• Highland Shifter

  • MacCoinnich Time Travel Series, Book 4
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,265 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Helen Adams has a knack for finding lost objects, but the Simon McAllister she finds isn't what she expected. The missing California teen is now a grown man - a kilted, sword wielding, Highland warrior. A mysterious Druid book and Helen's sixth sense send her to Scotland in search of a missing boy. After being attacked by strange men dressed in medieval garb, a handsome, desirable hero answering to the boy's name rescues her. No one is more surprised than she to find herself in sixteenth century Scotland. Unable to deny the reality of time travel, Helen discovers smoldering passion with a man destined to leave her. Simon has lived his Druid life in two very different worlds, two vastly different times, and when Helen practically lands in his lap, he knows his life is about to change forever. There are enemies in California lying in wait for her, and an army in Scotland closing in on his family. Simon is the only person who can protect her. But when she learns his most guarded secret, will she still want him? Can Helen love a Highland Shifter?

©2012 Catherine Bybee (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great Highlander Series -Book 4 Simon all Gown Wow

This is book 4 in a series. Audible isn't showing the series properly and book 4 came out first and confused many buyers which is a shame as I'm sure that affected the love of these stories to unexpectedly plop late into the series, so the books come in this order.

#1 Binding Vows
#2 Silent Vows
#3 Redeeming Vows
#4 Highland Shifter
#5 Highland Protector (not out in Audiobook yet)

This is a GREAT series, funny, serious, lots of twists and turns, and parts will make you cry. Love the books. AND the narration by David Monteath is PERFECT and frankly that alone is worth the listen. It's great to hear a Scottish man read for the male characters for a change as it really adds to those characters in an addictive sexy way. He's now one of my favorite "readers" (and I've heard many).

The books blend time travel, history, battles, humor, suspense, magick and romance (and some sex) in just the right blend. Each book picks up pretty much where the previous book leaves off and you'll want to go through the next all as soon as each one. It's more a tale of all these great characters, so it's a great family tale not just a romance based on "where can we insert plenty of sex scenes".

While some argue there's enough explanation in each to have them stand alone, since characters' histories and actions span multiple books, do yourself a favor and read them in order!!

Love these books, hope this series continues on and on....


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Good book But....

Don't get me wrong the story was good but missing something had I known that it was the last book released at the time I bought it I probably would have waited... The book is missing a back story and you could feel that it was there...The narration was ok a little flat at times but all in all a good listen and worth the time. ...I really wish these books would be released in order

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different

WARNING! -- If you're the type of person that likes to binge listen to a series - STOP! This series is incomplete after book 5 and there are several trails that leave you with a cliff hanger questions -

Helen Adams has a knack for finding lost objects but when she reads the young teenage Simon McAllister goes missing Helen decides to put her finding skills to the test. Imagine Helen's shock when she finds the missing California teen a few months later but he's now a handsome Druid sword swinging 30 year old Highlander.
During her job research Helen somehow time travels and ends up in sixteenth century Scotland and rescued by said 30 year old both then and again when she returned to present day California -
This is a fun, light reading paranormal romance that sometimes left me asking myself if I would ever survive in the 16th century....likely not.

This is a light - time travel book with romance and focuses on magick, druids and how to survive in a time and culture that isn't your own.

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Story is ok narration terrible

This narrator ruined this book for me His male voices were ok but the female voices were all childish and irritating I would rather have Siri read it for me

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Narrator was awful😕

The plot was good, the story was interesting and well written.

But the narrator was god awful, I’m sorry to say but David Monteath was terrible at voicing the characters. Especially the women. Every woman’s voice he did sounded like an ancient nasally woman speaking.

When he was narrating the story and not voicing a character it was great and enjoyable to listen to. But the second he switched voices and tried to sound like someone else it was awful. It really ruined the book for me. I still listened to it and enjoyed her book but every time he was the heroine or any woman I had to roll my eyes at how bad he did.

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SORRY, BUT IT LACKED THAT X FACTOR FOR ME

Beware this is actually book 4 of the MacCoinnich Time Travels series and I don't know whether it would have made much difference to my review if I'd listened to them first, as this could have been a stand-alone listen, however I'll never know so here's what I thought.

Some books grip you and you hate to be interrupted or you can't wait to get back to the story - well sadly this book wasn't one of those listens for me. The characters were likeable but I just didn't 'feel' the romance between the couple, the sexual build up, awareness and act was bland and I ended up not really being emotionally invested in them or their HEA. The 'ping-ponging' back and forth through the centuries had nothing special about them, the Druid's abilities were all rather blah and the action scenes were unfortunately dull and anti-climactic in the end. I didn't find the plot either riveting or exciting, yes there were moments of interest and glimpses of potential but they were sadly quashed.

Worth a credit? Maybe it was me as I've been listening to some really great, exciting books at the moment and that's why this book seems a 'Lo' version of a favorite dessert - edible yes but not at all m m mouthwateringly delicious. I've learnt the lesson that you really can't tell a book by it's cover (which initially tempted me - yes I'm that sad) and not getting the back histories in books 1, 2 & 3 MAY have made a difference, so sadly this falls under my NO, not worth my credit list.

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Loved it

Unexpected surprise of the story. Awesome voices, well selected. Story line kept you hooked and wanting more.

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  • KT
  • 07-26-22

Good

I liked this story but I wasn't in love with it or the couple. I didn't Luke the FMC she was bipolor ad her character was too much like Liz from previous book. There wasn't much development as them romantically as there had bern in the previous family members. Ergo the connection between them was too weak for sacrifices to be believable.

Also, I am disappointed that Simon found live before Killian... it felt like something was hinted at in both book 3 and 4 that he would find love so that 2as a bit of a let down. Knowing that the last book in the series is about Amber means there is no chance for us to learn if Killian ever finds his happiness. 😞

As usual the narration is very good and I have gotten used to the female voices he uses.

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I CRIED

Oh my goodness! I’ve been listening to the whole series and have loved them all so far. But this one was gut-wrenching! I cried several times, especially the ending, then the epilogue got me right back into the action. I can’t wait to start the next book in the morning.

Needless to say this has been my favorite of the series HANDS DOWN!

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I think the story could get interesting but the protagonist irritates me too much to find out

I don’t know if it just the way the narrator does female voices, the way Helen is written or both, but I cannot get through 5 minutes without being irritated.

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  • Leigh UK
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Great story but...

the leading lady is the weakest link. I wanted to hit her with a heavy 2 x4 plank on many occasions. After the story of a strong fierce woman like Liz, Helen's freak outs and dodgy decision making was very irritating. By the time she makes the worst decision of all I was thinking - Simon deserves better.