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.
"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)
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!
This was a surprisingly fun book with interesting characters and plot twists. Got it for a sale price, will definitely listen to the next in the series. Had not listened to any by this author. Really liked the humor infused in the scenes, the 'bard' persona assumed by the hero, and the way he saw through to the real personality of the heroine. Guess I'm not as picky as some listeners with this narrator. I thought he was fine, have heard some better but overall I think he did a decent job.
I get unreasonably attached to fictional characters
I loved that both Kat and Tayg were forced to be people they didn't want to be by circumstance and family, but when they came together they were able to drop the titles of "shrew" and "hero" and just be themselves.
The setting was fantastic. I really got a sense of the Highlands in that famous era, and the terrible weather!
The scene in which Tayg the Bard makes up an accidentally humiliating song about a homely woman at Kat's insistence.
The ending :)
The narration really made this fun. I can't do the accents half so well in my head, you ken?
Yes. It is exciting, has good character development, interesting twists and great for those enjoying historical settings.
First off regarding the narrator, unlike many of the other reviews I did not have much of a problem with this narrator.
Although I do agree that he is definitely not as good with the Scottish accent as Davina Porter, and definitely not the wide range of voices that she is capable of developing for the characters,
I found his voice to be pleasant and overall not too bad.
If you are looking for another outlander, this is not it.
I would say that it was a very good book though.
This was the first book that I read by this author and immediately downloaded the next when I finished it.
I found the characters to be very engaging and well-developed.
It was a very sweet love story that I look forward to listening to again in the future.
I will definitely read more books by this author.
It is a fun story , love the history
The way the to main characters met.
The halting cadence of this narrator spoiled a perfectly good story!
Despite the awful narration, the story itself is worth a listen.
Funny, entertaining, engaging
None, if you expected William Shakespeare , not at all, different storyline
A little too slow, but you get used to him and the Scottish brogue , omg, loved it.
Neither, so I liked it a lot
Miss Wittig gave her best again. I liked the book a lot and will recommend it, due to her well told story, which entertained me thoroughly. At times I got cold feet, this well she described the travels of her hero and Katharine
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