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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Linda 08-15-14
    Linda 08-15-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Didn't even try to listen."

    The narrator ruined the other book for me so I didn't even try to listen to this one.

    0 of 0 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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 07-20-14
    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 07-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Funny, captivating plot and characters"

    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.

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    A. Christiano Seneca Falls, NY 07-16-14
    A. Christiano Seneca Falls, NY 07-16-14 Member Since 2012

    I get unreasonably attached to fictional characters

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    "A Grrreat Highlands Romance told with a brrrogue!"
    What did you love best about Charming the Shrew?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The setting was fantastic. I really got a sense of the Highlands in that famous era, and the terrible weather!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene in which Tayg the Bard makes up an accidentally humiliating song about a homely woman at Kat's insistence.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending :)


    Any additional comments?

    The narration really made this fun. I can't do the accents half so well in my head, you ken?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    fay 07-12-14
    fay 07-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Mills and Boon twaddle"

    The reader did what he could to bring some life to this crass romance. A complete waste of my time.

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    Bobbi Pohl 07-09-14
    Bobbi Pohl 07-09-14
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    "Stayed up late listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is exciting, has good character development, interesting twists and great for those enjoying historical settings.


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    Carrie Arnold United States 07-09-14
    Carrie Arnold United States 07-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Very enjoyable love story."

    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.

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    Ann 06-16-14
    Ann 06-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun"
    Where does Charming the Shrew rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a fun story , love the history


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the to main characters met.


    Have you listened to any of Ralph Lister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    Robert 06-11-14
    Robert 06-11-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A good story spoiled!"
    What didn’t you like about Ralph Lister’s performance?

    The halting cadence of this narrator spoiled a perfectly good story!


    Any additional comments?

    Despite the awful narration, the story itself is worth a listen.

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    Kornelia Greenwood, IN, United States 03-09-14
    Kornelia Greenwood, IN, United States 03-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Lots of humor without being annoying"
    If you could sum up Charming the Shrew in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, entertaining, engaging


    What other book might you compare Charming the Shrew to and why?

    None, if you expected William Shakespeare , not at all, different storyline


    What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

    A little too slow, but you get used to him and the Scottish brogue , omg, loved it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither, so I liked it a lot


    Any additional comments?

    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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