I have started and stopped this book at least 5 times. I really hope it gets more interesting because right now I am just plain bored.
Yes. I enjoyed the story and the characters.
Reminded me of Robert's Circle Trilogy.
For the most part, I enjoyed the narration. However, I absolutely HATED the voice that she used for Iona. This was disconcerting to say the least, as it made it rather hard to like Iona's character to begin with. I had hoped that it would get better as the story went along. Sadly, it didn't.
Iona feeling as if she was finally part of a family.
I haven't read the print edition yet.
Katherine has to be one of the best narrators that I have ever heard. She had great accents and change of voice for all characters. During all parts of the book she actually made me feel like I was there.
I love Nora Roberts books and Katherine was the perfect narrator.
It amazes me that Nora Roberts/JD Robb has the most perfect narrator for her "In Death" series yet, consistently has a horrible narrator for her romance novels. The narrator's accent was distorted and it was very difficult to listen to her as she "spoke" in the main heroine's voice --made her sound like a 16 year old!! (toss up between her and the one who did Fifty Shades there..). The Irish voices sounded like it was being read by a old woman--which fit the "backstory" part, I suppose but had no right being part of the more modern sections. I got halfway through and then bought the actual book. The voices in my head sounded better. Are you going to re-do this one too? Like you did for Whiskey River?
I enjoyed the story and the reader.... The reader can take a good book and make it great ..... with Nora and Katherine we have a great book and a great reader
I would recommend the book for anyone who enjoys fantasy-type genres. There's something for everyone to enjoy in the story line.
The story bringing all the characters together holds your attention with the conflicts my favorite moments. And with Nora Roberts as the author, the romance between characters is lovely....
This was my first experience with her as the reader. She does a good job in distinguishing the various characters with voice inflections suitable for what's going on.
I'm not a good copy writer.....
I'm glad another book is being released this month. I've already pre-ordered a copy.
I was really looking forward to this book but if the same person narrates then I will not be listening. She didn't tell the story, she overacted the part. It was nerve wracking to listen to.
wife,mother, hard worker... and lover of romance and wit
this is a typical Nora Roberts trilogy... with yes the same characters wearing different names, different faces, and in different circumstances.
this is not a big problem for me as I always liked those characters but i know it can be a huge issue for those who are always wanting something different.
the main girl from this book Iona, is very much like Nell, (from ms Roberts three sisters island trilogy.) bright sunny, pathetically eager to please, just coming into her own powers...
Iona comes to ireland to find the dark witch. (her heritage).... joins with her cousins to fight ancient evil, meets the man of her dreams, decides she no-ones floor mat, and goes out and kicks some butt.
I could draw lots more character and plot parallels to other books Witten by Ms Roberts (keys trilogy, three sisters island, the pagan stone, Galhager- Irish jewels trilogy, etc.) but i wont
like i say if this is a problem don't try this series, instead try her vampire trilogy... that was unique for Nora Roberts (if a bit gory... but well they were vampires after all)... the first one was called Moragan's Cross
oh, i guess i should also mention that the beginning of the book was kind of slow and long... but good background for the present day story plot, and I didn't particularly care for the narrator (cant quite put my finger on why... but there it is)
I must say I had fun making the parallels to her other stories and finding the subtle turns in the plot... then i would say, "well thats a little different anyway", and i am making some predictions for the next 2 books... (I bet Im right... mostly anyways)
i've listened twice already. It is fun and mysterious at the same time
the characters were genuine and well developed.
no i have not but i look forward to another performance by Katherine Kellgren.
the book provided an emotional journey through the realm of the real and surreal. i laughed and cried at various places. most of the tears were at the beauty of what i was hearing.
I usually love Nora Roberts, but I just couldn't get passed the first few pages. When the evil force started molesting the little girl in her dreams--that's when I quit listening.