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sci-fi fantasy and a true romance novel. looking forward to many more volumes. as a man who loves scifi, fantasy, action types of books, the romance kind of suprised me. the first half of the first chapter sort of had me thinking it was going to be something that I wouldn't finnish, then a corner was turned and I was into it. I found it to be a fun, fast and a well done story. left me wanting more. loved it.
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Would you listen to Wishing for a Highlander again? Why?
Yes. The story is pretty engaging, if I listen to it again it would be on a road trip, or while doing housework.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I really liked Melina's feisty spirit. She brought just the right amount of innocence (more from being such an earnest character than actual virtue). And she was bound and determined to get her way, one way or another.
What does Marian Hussey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The portrayal of the characters. She does an excellent job with her Scottish brogue and defines the characters with individual voices. Her performance made a pretty good story a pretty great story. Her Voice acting really brought the characters and the experience to life.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Never under estimate the tenacity of a girl from Charleston.
Any additional comments?
I am assuming this is Jessi Gage's premier novel as I cannot locate any additional works under her name. I hope she continues with this series, maybe give some backstory on some of the other supporting characters. Although I wish the sexual tension between Melina and Darcy had lasted a bit longer and was perhaps a touch more complicated, one of the aspects of this romance which appealed to me were the love scenes. They were tasteful, not overdone, not overly graphic and ...well...they were really sweet! They were actual honest-to-goodness love scenes - complete with unique euphemisms and tender lovemaking moments. They were not graphic nor "in-your-face" sex scenes. I would have preferred Darcy to have a little bit of a stronger backbone, considering he is the romantic lead and a highland warrior to boot. But he has his own story of past pain which Melina slowly draws out of him and help him to overcome. The time travel aspect is very unique, and the twist was not anything I was expecting. I look forward to reading more of Jessi Gage's work in the future and recommend listeners to give this book a go. I think it's worth it.
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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I wouldn’t recommend this book as the main character Melanie is enough to make most women cringe, and the reader is awful.
If you’ve listened to books by Jessi Gage before, how does this one compare?
I’ve not listened to any of this authors books before.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Marian Hussey?
Someone capable of a proper highland accent; hers was abysmal and veered between Glasgow, Edinburgh with hints of welsh to offset the cadences; an interesting mix but very annoying to listen to. Also someone less dramatic, often I had the impression she was performing for a group of 5 year olds, not reading for adults.
Was Wishing for a Highlander worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
Avoid this book if you can, the reader is awful and completely ruins what already is a pretty borderline book.
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