We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
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.
Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (2291 )
5 star
 (1002)
4 star
 (657)
3 star
 (365)
2 star
 (135)
1 star
 (132)
Overall
4.0 (2065 )
5 star
 (962)
4 star
 (575)
3 star
 (297)
2 star
 (118)
1 star
 (113)
Story
3.9 (2066 )
5 star
 (962)
4 star
 (492)
3 star
 (287)
2 star
 (117)
1 star
 (208)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Shauna Winnipeg, MB, Canada 03-27-14
    Shauna Winnipeg, MB, Canada 03-27-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Horrible Narration!"

    It amazes me that Nora Roberts/JD Robb has the most perfect narrator for her "In Death" series yet, consistently has a horrible narrator for her romance novels. The narrator's accent was distorted and it was very difficult to listen to her as she "spoke" in the main heroine's voice --made her sound like a 16 year old!! (toss up between her and the one who did Fifty Shades there..). The Irish voices sounded like it was being read by a old woman--which fit the "backstory" part, I suppose but had no right being part of the more modern sections. I got halfway through and then bought the actual book. The voices in my head sounded better. Are you going to re-do this one too? Like you did for Whiskey River?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandra Pflugerville, TX, United States 03-27-14
    Sandra Pflugerville, TX, United States 03-27-14 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I LOVE Nora Roberts Books"
    What did you love best about Dark Witch?

    I enjoyed the story and the reader.... The reader can take a good book and make it great ..... with Nora and Katherine we have a great book and a great reader


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rebecca HOLLAND, OH, United States 03-17-14
    Rebecca HOLLAND, OH, United States 03-17-14 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Legends, witches, battles & love in one story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book for anyone who enjoys fantasy-type genres. There's something for everyone to enjoy in the story line.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Witch?

    The story bringing all the characters together holds your attention with the conflicts my favorite moments. And with Nora Roberts as the author, the romance between characters is lovely....


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

    This was my first experience with her as the reader. She does a good job in distinguishing the various characters with voice inflections suitable for what's going on.


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

    I'm not a good copy writer.....


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad another book is being released this month. I've already pre-ordered a copy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ann 03-17-14
    Ann 03-17-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    101
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narrator yells too much"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I was really looking forward to this book but if the same person narrates then I will not be listening. She didn't tell the story, she overacted the part. It was nerve wracking to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Valerie clearfield, UT, United States 03-13-14
    Valerie clearfield, UT, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2010

    wife,mother, hard worker... and lover of romance and wit

    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another Nora Roberts Trilogy (but ok for all that)"

    this is a typical Nora Roberts trilogy... with yes the same characters wearing different names, different faces, and in different circumstances.

    this is not a big problem for me as I always liked those characters but i know it can be a huge issue for those who are always wanting something different.

    the main girl from this book Iona, is very much like Nell, (from ms Roberts three sisters island trilogy.) bright sunny, pathetically eager to please, just coming into her own powers...

    Iona comes to ireland to find the dark witch. (her heritage).... joins with her cousins to fight ancient evil, meets the man of her dreams, decides she no-ones floor mat, and goes out and kicks some butt.

    I could draw lots more character and plot parallels to other books Witten by Ms Roberts (keys trilogy, three sisters island, the pagan stone, Galhager- Irish jewels trilogy, etc.) but i wont

    like i say if this is a problem don't try this series, instead try her vampire trilogy... that was unique for Nora Roberts (if a bit gory... but well they were vampires after all)... the first one was called Moragan's Cross

    oh, i guess i should also mention that the beginning of the book was kind of slow and long... but good background for the present day story plot, and I didn't particularly care for the narrator (cant quite put my finger on why... but there it is)

    I must say I had fun making the parallels to her other stories and finding the subtle turns in the plot... then i would say, "well thats a little different anyway", and i am making some predictions for the next 2 books... (I bet Im right... mostly anyways)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tsunamimaw 03-09-14
    Tsunamimaw 03-09-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    75
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "can't wait for the next book!"
    Would you listen to Dark Witch again? Why?

    i've listened twice already. It is fun and mysterious at the same time


    What did you like best about this story?

    the characters were genuine and well developed.


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

    no i have not but i look forward to another performance by Katherine Kellgren.


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

    the book provided an emotional journey through the realm of the real and surreal. i laughed and cried at various places. most of the tears were at the beauty of what i was hearing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    tgp157 Alabama, USA 03-05-14
    tgp157 Alabama, USA 03-05-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    37
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    33
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Couldn't get passed the prologue."

    I usually love Nora Roberts, but I just couldn't get passed the first few pages. When the evil force started molesting the little girl in her dreams--that's when I quit listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sheryl BOONVILLE, IN, United States 02-27-14
    Sheryl BOONVILLE, IN, United States 02-27-14 Listener Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Almost, but Doesn't Quite Make It"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I don't read a lot of Nora Roberts, but I can tell fantasy isn't her forte. Her creativity is impressive, and she's obviously a talented writer, but this story was missing some elements that would have taken it from good to great. For me, the most distracting part of the book was the reader. I didn't care for her performance at all.


    What other book might you compare Dark Witch to and why?

    I'm not sure that I've read a book quite the same as Dark Witch, in that it is a romance author attempting to do fantasy with some romance. While it follows the same formula as many fantasy books, you can tell this isn't the author's natural genre. For people who don't read a lot of fantasy, this book may have gone over better. For someone who does read a lot of fantasy, it did come off as a bit amatuerish, despite the fact that Nora Roberts is a world renouned author.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Kellgren’s performances?

    No, I wasn't a fan of her performance of the book. I appreciate the voices and effort on the accents, however, she over exaggerated the dialogue and was frankly, too loud. Her excited voice sounded a bit hysterical. It was very distracting. She would probably be much better if she took it down a notch or two.


    Do you think Dark Witch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I think there is a follow up book, but I think if Nora Roberts works on fantasy writing a bit more, it could be quite good. I got the sense that she tried to write this one as she does her other romance books, but you can't just leap into fantasy romance as you would another genre. I think the characters can be developed more, and the story line could be a bit more complex, but overall the story was enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the story line enough to try the second book, and am hoping that they'll get a bit better with time. I don't primarily read romance novels, but I do love fantasy novels with a dash of romance, so I have high hopes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karyn Cook Welch, MN USA 02-26-14
    Karyn Cook Welch, MN USA 02-26-14 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I had high hopes"
    What did you like best about Dark Witch? What did you like least?

    I really enjoyed the first chapter; setting up the book's storyline, but the following chapters fell woefully short in carrying that feeling through the remainder of the book. I kept having the feeling that I was listening to Stephanie Meyer's version of Anne Rice's "The Witching Hour" (the first book in the Mayfair Witches Trilogy). The rest of the book was all too happy and too neat, with everything working out too easily for the protagonist.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    This is my first Nora Roberts book, and while I think everyone deserves a second chance; I guess I'll have to wait and see. I know for sure, that I won't be listening to (or reading) the other two books in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought that Katherine Kellgren did an excellent job as the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Persis Florida, US. 02-24-14
    Persis Florida, US. 02-24-14 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    80
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    105
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Brilliant!"

    Nothing's better than a combination of Nora Roberts and Katherine Kellgren.
    The story is moving and beautiful and KK makes it even more wonderful with her voice.
    NR makes you care for her characters and love them. I'm waiting for the rest in the series to come out. I've seen them in the kindle edition for pre-order but not yet in the audible version.
    Can't wait for the audible version to come out. Hope it's being read by KK again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 121-130 of 243 results PREVIOUS112131425NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.