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!
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It help to pass the time, not one of Mrs. Roberts best book but it was still an ok listen if not for the horrible narration.
The Narrator was came across as quiet annoying had me rolling my eye quiet a bit.
The narrator was terrible, I tried to get past the screaming and hear the story but it was just too much to take.
Someone who is able to convey tension, angst and terror without sounding shrill and angry.
Disappointment that I could not listen to it. I am a huge fan.
I'm not finished yet,only about a quarter of the way through actually. But it's enough that I can say that I am stopping the audio and buying the book. There is not one Nora book I haven't read and enjoyed. Predictable or not, I'm a fan. But with this narrator I cannot even focus on the story.
I like the connection with Ireland, and witches. Ofcourse I'm always dying for another good supernatural book from NR.
Tavia Gilbert. She can do voices young and old, male and female. If you don't know her, try and fix that.
The Dark Witch, a cauldron full of sex, suspense, and magic....
I don't mean to hop on the bandwagon and throw hate at the narrator. There were times that I had no problem with her voice. But her timing was off a lot. She randomly would just start shouting sentences that weren't even meant to be shouted. It was annoying, and hard to focus. Also she does sound older. These women and men sound in their 50's. It's not young and fresh as I feel like it should be. I didn't mind her accents. Overall I just think everything was overdone. I'm actually very very surprised this was released for the audio. Not only that, I'm surprised it was kept! When someone reads a book it's very personal to them. Audible is great in the sense that it brings a common life to the words on paper. Ofcourse they'll never make everyone happy, but this narration was off...by a long shot. If I were an author I would have it re-done purely for the fact that it distracts from the story.
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
the story is good and could really go places but the reader is awful. I feel like a three year old is reading this. to much emotion, too much energy for me.
All of them, Katherine Kellergren was able to bring them all alive.
Her irish lilt in her voice and her ability to make you know which character is talking.
It was all great
I love highlander romance books set in England, Scotland or Ireland. I'm also a big fan of Karen Marie Moning and Nora Roberts.
Yes. Katherine Kellgren was an actor and distinguished the voices so well that I became entrenched in the story.
I liked this story. But the narration was at many points almost yelling (no it was not my volume). The depiction of the Irish ladies had to my ear/perception the tone of a rather snobbish woman rather than my perception of a country person. I did think the Irish accent was done well.
The narrator was too much. It made me uncomfortable. She would be too expressive at the wrong times...
More fun dialogue. And better banter between the lead characters.
The narrator is dreadful. Iona always sounds hysterical and shrill, and the other women sound elderly.
Someone who doesn't shriek all the time.
Might have been better reading the book than listening.
Meh - not sure. The narrator's voice just grates on my nerves. I read the print version before listening, and the narrator makes it sound like some of the characters are 60 years old.
No. Not at all. I've never had to change the volume so much while listening to an audiobook. She goes from whispering to shouting hysterically and back within minutes.
The narration does not really do the story justice. Its classic N.R. but its a painful listen.
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