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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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    bookwmn Bushnell, FL United States 11-05-13
    bookwmn Bushnell, FL United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2007

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    "Not again."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had to be in the car anyway...


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    I have enjoyed several of the series narrators, especially The Bride Quartet stories, JD Robb stories, and the Boonsboro trilogy. So, yes I will try other books, but I will probably steer clear of this predictable, poorly narrated series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I really enjoyed her narration of the main character, but all of the other women sounded like they were 70 years old. I cannot imagine them as the main love interest in any other stories.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BOLIVAR, MO, United States 11-04-13
    Amazon Customer BOLIVAR, MO, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "I was looking forward to a witchy tale."

    I like witch stories, so I was willing to be generous. I just couldn't get into the story.
    I saw several reviews that bashed the narrator. I didn't think she was so bad. A little over the top sometimes, but the heroine was supposed to be bubbly and overly eager.
    The story begins with the ancestor of Iona, the primary subject of this part of the trilogy. The stage is set for the future battle of the descendants and the evil being. Flash forward to today.
    There's a charming Irish village that warmly welcomes Iona, the Yank cousin. There is a love interest who just falls into place in possibly the most boring romance ever written.
    The evil being who just won't die is laughably ineffective. The story culminates in an epic battle that just isn't. The epilogue ties up the loose ends between Iona and her beau and so you buy book 2. No, I don't think so. Just not interested enough in the characters to continue.

    I'm going to stick up for the narrator. Her accents sounded good to me. Maybe just tone it down a bit.

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    Jinnie Strickland El Paso, TX 11-04-13
    Jinnie Strickland El Paso, TX 11-04-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Over acted"
    What did you like best about Dark Witch? What did you like least?

    The story was ok, not the best NR


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

    The narration ruined the story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator over acted every part of this story. The main character sounded like a twit and the Irish women all sounded like old ladies. It was all just over the top.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DiAnne Lundgren Curlew, Wa USA 11-04-13
    DiAnne Lundgren Curlew, Wa USA 11-04-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Good Story but Terrible Narrator...."
    If you could sum up Dark Witch in three words, what would they be?

    needs great imagination


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    loved all the characters


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    her voice was irritating and too old sounding...hard to imagine the characters at their supposed ages


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

    I love it when the young american speaks with the horses


    Any additional comments?

    I pray they use a new narrator for the rest of the series...I might not have purchased it had I previewed it....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stella Ann ARbor, Mi, United States 11-03-13
    Stella Ann ARbor, Mi, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Love all of Nora Roberts book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    Yes I love the audio version


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Great, i loved her performance so much passion , just perfect


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, great performance can't wait for the next book from Nora Roberts and preferably performed by Katherine kellgran

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Valencia, CA, United States 11-03-13
    Kathryn Valencia, CA, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Dark Witch Begins a Story that Captivates"
    Where does Dark Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For the story among the top ten. .


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tie between Iona and Branna. Iona for her spirit and joy, Branna for her depth of knowledge and warmth of heart.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voice characterizations for the Irish women were too old for their ages. The sounded older middle age rather than in their late twenties/early thirties. The men weren't really well done either. Iona and the children's voices were done the best.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is the beginning of a great trilogy. Truly hoping the narrator is changed or changes the way the characters voices sound.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    karakoolkitty Honolulu, Hawaii 11-01-13
    karakoolkitty Honolulu, Hawaii 11-01-13 Member Since 2005
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    "I can't understand a thing you are saying!"

    I can appreciate that the story is set in Ireland and the characters are mostly Irish, but I can't get past the narration. It sound fake and contrived and frankly, I can't understand a thing she is saying. This is so disappointing! I love to listen to audiobooks while doing other things, so this was a total waste of a credit. I ended up buying a copy of the book and reading that instead Sorry. :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 10-31-13
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Entertaining"

    I never miss a Nora Roberts book, always look forward to her books. This story is memorable. Very entertaining intro to a series. Very talented narration.

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    A User Calgary, AB, Canada 10-31-13
    A User Calgary, AB, Canada 10-31-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Love, love, love Nora Roberts"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story was great and I am wishing the next book was available NOW but I did not like the narrator.


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

    no


    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Oakley, CA, United States 10-29-13
    Danielle Oakley, CA, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "can't get past the narration"
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    can't get past the narration


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    can't get past the narration


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

    can't get past the narration


    What character would you cut from Dark Witch?

    can't get past the narration


    Any additional comments?

    can't get past the narration

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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