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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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    Tina peru, IN, USA 06-04-09
    Tina peru, IN, USA 06-04-09
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    "authentic nora roberts fan"

    hello ..i've been reading nora roberts books for many years and i'm a huge fan ...i have a bookshelf full of them and my eyes arn't as good and i fall to sleep reading so i love the audiables ..she never ceases to amaze me with her stories. (wow) she has an amazing imagination and this 3 sisters trilogy was the very first books i read of hers and was hooked from then on and i promice you will be too..thank you. tina...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi CENTURION, South Africa 01-24-09
    Heidi CENTURION, South Africa 01-24-09
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    "not what i have come to expect"

    Maybe my expectations were too high but i truly didn't enjoy this book as i have the others.

    was it the narator, was it the book? I just don't know.

    Humourous, but not a book I would recommend to read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    10-19-08
    10-19-08
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    "Great book"

    I really loved this book, but I wish they offered the third book in this series Born in Shame. I might have to look elsewhere to purchase it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MickeyMarie Narnia 04-06-12
    MickeyMarie Narnia 04-06-12 Member Since 2003

    I read so I can write

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    "Roberts romances are realistic"
    Any additional comments?

    A good romance novel for me is one that has believable characters in believable stories. Nora Roberts does this better than most.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shan Kelly Khost, Afghanistan 05-23-14
    Shan Kelly Khost, Afghanistan 05-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator destroys story"

    Couldn't get in to this story. Narrator had a hard time depicting the emotion the author wanted to convey. The accent seems strained and overly masculine. I don't think I will finish this book unless I purchase a copy and read it my self. I will preview before purchase next time!

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    D. Henry GA, USA 05-11-14
    D. Henry GA, USA 05-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    What aspect of Fiacre Douglas’s performance would you have changed?

    Slow down a little Fiacre... tried listening to it at 75% that didn't work. Read so fast.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 12-23-13
    Amazon Customer LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 12-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Annoying narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Perhaps a written copy.


    What didn’t you like about Fiacre Douglas’s performance?

    The narrator rushed through, with halting quality to his performance. When I tried to slow it down, the next slowest speed was too slow. It was quite irritating.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rena Hernando, MS, United States 11-27-13
    rena Hernando, MS, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator was too quick"
    Would you listen to another book narrated by Fiacre Douglas?

    I really hope Nora does not choose him to read for her anymore, he is too fast,in a hurry, and no emotions don't like him


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    Zeewhee Portland, OR 11-20-13
    Zeewhee Portland, OR 11-20-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Slow it down!"
    What made the experience of listening to Born in Fire the most enjoyable?

    A good simple story, true to Nora Roberts classic


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narration and audio too fast.. technical??? slowed it down to half speed and it was better


    Any additional comments?

    If you have the ability, like on an Ipod.. slow it down to half speed. Then I could understand it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Meghan SILVER SPRING, MD, United States 09-18-13
    Meghan SILVER SPRING, MD, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable Irish Trilogy"

    I'm not a huge Nora Roberts fan. She's good, but not the best romance writer out there. However, I do find her books enjoyable easy reads. The "Born In" trilogy does not disappoint. I must admit I have a weakness for all things Irish especially the accent so I was willing to overlook the less than stellar narration by Fiacre Douglas on the series. There wasn't much of a difference between character voices and the female characters left a lot to be desired. Fortunately the story and the Irish lilt makes up for most of that. Buy this on sale or if you have some credits burning a hole in your account.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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