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Beyond the Highland Mist Audiobook

Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1

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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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    Maria Somerset, NJ, United States 03-12-13
    Maria Somerset, NJ, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2014
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    "50 SHADES CAN'T COMPARE!"
    Where does Beyond the Highland Mist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed the book thoroughly except for the "special effects" of the spirit voices - didn't like that "tinny" sound. But the book was fabulous! And I was sooooo excited to find out that this is only Book 1 of 7!!!!! I finished Book 2 in 1 day and I will be starting Book 3 tomorrow!


    What other book might you compare Beyond the Highland Mist to and why?

    None!


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Brogue - I loved!<br/>Spirit voices - too tinny


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

    Oh yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 03-07-13
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 03-07-13 Member Since 2017

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "Sighing.....way under mediocre"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    At least half of the story being changed. I had big hopes for this but was definitely let down. It was so far past unbelievable, confusing, and was wayyy unromantic. In addition to that, the narrator makes Adrian sound whiny and child like. It is quite annoying. I honestly don't think this particular storyline could have resulted in a a higher rating.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm currently downloading One Night of Sin by Gaelen Foley. I am hoping that book is a much needed improvement from here.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The female voice was annoying and the way he made Hawk sound....ugh he sounded like a stupid barbarian. It sounded like an awful play with one person acting out every character. Sighing....unimpressive.


    What character would you cut from Beyond the Highland Mist?

    All of them, that way there would not be a Beyond the Highland Mist.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I didn't have to write such a negative review but I read many reviews that help me make selections. I definitely appreciate the honesty of each reader so I think its only fair that I am absolute honest in my experience. Trust me, don't buy it, rent it, or even use a credit. Sorry...

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN, United States 02-19-13
    Sarah SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "To Much Back and Forth"
    What made the experience of listening to Beyond the Highland Mist the most enjoyable?

    I like Phil Gigante...I just like how he reads...


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was fine...kind of knew the direction of the story


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

    Not sure what he brings but I just know that I enjoy how he brings the male characters to life.


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

    I wouldn't make a film of this book...sorry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Deshkulkarni 01-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "TOTALLY different from the Fever Series"
    Would you try another book from Karen Marie Moning and/or Phil Gigante?

    Yes. I really enjoy Karen Marie Moning's Fever series and Phil Gigante is a great reader. However, I won't be listening to any more books from this series.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a true and typical romance novel. I bought it because I enjoy other books from this author, but this particular one just isn't my cup of tea.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Renee Dorena, OR, United States 11-06-12
    Renee Dorena, OR, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "this book was terrible"
    Would you try another book from Karen Marie Moning and/or Phil Gigante?

    No.


    What could Karen Marie Moning have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Just wasn't my type of story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Phil Gigante?

    Would not have made a difference for the story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Absolute waste of time.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommended after reading the Outlander series and it did not live up to ANY expectation. It was a trashy romance novel, totally not my style and a complete waste of time.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl J. 09-03-12
    Cheryl J. 09-03-12
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    "Not what I hoped"
    Would you try another book from Karen Marie Moning and/or Phil Gigante?

    Probably not from Moning


    What was most disappointing about Karen Marie Moning???s story?

    Hawk's character was not well developed--didn't act true to his nature. Most disappointing was that it was mostly about their sex life rather than that being a facet of their relationship.


    What about Phil Gigante???s performance did you like?

    Accent was good.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beyond the Highland Mist?

    Several but will give one: after they make love the scene where he stands looking out the bedroom window.


    Any additional comments?

    I've enjoyed other time travel & highlander novels but this fell short of my expectations.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 04-19-12
    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2008

    I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.

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    "A bit corny and cliche"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    As soon as I started listening to this I immediately thought this is so corny, predictable and very cliche, however I did get caught up in the story and ended up enjoying it. It's not as sappy as I thought it would be. It's easy to listen to and the narration was good


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    Ann 01-23-12
    Ann 01-23-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No! I thought it was about a woman traveling thru time but it really about a love affair stepped in nothing but low quality adjectives with repeative comments! Very disappointed. This is for a love starved and unrealistic person with a wild need to be entertained with dripple


    What could Karen Marie Moning have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    quite repeating herself with descriptive words


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

    no


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jmack1 APO, AE, United States 05-24-11
    jmack1 APO, AE, United States 05-24-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Soft Porn with Poor Writing"

    If you are interested in this genre, then read The Outlander series by Diana G. These books were a cheap thrill with poor writing. Not impressed at all.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    LOYL-00 NY 01-20-11
    LOYL-00 NY 01-20-11 Member Since 2017

    I can now do my work and listen too. Hearing a professional reader is the best--great way to pass time.

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    "Beyond the Highland Mist"

    I am a reader and a Librarian--Personally I find all of Karen Marie Monings books an escape that I look forward to reading. I fly through each book only wishing it wouldn't end. Her books have a balance of plot, character development, adventure, action, and sex to keep you interested and wanting more. Excellent!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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