Audiobook Review: True to the Highlander by Barbara Longley

Audiobook_ReviewTrueToTheHighlander              True to the Highlander

by Barbara Longley

Audio Narration by Angela Dawe

Book Blurb:

Treachery rules the Highlands of 1423. With their king captured by the English, Scottish nobles plot to ransom James behind the back of the brutal regent holding their land in his iron grip. But not every clan wishes to see King James back on his throne…

Sitting atop this powder keg of bloodthirsty rivalries, Malcolm of clan MacKintosh takes the mysterious, lone maiden he finds along his road as a bad omen…though an undeniably beautiful one. When he attempts to save her from a rogue within his own garrison, she deftly brings Malcolm to his knees. Who is this willful lass who has so quickly laid siege to his heart?

Alethia Goodsky has met all kinds working at the New York Renaissance Festival, but no one like the fortune-teller who tasks her with a cryptic life-saving mission and flings her into the fifteenth century. Now Alethia must rely on her wits to unravel the mystery in this violent land. Malcolm has sworn to protect her, but her gifts may soon make her his protector. With enemies closing in, Alethia must choose between finding a way home…and remaining true to her Highlander.

My Review:

True to the Highlander is my first Audiobook and my first book by Barbara Longley. Lynn had been listening to it and suggested it was more my thing then hers, so I picked it up.  She was right and I was not disappointed.

True to the Highlander was beautifully done and one of the first time travel books that I have  really gotten into. The characters were strong and the narration was prefect.  Angela Dawe brings a wonderful voice to these characters and fills them with life.

Alethia Goodsky is a strong modern day woman who has plans for her future when she is catapulted back in time. Once there she runs into Malcolm and his men.  What ensues is comedic, romantic and at times a little scary.  Alethia plays beautiful music and while doctoring the clan wins there hearts. But the story is not with out it’s struggles and the question is whether or not she can fulfill her destiny and save the man she has grown to love.

Now as you read the review and the book blurb I realize a lot of people are thinking this book is a lot like the Outlander series.  I have tried reading that series and just couldn’t get into it.  This book however I found that I couldn’t put down.  I found myself sitting at my dining room table early on a Saturday morning before my kids got up finishing it.  For me that is what a good story is all about!Jessica

PicsArt_1375992730999PG- 13 Violent and sexual content





About the Author:

timthumbAs a child, Barbara Longley moved frequently, learning early on how to entertain herself with stories. Adulthood didn’t tame her peripatetic ways: she has lived on an Appalachian commune, taught on an Indian reservation, and traveled the country from coast to coast. After having children of her own, she decided to try staying put, choosing Minnesota as her home. By day, she puts her master’s degree in special education to use teaching elementary school. By night, she explores all things mythical, paranormal, and newsworthy, channeling what she learns into her writing.

Ms. Longley is a longstanding member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA) and Midwest Fiction writers


About the Narrator:

dawe_a_201-copy-23Angela Dawe is an audiobook narrator and actress living and working in Chicago, Illinois.  Winner of several Earphones Awards from Audiofile Magazine and narrator of two Audie-nominated audiobooks, Angela is also an accomplished improviser/sketch comedian, and has worked with such theaters as Second City, iO (formerly improvOlympic), and The Annoyance.  You can reach Angela at


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s