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The Rock

Highland Guard Series #11
Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
Series: Highland Guard, Book 11
Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (304 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The first time Thomas MacGowan saw Elizabeth Douglas, he thought that she was a princess. To the son of the castle blacksmith, the daughter of the powerful lord of Douglas might as well have been. Despite their differences in rank, they become inseparable - until Thom confesses his love, and the humiliation of realizing that Elizabeth has never considered him a potential suitor drives him to battle.

Elizabeth is devastated. She never meant to hurt Thom, but her only hope for security is to marry for the betterment of her clan. When the English capture her younger brother, she turns to the quiet, steady former protector who can climb anything. But the merciless, muscled warrior is not the companion she remembers. Though Thom has made it clear that he wants nothing to do with Elizabeth, can he truly refuse the alluring woman who makes his heart race?

©2015 Monica McCarty (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A pair of star-crossed lovers defy society and tradition in this action-filled, fierce romance set during the turbulent time of Robert the Bruce." ( Library Journal)

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an engaging story of love

I seem to only really be able to tolerate male narrators and this one doesn't dissappint. it's my first McCarty audible, so I'll try another. liked it.

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Truely lovely Story

I loved the story. Tommy, has to be one of my favorite character, you can’t help but fall in love with him. Elizabeth at times was very annoying and childish. Sometimes it was hard to remember that Elizabeth and her family went through a very difficult period when they lost everything, which made Elizabeth a bit selfish and unwilling to give up the comforts of nobility when they regained it all back. I also liked the side story of the phantom warriors of Robert the Bruce, and Thomas’s key contribution to that group of men. But at the end true love is well worth the wait.

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lovely

loved this one. such an amazing story. The romance is beautiful and moving. Must Read

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AWESOME book!

It had been a while since I ventured into this series, and oh, how I missed it! I ADORED this story, and I've always wondered about the mysterious Striker, so I was excited about this story. It certainly didn't disappoint. This was a fabulous book and I can't wait to check out the next one!

Antony was a new narrator for me, and I wasn't sure about his voice at first, but I really liked his voice, and his accents. I can't wait to hear the next story!

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Great Series

I have read every book in this series, and I believe it to be one of the best fiction based on history series I have ever had the privilege to read. This book was as good as all the rest, while being just a little bit different. It was about people who are family and friends to one of the main characters, but worked it's way back to the general theme of the series at the end of the book. Monica McCarty never fails to deliver.

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One of my favorite

I felt like this one offered more pertaining to storyline. Even has Beauty's Gaston character.
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Longing and heart breaking, I was pulled right in

i was pulled right into the book. My heart went out to Tommy, I was rooting for him right up ntil.... You'll have to read or listen to it yourself.

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Really good, not her best

Only issue w/ narrator: mostly, women's voices sounded more like children's - unusual for him.

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Highland Guard

Loved it laughed till I couldn't laugh anymore and then did. could not wait to see what happens next.

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The Rock: Highland Guard Series #11

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

This was a well written story but its not one of my favorites. I loved the hero, Thom, but I absolutely could not stand Elizabeth's character. She came across to me as a spoiled brat. She wanted Thom in her life on her terms no matter the cost to him. Everytime Thom tried to pull away from Elizabeth she would reel him back in where he thought he might have a chance with her then she would remind him he was beneath her. When he could have married the widow - she ruined that for him. Elizabeth would act jealous and give Thom hope only to crush his love yet again. She was a very selfish person and she didn't deserve Thom at all. He was such a honorable man and tried to do what was right. He worked very hard to get where he was in life. Elizabeth and Jamie, (her brother) kept reminding him he was beneath them. I hated that for him.

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

The scene that made me mad was when Elizabeth was in trying to seduce Thom and he was trying so hard to do the right thing. I hated that part!

What does Antony Ferguson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did a very good job with each of the characters and I love the accent!

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

Due to the length of the book there was no way to listen to it in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I liked the fact that this story didn't have a lot of fighting and battle in it. It was more about the characters and was a good story. I could never get to the point that I liked Elizabeth's character. It was too ironic that she "said" she was willing to live in lack with Thom but was fine when his station in life was elevated.

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  • 02-22-18

Another great highland guard book

I love Monica's books, especially with Anthony's narration. I hope he completes the series and the remaining books are included, Chief, Hawk and Ranger.