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Dark Witch Audiobook

Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love.…

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland.

County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself - and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope - and love – alive.…

Don’t miss the next two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy!

©2013 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Groovydiva 08-23-15
    Groovydiva 08-23-15
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    "LOVE and irish magick"

    great story, magickal theme,fun characters I wish I knew in person. great narrator, loved it

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    M. Ramos Southwest TX USA 07-22-15
    M. Ramos Southwest TX USA 07-22-15 Member Since 2015

    Love audible and all the different books there are available. A bit addicted and accepting gifts. :)

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    "Overall great story"
    Where does Dark Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a good book to pass time by if you are just needing something in the background while you are working. It honestly is not Nora Roberts best (I have read many of her books; Witness and The Collector were awesome) but I wasn't too convinced with this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved hearing how the past and the present were connected, I mean it was great in the story. The one thing though I wasn't too impressed with was parts of the narration. Some of it was good. I admit very good. But some parts started to irritate me. I think it was the tone of the narrator as she was trying to inflect certain parts of the Irish dialect. It just irritated me.


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

    I honestly prefer Julia Whelan. I'm sure other people would disagree but for me she did a better job in narrating Nora Roberts.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really. I didn't bust out laughing or anything. I think I just enjoyed it overall.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-20-15

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    "Terrible Narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    I have a large number of her books, and generally enjoy them. Her stories are formulaic, but I read for enjoyment, not for knowledge, so I don't care as long as the characters are appealing.


    What didn’t you like about Katherine Kellgren’s performance?

    That so-called accent and the volume levels going up and down so rapidly. I want to actually hear the storyline, not try and figure out what she just said. I went back and tried to listen to this book again, and I just couldn't stand to do so.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Spencer 07-05-15
    Spencer 07-05-15
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    "horrible narrator, love the story"

    I I couldn't get over the childish voice of the narrator. it drove me nuts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mary 06-30-15
    mary 06-30-15 Member Since 2011

    My name is Mary. My huband Ken and I listen to books. Ken is a truck driver and he says that it helps the miles go faster.

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    "wonderful"

    exceptional in every way, and the narrator was just grand. loved it very much...fine and dandy

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    Chelsea 06-26-15
    Chelsea 06-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great book, terrible narrator"

    I was very excited to get this audiobook because I work 10 hour shifts and an audiobook is a great way to pass the time. I had read the book before and it is honestly one of my favorite trilogy's by Nora Roberts. However, after listening to it it reminds me a lot of her other series based in Ireland. Similar character descriptions and personalities which is a bit repetitive especially if you consider reading other books of the same author.
    My biggest disappointment for the audiobook was the narrator. Her pitch and volume were very off a lot of the time and the biggest part that irritated me was her voice when she voiced The women. The ladies in this book are great beings in the prime of their lives and the narrator voiced them as if they were 50 year of Irish housekeepers. I am not sure I will buy the other two books in the trilogy unless they have a different narrator.

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    David 06-26-15
    David 06-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Nora Roberts does "Home, Love, Family""
    What did you like best about this story?

    I love books that show caring and love among the main characters. This book shows a family that most folks would want to be part of.


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

    When the "mortals" almost died to protect the witches. And when Lona (the newcomer), speaks in defense of Finbar (the fourth),


    Any additional comments?

    A book that makes you feel good about yourself after reading.

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    Lynn 06-22-15
    Lynn 06-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful"

    Loved this story and the characters. Just downloaded book 2 and 3 of the series. I can't wait to listen.

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    Julliette Yucaipa, CA, United States 06-19-15
    Julliette Yucaipa, CA, United States 06-19-15
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    "A bad narrator ruins everything"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Couldn't even finish the book. The narrator makes every Irish woman sound like an exhausted senior citizen.


    Has Dark Witch turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Probably


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Kellgren’s performances?

    I don't think so.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointing. Predictable plot like.


    Any additional comments?

    blech

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    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 06-17-15
    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 06-17-15 Member Since 2016

    Rene

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    "Wonderful story! I felt like I was in Ireland."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Nora Roberts comes through again with a tale of mystical magic in this enthralling book. She pulls you right into the story from the first chapter.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the characters are developed and how well she draws you into their lives.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Iona and Boyle finally admitted their feelings for each other.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh because the characters were so believable and life-like. I also love anything involving magic, so this story ticks all boxes for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen to the other two books in this trilogy!

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  • Suzanne
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    12/2/13
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    "Fantastic modern witchy tale"

    set in the beautiful County Mayo Katherine Kellgren transports you back to a time of witch craft and famine where a young witch lives the life of a mother as well as a powerful witch but evil is never far away ... centuries later that evil still lingers when the last part of the puzzle comes to mayo in the form of a cousin. Horses, Hawks, dogs and friendships take this tale from a bit of a slushy love story to a pleasant tale which I really enjoyed. It wasn't a taxing listen and fairly light hearted.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ms M Hession
    11/5/13
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    "Dreadful Accent!"
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    The performance completely spoiled the story.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    The performance


    How could the performance have been better?

    If the reader had been someone who had some idea of an Irish Accent - surely an important element to a story?


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, because I have previously enjoyed READING Nora Roberts and will do so in the future, I hope


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda
    Bridlington YO15 3JJ. UK
    11/11/13
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    "raucus narrator !!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is a typically good Nora Roberts format,"pure escapism" but is totally spoiled for me, by the narrator .


    What did you like best about this story?

    As a huge fan, my interest is always held by the subjects written about


    Was Dark Witch worth the listening time?

    The narrator shouted aggressively all the way through,completely spoiling any interest I had in the story. Fortunately for me, I also have a hard copy of the book, so I could read, and put my own narrative in my head


    Any additional comments?

    I hope new Nora readers are not put off, her books are good and entertaining

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kathleen-Ann
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    1/30/17
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    "Started off strong"

    started strong and for my money, flew rapidly downhill from there.

    I fully appreciate that I may well be the only 30 something woman on the planet who doesn't enjoy or want a blow by blow running commentary on anyone's bedroom gymnastics, again and again and again.... in fact ever!

    I've experienced sex, I was hoping to be pulled into a tale woven from the magickal and fantastical, but was dragged kicking and screaming into something entirely different and utterly drab.

    Pass on this if you want an actual story worth listening to.

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  • EmPemm
    West Yorkshire
    8/22/16
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    "Nice story spoilt by narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I couldn't manage to listen to it due to the terrible "Irish" accents used by the narrator. I tried a few times and eventually gave in, luckily I#ve read the book previously and the other two books in the trilogy use a different narrator so will try them


    What didn’t you like about Katherine Kellgren’s performance?

    Awful accent, she would have been better just using her own voice


    Did Dark Witch inspire you to do anything?

    Stop listening and re-read the book myself


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AMG, London
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    7/19/16
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    "Terrible drivel, terribly read"

    Most of Nora Roberts's fantasy novels seem to be written by formula, and this is no exception. The reader seemed to realise this and was determined to inject some drama into it, with unfortunate results.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Queenbea
    12/10/15
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    "dark Witch"

    Enjoyable story although the ending was a little abrupt - there is obviously a next book in which the drama continues. Overall a good "read".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JAYNE W
    3/20/15
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    "captivating"

    a brilliant storyline very captivating narrated brilliantly definitely a fantastic buy cannot wait to get to the second book in the series I've loved every minute of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EMMA NCGRARTH
    1/7/15
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    "wonderful completely wonderful ! thank you !!!!"

    Whilst working from home this quite short book provides all that is needed to keep me going !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • l m kasim
    1/2/15
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    "Boring drivel"

    I felt quite insulted at the sexual embellishment, that this should be considered 'women's fiction '. I struggled to no avail

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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