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Highland Fling

By: Katie Fforde
Narrated by: Rachel Beresford
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A change of scene or a change of heart?

When your boyfriend calls you impulsive, what do you do? 

If you’re Jenny Porter, you dash off to Scotland determined to save a failing textile mill, of course.

That’s how Jenny finds herself having awkward encounters with the abrasive but disconcertingly attractive Ross Grant.

And then, just as things between Jenny and Ross develop into something more interesting, her boyfriend, Henry, arrives in Scotland. Should she do the sensible thing and follow Henry back to London? 

Or might her Highland adventure be more than just a fling?

©2002 Katie Fforde (P)2020 Penguin Audio
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  • Categories: Romance

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"Thank goodness for Katie Fforde, the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times. She really is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance." (Aj Pearce) 

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  • 09-28-20

narrator turned me off but the story is nice

Thiw was a nice story but the narrator read way too slowly for my taste so I ended up listening at 1,25x speed. It's the best I've read by Fforde so far. She does a great job giving you a sense of the cold weather in Scotland, nice description of scenery and nice portrayal of snobs. I got to learn about felt and alpacas. The romance was ok. It was a bit annoying that the main character kept thinking about what her boyfriend would think of her in every situation she found herself in.

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  • Sue
  • 08-27-20

Terrible narration

I have never yet been disappointed by a Katie Fforde, but I'm not sure I'll be able to finish listening to this. Could it have been recorded at the wrong narration speed? It's so painfully slow and stilted as to be unlistenable, I'm actually listening at a speeded up narration rate.
The Scottish accents are particularly poor. There's Irish and West Country in there but very little Scottish. It would have been better not to attempt then at all.
I have given an overall rating of 2, as the story seems ok so far .....

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  • Emj
  • 08-10-20

Great story shame about the narration

This is one of my favourite Katie Fforde books and was so happy to see it was being released on Audible. What a shame that the narrators Scottish accent is poor and off putting, she sounded more Irish than Scottish to me. I will be requesting a refund on this occasion unfortunately.

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  • Alison
  • 08-07-20

Great story

Great story as always by Katie fforde, One of my all time favourites however narrators highlands/Scottish Accent sounded more irish!

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  • 08-02-20

Dodgy accents

This is a lovely story which I read many years ago and was looking forward to it being released as an audiobook. As the title suggests most of the book takes place in the Scottish Highlands. Unfortunately the narrator wasn’t able to produce a Scottish accent and they all ended up sounding vaguely Irish. The ‘posh’ English boyfriend sounded like a dodgy Southern wheeler dealer which was not how I imagined him when I read the book. Overall I found the accents very distracting and they spoiled my enjoyment of the audiobook. It is better to read this book than listen to this version.

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  • 01-10-23

Lovely easy listening

Another lovely novel by Katie Fforde unfortunately the narrator wasn’t for me and I nearly had to top listening … but I got use to the narrator eventually

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  • helen adair
  • 11-27-22

Great story but….

Only a chapter in and I know the story is good but the narrator can’t do a Scottish accent, it goes from Somerset to Irish and lots of others. Being half Scottish it’s super frustrating! Lol!

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  • Helen B
  • 09-04-22

Terrible accent!

Loved this story but the accents put on by the reader are awful, not only are they bad but not even consistent through the book. I persevered but it annoyed me to the end!

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  • Lynda
  • 04-23-22

Good story spoiled by bad Scottish accent

the narrator, though professional made the Scottish parts sound Irish. I am glad I didn't pay and used my credit

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  • Cheryl Herbert
  • 04-05-22

Great book, shame about the narrator!

I downloaded this book as I read it many years ago and loved it! However, Rachel Beresford’s narration has put me off. The speed at which she talks left me feeling like I wanted to wind her up and had to listen on x1.5 speed, which was slightly too fast. Furthermore, her Scottish accent sounded more Yorkshire mixed with northern Irish. Unfortunately, I had to stop listening halfway through the first chapter as I found myself thinking just about the poor narration and not listening to the book. Highly put out I paid for this!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-21

Not a favourite.

I found the slow voices quite annoying. Didn't really enjoy the story or the Characters.

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  • Jess
  • 05-01-21

Not your typical working holiday romance

I enjoy the friendships and real life situations that make up the backdrop of Katie Fforde's romances. On the upside I liked how the main character worked hard to help others... On the downside I wondered why a guest in a house had to do the cooking. I enjoyed the reader's seamless switches from character to character but found some voices a bit slow so played them at 1.25 speed.