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Dance Upon the Air Audiobook
Dance Upon the Air
Written by: 
Nora Roberts
Narrated by: 
Sandra Burr
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Dance Upon the Air Audiobook

Dance Upon the Air: Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husband - and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago.

But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café - and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd.

But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him - for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she's so carefully created could shatter completely.

Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse - one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692.

Now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women - and the nightmares of the past haunting her every step - she must find the power to save her home, her love...and herself.

Listen to the other books in this trilogy, including Book 2, Heaven and Earth; and Book 3, Face the Fire.

©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Once again, Roberts proves that she's a top-notch romance writer. This enchanting and empowering tale is...terrifically entertaining." (Booklist)
"A magnetic hero, a heroine who finds herself, and some memorable secondary characters weave a mesmerizing tale of witchcraft and magic." (Library Journal)

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    tgp157 Alabama, USA 03-14-14
    tgp157 Alabama, USA 03-14-14
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    "Great Re-read."

    Read this book years ago, but really enjoyed listening to it this time. Some would say it's typical Nora Roberts following a basic pattern & they'd be right. But that's what I like about Nora. The paranormal storyline is something I don't believe in but this is fiction. I'm glad I read it again. Sandra Burr does a great job narrating.

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    Tarra Dayton, OH, United States 03-09-14
    Tarra Dayton, OH, United States 03-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing as always"

    I love her books because you get to see so many sides and it is a great way to relax and listen to a great story. I dont care who reads, I just like to sit back and relax and listen! The whole set was wonderful, love this one!

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    Charlotte 01-24-14
    Charlotte 01-24-14
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    "My First Nora Roberts"

    I love Zack Todd. He is a wonderful combination of romance novel male spiced with a sense of humor. Although I do not know if all of Nora's male characters are as well constructed, I plan to spend some time finding out about the ones in this trilogy.

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    Shelucas 09-26-13
    Shelucas 09-26-13 Member Since 2012

    I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.

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    "Keeps you coming back for more."

    I love this series, I have read in paperback and have listened to these audiobooks at least a half dozen times since they were written. They are very sweet and exciting and suspenseful and never fail to make me feel good. I enjoy this narrator and have purposefully bought other books that have been read by her. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I have.

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    DN 08-26-13
    DN 08-26-13
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    "Terrific sorty, wrong narrator"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Sandra Burr?

    I love, love, LOVE Nora Roberts. I have a hard copy of Dance Upon the Air and the others in the Three Sisters Trilogy and I've read them more than once. They are my go-to books when I want some relaxation and familiar entertainment. The literary equivalent of hot chocolate and a snuggly blanket.


    Did Sandra Burr do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Sanda Burr has a lovely voice. She does very well at differentiating the characters and setting the appropriate tone. But while her voice is lovely, it is a bit grandmotherly. And let's face it, in a romance novel things will get physical at some point. Having a physical scene narrated by someone with such a matronly voice is a little disconcerting. I felt it took away from the book somewhat. That's just personal preference; some people might not notice or care about that. I am new to audio books, so I consider this a lesson learned. I will definitely listen to a sample of the audio book before I purchase next time to be sure the narration fits the book.


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    Loretta 08-22-13
    Loretta 08-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Three Sisters Island Trilogy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dance Upon the Air to be better than the print version?

    The entire Three Sisters Island Trilogy was great. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys the simple plots with the happy endings but suspense along the way. I listen to these in the car as I am driving and have enjoyed all of Nora Roberts books in the same way.


    What other book might you compare Dance Upon the Air to and why?

    The trilogies are all good because it gives you the complexity of knowing that there is another character that is not fully completed in the first book that will be the focus of the second or third book.


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

    Sandra Burr is a great narrator. I always look forward to listening to the books she has narrated. She makes the dialog come alive as though you are watching the book at the movies.


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    Janie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 07-25-13
    Janie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 07-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Book is good, Narrator is creapy!"

    I liked the story, although without some of the present-day remarks, I would swear this was set in the 50's. Its a bit old fashioned in the wording, so with that being said, the narrator made it 100 times worse. It was hard to get past the horrible narration. She reminds me of my 1st grade teacher reading during story time, but when it came to the "Intimate" moments in the book, it really creaped me out. The storyline itself is good. It is interesting and it did keep my attention when I could actually get past the narrator. I would love to move onto the others in the series, but I don't know if I can waste my credits on a voice that irritates me more than nails on a chalkboard or a nasty nasty smell.
    I really wish I would have sampled this before I actually paid money for it.

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 06-28-13
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 06-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "2 ½ stars."

    Nothing new or interesting about witch powers or escaping an abusive husband.

    I really liked The Witness and Angels Fall by this author. But this book was disappointing. The characters did not stand out. I felt like the author picked ordinary people to write about, and she just kept writing and writing. We see ordinary lives, working, making friends, having day to day conversations. The author is good at this. The conversations were interesting. But it didn’t make “a good story.” Nothing grabbed me.

    I liked the topic. A woman fakes her death to get away from an abusive husband. Using fake IDs she begins a new life elsewhere. But the author didn’t do anything new or interesting with this. It was like “the setting” for having a woman living with “a secret.”

    I like the idea of Nell discovering that she has some witch powers which she didn’t know about. She practices a couple of spells. But again, the author didn’t do anything new or interesting with it. The magic at the end was vague and disappointing. It should have been better.

    There are three women with witch powers, Nell, Mia, and Ripley. In this book Nell finds love. The two sequels have Mia and Ripley finding love.

    The best part was the guy Nell falls in love with - Zach, a typical romance novel hero. I’d like to have a guy like that.

    There were three sex scenes. They were not hot. They were wordy and flowery, for example: a long slow drink, waves of silk, slid off the world together. That didn’t do anything for me.

    The narrator Sandra Burr was weak. Her voice for Nell (the heroine) sounded like a little girl. Her voice for men sounded weird, like they were constipated. The narrator lowered her voice to do men in a way that detracted. It was not sexy.

    Genre: paranormal contemporary romance

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    Loretta FOSTER, RI, United States 06-18-13
    Loretta FOSTER, RI, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great first book to kick off a series!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dance Upon the Air the most enjoyable?

    The development of the characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dance Upon the Air?

    How the author addressed abuse of women.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the three sisters finally joined again


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 06-15-13
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 06-15-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellant Start to Three Sisters"

    This book surprised in that I really enjoyed the story and the female characters. Nell running from an abusive past. Mia a strong woman with a mystery yet to be uncovered but with a very strong mystical strength. . And Ripley running from a gift that has a hold of her. And Three Sisters Island. This is a great start to the trilogy. Nora draws us in wanting to know more about the sisters not only what is ahead for but also what really did happen to the original 3. Strong on romance soft on the steamy hot sex. And yes I recommend the listen. Sandra Burr does a great job with the narrations.

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