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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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    Brenda Vidor, TX, United States 11-22-13
    Brenda Vidor, TX, United States 11-22-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Liked the book just not the narrator."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would if they enjoyed this type of story.


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

    About middle of the road. It isn't one of her best but, not the worst, either.


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

    From other readers, it sounds like I had the same problem they did. Her voice in some of the parts was far too shrill for my taste. Turning down the volume was sometimes the only thing I could do.


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

    Of course, it does. We all know how his one ended, but there are the other 3 witches who are lacking in the romance department.


    Any additional comments?

    While this is by far not Ms. Roberts best work, it is decent. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors, in the fiction area. Reading her books you know that there was quite a lot of research done in the locations, the lore of the land, whether in Ireland or wherever her plots are made.

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    Amazon Customer Maynard, MA, United States 11-22-13
    Amazon Customer Maynard, MA, United States 11-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Better than reviewed"
    If you could sum up Dark Witch in three words, what would they be?

    I liked it, it kept me thinking about how it could end. Good suspense. Great characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved them all!


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

    First time.


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

    How excepting her new family was.


    Any additional comments?

    I can not wait for the next addition to this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven J. Mcdaniel Nashville, CA USA 11-22-13
    Steven J. Mcdaniel Nashville, CA USA 11-22-13 Member Since 2013

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    "A GOOD START"
    Would you listen to Dark Witch again? Why?

    I would and will later on


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

    Three Sisters Island


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

    I found that I like to read along with the narrator. Katherine has a voice that I like to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I kept this title for a couple of weeks and read around it because I saw some bad reviews.
    I should know better. The first two chapters were difficult for me. When I hit chapter three and we were back in the present time it all came together for me.

    I enjoyed Three Sisters Island and this is quite alot like that series. Nora writes a very good story and now I have to wait for the next two.



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    Joe DOVER, OHIO, United States 11-21-13
    Joe DOVER, OHIO, United States 11-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Witch"
    If you could sum up Dark Witch in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting .fun. gripping


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The young dark witch because she overcame a lot. But made freinds and found people who believed in her and loved her. And how as a team they found their place and where they belonged and with who they trusted and learned to love.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Very good reader with enough changes in the voices to keep me interested and following along. And at times I felt like I was thief with them


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

    Yes. I hope there are more books in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Eastford, CT, United States 11-20-13
    Amazon Customer Eastford, CT, United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Horrible narrator"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    Love the book love Nora Roberts, but it took me three weeks to get through this book because the narrator irritated me. She made most of the characters sound old.


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

    There were multiple moments it Nora Roberts after all.


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

    Well, depending on the author and how much I like them it would be hard to make a decision If I would or not.


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

    Absolutely, the story didn't end really.


    Any additional comments?

    Just so you know I don't ever leave a review, but I really hated the narrator and thought people should know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danny Arcanum, OH, United States 11-19-13
    Danny Arcanum, OH, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not a bad book"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    Yes on the narrator. Maybe on Nora Roberts; not 100% sure. I do like to finish a series once I've started.The story wasn't all that great.


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

    Great character differences


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Metaphorical 1 Dekalb, Illinois, US 11-19-13
    Metaphorical 1 Dekalb, Illinois, US 11-19-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Guilty pleasure fulfilled"
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    I've been told that Nora Roberts is a romance novelist, so being a man of serious pursuits I must be careful acknowledging I'm a fan (LOL). Nora Roberts writing about a witch returning to Ireland was an irresistible temptation. Bottom line is she is a very good writer and the narration is outstanding. I strongly recommend this book!!

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    Sherry Milton, ON, Canada 11-19-13
    Sherry Milton, ON, Canada 11-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Narration was over done, could be toned down by half


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

    I loved the story and the characters


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

    I have no idea


    Did Dark Witch inspire you to do anything?

    wait for the next stories in the series


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Raymond, AB, Canada 11-17-13
    Dawn Raymond, AB, Canada 11-17-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Good story ruined by the narrator"
    What would have made Dark Witch better?

    I love Nora Roberts but after a half an hour of the narrator I just couldn't finish the audio book I went out and bought the print version.


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

    Anyone who doesn't yell every sentence.


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

    Very disappointed by the narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sondra Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-17-13
    Sondra Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2009
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    A waste of time. The story is not new, she just took it to Ireland instead of somewhere on East Coast US.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    This story is okay if predictable. What it doesn't have is a nice twist or the level of humor you usually find in one of Roberts' books. I usually listen to/read all of her stuff but I'm not sure that I will spend time or money on the remaining 2 books in this trilogy, mostly because I already know exactly how they are going to go and what the outcome will be...


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a different narrator - quick! The narrator is so over the top with both her Irish accent and her reading that she makes the characters seem idiotic in their behavior. I especially disliked her interpretation of Iona - she made her seem like an idiot, or 12 (which would make the intimate portions very creepy, besides being loud and overdone). One of the worst readings I've gotten so far and I have listened to over 500 titles.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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