• Heart of the Sea

  • Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Patricia Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,561 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

BOOK THREE OF THE GALLAGHERS OF ARDMORE TRILOGY

Walk with #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts in the shadow of an ancient tower and hear a story of dreams fulfilled and wishes come true...

Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend...and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away - into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny...

A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theater - and to uncover the secrets hidden in his family’s past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy Gallagher tempts him like no woman ever has. She’s gorgeous and intelligent, and she knows what she wants - and he’s more than willing to give it to her. But as their mutual attraction flares into passion, they look into their hearts - and find out what happens when you truly believe.

Don't miss the other books in the Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy

Jewels of the Sun

Tears of the Moon

Emerald Isle: listen to the rest of the Irish Jewels trilogy.
©2005 Nora Roberts (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Roberts is triumphant in realizing fully developed characters, as both Trevor and Darcy turn out to be vulnerable human beings with appealingly ordinary hopes and dreams." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • JJ
  • 10-01-12

Heart of the Sea

Would you consider the audio edition of Heart of the Sea to be better than the print version?

I did not read the print version but I would assume so.. listening to a story about the Irish with someone reading it with the Irish accent adds to the story.

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I was sad when the series was over, I loved listening to Irish having Irish background my self. Feeling like old friends who are now gone .

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Bad reader

This reader is so bad I didn't think I could finish it. The reader is atrocious. Stilted speaking, spaced out ever word, breathing stops in the middle of a sentence that breaks it apart incorrectly so that you almost miss that the rest of the sentence pertained to the earlier part. That kind of disruption ruins the story having to go back and make sense of it.

I don't understand how producers or directors don't fix these while being produced. In fact, I had to return the book because I can't listen to this ever again.

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Number one fan of Nora Roberts!

I not only liked this book it’s my favorite of all three. I have read (heard) since I am hearing it for the fifth time and will listen again in a few months time. Darcy is my favorite character since book one. I have told everyone who will listen to me about these books. Though these three are running neck to neck with the McGreger series.

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Charming love & magic!<br /><br /><br />

Fun & fanciful...loved every minute! The Trilogy was terrific & worth the read! Enjoy your time!!

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Terrible narration.

That was the most cringe worthy audible experience I have had. Could not finish the book.

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Another great trilogy

I know this is an older one of Nora Roberts but I still love re-listening to it!

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Painful to listen to

I have been a Nora Roberts fan for many years. I love her trilogies, especially the ones with magic. The story is good and predictable, yes, but still enjoyable. But the NARRATION is painful. Does the publisher not vet these people? She is one of the worst narrators I have ever heard and basically ruins the enjoyment of listening to this. I am powering through because I want to finish the trilogy but seriously, she is pathetic. Doesn't understand emotion, punctuation nor the difference between men's and women's voices. I am a former teacher of professional speaking and have been on stage, in the pulpit, and a member of the National Speaker's Assn, so I know about voice and performance. Trust me, this person should never, EVER do another voice-over or book narration!

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Good story - excellent performance

I enjoyed this series. The narration made the story even better! Really appreciated the performance!!

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Magical

These three books have absolutely enriched and enlightened my life. Nora Roberts write with such passion and magic. I can only hope find more joy in her other works. Patricia Daniels is an excellent story telling with wonderful tone and emotions

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Enjoyable read

I loved it. The storyline is well written, great characters, love the setting, great narration, a fun story to get lost in. Love every book in this trilogy!

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  • Carolyn Graham
  • 05-31-22

relaxing book

Good end to the tribology. Well read. pity the story has to end. Would love to go to a place like in the story.

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  • elaine evans
  • 09-04-21

perfect end to an amazing trilogy

loved all three of this series. wish there were more. nora roberts is a brilliant storyteller.

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  • Anna Taylor
  • 06-19-21

Narrator spoilt this series

I enjoyed the trilogy in book form, will bought the audio. What a dreadful disappointment. ,The wrong narrator was used. An American , trying to speak with an Irish and English accent just totally spoilt the books. Neither accent was believable. Imagine



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  • Pauline
  • 07-05-10

wont stop me from trying again

As romances go, it had all the requirements, with a little fairy magic thrown in, however, the reader was American and tried to do and Irish accent, being Irish, it made me cringe, it was as bad as Dick Van Dikes cockney in Mary Poppins. She also once got her American and Irish people mixed up. I had to stop listening. I may go back to it later on but for now........

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  • Keet
  • 08-17-20

mix up

love the book but found it a slight shame that it randomly did not follow the story line of the previous 2 books

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  • Catherine
  • 05-10-18

Lovely finish to the trilogy

Is wasn’t as satisfying as the first two books more a book to cause anxiety as the main characters are both so Stubborn in there mannerisms. I felt that I wanted to hit them over the head to tell them to wake up and speak out.