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Dark Witch Audiobook

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

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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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    disapointed too! 02-26-15 Member Since 2015

    i love listening to stories in my car!

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    "I really liked it!"

    It surprises me how many people give the reader crap about her voices, it was easy to tell who was who I didn't think anyone sounded old and haggard! I can't wait to start book 2!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    frances 02-25-15
    frances 02-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not my cup of tea"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    I am an avid Nora Roberts reader.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot get into this story because of the voice. The reader is articulate, but there is something in her voice that makes listening to this title very difficult. It is like she is yelling the story at you. This is a trilogy I am going to have to read and NOT listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeni 02-25-15
    Jeni 02-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "what a story"

    I adore this story. This is the second time listening to it. Wonderful! Now on to the second one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DMB 02-22-15
    DMB 02-22-15
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    "Characters and narration !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version


    What did you like best about this story?

    Katherine Kellgren did a wonderful job with the character voices and accents. The story really came alive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tresa Flanigan Cedar City Utah 02-09-15
    Tresa Flanigan Cedar City Utah 02-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator ruined it"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better narrator.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    This story didn't capture me like most of Nora Robert's books. The Narrator tried to hard.


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

    She tried to hard, was to loud and just didn't make me connect with he story


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

    disapointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 02-08-15
    Susan 02-08-15
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    "Nicely Paced, Entertaining"

    This was a different sort of story for me, since I'm not usually interested in magical creatures, but the narrator is a favorite from the Rhys Bowen Royal Spyness series, so I thought I'd take a chance. The story and performance both made this audio book a good listen. I will buy the next one in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol 02-04-15
    Carol 02-04-15
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    "Captivating."

    The book was hard to put down. The perfect blend of family, friendship, love and good versus evil. I will listen to this again and again.

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    Warren 02-02-15
    Warren 02-02-15
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    "Love it"

    It's one of those books that you just have to keep listening to it even though you know you don't have time.

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    tmspokane Dayton, OH, United States 01-29-15
    tmspokane Dayton, OH, United States 01-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Totally fabulous and worth your time"

    This was an amazing story! The reader did such a fabulous job of expressing emotion in all that she read. I could picture of myself in this book totally what an amazing story cannot wait for the next one!!!

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    Barbara Cox 01-28-15
    Barbara Cox 01-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A great read"

    I didn't want to turn it off. kept me right there. love it.

    I would refer it.

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  • Suzanne
    Wirral, United Kingdom
    12/2/13
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    "Fantastic modern witchy tale"

    set in the beautiful County Mayo Katherine Kellgren transports you back to a time of witch craft and famine where a young witch lives the life of a mother as well as a powerful witch but evil is never far away ... centuries later that evil still lingers when the last part of the puzzle comes to mayo in the form of a cousin. Horses, Hawks, dogs and friendships take this tale from a bit of a slushy love story to a pleasant tale which I really enjoyed. It wasn't a taxing listen and fairly light hearted.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ms M Hession
    11/5/13
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    "Dreadful Accent!"
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    The performance completely spoiled the story.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    The performance


    How could the performance have been better?

    If the reader had been someone who had some idea of an Irish Accent - surely an important element to a story?


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, because I have previously enjoyed READING Nora Roberts and will do so in the future, I hope


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda
    Bridlington YO15 3JJ. UK
    11/11/13
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    "raucus narrator !!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is a typically good Nora Roberts format,"pure escapism" but is totally spoiled for me, by the narrator .


    What did you like best about this story?

    As a huge fan, my interest is always held by the subjects written about


    Was Dark Witch worth the listening time?

    The narrator shouted aggressively all the way through,completely spoiling any interest I had in the story. Fortunately for me, I also have a hard copy of the book, so I could read, and put my own narrative in my head


    Any additional comments?

    I hope new Nora readers are not put off, her books are good and entertaining

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • EmPemm
    West Yorkshire
    8/22/16
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    "Nice story spoilt by narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I couldn't manage to listen to it due to the terrible "Irish" accents used by the narrator. I tried a few times and eventually gave in, luckily I#ve read the book previously and the other two books in the trilogy use a different narrator so will try them


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

    Awful accent, she would have been better just using her own voice


    Did Dark Witch inspire you to do anything?

    Stop listening and re-read the book myself


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AMG, London
    London UK
    7/19/16
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    "Terrible drivel, terribly read"

    Most of Nora Roberts's fantasy novels seem to be written by formula, and this is no exception. The reader seemed to realise this and was determined to inject some drama into it, with unfortunate results.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Queenbea
    12/10/15
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    "dark Witch"

    Enjoyable story although the ending was a little abrupt - there is obviously a next book in which the drama continues. Overall a good "read".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JAYNE W
    3/20/15
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    "captivating"

    a brilliant storyline very captivating narrated brilliantly definitely a fantastic buy cannot wait to get to the second book in the series I've loved every minute of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EMMA NCGRARTH
    1/7/15
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    "wonderful completely wonderful ! thank you !!!!"

    Whilst working from home this quite short book provides all that is needed to keep me going !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • l m kasim
    1/2/15
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    "Boring drivel"

    I felt quite insulted at the sexual embellishment, that this should be considered 'women's fiction '. I struggled to no avail

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shirley
    10/14/14
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    "A little witchy magic"
    If you could sum up Dark Witch in three words, what would they be?

    light fun enjoyable


    What did you like best about this story?

    all of the twists and turns


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    excellent reader ..atmospheric


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Black Witch ... an unfinished spell


    Any additional comments?

    just really enjoyed it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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