Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook)

Narrated by Phil Gigante


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 1/2 This is my first ever audio book.. I was worried that I may not get as involved with a story while, as I would if I was reading it. So I decided to test the theory out on one of my ALL time FAVOURITE books.  I love this book and have reread it many times...  It makes me laugh, tear up (well the first few times I read it) and just long to keep reading. The time travel part is done well, and both leads are great characters.  This book while technically book 4 in the series does go with the next (The dark Highlander) as it's about Drustan's Brother. However the rest in the series don't really need to be read in order. I have my favourites of the series (4,5 and 7) 

So how does the audio stand up against the written version? Awesomely! Gigante is a fantastic reader for all the male roles. His different accents are great, and it brought a new feeling to the story for me. On the flip side, I found his female lead voice hard to get used to. When her roles were up, I didn't picture Gwen the same, while I read her, I find her more sarcastic and quippy and an under-the-breath kind of mutterer.. which I found didn't get portrayed as well when Gigante read her. To me she came across more flighty or air-headish due to the voice. But honestly though, I got used to his female voice and it isn't something I would count as a reason to not listen to this book again.  I am sure I will use this audio copy many more times.  I have read everything Karen Marie Moning has written, I am very tempted to repurchase the fever series in audio as well..  I see Gigante and a Ross will read together on some of those books. That would probably be awesome!  


Here's the blurb: 

A laird trapped between centuries...
Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he’d ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world. Drustan knew he had to return to his own century if he was to save his people from a terrible fate. And he needed the bewitching woman by his side....

A woman changed forever in his arms...
Gwen Cassidy had come to Scotland to shake up her humdrum life and, just maybe, meet a man. How could she have known that a tumble down a Highland ravine would send her plunging into an underground cavern — to land atop the most devastatingly seductive man she’d ever seen? Or that once he’d kissed her, he wouldn’t let her go? 

Bound to Drustan by a passion stronger than time, Gwen is swept back to sixteenth-century Scotland, where a treacherous enemy plots against them ... and where a warrior with the power to change history will defy time itself for the woman he loves....

No comments:

Post a Comment