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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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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 10-01-12
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio-addict!!

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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!! :)

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    MickeyMarie Narnia 08-14-12
    MickeyMarie Narnia 08-14-12 Member Since 2003

    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.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Waterford, Ireland 08-23-12
    Angela Waterford, Ireland 08-23-12 Member Since 2011
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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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Persis Florida, US. 08-15-12
    Persis Florida, US. 08-15-12 Member Since 2009
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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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Easley, SC, United States 06-26-14
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2012

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. Ingram OK, USA 06-18-14
    D. Ingram OK, USA 06-18-14 Member Since 2010

    Soup N Eggroll

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    Where does Charming the Shrew rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I don't listen to many audio books, but this one has been among my favorites. The only reason I did not give all 5 stars in the performance category was because at times, the male characters were portrayed in very effeminate tones, as though the narrator forgot which character (male or female) he was reading for. However - I simply ADORED the fantastic Scottish accent he performed them in. It brought so much life to the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Charming the Shrew?

    The best moment in the book was when Tayg made up the very last song in the story.


    Which character – as performed by Ralph Lister – was your favorite?

    I liked both main characters, as performed by the narrator. His Scottish accent is spot-on and enjoyable.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    They say that music soothes the savage beast....


    Any additional comments?

    I have read many historical romance stories, most often preferring those set in medieval times, and in the areas of England/Ireland/Scotland. This one has a very good story, with a conspiracy against king and country. It was very entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bobbi Pohl 07-09-14
    Bobbi Pohl 07-09-14 Member Since 2011
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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