Glencoe, 1692. Accused of witchcraft and condemned for her part in the recent massacre of the MacDonald clan, Corrag awaits her execution. Seeking information that will undermine the Protestant King William, Irish propagandist Charles Leslie question her on the events of that fateful night. As she tells her story, Leslie questions his own beliefs and purpose - and a friendship develops between them that alters both their lives.
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Scottish history as never before
- Chrystine Livingston
Beutiful, eerie and utterly captivating
As I haven't read the book physically, I cannot compare the audio edition with the print version, but the narrator was astoundingly good. The story was already excellent but the haunting narration pushed it further up to a great piece of literature.
I cannot really compare Corrag to anything else I have ever read, although it has many elements common with other books I like. It is set in historical times, in Scotland, it tells of unsettled times, from a womans perspective. There is a kind of love story (or rather a longing for the other person), suspence, violence. The language and narration is poetic and beautiful. I don't think you can listen to it without responding emotionally to it. It is not a book that could have been written by just anybody, so beautiful. A book I know I will listen to again and enjoy very much.
I have not listened to any other of Caroline Guthrie's performances (I am sure I will though) but can without any hesitation say, that her performance was stunning and utterly suited to the story.
The whole book was deeply moving.
A big recommendation as one of the most emotionally gripping books I have ever listened to. I am a big fan of the Outlanderbooks as read by Davina Porter, (representing sprawling and lifelike universe narrated, nay, almost acted very lifelike and convincing) but Corrag narrated by Caroline Guthrie is more poetic and eerie, obviously a much shorter book and focusing on very few characters, but in a way, all the more beautiful for it.
- C De Schryver