar by sacrificing himself.3. Chloe and Dageus reunion at the end. Wish there had been a reunion with Drustan and Gwen.4. Silvan and Nellie's "wedding."So many more........


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. Extremely exciting.


    Any additional comments?

    My only negative about the audio version is that I wish that there had been a female narrator, too. I have nothing against Phil, but it would be easier to listen to a book when you have a real female voice to offset the male, especially in a romance story. This goes for all audio books with both male and female characters.A good example of this is the audio book by Christine Feehan, Dark Slayer. I would buy it in an instant because there are both a male and female narrator. It was great!Think about it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Louisville, KY, United States 07-09-12
    Karen Louisville, KY, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2009

    I love history and romance. I read several books a month and I enjoy listening to books when I am doing other things. A good book can whisk you away to another time and place while a bad book is like a stomach ache.

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    "Dark, sensual fun"
    Where does The Dark Highlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I rate this one as a personal favorite.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daegus is a tortured soul struggling to over come. This book is so superbly written that I found myself wanting to jump into it and become the heroine.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Daegus makes love to Chloe the first time, wow! Best love scene ever!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the rich fantasy of this book, it's like a mystical spell and I couldn't stop listen to the incredible Phil Gigante. I love how Ms.Moning makes strong female heroines and of course even stronger hero's. The great pull and tug of this story makes it heart warming. I found myself physically hungering for the next book and the next. I was sad when I had Listened to them all so I started all over again and again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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