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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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    Gloria 10-02-14
    Gloria 10-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "EXCELLENT BOOK"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK ABOUT FANTASY AND WITCHES


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THIS BOOK HAS TO BE CONNER FOR THE CARE HE TAKES OF HIS SISTER AND THE NEW FOUND COUSIN FROM THE STATES


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    I REALLY LIKE THE WAY SHE PORTAITED TEGANS GREAT GRANDAUGHTER


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

    NOT ONLY DID I LISTEN TO IT ALL IN ONE SITTING IT KEPT ME AWAKE WHILE I WAS DRIVING


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    Danae Bremerton, WA 08-20-14
    Danae Bremerton, WA 08-20-14 Listener Since 2007
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    "Hysterical Delivery..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book was great, but I would rather read it than listen to it again... The lady reading the book is seriously intense and basically screams through the entire book. I can't even count how many times it almost threw me into a mild panic. It was very over the top on the delivery of the book.


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

    It reminded me a little of the Three Sisters Island series, but I loved it.


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

    Anyone else! She was great with the characters, but the screaming... eeesh.


    Was Dark Witch worth the listening time?

    Yes.... with the exception of my blood pressure.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Love Nora Roberts. Crazy lady narrator.

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    Kindle Customer CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 07-29-14
    Kindle Customer CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 07-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Not for me"

    didn't like it, thought it was boring. just not the kind of story for me I guess.

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    Kathy COPPERAS COVE, TX, United States 07-27-14
    Kathy COPPERAS COVE, TX, United States 07-27-14 Member Since 2012
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    "HORRIBLE NARRATOR!!!"
    What would have made Dark Witch better?

    The story is not bad (not good either) but I could deal with it if the narrator had been better. A good narration can make or break a story.


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Focus more on the magic elements and the conflict. Who cares about the romance!!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was terrible!!!!


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

    Romance scenes


    Any additional comments?

    Will be returning this book. I could not even finish it. It was terrible!!!

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    Yarnspinner13 07-27-14 Member Since 2002

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    "Can't get past the narrator"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    Yes to Nora Roberts, no to Katherine Kellgren. It just happened that this is the second audio in a row I have listened to that she has narrated and her voice is so sharp and sounds so angry it takes me out of the story itself. The main character in this book sounded as if she was about to have a nervous breakdown most of the time. However, the other characters voices were wonderful so I am not sure what to say why the narration is so off putting, yet the dialog for all but the main character were fine.


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

    Poorly. See above.


    Did Dark Witch inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. Check to see who the narrator was for the second book, which I had already purchased.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed in the story somewhat. Once the awesome opening of the story was complete, setting up the story itself, It seemed to drag but that could be because I felt the narrator was reprimanding me for some reason and who wants that.

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    Liesa A. 07-07-14
    Liesa A. 07-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story!"
    Would you listen to Dark Witch again? Why?

    I will listen to this book again, right before #3 is released, I can't wait


    What did you like best about this story?

    Finding long lost family & one's place in the world, a timeless story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes in the kitchen. Family, friends, food & fun, can't go wrong with that combo.


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

    Use your power wisely


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    Roberta 07-03-14
    Roberta 07-03-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Just not into it"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    Yes. Definitely.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    She never disappoints


    How could the performance have been better?

    My mistake. I lost interest in witches etc. This is probably great for someone else.
    I'm thinking of God more lately.


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

    Turn off


    Any additional comments?

    Wrong choice for me. I appreciate the power and peace of God more and more as this world gets darker and more perverted. I used to like Halloween, now we are in a nightmare.
    I bet this is a great story, I just don't have the patience to listen to it with the Irish accent.
    I'm Irish myself. And I don't even like my accent.

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    Book lover 06-20-14
    Book lover 06-20-14
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    "Not a Nora Roberts fan"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No.

    I mentally switched off at 1.30 minutes in and was bored by it at 2 hour mark and turned it OFF for good.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    Started off well then I got the feeling of 'more or the same,' and slow story.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    The child.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A faster moving plot.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a Nora Roberts fan, I know many love her work this started good then just lost me. Just not my taste. Two hours of storytelling that could have been more exciting if told in thirty minutes or at the very least been edited to remove 25% in order to speed the plot and have more happening with less embroidery of words—words which were great to begin with initially but became tedious at the two hour mark once you had had enough of them.

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    Amazon Customer Gardnerville, NV, United States 06-10-14
    Amazon Customer Gardnerville, NV, United States 06-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Story, Terrible Narration."
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Witch the most enjoyable?

    The relationship that develops between the cousins.


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

    No, no and no. This was painful to listen to. Yelled through out story and way to dramatic..


    Any additional comments?

    The romance was a little weak, but still a good story.

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    Cheryl R. Wade 06-10-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Umm. Ok. Uhh. Alright."
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    The story line was ok. Narration. Uhh.. Welll. Loud to the point of screeching. Over dramatic and old hag like. When I started the book, I thought the first female character was supposed to be an old witch. Once the narration continued and I realized that she was a young woman, I was shocked. The voice was nothing like that of a young woman or even a middle aged women. The voice was that of an old clichéd witch over a bubbling cauldron.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I'm sorry, I couldn't get past the narrator. She distracts from the story.


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

    If they are read like this one, I would not listen to another one of her recordings.


    What character would you cut from Dark Witch?

    That villain is crap.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure that this particular narrator is probably really good at her job, but this was a poor match for her. Did she read the book before she recorded it? Maybe she didn't know that the witches in the book were supposed to be desirable and that's why she made them sound like old ladies with breathing disorders.

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