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Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Joy 05-11-14
    Joy 05-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent story and reading!"
    Where does Dark Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line was interesting throughout the entire time. Never boring. The readers voice made it interesting as well.


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

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    In spite of all the beauty in the Ireland, a dark evil exist in the fog - bringing cloudiness to all in-circles.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Terry Waynesville, NC, United States 05-09-14
    Terry Waynesville, NC, United States 05-09-14 Member Since 2013

    TerryRose

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    "Outstanding Reader!!!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonilyn Micco, FL, United States 05-08-14
    Bonilyn Micco, FL, United States 05-08-14 Member Since 2007

    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

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    "Dark Witch - Another great entertaining trip"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Witch the most enjoyable?

    I found myself living the moments with the reader.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


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

    No


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

    Just the way the entire book brought out the importance of family love and sticking together.


    Any additional comments?

    Cant wait for Book Three to come out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Dripping SPrings, TX, USA 05-06-14
    Rick Dripping SPrings, TX, USA 05-06-14 Member Since 2006
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    "This One is a Winner"
    Where does Dark Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its in the upper ten percent


    What did you like best about this story?

    The excitement of dark vs light


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

    The birthday car


    Any additional comments?

    Typical Nora style of plot and movement. Very enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kara 05-06-14
    Kara 05-06-14
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    "Horrible Narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The Narrator was came across as quiet annoying had me rolling my eye quiet a bit.


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    Melanie Rowley 05-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Could Not Get Past The Narrator"
    What would have made Dark Witch better?

    The narrator was terrible, I tried to get past the screaming and hear the story but it was just too much to take.


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Another narrator


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Katherine Kellgren?

    Someone who is able to convey tension, angst and terror without sounding shrill and angry.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that I could not listen to it. I am a huge fan.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Unhappy Fan 05-02-14
    Unhappy Fan 05-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Oh, but the narrative...."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the connection with Ireland, and witches. Ofcourse I'm always dying for another good supernatural book from NR.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Katherine Kellgren?

    Tavia Gilbert. She can do voices young and old, male and female. If you don't know her, try and fix that.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Dark Witch, a cauldron full of sex, suspense, and magic....


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    loralou 04-29-14
    loralou 04-29-14

    Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior

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    "is there a three year old reading this?"

    the story is good and could really go places but the reader is awful. I feel like a three year old is reading this. to much emotion, too much energy for me.

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    Cheryl 04-23-14
    Cheryl 04-23-14
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    "Another Awesome book"
    Where does Dark Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    10


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them, Katherine Kellergren was able to bring them all alive.


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

    Her irish lilt in her voice and her ability to make you know which character is talking.


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

    It was all great


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    Fishpool FL 04-22-14
    Fishpool FL 04-22-14 Member Since 2014

    I love highlander romance books set in England, Scotland or Ireland. I'm also a big fan of Karen Marie Moning and Nora Roberts.

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    "Loved the book and the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Katherine Kellgren was an actor and distinguished the voices so well that I became entrenched in the story.


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