From number-one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love.…
With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland.
County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.
Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.
When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.
Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself - and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope - and love – alive.…
Don’t miss the next two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy!
©2013 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
better story. stop the disgusting acting out of the dialogue and the bad accents
reach for the delete
A different reader would be in order for a start, the one used reads with to much pathos. Secondly, a better defined or more believable villain / antagonist would also improve the story. A heroine who is in fear of a bear in Ireland is just silly. And to create a wolf with red eyes roaming Ireland is laughable at best.
I did not listen to end of the story, its seems predictable, the villain is unbelievable plus the readers voice is a bit annoying.
Nice combination of fresh ideas with historical fiction, lush location, supernatural fantasy and romance. Although the characters were a bit predictable, as are their pairings, Roberts does a nice job giving a modern sensibility to the story, too. Kellgren, who generally does a good job, tends to yell when she does emotionally charged scenes (in all of her narrations). She yells a lot in this book, which gets a bit distracting.
The story line was interesting throughout the entire time. Never boring. The readers voice made it interesting as well.
A wonderful accent that makes you feel a part of the characters. Makes you feel you are watching the movie. By far the best voice/reader on an audible book I have ever heard. Great.
In spite of all the beauty in the Ireland, a dark evil exist in the fog - bringing cloudiness to all in-circles.
Nora Roberts has done it again. Great job with her story. Interesting throughout. Kellgren reads the story with such enthusiasm and her accent really makes you feel a part of the story. Wonderful book. Could not stop listening. Looking forward to the next two in the series.
The narrator, Katherine Kellgren, was fantastic! Her Irish brogue plus her portrayal of all characters was outstanding. Some books must be listened to, not read, and this is one of them. I don't usually like "otherworldly" stories, but this one was a cut above. I cannot wait to reach Book 3 and the final destruction of Coven.
I don't usually like "otherworldly" stories, but this one was a cut above. I cannot wait to reach Book 3 and the final destruction of Coven.
I love audio books. I am an avid reader/listener in my car and sometimes I just sit in a park or pool and let the escape begin with Audible
I found myself living the moments with the reader.
Ionna - an American that transplanted herself to her family's heritage in Ireland. Mostly it was the way she fell in love with the country and became one with it.
Just the way the entire book brought out the importance of family love and sticking together.
Cant wait for Book Three to come out.
Its in the upper ten percent
The excitement of dark vs light
The birthday car
Typical Nora style of plot and movement. Very enjoyable
It help to pass the time, not one of Mrs. Roberts best book but it was still an ok listen if not for the horrible narration.
The Narrator was came across as quiet annoying had me rolling my eye quiet a bit.
The narrator was terrible, I tried to get past the screaming and hear the story but it was just too much to take.
Someone who is able to convey tension, angst and terror without sounding shrill and angry.
Disappointment that I could not listen to it. I am a huge fan.
I'm not finished yet,only about a quarter of the way through actually. But it's enough that I can say that I am stopping the audio and buying the book. There is not one Nora book I haven't read and enjoyed. Predictable or not, I'm a fan. But with this narrator I cannot even focus on the story.
I like the connection with Ireland, and witches. Ofcourse I'm always dying for another good supernatural book from NR.
Tavia Gilbert. She can do voices young and old, male and female. If you don't know her, try and fix that.
The Dark Witch, a cauldron full of sex, suspense, and magic....
I don't mean to hop on the bandwagon and throw hate at the narrator. There were times that I had no problem with her voice. But her timing was off a lot. She randomly would just start shouting sentences that weren't even meant to be shouted. It was annoying, and hard to focus. Also she does sound older. These women and men sound in their 50's. It's not young and fresh as I feel like it should be. I didn't mind her accents. Overall I just think everything was overdone. I'm actually very very surprised this was released for the audio. Not only that, I'm surprised it was kept! When someone reads a book it's very personal to them. Audible is great in the sense that it brings a common life to the words on paper. Ofcourse they'll never make everyone happy, but this narration was off...by a long shot. If I were an author I would have it re-done purely for the fact that it distracts from the story.
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