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Rise of a Legend Audiobook

Rise of a Legend: Guardian of Scotland, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

Running away from her catastrophic life, historical journalist Eva MacKay joins an archaeological dig at the battleground of Loudoun Hill. Unearthing the seal of William Wallace, Eva gains notoriety. But her dreams of Bowie knives, the weapon that murdered her husband, morph into great swords and dirks. Drawn to a ruined monastery, Eva drifts into the worst nightmare of all. Awaking to the sharp point of a madman's sword, she is hurled into the midst of a bloody 13th-century battle. Just when certain death is eminent, brutal arms surround the lass, dragging her deeper into unknown terror. When Eva realizes she's been hauled to the hideout of rebel William Wallace, a revelation dawns - she has landed the story of a lifetime - if she can stay alive and find a way home to tell her tale. What she doesn't count on is her mounting chemistry with the greatest legend Scotland has ever known...or the absolute love swelling in her heart.

©2016 Amy Jarecki (P)2016 Amy Jarecki

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    🎄DARA Niagara Falls 06-01-16
    🎄DARA Niagara Falls 06-01-16

    AUDIOBOOKS+WORK=ADVENTURES! Love Good Stories especially w/Romance 🔹Also Receive Books In Trade 4 Reviews In Varied Genres🔹NO SPOILERS 🙊

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    "The Rise of.William Wallace"

    If you love the history of Scotland during the time of William Wallace then you will definitely enjoy this Time Travel Romance.

    This captivating book, with great narration, mixes a lot of Scottish History with a bit of imagination to make an exciting, passionate listen with plenty of treachery and secrets. The author gives you a different perspective of history and by the end of the book you begin to wish that the embellished parts were true. This is truly an entertaining listen.

    I am looking forward to more in this series. ;-)

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 05-07-16
    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 05-07-16 Member Since 2014

    books are my drug of choice :D

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    "amazing"

    If you love Highlander historical stories, this one is for you.
    Loved the story, time travel, romance, danger, suspense... Picked my curiosity to find out more about William Wallace.
    Mr. Gillies outdid himself, I loved his voice before, but after listening to this one, just wow. His various voices throughout the book, never had to think who is speaking. Loved the voice he gave William *sigh* and the singing, you have to hear him singing.
    I am definitely getting the next one today.

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    Charlene 04-28-16
    Charlene 04-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "True to history and well-developed…"

    This is a wonderful book, as indicated, true to history and wonderfully developed. The characters are very human but yet the history is very honest. It was a bit of a slow start, but after the third or fourth chapter the characters became more real more developed more intriguing… I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone who enjoys his store cool fiction. I look forward to the sequel… fiction

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia PETERSTOWN, WV, US 04-23-16
    Virginia PETERSTOWN, WV, US 04-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow! Great!"

    This is a very moving story about William. The story flowed and it was well written. The Narriator did a great job. Don't miss this one!

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    S. Standefer 05-13-16
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    "Love this Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Rise of a Legend the most enjoyable?

    I love listening to Dave Gillies narrate.


    Which character – as performed by Dave Gillies – was your favorite?

    My Favorite character as performed by Dave Gillies was William Wallace!


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

    Yes if i could have i would have stayed up all night!


    Any additional comments?

    I would definitely recommend this audio book! I read the book first and then listened to the audio book. The audio book really made the story come alive!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Starlet M. 04-11-16
    Starlet M. 04-11-16

    My favorite books are 'Historical Romance'. A good book takes you away from your everyday life & puts you in the middle of an adventure.

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    "Outstanding."
    What made the experience of listening to Rise of a Legend the most enjoyable?

    Dave Gillies provided a flawless performance. He brought this story to life with a wide range of character voices. Love the rolling Scottish brogue.


    Any additional comments?

    Amy Jarecki has outdone herself with this story. Based on the life of William Wallace, mixed with time travel. Add incredibly sexy men and steamy romance, you will fall in love with this book. I highly recommend this audiobook. Loved it.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Larissa 08-23-16
    Larissa 08-23-16
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    "Certainly Not What I Expected"
    Has Rise of a Legend turned you off from other books in this genre?

    mmmmm, not necessarily


    What three words best describe Dave Gillies’s voice?

    It was fun


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    This was a DNF for me….I listened to the Audio version of this Rise of a Legend. Normally, I love time travel…….in Scotland………a few hundred years ago with a hot highland warrior and a strong woman from the future. It’s always intriguing to read the struggles the heroine usually has to endure in an unfamiliar time period and for her to adapt and figure out a way to fit in as best she can without drawing too much attention to herself to be thought of as a spy or witch. I’m not a history buff so I can’t say the history is the most important details for me, but common sense typically goes a long way in my book. ;)

    Rise of a Legend had potential and based on all the great reviews, I’m clearly in the minority. However, there was ONE review that seems to have the same issues that I do. Considering I didn’t get passed Chapter 5 I can’t review the entire book…..BUT, from the first few chapters, the heroine who was wearing red hiking boots, skinny jeans, and a down filled vest with a zipper (and smartphone) seems to escape notice from anyone in the year 1297. How is this possible you ask? Beats me…..But wait there’s more…..she is discovered by William Wallace while she’s hiding from the English, who are obviously on a killing spree, and she tells them ‘I’m scared of pointy sharp things, get that away from me!!’

    Once William stumbles across her and her very out of the time period attire (which he doesn’t seem to notice) decides to take her with him and his men. She has to get on the back of a horse(which she’s never done before) with William and at a gallop she checks her cell phone, which has no service, but still manages to tell her the date is May 1,1297.

    At first William mistakes her for a man, then thinks she could be a possible English spy, then through a short conversation finds out she's a woman then believes her when she says she's not a spy. He hides her secret (of being a woman) from his trusted men. The very next morning wakes up before all the rest of the men so she can take care of ‘business’, at this point he starts to notice all of her womanly-ness and starts wanting her. UGH! It hasn’t even been 12 hours!! The heroine, Eva, scared out of her mind by the big brutish man, starts to notice how wonderfully handsome William is. Pffffft! If I was scared for my life by the big scary man being in a place and time far from my own, on top of mourning the loss of my husband…….I sure wouldn’t be noticing how ‘hot’ the dude sitting next to me is.

    All in all, this story had a great idea and concept, but I couldn’t get into it or get passed the oversights and lack of reactions. It just wasn’t believable. Another review had compared this to Outlander……nope. Not even close.

    Now, on another note……the narrator………..well…….sounds a bit like Count Dracula at times. Lol. He does a great Scottish accent and the men’s voices, but the female voice……….was a little comical. Maybe I became too accustomed to Davina Porter who narrates the Outlander series. :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BOLIVAR, MO, United States 04-19-16
    Amazon Customer BOLIVAR, MO, United States 04-19-16
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    "If you're going to write a book, finish it."

    I understand the concept of increasing revenue on a story line by breaking it into multiple books..but this was ridiculous. The book just stopped.

    Story was ok. I found myself uncomfortable reading such an intimate fictional story about a real person. Bringing historical figures into a story as supporting characters is one thing. This seems disrespectful.

    The narrator has a good voice, but the extremely precise enunciation wasn't comfortable to my Midwestern American ears.

    I will not be listening further in this series.

    4 of 11 people found this review helpful

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