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Highlander Untamed Audiobook

Highlander Untamed: The MacLeods of Skye, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Rory MacLeod is a bold and powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance-to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald-a bride he does not want and has no intention of keeping. But Rory couldn't have anticipated the captivating woman who challenges his steely control and unleashes the untamed passion simmering beneath his fierce exterior. Blessed with incomparable beauty, Isabel MacDonald is prepared to use every means possible-including seduction-to uncover her husband's most guarded secrets. Instead Rory awakens Isabel's deepest desires and her sweetest fantasies. Now Isabel has found the happiness she's always dreamed of with the very man she must betray, and discovers that passion can be far more dangerous than revenge.

©2007 Monica McCarty (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"In her irresistible debut McCarty gives life to the exciting and colorful times of Highland feuds. . . . McCarty is destined to win fans who will wait with bated breath for the next book in the series." (Romantic Times)

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    Pryingiz 03-07-17
    Pryingiz 03-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "very choppy read by the narrator"

    I've heard this narrator before and I wondered if this was his first time narrating. it was very choppy. what I mean by that is he would read part of a sentence and pause, like it was the end of the sentence but then read the rest. he did this constantly and it was annoying. the story itself was good but not as good as the rest of Monica's books, in my opinion. still worth reading.

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    robin toler 10-01-16
    robin toler 10-01-16 Member Since 2017
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    "highland books are great."

    I live Monica's books I discovered her writings by accident at the library. And since then I have loved her writing.

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    Anne MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 06-03-16
    Anne MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 06-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not worth the read..."

    Story mostly based on actual history and historical figures, but told as a series of lustfully romantic vignettes. Character development is very shallow, although the various physical descriptions are plentiful and soon grow very boring. The story becomes almost soft porn, lunging from one physical encounter to another.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Black Canyon City, AZ 05-11-16
    Ellen Black Canyon City, AZ 05-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful book 1 can't wait to start book 2"

    I love Anthony Ferguson as a narrator. He makes listening to any book pure pleasure. When I look for a new book and see his name I know the story will flow along beautifully.

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    KaraK 05-05-15
    KaraK 05-05-15
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    "IN LOVE.... Spoilers in this review"
    What did you love best about Highlander Untamed?

    The intense relationship between Rory and Isabel. I fell in love with them being together. It wasn't an easy journey, which is what makes it so much more delicious when the do fall in love.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Highlander Untamed?

    When Rory thinks she is betraying him....his reaction and her's made me actually tear up! So wonderful! I was so emotional for both of them!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Isobel sneaks back in to the castle and runs into Rory.... love!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    An epic love story between enemies.


    Any additional comments?

    Antony Ferguson has the hottest Highlander voice ever!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marit 10-07-14
    Marit 10-07-14
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    "Annoying story, bad accents"

    First, the narration. These characters, on the Isle of Skye, have....French accents? Not Scottish, that's for sure. The narrator also has a habit of reading one sentence really quickly. And then a looonnnnggg pause.....and-another-sentence-really-quickly. That latter was irksome at first but I got used to it. The French accents, though...

    And then the story. You could see right from chapter one what idiotic thing the heroine would do as the story's requisite tension/climax. It's like those horror movies where you want to smack the girl who's about to go in the closet instead of out the front door. Not in the closet! Well....same thing. No, you idiot, don't DO that!! But she did. And then she did it again. It made me not want to keep listening, because Argh! I could see (hear?) the stupid coming, and I dreaded it for the several hours it took to get to it.

    But that said, it gets an overall 2 (though 1 for story and 1 for narration) because I *did* keep listening, and listened to the whole thing, and overall the characters were likeable. The heroine was just annoyingly, predictably, stupid about the one thing.

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    K S Smith, MD 10-26-13
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    "Boring"
    What would have made Highlander Untamed better?

    A story that moved along at more than a snails pace. A stronger female character.


    Has Highlander Untamed turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I have listened to several other authors and always enjoyed them.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Antony Ferguson’s performances?

    No. Too staccato.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Highlander Untamed?

    I couldn't make it past three hours into the book and felt all of that preamble should have taken about ten minutes.


    Any additional comments?

    Try a different author

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    Lisa 06-07-13
    Lisa 06-07-13 Member Since 2017
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    "dont care for women being used as pawns."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I didnt like much at all about this book. It wasnt very excitig and was to expected.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Found a way to make it as it was her choice.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    No


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Alot of them.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    No

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    ConsumerDiva 06-01-13
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    "The narration is absolutley terrible!"

    His performance is incredibly stilted and awkward. The narrator speaks 4 words at a time and then takes a breath, then speaks 4 or 5 more words and another breath......the entire book.....in a monotone. Please, please have someone else re-record and narrate this book (and the entire series (because he narrates all 3). The series is wonderful. The story lines in all 3 book (Untamed, Unmasked and Unchained) are great. It's a shame no one will enjoy the audio versions.

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    Lady M 05-14-13
    Lady M 05-14-13
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    "Good Story"


    A little too many, and enduring sex scenes in my opinion, but it had a good story line, which included: Clan feuds, King interference, Scottish hand-fast marriages, treacheries, etc.

    It was well narrated by Antony Ferguson, although at times he forgot the Scottish brogue...the reason for only 4 Stars. He has a voice that is easy to listen to, and gave a good performance over-all.

    It was worth the sale price, but don't know about spending a credit for it???

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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