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Returning to the Scottish Highlands after a fierce battle with the English, Tayg Munro receives a hero’s welcome - and an ultimatum. To take his place as heir to the chiefdom, he must choose a wife or have one chosen for him. Furious and stalling for time, the brooding warrior volunteers for a mission that takes him deep into the Highlands, with no hint of the fateful encounter that awaits him....

Catriona MacLeod is known as the Shrew of Assynt, thanks to her razor-sharp tongue and her unwillingness to yield to her five brothers. When she learns that her eldest brother has promised her hand in marriage to a loathsome man, she flees into the Scottish wilderness, determined to seek the king’s intervention. There she reluctantly joins forces with a handsome traveler, unable to anticipate the treacherous plot that will soon embroil them - or the passion that will ignite between them.

©2012 Laurin Wittig (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"In this exhilarating Highlands adventure Wittig knows how to merge passion, wild adventure, history, and danger into a perfect tale that takes your breath away and tugs at the heart." (Romantic Times)

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Great fun

A really interesting adventury story woven through a romance with a fun ending. loved the readers gentle Scottish accent

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A Charming Story

A most enjoyable story. It is full of adventure, strife and love. The narrator brought the story to life. I highly recommend this book.

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It was a good story.

Narration was good, but not the best I've heard. I have the next book in the series. So I'll see how it goes. The story was good but, had a few weak spots.

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Enjoyable!

If you could sum up Charming the Shrew in three words, what would they be?

Fighting For Love

What did you like best about this story?

What I loved most about this, after several hours spent with Sylvia Day, is that every other page is not a sex scene! I think there are only a couple of juicy love scenes, which for me was perfect after the overkill with Sylvia. The story is complex and kept my interest. I was honestly beginning to roll my eyes with all the bedroom talk from other authors.

What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

While he is no Davina Porter, I thought he did a great job narrating this story. A couple of times, his tone was wrong and I would mistake the female lead for the male or vice versa, but other than that, he did pretty well.

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

I have realized as I mature in reading, and for my own personal tastes, the chase is so much more exciting for me than the "big moment" :-). You will find all of that in this book, and the hero doesn't give up on acquiring his love interest. Its just so sweet, and again, a nice change from the porn most erotica has transitioned to these days.

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it was okay

nothing special but tolerably interesting while doing house work. only one sex scene so not difficult to listen to with out headphones

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Very entertaining

It was an excellent story! I loved it! That is what I call a great love story! Would to read more stories from this author.

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  • Heather
  • TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States
  • 02-06-15

I enjoyed it more than I thought I would

I really enjoyed it, more than I thought I would. I would read more from this author. The narrator did a good job.

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  • NEW NAME
  • Georgia, United States
  • 09-17-14

Well I liked it!

This was a nice distraction from my normal read...we have a hot guy who is destined to be chief of his clan, and we have an opinionated strong woman who is ticking all the men in her clan off because she won't act like a "proper" lady, she acts like a shrew...skinning them alive with her tongue!

I found this book to be light, and charming, but with some real substance that I found very fun to listen to. And the accents....wow...swoon!

I would get this book again in a heart beat :-)

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  • Marc
  • SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States
  • 09-07-14

A good read with a nice plot turn

Where does Charming the Shrew rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Fairly high in the historical fiction class with well brought out characters and an easy flowing plot.

What other book might you compare Charming the Shrew to and why?

None that comes to mind right now

Which scene was your favorite?

There were many but I think whenCatarin and Tayg first meet on the trail was pretty good, both were trying to hide something and neither was willing to give any information.

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

When Tayg was beaten by Cats brothers and she and her new first friend help him to get away, her concern and care of Tayg showed how she truly felt for him despite how she acted outwardly.

Any additional comments?

I'd recommend this book , it flows well and is very well narated.

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You can't judge a shrew by her brother

The female lead, Cat, has been tormented by her brothers all her life, to the point where she's had to develop a thick skin and sharp tongue to hold her own against the constant torture. Teague of Colrain (sp) is a highland warrior who is next in line to be the laird of his clan, and his mom is anxious to see him married. To avoid his mother's matchmaking, he decides to go on a little trip through the highlands disguised as a Bard, and perhaps seeking his own bride, as he does the kings business finding out who can be trusted to side with the king.

Cat and Teague happen upon each other under interesting circumstances.

Cat is running away from her families castle, determined to flee the man her hated brother has betrothed her to. She runs into the bard in the middle of a storm, who is also on the road, and for various reasons they end up traveling together, and falling in love.

The story was so charming that I forgot the annoying narration by Ralph Lister (who made Teage sound like he had a juicy lisp), and just went with the flow of the journey they were on. Don't let Lister put you off this listen, most of the time he sounds fine, and he doesn't over-do the female voices, as many male readers sometimes do.

All ends as it should. This was very sweet and satisfying listen.


This is my first Laurin Wittig, and I'm very impressed with her story telling abilities. It won't be my last!

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