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MacKinnon's Rangers, Book 1 Audiobook

MacKinnon's Rangers, Book 1: Surrender

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A hand-picked cadre of warriors, they had the fierce courage of their Scots forefathers, combined with the stealth and cunning of the Indians who lived beside them in the wilderness. Battling the French in a no-holds-barred combat, they forged a new brand of honor, became a new breed of men - MacKinnon's Rangers.

Iain MacKinnon had been forced to serve the British crown, but compassion urged him to save the lovely lass facing certain death at the hands of the Abenaki. He'd defied his orders, endangered his brothers, his men and his mission, all for a woman. But when he held Annie's sweet body in his arms, he could feel no regret. Though he sensed she was hiding something from him, it was too late to hold back his heart.

In love and war, there are times when the only course of action is...surrender.

©2011 Pamela Clare (P)2013 Tantor

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    Karin Anderson 09-18-13

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    "Book One of MacKinnon's Rangers"

    This is Iain and Annie's story. Iain is the eldest MacKinnon brother. He is forced into service in the British army by William Wentworth - one of his family's greatest enemies. When he comes across Annie in the forest, he saves her from certain death against his orders. Thus begins a romance to write home about.

    Audio notes - Kaleo Griffith is a god. His use of accents is wonderful and while he differentiates between men and women, he does not try to sound like a woman.

    If you're looking for a well-written, fantastically narrated story about love amongst war, this is the book for you.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Taniea United States 07-24-13
    Taniea United States 07-24-13

    Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...

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    "A Short Romantic Walk in Colonial History"

    As a lover of the romance genre coupled with being a history buff, I found Clare's rendition of the time period incredibly well-done. What drew me to "Surrender" was a generated recommendation due to my previous positive reviews on highland romances written by Paula Quinn & Karen Marie Moning. Having now read it, I'm not sure why the system thought to make these comparable. The writing and story lines are nothing alike. Yet, I'm thankful for it regardless. What a well written story.

    Rather than bore reviewers with my summary of what has been written on at nauseam, let me instead offer reviewers some context. In "Surrender", Clare infuses real historical accounts of pre-Revolutionary conditions in the American colonies in which the English & French were fighting for control of the territory. Clare's Ranger series seems to center around what is known as the French & Indian War. Varying Indian tribes, long inhabited the continent prior to European domination, ally with one European against the other. Clare brings a personality to the chaotic and dark time with her fictional characters not to mention love. Hence... a historical romance.

    Of the many narrators I've listened to, Kaleo Griffith does an exceptionally wonderful job of narrating the male characters, especially Ian, and still manage the femininity of Lady Ann's voice. Each of the main character's plight, insecurities, and personality crafted by Clare were conveyed brilliantly by Griffith. Well done all around! Now I'm looking forward to the rest of the series... next one is out in a several weeks.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Grace 07-22-13
    Grace 07-22-13
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    "I really liked this. Some depth to the characters."

    This is the first Pamela Clare book I've read. I will definitely read more. There are good guys, a really evil guy and, surprisingly for this genre, a complex guy (Wentworth) who you assume will be evil, but turns out to be sort of decent when you consider the times in which he lives. It's a stretch, but I can see Wentworth being rehabilitated as the hero in a future book???

    This is such a good light read. You get historical romance (light on the historical creds, I will admit) a happy ending and the setup for future Rangers stories. There are steamy scenes including one really kind of weird shaving scene ......

    This is also the first Kaleo Griffith narration for me. He is so very good.

    I highly recommend if you're looking for a good story, a good narrator and a little more character complexity than romance novels usually provide. .

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    Ninetailedkat 03-07-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Narcoleptic Heroine"

    Where to start. I got sucked in by all the great reviews but I can't believe I was listening to the same book they were. The main character had promise, the heroine was horrible. Constantly saying "Mercy", constantly tired and falling asleep and the author had both characters basically narrating what the other character said or did in previous chapters all the time. It was like listening to the same story told twice in the same book from the other POV. Sex scenes when you finally got to them were OK but not particularly imaginative and if I heard of Ian's testicles called "stones" one more time I was going to scream.

    As far as the narrator goes, he has potential but I don't think he did female voices well. Male voices - fine. But to be fair I think he had awful material to work with. I will say that I feel the narrator could use work on how he reads portions of the book between actual dialog segments...it just seemed like he couldn't anticipate the sentence structure well.

    I would not read any more books by this author but might try something else by the narrator.

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    R. York 09-27-15
    R. York 09-27-15
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    "A great listen!"

    This was a great book! Both the story and the narration were well done. I have already purchased the other titles in this series, and look forward to 'reading' them also.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. Howard 02-21-15
    C. Howard 02-21-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Good story"

    Started a little slow but as the
    characters developed got much better. The beginning was a bit too cliche..., she's small and helpless and he's a big strong warrior but once the writer got past that and developed the characters personalities it got much better. I look forward to the next book.

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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 02-03-15
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 02-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Well written colonial time romance"

    I wasn't expecting scots fighting in the French Indian war in colonial America but it was well done. The narrator did a great job delivering the emotion and eight amount of angst in this book.

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    Janice SKOWHEGAN, ME, United States 02-25-14
    Janice SKOWHEGAN, ME, United States 02-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The right stuff"

    I liked this story verra verra much. The characters were well written with depth and a little messed up in the head, the stuff of good romance novels. Anxious moments, scarring events, an abhorrent villain, and emotional turmoil. Kaleo Griffith's narrative talents are excellent, his smooth sensual voice only adds to the impact of the story. If I have one complaint, it is on the part of the writer for the overuse of the word bonney as a descriptive. Overall, definitely worth a credit, and will probably give this one (the whole series) a second listen.

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    MaineOne maine 01-26-14
    MaineOne maine 01-26-14

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    "Loved it!"

    If you like historical romantic novels you can not go wrong with Mackinnon's Rangers. Great story based around early American history, great narrator. I am now on book 2.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Maria M. Ojeda Japan 01-12-14
    Maria M. Ojeda Japan 01-12-14 Member Since 2017

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    "The best!!"
    If you could sum up MacKinnon's Rangers, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Great story.


    What other book might you compare MacKinnon's Rangers, Book 1 to and why?

    Better than Monica McCarty's books.


    Which character – as performed by Kaleo Griffith – was your favorite?

    Ian


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

    Yes, definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the best romantic series that I've read so far. All three books are fantastic!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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