This is book one of the trilogy and, while Nora's talent makes it hard to choose a favorite,this series is one of her very best. I must really like the series because I've read it once and listened to it twice. (Other fav series written by Roberts: Three Sisters, Irish Jewels, Key, Chesapeake, and In The Garden). I always cry at the end as the last book is wrapping up and to me that is the sign of a great book. Takes me awhile to get over missing the characters. Well written and excellently narrated, you can immerse yourself in the story. I HIGHLY recommend spending your credits on this series.
The detail given to the story and how you can connect with each character. I like more than just a surface story. This delivers.
Too many too choose just one
I was truly disappointed when it ended. A great story that brought an interesting blend of characters together. The narration was good, although there were times when I became confused as to whom was speaking due to overlap of accents and speaking styles. I would definitely get the next book in this series!
He did an overall good job with the mens voices. The females weren't bad, except for Blairs. Blair was supposed to have a Boston accent but I kept expecting her to say "don't cha know" at the end of everything she said. Her voice came across as someone from Minnesota.
Not at first. I was skeptical about listening to this book to begin with because it has to do with vampires, witches, sorcerers and so forth. I'm not into that type of book and after reading the Three Sisters Island Trilogy, my mind was set that I wouldn't like it. This book overall wasn't horrible. It took me a while to get in to. I started in some months back and stopped when I finished chapter 1. I listened/read a few other books before deciding to finish what I started.
This trilogy was more than I ever expected. Most of the time I love to reading Nora Roberts for her love stories and such. This story seemed so different from what I usually expect from her, however, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. Most of the time I read books completely different from my older daughter. Of course being a teenage and all, she is totally into books on vampires. This is one series I believe I could pass onto her and she would enjoy it as much as I did.
Every other weekend I have a 7 hour round trip commute. Having this series made me look forward to the long road trip instead of dreading it. Have to thank both Nora Roberts as well as narrator Dick Hill for making that possible!!
Yes. I actually read the print version of Morrigan's Cross and listened to the other two in the series. I liked Dick Hill's portrayal of the characters so much I downloaded Morrigan's Cross just to hear him tell it.
I've listened to this entire series and currently those are the only Dick Hill performances I have listened to. I plan on listening to more of his work.
Up with one of the best story lines
I could not compare story is so different from other books
No but will look for him next time
Just get past the first chapter and story opens up for a exciting adventure
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook. It is fast moving, and exciting. Some of the story line is a little weak, but then the author pulls it back out. I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed the fact that it was a story someone was telling to children, and you forget that until you get to the end, and then you are reminded of it...and it explains some of the parts of the story that seem to simple.
Dick Hill did a great job! Love his voice.
The Power of Love..the gift of magic.
The performance is fantastically fun and the story line was interesting- it leaves you wanting more, and fortunately there is more in the two subsequent books that make up the series
Hard to pick a favorite- Dick Hall is talented! The fact that it's one guy doing all the characters is very impressive because he is able to distinguish the characters for the listener- even the female characters- so I'd have to say Dick Hall is my favorite character as the narrator!
Picturning Hoyt adapting to the luxuries of modern times like running water, taxi cabs, and elevators!
This is the first of a trilogy, that doesn't disappoint. When it started out, I was very skeptical as to whether I made a good buy, on this book. The narrator has a very strong male voice, that makes the sorcerer of the book sound very old and gruff. Actually, he's supposed to be a young attractive man. The women's voices are much to be desired, too. But getting past that, he does have the characters mannerisms down pat, so you really get a chuckle at times, with his delivery of a sentence.
In the beginning of the book, there is a lot of background to the quest at hand, and meeting the characters of that quest. That can get tedious at times, but don't give up. Relationships start to develop, and action takes place, all leading into the next book. I'm in to the next book now, and am not disappointed. If you like reading of vampires, witches, and shape shifters,with plenty of romance,in an action packed quest; they are all in this book, good and evil, and the fate of the worlds (yes, worlds), is in their hands.
I'm glad I didn't read the reviews before I bought this book, as I might have missed out on a very good read. I finished "Morrigan's Cross" (the first book in the Circle trilogy) and couldn't wait to start the second book, to which I am currently listening. I love the paranormal/mythological air of the story, and the coming together of the characters from different times. Yes, as someone pointed out, there is a slight resemblance to the story line in the Sign of 7 trilogy, but only in that a group of characters come together to fight evil; otherwise the story lines are different.
As far as the narrator, Dick Hill, I think he did a fine job and I enjoyed his narration. He does a great Irish brogue (I love Hoyt's voice), and I am able to distinguish the characters' voices with no problem. The comment was made by another reviewer that he made the female voices sound whiny. I think he did a very acceptable job for a man with a deep voice.