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3.16 out of 53.16 out of 53.16 out of 53.16 out of 53.16 out of 5 3.16 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Stewart Narrator: Jenny Seagrove Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Moving through the arresting landscape of Scotland's fabled Western Islands, Stewart's novel is a dazzling story of romantic intrigue. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 2/18/2014

    " 3.5 stars. I liked the setting very much -- a small Scottish island. I liked the heroine and was easily drawn into the story. The ending was a little anticlimatic, but it was a quick, enjoyable read. I certainly did not expect the outcome with Bagshaw -- not sure if those actions were in character, but it certainly made him more likeable. I'll have to try some other Stewart mysteries when I need a quick read/lift -- if they are like this one or better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy Canuck | 2/15/2014

    " I really wanted to enjoy this book as it started out really well but in the end (actually the last half) was really weak and felt forced. I would not recommend the book. I did learn what a petrel was, though, no thanks to the book, I had to use Wikipedia ;-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Kerry-green | 2/14/2014

    " A slight tale from Mary Stewart, her last, and not as good as her earlier romantic suspense novels, but very pleasant nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lili | 2/5/2014

    " Mary Stewart books were read a few years ago and I had fond memories of them. Re-read them recently but found them quite dated and quite predictable. Changing tastes and time! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amelmag | 1/31/2014

    " There is not very much of a mystery to truly place this in the "suspense" category. Nor, actually, very much of a romance to recommend it as "romantic" suspense. Nevertheless, there's something about the writing, the setting, and the mid-twenties, bookish, Oxfordian heroine that made this the perfect light reading for my first few days at Rydal Hall. To quote from some Amazon reviews: "Nothing much happens - a robbery, a bit of smuggling and a very staid romance. It doesn't matter . . . gripping against the odds." "It brings with it a sense of calm." Indeed. A softly told story, that was somehow worth reading despite itself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzi Crystal | 1/7/2014

    " I was let down by the lack of real mystery or romance, but the setting in the Scottish highlands and flow of the writing made it nice for a one-time read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/13/2013

    " This is the last Mary Stewart book that I've read. I've read all but her childrens books. Mary Stewart invented the gothic romance novel. Her books are all well written and researched. I've loved each and every one of them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Water | 11/19/2013

    " A nice short read, but NOTHING happens at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Strange | 11/9/2013

    " I really loved Mary Stewart's historical and modern romances when I was a teen/twenty something. Combining historical and modern adventure with (clean) romance, they were fun for me to read. They're a bit dated now, but still fun for those who are still idealistically romantic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carie | 11/8/2013

    " Three stars is being generous. This book was just okay, but I am a Mary Stewart fan, so I will go with a 3. This book lacked suspense and therefore plot. I am sorry to say this one is a pass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn Estepp | 10/4/2013

    " this stewart is pretty slight too, but i quite liked this one. the suspense/mystery angle is pretty negligible, but the atmosphere she creates and the evocation of the island and atmosphere is done pretty masterfully and i totally wanted my own little ivory tower to retreat to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 7/9/2013

    " I love Mary Stewart's writing. I'm not sure what her fascination with islands is (a lot of her straight fiction seems to be set on them), but I can always lose myself in her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 5/9/2013

    " My grandma gave this book for me to read and I did enjoy reading it. I was also told her other books were much better. Can't wait to read them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Inda | 2/19/2013

    " I never thought I would be disappointed with a Mary Stewart book, but this one just had nothing interesting going for it. Perhaps it's a good read for those who like descriptions of the British Isles, but for those who like a bit more mystery and intrigue, this one was definitely a let down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 6/15/2012

    " Mary Stewart is so satisfying to read. She takes you to foreign shores and beautiful climes, then ladles on the suspense and the heroine is always clever and brave. I just love her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb Bailey | 1/18/2012

    " I like Mary Stewarts books. This mystery was quite good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 12/4/2011

    " I don't feel there was very good climax in this story. It was bit slow really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen E | 3/16/2011

    " Another mystery. There were spoilery aspects of this that I liked very much indeed, and the characters and motivations were nicely drawn. I think that this is one of my favorite Stewarts, besides Thornyhold and maybe The Ivy Tree. (Dec 2011) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/2/2010

    " A slight tale from Mary Stewart, her last, and not as good as her earlier romantic suspense novels, but very pleasant nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 8/14/2010

    " I don't feel there was very good climax in this story. It was bit slow really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrsgaskell | 8/2/2010

    " With a Scottish island setting, a hint of mystery, and a hint of romance, this was perfect comfort reading. I realized that I have read it before but that didn’t spoil my enjoyment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 4/12/2010

    " this stewart is pretty slight too, but i quite liked this one. the suspense/mystery angle is pretty negligible, but the atmosphere she creates and the evocation of the island and atmosphere is done pretty masterfully and i totally wanted my own little ivory tower to retreat to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 1/23/2010

    " A lesser Stewart, though the landscapes and the writing are lovely and evocative. Plot is light to nonexistent. Try one of her others for a better introduction to her work; this one is pleasantly fluffy but doesn't really do her writing justice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/9/2010

    " I love Mary Stewart's writing. I'm not sure what her fascination with islands is (a lot of her straight fiction seems to be set on them), but I can always lose myself in her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 2/27/2009

    " Mary Stewart is so satisfying to read. She takes you to foreign shores and beautiful climes, then ladles on the suspense and the heroine is always clever and brave. I just love her books. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart (1916–2014) was a popular, award-winning author of romantic mystery, suspense, and historical fiction. The author of twenty novels, a volume of poetry, and three books for young readers, she is admired for both her enchanting prose and detailed exotic settings. Eleven of her books reached the New York Times bestsellers list, and two made the #1 New York Times bestseller list. Born in England, she lived for many years in Scotland.