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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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    Sandra 11-01-14
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    "My rainy-day-vacation go to stories"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Have been in the good habit of downloading a Nora Roberts trilogy to my iPod before woodsy vacations, in the event of indoor weather, (with no TV or internet!) and I am not disappointed that I took this one along. Several cool rainy days with knitting needles clicking wiled away listening to this trilogy about strong women with special powers and the men they attract, set in what could be any remote coastal town.


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

    I most remember the scene where Nell's estranged husband came to repossess her... you will have to listen to find out.


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    She is able to speak in so many styles - from formal to quite colloquial. She makes it easy to know which character is speaking at the moment.


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

    Nora's stories always stir me, on several levels.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to another period of unobligated and unconstructed time where I can turn on the narration, fairly uninterrupted, and live another of Nora's trilogies.

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    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 10-06-14
    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 10-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Zzzzz"

    I am not a lover of romance novels but I am loving the Cousins O'dwyer series so I decided to try the three sister trilogy. Big mistake! I have no intentions of listening to parts two and three because part one was awful. The story was dull and cliche but worse than that was the reader. Listening to Sandra Burr read is like listening to a preschool teacher reading to a group of two year olds. I gave up on this series mainly because of her voice. I'm turning these back in for my credits. Too bad I can't get back the time I wasted listening to this awful book. I would probably still recommend Nora Roberts later novels for those who like romance but if Sandra Burr is the reader you might want to either skip that one or get the paperback.

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    dee 06-29-14
    dee 06-29-14
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    "great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes i would recommend this book. i love the mix of magic, friends & love. great story with a happy ending yet open for another story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    nell who found her strength


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

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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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    tmspokane Dayton, OH, United States 03-09-14
    tmspokane 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
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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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