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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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    Cathy Brighton, Australia 12-11-14
    Cathy Brighton, Australia 12-11-14
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    "struggling to finish"
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    I'm struggling to listen to this, I have to keep replaying to understand whats happening.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator gets too loud and screeches for excitement/dramatic effect. Lost me a few times when the story moves into dream 'mode'.


    Any additional comments?

    Forcing myself to finish listening, which is not my 'norm' for a Nora Roberts

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    Tamara 12-07-14
    Tamara 12-07-14
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    "Narrator is terrible!"
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    I can't tell if I like the story or not. I'm almost finished with the book and can't wait for it to end due to the narration. This woman should not be narrating audiobooks. She is so over the top it completely ruins the story. She wears me out!


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Chosen a different narrator.


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

    Under no circumstances.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for this book to be over. I'm tempted to buy the book on kindle just to stop listening to this narrator and finish the story. 2 more hours to go.

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    not oprahs pick Nev. 12-03-14
    not oprahs pick Nev. 12-03-14 Member Since 2013

    know what is a good book

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

    A different narrater would have really made this book. I was so disappointed in the narration that I even returned this book. Ms Roberts, please find someone else to narrate, because this looked like such a good trilogy.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not this trilogy and not this narrater. Sorry ms.Kellgren


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

    For some reason she was shouting all the witches dialog, even when it didnt call for it. Unless the irish folks slways shout at each other. Way tooooo much drama.


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

    I was really excited about a new Norah Roberts trilogy, but will by pass the others if she has this same person narrating.


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    C. Woods Ohio 12-03-14
    C. Woods Ohio 12-03-14 Member Since 2017

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    "I feel like I've been bludgeoned."
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    Nora Roberts, yes. Narrator Katherine Kellgren, absolutely not! She's a human blow horn!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The horses. Love horses.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Use a different narrator. She'd be great on the stage and wouldn't need a microphone. She also gets way too excited when the scene really doesn't warrant it. I made it through the whole thing because I liked the story. Very relieved to see a different narrator is used for the next book in the series.


    Did Dark Witch inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, to go on vacation to a castle.


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    kim 12-01-14
    kim 12-01-14 Member Since 2017
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    "I good book is worth hiring a good narrator!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To read not to listen. I grinned and bared the narrator. This is the first Nora Roberts book I've listened to or read. The story was sadly a bit predictable.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Absolutely, but I've read the reviews on the next 2 books and the narrators look to be equally as awful.


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    Mandy Lane Allen Texas 11-19-14
    Mandy Lane Allen Texas 11-19-14

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    "Good book horrible narrator "

    My least favorite in this series but story line is fair. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I would have read it. Narrator is SO LOUD and ALL the women except for Iona sound like old grannies. The men except for Conner sound weird too.

    Different narrator would have made all the difference here

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    Dianne Herbert 11-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Couldn't listen"
    What disappointed you about Dark Witch?

    I love Nora Roberts but I coan not stand this narrator. I will read the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    Of course.


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

    NO!


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

    Disappointed


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    Florida Mom Orange Park, FL 11-13-14
    Florida Mom Orange Park, FL 11-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Not a relaxing listen!"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I listen to books at work, but this one, due to the narration, kept me on edge, but not in a good way. I've read the book, so I know the story, but only to chapter 2 and I dont know if I can keep up with this narrator. She makes Sorrca sound like an old woman; I know she is sick, but...I havent looked to see if she narrates the others, but if she does, I might have to pass on the rest.


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    Aria Jayde 10-25-14
    Aria Jayde 10-25-14 Member Since 2014

    I'm a Parentist, Writer, Vlogger, Blogger, Life Enthusiast, Happy Morning Person & Majestic Night Person.

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    "I almost missed this gem - re: Narration! WTF?!"
    What did you love best about Dark Witch?

    Both the story and the narration. I almost didn't buy it, and am glad I didn't listen to the reviews about the bad narrator. I LOVED the passion and intensity in the narration, and don't believe it would be as completely 'felt' without it. It was magic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The strength, thoroughly thought out plot and depth that seems to be in every Nora Roberts book I listen to.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    All. It wasn't her different character tones that got me though, it was the thorough emotional journey her narration took me on. I was really affected.


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

    Not particularly, I loved the entire thing from start to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to experiencing book number 2 :) xo

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    Gloraine Benton 10-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "EXCELLENT BOOK"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK ABOUT FANTASY AND WITCHES


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THIS BOOK HAS TO BE CONNER FOR THE CARE HE TAKES OF HIS SISTER AND THE NEW FOUND COUSIN FROM THE STATES


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    I REALLY LIKE THE WAY SHE PORTAITED TEGANS GREAT GRANDAUGHTER


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

    NOT ONLY DID I LISTEN TO IT ALL IN ONE SITTING IT KEPT ME AWAKE WHILE I WAS DRIVING


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