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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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    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
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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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    JA 06-05-14
    JA 06-05-14

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    "One of her worst"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This performance is over the top and completely unbelievable. I am usually a Nora Roberts fan, but I really did not enjoy this book at all!


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

    Take more time writing it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    In every way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nancy Dublin, TX, United States 06-02-14
    nancy Dublin, TX, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Witch the most enjoyable?

    The plot kept my constant attention, the characters were well developed, and I can't wait for the next book in this series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I got attached to all the characters and felt like I was part of the story.


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I loved her as narrator.


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

    Yes, I couldn't wait to get back to it.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth 06-01-14
    Beth 06-01-14
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    "poor narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Liked the story but the narrator is overly dramatic which makes it difficult to enjoy the audiobook. Would be better to read this one.


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    blvandine 05-29-14
    blvandine 05-29-14
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely I would recommend this! At times the narration may seem a little over the top, but with the premise of the story being about witches, I think it created the perfect ambiance. I truly loved this audiobook, i've listened to it several times. I've listened to many, but in my opinion this was the best narration I've heard. I was so disappointed when the second book used a different narrator. I couldn't even tell who was speaking when in that book. Don't ruin a good thing, bring Katherine Kellgren back for the 3rd book!


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    Claire French Olympia, WA 05-28-14
    Claire French Olympia, WA 05-28-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Needs A New Narrator!!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Hard to say as I haven't finished yet. I love audio books, but I am having a real hard time getting past the narration of this book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She must have done some sort of theater work. All the characters sound like they're in their 80s while the heroine sounds like she's an over eager 12 year old.


    Any additional comments?

    I love a good old fashioned Nora book and this may be a great one, but being as I can't get past the ridiculous narration to actually pay attention to the story I can't tell if this story is really all that good or not. I think I'll borrow the book to read after awhile and give it another shot in the future.

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    bill fredericksdorf 05-20-14
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    "horrible. story. premise. so sorry i purchased thi"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    better story. stop the disgusting acting out of the dialogue and the bad accents


    Has Dark Witch turned you off from other books in this genre?

    oh yes


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

    never


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

    reach for the delete


    Any additional comments?

    a mess

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    Angelika 05-14-14
    Angelika 05-14-14
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    "Not as good as Three Sisters"
    What would have made Dark Witch better?

    A different reader would be in order for a start, the one used reads with to much pathos. Secondly, a better defined or more believable villain / antagonist would also improve the story. A heroine who is in fear of a bear in Ireland is just silly. And to create a wolf with red eyes roaming Ireland is laughable at best.


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

    I did not listen to end of the story, its seems predictable, the villain is unbelievable plus the readers voice is a bit annoying.


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    Penny T 05-11-14
    Penny T 05-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Nice mix of familiar with new; narrator quirk"

    Nice combination of fresh ideas with historical fiction, lush location, supernatural fantasy and romance. Although the characters were a bit predictable, as are their pairings, Roberts does a nice job giving a modern sensibility to the story, too. Kellgren, who generally does a good job, tends to yell when she does emotionally charged scenes (in all of her narrations). She yells a lot in this book, which gets a bit distracting.

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