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Born in Shame: Born in Trilogy, Book 3 | [Nora Roberts]

Born in Shame: Born in Trilogy, Book 3

Shannon Bodine is a talented graphic artist whose life revolves around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. Her world is turned upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon. Respecting her late mother's wish, Shannon travels, however reluctantly, to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melt away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed.
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Publisher's Summary

Shannon Bodine is a talented graphic artist whose life revolves around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. Her world is turned upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon.

Respecting her late mother's wish, Shannon travels, however reluctantly, to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melt away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed. And amid the lush Irish landscape, steeped in mysticism and legend, she discovers the possibility of a love that is meant to be.

©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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    Catherine 01-14-15
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    "As good as the rest of the series"

    This trilogy is vintage Nora Roberts. The characters are all interesting and I was interested to see how things would play out.

    Because it is the third in the series, I was already invested in the core characters. I already liked them and could anticipate how they would behave in certain circumstances. And I like the comfortability that comes from reading a trilogy.

    Fiacre Douglas' performance did not add to my enjoyment of the story. He is not the best I have ever heard..and considering Nora Roberts' status in the romance genre, I am surprised that the producers don't find the very best narrators for her works.

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    A.J. Salt 12-14-14
    A.J. Salt 12-14-14 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Loved this series & loved the narration"
    If you could sum up Born in Shame in three words, what would they be?

    Really really good ;)


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

    Other really really good Nora Roberts books ;) lol


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

    The accent and experience.


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

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. At first I wasn't going to buy the series because of all the comments regarding the narration, but the sample was fine by me - so I went ahead, and am very happy I did. I loved the narration with an irish accent - and every part of the way he told the story. I love the way Nora Roberts writes, she always leaves you with knowledge to walk away with - I love that.

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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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    "Need more books like this"
    What made the experience of listening to Born in Shame the most enjoyable?

    I love the whole family story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved te main character (forgot her name) I liked how she didn't like the other sisters until she met them


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

    I would like more stories like this. Based in Ireland


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    Kerry 12-18-12
    Kerry 12-18-12
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    "Good book in a trilogy"

    This was my least favorite story in the trilogy. Having said that i still really enjoyed the book. You could almost visualize the scenery and feel a part of it. My only disappointment was that there was no twists or areas that left you wondering like in the first two books of the series. Story line was ok, narration was pretty good, the whole series was great. I don't think I would listen to this book as a stand alone book but it was a nice finish to the series

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    slvrbttrfli 12-06-12
    slvrbttrfli 12-06-12 Member Since 2012

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    "i loved this whole series."

    i loved this whole series, but this was probably my least favorite book. i feel like there could have been more explanation/exploration of the "dream sequence" but overall, very entertaining.

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    suerhae Damascus, Oregon 97089-8354 11-05-12
    suerhae Damascus, Oregon 97089-8354 11-05-12 Member Since 2006

    I like to go shopping....but as I age the distance I can travel is growing shorter.

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    "Rich History mixed with human issues!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Born in Shame to be better than the print version?

    I have only listened to this book so I can not compare the written with the audio.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each character was interesting in there own way and gave debth and interest to the story and cultural/family issues.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy all of this authors books on tape. The narrator/s have great acents and even better inflection.

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    shirley K. Bigham 10-17-12 Member Since 2007
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    "excellent third book of a trilogy"

    with rich Irish culture story line. This book was a bit predictible but enjoyable all the same. I enjoyed the futher developement of the characters; each book of the trilogy builds on the next.

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    renee United States 08-27-12
    renee United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved"

    I loved the story and wish it was longer! Would recommend to all readers! Enjoy!

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    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 06-11-12
    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2012

    Breesmom

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    "New Sisters, New Life for Shannon"
    Would you listen to Born in Shame again? Why?

    Yes. I enjoyed reading the book. Light reading. Fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good romance. Familiar, likeable characters. Good narration.


    Which character – as performed by Fiacre Douglas – was your favorite?

    Maggie, Brianna, Rogan.


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

    When Maggie and Shannon bonded...When Shannon finally gave in to the love of her life.


    Any additional comments?

    Good series....I wish there had been more sisters!

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    Elizabeth Hayward, CA, United States 04-02-12
    Elizabeth Hayward, CA, United States 04-02-12
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    "Ah, Ireland"

    Of the three in this trilogy, I was surprised to find I liked the other two better. The best one for me was "Born In Ice." They all strike chords in one, but for some reason this one didn't with me. This could be for a lot of reasons having to do with me, not the books. I read this one last.
    The narrator was wonderful, and I really enjoyed listening to the performance. I have read other Nora Roberts books in print form, and I am considering getting them through Audible so I can "hear" that Irish voice for real.

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