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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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    Sondra Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-17-13
    Sondra Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    A waste of time. The story is not new, she just took it to Ireland instead of somewhere on East Coast US.


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

    This story is okay if predictable. What it doesn't have is a nice twist or the level of humor you usually find in one of Roberts' books. I usually listen to/read all of her stuff but I'm not sure that I will spend time or money on the remaining 2 books in this trilogy, mostly because I already know exactly how they are going to go and what the outcome will be...


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a different narrator - quick! The narrator is so over the top with both her Irish accent and her reading that she makes the characters seem idiotic in their behavior. I especially disliked her interpretation of Iona - she made her seem like an idiot, or 12 (which would make the intimate portions very creepy, besides being loud and overdone). One of the worst readings I've gotten so far and I have listened to over 500 titles.


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    Tracy 11-17-13
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    "Love Author, Narrator Not So Much"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    I have read so many books by NR,but will stay away from Katherien Kellgren's narration of future books. Kind of disappointing because I usually anticipate NR's trilogies. I'm a little nervous about purchasing the next if it is the same narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the story itself best. It makes me want to visit Ireland sometime soon.


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

    The narration for this story just didn't work. I felt as if the narrator was yelling and screaming during some points. I actually had to turn my speakers down in many parts. The performance would have been great for stage, but was too over the top for an audiobook.


    Could you see Dark Witch being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Sure.


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    Lisa 11-16-13
    Lisa 11-16-13
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    "could not make it through the story"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    Not from Katherine Kellgren


    How could the performance have been better?

    By not using the overly dramatic, fake accent. Had a hard time understanding her.


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

    I dont know. Didnt make it through the story due to narration.


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    Karen Sandwich, IL, United States 11-15-13
    Karen Sandwich, IL, United States 11-15-13
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    "Nora is getting predictable..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone how cant get enough of the Irish witch, Celtic predictable story lines


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

    I am seriously considering moving onto another Author. I used to love Nora's books but they are becoming repetitive.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Katherine Kellgren?

    yes


    What character would you cut from Dark Witch?

    all they characters are becoming stereotypical Nora..


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda CUMBERLAND, KY, United States 11-14-13
    Brenda CUMBERLAND, KY, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2015

    I'm a book loving fool! lol No time to sit down with a good book so I take my books with me! I love audible!

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    "Narration: F Story: B"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    I love Nora Roberts, I love the old books and I love the new books, but this one? I can't decide if it's just the narration that has me thinking I missed something or if there just wasn't much to miss. The final showdown I was expecting some crazy stuff to happen and it's like they get started then it's done. I honestly said out loud, "I think I might have skipped a part." But no, it was just short. I enjoyed the story and I love the characters but it just didn't have a lot of substance. I felt like the story was getting good and then it's over. And as far as Katherine Kellgren, NO, I did not like any part of her narration.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    NR seems to have a good grasp on the aspects of magic and where it comes from, but it would have been a better story if the characters were a little fuller, if that makes sense.


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

    ANYONE! I don't think I've heard a book narrated by KK but I didn't like it at all. All the women except for Iona sounded ancient! Until I realized how young the women were I thought they were old ladies. Way over dramatic! I like a little drama when action scenes happen but it was just way WAY too dramatic for my taste. Now I can't see Brana or Maura as the beauties she describes, I keep seeing them older. I might buy the book just to clear my head!


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A little more detail. I liked the story between Iona and Boyle, but again, it just happened way too fast and very few details made it a hard listen for me.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to hear the other books in this series but I really hope someone chooses and different narrator. Other wise I'll probably buy the book.

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    Donna 11-14-13
    Donna 11-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Great book ruined by shouting narrator"

    I've listened to almost every Nora Roberts book available in audio format. There are many stories with thrilling dramatic sections. The narrators in the previous books convey that excitement and tension very well....without yelling. This narrator crosses the line from enthusiastic professional narration into a one women melodramatic performance. Since purchasing the title, I've tried listening to it on 3 separate occasions. I've tried turning the volume down as low as possible. The problem is that she is shouting for a good portion of the narration. During the parts where she shouts, I end up tuning out and losing track of the story until she brings her voice back into desirable listening range. It isn't enjoyable to be yelled at for hours. I rarely write negative reviews but this situation compels me to do so. I hope the narrator is changed for the next two books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Rancho Santa Margarita, California, United States 11-14-13
    Danielle Rancho Santa Margarita, California, United States 11-14-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "The Narrator killed the book for me!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I did recommend it to my sister to see if it was just me or if the narrator was just awful. I love Nora Roberts and own almost all of her books or audio books. The narrator made all of the women sound old and killed this book for me!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Finn, he was always straight forward.


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

    If she toned it down a bit.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm hoping they will recast the narrator and re-record this book so I can enjoy it.

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    alice chicago ridge, IL, United States 11-14-13
    alice chicago ridge, IL, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Not a fan of Nora"

    I am not a fan of Nora Roberts. But I loved her Seven Signs paranormal trilogy so I read Dark Witch & loved it too. Kellgren's narration seemed a bit much in the 1st couple chapters. But as more characters entered she kinda grew on me & I really loved it. I'm looking forward to Shadow Spell & I hope Kellgren is the narrator.

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    DONNA MANASSAS, VA, United States 11-13-13
    DONNA MANASSAS, VA, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator drove me crazy!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A new narrator. Her interpretation detracted from the entire storyline. Mara and Brennan sound like old ladies.


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

    Her voice grated. There was little difference between the mens and women's voices, she frequently screamed out the lines and there was very little nuance in her voice. I almost did not finish this book and asked for a refund as it was very unpleasant to listen to. I sure hope there is a new reader for the next two books in the trilogy.


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    MMP 11-13-13
    MMP 11-13-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Similar to other Nora Roberts stories...."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wish the story was less formulaic. A family fighting evil in Ireland., I think I've read something similar before from this author. Also, Iona, the main character, was ridiculous. She was childish and immature, her main character traits were saying I'm sorry too much and talking too much.


    Would you recommend Dark Witch to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Not a unique enough story.


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

    Terrible. The Irish accents for all the young women sounded like old ladies. And whenever the scene was tense or exciting she spoke really quickly and loud, but this didn't really add to the performance


    Was Dark Witch worth the listening time?

    It was entertaining, so although I wouldn't recommend it, I didn't mind listening while I cleaned house


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