• My Fierce Highlander

  • Highland Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Andrew Bryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (828 ratings)

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My Fierce Highlander

By: Vonda Sinclair
Narrated by: Andrew Bryan
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Publisher's Summary

Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans - her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he's left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family? Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her - give up her son or the man she loves.
©2011 Vonda Sinclair (P)2014 Vonda Sinclair

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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.

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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.

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vonda sinclair is a wonderful writer.

Where does My Fierce Highlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

gyweyneth carswell- she is a strong woman

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

he takes me to 1618. he makes the story come to life.

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

yes- it was like watching a movie in my mind.

Any additional comments?

you need to read or listen to this book. it is wonderful. she brings the Scottish highlands to life in her writing...

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Wonderful Story

What made the experience of listening to My Fierce Highlander the most enjoyable?

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.

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Awesome Author and Book!!!

Would you listen to My Fierce Highlander again? Why?

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.

What other book might you compare My Fierce Highlander to and why?

Monica McCarthy's Arrow. You love the characters and the emotion of the book.

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

That Scottish accent is to die for. He puts you right in Scotland.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No, Ioved the whole thing!

Any additional comments?


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!

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I Was Carried Away to Scotland!

Would you listen to My Fierce Highlander again? Why?

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!

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Love It!

If you could sum up My Fierce Highlander in three words, what would they be?

I Loved it!

What did you like best about this story?

How Alistair took care of his clan and loved Gwyneth with all his heart.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Bryan – was your favorite?

Alistair

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

I had to cry when the people were so mean to Gwyneth to start with.

Any additional comments?

I just loved this book and I thought Andrew did a great job of it. Vonda is such a great story teller and he brought the tale right to life. I did not want to put this one down.

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  • 10-18-14

Wonderful, first-rate Highland Romance

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Vonda Sinclair brings the Highlands to life with this tale (and the rest of the series is every bit as good, never a letdown). This is the story of a handsome, strong, honorable and loving hero, and a beautiful, intelligent and every-bit-as-strong heroine who meet when she saves his life. Their romance has many bumps in the road, but it's absolutely lovely. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Scottish historical romances.

What did you like best about this story?

The hero, Alasdair, is everything that I could want in a hero. His character is written so beautifully that I feel like I know him. He meets his perfect mate in Gwyneth and it's a joy to experience their meeting and falling in love. Gwyneth's son, Rory, tugs at your heart and they make a perfect family.

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

I was surprised at how wonderful Andrew Bryan's voice was, having had unpleasant experiences in the past with male-narrated romance books. Andrew had me mesmerized after the first paragraph and it was magical! He beautifully brought all the characters to life, male and female both. When Andrew spoke as Alasdair, I could feel Alasdair's heart in that lovely deep Scottish brogue. I adored reading this book; having it read to me was a totally different and wonderful experience. Andrew's voice beautifully painted the scenes in my mind and I think he is amazingly talented.

Any additional comments?

I'm so looking forward to more books by this wonderful author and can't wait to hear them, too! Anything Vonda Sinclair writes is on my must-buy list.

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Awful narration

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.

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Started out interesting, then got cartoony

I'm not sure if this would have been better if I'd read it, but I doubt it. It's very cliched as these Highland books go, and the narrator didn't do it any favors. His delivery was a class in bad acting as he over emoted and chewed up the scenery with fervor.

Not a unique character in the bunch, not even the kid.

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  • Mary
  • 10-19-20

Narrator needs tuition

the storyline was in places predictable but the narration of women and child voices, terrible.

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  • Susieann
  • 03-28-16

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.

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  • Ann L
  • 07-20-15

highlands come to life

Would you consider the audio edition of My Fierce Highlander to be better than the print version?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

The best thing I love about the story is the accents come to life, so much better than imagining the voices

Which character – as performed by Andrew Bryan – was your favourite?

I loved all the characters

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole of it is moving as it has all emotions in it

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • DragonRose UK
  • 11-03-14

Romance and Adventure!

Would you listen to My Fierce Highlander again? Why?

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

What other book might you compare My Fierce Highlander to, and why?

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.

What does Andrew Bryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

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.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well of course it's always lovely when the hero and heroine get together :D

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and Vonda Sinclair is now one of my favourite authors.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 02-20-18

They saved each other , in the end.

When a woman heals the enemy 's warrior , especially in the MacIrwin Clan, she learns that there will be retribution from her own clan. Luckily, fleeing to the enemy's site, sees a warm welcome from the healed warrior, although that doesn't mean that the problems are solved, in fact , there's more to the story than this small drama, which leads to a very interesting read.

I listened to the audio rendition of this book, and was impressed by the sound effects, especially when a thought of a character was being portrayed.

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  • Phillippa Clark
  • 10-13-16

Wow!

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

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  • Maria Tippett
  • 09-03-15

Not bad

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.