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I read the other reviews and it looks like I may be in the minority when I say I enjoyed this book. I love Highlandner books and this one was 8 hours that filled the need on a rainy day. I thought it was actually refreshing to listen to a highlander book that didnt have a lot of fighting. Magnus is a lover not a fighter. My kind of guy.
Maybe its just me but I don't always have the time or patience to listen to a 32 hour book like Outlander. Dont get me wrong, Outlander is a great book, its just most of the time I want a simple escape - not one that is filled with so much detail.
I also thought the narrator did a good job. She did remind me of Davina Porter a lot so that might be why. I will definately listen to the next book in the series.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. It's pretty fast paced and short. The story is more centered in the developing romance more than historical facts or accuracy. I felt like I was listening to a Harlequin story with a Highlander twist (very sweet and sexy but a bit unrealistic). I also liked the narrator because male and female characters were easily distinguishable.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The book was boring and predictable I lost interest from chapter 8, this sroryline had a strange familiarity about it?.'
What could Eliza Knight have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Be bit more realistic get her historical facts correct, I knew she was from america after the first chapter.
How could the performance have been better?
If you are going to write about another countries history, get it right.' Check for grammatical errors as I found many, stop repeating the same sinario again and again. The reader put me off the characters by portraying the voices how she imagined them to be, it was distracting for me hearing a mature woman trying to speak with a mans voice with a scottish accent that was something between scottish welsh and asian. I could only visualise my former headmistress and not a virile scottsman. To her credit though she was extremely articulate and well spoken, she should have left the characters voices to the readers imagination. Perhaps it would have been a little more enjoyable. I am sorry that I cannot write a more favorable review but I had to speak honestly about how I felt reading this book.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Highlander's Reward?
Narrow it down as the story dragged out too much like a soap opera. Braveheart meets highlander, wearing nothing but tartan with fifty shades of grey, sprinkled with a touch of Monarch of The Glen. Written by Mills and Boone.
Any additional comments?
As an English woman with Scottish ancestory I found the book very bias towards the Scotts and she seemed to give the impression that she had a downer on the English. Some of the references to the English I felt were very cringeworthy. If you are going to merge history with fiction always check the facts. This was my introductory book so I have not wasted my money so I will purchse books that are written by well known Authors in future.