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  • Gavin: A Scottish Time Travel Romance

  • Immortal Highlander, Book 5
  • By: Hazel Hunter
  • Narrated by: William Macleod
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

Though Gavin McShane is happy for his sister and her new life, his own has foundered. As he tries to recover from his lover’s betrayal, he finds solace in the work of being a fisherman in the Orkneys. On his tiny island he finds relief in seclusion - until he meets the ghostly Blue Lady of Marr. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It took me until 3:30 AM to finish this!

  • By MyOhMy on 05-31-19

It took me until 3:30 AM to finish this!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

I didn't finish this until 3:30 AM because I kept listening to just one more chapter. My recommendation is to start earlier and I will the next time I listen to a Hazel Hunter book. I loved the story of course (I read the book when it first came out) but hearing it come to life, yummy. Gavin is the fifth book in the series and I think it needs at least the previous book to understand this story. In any event, all the other books are worth reading and we meet all the characters again at the end of this so we see how things are going. Gavin was introduced as a secondary character in Book 4 and this is his story.

Gavin was dying in the present and when he falls through time with his sister, he is immediately healed and he's extremely grateful to be restored. The overall story arc is closed in this story and ties up all the threads nicely.

William Macleod really brings the story to life. Smooth, easy to understand and the accent was just right. Immerse yourself in the story--it's well worth the time, just start earlier than I did because you'll become engrossed and not want to miss any or stop it. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flesh Eaters

  • Shadow of Mitrak, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Ford, Sarah Ford, Judah Ford
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rich
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Their mission: search and destroy. Their target: classified. Their location: classified. The empire’s finest are gathered for a clandestine mission on a ruined planet. Their orders are sealed until they reach orbit. The stakes are higher than they realized, and the enemy will do anything to stop them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Their mission will be more difficult than they expect

  • By MyOhMy on 05-19-19

Their mission will be more difficult than they expect

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

Reviewed: 05-19-19

Fast and exciting. I enjoyed the characters and found the story extremely well put together and interesting. Enough twists and turns to really change the story from what I thought it was going to be into what it was. Eagerly awaiting the next story in the series.

Narration was clear and easy to follow. Much more to this story than first appears.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kragyn

  • Farseek Warrior Series, Book 1
  • By: Clarissa Lake
  • Narrated by: Craig Bowles
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

The war was over, yet the Sargans came and bombed his world to ruin…They stole his life by making him a slave, but Kragyn Vermaktu was no slave! He was a Farseek Warrior. His rebellion landed him on Julconi Prison Planet...No guards, no rules....A place where strength meant survival…Stolen from Earth, sold as a slave Reanne Winter is forced to kill or be killed...Earning her a one-way trip to Julconi...He calls her solmatu and offers to get her to safety. A shock of attraction flashes between them as soon as they touch....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD READ!

  • By G C on 07-08-19

Prison isn't all bad....

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

Reviewed: 05-17-19

Kragyn's world was attacked and he was made a slave. But he is a Farseek Warrior and not a slave and has ended up on the prison planet. Reanne was abducted from earth and sold into slavery. But instead of being tortured and killed, she killed her captor. She has ended up on the prison planet. The fates have brought them together and they are mates. Now they'll have to survive on the prison planet as they attempt to build a new life. But nothing is ever easy.

I enjoyed the story although I took off a point because I felt that the story resolved a bit too quickly. Still I would recommend the book. There were two characters who were well matched and had an instant connection that only grew. Together they could face anything.

One thing I have a problem with listening to audio, is sometimes the names are confusing to me. I'm a new listener and it's getting better but still, I can't just flip back if I'm not sure where we are in the story anymore. That being said, this was a good speaker and was easy to understand. The only problem I had is that he did have an english accent but Reanne came from Maryland so I think it should have been an american accent when speaking her part. Still recommended. Looking forward to more in this series.

  • Tormod: A Scottish Time Travel Romance

  • Immortal Highlander, Book 4
  • By: Hazel Hunter
  • Narrated by: William Macleod
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

When a modern-day archaeologist lands in medieval Scotland, she leaves behind the one thing that might truly help: her memory. But Jema McShane doesn’t make the trip alone. Her twin brother Gavin falls through time with her. Separated immediately, Gavin must fend for himself. But Jema lands in the powerful arms of the only Viking member of the McDonnel clan, Tormod.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By lynda on 04-14-19

Whew...

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

Reviewed: 04-24-19

First of all - a great story. I know I can count on Hazel Hunter to provide a time travel that doesn't turn the woman into a lost cause. Whatever the woman was in the current time, some of those skills come in handy in the past. Also there is always a great hero to fall for.

I'm relatively new to audio but I'm enjoying it. This has a HOT Scot doing the narration and that sure doesn't hurt. On the downside, I sometimes have to re-listen to the first chapter to get into the accent and story. This doesn't bother me at all. I just get to listen a bit longer.

Tormod and Gemma are well suited and both are likable characters. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Evander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance

  • Immortal Highlander, Book 3
  • By: Hazel Hunter
  • Narrated by: William Macleod
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

Two lost souls forge something beautiful from something broken. Rachel Ingram is living the dream. Heiress to billions, she’s engaged to the perfect man. But with the sudden death of her parents, her world begins to crumble.... Evander Talorc is living a nightmare. Traitor to his clan of immortal highlanders, he lives alone in a remote cottage. Abandoned and forgotten, Rachel and Evander find each other. But the rest of the world will not let them be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Judith on 03-22-19

Evander and Rachel overcome immeasurable odds

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

Whew....I'm writing this review while still swooning. I did read the ebook version too but the audio version really brings it to life. This is another fabulous story. This is a case of two people who belong together but live generations apart, coming together. While this is part of a "series" it does work as a stand-alone (although you'll miss out if you don't read the previous books). One of the best things about a Hazel Hunter book, other than great writing, well described worlds and well developed characters is the fact that the characters don't change mid-stream. I love that the characters consistently behave as they would before the "unbelievable" happens.

Rachel has had a horrible time. From a perfect life to a miserable ending, she isn't happy where she's at - but of course that's when Evander finds her. He too has an unhappy backstory but together, they forge a new beginning. This doesn't take into account druids, paranormal events and and life and death events. You also get to meet the characters from the previous stories.

Fast paced, adventurous and exciting without overwhelming you, it's an easy read and you'll find yourself at the end (and ready for another) before you know it. Hazel Hunter is an autobuy for me, and I'm never disappointed. Highly recommended.

WARNING: I found it almost impossible to do anything else while listening to this one (and I had already read the ebook so I knew what was going to happen). I was on the edge of my seat listening. I'm not sure how people actually do stuff while listening (or maybe their books aren't as good?).