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The Fearless Highlander Audiobook

The Fearless Highlander: Highland Defender, Book 1

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Heir to the most notorious clan in the Highlands, Hugh MacIain hides his identity while imprisoned in the bowels of Fort William's hell. Aye, this braw warrior has endured horrors that should have seen him dead, though now it appears it's the bloody flux that will send him to Satan's fire.

Optimistic, competent, and captivating, Charlotte Hill takes pity on the fevered prisoner sprawled atop a cot in the fort's surgery. When finally the Highlander opens his eyes, he seizes her heart with a pained stare. Truly, this is no commoner - but in 1692, a warrior loyal to the Jacobite cause and the daughter of a government colonel may as well be worlds apart.

After his escape, Hugh snatches his chance to woo the lass, until disaster strikes. While war and lust for vengeance force Charlotte further from Hugh's arms, the couple's romance seems aimlessly adrift on the open sea. Before they sail too far apart, can the tender love of an English lady coax a determined Highlander from his path of revenge?

©2016 Amy Jarecki (P)2016 Amy Jarecki

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  • Starlet M.
    Orange County, CA
    16/05/16
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    "Outstanding."
    Have you listened to any of Joel Froomkin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first performance I've listened to of Joel's. He has a very nice Scottish brogue.


    Any additional comments?

    There are stories and then there are those rare few that touch your mind, heart and soul. This is such a story. This amazing book by Amy Jarecki left me in deep thought. It stirred me to the depths of my sole. I did not know the story of Glencoe, prior to listening to this book. This author weaves fact and fiction together beautifully. It is a history lesson come to life, with historical romance blended in for the avid romance reader. Do not pass this story by. The facts of Glencoe were well written and tugged on my heart. The fictional romance made me want jump back in time and find this man. It is that good. A must read.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Virginia
    PETERSTOWN, WV, US
    21/05/16
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    "Wonderful story!"

    This is another great story by Amy! This has had a lot of research done. It was very enjoyable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Linda Townsend
    Florida, USA
    21/12/16
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    "A sweet & hot romance set amidst political turmoil"
    If you could sum up The Fearless Highlander in three words, what would they be?

    Enemies to Lovers! The romance features two unlikely leading characters: a warrior fiercely loyal to the Jacobite cause, Hugh MacIain, and the daughter of an English colonel, Charlotte Hill. There is no tolerance among either the Scots or the English for the star-crossed lovers to have a future together.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fearless Highlander?

    One of the most memorable moments to me was the scene where Charlotte feeds Hugh because he was unable to do so himself was touching and funny. At the time, Hugh had no idea that she was the daughter of the man who was cruelly keeping him in chains.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Joel Froomkin?

    This was the first time I've ever listened to Joel Froomkin narrate. Joel has a very beautiful brogue, but, unfortunately, it was so thick I had a hard time understanding him. I actually replayed multiple parts over and over trying to decipher what he was saying. Oftentimes, I ended up giving up and proceeding with the story. I have glanced at other reviews and there are many others who had no difficulty at all with his performance and loved his narration – so I would encourage you to check out one of his performances for yourself. Truly, you may not have the same problem that I did.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The story embodies a time of much Scottish turmoil. Amy’s extensive researching is brilliantly evident as the fictional historical romance is interwoven into the thick of true events during the reign of William of Orange when the English occupied Fort William leading up to the Glencoe massacre in 1692. I was aghast at the underhandedness of the English. Their atrocities against the Scottish people made me sad and mad.


    Any additional comments?

    Amy is one of my favorite go-to authors. I know when I pick up one of her books, I’m in for a treat. The Fearless Highlander is a well-paced, action-packed tale packed with history and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys well-written Scottish romances. I look forward to reading the next book in this series, The Valiant Highlander, soon! It will be the story of Sir Donald MacDonald, the Baronet of Sleat, and trews-wearing, musket-wielding, redheaded Mary of Castleton!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D. B. Smith
    Nashville, TN
    18/11/16
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    "A bit tedious"

    Although the historic portion of this book was interesting, the romance portion was tedious. it started out good enough, but too many turn of events get tiring. I realize history has many horrid realities, I don't really like to read about it for entertainment. I read romance for entertainment. If you feel the same way, this book may not be for you.
    I did not feel the narrator gave Hugh a strong voice which some times made him sound floundering and indecisive. And sometimes even like an elderly man.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • seelk
    Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    18/08/16
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    "Wow"

    Wow! What a story! It was one of the best I've listened to so far. Ms. Jarecki writes her tales in a way that touch the soul while giving the reader a wee bit of a history lesson. I loved how it grabbed my attention and I couldn't wait to get back to it. The main characters, Hugh and Charlotte, are so well suited despite their many differences and they show that love is indeed a powerful force, compassion is never to be dismissed. Loved the HEA ending, as usual the author doesn't leave the reader with questions. Looking forward to the next one.

    This is the first of Mr. Froomkin's narrations I listened to and it is exceptional.
    His voices are many, I never had to wonder who was speaking and the most important thing for me is that I didn't just hear the words, I felt them, every emotion, sigh, cry, anger, joy, love. I got lost in the story. My fave was the voice he gave Hugh, also his Father's and Charlotte's come in close second. Thank you for a most pleasant experience. You've got a new fan! :D

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christina McBride
    14/06/16
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    "Best narrator ever"


    The story is worth the money. But the narrator UNBELIEVABlE. I could not believe this was one person. The only negative is the book cover. Is that Ben Stiller? I will be looking for books with this same narrator!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    Manassas, VA, United States
    25/05/16
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    "Great Story"
    What did you love best about The Fearless Highlander?

    I loved Hugh's and Charlotte's story. I found myself talking to the narrator as I listened to the story especially when the awful injustice was done to Hugh's clan. This part was so heart wrenching. And Charlotte herding the sheep..hahaha...well you'll just have to listen.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jerri
    21/03/17
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    "Slow start"
    Would you try another book from Amy Jarecki and/or Joel Froomkin?

    I have read several of her books. This is the one I liked the least


    Did Joel Froomkin do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No. I often could not make out what characters was talking. I sometimes had a hard time understanding him


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ellen Benodin
    Chicago, IL USA
    1/03/17
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    "Good story marred by audio problems"

    This fine story and its excellent reader suffered from audio issues, such as clipped words (e.g. the word "chapter" is inaudible at least half of the time, and occasionally first words of sentences). These elisions persisted at .75x speed as well. Unfortunate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jean Thompson
    11/11/16
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    "Highlander"

    Too many racy sex scenes which did not add to the story but rather detracted from its content. The language was also an issue

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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