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The Highlander's Reward Audiobook
The Highlander's Reward
Written by: 
Eliza Knight
Narrated by: 
Corrie James
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The Highlander's Reward Audiobook

The Highlander's Reward: The Stolen Bride Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her she fears she's more in danger of losing herself.

The last thing Magnus Sutherland wants is to marry the beautiful English lass he saved. As the laird of his clan, he has a responsibility to his clan and allies. But when Arbella is attacked by one of his own men, he determines the only way to keep her safe is to make her his. A decision that promises to be extremely satisfying. Magnus brings Arbella to his home of Dunrobin Castle in the Highlands. And that's where the trouble begins… Their countries are at war and they should be each other's enemy. Neither one considered their mock marriage would grow into a deeply passionate love. What's more, they were both unhappily betrothed and those who've been scorned are out for revenge. Can their new-found love keep them together or will their enemies tear them apart?

©2012 Eliza Knight (P)2013 Tantor

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    signe randers nv, Denmark 05-02-13
    signe randers nv, Denmark 05-02-13 Member Since 2013

    I love romantic historical novels.

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    "Who does not love a Highlander"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Highlander's Reward to be better than the print version?

    I love reading books, but sometimes it's also just great to be able to close your eyes and listen. And this is one of them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Arbella, because she is just so naiv, but she can still fight.


    What does Corrie James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She can give the book more life.


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

    Yes, and i did that.


    Any additional comments?

    Magnus and Arbella is the true highlander story. The Highlander safe en young englich girl.
    He is bewitched by her beauty and decides to keep her. And of course there are some obstacles they have to go through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 08-31-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Amateurish and lacking"

    So excited to read a highlander book and then I got this amateurish attempt, highly disappointing. The narrator sounded like a screatching English woman and all female characters sounded over the top, and the male characters weren't much better! Then the drama felt totally forced and the characters didn't stay in character, totally weird. One minute we have a simpering noble woman who is terrified to be in Scotland and is beyond jittery at the sound of battle....the next instant she is pulling axes and brandishing a sword, only to go back to simpering, and then back to Xena warrior princess.....WHAT?!?!?!

    In short, I liked the basis of the story, but the delivery was not executed well at all. Take a pass on this book.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    M 06-11-13
    M 06-11-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Too many modern day phrases....skip this one."

    I didn't care for this one....the story was so-so at best, and littered with so many modern day phrases that it took away from the reason I read romances in the first place - escapism.

    He was "fired up", or he "gave it a shot", or "she messed him up"....there were plenty more phrases like this, and they just weren't in keeping with the dialog of a 13th century person. I found it both distracting and irritating.

    The characters were superficial, and had little, if any, depth. The main female character was very wishy-washy....I didn't like her at all. The overall impression I got was that this book was written hurriedly, as if to meet a deadline, by a rather young author...one without access to a thesaurus. Disappointing listen.

    I thought the narrator was pretty good though, given what she had to work with....

    But I will not download any more books by this author.

    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Hi All usa 01-30-15
    Hi All usa 01-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Aggravating at times"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Heroin wouldn't betray the hero's trust in the worst ways. She knocks out a trained knight and not knowing which way her father was or which way England was decides to wander the country side hoping in her wanders her father would find her. He's trying to explain and he thinks she is forgiving him and is going to kiss him but she knocks him out instead. As he said "she betrayed him in his most vulnerable state. She could have sliced his throat as he was unconscious." All this on the ranting's of a mad woman. The book is sadly riddled with these stupid scenes.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Eliza Knight again?

    Sure I like the secondary characters and the story line except when it comes to the romance for the two act so stupid.


    Which character – as performed by Corrie James – was your favorite?

    Magnus


    Do you think The Highlander's Reward needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I like the secondary characters so yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 08-25-14
    Jennifer 08-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Disliked Hero's name, Trite but Enjoyable"

    Honestly, I didn't like the first few chapters at all, and so had a bit of a hard time continuing to read after the first half hour. Once in the middle of the battle at Stirling and her being whisked to safety I got a bit more engrossed. I hardly had occasion to put it down for more than a few minutes after their marriage. The premise was a bit trite, but I liked that for once the girl knew how to defend herself. The plot was pretty predictable, both in regards to their relationship, as well as the conflicts and potential conflicts with their families and scorned betrotheds. But that predictability didn't take away from the enjoyment. And there were more than enough steamy seduction scenes peppered throughout- most were very specific graphically, but never crude. Frankly worded and hot, but tasteful.

    At first the narrator's affected male voices made me grit my teeth, but they smoothed a little, and I got more accustomed to Magnus' voice. The range of female voices was fine, and otherwise was a good performance, cadence-wise and no lack of clarity of dialogue. I always enjoy good Scottish accents.

    Overall, a good listen, but not the most original or fantastic Scottish romance I've ever read...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dani Di Pietro 06-13-14
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    "I found the story boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    more depth to the story line


    Has The Highlander's Reward turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes I think it could have been so much better.


    How could the performance have been better?

    more depth to the story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 12-18-13
    Rachel 12-18-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Started out interesting..."
    What would have made The Highlander's Reward better?

    For the store to actually have gone somewhere.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Eliza Knight again?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It seemed like the book had its highs and lows. It was kind of get interesting then the narrator would speak in her "Scottish" male voice and it would kill it. Not a horrible book but I could not finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    This book seemed like it would be a cute listen, you know the normal romance stuff. But the book really does not go anywhere and the logic behind the characters choices is just ridiculous. I tried several times to listen to this book but stopped after about 2 hrs.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tahlia Miami, Fl, United States 04-17-13
    Tahlia Miami, Fl, United States 04-17-13
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    "i couldnt finish it"
    Any additional comments?

    the narrator was horrible her scottish accent was terrible really boring the story might have been good if not ruined by narrator

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MaineOne maine 06-03-14
    MaineOne maine 06-03-14

    reviews for fun

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    "Awful narrating"

    Perhaps with a different narrator this book would be better. I thought the narrator was terrible. I stopped listening, I couldn't take it.

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    Lady M 07-18-13
    Lady M 07-18-13
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    "Fantasy Time!"


    Parts of "The Highlander's Reward" were so unbelievable it was humorous. Many times I found myself shaking my head and smiling. It wasn't a bad book--it all depends on what you are looking for. I don't mind a little fantasy...humor is a good thing, even if it was not written to be humorous, in my opinion.

    Eliza Knight is a talented author with the ability to create mental pictures without the use of boring 'filler words', and Corrie James' performed well.

    Although the sexual content was explicit the scenes did not dominate the story, as in some Highland stories.





    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Cally
    Prestwood, United Kingdom
    8/24/13
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    "the highlanders reward by eliza knight"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The book was boring and predictable I lost interest from chapter 8, this sroryline had a strange familiarity about it?.'


    What could Eliza Knight have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Be bit more realistic get her historical facts correct, I knew she was from america after the first chapter.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If you are going to write about another countries history, get it right.' Check for grammatical errors as I found many, stop repeating the same sinario again and again. The reader put me off the characters by portraying the voices how she imagined them to be, it was distracting for me hearing a mature woman trying to speak with a mans voice with a scottish accent that was something between scottish welsh and asian. I could only visualise my former headmistress and not a virile scottsman. To her credit though she was extremely articulate and well spoken, she should have left the characters voices to the readers imagination. Perhaps it would have been a little more enjoyable. I am sorry that I cannot write a more favorable review but I had to speak honestly about how I felt reading this book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Highlander's Reward?

    Narrow it down as the story dragged out too much like a soap opera. Braveheart meets highlander, wearing nothing but tartan with fifty shades of grey, sprinkled with a touch of Monarch of The Glen. Written by Mills and Boone.


    Any additional comments?

    As an English woman with Scottish ancestory I found the book very bias towards the Scotts and she seemed to give the impression that she had a downer on the English. Some of the references to the English I felt were very cringeworthy. If you are going to merge history with fiction always check the facts. This was my introductory book so I have not wasted my money so I will purchse books that are written by well known Authors in future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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