This year, though, she's expecting an unusual guest: mystery writer Grayson Thane, from America. A restless wanderer with a dark past, he plans to spend the cold winter alone. Yet sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Sometimes a fire can be born in ice...
©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"Captures the charisma and earthy charm of Ireland." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fiacre Douglas characterizes the icy, beautiful Brianna Concannon, recently jilted, with subtle nuances and tonal shading mixed with a thick Irish brogue." (AudioFile)
The story was good, and the narrator's brogue was melodic
everything- the characters, their values, the unwrapping of the story
There were so many complaints about the narrator. I thought there was plenty of emotion in his voice and he was able to go back and forth between America and Irish accents
the last chapter was so beautiful, I listened to it twice.
It ranks high on my list keep me wanting to hear more
When she was so scared she told them to tell the people she died
I don't know
Made me laugh
I love the stories of Ireland
Really enjoyed this second book in a trilogy. Great story line which kept you wondering how the author would make it all work out in the end. Great narration. Loved the American accent as well as the Irish. Enjoyed the whole listening experience
I love a series, and the longer the better, because I fall in love with the characters and don't want to give them up. And because I have Irish roots, I like Miss. Roberts, love all things Irish.
Born in Ice is the second of three books based on the Concannon sisters of Ireland's picturesque west counties. Its heroine is Brianna, the second of the sisters. Their mother is the ice queen. She conceived Maggie, the eldest sister out of wedlock, and married their father to fulfill Irish Catholic church law--then conceived Brianna from duty. After that she kicked her man out of her bed forever, and becomes angry when the girls find sweethearts.
Despite their mother's coldness, the girls are wonderful, warm women, who will steal your heart away, as the song says. There is no love lost between Mama and her daughters.Brianna inherited their home and turned it into a Bed and Breakfast. Seeking a quiet place to write a mystery novel, famous author Greyson Thane arrives in the middle of the night and promptly falls for his hostess.
I cannot deny that Miss Roberts has a formula, but she knows how to weave a cracking good story around it, so it never gets boring.
The reader has a believable (and charming) brogue going, but it is not so broad that you cannot understand him. My one regret is not his fault. I had looked forward to hearing the preformance in a charming female Irish voice. Oh well, you canna have everything.
I just listened again today. I needed somtihng to listen to so I relistened and was not boring even though I knew most of the story already.
Mary Margaret. Im like her. I dont want to talk on the phone or visit with everyone....im busy. LoL
Yeah,,,,,every time I wanted to puch her mom in the face I moved in my chair. hahah you know what I mean
This story line focuses on the sister of Maggie. Fast. quick witted, and suprise after suprise! You will enjoy. this is a romance/historical novel. I would not recomend this to guys because of that.
Most enjoyable listening
All the other Nora Roberts books I have read so far.
At first I found his reading a little too fast, but after a while I got used to it and his accent was perfect for the story.
Would recommend this book, it's done in true Nora Roberts style, good story, fantastic humour and always with a little twist.
If you like Nora, you will love this
A little fast but well read
Had quite a few laughs
The story itself might be very good if I could just get past the reader's staccato style. He treats periods like laws engraved in stone. He treats conversations like shouting matches across canyons or like out-of-breathe people who speak extra loud to make sure they are understood. The inflections are all the same so a romantic moment sounds the same as a description of experiences suffered in an orphanage. Yes, the reader has an Irish accent but it is hardly a lilt. He and the Blarney Stone should have a date ASAP. I kept wanted to tell him to relax, to use his voice like a paintbrush and not like a used-car salesman spotting an elderly mark.
In short, beware this reader.
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