• The Highlander's Demand

  • Highlander Rogues Series, Book 1
  • By: Mary Wine
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Buchanan Mackenzie is a new laird, and he's about to be tested. When his half-brother is killed, he must seek vengeance or face the rage of his clansmen. Beyond spilling blood, fate offers him another solution. Taking the daughter of his enemy will appease his angry men, but it leaves him struggling to find peace over making a hostage of a woman. What sort of man settles his disputes with a helpless woman? 

Rhedyn Lindsey has been raised to shoulder her duty. For her kin and clan, she will make the best of a future that will be decided based on alliances. But she never expects it to come in the form of being taken as a hostage. In an instant, her life is turned inside out. Perhaps for the best, though, for the alternative would have been to see her father's blood spilled. Now she's at the mercy of a man who has every reason to hate her. Regardless of what fate throws her way, she won't crumble. She'll stand up to Buchanan Mackenzie. Just because she's a woman, doesn't mean she lacks courage.

Will Buchanan Mackenzie give in to the demands of his men who seek revenge for the death of his half-brother, or will he rely on the wisdom his beloved father taught him, and take his time in deciding what will happen to his beautiful captive - Rhedyn Lindsey - a woman who has captured his attention, respect, and quite possibly his heart?

©2019 Mary Wine (P)2020 Tantor

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I enjoyed listening to Tim Campbell's narration of "the Highlander's Demand". This is the first in a new series, and regardless what others have written in their review, I thought Mary Wine's story was good. I'd like to listen to the next audiobook in this series, if I can find it. I do recommend this audiobook. Enjoy😄

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Author shows her ignorance

Right off the bat a statement immediately jumped out at me. The author states that one of the highlanders is riding a huge destrier of at least 14 hands. Not only does the author show her ignorance, but where is the editor to have let this slip by? 14 to 16 hands is considered average for a regular quarter horse. larger horses are around 17 hands. the very large horses, generally your draft horses, are taller. so where in the heck does she get the idea that 14 hands is huge? for some reason that just really rubbed me the wrong way. After that though I really enjoyed the story and of course the wonderful narration by the dreamy voice of Tim Campbell always makes everything better.

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Started out so well...

I usually love Mary Wine’s books, but this one isn’t up to her usual standard. The first half of the book was great- with fully formed characters and parallel storylines that were weaving together nicely. Then, the story started to feel rushed. Here are a couple of examples:

One of the secondary characters just happened to be an excellent tracker (even though she didn’t exhibit such tendencies beforehand) and though she just regained consciousness after being hit over the head, and though it was nighttime, she jumped on a horse to track the heroine. And, wouldn’t you know, she successfully found our heroine and freed her. Then, by the end of the story, the villainess is recast as a victim, and gets her own happy ending!

Mary Wine has set a high standard with her other books, but this one didn’t make the mark. It had some great parts in the beginning half, but the second half didn’t maintain the quality product I know she is capable of. Even so, I’m not ready to give up on her yet.

Oh- And Tim Campbell was excellent as per usual.

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Excellent story.

I really enjoyed this story. It has a well written plot. I felt strong emotions toward the characters, meaning the story truly captured my attention.
Tim Campbell is outstanding in performing this story.

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Average story. Wonderful narration!

I enjoyed Rhedyn and Buchanan’s story. I loved Tim Campbell’s narration and the personalities with which he imbued the characters. However, I felt that the story ended too abruptly and left many things dangling in the air. For example, much time was spent on describing the way that women could avoid conceiving.
Then, we are told that Rhedyn’s new clan is disturbed that she is not “with child” and we learn that it is because she has used one of the means to avoid conception. She stops using that means, remains with the Laird because they are in love, but we never learn whether she becomes pregnant! So why so much time spent on that topic?

I read the series out of sequence; Cora’s story first. I loved this book. I thought it excellent which is why I read Redyn’s story next. But found myself disappointed as I felt that the author had written the first book simply to set the stage for Cora’s story and felt that she liked Cora’s character more than she cared for Redyn.

Will read the third book to see if the author redeems herself

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True highland romance

Good character development for every player,not just hero and heroine, Good story, well read. Looking for more from this author.

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  • Claire
  • 01-16-22

Loved it

Loved every second of it, I couldn't stop listening and when I did I couldn't wait to get back to it.
It was nice a steamy just how I like them.
Tim Campbell was brilliant as always .
This was definitely worth a credit.
Now on to the next one in the series.

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  • Carmen Owen
  • 01-03-22

A very dull story compared to her other books

Very slow and dull story, I had trouble finishing it and even fell asleep a couple of times!