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Born in Fire: Born In Trilogy, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

Born in Fire: Born In Trilogy, Book 1

Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. One man has seen the soul in her art, and vows to help this complex woman build a lucrative career.
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Publisher's Summary

Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. One man has seen the soul in her art, and vows to help this complex woman build a lucrative career.

When gallery owner Rogan Sweeney comes to Maggie's isolated studio, her heart is enflamed by their fierce attraction - and her scarred past is slowly healed by a gentle and forgiving love.

©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"The conflicts Maggie and Rogan face are refreshingly realistic and the characters themselves, well-rounded and likable, will keep readers engaged." (Publishers Weekly)
"A light, fast-paced novel set in the Irish countryside." (School Library Journal)

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    Joel Chicago, IL, United States 05-07-11
    Joel Chicago, IL, United States 05-07-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Sweet story, fine narration"

    Normally I don't write reviews because people often use reviews to rave or rant, but there were so many negative reviews for the narrator I thought I'd chime in.

    He's fine. I've certainly heard better, but Fiacre Douglas does a good job. I can imagine a female narrator maybe working better in some ways, but I was expecting (based on the reviews) something rigid and nigh unbearable. Not at all the case.

    The story itself is not necessarily to my taste but I completely enjoyed it. It's pretty straight-forward without being utterly predictable. It's very sweet and the characters - while sometimes a tad idealised - are interesting and fairly believable.

    I would recommend it to anyone who wants a solid, entertaining, fairly light, basically romance read.

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    Alida Wimberley, TX, United States 05-04-11
    Alida Wimberley, TX, United States 05-04-11
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    "Predictable Story, Great for Light Reading"

    Narrator speaks fairly quickly, but does a fine job with all the accents & gives you the feel that the characters are indeed Irish. The storyline was fairly predictable. Also, it did seem like a lot of focus was placed on the main female character dealing with her emotional issues & less on the actual relationship development between the two.

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    Esther Robina, Australia 04-29-11
    Esther Robina, Australia 04-29-11
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    "Not bad"

    After listening to one Nora Roberts book and enjoying it, I thought this would be the same. Its not bad I guess, buit a bit annoying listening to such a strong accent

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    beth LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 04-26-11
    beth LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 04-26-11 Member Since 2011

    I am easily amused!

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    "Irish Charm!"

    A fun book with the usual equation Nora Roberts uses to deliver a delicious romance. So glad I listened to it rather than read because the narrator has a lovely Irish accent that makes the tale even more delightful.

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    christy 04-18-11
    christy 04-18-11
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    "Don't Bother"

    Terrible narration. He sounded like a leprechaun. Also, I didn't like the stroy Maggie was rude, nasty and self-centered. I couldn't imagine spending any time with her so I can't imagine that someone would fall in love with her.

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    Beth Milton, WV, United States 04-03-11
    Beth Milton, WV, United States 04-03-11
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    "good story, terrible narrator"

    I loved the story but had a hard time getting past the narrator. He made Maggie and her family sound shallow. I won't be buying the others in the series simply because of the narrator.

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    Robin Weatherby 04-01-11
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    "Great Story, bad narrator"

    I very much enjoyed this story, it was creative and interesting. However, the narrator made it extremely difficult to endure the audio. He read very quickly with little to no inflection or feeling at all. He was not the kind of reader that I would expect from a Nora Roberts book. I was very disappointed with the audio version will definity read the rest of the series in paperback.

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    Karen Chatsworth, GA, United States 03-23-11
    Karen Chatsworth, GA, United States 03-23-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Outstanding Book and Narrator"

    I loved this book so much the first time I heard it, that I began listening to it again. I'm an artist and this may have been part of the reason. It has great characters and the story of their lifes were real and rich. Don't pass it up. FYI, it was my first Nora Roberts book and I'm looking forward to more.

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    James Long Beach, CA, United States 02-27-11
    James Long Beach, CA, United States 02-27-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved both book and reader"

    I have read and reread this entire series several times in print along with some of Roberts' books set in Ireland and, since discovering the convenience of audio books, have tried to listen to them all again. I love these books because they do take me back to village life in the west of Ireland and the endless inspiration I found there as an artist. Roberts writes artists extremely well, understanding the process as well as the way artists feel about their work. I love how she writes Maggie and Shannon, their feelings about their work and how it fits into their lives. It feels true, and that is a great compliment for me. This narrator actually carries off both the American and Irish voices well, unlike the reader of "Jewels of the Sun" who makes every Irish person sound like a cross between the Lucky Charms Leprechaun and an Irish Spring commercial. Having lived in the west of Ireland in the village of Ballyvaughan in County Clare, his voice "feels" like the Ireland I knew, and I savor these books whenever I want to take a mental trip back there. I'm sad to see that others under appreciate Fiacre Douglas' skill as a reader, because I think the other books ought to be redone with him reading them.

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    Georgi LITTLETON, CO, United States 07-12-10
    Georgi LITTLETON, CO, United States 07-12-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Horrible Narrator"

    I love Nora Roberts books, however I will never again purchase one without listening to the narrator first. This narrator should not have been reading this book(or the companion books)and ruined the story for me. I guess I will chalk it up to lesson learned.

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