We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Dark Witch Audiobook

Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1

Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (3192 )
5 star
 (1520)
4 star
 (889)
3 star
 (464)
2 star
 (163)
1 star
 (156)
Overall
4.1 (2884 )
5 star
 (1454)
4 star
 (767)
3 star
 (394)
2 star
 (140)
1 star
 (129)
Story
4.0 (2890 )
5 star
 (1452)
4 star
 (676)
3 star
 (367)
2 star
 (146)
1 star
 (249)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Fishpool FL 04-22-14
    Fishpool FL 04-22-14 Member Since 2014

    I love highlander romance books set in England, Scotland or Ireland. I'm also a big fan of Karen Marie Moning and Nora Roberts.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    56
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved the book and the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Katherine Kellgren was an actor and distinguished the voices so well that I became entrenched in the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer WV 04-17-14
    Amazon Customer WV 04-17-14 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    176
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good story loud narrator"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lynne Cadotte 04-16-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not my favorite"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator was too much. It made me uncomfortable. She would be too expressive at the wrong times...


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Gone girl


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    More fun dialogue. And better banter between the lead characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karen 04-15-14
    Karen 04-15-14 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Reasonably good story, but not her best."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator is dreadful. Iona always sounds hysterical and shrill, and the other women sound elderly.


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

    Someone who doesn't shriek all the time.


    Was Dark Witch worth the listening time?

    Might have been better reading the book than listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. Tyler 04-14-14
    J. Tyler 04-14-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love N.R., Hate the narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration does not really do the story justice. Its classic N.R. but its a painful listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandra 04-13-14
    Sandra 04-13-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "can't wait for book #2"
    Any additional comments?

    Like the story, and the characters. Can't wait for the 2nd book to continue on the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S B 04-10-14
    S B 04-10-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointed"
    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write an original story. This book felt like a mash up of about four other well known series.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator's voice did not portray characters very well. I kept thinking the voices were portrayed "older" than the characters were written.


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

    Repetitive plot summarization throughout the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Nora Roberts' books. I have never been disappointed before but just can't get through this book. I feel like I already know how each story will proceed and can't find an original spark in this particular book. I wish I could have loved it but just can't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michelle GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, United States 04-02-14
    Michelle GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, United States 04-02-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    217
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Having a hard time getting through this story"

    I have started and stopped this book at least 5 times. I really hope it gets more interesting because right now I am just plain bored.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 03-30-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    199
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dark Wiich"
    Would you listen to Dark Witch again? Why?

    Yes. I enjoyed the story and the characters.


    What other book might you compare Dark Witch to and why?

    Reminded me of Robert's Circle Trilogy.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    For the most part, I enjoyed the narration. However, I absolutely HATED the voice that she used for Iona. This was disconcerting to say the least, as it made it rather hard to like Iona's character to begin with. I had hoped that it would get better as the story went along. Sadly, it didn't.


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

    Iona feeling as if she was finally part of a family.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Heather United States 03-30-14
    Heather United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "WOW!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print edition yet.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Katherine has to be one of the best narrators that I have ever heard. She had great accents and change of voice for all characters. During all parts of the book she actually made me feel like I was there.


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

    Absolutely!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I love Nora Roberts books and Katherine was the perfect narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.