The book was great, but I would rather read it than listen to it again... The lady reading the book is seriously intense and basically screams through the entire book. I can't even count how many times it almost threw me into a mild panic. It was very over the top on the delivery of the book.
It reminded me a little of the Three Sisters Island series, but I loved it.
Anyone else! She was great with the characters, but the screaming... eeesh.
Yes.... with the exception of my blood pressure.
Great book. Love Nora Roberts. Crazy lady narrator.
didn't like it, thought it was boring. just not the kind of story for me I guess.
The story is not bad (not good either) but I could deal with it if the narrator had been better. A good narration can make or break a story.
Focus more on the magic elements and the conflict. Who cares about the romance!!
She was terrible!!!!
Will be returning this book. I could not even finish it. It was terrible!!!
Yes to Nora Roberts, no to Katherine Kellgren. It just happened that this is the second audio in a row I have listened to that she has narrated and her voice is so sharp and sounds so angry it takes me out of the story itself. The main character in this book sounded as if she was about to have a nervous breakdown most of the time. However, the other characters voices were wonderful so I am not sure what to say why the narration is so off putting, yet the dialog for all but the main character were fine.
Poorly. See above.
Yes. Check to see who the narrator was for the second book, which I had already purchased.
I was disappointed in the story somewhat. Once the awesome opening of the story was complete, setting up the story itself, It seemed to drag but that could be because I felt the narrator was reprimanding me for some reason and who wants that.
I will listen to this book again, right before #3 is released, I can't wait
Finding long lost family & one's place in the world, a timeless story
The scenes in the kitchen. Family, friends, food & fun, can't go wrong with that combo.
Use your power wisely
She never disappoints
My mistake. I lost interest in witches etc. This is probably great for someone else.
I'm thinking of God more lately.
Wrong choice for me. I appreciate the power and peace of God more and more as this world gets darker and more perverted. I used to like Halloween, now we are in a nightmare.
I bet this is a great story, I just don't have the patience to listen to it with the Irish accent.
I'm Irish myself. And I don't even like my accent.
In my top 5!
When Brenna, Myra and Iona had a pity-party after Boyle ranted to Finn his unsure feeling for Iona ...
No, haven't listened to her performances before, that I know of. But I love her voice, and how each character, even the men, had their own distinctness. I could tell of whom she was referring to even when it didn't call for it ... Her voice is also very pleasant and soothing at times when needed ...
Yes ... and have listened to it at least three times already!
Keep up the good writing Nora ...
I mentally switched off at 1.30 minutes in and was bored by it at 2 hour mark and turned it OFF for good.
Started off well then I got the feeling of 'more or the same,' and slow story.
A faster moving plot.
I'm not a Nora Roberts fan, I know many love her work this started good then just lost me. Just not my taste. Two hours of storytelling that could have been more exciting if told in thirty minutes or at the very least been edited to remove 25% in order to speed the plot and have more happening with less embroidery of words—words which were great to begin with initially but became tedious at the two hour mark once you had had enough of them.
The relationship that develops between the cousins.
No, no and no. This was painful to listen to. Yelled through out story and way to dramatic..
The romance was a little weak, but still a good story.
The story line was ok. Narration. Uhh.. Welll. Loud to the point of screeching. Over dramatic and old hag like. When I started the book, I thought the first female character was supposed to be an old witch. Once the narration continued and I realized that she was a young woman, I was shocked. The voice was nothing like that of a young woman or even a middle aged women. The voice was that of an old clichéd witch over a bubbling cauldron.
I'm sorry, I couldn't get past the narrator. She distracts from the story.
If they are read like this one, I would not listen to another one of her recordings.
That villain is crap.
I'm sure that this particular narrator is probably really good at her job, but this was a poor match for her. Did she read the book before she recorded it? Maybe she didn't know that the witches in the book were supposed to be desirable and that's why she made them sound like old ladies with breathing disorders.