Cora Phillips has witchcraft in her blood, but she’s convinced she inherited the recessive rather than the dominant trait. Her mother and sister are the real heiresses to the Lune tradition; Cora has neither the interest nor the inclination to take up the Dragonkeeper mantle. Years ago, she left the New York City Witch lifestyle to the other women in her family, and said goodbye to all the velvet and lace. However, during a moment of insomnia-induced insanity, she agrees to come back to celebrate Christmas/Winter Solstice with her family.
It comes as a shock to all three women when Cora, through clumsy fumblings to “get in touch with her goddess” at her sister’s urging, calls a pair of ancient dragons into her meditation circle. Cora swears it’s a mistake. Her mother swears it’s the correct course of events. Eventually, every Dragonkeeper issues the call to mate. Problem is, nobody expected Cora to summon even a single dragon, let alone two.
©2006 Emily Ryan-Davis (P)2010 AudioLark Audio Books
I am not sure how the story is, I could only listen to 12 min before I wanted to throw the ipod across the room, just to get this never changing voice out of my ear. I am sure Isabella Smith must be able to do a fine job reading or she would not be doing it. But I guess this had to be the first take and no time to do it over or edit. One voice for all parts. Of over 400 books I have listened to, this is the first one I have left a remark on, it was that bad of a listen. Not the story but the run on sentience. Maybe it is better just to read this book for yourself.
I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print
Do not waste your money on this. The Narrator deserves better material (thus the 2 stars).
Blond bimbo denies her witch heritage and has nightmares of dragons and fire, but thinks its due to a near death experience not the fact her family has been linked to dragons for generations.
Not only does everyone around her talk in riddles and not tell her whats going on and she also keeps mum and lo and behold all is revealed in the end (sort of). We all could be lot happier and this book avoided with a few simple conversations and some thought and brains on the part of the female lead, and family and the "maybe" good guy from the start.
She like most B rated horror/fantasy bimbos does just about every thing she is told not to. eg don't release the dragons, use the phone don't visit an unknown alone.
This is the first part of at least 3 books that by the looks of things would barely make one decent book taken in total.
The end obviously leads to the next issue as it leaves just about every thing up in the air and her running away back home, away from anyone who could aid or help her . . . DUH
I kept hoping that this would get better but it did not . . .
I gave it 2 stars because the narrator deserved something for wasting her time on this "book"
I am glad it was on special
A better director, the narrator has a solid voice and fits the lead, and I'm fairly certain people can't talk for 2 hours straight without a breath.
It's a romance novel, people are not buying it to get it done quickly, so why the insane rush? Seriously, I think every pause and break for puncuation was removed.
It's sub-par in the fantasy genere, 2 hours in and their is little mystery to it, ecept the parts her family won't tell her even as they insist on her embracing some heritage.
If I'd heard it, I'd tell you... having not heard her before (this is the only audible title with her preforming) I can't say if it's her or the post-production... but either she's a freak who doesn't have to breath... or someone butchered her preformance in post-work. I'm going with the latter.
It's a cheap book, with cheap production quality, but it seems odd to me... since I can't see this being made for CD release, cutting down the time to play is really odd.
Don't buy this expecting a story with a conclusion. Its an incomplete story, like the first three chapters....However the story itself did sound promising.
The story is mediocre at best but the horrible narration makes this book not worth the time it took to download. Isabella Smith reads in a monotone, runs on sentences and only pauses when she needs to breath.
To start with the reader was horrible. She read the whole in a mono tone voice and didn't hardly pause for a breath, It was hard to tell who was talking when and where a sentence ended. Story itself was okay but very confusing, It was like i was missing things that happened but since this book was unabridged it was the story itself. Good thing it was only $3.
Story is hard to follow and ends up in the middle of chapters so if you want to hear it all you need to buy 3 books, which I did not bother to do. Reader was awful : monotonic and too fast.
The story is not bad, but unfortunately you can't enjoy the story because the narrator does not know how to read the story. She read very monotone, with no voice changes for the different characters. I had to rewind a couple of times to understand who exactly was speaking. If you want to get this.... Get the book. Good thing that the audible was cheap.
Isabella Smith rushed through this novel like a drone on fire. Very monotone, dry, barely pausing between characters. I was so frustrated with this it took away from the overall story. In my opinion, don't bother and be sure to not get narration by Ms Smith again.
Not sure what the story was really about or how many characters as the narrator read in the same voice for all characters. It was confusing and irritating. Not sure if I should blame the author or the narrator for this fail.
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