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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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    Marla College Station, TX, United States 10-29-13
    Marla College Station, TX, United States 10-29-13
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    "No Sample took a chance WELL Worth the credit"
    What did you love best about Dark Witch?

    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.


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

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It hooked me from the first sentence. an intense need to hear more and find out where and what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    G. Moore 11-06-13
    G. Moore 11-06-13
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    "Wish there was a "minus star" rating for narration"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 10-31-13
    Mary 10-31-13
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    "Enjoyed the story"
    Where does Dark Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good story - pretty typical of Nora - I enjoy all of her books but I had a really hard time listening - the narrator was so overly dramatic I had to stop several times to "rest" my ears - I have also purchased the e-book and will be reading. I am sure I will enjoy that more!


    How could the performance have been better?

    the reader was overly dramatic - I am all for emphasis on the "exciting" parts of the story but the reader was completely over the top!


    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    joy 10-30-13
    joy 10-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't waste your credit"

    I'm "Moting" this book out of my library, too much drama, not enough substance. I just couldn't make my self listen anymore.

    17 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis Hamilton, Bermuda 10-31-13
    Phyllis Hamilton, Bermuda 10-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Brilliant audio book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print but the audio was fabulous...Katherine Kellgren brings Ireland and the characters alive with her Irish accent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Witch?

    There were so many I cannot choose ...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Again I enjoyed so many the book is truly gripping, humerous and emotional the entire way through.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, both laugh and cry but not much cry only one scene.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Grimes 10-30-15
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    "Good story"

    Nora Roberts writes a compelling story. She has developed characters who are believable. The reader does an excellent job of breathing life into the story.

    I only have 2 issues with the book:

    First, the sex in the story is explicit. I understand that it is par for the course in romance novels, but I wouldn't let a minor read it.

    Second, the witchcraft is explicit,also. OK, the book is titled "Dark Witch". But I have read a lot of books about witches without this level of detail about the mechanics of spell casting.

    If these issues don't bother you, then I recommend the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zulu 08-05-15
    Zulu 08-05-15
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    "Decent story"

    Even though the love story was a little weak in this one, at least the love scenes were a decent length and not too descriptive. The beginning of the book started out strong telling how it all began but then when it jumps to present day it kind of starts going downhill. All the characters were well-developed but there just seemed to be something lacking.

    The narrator almost ruined the book by being way over the top on some scenes. The scenes would have turned out better if she had just toned it down a lot. I also had trouble a few times trying to figure out who was talking.

    Since I already have the second book in the trilogy I'll continue with the story, but depending how that one goes will determine whether I get the third one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tina Stamford, CT, United States 05-20-14
    tina Stamford, CT, United States 05-20-14

    I am a audiobook NUT !!! I Can't Get Enough Romance Books!!!

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    "Great as Always!!!"
    Where does Dark Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Nora Roberts NEVER Lets You Down She's The BEST!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them


    What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great


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

    YES YES YES


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jill Saline, MI, United States 03-30-14
    Jill Saline, MI, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator's Performance Ruined the Story...Sorry!"
    Would you listen to Dark Witch again? Why?

    No - the narrator's voice was completely distracting.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia 11-24-13
    Alicia 11-24-13
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    "Over-excited narrator and boring villain"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. The story was okay but too familiar. Too like Nora's other stories. No surprises. Boring villain.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    Always. I've been delighted more often than disappointed. I'll always pick up a Nora Roberts title.


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

    I've enjoyed MacLeod Andrews and Julia Whenlan reading Nora's books.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll read the other two books in this trilogy but if Katherine is narrating then I'll read them to myself rather than enjoy the audio book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Suzanne
    Wirral, United Kingdom
    12/2/13
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    "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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ms M Hession
    11/5/13
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    "Dreadful Accent!"
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    The performance completely spoiled the story.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    The performance


    How could the performance have been better?

    If the reader had been someone who had some idea of an Irish Accent - surely an important element to a story?


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

    No, because I have previously enjoyed READING Nora Roberts and will do so in the future, I hope


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda
    HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom
    11/11/13
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    "raucus narrator !!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is a typically good Nora Roberts format,"pure escapism" but is totally spoiled for me, by the narrator .


    What did you like best about this story?

    As a huge fan, my interest is always held by the subjects written about


    Was Dark Witch worth the listening time?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    I hope new Nora readers are not put off, her books are good and entertaining

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • EmPemm
    West Yorkshire
    8/22/16
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    "Nice story spoilt by narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I couldn't manage to listen to it due to the terrible "Irish" accents used by the narrator. I tried a few times and eventually gave in, luckily I#ve read the book previously and the other two books in the trilogy use a different narrator so will try them


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

    Awful accent, she would have been better just using her own voice


    Did Dark Witch inspire you to do anything?

    Stop listening and re-read the book myself


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AMG, London
    London UK
    7/19/16
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    "Terrible drivel, terribly read"

    Most of Nora Roberts's fantasy novels seem to be written by formula, and this is no exception. The reader seemed to realise this and was determined to inject some drama into it, with unfortunate results.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Queenbea
    12/10/15
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    "dark Witch"

    Enjoyable story although the ending was a little abrupt - there is obviously a next book in which the drama continues. Overall a good "read".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JAYNE W
    3/20/15
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    "captivating"

    a brilliant storyline very captivating narrated brilliantly definitely a fantastic buy cannot wait to get to the second book in the series I've loved every minute of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EMMA NCGRARTH
    1/7/15
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    "wonderful completely wonderful ! thank you !!!!"

    Whilst working from home this quite short book provides all that is needed to keep me going !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • l m kasim
    1/2/15
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    "Boring drivel"

    I felt quite insulted at the sexual embellishment, that this should be considered 'women's fiction '. I struggled to no avail

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shirley
    10/14/14
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    "A little witchy magic"
    If you could sum up Dark Witch in three words, what would they be?

    light fun enjoyable


    What did you like best about this story?

    all of the twists and turns


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    excellent reader ..atmospheric


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Black Witch ... an unfinished spell


    Any additional comments?

    just really enjoyed it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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