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Highland Shift Audiobook

Highland Shift: Highland Destiny, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The Highland Destiny saga begins with Highland Shift, a tale of betrayal, murder, and magick spanning two continents and hundreds of years.

Elena MacFarland wonders what everyone else knows about her new farm that she doesn't, and whether she'll live long enough to find out. Betrayed by her fiancé and the powerful Worthington family, Elena fights back and negotiates a comfortable settlement with one small caveat: she must live in Scotland for two years.

One kidnapping and two attempts on her life later, the darkly arrogant Scot, Faolan MacGailtry declares himself her new protector and moves into her farmhouse. Major problem? He was present at all three incidents. Elena decides to follow the adage to keep her friends close and enemies closer--but which is he?

One by one, Elena uncovers Faolan's darkest secrets: his Druid heritage, his connection to her past, and finally, the deadly curse that is powerful enough to destroy them both.

Notes: This is the first book of the Highland Destiny series and includes multiple paranormal elements, including Druidry, Fae, shapeshifting and magick. Heat level: Slowly builds from extreme sexual tension toward "bring-some-ice-water" hot!

Also available:Highland Pull (Book Two), Highland Push (Book Three), Highland Destiny (Book Four)

©2011 Laura Harner (P)2014 Laura Harner

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    Scotty 12-25-14
    Scotty 12-25-14

    jdk

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    "Please, help, I had to fast forward and then stop!"

    Very few times have I ever written a bad review. This may even be my first! But, please! At first I told myself I would listen and I tried. Narration was bad and the story was bad. I kept asking myself, what? Where was the story going? Oh yeah, that's right. The story just went on and on and my interest kept going and going to fade. I finally FF and then give up. Now, with that being said, you may enjoy, love this series. But for me, NOT!!!

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    AnJoMom16 06-01-15
    AnJoMom16 06-01-15
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    "No Real Substance Just Porn, in My Opinion"
    What disappointed you about Highland Shift?

    It would be easier to answer, "what did not disappoint me!" I read the book from start to finish. I will never buy books from this author again! This book is filled with way too graphic images almost from the start. WHEN you could get actual story parts, this could have been developed into a fairly good fantasy fairy tale. In my opinion, all of the porn ruined the story. The porn just goes on and on and on ..... For you porn addicts: this one is for you. For everyone else, there are far better and more interesting books to be read.


    Has Highland Shift turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I like books about the Scottish Highlands and will continue to look for good, non pornographic stories in this genre.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Noah Michael Levine’s performances?

    I don't know. I feel his voice would continually remind me of this book so probably not.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Highland Shift?

    Why go there? There would not be much left of the book when I got through with it! This is a fantasy story so I have no problems with a shape-shifter falling in love with a Fae. But this went way overboard!


    Any additional comments?

    I have nothing good to say about this book. I am looking for audio books that can be played while I clean house with the grand children nearby. I would be livid if my teenager got ahold of a book such as this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Hutchinson, MN, United States 03-30-15
    Kim Hutchinson, MN, United States 03-30-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Loved this book I couldn't stop listening to it."

    I love romance with mystery and even the other worldly things that go bump in the night. And this book gets you right from the start. And I love a book with love and romance and sex. And this book has it all. You don't have to wait until the book is half over before it really gets HOT. And it stays hot all through the book. But it also has you hanging at the edge of you seat or bed wondering what will happen next. I am done with books one and two and now I have to rest up so I can listen to book 3. Wish I could find more books like this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cornelia Indianapolis,IN46227 01-26-15
    Cornelia Indianapolis,IN46227 01-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Magic in every syllable"
    What did you love best about Highland Shift?

    The illustrious kidnapping of my very own soul, from our world into the Highlands of Scotland


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Highland Shift?

    My favorite fact of this story is how all the "wolves" stick together, even after centuries


    Which character – as performed by Noah Michael Levine – was your favorite?

    Faolon, of cause. I love how the shifter in all his glory, manhood, cleverness can't help but go stir crazy ones he discovered Love


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

    Wolves love deeper


    Any additional comments?

    Congratulation on a great story, well told.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    taslive 05-26-16
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    "Men don't need to fake women voice"

    The voice of Elena done by a man, is horrible!!! Also the stars automatically went to 3, and wouldn't change. I would of given the audio a one.

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    Miriam M. Gelo 07-30-15
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    "Not my favorite"

    One of my pet peeves with paranormal books is when a normal "mortal" encounters the paranormal and has a blah reaction, then begins developing powers and is suddenly an expert in said powers. What made it tougher to get through is the poor Scottish accent that sounded Irish half the time. All in all, it wasn't bad, but the narration could definitely improve.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wii-zer sc 03-16-16
    wii-zer sc 03-16-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series retold"

    I thought this sounded familiar and part way through I knew why. It is the essence of the Highlander series reworked. It was free so no refund requested, but I cannot recommend it either. KMM did it first and better.

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    DOTIVON 12-31-15
    DOTIVON 12-31-15

    My favorite writers are Lynsay Sands, Anne Mccaffery's Pern Series, Janet Evanovich, Sherrilyn Kenyon. Favorite books, all Harry Potter's.

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    "New author for me."

    Laura Harner is a new author for me and I was very happy with the 1st book in her Highland Destiny series. I like how Elana is completely unaware of her powers in the beginning & that Faolan is both a light druid and a cursed werewolf. Together they have to fight the Dark Druids and figure out how to end Faolan's curse. I was pleased with the plot over all and I am looking forward to Dr Gabhran MacLachlan's story in book book 2, Highland Pull.

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    Laura 12-09-15
    Laura 12-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    great read loved it. cant wait for the rest

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bluenicola JACKSONVILLE, FL USA 11-20-15
    bluenicola JACKSONVILLE, FL USA 11-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Common Sense Connections Missed"
    What did you like best about Highland Shift? What did you like least?

    The overall story was okay and I liked the Scottish accents. What really bugged me was the lead female. There seemed (to me) to be a lot of common sense connections she should have made...especially as she is a lawyer and figuring her to be pretty smart. In terms of connections, I am talking about things she is told and then not tying them to the stuff she finds out...just seemed disconnected. Maybe it is just me, but she bugged me. She seemed a little slow and it was repetitive.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Laura Harner? Why or why not?

    Probably not. After the half way mark, I could not believe I still had another fifty percent to go. I put the book on 1.5 speed and at the end...I even skipped to just the beginnings and ends of each chapter to be done.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Noah Michael Levine?

    The narrator was okay and had a good Scottish accent.


    Do you think Highland Shift needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Since I am not going to be reading or listening to it...it does not matter to me.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt the story just kept going on and please understand, I LOVE audio books. I have tons and plan on getting tons more. I listen to all kinds and always try to have a benefit of the doubt for the narrator and the author...I know I am not the one writing or acting. However, I just could not stand the story or the lead female or what even happened in the end.

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  • Nicola
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    "Book is really good"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    i would probably only recommend the Kindle version as the guy that does the narration is absolutely horrific at Scottish accent and sounds very robot like


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    the narrator is horrific


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