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Publisher's Summary

When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husband - and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago.

But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café - and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd.

But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him - for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she's so carefully created could shatter completely.

Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse - one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692.

Now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women - and the nightmares of the past haunting her every step - she must find the power to save her home, her love...and herself.

©2007 Nora Roberts (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Once again, Roberts proves that she's a top-notch romance writer. This enchanting and empowering tale is...terrifically entertaining." ( Booklist)
"A magnetic hero, a heroine who finds herself, and some memorable secondary characters weave a mesmerizing tale of witchcraft and magic." ( Library Journal)

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Sweet Romance with a Touch of Magic

STORY - Dance Upon the Air reminds me a lot of the Julia Roberts movie Sleeping with the Enemy. Not the same, of course, but there are a lot of similarities. It is a small town contemporary romance that has an undertone of danger and a dabbling in witchcraft. The romance is engaging, and the impending danger will keep you on your toes. Nell and Zack are strong, smart, likeable characters, and I enjoyed hearing their relationship progress. As always, Nora Roberts' sex scenes are tastefully described but still very passionate. I enjoyed this book a lot, but I've gotten very stingey with my 4's and 5's so I've just rated it a 3.

NARRATOR - Good job but nothing special. Zack's voice was a bit nasally, but way better than a lot of men's voices done by women (and vice versa).

OVERALL - I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good "clean" romance. If you are looking for lots of hot sex, you should probably skip this one.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good Romance, Not So Good Narration

Unlike some of the other reviewers here, I was not impressed with the narrator. She reads well, but her character voices are honestly terrible. Of the three lead women in their 20s, one sounds like a little girl, another like an old lady, and the third has a nasally voice that borders on whiny. The love interest of the main character has a wooden tone with no inflection in it whatsoever, and the few other men in the book all have the exact same voice. Listen to the sample for a long time before you decide to buy this one. However, the book itself is a good romantic fantasy, and after awhile, the story was strong enough to overshadow the weak narration.

29 of 32 people found this review helpful

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  • Angela
  • Yulee, FL, United States
  • 05-25-11

Horrible Narrator

Don't really know if I could have enjoyed the story as I didn't get past the first 45 minutes. I just couldn't handle the narrator's voice anymore. I will never buy another book narrated by Sandra Burr.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Heidi
  • CENTURION, South Africa
  • 01-17-09

Lets stand together!

Nell makes you want to get out there and stand up for a cause - the book makes you want to move to a little island and find the solitude and friendlyness that might be waiting for you.

Having read this and the 2 others in the trilogy you feel as if becoming more in tune with nature and it's elements is something you really need to be doing - if only we could escape to this!

very well written and extremely well read! catches you from the word go!

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Not her best!

Story alright, how ever the narration was very poor especially the males. Not the best!

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  • bg
  • 05-14-16

Brilliant!

I've read and listened to this trilogy many times over and this is my favourite of the three books. The story line and character development is brilliant and the voices are true to their characters. This is where the village milieu and interrelationships that are the true basis for the whole trilogy are set out. Beautiful writing and clear understanding of small communities!

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One of my all time favorite trilogies

Nora Roberts is my favorite author and Three Sisters Island is my favorite trilogy. The reader does a great job with the narrative and with Nell but she ruins the romance with Zachary with her creepy voice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Leon
  • Singapore
  • 10-12-08

Great fusion of the modern world and mythical.

The first book got me hooked! Entertaining with every chapter and at the end of it all, the audiobook doesn't leave you hanging on a cliff! But it did make me get the rest of the trilogy.
The reading was great too, loved the pace, fast when required other wise slow and calm. I enjoyed it hope you will too!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Lajuan
  • Idabel, OK, United States
  • 08-28-10

Really Good Writer.....

I don't where I was but I am just discovering Nora Roberts. I am finding I like her writing alot. This is such a good story...suspenseful...and the mystery is good. The narrator did a great job on all the voices. Thank you Nora Roberts and Audible.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Great story, Awful narration

This is one of my favorite series by NR and I was excited to listen to it for the first time on a long drive. The story is as good as I remember; unfortunately the narration was so bad that it was beyond being distracting and ruined the story for me. None of the character voices made sense for the characters being portrayed, the intonation was completely off, and I was not able to become immersed in the story at all. I had planned on purchasing the audio books for the other two novels in the series, but having barely made it through this one I looked up the narrator for the others... and it's Sandra Burr for all three. I will not be purchasing the other two. Really disappointing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Wickerman49
  • 12-23-12

Superb listen for those interested in pagan themes

This is the first in Nora Roberts Trilogy of the 'Three Sisters Island' series, and it a truly mesmerising story from book 1 right through to book 3. The storyline takes you through the main characters history up to the present time, from the darkest of their days to the best of them. It has a deeply pagan theme which followers of this lifestyle will recognise many of the spells written into the books and this must reflect the authors following or research into the old ways.

I would tend to lean towards the research side as most spells within the book end with the all too familiar line ' so mote it be ', which many followers of the wiccan path will know is never used in true spell casting. It is amazing how many people have picked this up from programmes like ' charmed ' and believe it is the right way to end a spell, but that is poetic licence for you.

The books must be heard as a series otherwise you will miss out on the continuing theme which ends in a superb climax at the end of book 3.

Very highly rated series, and if you enjoy this then you would enjoy many of the other 'trilogy' books from the same author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • faye
  • 09-15-18

fantastic 🤩😍

This audio book makes me want to be a witch! I love the story. Which involves a strong main female lead, intent on getting away from love gone wrong. Prince charming was as is always a snake in disguise. She eventually comes to Three sister's island. A place birthed by witches. here she finds her elemental sisters, her place and her power to take on her snake and demons. she also finds her knight with a blue badge. he is drawn to her the moment he sees her and will go to any length to show her, he will be her lover. and that she is protected and he won't let any one hurt her ever again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-17

three sisters island

loved it can't wait for next book enjoyed characters and story line would highly recommend

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  • Catherine kelly
  • 09-08-16

Better as a book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I was a little disappointed in this book. I loved it when I read it and have read it a couple of times over the years but when you actually hear the dialogue spoken aloud, it's a bit clunky, especially the extremely macho male protagonist. I laughed aloud a couple of times and rolled my eyes a couple more times.

What did you like best about this story?

I still love the story and the interactions between the female characters were great.

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

Not if our Sheriff continued to be so aggressively macho.

Any additional comments?

I love Nora Roberts- this is the first of her books that I've listened to. Not entirely sure I'll do any more.

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  • J. J. Gladwin
  • 12-01-15

Powerful Starting Over Novel

A powerful story of Nell, a woman starting over from an abusive relationship. Learning how to make friends and trust in herself again. The magic aspect is used wonderfully as a catalyst, however the relationships developed between the women and male protagonist are beautifully written that their individual personalities make sense for the storyline and their own back stories, without taking away from the emotional struggles Nell copes with and conquers.

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 10-21-14

Three sisters

Where does Dance Upon the Air rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

THIS series is a great favourite as i have it in paperback so being able to hear it on audible is fantastic.so this is high up on my list of great reads

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dance Upon the Air?

When nell realises that she has the power inside her to deal with the brute husband

Have you listened to any of Sandra Burr’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but i think she did great

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

Three sisters

Any additional comments?

I would like to see more of noras older books on audio

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  • MARGARET
  • 07-29-17

Dance upon the air

Loved every bit of it can't wait to read the next two love the audible

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  • Catherine
  • 04-21-16

Amazing

Loved the story exciting ending. It was breath taking and full of suspense and thrills

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  • SusieB
  • 04-15-16

Great read

Couldn't stop listening to this story and I'm hanging out for the next book thanks once again

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  • Cassandra
  • 02-05-15

Excellent Wiccan read

loved this novel nice pace and story line can not wait to start second one the Wiccan side is intriguing the romance heart warming and lusty