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Born in Ice: Born in Trilogy, Book 2 | [Nora Roberts]

Born in Ice: Born in Trilogy, Book 2

In winter, Brianna Concannon's bed-and-breakfast is a cold and empty place. And that's fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window. This year, though, she's expecting an unusual guest: mystery writer Grayson Thane, from America. And sometimes a fire can be born in ice.
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Publisher's Summary

When the harsh storms of winter descend upon western Ireland, the locals stay indoors - and visitors stay away. Brianna Concannon's bed-and-breakfast becomes a cold and empty place. And that's fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Tara Louisville, KY, United States 01-24-14
    Tara Louisville, KY, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Book but bad narrator"
    What did you love best about Born in Ice?

    I loved the story. It was rich in tradition. I love that Nora Roberts shows a different type of character in Brianna.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator used for this series leaves alot to be desired. He speaks way too fast. This book was better than book 1 of the series but still bad.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me cry in a good way.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts series. I wish there were more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dea United States 06-13-13
    Dea United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Read"

    I found this a very good series, can't wait to get to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda R. Houston, TX 05-29-13
    Linda R. Houston, TX 05-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator was wonderful"
    Would you listen to Born in Ice again? Why?

    The story was good, and the narrator's brogue was melodic


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything- the characters, their values, the unwrapping of the story


    What does Fiacre Douglas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    the last chapter was so beautiful, I listened to it twice.


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    Lenora La Crescenta, CA, United States 02-18-13
    Lenora La Crescenta, CA, United States 02-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Very good"
    Where does Born in Ice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks high on my list keep me wanting to hear more


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born in Ice?

    When she was so scared she told them to tell the people she died


    Have you listened to any of Fiacre Douglas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I love the stories of Ireland

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry Australia 12-18-12
    Kerry Australia 12-18-12
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    "Fantastic book"

    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

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    Ray T. Tench Versailles, KY USA 12-11-12
    Ray T. Tench Versailles, KY USA 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Brianna Is Not an Ice Queen"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sabrina Easton, PA, United States 11-05-12
    Sabrina Easton, PA, United States 11-05-12
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    "Great story"
    Would you listen to Born in Ice again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mary Margaret. Im like her. I dont want to talk on the phone or visit with everyone....im busy. LoL


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yeah,,,,,every time I wanted to puch her mom in the face I moved in my chair. hahah you know what I mean


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Oakland, TN, United States 10-24-12
    Shirley Oakland, TN, United States 10-24-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Held my intrest all the way through."

    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.

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    J. Fisher 10-08-12
    J. Fisher 10-08-12
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    "Excellent series"
    If you could sum up Born in Ice in three words, what would they be?

    Most enjoyable listening


    What other book might you compare Born in Ice to and why?

    All the other Nora Roberts books I have read so far.


    What about Fiacre Douglas’s performance did you like?

    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.


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    Sandra Lesmurdie, Australia 09-25-12
    Sandra Lesmurdie, Australia 09-25-12
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    "Terrific Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Would recommend this book, it's done in true Nora Roberts style, good story, fantastic humour and always with a little twist.


    What other book might you compare Born in Ice to and why?

    If you like Nora, you will love this


    What about Fiacre Douglas’s performance did you like?

    A little fast but well read


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Had quite a few laughs


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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