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The Highland Duke Audiobook

The Highland Duke

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Publisher's Summary

She'll put her life on the line for him....

When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing with him across the Highlands to tend to his wounds while English redcoats are closing in. Though Akira is as fierce and brave as any of her clansmen, even she's intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who refuses to reveal his name.

Yet she can never learn his true identity.

Geordie knows if Akira ever discovers he's the Duke of Gordon, both her life and his will be forfeit in a heartbeat. The only way to keep the lass safe is to ensure she's by his side day and night. But the longer he's with her, the harder it becomes to think of letting her go. Despite all their differences, despite the danger, he will face death itself to make her his.

©2017 Amy Jarecki (P)2017 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Readers will admire plucky Akira, who, despite her poverty, is fiercely independent and is determined to be no man's mistress. The romance is scintillating and moving, enhanced by fast-paced suspense." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • KElizabeth Green
    Georgia
    09/07/17
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    "The Highland Duke"

    First, the cover entranced me so I bought the book. I can't put my finger on exactly why I find this cover so compelling, but I do. I have always loved Ms. Jarecki's books and never been disappointed by any of them. They are always very well written, with strong, well developed characters you can't help but get attached to. Penelope Hardy and Alex Hyde-White both gave 5 * performances for their wonderful rendition in their narration. Not only is this a Do not miss book, but a Do not miss audiobook as well. Excellent! 😀

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Katrina
    12/06/17
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    "The story was good but..."

    The female narrator was good she did the characters with a Scottish accent ,then the male read his part in an English accent. He made it very hard to listen too. I also found the way he read it was kind of snotty.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Starlet M.
    Orange County, CA
    20/04/17
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    "Fabulous, loved every word."
    Any additional comments?

    The Highland Duke
    A Lord of the Highland Novel
    By Amy Jarecki
    Narrated by Penelope Hardy and Alex Hyde-White.


    Setting: Hoodmore, Scotland
    August, 1703. Near the village of Dunkeld, Scotland.

    Historical Background:
    "After Queen Anne had rejected the Scottish Parliament’s proposed Act of Security, the entire country was in an uproar—and ready to strike against the Government at last. Yes, he’d agreed to stand by his cousin and challenge the Government troops. The queen’s Act of Settlement was nothing but a sham, created to subvert the succession of the rightful Stuart line behind the guise of Protestantism."

    "Death on the battlefield," scanning the dark meadow, healer Akira finds one man alive covered in brush. Moaning with pain from a musket shot to his thigh, Highland Duke George Gordon, Aka Jordie, is grateful Akira found him. Akira reluctantly agrees to remove the musket ball from Jordie's thigh. As Akira tends to his wound, she becomes very aware of this hot blooded highlander and the thoughts he provokes in her mind and soul.
    There is nothing more powerful than your one true love.
    But even that kind of love faces challenges.
    Akira may be an excellent healer, but with gypsy blood running through her, Akira is a social outcast. Can a Duke, the very essence of high society, fall in love with an outcast of society?

    Can Jordie, a Duke of Royal blood over look Akira's gypsy roots, accept and love her family, when the world has declared them nothing more than tinkers?
    Travel through the majestic highlands and discover if love is powerful enough to overcome obstacles from every direction. Ms. Jarecki has a magical talent of blending non-fiction and fiction together in such a way, the reader learns more and more about Historical Scotland, while falling in love with her heroes and heroines. Weaving funny undertones and phrases such as beetle brain half wit, throughout the story, lending a lighthearted, playful touch here and there. But it doesn't take away the power of this story.Talk about a villain.... meet the self-centered, egotistical, Captain Weaver. He will definitely make you dislike him. I wanted to jump into the book and shoot him myself. Just another talent of Amy’s, to draw you into the story so deeply, you want to protect the hero and heroine yourself.
    Ms. Jarecki has such a beautiful writing style. The reader cannot help but be mesmerized and feel like they are taking each step of the journey with these characters. This author also leaves us with heart stirring contemplation on how we ourselves live our lives.
    I just loved everything about this story. A must read.

    Narrating:
    I really enjoyed listening to Penelope Hardy’s narration. She does a male character very well and puts great emotion into her performance of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. Sheets
    30/03/17
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    "Cinderella like"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The Duke is a good man who uses his wealth and power to help the less fortunate. True love knows no class distinction.


    Any additional comments?

    The male audio reader sounded much too old for the Duke. This detracted from visualizing the 33 years old Geordie.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Zzrole
    TN, United States
    10/12/17
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    "Narration was disjointed"

    I can’t tell if the story was not well written or if the narration ruined the story. Having two people trade off each chapter was disjointed. The male narrator did not do a very good job of distinguishing between voices. Half the time I couldn’t tell who was talking until a couple of sentences in.
    The storyline itself did not seem very sophisticated. However, that could’ve been because of the narrators as I said before. There were 3 or 4 sex scenes. All were pretty brief except the first one. Again the writing, (or narration) did not draw me in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robbin Blackmon
    12/06/17
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    "Nothing like being true to yourself"

    Enjoyed the storyline. Didn't enjoy the back and forth of the narrators. Would've been better if they kept to one character throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Erika Daman
    Chelsea, MI United States
    20/05/17
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    "A good story"

    Apparently this book wasn't totally historically accurate, but that isn't why I read highlander romance novels.
    I really liked this story, a Cinderella like story, when commoner Akira saves the Duke from an injury on the battle field. Then on the run from the red coats. Through these dire circumstances, feelings start between Akira and the Duke, but since they had no future as they weren't in the same class, but can they resist their attraction.
    This was an interesting love story, so much going against them can they find happiness.
    My complaint about this book was the male reader. He sounded like a crotchety old man, not suitable for then younger woman. But it didn't diminish the story too much for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/05/17
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    "Excellent listen!"

    This was an Excellent audio book. Some of the listen was predictable but not all. Which was a nice surprise. Both the narrators did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sandy
    Lebanon, CT, United States
    10/05/17
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    "one narrator to many"

    should have stayed with the female narrator. the male narrator made the hero sound old and gruff And the heroine sounded like a little frail girl . if panel open hardy narrated the whole book it would have been a 5 star book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karlene Smith
    Warren, PA USA
    08/04/17
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    "Enjoyable"

    Like the readers accept help set the scene. Content was good, story line worked well. It was not a rip off other books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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