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Gifted Thief Audiobook

Gifted Thief: Highland Magic Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Since the moment I was ripped from my mother's womb, I've been an outcast among my own kind. The Sidhe might possess magical Gifts, unbelievable wealth, and unfathomable power, but I don't want a thing to do with them. I ran away from their lands in the Highlands of Scotland when I was 11 years old, and I've never looked back. I don't need a clan. I've got my own family of highly skilled thieves who mean more to me than any Sidhe ever could.

Unfortunately for me, the playboy heir to the Moncrieffe Clan has something I desperately need. To get it back, I'm going to have to plunge myself back into that world, no matter what the consequences may be. I suppose it's just as well I have a sense of humor. I think I'm going to need it.

©2016 Helen Harper (P)2016 Tantor

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    Qiong Yi Yang 04-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "narrator ruined it"

    Was it a good book? yes. Was plot good?.. not too bad. It kept me interested and would definitely read book 2. "READ book 2". I don't think I would listen to the narrators strong accent again. I did not come across this in any of Helen Harper's other book. Saskia did a great job on them. But I had to concentrate real hard on understanding certain sentences on this one. Which is not relaxing at all. Please just read it how you normally would Saskia.

    Also the corny jokes... works for my 10 year old.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey Port Richey, FL, United States 07-19-16
    Lindsey Port Richey, FL, United States 07-19-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Read"
    Where does Gifted Thief rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    Any additional comments?

    Despite some negative commits I found this to be a well balanced book. It contained action, romance and a creative plot. I liked that the book had a good portion of all 3, Which is hard to find. Usually this genre is dominated by sex or no sex and all action. It also felt that it would be a good read if you were 16 or 60. In addition, the narrator did a great job for having a British accent. In some cases the accent can be to harsh and distracting but hers wasn't.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elle (AKA PlantCrone) in the great NorthWest OREGON 05-26-16

    ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance

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    "Very much a YA"

    I don't know why I bought this book..it must have been a Daily Deal or 'Two Fer' .. in any case, it's going back.

    I read YA at times but this didn't hold my attention at all. I won't even save it for my grand daughter, who often takes my YA picks after I'm done.

    MY opinion? Save your credit and read the reviews.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun like a candy bar, and about as nutritious!"

    If you are looking for a fun quick read, get this book. the narration was well done (lots of great voices), and the plot moves rather quickly. The story is a bit if a romp. Lots of flirty moments, and a heroine a unique sense of humor. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon read, you don't have to work too hard. Lovable characters. This is the beginning to a fun series. The ending is definitely a cliffhanger.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Oregon 09-17-16
    Amber Oregon 09-17-16 Member Since 2016

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    "I wish books were rated"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People that are indifferent to casual sex and a lot of profanty.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good story ruined with unecessary moral compromise and a lot of profanity/vulgarity. People who live this talk and lifestyle are immune, I get it. However, I do not think they would actually "miss" it if it were not present or if it was toned down a lot, and, I believe there is a much larger audience being axed because the casual sex and vulgarity/profanity bring such negative vibes to the story line, I call them "brown clouds". Romance, yes. But the romance would actually come off as plausible if it was built on more than a strong physical attraction which is how the main players come across. I mean, come on, wanting to jump anyone's bones if their good looking? That's how this book comes across. The characters seem so shallow with the dilution of, the missing components needed for enduring love; the deep spiritual and psychological aspects.
    I just feel like the author is losing many listeners for no good reason. Probably because some editor is demanding that the material be sex and profanity filled. I would never recommend this to anyone or any of the kids or teenagers in my family, but I would have loved to have been able to. I even thought of returning it after listening to it, but, just decided to let it go and not continue on with the series.


    Did Saskia Maarleveld do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Accent was too heavy. Made it a bit difficult to follow.


    Any additional comments?

    Entertaining, yes, Uplifting, no. You won't walk away feeling "good".

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    Author Prent 08-30-16 Member Since 2013

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    "loved the performance!"

    The narrator was just lovely!! I think the way it's narrated with the dialect only adds to the immersion into the story. The story itself was engaging and didn't drag, I'm very much looking forward to book 2. Also, the cheesy jokes were awesome, in a nostalgic sort of way. :D

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    radine 08-21-16
    radine 08-21-16
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    "pleasure to listen to"

    really enjoyed listening to this story, narrated in its native tongue. the story is humorous and entertaining. was as much a pleasure to listen to as it was to read

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    Mary Miracle 08-20-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Lee Golden meets Janet Evanovich"

    Love that it's not all sex n feelings. We needed the "I got it all wrong moment!"
    Here's looking at the next book with hand rubbing anticipation.

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    Pamela East Haven, CT, United States 07-30-16
    Pamela East Haven, CT, United States 07-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "slow start but it gradually got better."

    narration was good. The story gets better.Im wonder what other gifts Integrity got in the Grove. I have Scott?wish ancestry so this series is quite fun.

    Don't fret if you are aggrieved with the slow beginning.

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    michele 07-25-16
    michele 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good story"

    I really debated between this book and another and am glad I chose this one. it was a thoroughly enjoyable book and I highly recommend it

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    4/15/16
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    "Unusual and captivating."

    I did love this book. it took a little while to get into as I was getting to know the characters but once I did, it moved fast and was quite an adrenaline rush! all I would say is the reading was a little bland. I found that sentences which should have been accentuated by the narrator were at times falling a little flat. That said, it was an original storyline and I'm definitely intrigued enough to purchase the sequel!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Curtis
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    "loved it"

    omg I loved it can't wait start the next book the story was amazing thanks

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  • Teddy
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    "Gripping and entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A story that draws you in and keeps you interested.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole setup is an interesting one, including how society is organised works (or doesn't) for the different levels.


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

    I was certainly keen to get back to it.


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  • Ali
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    "Never disappointed with this author and narrator"

    Another great book from Helen Harper. Great imagination and believable characters. Keeps you wanting to read the next chapter.

    will definitely be listening to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    4/1/16
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    "very bad end"

    Very bad endin I felt like the book was only half way through wen it stopped I was very disappointed coz the start of the book was good it was just starting to get very interesting and then it was over.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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