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Shadow Spell

The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 2
Narrated by: Alan Smyth
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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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 the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken….

A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss.

Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted - until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle.

Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself - and their friendship - to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves….

©2014 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Dawnette L. Hodgson
  • 08-12-14

Story good, narrator not

What did you love best about Shadow Spell?

I enjoyed the story overall, but have to agree with other reviewers that it was a predictable storyline. I've read a lot of Nora Roberts, and truley enjoy her writing, but it does seem that the plots are along the same lines especially when it comes to her trilogies.

Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Smyth’s performances?

No, his cadence was terrible. He paused in the most awkward places and his emphasis was placed on off syllables and words.

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

No

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  • Sarah
  • 18-06-14

Will put you in to their life's one of her best .

Would you listen to Shadow Spell again? Why?

Yes it is so we'll read and the book will keep you wanting to see how it ends.

What did you like best about this story?

The Character fells like real people.

Which character – as performed by Alan Smyth – was your favorite?

Couldn't pick just one loved them all.

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  • Jennifer Stanford
  • 08-09-18

Need a new narrator

He butchered the book to the point of being painful. Makes so many pauses that you cannot follow the story line. Would like my money back!

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  • Lou Moss
  • 21-08-17

Reading is better!

The narrator is horrible. The sentences are choppy and difficult to listen to. The sentences are read like someone just learning how to read. I will be reading this book instead of listening to it.

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  • Toni
  • 04-08-16

Loved the book not the voice

The book has such a great story,but it was hard for me to get passed the voice. He does a stop and go when he's reading and it sounds choppy. Was not a fan at all. The first book I zoomed right through I couldn't get enough...this one took longer cause I cringed every time he'd read a speaking line...it's like putting.a.period.after.every.word. Too frustrating for me

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  • Carol
  • 19-09-19

Book 2 of my favorite by Nora Roberts

Book 2 of my favorite Nora Roberts s eries. Getting ready for Blood Magic.
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  • Jessa
  • 10-07-19

Need a new narrator!

The story is good but this Alan Smyth pauses in all the wrong places and makes this book so difficult to listen to. The first book Dark Witch was narrated wonderfully! Katherine's voices and intensity is what caused me to purchase the second book but this narrator is excruciating. Please go back to using Katherine Kellgren! She's remarkable and does your books justice.

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  • CJohnson
  • 03-07-19

Great book, bad narrator

I've read this series a number of times. With that said, the first book's narrator on Audible did an excellent job with the passion, and pacing of the book. This narrator , however, does not pace himself and is often pausing when there shouldn't be a pause. This is especially noticeable when he reads the younger Eammon's part where he continually stammers or pauses incessantly . It became quite bothersome listening to this.

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  • Mary Harris
  • 17-03-19

Great story line, needs a different readee.

I loved the . storyline. But the reader was choppy when he tried to imitate the Irish brogue and their voices which made it this interesting to listen to the Brokenness. would be great if you could be performed by someone else.

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  • Elizabeth Hansen
  • 17-03-19

great book but narrator almost ruined it

the narrator wasnt much to my liking. the accents werent bad, but he was really really choppy