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Stacy

Raleigh, NC, USA
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  • The Immortal Highlander

  • Highlander, Book 6
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By Gayle on 07-24-08

Can I marry Phil Gigante?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-15

No seriously. The story was amazing...but he made it extraordinary. One of my most favorite novels ever.

  • Face the Fire

  • Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844

Mia Devlin knows what it is like to love with your whole heart - and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared - and determined to live without love. But now Sam has returned....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't end.

  • By Carolyn on 01-13-16

Could have been better

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-15

Mia's story was just not as engaging as Nell and Ripley. Wish there was an epilogue. Worth a listen to wrap up the trilogy, but it doesn't live up to its predecessors.

  • Wishing for a Highlander

  • Highland Wishes, Volume 1
  • By: Jessi Gage
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,423

Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the 16th-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as a man, romance novels are a new interest to me.

  • By Dusty on 03-02-16

Time Travel...with a neat twist!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-15

Would you listen to Wishing for a Highlander again? Why?

Yes. The story is pretty engaging, if I listen to it again it would be on a road trip, or while doing housework.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked Melina's feisty spirit. She brought just the right amount of innocence (more from being such an earnest character than actual virtue). And she was bound and determined to get her way, one way or another.

What does Marian Hussey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The portrayal of the characters. She does an excellent job with her Scottish brogue and defines the characters with individual voices. Her performance made a pretty good story a pretty great story. Her Voice acting really brought the characters and the experience to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Never under estimate the tenacity of a girl from Charleston.

Any additional comments?

I am assuming this is Jessi Gage's premier novel as I cannot locate any additional works under her name. I hope she continues with this series, maybe give some backstory on some of the other supporting characters. Although I wish the sexual tension between Melina and Darcy had lasted a bit longer and was perhaps a touch more complicated, one of the aspects of this romance which appealed to me were the love scenes. They were tasteful, not overdone, not overly graphic and ...well...they were really sweet! They were actual honest-to-goodness love scenes - complete with unique euphemisms and tender lovemaking moments. They were not graphic nor "in-your-face" sex scenes. I would have preferred Darcy to have a little bit of a stronger backbone, considering he is the romantic lead and a highland warrior to boot. But he has his own story of past pain which Melina slowly draws out of him and help him to overcome. The time travel aspect is very unique, and the twist was not anything I was expecting. I look forward to reading more of Jessi Gage's work in the future and recommend listeners to give this book a go. I think it's worth it.

27 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss of Midnight

  • The Midnight Breed, Book 1
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,268
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,714
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,714

He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night---or this man---is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed---a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot! Hot! and Hot!!!

  • By Sojourner on 03-29-10

A Whole New Take on Vampire Mythology

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-10

Lara Adrian's captivating Vampire mythology is completely unique. She has taken one or two of the "Hollywood" elements, but oh my goodness, the rest of her Vampire world is unlike anything I have read before and I cannot get enough of the richly detailed backstory that is flawlessly woven into the main story. The exposition is paced perfectly - giving enough detail to be relevant and intriguing, adding more suspense and mystery to the novel as the plot progresses.

We are immediately swept up into the story by Hillary Huber's sultry voice. Her pacing and timing are perfect and she is wonderful at breathing life into the characters. Each male has a distinct personality which she brings to life with clever and competent use of different accents and varying timbre, making it easy to listen and envision the story as it happens. Not a lot of female narrators can pull off the smoldering Alpha-Male characters without sounding androgynous and awkward. Hillary's portrayal of Lucan is just plain sexy. She adds color and character to each male in the book - breathing just the right amount of passion, restraint, desire, anger, self-loathing and acidic hatred into each character. Her female voices are decent, but they all seemed to sound the same to my ears. If Hillary continues narrating the series, the only thing that I would view as an area of development would be for to give the female characters a bit more of a range and flavor, as she does so amazingly with the male characters.

28 of 31 people found this review helpful