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.
I'm struggling to listen to this, I have to keep replaying to understand whats happening.
The narrator gets too loud and screeches for excitement/dramatic effect. Lost me a few times when the story moves into dream 'mode'.
Forcing myself to finish listening, which is not my 'norm' for a Nora Roberts
I can't tell if I like the story or not. I'm almost finished with the book and can't wait for it to end due to the narration. This woman should not be narrating audiobooks. She is so over the top it completely ruins the story. She wears me out!
Chosen a different narrator.
Under no circumstances.
I can't wait for this book to be over. I'm tempted to buy the book on kindle just to stop listening to this narrator and finish the story. 2 more hours to go.
know what is a good book
A different narrater would have really made this book. I was so disappointed in the narration that I even returned this book. Ms Roberts, please find someone else to narrate, because this looked like such a good trilogy.
not this trilogy and not this narrater. Sorry ms.Kellgren
For some reason she was shouting all the witches dialog, even when it didnt call for it. Unless the irish folks slways shout at each other. Way tooooo much drama.
I was really excited about a new Norah Roberts trilogy, but will by pass the others if she has this same person narrating.
Nora Roberts, yes. Narrator Katherine Kellgren, absolutely not! She's a human blow horn!
The horses. Love horses.
Use a different narrator. She'd be great on the stage and wouldn't need a microphone. She also gets way too excited when the scene really doesn't warrant it. I made it through the whole thing because I liked the story. Very relieved to see a different narrator is used for the next book in the series.
Yes, to go on vacation to a castle.
To read not to listen. I grinned and bared the narrator. This is the first Nora Roberts book I've listened to or read. The story was sadly a bit predictable.
Absolutely, but I've read the reviews on the next 2 books and the narrators look to be equally as awful.
My least favorite in this series but story line is fair. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I would have read it. Narrator is SO LOUD and ALL the women except for Iona sound like old grannies. The men except for Conner sound weird too.
Different narrator would have made all the difference here
I love Nora Roberts but I coan not stand this narrator. I will read the book.
I listen to books at work, but this one, due to the narration, kept me on edge, but not in a good way. I've read the book, so I know the story, but only to chapter 2 and I dont know if I can keep up with this narrator. She makes Sorrca sound like an old woman; I know she is sick, but...I havent looked to see if she narrates the others, but if she does, I might have to pass on the rest.
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Both the story and the narration. I almost didn't buy it, and am glad I didn't listen to the reviews about the bad narrator. I LOVED the passion and intensity in the narration, and don't believe it would be as completely 'felt' without it. It was magic.
The strength, thoroughly thought out plot and depth that seems to be in every Nora Roberts book I listen to.
All. It wasn't her different character tones that got me though, it was the thorough emotional journey her narration took me on. I was really affected.
Not particularly, I loved the entire thing from start to finish.
I am looking forward to experiencing book number 2 :) xo
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK ABOUT FANTASY AND WITCHES
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
I REALLY LIKE THE WAY SHE PORTAITED TEGANS GREAT GRANDAUGHTER
NOT ONLY DID I LISTEN TO IT ALL IN ONE SITTING IT KEPT ME AWAKE WHILE I WAS DRIVING
"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.
The performance completely spoiled the story.
If the reader had been someone who had some idea of an Irish Accent - surely an important element to a story?
No, because I have previously enjoyed READING Nora Roberts and will do so in the future, I hope
"raucus narrator !!!"
The book is a typically good Nora Roberts format,"pure escapism" but is totally spoiled for me, by the narrator .
As a huge fan, my interest is always held by the subjects written about
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
I hope new Nora readers are not put off, her books are good and entertaining
"Nice story spoilt by narrator"
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
Awful accent, she would have been better just using her own voice
Stop listening and re-read the book myself
"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.
Enjoyable story although the ending was a little abrupt - there is obviously a next book in which the drama continues. Overall a good "read".
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.
"wonderful completely wonderful ! thank you !!!!"
Whilst working from home this quite short book provides all that is needed to keep me going !!
I felt quite insulted at the sexual embellishment, that this should be considered 'women's fiction '. I struggled to no avail
"A little witchy magic"
light fun enjoyable
all of the twists and turns
excellent reader ..atmospheric
Black Witch ... an unfinished spell
just really enjoyed it
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