Best-selling author Monica McCarty transports listeners to the 14th-century Scottish highlands in this dazzling novel. Warrior Tor MacLeod is picked by Robert the Bruce to lead the fight against English rule. Despite Tor’s rigid disposition and devotion to his craft, his new bride is determined to warm his heart.
©2010 Monica McCarty (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
The story had a very slow start and I almost stopped reading it. However I gave it another chance which the story began to move. The Highland Hero, and the Lass come together and apart throughout the story. I will go on to read the next book in this series.
The female lead was just too stupid to live. It had potential with the other characters but
could not even finish the book.
no - just this writer
I like the description of this book, but having an English narrator was too much. I did had to rate the book because I have yet read it I am not sure what my rating will be. I gave a three not to discourage others who do not share my opinion I do not think a book about the Scottish battles against the English should be narrated by someone with an English accent.
The story would have played better in my head if I had read instead. Narration was . . . very stiff. Sorry, he has a beautiful masculine voice but he wasn't into the characters so I couldn't get there either.
I wish I had listened to the other reviews that cited problems. The narrator had a pleasant voice, but he read so slowly I had to double the play speed. And imagine your grandfather reading you a story about girly fantasies and sexy times. Umm, yeah... Made me uncomfortable.
The heroine became annoying because after being with the hero for 5 minutes, she expected him to change. One could see the crisis and climax coming from a mile away.
When I start rolling my eyes and talking back to my iPod, I know it's not going to be a keeper.
I enjoyed the story, predictable at times but overall entertaining. I like the bigger story this book set up, I have a feeling next books will get better now that groundwork is laid. I enjoy this historical time period and fiction based on this time. Although this is "romance" and heavily so, I also enjoyed the fight scenes and political maneuvering story lines. I think the narrator does a good job with all the voices and I'm sure it takes some talent to swing from narrating between 2 types of sword thrusting.
The story's ok.. Yes just ok. I love Scottish books, But i guess ive been ruined by outlander.
I also don't like the narrator, I thought he should've had a Scottish accent, maybe thats just me, the main characters 31 and he makes him sound like a bitter old man, a highlander with no accent, wth..
The story was enjoyable, I was not sorry to have bought the book w/audio. But this is a case of a terrible narrator. There were many pauses, long pauses, where there shouldn't have been any. His female lead sounded whiney and the male lead's voice was NOT sexy, This is unfortunate in a romance book. Nor was he even trying for a Scots accent, so I'm not sure why he was hired for these books. I've heard some really sexy, deep voiced narrators who had great Scottish and Irish accents in other books, but not this dude.
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