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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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    DONNA MANASSAS, VA, United States 11-13-13
    DONNA MANASSAS, VA, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator drove me crazy!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A new narrator. Her interpretation detracted from the entire storyline. Mara and Brennan sound like old ladies.


    What didn’t you like about Katherine Kellgren’s performance?

    Her voice grated. There was little difference between the mens and women's voices, she frequently screamed out the lines and there was very little nuance in her voice. I almost did not finish this book and asked for a refund as it was very unpleasant to listen to. I sure hope there is a new reader for the next two books in the trilogy.


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    MMP Beaumont, Texas 11-13-13
    MMP Beaumont, Texas 11-13-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Similar to other Nora Roberts stories...."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wish the story was less formulaic. A family fighting evil in Ireland., I think I've read something similar before from this author. Also, Iona, the main character, was ridiculous. She was childish and immature, her main character traits were saying I'm sorry too much and talking too much.


    Would you recommend Dark Witch to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Not a unique enough story.


    What didn’t you like about Katherine Kellgren’s performance?

    Terrible. The Irish accents for all the young women sounded like old ladies. And whenever the scene was tense or exciting she spoke really quickly and loud, but this didn't really add to the performance


    Was Dark Witch worth the listening time?

    It was entertaining, so although I wouldn't recommend it, I didn't mind listening while I cleaned house


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    Jennifer Battle Ground, WA, United States 11-13-13
    Jennifer Battle Ground, WA, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "UGG - too hard to get into"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I love Nora Roberts, but I did not like the book - couldn't get past the first 45 minutes.


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    DJDecca San Francisco Bay Area 11-13-13
    DJDecca San Francisco Bay Area 11-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the plot and will definitely check out the rest of the series when they come out. It's rather similar to previous Roberts trilogies, so I was a bit disappointed. But it kept me engaged.


    What didn’t you like about Katherine Kellgren’s performance?

    Sorry, I hated it. I agree with others that she made the characters sound too old. But the biggest problem was her overly dramatic renditions of several scenes. She was way too loud to the point where I had to turn the volume down many times. This distracted from the story and really took me out of the narrative.


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    Sharon11675 Ohio 11-13-13
    Sharon11675 Ohio 11-13-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Not bad, not awful"
    What did you love best about Dark Witch?

    Ultimately, this felt like a throwaway Roberts book. It fits her formula of three couples, some magic threat, everyone has to fall in love to make the bad guy go away. There really wasn't much that deviated from that route. Of course, it's still a Nora Roberts book so there's no harm in spending the credit. That's why I gave it four stars, although if it were another author I probably wouldn't have rated it that high. It just isn't shaping up to be a series that I'll remember, unlike the Bride triology or the one where they renovated the hotel.


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

    Katherine Kellgren was a fine narrator but her voice sounded much too old for the book. This is a story about young people and her voice doesn't sound that way, especially when she does the Irish accents.


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    Valerie Minden, NV, United States 11-12-13
    Valerie Minden, NV, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Dissapointed"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    I'm a big Nora Roberts fan, so I was very excited about this new series. I was disappointed in the voice used to narrate the book. The irish woman were described as being very beautiful but the voice made them sound extremely old. It was, in my opinion, very over acted. It was the first time I won't be buying the rest of the books in the series. It also reminded me too much of the Three Sisters Island story line. LOVED that series...


    If you’ve listened to books by Nora Roberts before, how does this one compare?

    I've listened to other audio books by Nora Roberts and this one was my least favorite.


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

    NO


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

    Suspenseful with lots of sexual content.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LuAnn CHICAGO, IL, United States 11-12-13
    LuAnn CHICAGO, IL, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Nora Roberts at her best!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Witch the most enjoyable?

    The story drew me in. The character development was perfect, the story line developed at a good pace. Just enough romance, just enough magic. I couldn't put this book down.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Iona of course! She had a sad past and was searching for a family connection. I'm so glad Ms. Roberts didn't make the connection with her new family and friends instantaneous...it grew at a good pace.


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

    A wonderful warm Gaelic accent, wonderful timing!


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

    Many moments...but particularly when Iona starts to learn her magical talents


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, can't wait for book 2!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    elaine United States 11-12-13
    elaine United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2011

    I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I'm from Denver Colorado and I have three sons.

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    "Typical Nora Roberts -enjoyed!"

    The story was enjoyable and I will keep up with the series. It was typical Nora Roberts- not a bad thing however. The narrator drove me nuts with all her yelling but when she wasn't yelling, I thought she was very good!

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    R. Montgomery, AL, United States 11-11-13
    R. Montgomery, AL, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Can't wait for the next book."

    I always enjoy Nora Robert's books especially the trilogies. I love the romance and the magic.

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    roach sonora, ca, United States 11-11-13
    roach sonora, ca, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Nora Roberts does it again!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Witch the most enjoyable?

    The narration was awesome


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

    She brought all of the characters to life


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes,Can't wait for the next book


    Any additional comments?

    If you love Nora Roberts,It's a must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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