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Download Charming the Shrew: The Legacy of MacLeod Series, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (440 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurin Wittig Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Returning to the Scottish Highlands after a fierce battle with the English, Tayg Munro receives a hero's welcome - and an ultimatum. To take his place as heir to the chiefdom, he must choose a wife or have one chosen for him. Furious and stalling for time, the brooding warrior volunteers for a mission that takes him deep into the Highlands, with no hint of the fateful encounter that awaits him....

Catriona MacLeod is known as the Shrew of Assynt, thanks to her razor-sharp tongue and her unwillingness to yield to her five brothers. When she learns that her eldest brother has promised her hand in marriage to a loathsome man, she flees into the Scottish wilderness, determined to seek the king's intervention. There she reluctantly joins forces with a handsome traveler, unable to anticipate the treacherous plot that will soon embroil them - or the passion that will ignite between them.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/15/2014

    " Tayg (warrior /bard) and Cat have a rocky beginning with her running from a 'planned marriage' and he on a quest for the King. This Book is full of highland adventure in the middle of winter. They are pursued by her betrothed and her brothers and are chased through the highlands as they uncover a plot to kill the king. I liked the book. There was growth in Cat's character and it was full of real emotion. Tayg was easy to like as well. This was book 1 in the series and I have read book 2 and it is her brother Ailig's story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria Wheeler | 2/15/2014

    " The two main characters are pretty mediocre, but not horrible. The prose is generally okay, but it suffers a bit from too much use of "twas" and "the king." The plot line was actually not bad, however. While the initial premise is a bit contrived, if you accept it the plot going from there is interesting without getting really dumb in the challenges it presents like many romance novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Good | 2/9/2014

    " Looking for some light reading while on vacation or just to take you way from your life for a while? Look no further! This was exactly what I needed. My only difficulty was that I fully expected Ailig to be a traitor. There is a point where Cat tells the story of what happened when she was twelve and she mentions that Broc can neither read nor write -- I swear she says it in the present tense -- so I wondered if Ailig was the mastermind behind the plot. Then when they argued about which of them was to go to the king and which was to go after Broc and Cat, I thought all was lost when Tayg handed over the letters to Ailig. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 2/6/2014

    " Maybe it was just the timing, but I found this book among many of the mundane ones I've read this past month (May, 2012). Of course, it was a take-off on Taming of the Shrew, and I enjoyed the two main characters and their story very much, but the frame story was just too much for me - - not a light enough romp, I guess. I loved the contrast between Tayg's warrior and bard personalities, and enjoyed Catriona's "self-discovery," but the rest of it was just "meh" for me... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ncharleychic | 2/3/2014

    " Loved this book! I'm a sucker for a good Highlander novel to begin with and this one had enough twists and turns to keep my attention. Highly recommended if you like romance mixed with action and a man in a kilt! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 1/21/2014

    " I knew the ending within the first 30 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/18/2014

    " This was a cheap download on my Kindle. I thought it was very fun and entertaining. Nice romance set in the 1300's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Swanson | 1/17/2014

    " Wonderful story, I couldn't stop turning the pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Stackhouse | 1/3/2014

    " Enjoyed this book but is not my favorite Wittig book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine Mcdonald | 12/12/2013

    " It is hard for me to decide on a rating for this book.(4 or 5) It has been a long time since I read a book that I was ready to stay up all night to finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 11/4/2013

    " 2.5: It wasn't bad, slow at first, but mostly hard to believe for that time period. All's well that ends well, but not realistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 11/2/2013

    " A slow and repetitive love story. Very predictable and was over before it got interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela(AllHoney) | 10/18/2013

    " A taming of the shrew story. It was pretty good. Catriona MacLeod runs away to escape her betrothed. She meets Tayg Munro, heir of the Munro clan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oanh | 8/30/2013

    " it was very slow paced... 2.5 to pass it. It seemed lacking in both historical content or real depth to the story line as a whole.... As one reader put it...too much wondering in the wilderness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 7/31/2013

    " Really enjoyed this story set in the Scottish Highlands. Fun romance that keeps you reading to the exciting end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 7/5/2013

    " I had a lot of fun reading this highland version of Shakespeare's story. This is a great love story set admid a lot of adventure, kings taking the throne, wicked brothers being taught a lesson. Lots of fun! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill Paul | 3/14/2013

    " This was just ok for me. There were pages and pages of nothing happening. Lots of wandering around the woods with nothing much happening. This was a good read to pass the time but I will not be reading the other 2 in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Jeffers | 1/31/2013

    " This was a departure from my 'normal' reading, as I wanted a vacation book :-) I enjoyed the book and the way it flowed, and plan to read the next in the series. It's in the Kindle Owner's Lending Library, so I read this one, and will read the next one, for my Amazon Prime membership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cenaida | 12/21/2012

    " it was an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryse | 11/30/2012

    " There's a handsome highlander and a sharp tongued wench and a cockstand or two but "Outlander" this is not. An ok vacation read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 8/19/2012

    " I got this as a free download on Amazon about two years ago and I loved it so much that I bought the second. A very good read. "

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About the Author

Laurin Wittig studied anthropology at Brown University before launching a career in the computer industry. But as a voracious reader, it was only natural she would become a storyteller too. She penned her first book when her children were young, writing whenever they napped. Her novel The Devil of Kilmartin won the National Readers’ Choice Award for short historical romance. She lives in southeastern Virginia with her husband and two children.

About the Narrator

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice actor, and award–winning narrator. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespearean and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and 13 Going On 30.