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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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    MJohnson 04-19-15
    MJohnson 04-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "My Constant!"

    Nora Roberts has got to be my favorite author ever, but this trilogy is my constant! I have read and listened to the Gallagher Stories too many times to count and each time I find myself falling in love with each character, each legend, each story! Laughing out loud, tearing up with them, and anger or frustration rising to side with one or the other!

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    Ruth Christensen 03-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sleep reading"
    What did you love best about Jewels of the Sun?

    The story is great Nora Roberts ability to describe the magical environment without becoming redundant.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Patricia Daniels’s performances?

    Daniels's reading sounded like she was half asleep. There was just no energy in her performance.


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

    No


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    Justin 03-11-15
    Justin 03-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    Great story but it ends too quickly. The story isn't finished for everyone. I still like the story a lot.

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    Eloise Boezak Johannesburg, South Africa 03-04-15
    Eloise Boezak Johannesburg, South Africa 03-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful story"

    What a fantastic first book of an incredible trilogy. Nora Roberts is a master storyteller and this books shines with her magic. Narrator was not my favorite, would have enjoyed a true Irish voice

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    Nancy E. Nance 02-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Nora at her best !"

    A wonderful tale with all the romance woven into its Irish tapestry! I love the way myth becomes real ! The humor added just the right touch!

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    R. Hopp 02-08-15
    R. Hopp 02-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fabulous!"

    starts out a little slow, but ends on a high note. I laughed and cried! fantastic fabulous and so Nora Roberts!

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    BEVERLY DRAPER 02-06-15
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    "love this trilogy"

    I have been reading Nora Roberts for about 15 years and this trilogy is one of my favorites and listening to it this way is great I wholly recommend it

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    DK 01-07-14
    DK 01-07-14 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "Not her best/worst-older technology for narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The voice in a can sound as she quotes from her journal, etc


    If you’ve listened to books by Nora Roberts before, how does this one compare?

    Nearer the bottom- The BoonsBoro Trilogy at the absolute bottom (it was akin to a how to in inn renovation) Jewels of the Sun was a bit higher on the list.

    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.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Sure-it was not a fast paced story. However, she was shrill when doing the Irish accent.


    Do you think Jewels of the Sun needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It has one, but I'm not interested enough to purchase the rest of the trilogy.


    Any additional comments?

    I purchased this during a promotion. It dragged and I was not drawn in by the 'fairies' and fantasy folklore. I like 'real' history (even if it is fictional).

    It is not credit worthy nor worth full purchase price-in my opinion.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marna 06-15-12
    Marna 06-15-12
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    "fun tale of love"
    Any additional comments?

    I completely understand some listener's problem with the narration, but if they stop to think it takes a certain voice to be able to speak American English and Irish Accent English interchangably, it is a challenge. If you let yourself go with the story, you, don't notice the narration and can enjoy the story.

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    luci bovey, mn, United States 05-15-12
    luci bovey, mn, United States 05-15-12
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    "Sigh...oh."
    Would you listen to Jewels of the Sun again? Why?

    Absolutely! This is such a classic love story with a little magic thrown in.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Jude and Aiden both top that list. Jude is at a crossroad and Aiden is still sort of at a crossroad. Aiden seems to have resigned himself to the fact that he will just be a pub owner after travelling the world. He doesn't talk about his travels much only because I think he still yearns to be freer. Jude has discovered she really hates what she has been expected to and did become. After all that hard work, what's a girl to do? Well, fall in love, I guess.


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

    Hhhmmm...not really sure.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life is full of jewels...you just need to pick the right one.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read this book numerous times and decided I wanted to listen to it during my travels. I love the vulnerability of Aiden when he is hugging Jude Francis in the cottage during a party. Aiden's sister sees them and is ready to give them grief about pda when Aiden turns to her and she sees the look in his eyes. This vulnerable, unheralded look. The sister stops in her tracks and turns to leave. Her friend asks what's going on and she says, "He's in love." Sigh...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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