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Lyon's Gift

The Highland Brides, Book 2
Narrated by: Ewan MacRae
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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Summary

Known as the Lyon for his prowess on the battle field, Piers de Montgomerie accepts a challenge from King David - squash a troublesome highland rebellion. For his payment, he accepts disputed lands, but soon discovers that what he truly desires is the highland beauty whose brothers will never bow to him.

Meghan Brodie refuses to be a pawn in a political game and vows not be won so easily. She resists the English Lyon...but even as she begins to realize their love is destined to heal an injured land, she cannot dare to hope the Lyon will see beyond physical beauty to love the imperfect lass within.

©1997 Tanya Anne Crosby (P)2015 Tanya Anne Crosby

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Lyon's Gift

Quite a good story ,but Spoiled by the appalling narration by Ewan
Mac Rae. He makes the female characters sound so pathetic and the male characters voice even worse it spoiled the whole story .
I'm going back to the kindle version as this Audible has totally put me off listening to any others Narrated by Ewan Mac Rae.

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  • Dawn M.
  • 28-10-15

Narrator

I love the fact that they had a Scotsman doing the narration for this book as he knew what he was saying and pronounced the word correctly.
I hope he is doing the narration of the other books.

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  • Myra
  • 15-02-16

Left me wanting

Wasn't a good as the first one. Could have been the narriation. His voice was not distasteful I just couldn't get on board with it.

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  • 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿
  • 08-07-15

Delicious. . .

Lighthearted. .. simple and gentle.... but what does it matter so long as there's a hunky man and a sexy brogue and a castle!? I do have a singular complaint, a goat is a GOAT and a baby goat is a KID not a lamb. A SHEEP has a lamb. So using either lamb AND goat constantly referring to the same animal is asinine! Huge writing error! Apparently Tanya Anne Crosby has no idea what a goat or a sheep is because they aren't the same thing. How did no one catch this? Fair warning, it's all the same single animal even tho its confusing because it really isn't.

NARRATOR : Sexy male voices.... deliciousness for my ears! The female voices of sexy sounding male narrators are often lacking in any femininity. Here too its true, yet I stopped hearing it as such very quickly! Well done!!!!!

CREDITWORTHY? Yes, providing your looking for Scottish historical HEA romance and not a serious literary revelation. It is what it is and what it's meant to be.

HEAT FACTOR: Soft steam but with a tendency to boil.

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  • Fanni Ann
  • 19-08-15

Highland Brides

loved this, it was everything you could want, funny romantic, iand the narration was brilliant, well done Ewan and Tanya

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  • Deborah
  • 18-08-15

Can't Judge a book by its narration

Would you consider the audio edition of Lyon's Gift to be better than the print version?

Absolutely not! The narrator's voice is so distracting that I had to keep going back to keep the story line since I had read the book previously and knew what should have been.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Lyon was my favorite. Smart, cunning, romantic,

What three words best describe Ewan MacRae’s voice?

Distracting, Distracting, Distracting.

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

Neither. I had to keep reminding myself the cost of the audio version was minimal since I already owned the Kindle.

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  • Cecelia
  • 13-07-15

So disappointing.

This was a good story. I enjoyed the basic plot, the characters, the comedy, and the romance. Yet everything felt incomplete or thrown together. The main story ended with no real resolution. There should have been another chapter, or at the very least an epilogue.
The secondary love story between Allison and the oldest brother seemed to be just thrown in there wherever it could be, just so the bestie could have a happy ending too. But there was no back story, real explanation, or fluidity.
Finally, please do not utilize Ewan MacRae when there are female voices. He already sounds like Joe Mantegna in all other voices, but his females are horrid. I doubt I will ever listen to another book narrated by him.
This was so disappointing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-19

Narration is terrible!

This may be a good story, but I will never know. This is the first audio book that I have had to just quit.

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  • KElizabeth Green
  • 22-01-19

Lyon's Gift

Fascinating romance with very witty dialogue between the main characters. If you enjoy strong willed female characters who don't always fit their expected societal roles, you should this one that will have you laughing out loud. Definitely a 5 star romance by Tanya Anne Crosby! This was the first time I remember having heard a narration by Ewan MacRae. He has a very sexy deep voice was perfect for the strong male lead. However, since I am not accustomed to listening to his work, the female voices were not as appealing to me as the male renditions. It is however, extremely difficult to stretch ones voice from super masculine to willful female. I would say his is a 4 Star performance, but I think if I hear him more often, I'll become more accustomed to his sounds.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-10-18

I did not like this on at all

I had to go at high speed because listening to nails on a chalk board would have been better.
Lyons voice was exagerated to a deep low tone and Megan's was so high it was ridiculous.
Her story line was so childish I didn't go past her stuffing herself under the church pew because she had to hide from the man she loves.

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  • michelle
  • 28-09-18

Man!

I struggled to finish this book. The narrator ruined it for me. He was just to much...