• Raven of the Sea

  • The O'Brien Tales, Book 1
  • By: Stacey Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,028 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Against the backdrop of windswept, coastal Ireland, two people are brought together under unlikely circumstances, one scarred by tragedy, the other by betrayal.

Branna O’Mara never expected to be orphaned at the age of 23. When she lost her father, Major Brian O’Mara, USMC in the Second Battle of Fallujah, she thought she’d taken the worst life had to give. She never imagined she would lose her mother to cancer six years later. 

The life of a military child prepared her for the challenges of relocating, but for the first time, she’d be doing it alone. Where do you go when you’re the last man standing? The solution came to her when she received an email with a real estate listing in County Clare, Ireland. Having inherited her parents’ rental properties, she knew the value of a diamond in the rough. A secluded cottage in the land of her ancestors was just the fresh start she needed. What she wasn’t prepared for was another buyer, after the deal had been struck. As she becomes intertwined with the people, the music, and the spirit of the small town, she understands that she’s finally found somewhere to belong. Michael O’Brien and the entire O’Brien clan are a force to be reckoned with, but she will not allow them to take her new home. 

Michael O’Brien is a local hero and rescue swimmer for the Irish Coast Guard. He has lived in the small coastal village of Doolin, in County Clare, all of his life. Emerging from the ashes of a failed marriage, and living with his parents, is not where he expected to be at the age of 29. All he really wants is to buy the local Kelly cottage, fix it up, and live in peace. After two years on the market, he never imagined there would be a competing bidder. He certainly didn’t expect some little yank to swoop in to town and try to buy it right out from under him. He finds himself drawn into an unlikely battle with a fiery, young American woman, neither of them willing to bend. But as her secrets unravel and the woman is revealed, will he be able to push her out of the cottage, the town, and out of his life? 

Recommended for mature listeners due to some explicit language and adult sexual content.

©2016 Stacey Reynolds (P)2021 Podium Audio

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A very romantic Irish story

If you love anything Irish you will love this tale. Of course I will admit the sex is a bit much. However, the family, the sessions in Doolin at the pubs was so so wonderful. I wanted to be there as I had been in Doolin long ago. The narrator was so so good! One of the best I have heard. She had every character and every accent perfect! If you can deal with some of the love scenes, you will enjoy the story.

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Terrific audio of a terrific book

I’ve read the book and now listened to the audio version.

Well done! Justine did a great job capturing the characters, dialect, and passion of the story.

Already preordered the next one. Keep them coming.

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Preposterous teenage fantasy

Reader tries but the cookie cuutter characters, lack of authentic details and owerall ludicrousness made this book one of just a hanfull among the 600 plus in my library that I couldn’t bear to continue wasting my time on
Can only imagine this appealing to a very young person with no experience of the world or good writing

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Blessed my Irish heart!

I am an avid audible listener and rarely give a full review. After studying abroad in Ireland - listening to this beautiful love story made my heart fall in love with the Emerald Isle all over again. I really appreciated the storyline as well as how the author incorporated traditional Irish folklore and history. Especially, she touched on a more modern view of the effects of 9/11’s impact on areas across the pond - how that event changed the controversial “troubles” b/w N. & S. Ireland. I would’ve never comprehended until I actually went on a black taxi ride in Belfast. As I am currently a Protestant scotch-Irish girl married into a irish(ish) catholic family - I really appreciated the author’s perspective (and lack of judgement) into such an amazing culture full of history, folklore, and mystical insight. Overall, it was a bit slower paced that many of the latest steamy enemy to lovers romances but well worth the listen! Can’t wait to dive into the next in this series.

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binged this book

I looooved this book, of course only the first book is free, thats where they get you sadly.

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Great recommendation for the Soul!

This was recommended by my Audible rep. This book made me laugh, cry, and forgive my own personal faults. I love this book!

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terrific

Fabulous listen! looking forward to next one in the series. Hope you enjoy it.

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Loved this 1st book of the series!!!

Positively delightful story of two strangers forced to share a small two-bedroom cottage for 90 days. The depth of the cast of characters and their backstory’s bring a full range of emotions and relationships that will blossom into subsequent books. There’s enough heat between the two leads that remains tasteful without being overwhelmed or grossed out. Five stars across the board for me and I’m buying the next three books I’m so excited to read what happens to the next O’Brien Bachelor!!!!!

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Loved, Loved, Loved

I never write reviews but this book was amazing!! I loved all of the characters and their development throughout the book.

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The English accent is distracting

I have to admit, I only made it through the first page- I found the reader’s American English accent very distracting/ unnatural at the end of each sentence. Maybe she is Irish? Oh well, too bad it bothers me so much 🤷‍♀️

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  • Lesley Ann Coller
  • 03-20-22

excellent

loved this book, twists and turns in the story. passion, brought me to tears at times.

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  • Maizie
  • 04-28-22

Abysmal

Such a weak story line, terrible narration, quite possibly the worst audio book I've ever had the displeasure of reading

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  • sammie
  • 03-28-22

A nice story

I nice romantic story a perfect listen a little long at times but very interesting lovely ending.......

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  • kaylene press
  • 09-21-22

excellent

loved it
excellent story best book I've heard in a long time
the narrative was very good