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EmPemm

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  • Stars of Fortune

  • Guardians Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story well read but watch out as abridged

  • By EmPemm on 22-06-17

Nice story well read but watch out as abridged

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Stars of Fortune to be better than the print version?

No as this version is abridged, it does say that in the description but I somehow missed it so was confused as I am familiar with the story and it kept skipping bits. Would ave much preferred an unabridged version

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stars of Fortune?

I liked how the characters met and the descriptions of Corfu

Which character – as performed by Saskia Maarleveld – was your favourite?

Have to say Sasha and Bran as its their story

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

Probably (especially as it is short due to be abridged... bit annoyed i didn't spot that before i ordered though not sure if there is an unabridged version available)

Any additional comments?

This is a nice story, a good into to the trilogy and it is performed well with no bad accents

  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic modern witchy tale

  • By Suzanne on 02-12-13

Nice story spoilt by narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-16

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