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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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    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!! :)

    7 of 7 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    nicole HAGERSTOWN, MD, United States 07-18-13
    nicole HAGERSTOWN, MD, United States 07-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Shakespeare wrote it better"
    Any additional comments?

    It was so unbelievably bad, I was left wishing I'd read the original. The point of retelling a well known story is to make it more interesting. This author failed. I found this version so boring, that I had force myself to finish the book. It was bad, a total waste of a credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Malaika Keller, VA, United States 02-24-14
    Malaika Keller, VA, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Laughable"
    What would have made Charming the Shrew better?

    That's a good question. Maybe a story without so many holes? This story would have been better if the contrivances hadn't been so absurd.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Laurin Wittig again?

    Good question. Since story got good reviews, I have to assume that she has many friends. I don't know if I would trust her reviews again.


    What three words best describe Ralph Lister’s performance?

    Adequate, reasonable, listenable.


    What character would you cut from Charming the Shrew?

    The Shrew. Her personality was absurd. Her behaviour was without reason. She was a bit of a psycho.


    Any additional comments?

    It's hard to believe that such a ridiculous story made it into print, not to mention into an audible format.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 09-03-13
    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Easy read"

    I enjoyed this story. It was an easy read that held my interest. So much that I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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    Shirley Edwards Sterling Heights, MI United States 02-12-13
    Shirley Edwards Sterling Heights, MI United States 02-12-13
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    "Well written. Well Performed."
    What made the experience of listening to Charming the Shrew the most enjoyable?

    Story is captivating, characters are interesting and the narrator is very good. I've spent a lot more on books that weren't as nearly as good.


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

    A snowball fight in the forest.


    What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

    Very engaging voice that can effectively relay all of the emotions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nuria SAO PAULO, Brazil 11-13-12
    Nuria SAO PAULO, Brazil 11-13-12 Member Since 2009

    AudibleBook lover!!

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    "FEEBLE STORY"

    Couldn't be more predictable! The story was good but it turned so typical and boring...all of a sudden the heroine turns from a shrew into an angel, then she gets confused about her feelings about Tayg "the bard". She can't decide if she was in love with him because he is a bard or because he( in truth) is the leader of his clan....SO UNBELIEVABLE!!

    In short I wasn't particulary impressed, the story couldn't keep my attention, so boring I had to fast foward many times.

    I bought this book after reading the reviews, so I decided to give my point of view to help people who have the same taste as mine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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