Spell of the Highlander Audiobook by Karen Marie Moning

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Review of: Spell of the Highlander Audiobook
Karen Marie Moning

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On July 15, 2013
Last modified:February 6, 2016


Spell of the Highlander Audiobook

By: Karen Marie Moning

Narrated by: Phil Gigante

Published by: Brilliance Audio 07/2008

Spell of the highlander Audiobook


10 hrs and 59 mins



Jessi St. James has got to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the hardworking archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So she figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half-naked man staring out at her from inside the glass of an ancient mirror.
But when a split-second decision saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself confronting six-and-a-half feet of smoldering, insatiable alpha male.
Heir to the arcane magic of his Druid ancestors, Cian MacKeltar was trapped inside the Dark Glass 11 centuries ago. And when the Dark Glass is stolen, an ancient enemy will stop at nothing to reclaim it.
For Jessi, the sex god in the mirror is not only tantalizingly real, he’s offering his protection – from exactly what, Jessi doesn’t know. And all he wants in exchange is the exquisite pleasure of sharing her bed.©2006 Karen Marie Moning; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Reviewed by Melanie

I started listening to this series several years ago and listened straight through books 1-6.  Somehow, this series fell off my radar.  When I saw it again, I had to add it back to my “to-be-listened-to” list.  This is a series that I’ve never read and only listened.  The narrator does a great job with Scottish accents, which is my favorite part.  While the stories are good, I don’t know if they would be so high on my list without this narrator.  His ability to do several different voices and accents amaze me.  I would also add, that you can listen to this as a standalone if you really prefer, but there are small parts of previous storylines that are mentioned.

Cian is a 9th century McKeltar Druid, who dabbles in dark magics at the insistence of a Dark Sorcerer named Lucian.  Lucian traps Cian into a Dark Fae Mirror for a total of 1133 years.  The mirror gets stolen from Lucian and sold to a professor, where his assistant, Jessica St. James sings for it at his office.

Lucian is out to kill everyone who knows about the mirror, which includes Jessi.  Cian decides the safest place to hide is in Scotland, where they run into other McKeltars, Dageus and Drustan, from previous Highlander Books.

I enjoyed listening to this book.  It is nice to see the devotion and tenderness that the old world Scots show to their women.  The one thing that did turn me off, is that Jessi is a virgin.  She is a 24 year old women in college to get her Ph.D.  I’m just not a big fan of the whole virgin thing.  Also, I just don’t see a virgin reacting the way she did to her first “tupping”.  I think this is a little overused, though it might not have been at the time this book was written.  I just don’t remember.  I will definitely continue with this series.  If you haven’t tried this series yet, I would recommend it if you like to listen to great narration, hot romance or a story with a bit of the supernatural.

The Narrator

Phil Gigante.

The Author

Karen Marie Moning


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Loupe Duffy
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  1. You right!! One of the best parts about this series is the narrator 🙂 It’s been a long time since I listened, maybe is time for a re-visit.


    • Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share this series with everyone. I really enjoyed listening to it. I kinda want to go back and listen to the old ones too.

  2. Oh I loved this one. I haven’t listened to it but would really like to one day. I’ve heard so many good things about his narration 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying the revisit to the series!

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    • If you liked reading this series, I highly recommend listening. I think listening to the old Scottish brogue is wonderful. It is best early in the series when they go back to old Scotland and everyone has that accent.

  3. I’ve had this series on my bookshelf for over 2 years in paperback. I’ve been tempted to give the audios a try.

    • I think you would really like it.

  4. I want to listen to this series just for the sexy brogue accent. Ooh, and because it’s KMM of course. 🙂

    • Early in the series is best because they go back in time to old Scotland and everyone has that voice. If I remember correctly, he even did a great job with the women with accents as well.

    • It is fun to share our joy of audiobooks with others.

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