This book is a beautiful, well-written and colorful story with such dynamic descriptions of the Irish countryside that you truly feel like you're there. Unfortunately, the narrator is not quite as appealing. The first few hours of this book are almost painful to listen to, but she does improve and the other two books in the trilogy are much better. Hang in there, and it's worth it!
I would pay all over again to get to hear this book with a different reader.This is the worst narration I have ever heard. It is the first time I have had to stop listening to a book because I can't handle the performance. It's heartbreaking, because the story itself is wonderful and I would have loved hearing it unfold from a musical Irish voice.
I like the way the love story develops in this story. In "The Dark Witch", I did not feel connected to the relationship between Iona and Boyle because it seemed like they just kissed a couple times and were magically in love, with no real conversation. I don't think a relationship in a book can develop enough that way to really draw in the reader. The battles with Cabhan keep me on my toes, too. He's getting brazen in this one!
His cadence was choppy, he emphasized the wrong parts of words, completely mispronounced others, and while I don't mind a lisp in conversation, his distracted me from what he was actually saying. All of this combined led to me to turn off the book. I couldn't listen to anymore.
I could see this trilogy being made into a TV series. I haven't a clue who should star, but I would love to see it!
I would not recommend this, and it's the first time I have ever said that about a Nora Roberts audiobook. Just read it and save yourself the torture of suffering through this narrator.
I was looking forward to this audio book, but as soon as it started I wanted to turn it off. The narrators voice is not right for this book at all. I still haven't been able to bring myself to finish it. For this one, I definitely suggest you read the book instead of listening to it.
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