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Shannon Bodine is a talented graphic artist whose life revolves around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. Her world is turned upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon.

Respecting her late mother's wish, Shannon travels, however reluctantly, to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melt away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed. And amid the lush Irish landscape, steeped in mysticism and legend, she discovers the possibility of a love that is meant to be.

©2007 Nora Roberts (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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    3 out of 5 stars

Good book, Reader not so appealing

The Born in-Trilogy is one of my favorites thus I also wanted it on my portable device in order to listen to it when I am on my way to work and back. But I was somehow disappointed by the reader. I think he makes Murphy Muldoon sound somewhat dimwitted which I think is a great pitty.
Furthermore I made the mistake of listening to "Fool" by Christopher Moore before where an excellent reader was hired which made the difference even more obvious.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • beth
  • LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States
  • 04-03-12

An Irish Treat!

I loved this series. Ireland and art seem to be theme of the trilogy and each sister has their own unique talent. This is my least favorite of the three because the story was a little more predictable and while I love a mystical twist in any book it seemed out of place here. That means 4 stars versus 5 I gave the others so still not to shabby. Murphy is a wonderful hero and a man any woman would swoon over. There is great continuity to see Rogan and Maggie and Brianna and Grayson's relationships and family grow. It was fun to witness the sister's relationships grow over time and touching to see their horrible mother's heart finally open some with the addition of the grandkids. A great trilogy and addictive.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Sandee
  • Marble Falls, TX, United States
  • 04-02-12

A Perfect Ending to a Great Trilogy!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. I would only recommend this book as part of a great trilogy. One really needs to read the first two books in the series before reading this one. This book was a perfect ending to one of Nora Roberts most enjoyable trilogy's.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Born in Shame?

The ending. I thought I had predicted the ending and then she threw me a curve, but came together in the end for a perfect love story.

Which character – as performed by Fiacre Douglas – was your favorite?

Murphy. In the first book,

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

Pretty much. If I had time I would have, but I would have to put it down at times.

Any additional comments?

The

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Tara
  • Louisville, KY, United States
  • 01-24-14

Favorite book in the series

Would you consider the audio edition of Born in Shame to be better than the print version?

I never read the print version

What did you like best about this story?

I love this series and I think this book is my favorite because you get to see the progression of Maggie and Brianna. I loved that most.

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

I don't know if this is the same narrator as the first two but if so this was alot better, but still not good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Maggie and Shannon began to form a relationship. I loved to see the relationship between the female characters grow throughout the book.

Any additional comments?

I really liked this book but I think Nora Roberts could have done a better job developing the Murphy character. In this book she made him seem clumsy and ackward but that was the sense in the other books. I will say that all Nora Roberts books typically end the same but the good part is seeing how the character get there.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Donnalee
  • Fort Lupton, CO, United States
  • 05-10-12

Get caught up in Ireland

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

This is a really enjoyable read. Feels like your right there. It was hard for me to put down and hated when it was done. Wanted more

Who was your favorite character and why?

Maggie she gives real character to all the books

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

Yes very much

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

I listened enthralled.

I loved the characters. The mix of myth and reality was enchanting. It was a good ending to the trilogy.

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a good book

I love books by Nora Roberts. I can wait to get more. bring on more like this.

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Great Story, Questionable Narrator

What did you love best about Born in Shame?

I love almost all of Nora Roberts' books. I own most of them in print, and I have been buying my favorites on Audible. I like the end of this trilogy a great deal.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the conflict of a modern American woman finding out that what she had believed to be true her entire life isn't actually true. I also like the relationship between Shannon and her "sisters."

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I did't really like the narrator. This entire series is a story of three women...their dreams, their sorrows, their loves. I didn't like that the narrator was a man. I like his voice, and I think I would really like him for another story. I just had a difficult time reconciling the male voice with the female thoughts and feelings. I think that the narrator for the Chesapeake Bay series should be male for the same reason...male thoughts, sorrows, and loves.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

What do you do when everything you believed turns out to be a lie?

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amazing experience

I absolutely loved the narrator. he brought the listening experience to life. I wanted more

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Great series

The concanon family is a wonderful tale. I enjoyed all 3 books in this series.