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The Secret Audiobook

The Secret: Highlands' Lairds, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Julie Garwood captures the Highland splendor of medieval Scotland in this breathtaking love story. The inspiration for her acclaimed bestseller Ransom, this classic tale is a passionate masterpiece from one of the best-loved storytellers of all time.

Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

In a spirited clash of wills and customs, Judith reveled in the melting bliss of Iain's searching kisses, his passionate caresses. Perplexed by her sprightly defiance, bemused by her tender nature, Iain felt his soul growing into the light and warmth of her love. Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clan...not even the truth about her father, a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance, and the most glorious of loves!

©2013 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    The story line was okay but the narrators were horrendous! I was gritting my teeth sometimes. It was really horrible narration. I'm definitely never listening to a book by this lady Susan Duerden again! I am tempted to return the book it was so bad.

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    I really enjoyed this book! All the plot twisting kept my attention. I listen to audible books while in bed. The only thing I would complain about was the changes in the men's voices especially the harpy old men would wake me up. I fell in love with characters and am shopping for another book by this author.

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    Very good book to listen to and a great narration by Susan Duerden the hours went by quickly

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    I love all of Julie Garwood's books. This book didn't disappoint. The narrator was great too.

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    I really enjoyed listening to this audio book! I would definitely suggest listening to it!

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    Horrible performance. Was very painful to listen to. Couldn't go more than an hour. Seriously sounds like Voldemort!

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    This is one of my favorite all time romance novels but oh my goodness Susan D kills me. I can stand the main characters but the straining male voices, the screaming, and the whispers make my throat ache. I listen anyway but it is not a soothing experience. If you know you love this story enough to disregard the narration then go for it, otherwise I would avoid this narrator at all costs. I only wish Moira Quirk or Kristin Potter (even Ashford McNab) had done Garwood's books.

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