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Jewels of the Sun Audiobook

Jewels of the Sun: Irish Jewels Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Determined to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refuge in Faerie Hill Cottage, where she immerses herself in the study of Irish Folklore and discovers hope for the future in the magic of the past.

Finally back home in Ireland after years of traveling, Aidan Gallagher possesses an uncommon understanding of his country's haunting myths. Although he's devoted to managing the family pub, a hint of wildness still glints in his stormy eyes. In Jude, he sees a woman who can both soothe his heart and stir his blood. And he begins to share the legends of the land with her, while they create a passionate history of their own.

Emerald Isle: listen to the rest of the Irish Jewels trilogy.

©2005 Nora Roberts; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Roberts, a storytelling wizard, is at her best here, creating a fantastic setting for the continuing romantic tales of the Gallaghers." (Publishers Weekly)

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    bkirk 05-17-16
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    "Great Beach Book"

    This is a fun little beach book. A great magical story and extremely positive and down to earth.

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    Kathryn G. Smigen Niskayuna, NY, US 05-15-16
    Kathryn G. Smigen Niskayuna, NY, US 05-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, stilted performance"

    Great story as usual for Nora Roberts. However, the performance was not to my liking. Stilted fluency due to trying too hard for clear diction. Performers Irish accent was actually better to listen to. Would not buy audio books from this performer again.

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    Virginia 05-09-16
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    Didn't care for the robotic voice reading. the rest was quite good. hopefully the next book is performed better.

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    "Lovely Irish Romance!"

    Fairly predictable but no less delightful as the roaming hills of Ireland. worth the read.

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    "Loved it!"

    a beautiful story that captivates and transports you straight to Ireland. it was an excellent book!

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    D. Petersen 03-16-16
    D. Petersen 03-16-16 Member Since 2007

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    "Modern Fairytale"

    I am absolutely in love with this trilogy. This story is one of my favorites, I can almost feel the characters breathing & the joy that went into creating them. The fairies and the ghosts...the love and tears...the journey that they all are on. What a wonderful world to visit and spend some time dreaming in. The narrator was wonderful to listen to and the writer fabulous as well.

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    Samantha 03-03-16
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    Where does Jewels of the Sun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Jewels of the Sun is by no means the best book I've ever read or heard but if you're in the mood for something happy and not overly dramatic this is just the ticket.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the simplicity of the small town Irish life and it genuinely made me want to pack my bags and travel.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration is pretty good, Patricia does a decent job with the accents and keeping voices fairly on point. However the really overuse the echo function when it comes to a character writing out her thoughts. It does get a little annoying but I pushed past it.


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

    I suppose I can relate a bit with the main character who finds that she has to apologize for everything and feels like the weight of the world on her shoulders. So it was nice to see a person like that get the win. :)


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    khoff5 01-05-16
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    "narrator fail"

    Poor choice of narrator, terrible voices (Aidan sounds like a 95yo woman), inappropriate inflections, twice pronounced spire "speer", among other things...

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    "The narrator sounded like an old lady"

    I loved the story. I've read the book but this was my first experience on audio. Her accent was spot on for Irish parts but in all honesty she sounded like she was 100. It took away from the story in afraid.

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    Sharon Camarillo, CA 08-30-15
    Sharon Camarillo, CA 08-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Exceptional"

    A unique and lyrical storyline that captured my imagination from the beginning. The narration is superb and weaves the words into a performance I could see as it unfolded.

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