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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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    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.

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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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    Cathy Brighton, Australia 12-11-14
    Cathy Brighton, Australia 12-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "struggling to finish"
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    I'm struggling to listen to this, I have to keep replaying to understand whats happening.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator gets too loud and screeches for excitement/dramatic effect. Lost me a few times when the story moves into dream 'mode'.


    Any additional comments?

    Forcing myself to finish listening, which is not my 'norm' for a Nora Roberts

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    Tamara 12-07-14
    Tamara 12-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator is terrible!"
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    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!


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

    Chosen a different narrator.


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

    Under no circumstances.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    not oprahs pick Nev. 12-03-14
    not oprahs pick Nev. 12-03-14 Member Since 2013

    know what is a good book

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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not this trilogy and not this narrater. Sorry ms.Kellgren


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

    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.


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

    I was really excited about a new Norah Roberts trilogy, but will by pass the others if she has this same person narrating.


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    C. Woods Ohio 12-03-14
    C. Woods Ohio 12-03-14 Member Since 2016

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    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    Nora Roberts, yes. Narrator Katherine Kellgren, absolutely not! She's a human blow horn!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The horses. Love horses.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


    Did Dark Witch inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, to go on vacation to a castle.


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    kim 12-01-14
    kim 12-01-14 Member Since 2016
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    "I good book is worth hiring a good narrator!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Absolutely, but I've read the reviews on the next 2 books and the narrators look to be equally as awful.


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    Mandy Lane Allen Texas 11-19-14
    Mandy Lane Allen Texas 11-19-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Good book horrible narrator "

    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

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