Get Your Free Audiobook

The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella

The MacKinnon Clan, Book 1
Narrated by: Melissa Carey
Series: The MacKinnon Clan, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
2 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

Non-member price: $21.69

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Laird Rory MacKinnon set out to join William Wallace after discovering an imminent threat that the English have planned an attack. Raised as a warrior, he has given his heart and soul to fight for Scotland's freedom, until he meets a lass who has captured his heart like no other, Lady Annella. After a brutal attack on her land, Rory discovers that Annella has been taken prisoner by the English. Now Rory must fight; not only to secure his own clan's freedom but to save the woman he loves.

Annella, the eldest daughter of the MacCallum clan vows to never marry, until the day Rory MacKinnon enters her life and opens her heart. Heading off to war, she knew they had no future. After her father offers aid to Laird MacKinnon and his men to help in their campaign, her castle is attacked and her father is killed by the English for treason. Starved and beaten for denying to pledge her allegiance to the English King, Annella has earned her place in the gallows. Her fate now rests in Rory's hands.

©2013 April Holthaus (P)2014 April Holthaus

What listeners say about The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

If you want to be put to sleep buy this book

I am a great lover of audio books. I have to say this is one of those that I was glad I fell asleep. So I read the book, the story was good but the audio version was not.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nicole Laverdure
  • Nicole Laverdure
  • 16-08-2014

Amazing Scottish adventure!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella to be better than the print version?

I love both them both as an audio and a book!

What other book might you compare The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella to and why?

I never compare books!

Which character – as performed by Melissa Carey – was your favorite?

Melissa was perfect for Annella's voice!

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

Yes, it was! It was great, fun and a delight to listen to!

Any additional comments?

I strongly recommend April Holthaus's books and audios!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kimi C
  • Kimi C
  • 15-08-2014

WOW, It is action, romance, chivalry, & funny

What made the experience of listening to The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella the most enjoyable?

I normally do not listen to Female Narrators, but this lady Melissa Carey did an awesome job. I just sat and totally enjoyed this book. It was not monotone and she did well with the story. I will listen to this lady again, and read/listen to this Authors books.

It is action, romance, chivalry, funny, and lots more. I loved it from beginning to end. The characters are spot on.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella?

Melissa Carey makes it so much more interesting when she starts talking for the men. I was shocked, thinking I wouldn't like it but she did great.

Have you listened to any of Melissa Carey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have never listened to her before.

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

The book was great. The story line was good. You were taken on a wonderful ride and did not feel like a novella.

Any additional comments?

You will love this book

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for nlwitherspoon
  • nlwitherspoon
  • 05-10-2014

A fabulous, exciting and entertaining story

What made the experience of listening to The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella the most enjoyable?

It made me feel like I was there.

What other book might you compare The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella to and why?

The MacKinnon's Bride His son was taken by the English. He goes to the castle where his son is being held, finds a girl in the river nearby. He holds her thinking he would make a trade. The captor releases his son but does not accept the return of his daughter. The Mackinnon then takes her top the highlands. On the way they realize they are attracted to one another.

What about Melissa Carey’s performance did you like?

The story teller did a great joy with the accents and her ability to change voices was fantastic.

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

There were some funny parts and there were some sad, fearful parts. I would say I did a bit of both.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rhonda K
  • Rhonda K
  • 03-09-2014

Fantastic Bold Highland Adventure

Would you listen to The Honor of a Highlander: A Novella again? Why?

I would listen to The Honor of a Highlander over again. The story grabs attention from the first and holds throughout . There is laughter, happiness, sadness, romance, etc.. All the ingredients for a complete romance. This author takes the reader away and allows them to seemingly travel to the past and experience a different life!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like all the characters. They all complete the story.

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

I also read the print version and enjoyed it as well. However the narration is great and adds to the excitement within the story.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend April Holthaus books, either in print, kindle, or audio.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Starlet M.
  • Starlet M.
  • 04-08-2015

A captivating and beautiful love story.

Have you listened to any of Melissa Carey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Narrator Melissa Carey was outstanding. I will absolutely listen to more books she narrates.

Any additional comments?

A great highland story, with a tall, sexy highlander that will make you wish he could pop off the page and into your lap. This story has everything, conspiracy, intrigue, great historical reference and a sweet, tender love story, that melts your heart. Author April Holthaus has written an exceptional story. This is an absolute must read. I highly recommend this book and can't wait to read more stories from this author. I am definitely a fan of this author's captivating stories.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Trisha
  • Trisha
  • 31-12-2019

great book

The only issue I had with this book was the narration was off from the kindle book. The story was great and I loved the writing.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lori
  • Lori
  • 24-07-2019

Needs better editing

There are many mistakes in continuity ...and the use of wording.
Even in a novella there should be more care given.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-2019

Very good story

I loved the story it was very touching and good short read. The narrator did a fantastic job and I look forward to hear more books narrated by her.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Diana
  • Diana
  • 05-04-2016

Possibly the first published book for this author

If this is the first book published for this author I apologize for my harshness. Not worth a credit or purchase, both main characters were all over the place emotionally and there was nothing that all the other historical romances don't use as their main storyline, but this one added nothing interesting or humorous or anything. The whole time I was waiting for something interesting and it never happened.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿
  • 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿
  • 29-08-2015

A whole lot of story in a rather short book!

April Holthaus has written an exciting saga filled with hunky highlanders, spunky lassies, castles, kisses, treachery and honor. It is a epic story in a novella size book. The characters are written with strong personalities and emotions. If you are a fan of Scottish Historical Romances of the medieval kind then you will not be disappointed. This book will grab your attention in the beginning and hold it until the end.

NARRATOR: Melissa Carey did a excellent job. Her male, female, young, and old voices are spot on. I would happily listen to her again.

CREDITWORTHY? I think it cost less than a Credit but either way it's a yes!

HEAT FACTOR: Chemistry yes, heat not so much. No sex except a very brief scene at the end.

1 person found this helpful