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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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    afrebel1 05-29-14
    afrebel1 05-29-14
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely I would recommend this! At times the narration may seem a little over the top, but with the premise of the story being about witches, I think it created the perfect ambiance. I truly loved this audiobook, i've listened to it several times. I've listened to many, but in my opinion this was the best narration I've heard. I was so disappointed when the second book used a different narrator. I couldn't even tell who was speaking when in that book. Don't ruin a good thing, bring Katherine Kellgren back for the 3rd book!


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    Claire French Olympia, WA 05-28-14
    Claire French Olympia, WA 05-28-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Needs A New Narrator!!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Hard to say as I haven't finished yet. I love audio books, but I am having a real hard time getting past the narration of this book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She must have done some sort of theater work. All the characters sound like they're in their 80s while the heroine sounds like she's an over eager 12 year old.


    Any additional comments?

    I love a good old fashioned Nora book and this may be a great one, but being as I can't get past the ridiculous narration to actually pay attention to the story I can't tell if this story is really all that good or not. I think I'll borrow the book to read after awhile and give it another shot in the future.

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    bill fredericksdorf 05-20-14
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    "horrible. story. premise. so sorry i purchased thi"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    better story. stop the disgusting acting out of the dialogue and the bad accents


    Has Dark Witch turned you off from other books in this genre?

    oh yes


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

    never


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

    reach for the delete


    Any additional comments?

    a mess

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    Angelika 05-14-14
    Angelika 05-14-14
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    "Not as good as Three Sisters"
    What would have made Dark Witch better?

    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.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Witch?

    I did not listen to end of the story, its seems predictable, the villain is unbelievable plus the readers voice is a bit annoying.


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    Penny 05-11-14
    Penny 05-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Nice mix of familiar with new; narrator quirk"

    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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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