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Very well done! At one point I had to remind myself that this is a romance novel and everything would come out ok. I dislike novels that are so full of history that they are more like non fictional historical texts rather than a romance novel... but this story wove the two together brilliantly. But the history was by far a driving force that consumes much of this book. Hero and villain and a strong but trusting maiden are each richly written and portrayed. The heroine is smart strong woman and the men are... men!
Both author and narrator delivered.
Worth a credit? Yes.
Heat factor? High yet very little time was spent on it. Heat was not the driving force of this book.
If you want a typical highland romance.... all hot highlander and sexual tension with lots of fluff and a little strife then skip this one.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
This book is based on the legend of Lord Colin Campbell the first Lord of Glenorchy.
The author unfolds a story that has a believeable balance of romance and history in 1455 AD. The struggles that Colin and Margaret face, both together and separate. were real and not forced. Their passion, love and compassion for each other, their family and friends was sweet and steadfast.
Because this story is based on real people. you get the sense that the romance between Colin and Margaret was more genuine than many typical romance novels. After all, arranged marriages were commonplace back then and people sacrificed happiness for duty or security. The combination of love and passion had to be quite rare and cherished when found. Also, the pace of time was a lot slower. It wasn't uncommon to be separated from a spouse for years at a time. In our time, most of us wouldn't have the patience.
If you are looking for an inconsequential romance novel don't bother with this one. Its worth a credit if you are in the mood for a dose of real romance in 1455 AD. ;-)
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would definitely recommend this to a friend because not only is the story absolutely enthralling, the type that you just don't want to stop listening to/reading until the very end, but the narration was superbly done.
What other book might you compare Knight in Highland Armor to, and why?
I can't compare this book to others because it's based on the real life history of the Black Knight. I haven't read his story before, and even using artistic license the author stuck very close to the facts which are really fascinating. I loved the story so much and reading it helped me learn as well as be truly entertained.
Have you listened to any of Dave Gillies’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No I haven't heard any of Dave Gillies' other performances so I can't compare them. I can say with hand on heart though that he is one of the best narrators I have listened to. He brought the characters in the book to life and each voice he did, he did perfectly, There were no cringe worthy moments like I have had listening to a couple of other narrators where their accents are so bad, or their attempt at doing both gender voices is just not very good. Dave is spot on and was a real pleasure to listen to. I love well narrated books like this one because it's better than in the movies. You get the story told to you but you can picture the scenes yourself. Plus you get 10 hours plus of story rather than the 2 hours you get at a cinema!
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
I wouldn't make a film of this because it is absolute perfection as a book. I wouldn't want anything cut out in order to make it film length.
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed this story and it's narration so much that I will definitely add both author and narrator to my favourites list and will definitely recommend them to everybody.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I was persuaded to buy this book because of the reviews, and because I have enjoyed a few of this author's books. This story is written with such warmth, humour and understanding of the times that it is such a joy to read!!! Of all I have read this one would be close to being my favourite from the author.