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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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    Hope aragon 01-05-15
    Hope aragon 01-05-15
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    "the dark witches..."

    loved the romance and story line..but the narrator yells a bit..other then that she does well..

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    J. Fuge 01-05-15
    J. Fuge 01-05-15 Member Since 2014

    something better

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    "Engaging Fun Entertaining"

    Such a good read. The narration done with skill,energy, and passion. Absolutely enthralling and compelling.

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    M. Nally kansas 01-02-15
    M. Nally kansas 01-02-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Book!!"

    I loved this book! It is a new favorite. it exceeded my expectations. This narrator is the best I've heard!! She is fantastic!!

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    I. Coomes CROFTON, MD United States 01-02-15
    I. Coomes CROFTON, MD United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2015

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

    The audio version enhances the story. I started the book intheaudio version but finished it in paperback. The storyteller portraying the characters in their native dialect - Irish is wonderful and brings the whole story to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them are wonderful from Branna, Connor, Meara, Boyle, Fin and Iona are my favorites.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Full bodied and true to characters.


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

    There were several moments that were really moving.


    Any additional comments?

    I already have the rest of the trilogy and can't wait to finish them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 01-01-15
    Chris 01-01-15
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    "Started with depth, then died a shallow death"

    The beginning was based in old Ireland. Beautifully written, deep and intriguing. The kind of book you dream of curling up with on a wet, wintry day. Sadly, as soon as it switched to modern times, the story died a shallow death.

    Too much teenage-like romance and obvious events. I guess this is common for Nora Roberts, but the audio preview and write-up promised so much more.

    Shame, because I loved all except the main character. She was made out as a chatterbox. Her squeaky, depthless dialog spoiled what could have otherwise been a very enveloping story.

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    Cyndi W Los Angeles 12-23-14
    Cyndi W Los Angeles 12-23-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Slow start but a good story all in all"

    It started off really slow and a bit rambly. Once Iowna calmed down and the story took hold it was much better. I want to know what happens next so I guess I will put the next one in my wish list and wait for a sale!

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    Patricia V. Evans DE 12-22-14 Member Since 2016

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    "The story was amazing, the performance was not."
    If you could sum up Dark Witch in three words, what would they be?

    Attention-grabbing, captivating, fascinating


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Fin. He is fascinating, and intriguing. There are so many shadows and questions about his and Branna’s past. I can’t wait to read more about him.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She was very overpowering. She seemed to think everything was exciting enough to yell, in fact she spent most of the book yelling. It was very annoying to have every sentence slowly get louder until she was screaming. Then go back to a normal voice just to build up to a scream again.


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

    When Fiona was fighting the wolf in the stables.


    Any additional comments?

    Other than the performance there is nothing I didn’t like about this book. It’s a wonderful story and I can’t wait to read the rest of the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GemInI1963 FLOODWOOD, MN, United States 12-14-14
    GemInI1963 FLOODWOOD, MN, United States 12-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    Thought the book was great and the narrator was great too! Hoping to love the next 2 books as much as this one.

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    DeAnne 12-14-14
    DeAnne 12-14-14
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    "An interesting tale that draws you in."

    A fun beginning for another Nora Roberts paranormal romance series. The performance was a bit shrill and overly intense for my taste.

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    gerald SanDiego, CA, United States 12-13-14
    gerald SanDiego, CA, United States 12-13-14
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    "Same old plot with plenty of sex."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A solid plot, not one sex driven!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    Some of her Irish trilogy's are well written.


    What three words best describe Katherine Kellgren’s voice?

    She enunciates the Irish dialect very well.


    What character would you cut from Dark Witch?

    I liked all of the characters, it is the story line which I found redundant!


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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
    HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom
    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
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    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.

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  • 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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