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Highland Bandits

Narrated by: Andrew McDermott
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

When a mysterious 18-year-old woman attracts the Laird of Inverness, Wallace, Clan Campbell is wary. For Bridget has appeared suddenly, with a harrowing tale too absurd to be true.

As Wallace's feelings grow for the beautiful woman, Bridget's feelings grow for another man. She is prepared to do whatever Alec wants to gain favor for her clan. But when Wallace's life is on the line, Bridget must make a choice. Do the evil that Alec wants or risk her own life to protect the man she has come to care about.

©2019 Blair Keith (P)2019 Blair Keith

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Pretty bandit

An offer of kindness, comfort and love maybe payed back in deceit and betrayal in this novella Highland Bandits.
Andrew did a wonderful job bringing these characters to life.

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An interesting twist to this tale

Highland Bandits is the third novella of Blair Keith’s that I have listened to as an audiobook. Good descriptive writing draws you into the story from the start and the tale includes an interesting twist.

The only annoying thing for me is that the summary of the book is slightly inaccurate. Firstly, Bridget’s “harrowing tale” rather than being “too absurd to be true” is actually something that happened to her, as described in the prologue; it’s just that for reasons that are made clear later in the book that event is represented as being a more recent occurrence. Secondly, the summary suggests that Bridget’s feelings grow for a man other than the Laird, Wallace (i.e. Alec). We actually learn that Bridget was in a relationship with Alec prior to becoming involved with Wallace, she fancied herself to be in love with him and allowed herself to be manipulated by him. Bridget’s feelings grow for Wallace and she discovers that real love is very different to what she thought; she comes to recognise that Wallace loves her (whereas Alec does not), that she loves Wallace (not Alec), and she refuses to follow through with Alec’s foul plot.

Andrew McDermott does another fantastic job with the narration of the audiobook. An easy and enjoyable listen.

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A lovely fantasy

As long as the reader remains mindful that this story is a complete fantasy, they can ride along and enjoy it for what it is. The narrator reads the book with passion and brings each character to life, fully encompassing each individual. Well written and well narrated.

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What a dilemma!

What would you do if you just met a beautiful woman who lost her entire family and she moves into your clan's area? You begin a romantic relationship of course!! There's love, romance and twists in this incredible Highland book. A pleasure to listen to!

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amazing book

When a mysterious 18-year-old woman attracts the Laird of Inverness, Wallace, Clan Campbell is wary. For Bridget has appeared suddenly, with a harrowing tale too absurd to be true.

enjoyed every minute of this book

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  • Tracy Gonzalez
  • 30-08-19

Absolutely perfect narration!

The story was really good. The narration honestly made this book even better. Andrew McDermott always delivers a great performance making me enjoy these stories even more

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  • Diving Blue Bonnet
  • 28-08-19

Pleasantly Surprised

Highland Bandits by Blair Keith is a short novella that follows Bridget, a young girl who loses her whole family in a fire and how she finds her way after the tragedy.

As I was listening, several questions kept popping up in my mind. I wasn’t sure where the author was going with the story and couldn’t imagine that it would be wrapped up in the short time there was. Much to my surprise the author was able to answer all of my questions and tied up all of the lose ends nicely.

Andrew McDermott gives another shining performance and I’m pleased to hear him doing more of a romance type genre.

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  • Kathryn Dean
  • 12-02-20

Highland Banits

It was over to quickly.😥 I am so happy I have the next one in the series one ready to go. 😉😉

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  • Laura
  • 19-12-19

Wonderful Narration

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

This is an enjoyable quick read. While I enjoyed the story overall, I wish that instead of having the characters recount the events occurring in the book, the author had fleshed these events out and allowed the reader to experience them with the character. I believe this would have created more empathy with the characters.

For the story itself, I was at 3 stars but the narration by Andrew McDermott really puts this book over the top. He has a wonderful Irish accent with a great tenor voice which he uses to great effect. His narration pulled me into the story.

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  • Susan at Truly Novel Reviews
  • 29-10-19

Cool short story!

This is a solid story that felt like it could have used significantly more development. The story is complete, but I believe I would have enjoyed it more if the scenes had been fleshed out a bit more.

The narrator did a fabulous job to enhance the feel of the period and setting!

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 22-10-19

Excellent and enjoyable

Highland Bandits, my second read from historical romance author Blair Keith. My wife is a Scottish romance reader & sometimes books she reads influence me. I don't restrict myself to a particular genre. I'm a sucker for anything with memorable characters and a story that keeps me guessing. The perfect novel? A book that keeps me turning the page long after I should have called it a night. This was a well-written book, I'll definitely read more from this author, in fact after reading this I went out & purchased 3 Blair Keith collections totalling 28 books. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 19-09-19

Great quick listen

A few minutes in to the story I realized I had read the book a while ago. Andrew McDermott’s narration brought so much to the story. His accent was perfect, he moves in and lit of characters so well. Loved the story of good winning in the end but the narration just brings so much more