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Morrigan's Cross Audiobook

Morrigan's Cross: Circle Trilogy, Book 1

Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.
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Publisher's Summary

Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds.

His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.

Now, Hoyt, a sorcerer, must travel across the world and through time to find and train the five others Morrigan has prophesized will join him as a circle and do battle against Lilith's army of vampires on Samhain in the land of Geall.

But just who is the witch, the shape-changer, the scholar, the warrior and the vampire? How will this unlikely band of six prepare and become one with less than three months until the possible end of the world?

Following the arrival of Glenna Ward - a modern day witch with a knack for making her own kind of magic, the kind that makes his heart melt - Hoyt must find the strength to save the world, and a love that knows no bounds.

Complete the circle: listen to all three books in Nora Roberts' Circle Trilogy, including Book 2, Dance of the Gods, and Book 3, Valley of Silence.

©2006 Nora Roberts; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"This well-plotted, finely detailed paranormal adventure is driven by richly developed characters, making it a cut above others in this subgenre, and among Roberts's best." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Dea United States 10-18-13
    Dea United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome"

    I liked this book and this series is worth listening too. I would recommend this series, I've not been disappointed with Nora Roberts!

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    loralou 09-07-13
    loralou 09-07-13

    Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior

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    "A good story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book was different it pitted so many different characters each one having his own personality and reasons for fighting in this battle.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Larkin he made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book. I liked the different characters and the story. It wasn't the same as every other vampire, witch, sorcerer book I've read. It transcended worlds with strong and weak characters each bringing out personalities of their own.

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    Dianne Herbert 04-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One of Nora Robert's best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is book one of the trilogy and, while Nora's talent makes it hard to choose a favorite,this series is one of her very best. I must really like the series because I've read it once and listened to it twice. (Other fav series written by Roberts: Three Sisters, Irish Jewels, Key, Chesapeake, and In The Garden). I always cry at the end as the last book is wrapping up and to me that is the sign of a great book. Takes me awhile to get over missing the characters. Well written and excellently narrated, you can immerse yourself in the story. I HIGHLY recommend spending your credits on this series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detail given to the story and how you can connect with each character. I like more than just a surface story. This delivers.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many too choose just one


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

    Yes


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    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 03-11-13
    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Really enjoyable listen"

    I was truly disappointed when it ended. A great story that brought an interesting blend of characters together. The narration was good, although there were times when I became confused as to whom was speaking due to overlap of accents and speaking styles. I would definitely get the next book in this series!

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    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 01-15-13
    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Better than I thought"
    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He did an overall good job with the mens voices. The females weren't bad, except for Blairs. Blair was supposed to have a Boston accent but I kept expecting her to say "don't cha know" at the end of everything she said. Her voice came across as someone from Minnesota.


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

    Not at first. I was skeptical about listening to this book to begin with because it has to do with vampires, witches, sorcerers and so forth. I'm not into that type of book and after reading the Three Sisters Island Trilogy, my mind was set that I wouldn't like it. This book overall wasn't horrible. It took me a while to get in to. I started in some months back and stopped when I finished chapter 1. I listened/read a few other books before deciding to finish what I started.


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    Michele S. Tracy NJ 01-13-13
    Michele S. Tracy NJ 01-13-13
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    "Wow . . . oh Wow!!"
    What did you love best about Morrigan's Cross?

    This trilogy was more than I ever expected. Most of the time I love to reading Nora Roberts for her love stories and such. This story seemed so different from what I usually expect from her, however, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. Most of the time I read books completely different from my older daughter. Of course being a teenage and all, she is totally into books on vampires. This is one series I believe I could pass onto her and she would enjoy it as much as I did.


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

    Every other weekend I have a 7 hour round trip commute. Having this series made me look forward to the long road trip instead of dreading it. Have to thank both Nora Roberts as well as narrator Dick Hill for making that possible!!


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    J. Neff Fairbanks, AK 12-11-12
    J. Neff Fairbanks, AK 12-11-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrator makes the story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Morrigan's Cross to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I actually read the print version of Morrigan's Cross and listened to the other two in the series. I liked Dick Hill's portrayal of the characters so much I downloaded Morrigan's Cross just to hear him tell it.


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

    I've listened to this entire series and currently those are the only Dick Hill performances I have listened to. I plan on listening to more of his work.


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    Rosemarie 10-29-12
    Rosemarie 10-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story with so many different characters"
    Where does Morrigan's Cross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up with one of the best story lines


    What other book might you compare Morrigan's Cross to and why?

    I could not compare story is so different from other books


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

    No but will look for him next time


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Just get past the first chapter and story opens up for a exciting adventure

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    Susan BROWNSVILLE, OR, United States 07-30-12
    Susan BROWNSVILLE, OR, United States 07-30-12
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    "Great Story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this audiobook. It is fast moving, and exciting. Some of the story line is a little weak, but then the author pulls it back out. I enjoyed it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the fact that it was a story someone was telling to children, and you forget that until you get to the end, and then you are reminded of it...and it explains some of the parts of the story that seem to simple.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Dick Hill did a great job! Love his voice.


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

    The Power of Love..the gift of magic.


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    j 07-26-12
    j 07-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Dick Hall makes the whole series a BLAST!"
    What did you love best about Morrigan's Cross?

    The performance is fantastically fun and the story line was interesting- it leaves you wanting more, and fortunately there is more in the two subsequent books that make up the series


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to pick a favorite- Dick Hall is talented! The fact that it's one guy doing all the characters is very impressive because he is able to distinguish the characters for the listener- even the female characters- so I'd have to say Dick Hall is my favorite character as the narrator!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Picturning Hoyt adapting to the luxuries of modern times like running water, taxi cabs, and elevators!


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