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Charming the Shrew: The Legacy of MacLeod Series, Book 1 | [Laurin Wittig]

Charming the Shrew: The Legacy of MacLeod Series, Book 1

Returning to the Scottish Highlands after a fierce battle with the English, Tayg Munro receives a hero’s welcome - and an ultimatum. To take his place as heir to the chiefdom, he must choose a wife or have one chosen for him. Furious and stalling for time, the brooding warrior volunteers for a mission that takes him deep into the Highlands, with no hint of the fateful encounter that awaits him.... Catriona MacLeod is known as the Shrew of Assynt, thanks to her razor-sharp tongue and her unwillingness to yield to her five brothers. When she learns that her eldest brother has promised her hand in marriage to a loathsome man, she flees....
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Returning to the Scottish Highlands after a fierce battle with the English, Tayg Munro receives a hero’s welcome - and an ultimatum. To take his place as heir to the chiefdom, he must choose a wife or have one chosen for him. Furious and stalling for time, the brooding warrior volunteers for a mission that takes him deep into the Highlands, with no hint of the fateful encounter that awaits him....

Catriona MacLeod is known as the Shrew of Assynt, thanks to her razor-sharp tongue and her unwillingness to yield to her five brothers. When she learns that her eldest brother has promised her hand in marriage to a loathsome man, she flees into the Scottish wilderness, determined to seek the king’s intervention. There she reluctantly joins forces with a handsome traveler, unable to anticipate the treacherous plot that will soon embroil them - or the passion that will ignite between them.

©2012 Laurin Wittig (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"In this exhilarating Highlands adventure Wittig knows how to merge passion, wild adventure, history, and danger into a perfect tale that takes your breath away and tugs at the heart." (Romantic Times)

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    Michael Easley, SC, United States 06-26-14
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2015

    Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.

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    "Romance in Scottland"

    This was a 4.95 special. It was a cute love story. It was a light, easy listen. Enjoyable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Waterford, Ireland 08-23-12
    Angela Waterford, Ireland 08-23-12 Member Since 2015
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    "good story,pity about the narrator"

    I love historical romances,especially set in Scottland. The story was good but was ruined by the narrator. He was not able to do any of the voices male or female. I also downloaded 'Daring the Highlander ' through which I will grit my teeth as I listen,
    Please, please if there are any more books in this series get Davina Porter to narrate.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    MickeyMarie 08-14-12
    MickeyMarie 08-14-12

    I read so I can write

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    "Holds interest"

    Romance is not the best description of this work. It is a good story in the typical Scots setting of clan conspiracy, and holds interest. If you are looking for hot sex, look elsewhere.

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 10-01-12
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!

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    "Surprising highland treat!!!"

    Laurie Wittig is a new author for me. I was pleasantly surprised by this great audiobook. A fantastic story, funny and charming characters and a very impressive narration by Ralph Lister.

    Highly recommended!! :)

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Persis Florida, US 08-15-12
    Persis Florida, US 08-15-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Could have used another Narrator"

    The Story is written well but the Narrator leaves much to be desired when it comes to doing Scottish accents. He's very adept with the British reading. But this is a book about the Scotts and there is much that needs to be read with a Scottish accent and he failed terribly with them. Or maybe it's just me being used to Davina Potter doing a beautiful Scottish Accent.

    Other than that it was a lovely read.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri 08-04-14
    Cheri 08-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointing..."

    but to be fair i just finished the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter...so i wanted more of this type. that being said, i found this book to be poorly done by comparison.
    there was no depth of character, the narration sounded like something out of a high school theater, and truthfully, i couldn't wait for it to be over. possibly this book would be more apt to appeal to young adults, but not anyone with any maturity.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 07-14-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 07-14-14 Member Since 2014

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "GREAT BANTER WITHIN THIS SCOTTISH ROMANCE!"

    I found this to be a light, but fun Scottish romp as the hero, Tayg Munro, and heroine, Catriona MacLeod become entangled with one another on an unexpected journey with different purposes to find the King of Scotland. As a future laird, Tayg temporarily takes on the role of a bard (not a very good one according to Cartoon), while Catriona is running away from her brother's grasp and a pending marriage to an unsuitable laird. This romance is not as steamy as I would have preferred, but it was fun, the banter hilarious (at times), and the reader is exposed to a budding romance between two very strong characters. Don't get me wrong when the two leads come together and finally give in to one another, it's hot and steamy, but this only happened one time. Otherwise, Catriona and Tayg shared a teasing and flirty kind of romance throughout their journey.

    Catriona is known as the "Shrew of Assynt" and her sharp-tongue and short temper definitely warrants this term, but there are always reasons behind the shields people erect. I liked how Tayg was able to look beyond her defensiveness and understand the reasons. But, Tayg did something special for Catriona, he helped teach her new behaviors and reign in her temper. I liked how Catriona became aware of her jarring personality and found better strategies in dealing with people. The interaction between Catriona and Tayg was many times very funny. You could just picture Tayg rolling his eyes or really tripping out on Catriona's character. Females tended to worship him, not annoy, and verbally spar with him as Catriona did, especially at the onset. Even thought his was a decent read/listen, it definitely could have been much better. The action and adventure was great, but it needed more opportunities for the leads to enjoy the steam of their relationship.

    The narrator, Ralph Lister, was good. He did a great job with the male voices and a decent job with the female voices. I bought this book on sale and it turned out to be a good experience for the price.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 10-30-14
    Elizabeth 10-30-14 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "Nice listen...simple and sweet"

    This was a much better book than the second. I'm not sure why I listened in reverse order...but I did. I can't NOT finish (or in this case start) a series just because one book isn't wonderful so I listened to Charming the Shrew and was glad I did. It was a good book, easy listening and didn't cause too much emotion one way or the other. Every once in a while I need a nice sweet book to pass the time.

    I would say this is SALE worthy for sure, and maybe even credit worthy....its straddling the fence.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Star - Timeless Love & Romance 09-11-14 Member Since 2015

    My favorite books are 'Historical Romance'. A good book takes you away from your everyday life & puts you in the middle of an adventure.

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    "Feisty & Spirited."
    Where does Charming the Shrew rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This story is one of my favorites. The banter between the two main characters is funny and quirky. A true love story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tayg is quite funny but isn't slow in accepting his hearts desire and moving toward it.


    What three words best describe Ralph Lister’s performance?

    I'm not a big fan of Ralph Lister's character voices, but it wasn't bad.


    Any additional comments?

    Fun listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 07-29-14
    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 07-29-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Made me happy!"

    An entertaining and romantic tale of the old days in Scotland. I enjoyed the story, not too sappy or predictable. A little bit steamy, but not stupidly so.

    A nice light book when you need to believe in good things!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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