©2011 Vonda Sinclair (P)2014 Vonda Sinclair
I just loved this book. I enjoyed the narrator & I read along with him.
I adored Alistair very much, grew to love him in fact.
I would get frustrated with Gwenyth at times, she was so headstrong & determined. But so happy that she came to her senses in the end.
I loved the McGrath Clan very much & I am looking forward to the other books in the series. X
I thought the story line was excellent, but the ending was too abrupt. Hated the echo effect in the narration it was off putting. Also Do these narration ever get edited because the annunciation of certain words is awful and incorrect. Over all it is ok. But not a story I could listen to over again.
"a great story"
I loved the story, the premise of this book. Alasdair is a Highlander warrior, with honour and loyalty, loved the way he is portrayed. Gwyneth, the English lady, who saves his life at the beginning of the story, is not as bright and she behaves as expected of a haughty aristocrat even though she is banished from her title and wealth. Loved the twists the story took and toward the end when I thought it was smooth sailing toward HEA, Ms. Sinclair threw me for a loop, loved it. Looking forward to the next one.
Loved Andrew Bryan's voice, the different accents, and how I could discern the various characters. The narration had some aspects that bugged me, when not in dialogue the narrating had no punctuation, most of the time ending the sentences with a questioning tone; also in some places the tone didn't match what the character said. Although I loved Alasdair's voice, his voice boomed when he was mad or whispering or just talking.
I loved reading this book when it first came out, but listening to it with the narrator's sexy, smooth voice, made it even more vivid and entertaining. This book is atmospheric, intriguing, touching and passionate. Gwyneth is compassionate and brave, trying to make a new life for her and her young son in a strange land. And Laird Alasdair is beyond sexy, trying to bring peace among the clans. I fell in love with him and was rooting for this couple all the way. If you want to feel like you've traveled back in time to the Scottish highlands, I highly recommend this book.
"Highland Chemistry 101"
Vonda Sinclair delivers a delightful first book in the Highland Adventure Series. I appreciate Ms Sinclair’s descriptive writing style. This is a book that is written not only with words but with feeling.
This is the story of a widower, Alasdair, a strong and compassionate Highland Laird, and Gwyneth, a determined and passionate English Lady who happens to be a healer. Their relationship is built on indebtedness and progresses to a love full of sensuality and chemistry. This couple is very compatible…..in more ways than one!
If you enjoy Highland historical love stories then you will enjoy this one. I'm looking forward to the remainder in this series.
This would have been a great story… Just needs another narrator. Someone like a Divina Porter. I found the echoing thoughts very weird. Will not read another book by this narrator.
"Awesome Author and Book!!!"
Yes!! I love the story, I've read the book. Listening to it, is like living it. You can just close your eyes and be there.
Monica McCarthy's Arrow. You love the characters and the emotion of the book.
That Scottish accent is to die for. He puts you right in Scotland.
No, Ioved the whole thing!
Vonda Sinclair is an awesome author! I'm so glad that she is putting her books to audible. I can't wait for the next one to come out!
"I Was Carried Away to Scotland!"
Yes! I loved the tone of the narrator's voice, and his Scottish brogue, Gwyneth and Alasdair's romance, and her obvious love for her young son. I enjoyed the book very much!
"vonda sinclair is a wonderful writer."
it is the best audiobook. I love the story. the voice on the audiobook is gorgeous. between mrs. Sinclair writing and the voice. I'm transported back in time.
gyweyneth carswell- she is a strong woman
he takes me to 1618. he makes the story come to life.
yes- it was like watching a movie in my mind.
you need to read or listen to this book. it is wonderful. she brings the Scottish highlands to life in her writing...
"Fabulous Highland Romance"
Loved this book. I was hooked from the start and fell in love with the characters. Lots of action, romance and great pacing. The reader has a phenomenal, sexy Scottish brogue.
"Storytelling at its finest"
I would highly recommend this audio, with Ms. Sinclairs magical writing abilities & Andrew Byran wonderful, expressive voice they truly bring this story & the Highlands to life.
That's tough, there was some truly amazing characters to this story. Laird Alastair MacGarth was a true Highlander in every sense. But I would love to chat with Gwyneth, from banishment from England to the Highland, she truly was a remarkable woman..much to be admired.
Andrew brings a added fullness to the story, he seems to catch the essence of the story & characters..brings to mind the bards of old
This book took me thru a gauntlet of emotions, joy, sorrow, relief lol but I can away with a sense of satisfaction only a truly good tale can bring
Only to Thank Ms. Sinclair & Andrew for a truly memorable reading experience.
"Such a Delight!"
I really enjoyed this story a lot. It started with the very first sentence when I discovered the heroine carried my maiden name, through the various trials and tribulations that she faced, to the very last scene where the villains get their comeuppance. Altogether an enjoyable listen. The narrator did an excellent job as well. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a droughtlander read.
"Absorbing, and enjoyable"
Enjoyed. listening to this. The narrator wasnt believable when interpreting female and children's voices, so I found that a little offputting, but it didn't detract and I now want to hear the next in the series.
"highlands come to life"
This was one of the very first audios I received, and I absolutely loved it, I don't think it's better than the print copy as I love reading but I do think it is on a level parr with it.
The best thing I love about the story is the accents come to life, so much better than imagining the voices
I loved all the characters
The whole of it is moving as it has all emotions in it
I would definitely recommend this especially if you want to carry on doing things but don't want to put the book down because you are immersed in the story.
"Romance and Adventure!"
I have never listened to an audio book twice, but I never delete them either, so if I ever wanted to listen to a book again then yes I would listen to this one :D
You can't compare this book to any others, excepting for the fact that it is in the same genre as other Scottish Highland romances. Every book has it's own hero and heroine and it's own story.
Andrew has a very calming, relaxed narrating voice. He is a pleasure to listen to. His characterisation brings another persons idea of what that person sounds like, which is something you don't get when you read a book yourself.
Well of course it's always lovely when the hero and heroine get together :D
I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and Vonda Sinclair is now one of my favourite authors.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.