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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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    Darlene United States 01-18-16
    Darlene United States 01-18-16
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    "Not the best in the series but still enjoyable"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think this would have made more sense as the last book in the series.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    As with the entire series, it is fun to imagine these characters dealing with the reality of being in a place and time that is centuries apart from their own. The human implications of being immortal and of commanding magic for good or ill add another enjoyable layer.


    Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

    He does them all well. When you can recognize a favorite character from a previous story when they show up in the current story, you know your narrator is pretty remarkable. Thank you Mr. Gigante.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yep.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next in the series.

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    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 01-04-16
    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 01-04-16 Member Since 2011

    Have a Boomerang Millenial Daughter. We like her, she likes us so, nice to have her back. Both my Husband and I are Proud USN Veterans.

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

    Of the series, this so far is my favorite one.
    I never compare apples and oranges. Different genres each have their own appeal.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chloe. Cautious but fearless. She never expected what she got. She also was very joyful, which helped The Dark not be so dark.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Dageus and Chloe meet. Condom wrapper, condom wrapper, MAXIMUS condom wrapper!!!!


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

    Absolutely and I did.


    Any additional comments?

    This whole series, is so well written, performed beautifully. I never had to wonder which character was talking except the twins, as they should but when the words came out, then I knew which twin it was.

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    Amazon Customer 11-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An Emotional Rollercoaster"

    This is a fantastic book! It runs the full gambit of emotions. I laughed, cried, held my breath. Karen Marie Moning just keeps writing more sensationally with each book and transports us to the romantic magical highlands. Phil Gigante uses his magical voice with his sexy Scottish brogue to make us fall in love with the characters. I find it harder and harder to return from their world. I can't recommend this book highly enough. Be sure to read it!

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 10-16-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 10-16-15 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "More sexy Highlander twins."

    I listened to this series some time ago, I realized there were a few books that I haven't reviewed. So here we go. If you love highland romances with a bit of fantasy this is the series you should try. You don't necessarily have to read the books in order but there is a thread of storyline that runs through them all and the last book ties them all together, so I do recommend listening to them in order. I love Phil Gigante voice, he is so sexy. Admittedly though his female voice do leave something to be desired but when he does his highland brogue it make you melt.

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    Gayle Faribault, MN 08-30-15
    Gayle Faribault, MN 08-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Series"

    This series by Moning is really enjoyable. I was not sure I would like all the time travel, but it has been interesting. I feel like there is a bit of a disconnect between the first three in the series and the rest, but the rest are tied together very well. I can't decide if book 4 or 5 is my favorite-both great stories and fun to read. Actually I would highly recommend the whole series.
    And the review would not be complete without commenting on Phil Gigante. He is an excellent narrator and I will be looking for his readings in the future!

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    Daisy PALMYRA, VA, United States 08-15-15
    Daisy PALMYRA, VA, United States 08-15-15 Member Since 2013

    Romantic book-worm

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    "I love these series's. Love can concur all"

    Omg!!! They just keep getting better and better... I love the narrator brogue his fanatic. This story is fill of adventure, love, torment, happiness all thought not in that order. love all the characters in this book. So worth a credit or two. Download this book you won't regret it.

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    Tabblair Hope-o'brien Royal Oaks, CA USA 08-03-15
    Tabblair Hope-o'brien Royal Oaks, CA USA 08-03-15 Member Since 2008

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    "A great series"

    The writing was very well done. Characters were completely developed and the setting rich with details that captured the senses. While each book stands alone, reading the whole series gave each book greater depth. Truly an excellent series.

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    Dogs & Horses 07-18-15

    Spanish Norman Horses

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    "fast storyline & returning characters from earlier"

    The narrator is excellent and does a great Scottish accent - in fact, he does several slightly different versions of it for Daegus, Durstan, and others through the story. And I like having a man narrator for Ms Moning's books because it adds something extra to the tone and overall depth. Her male characters are very much "men's men" so a woman narrator would ruin the mood entirely.

    The Dark Highlander is one of my favorites from this author - Daegus is my kind of man and I like the way he thinks. The interactions between him and his conscience, his brothers, his father and Chloe are heartfelt and ring true. This is a man you can cheer for and get wrapped up in. The love scenes in the Dark Highlander are very steamy and start the book off with a bang. Fair warning....don't listen to this one with your Echo or a public Bluetooth speaker in mixed company. My one star deduction is for Chloe - she felt a bit like a weaker, less fun copy of Gwen from an earlier book in this series. Honestly, I didn't care for her much and I am really, really tired of the "heroine must be pure and untouched" trope in romances.

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    Amazon Customer now & here 05-26-15
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    Love keran great book frm start to finish can't wait to see what's next.

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    1-Click Junkie United States 05-06-15
    1-Click Junkie United States 05-06-15 Member Since 2008

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    Any additional comments?

    Narration - Phil Gigante - Pretty Good Great Highlanders but his females are too girly. Second listen 4/27/15 - This was so much better since I bought and listened to Kiss of the Highlander Another enjoyable book in this series. Lots of time travel in this one, with some more details being filled in on the Mystical family side of things. Will keep going with this series. Really enjoying!

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