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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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    Jessica 03-23-15
    Jessica 03-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful"

    This story is one of my favorite fantasy stories of hers based in Ireland. Everyone she write about Ireland it makes me want to go even more.

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    Carmel Melbourne VictoriaAustralia 03-23-15
    Carmel Melbourne VictoriaAustralia 03-23-15 Member Since 2007
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    "needed to regulate sound"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    not necessarily as the narrator ruined my concentration and I am sure effected my involvement with the story line


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    fairly predictable


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Katherine Kellgren?

    Anyone else but her. Nothing personal but she did not have the ability to modulate her vocals


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    Jacob Brown 03-19-15
    Jacob Brown 03-19-15
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    "Great book -- terrible narrator"

    The story was exciting and fun for a fantasy novel, but the narrator emphasized a lot of the phrasing bizarrely.

    If you're someone who has a hard time getting into the story because of a bad narrator, I'd probably pass this one. Otherwise, I'd listen to it again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie Kording 03-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Love it"

    Love the narrator. Love the story which features horses. Great Nora Roberts. Good action and leads well into the next book.

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    Joanne 03-18-15
    Joanne 03-18-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Narrator was capable, but Irish accents too arch."

    Love Nora Roberts and most of her Irish trilogies. However, this narrator was less capable than her more prolific narrator, Susan Erickson, which impacted my ability to enjoy the audio story nuances without performance distractions.

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    Jeanne Dill 03-05-15
    Jeanne Dill 03-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointment "

    Sophomoish at best ....I've always enjoyed Nora Roberts but I'm about to leave these characters and not finish waste of money on this one

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    C.Glodon 03-03-15
    C.Glodon 03-03-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Love it!!"

    an exciting story can't wait to listen to the other books although the story line resembled her other trilogy fire ice and shame which I loved. The narrator did an excellent job of delivering the story you felt the thrill and excitement . could stop listening until I finished the book.

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    Amazon Customer 03-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad performance"

    I enjoy Nora Roberts books. Yes, they follow similar patterns but they are fun. I have actually read this book and print and really enjoyed it. When I saw the audiobook version, I thought it would be fun for the car. I was wrong! The performance is TERRIBLE! The horrible accents and inflection made it painful to listen to. If I could give the performance negative stars, I would. Do yourself a favor and just read the book. Don't try listening to it.

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    disapointed too! 02-26-15 Member Since 2015

    i love listening to stories in my car!

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    "I really liked it!"

    It surprises me how many people give the reader crap about her voices, it was easy to tell who was who I didn't think anyone sounded old and haggard! I can't wait to start book 2!

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    frances 02-25-15
    frances 02-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not my cup of tea"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    I am an avid Nora Roberts reader.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot get into this story because of the voice. The reader is articulate, but there is something in her voice that makes listening to this title very difficult. It is like she is yelling the story at you. This is a trilogy I am going to have to read and NOT listen to.

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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
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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


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  • AMG, London
    London UK
    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.

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  • 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".

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  • 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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