I normally like books about Highlanders, but I've noticed, although the names of the handsome Scottish Warriors change, as well as their Lady Fair, with a differing plot, there seems to be a sameness about the stories in this series. No imagination needed, no surprises.
I've previously enjoyed stories narrated by Antony Ferguson, once I got used to the way he structures his sentences, but during his reading of "Highlander Unmasked" he sound more sing-song at times, which was off-putting.
I can't say it's not a well written book, but I didn't particularly enjoy it.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Highlander Unmasked to be better than the print version?
Who was your favorite character and why?
Margaret Mackinnon, she knew what she wanted and she went after if. She was brave, wealthy and beautiful oh an intelligent!!
Did Antony Ferguson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
No he is just not good at differentiation voices and character especially the female voices.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Margaret MacKinnon has been sent to the Court of Kings James at Whitehall by her father to find a husband. Margret know has Meg needs a husband who can help her and her brother lead there Clan once there father dies. Margaret's brother heir to her father the Chieftain of the Clan is mentally challenged. Megs choice of husband must be able to help lead her clan without wanting to over thrown her brother.
Alex MacLeod has been sent to the Court of King James to spy for his brother Rory and the other Highland Chiefs. They know King James has a plan to war against his own people in the Highlands. Kings James favors the Lowlanders and believes the Highlanders are a bunch of ruffian thugs not worthy to lead or run there own part of Scotland.
Meg in introduced to Alex by her mother Rosalind. The two have a immediate attraction but they have at cross purposes. Alex is not looking to marry at this time and Meg is determined to have him. Who will win the war of wills is what this story is about.
The story has a steady pace, is very sensual. All the characters are very likable except the villains of
course, who aren't supposed to be liked. The story and back story of each character is very well written. It just took to long for the Alex and Meg to really get together and buy the time they do the story is over. No epilog and the ending seemed rushed. However I still Highly Recommend Highlander Unmasked!!
What would have made Highlander Unmasked better?
Enjoyed the audio book very much until the second half. "Meg" just keeps making things harder and harder for the hero. Seems to me, he would have told her to buzz off by the end of the story. She didn't listen to him or any one else. Created all kinds of chaos. She got on my nerves.
Has Highlander Unmasked turned you off from other books in this genre?
Not a bit. I'll be wary of the rest of this series, however.
Which character – as performed by Antony Ferguson – was your favorite?
Mmmm. I think Meg's mother, Rosalund. Mr. Ferguson did an excellent job with all the characters - even Meg - in my opinion. His reading of Meg was probably the only reason I got through the story. Meg annoyed me. A more whiny reading of her would probably have been more appropriate. Thank goodness the narrator didn't do it.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Oh, yes. It was extremely heart-felt and emotional which I always love. Just wish Meg would have been smarter.
Who wouldn't love a pained, tormented handsome Highland hero torn between love and duty. Good romance story with likeable characters, well written and narrated. It definately had the mmm.... factor.
Worth the credit - Absolutely YES.
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This is just a okay highlander romance story that could have been so much better if it was not so long. This is not historical lit, it's a romance between a hero who has issues between his duty to his clan and what he should easily be able to determine is his great love. I think the pace given the circumstance of the story could have move along faster. It is one of the things stopping me from moving onto to the final book. I am sure I'll purchase the next book. So if highland romance (not a steamy romance) but good romance is what you have a need for, then this series,may be for you. I would recommend Karen Marie Moning's highlander series for fun and romance and Maya Banks steaming romanic highlander stories.
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