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Publisher's Summary

Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. One man has seen the soul in her art, and vows to help this complex woman build a lucrative career.

When gallery owner Rogan Sweeney comes to Maggie's isolated studio, her heart is enflamed by their fierce attraction - and her scarred past is slowly healed by a gentle and forgiving love.

©2007 Nora Roberts (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"The conflicts Maggie and Rogan face are refreshingly realistic and the characters themselves, well-rounded and likable, will keep readers engaged." ( Publishers Weekly)"A light, fast-paced novel set in the Irish countryside." ( School Library Journal)

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was a great story

loved it
Absolutely loved the narrator he brought the book alive for me highly recommend this book

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Enjoyed this book thoroughly.


Listened while I was driving across country, and couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to more.

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Love love love this trilogy

When doing housework, driving or just walking my dogs...these three stories just make me happy.

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wonderful book

I live this book, except for all this skipping during the reading. Not sure if it was my connection.or not. Still a very wonderful story.

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Thoroughly Enjoyable!!!

Would you listen to Born in Fire again? Why?

A definite Yes!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved Maggie's indomitable spirit. Despite the blows life has dealt Maggie, she shows compassion. She has dreams, goals and manages to overcome everything negative in her life.

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

I enjoyed listening to Fiacre Douglas as a narrator.

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

I could have easily listened to this book at one time and enjoyed it, unfortunately restraints didn't allow for it.

Any additional comments?

I read this book when it first came out several years ago. It has been one of my favorites. I think Fiacre Douglas did a great job as a narrator.

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Full of passion and art

If you could sum up Born in Fire in three words, what would they be?

Art + Passion = Life + Love

What other book might you compare Born in Fire to and why?

I compare this book to newer Nora Roberts books. The characters in this book series are more alive and passionate than in her newer books. Many newer books are repetitive with fairly flat characters who can be boring. The setting description in this book is very enjoyable, too. There is something about this Ireland series as well as the Irish Jewels series I really love and what makes me enjoy listening to these audiobooks over and over again.

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Poor narrator

I would recommend READING this book as opposed to LISTENING to it. Sadly the narrator left much to be desired...he spoke in a rushed, brisk tone in his role as narrator as well as in the roles of several key characters. His performance diminished the depth of the characters as his brisk tone kept their colorful natures tamped down. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable story and I will continue with book 2, but NOT as an audiobook. I highly recommend listening to Nora Roberts' "The Gallaghers of Ardmore" trilogy (Book 1 is entitled Jewels of the Sun)

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Born In Fire

I can't count the number of times I've read this trilogy, so I was thrilled when I saw it here as an audio book. But so many reviews said the narrator was bad that I put off buying it. I finally gave in & didn't mind his voice at all. Well worth the credit!

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THE FIRE OF LOVE

A BOOK FULL OF "FIRE". THE STORY FLOWS LIKE A RAGING OCEAN. A MUST READ!

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Story vs narration

I absolutely enjoyed this story. I read it long before I listened to it. I am a die hard NR fan.
I am not, however, a fan of this narrator. He just sounded false with the accent and the emotion of the book was lacking with the way he rushed. It comes off as if he has to meet a timing deadline.
As much as I love the story I regret the purchase due to the narrator alone.