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Book three in Monica McCarty's USA Today bestselling Highland Guard Trilogy, of which Publishers Weekly raved, "Readers who deplore wallpaper historicals will appreciate not only the romance but McCarty's efforts to go beyond the superficialities of historical Scotland."

Embedded deep behind enemy lines, Arthur “Ranger” Campbell is prized for his razor-sharp senses and his ability to blend into the shadows. But when Arthur infiltrates the clan of the chieftain who murdered his father, his heart is locked on revenge. Inside he faces unexpected resistance from the sweetest of obstacles—a honey-haired siren who is his enemy’s daughter. Intrigued by this ruggedly handsome newcomer to her father’s forces, the vivacious, enchanting Anna MacDougall is a woman whose skill at uncovering deception rivals Arthur’s own.

Though yearning for a quiet life with a good man to love, Anna is drawn to this mysterious knight whose eyes devour her but whose words push her away. As danger, treachery, and the threat of looming war draw them closer into each other’s arms, a warrior made of steel must make a choice from the heart: love or revenge.

©2010 Monica McCarty (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Where does The Ranger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

TOP 50 (I HAVE 512)

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ranger?

I ALWAYS LOVE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE REST OF MCCLOUDS WARRIORS. THE PASSION BETWEEN ANNA AND CAMPBELL WAS V.E.R.Y GOOD.

Which scene was your favorite?

IN THE BEGINNING WHEN HE FIRST MEETS ANNA AND SAVES HER LIFE.

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

THE WHOLE BOOK MOVED ME. THIS IS A GREAT SERIES. EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE DIFFERENT NARRATIORS IN SOME OF MCCARTY'S BOOKS AND THEY ARE ALL VERY GOOD MCNAB DOES A GREAT JOB ON THE HIGHLAND GUARD SERIES. HE COULD IMPROVE ON THE FEMALE VOICE I THINK ( HIS VOICE IS VERY DEEP AND LOW, SENSUAL FOR THE MALE VOICES SO I OVERLOOK THE FEMALE VOICE SHORTCOMINGS.)

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Love the whole series!

Humorous as well as keeping my attention. Really great book! Wonderful story. 2nd time listening

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Couldn't get into this one..not bad..just not good

While I liked the characters on their own....I just couldn't get into the relationship. I found I didn't care if they got together or not. The best part is the interaction between the Highland Guard guys... But I listened to most of this on double speed. Still moving on to the next in the series because I enjoyed the first 2 books in the series....maybe this book was just a bump in the series road for me.

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  • benoibe
  • New Orleans, LA, United States
  • 09-19-12

Excellent! Monica Mccarty's best series!

Oh my. I've now listened to every single McCarty book on Audible. I must say that her highland Guard series is my very favorite.
Each book is better than the last, and this one is wonderful.

If you're trying to decide where to start with Monica McCarty books, read this series. While Robert Mcnab takes some getting used to, it is well worth it. The Highland Guard series is excellent!!!
Start with The Chief, The Hawk, then The Ranger.

I am sad that the rest of the series is not available. I hope fans will write to Recorded Books, Audible and Tantor media, and let them know we are waiting for the rest of this extraordinary series.

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  • Heather S
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  • 05-30-18

good story

Enjoyed the next in the series. Monica,McCarty is always an enjoyable. obly problem was the chapters were out of sync with the narrative.

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Mostly Good

I was captivated by both the plot and the rich storytelling about Scottish clan rivalry. I loved these parts of the story and couldn't wait to know what happened next. Unfortunately, there was also parts that made me want to stop listening. 1) Anna was weak and annoying! She repeatedly and shamelessly threw herself at Campbell, despite his overt rejections and attempts to avoid her. No self-respecting person (which Anna was initially portrayed to be) would be THAT desperate. (Frankly, I was surprised that a woman wrote this book.)... 2) the inner musings of Anna and Campbell went long and repetitive. 3) The narrator was unbelievable as 20-something year olds. Also, sex scenes felt creepy - like listening to an old professor read about sex.

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One major flaw ruined the story, for me.<br />

Wow, overall, I loved this tale. However, there was one major flaw that I can't believe that the editor And anyone the Author invited to read the book, prior to released, missed. It wasn't little detail, it was the major event that caused the climax, of the story ( you have a dirty mind). Perhaps other readers don't remember the details, of what they read,But I will remember the tiniest detail. Oh well.
-V from Kansas

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Needs a Do Over

Narrator not suitable for this type of book. Sounded like fifty year old man trying to sound like 20 or 30. Just didn't work.

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An OK story.

I wish Anna had been a stronger character. Didn't like the narrator's voice for Anna. Everytime she spoke to Arthur I visualized her cowering before him as she secretly begged him for a crumb of response. I guess I like stronger women in romance novels. I do like Monica McCarty's other books.

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Good book, but long

it's a good book great for the overall story line of the book series. But in the first to books at the end she had put in a bit of history about the characters in the book.. Unfortunately she didn't do that this time. I was looking forward to it... The book is a very long one and that could be why or it was only inspired by just pure fiction. I guess I won't know... still love it and can't wait to start the next.