We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Ransom: Highlands' Lairds, Book 2 | [Julie Garwood]

Ransom: Highlands' Lairds, Book 2

In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.
Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Overflowing with all of the majesty and intrigue of medieval glory days, this magnificent New York Times best seller is a captivating story of passion and loyalty, justice and honor. Beloved storyteller Julie Garwood steps back to the silver-shrouded Highlands of her classic tale The Secret - and hails the return of two unforgettable warriors: Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan.

In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.

Now a beautiful young woman, Gillian finds the key to resolving her past in handsome Scottish chieftains Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan. With the cunning and courage of the daring Scotsmen, and with the friendship of a new ally, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian at last fights the unscrupulous Baron Alford, laying claim to her home, her family, and her father's reputation. But in the presence of the mighty warriors, Gillian and Bridgid discover that desire can be a weapon of conquest...betrayal can slay trust in a heartbeat...and the greatest risk of all is surrender - to the deep emotions of unexpected love.

©2010 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (750 )
5 star
 (482)
4 star
 (189)
3 star
 (66)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.6 (700 )
5 star
 (472)
4 star
 (164)
3 star
 (55)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (6)
Story
4.4 (695 )
5 star
 (430)
4 star
 (168)
3 star
 (63)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (15)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 10-19-14
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 10-19-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    410
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    334
    289
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    54
    14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent, excellent story!!!!"

    Wow what a fantastic story! Loved this book. The story line and plot is absolutely fantastic. There was always something going on all the time I didn't want to put it down.
    I loved the hero, he was big, strong, handsome, arrogant, gruff, and caring. The heroine was wonderful, strong, beautiful, and very courageous, not whiny and whimpering.

    There was so much wonderful dialogue throughout the entire book. (I love lots of dialogue). The chemistry was great and the sex scenes very well written.

    As for the narrator, Susan Duerden, she did a great job. Much better performance than some of her others. The men sound like men and the women sound like women. Every one had their own distinct voice. She narrates with much emotion as it is called for in the book, ie. yelling, crying, whispering, etc. Of course it's Susan Duerdan so you get the sing song reading and drawwwnnn ouuutt worrrddss but you can get past it in this book.

    I totally recommend this book it was amazing, as well as the first book in this series The Secret.

    Just say yes yes yes to this book! It's totally worth it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 09-11-14
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 09-11-14 Member Since 2011

    I don't want to live in a world without books!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    493
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    604
    236
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    53
    44
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Finally! Another Highlander series to love!"

    I just loved this book -- the whole series actually. I'm not usually one for highlander stories because Gabaldon is such a hard act to follow, but lately I've been seeking them out, and this series is awesome!

    With lots of mystery and intrigue, and humor, Garwood writes each of the three stories in this series with richly imagined, and sometimes convoluted, back stories that, once the real tale begins, makes for an involving and entertaining experience.

    Ah, I've been bit by the highlander bug. Good thing there's lots to read out there!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Colleen 08-14-14
    Colleen 08-14-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Favorite book by Julie Garwoof"
    If you could sum up Ransom in three words, what would they be?

    This is the first book I ever read by this author and is still my favorite to this day. I never get fired of this story. Love the couple too


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Julian is my favorite character. She is a strong person


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

    Oh I laughed in this book so much


    Any additional comments?

    everyone should read this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    E. Webb Virginia USA 04-27-14
    E. Webb Virginia USA 04-27-14

    suz317

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Unabridged?"
    What did you love best about Ransom?

    Love the book but unabridged. I don't think so. Many spaces you would find in an abridged book. Hard to follow.


    If you’ve listened to books by Julie Garwood before, how does this one compare?

    As always ms Garwood is wonderful.


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

    Would have loved to listen in one sitting but alas not possible.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lindsey 03-26-14
    Lindsey 03-26-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Garwood historical"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ransom to be better than the print version?

    I like the audio book much better. I am not sure why, but struggled to get through the print version, but have listened to the audio book several times


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ransom?

    The scene towards the beginning with the beating. Set the creation of her character.


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

    Good with the voices, nothing really stands out.


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

    The reunion. Actually made me a bit angry.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked how the story progressed, and probably wouldn't have any second thoughts about the characters, but we meet Brodick in the The Secret, and fell in love with him, but he fell to the Garwood syndrome, where every hero, and every heroine is really the same person, just with different names. She tries to refer to the temperament she created for his character when he was first introduced, but then he basically becomes Ian. But, on bright side, this story is much less formulaic than her other works.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    fadumo SEATTLE, WA, United States 11-26-13
    fadumo SEATTLE, WA, United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    81
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story"
    If you could sum up Ransom in three words, what would they be?

    This is the second in Ms Garwood's the Medieval series and it's the best.


    What other book might you compare Ransom to and why?

    There is no other book similar to it.


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

    No


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

    At the end of the story when the Laird Buchanan told Gillian that he was going to stay in England in order to please her.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 11-17-13
    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2015

    Will do anything for books!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    123
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    277
    124
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    22
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Oh So Much!!!!"

    I cried within seconds! this book was so good, so much every moment was full of drama and love and hotness and oh my word there is so much i can't even tell you. Excellent writing, excellent story, excellent narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. Poe DFW, Texas 10-30-13
    J. Poe DFW, Texas 10-30-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    95
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Your average Highland romance"

    I actually returned The Secret because the narration was so terrible. But I took a chance on book 2, Ransom, and I was glad I did. It was an enjoyable story and although I didn't care much for the narration, it was much better than The Secret.

    The story was good & it had parts where I laughed at out loud. I do wish they had developed Ramsey & Bridgid's story better and although I liked the book's ending, I did not like Gillian at the end - she came across as a bit of a petty nut and not at all like her character in the rest of the book. I think Garwood could have written the ending better - it was like she was in a hurry to be done. And despite all the comments in the book on how Gillian would never make it in the Buchanan clan, the author never goes to the Buchanan lands - no epilogue or anything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cindy Dalton, GA, United States 09-24-13
    Cindy Dalton, GA, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    96
    32
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Overall it was a good listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was a good listen. I've heard better narrators but she had all of the emotions. She whispered when the story called for it and was gruff when needed. She doesn't have a wide range for multiple characters but she has enough that you can tell who is speaking.

    It was a good story but was a little predictable. I had the bad guys pegged at the beginning. It was a good storyline though. I thought it well worth the listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ransom?

    When Judith forced herself to climb down the side of the cliff to rescue the little boy even though she was terrified of heights. Judith's strength and courage. No matter what was thrown at her or the pain she endured she never faltered.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Duerden – was your favorite?

    Judith


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

    no. It wasn't one that pulled me in and wouldn't let go but it was a good book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kimberly 09-15-13
    Kimberly 09-15-13 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    176
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    214
    105
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    37
    23
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyed This More"

    I liked this story more than The Secret, and I really liked The Secret. This story has a lot to like about it. The end is fairly funny, and I didn't necessarily understand why Gillian chose Brodick until then.

    This has mystery, love, hotness light, and action. The reason I gave it less than 5 stars for performance is that Gillian's voice was supposed to be deep, somewhat raspy/sensual and the narrator didn't come close, though I could see that would have added to the attraction. (Maybe Kirsten Potter?)

    Worth the credit, I have already listened twice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 31-40 of 56 results PREVIOUS13456NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.