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The Inheritance

Narrated by: Charity Spencer
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Katie Price is baffled when a man claiming to be her grandfather leaves her his entire estate in the Scottish Highlands. The bulk of the estate consists of a thriving whisky distillery and a moldering castle, where the eccentric old man actually lived until his death. The will stipulates that Katie must travel to Scotland and claim her inheritance in person.  

As Katie’s stay extends from weeks into months, she uncovers the secret that led to her mother’s birth, and begins to unravel a 250-year-old mystery surrounding the beautiful young wife of the last laird of Clan McBride. According to local lore, Isobel McBride vanished from the castle without a trace shortly after the Battle of Culloden, and some believe that her ghost still walks the battlements at night. A strange dream in Isobel’s tower room leads Katie to Isobel’s hiding place, where she discovers love letters from a man other than Isobel’s husband, his initials being the only clue to his identity. 

As Katie begins to unearth the clues to Isobel’s fate, she embarks on a romantic journey of her own and finds a new life she never expected. 

Author's note: Due to several complaints, the book has been extensively re-edited as of July 20, 2013.

©2011 Irina Shapiro (P)2018 Irina Shapiro

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Disappointed

Can't finish this book and returning it. The narrator is not good at all. The accents are not there, hard to listen. I was so disappointed, reading the information and some of the reviews I thought OK sounds good, but after listening the story doesn't develop well at the start. Not sure how it ends because I just can't listen to it.

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BowRing!

Narration was amateurish,the story kept going back and forth from past to future making things confusing at times.The main characters who I thought were the ones from the future,were merely a side bonus story,which wasn’t much of a story at all and really neither was the older story.All half baked if you ask me.

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Past and Present love story

Katie gets a surprise call telling her she inherited a castle and brewery from her grandfather she has never known about. The stipulation was, she had to go to Scotland before she could claim her inheritance. There she finds intrigue and mystery surrounding the history of the castle. This has 2 love stories. One regarding the history and mystery of Isobel, and the other the developing romance concerning Katie. I loved how Irina Shapiro weaved both the past and present throughout the story. Charity Spencer's narration was good. I enjoyed listening to this audio book. I received a free code in exchange for an honest review.

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Love for the ages

I absolutely loved this book Historical romance is not one of my favorite genres but this book in particular held my interest and has opened me up to listening to more Historical romance books in the future.

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  • cora
  • United States
  • 07-13-19

Love Scottish

Love going back-and-forth in time just a mystery all the way through a beautiful story a beautiful love story I would recommend this book, it was perfect I hope another comes soon.

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the inheritance

the narration by Charity Spencer is awesome! She makes this wonderful story come alive! Very interesting story which shifts from one time period to another smoothly and completely. I had to listen to this book and not shut it down! Katie inherits a castle and distillery in Scotland , channels Isobel from the 18th century. Their two stories blend to make this a very heartwarming and interesting read. I am looking forward to listening to more audio books by this author and will look for more narrated by Charity Spencer!

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Lovely Romance

The story started of a little slow but once I got past the first chapter, I really started to enjoy the book. I love the romantic parts of the story. I don't want to give anything away but I will say. Everyone who falls in love ,I loved. The mean and somewhat evil characters, I liked what happened to them.

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Interesting Storyline...Poor Narration

This would have been so much better had the narrator been able to do the accents required. Very disappointing.

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Entertaining read

Having enjoyed several Irina Shapiro’s books, I selected this book and quite happy I ignored the reviews. I love stories that take place in the present and connected to the past with some mystery and romance. This was a light, enjoyable read. The narration was good except for the Scottish brogue.

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Scottish Love Story

Loved it! The story line & the narrator kept me intrigued the whole time. I couldn't wait to hear what happened next! Honestly, who wouldn't want to come to find out they inherited a castle in a foreign country & discover the story behind the people who once lived in the castle?!

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  • Toni swoffer
  • 07-14-19

Loved it

Loved this audiobook the story was sweet and romantic it was written very well and loved the narrated

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  • Helen
  • 07-13-19

great book

Katie Price is baffled when a man claiming to be her grandfather leaves her his entire estate in the Scottish Highlands. The bulk of the estate consists of a thriving whisky distillery and a moldering castle, where the eccentric old man actually lived until his death. The will stipulates that Katie must travel to Scotland and claim her inheritance in person.
well written and great narrator enjoyed this book very much I listened when in the garden
very enjoyable story

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  • Mrs. C. Hawkins
  • 03-31-18

Another Good Read!

What did you like most about The Inheritance?

I knew I would like this book, as I have read a few of this author's novels. However I had not read this one. I like to listen on audible to relax and found this a quite relaxing story. It kept me interested and wanting to know what was coming next. We often anticipate the ending to a story but for me it is not about the end, it is about how we get there!

What did you like best about this story?

I liked " The Inheritance " partly because it was set in Scotland a place I love. I did wonder how this inheritance would turn out, but very well in the end. The story was well thought out, with well drawn likeable characters. Sorry to say goodbye to them!

Have you listened to any of Charity Spencer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first performance of Charity Spencer I have listened too. it took a chapter or 2 to get with her reading, but she did it very well I thought.