I have read this book before and enjoyed it very much, the writer's feel for and love of Ireland speaking to me and taking me back to the green hills ..Show More »I love so much. Having thoroughly enjoyed all three of the Born In series audios, I meant to continue my little mental vacations with this series and thought the reader would be okay from the sample, even though it only contained the American main character. Alas, much to my dismay when I settled down on a long flight to enjoy it, the reader's version of every Irish female turned out to be a rather shrill version of the Lucky Charms leprechan. To anyone who has spent any real amount of time in Ireland and loves the beautiful, gentle rhythm of the Irish voices, this reader will not sound like anyone they have ever met there, and her strained cadence actually interfered with expressive reading. They should have used the reader who did the Born In series again, as his voice was easy to listen to and his accents smooth and accurate. I will NOT be listening to the rest of this series unless I read it aloud to myself, that's for sure!
Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors but this book bored me. I listened for almost 3/4 of the book but it just didn't hold my interest. The na..Show More »rrator really bugged me, her fake irish accent was the worst. If I heard her say "tink" in place of "think" one more time I would have had to throw my iPod across the room. The bigggest problem was that after a point I didn't care about the characters enough to continue. The story just wasn't interesting enough for me to keep listening. I've been a member of audible for 3 years and have hundreds of titles this is only the 2nd book I wasn't able to finish.