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.
I've been an audiobook fan since I first listened to Stephen King narrate "Bag of Bones" a decade ago. I love books!!!
The accents were wonderful.
Absolutely - she is my favorite author of romance novels.
MacLeod Andrews did a wonderful job with the Inn Boonsboro trilogy - I would happily listen to anything he narrates in the future. Ms Kellgren was entirely overdramatic in this performance. The opening chapters were very "breathy", which was annoying. I found that speeding up the narration mostly eliminated that. However, although she does use voice inflection, her main problem is volume. When the scenes got dramatic, she shouted them. They need to back her away from the microphone or tone down the entire performance in post-production. This book made me wonder if the director was asleep, or if there was a malfuntion with the soundboard. I only made it through Chapter 9 - I just can't listen to the rest and will read the book from start to finish, with my own voice as narrator.
I'm "Moting" this book out of my library, too much drama, not enough substance. I just couldn't make my self listen anymore.
I took a chance on this book there was no sample available by have enjoyed Nora Roberts book before. All I can say is that after listening to only 3 chapters I was hooked. I have never written a review before but felt the need to write one now. The books release timing is prefect with Halloween only a few days away. So take a chance and get this book . I will write more after I finish it.
I have not. But her voices are great. I usually will not listen to books with out hearing a sample first because the narrator can make or break a good book.
It hooked me from the first sentence. an intense need to hear more and find out where and what was going to happen next.
I listen to books because I'm not a strong reader have listen to over 200 books in the past year all types . So I know Nora Roberts writing style.But again the Narrator can make the story good or bad and Katherine Kellgren does an excellent job.
I did not read the print but the audio was fabulous...Katherine Kellgren brings Ireland and the characters alive with her Irish accent.
There were so many I cannot choose ...
Again I enjoyed so many the book is truly gripping, humerous and emotional the entire way through.
Yes, both laugh and cry but not much cry only one scene.
Nora Roberts has done it again. a brilliant story combining other worldly and the modern. Katherine Kellgren was fabulous in her character narrations. I felt I was in Ireland listening to the Irish people. Cannot wait for the next book.
No - the narrator's voice was completely distracting.
A different narrator would have added greatly to the story. She was so over-the-top that I had to stop listening at times. It was very difficult to tell which character was speaking during the dialogue (male and/or female) - the Irish accent was depressingly heavy.
This book started off really bad - trite and boring, but the narrator was so over the top dramatic that I could not keep listening to see if things ever got any better. I tried twice and turned it off almost at once. She was loud and dramatic in just about every line she spoke. Could not imagine a whole book listening to this. I am not a fan of Ms. Robert's trilogy books but was willing to give this a try. Not happening - returning today.
No , I have enjoyed Nora Roberts as an author but this is just a rewrite of past witch books and a less than mediocre account at best. I suppose I could suffer through the mediocre story but the narrator at times is screaming like a banshee. I suppose this is supposed to add suspense and emotion to the narration but it is someone screeching so that I have turned the book off it is so irritating. I have managed about a third of the book but the characters are so mundane, the narration so awful that I will not continue. If ever this there was a book I was sorry I wasted a credit on it is this one . What a shame as Nora Roberts has written some great stories. I cannot imagine this as a series.
All of it. Even the beginning was awful. Just felt it would get better.
Don't buy it
I'm a huge Nora Roberts fan but this one just isn't pulling me in. The heroine is an-noy-ing. It may be the performance or the story. I don't have the patience to finish it.
There's some great Nora Roberts to listen to. This isn't it.
If I had not read other NR trilogies that follow the same formula, I would have enjoyed more.
I think NR has run out of story lines and is rehashing with new names and venues. Next will be a book about Connor and Mara (who realize they are more than just friends) then the big finale with Finn and Branna (who have been star crossed). Over and over this pattern occurs.
Nothing stands out as new or fresh
NR should either try some new material or retire. This has become tedious.
Little bit crazy but prefer the term eccentric. I am a recluse by nature so I live for my books and the friends I find within their pages.
While I love Nora Roberts and the magical theme I feel that this storyline is just the same as all the others. The Three Sisters Trilogy was the best and it is hard to improve on the best. I think Nora needs to dig deeper and use more imagination. While the story is well written and well read it is very predictable. Its definitely time for a change.
"Fantastic modern witchy tale"
set in the beautiful County Mayo Katherine Kellgren transports you back to a time of witch craft and famine where a young witch lives the life of a mother as well as a powerful witch but evil is never far away ... centuries later that evil still lingers when the last part of the puzzle comes to mayo in the form of a cousin. Horses, Hawks, dogs and friendships take this tale from a bit of a slushy love story to a pleasant tale which I really enjoyed. It wasn't a taxing listen and fairly light hearted.
The performance completely spoiled the story.
If the reader had been someone who had some idea of an Irish Accent - surely an important element to a story?
No, because I have previously enjoyed READING Nora Roberts and will do so in the future, I hope
I love Nora Roberts books and enjoy listening to them, however the narrator is apalling. If a book needs an Irish accent then they should get an actor who can read in this form. The narration completlety ruins the book so much so I nearly gave up on it very early on but tried to persevere. This is one book I will be returning as I couldn't bare to finish it never mind want to listen to it again. Such a shame.
Nothing it was apalling
"raucus narrator !!!"
The book is a typically good Nora Roberts format,"pure escapism" but is totally spoiled for me, by the narrator .
As a huge fan, my interest is always held by the subjects written about
The narrator shouted aggressively all the way through,completely spoiling any interest I had in the story. Fortunately for me, I also have a hard copy of the book, so I could read, and put my own narrative in my head
I hope new Nora readers are not put off, her books are good and entertaining
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