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Blood Magick

The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 3
Written by: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
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From #1 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…

Book Three of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, Blood Magick

County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family - along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

She had it once - for a moment - with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.

Don’t miss the first two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, Dark Witch and Shadow Spell

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

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Fun But Formulaic

Blood Magick is the third and final book in Nora Robert's Cousins O'Dwyer series. It follows the third set of pairs, Branna and Finn, in their attempt to take down their greatest enemy and a curse that hurts them all.

What worked for me: the intertwined narrative of present and past and how both protagonists and ancestors played a role in the final battle. Susan Erickson as the new narrator was engaging and really drew you in.

What didn't work for me: having a third different narrator (characterization was great but pronunciation of names was different than the previous) and the slow and painful building of the third pairing's character arc.

You will like this book if you're into the no-brainer Roberts romances, but will find this repetitive, drawn out, and anti-climactic if you've already read her other romance series.

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so boring. read book 1 and stop

book three in this series is endless. It's all about magic. It is so boring over and over and over. and the endless fighting the same argument over and over. I have to finish the book cuz I Need to Know How It Ends but boring

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  • Jeffrey D Toony
  • Dallas, TX
  • 2015-02-06

MUCH better narration than the first two.

Loved all three stories, but I suggest you read the first two for yourselves. The narration was spot on in this one. Drew me in and let me immerse myself in the tale, without being any kind of distraction.

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  • CynD
  • 2014-11-15

Perfection!

What made the experience of listening to Blood Magick the most enjoyable?

The narrator.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

.Much preferred Susan's performance over those of the previous two narrators in the series
In the previous audio books, Iona's character (to me) was only tolerable. Although a "bit" character in the Blood Magick, I actually liked Iona's character, not near as irritating as she she came across previously.

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

The cohesiveness within the circle of friends throughout their various struggles.

Any additional comments?

Only that I wish Susan Ericksen had been narrator for the entire trilogy!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Menon
  • Florida, US
  • 2014-11-05

Want Katherine Kellgren

The book and characters are very much in tune with Nora Roberts and just as exciting with a climatic and exciting finish. But I must say I enjoyed the 1st book the most because of the narrator. I wouldn't mind listening to it again if it was read by Katherine Kellgren. I'm not saying that Susan Ericksen didn't do a great job it's just that the voices better suited KK more cause she did the first book.

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  • Lit Chick
  • 2014-11-04

Ok

I enjoy all things Nora Roberts but I thought this entire series was very similar to her Sign of Seven trilogy. Susan Erickson was awesome as always though when I first hear her voice I always think Eve Dallas! Trilogy was just ok.

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  • R G
  • 2014-11-23

Loved it!

Where does Blood Magick rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high!

What did you like best about this story?

Liked the plot.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

Brought the characters to light.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love that transcends evil and time.

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  • Bonnie
  • EAST BERLIN, PA, United States
  • 2014-11-05

Disappointed

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

A better narrator. She made Brianna sound very overbearing...

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Story was good, It followed with the other books well.

Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

Maybe, not sure,

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

Just kind of blahhh, I had trouble really getting into the story, like I did with the first two books.

Any additional comments?

Don't know why but I did not enjoy this book as much as the first two, the narration seemed off somehow. ???

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Shauna
  • 2014-10-31

THIRD TIMES THE CHARM!! (pun intended)

YES!! Thank you for Susan Ericson. I enjoyed this greatly, the ending to the trilogy was very satisfying and again..SUSAN FREAKIN' ERICSON!!! Now---make my Christmas and please have her re-do the first 2 in the series and I'll have a perfect set. Much better!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • Oregon
  • 2014-11-02

Not bad

Its a good story. It felt a bit rushed, although the speed is quite slow. I'd recommend setting the speed at 1.25x. It was easier to listen to at a faster speed.

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  • jdelcarmen
  • 2019-04-12

wonderful

this is a wonderful book! story was great and performance was wonderful, I really enjoyed the Irish accent!

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  • Mary Harris
  • 2019-04-03

Wonderful ending to the Trilogy

the storyline was Superior! The performance was spectacular; the narration and the reading were absolutely perfect.