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Blood Brothers Audiobook

Blood Brothers: Sign of Seven, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.

This modern-day legend draws reporter and author Quinn Black to Hawkins Hollow with the hope of making the eerie happening the subject of her new book. It is only February, but Caleb Hawkins, descendent of the town founders, has already seen and felt the stirrings of evil. Though he can never forget the beginning of the terror in the woods 21 years ago, the signs have never been this strong before.

Cal will need the help of his best friends, Fox and Gage, but surprisingly, he must rely on Quinn as well. She, too, can see the evil that the locals cannot, somehow connecting her to the town - and to Cal. As winter turns to spring, Cal and Quinn will shed their inhibitions, surrendering to a growing desire. They will form the cornerstone of a group of men and women bound by fate, passion, and the fight against what is to come from out of the darkness.

©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Phil Gigante gives a spirited performance of the first book in Roberts's new trilogy. Fans of her storytelling will revel in this new series, which weaves romance with supernatural events." (AudioFile)

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    Paulie 05/04/2014
    Paulie 05/04/2014
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    "How do I explain this book?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to people who enjoy, love, life, and small country towns that hold the secret's, the terror and horror of magic and the paranormal, BUT it's SET in very realistic surroundings, very unlike many other books that branch into these subjects of lore, rite and magic. I think this is why I loved it so much. It also holds a lost coming of age. I don't know how to place it in any kind of genre though :) It could be a romance novel, horror story, or a paranormal magic spin, but how ever you perceive or enjoy any of these topics, this is one of the best I have ever read of it's kind. I love general novels, fantasy, sci fi, horror. A huge mix of topics and genre's, but this is a fantastic listen if you like this sort of thing. It's like a music mash up of all your favourites but written into a magical story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself, yeah ok there is a small cheese factor but once past this the dialogue and quick witted retorts and responses from characters could have fallen straight out of the mouths of my friends which kept me laughing, some actually were and the way the were placed into the context of speech, made me think I recognised friends traits in their words and actions.


    Have you listened to any of Phil Gigante’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    He was great. I'm a big fan.


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

    yes, I think I did, it was either this one or book 2.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • beth
    LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States
    27/01/13
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    "So-So for Nora"

    This book fell a little flat for me. I liked the characters and the plot idea but it just felt a little contrived and not up to Nora's usual standards. I bought the whole series in advance so I am hoping for an improvement. I might have just had really high expectations after reading "The Circle Trilogy" that I adored. I will finish the series but it definitely shifted to the bottom of my TBR pile.

    The narration was good but the female voices were a tad cheesy.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rick
    Trussville, AL, United States
    9/08/12
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    "Frequent Listener"

    Wasn't sure how I was going to like a Nora Roberts book, I was getting lots of trash talk from my family and friends about it being girlie. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I continued on with my listening journey. First, I enjoy Phil as a narrator, I read where someone said the book needed a better narrator, I find that hard to believe as it seemed to me that Phil did a great job bringing personality and a believable difference to the many characters. I've listened to some readers that prettty much put me to sleep, didn't happen on this book.

    The story was very different from the sort of books I normally listen to, yes I am a guy and pretty much feed on Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Griffin, Wood, Silva and that sort, but I found this very enjoyable fair. Imaginative and fun to listen to, I do recomend it now. What is best, I have the last laugh on my family.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    United States
    10/12/12
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    "Blood Brothers"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked the Quinn - the main female character. She really comes across as one of those people you want to meet in real life. Fun, happy and cheerful. Out of all of the books in this series I like this one the most for it's romance story.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing that I didn't like about this book was the ending/transition to the next book in the series and the "event" at the end. I felt it could have been more thought out to be more impactful. Also I feel that this series out of all that I've read of Nora Roberts is the worst when it comes to that transition from book to book. The series was written 1-2-3 but should have been a continual story line to it's conclusion making the transitions from book one to two to three choppy and the individuality based solution illogical (though an explanation was given in the story it just didn't hold up for me).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lynessa
    Nashua, NH, USA
    18/06/08
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    "Great story needs better narrator"

    I have to say I have always enjoyed Robert's books and this is another one to add to my list. The only problem I had was the narrators choice of voices was horrible. All the women were screetchy and annoying as well as Fox's which made it somewhat hard to listen to without cringing when one of them "spoke". This is a great gripping story, you just need to make it through the voices.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    Jacksonville, TX, USA
    14/02/09
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    "Good story, but..."

    I listened to this book in audio and enjoyed the story, but was disappointed with the narration. Enough so that I went with hardcopy editions of the next two books in the series. I found it distracting when the narrator switched to a comedic falsetto for the women's voices and I'm not sure where he came up with the accents he chose for certain characters. Another excellent story from Nora Roberts, but I recommend enjoying it in the paperback version.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    Chicago, IL, United States
    27/01/09
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    "Terrible Narrator"

    Terrible Narrator. I rarely say this as I believe to listen to audio books I must be flexible as to how a character is portrayed by the narrator. But this one was terrible, no. Horrible. Not only was his voices for the women appalling but his male voices were not much better. The sex scenes were painful- to the point where further into the book I had to skip them. The scenes were well written, but it was embarrassing to hear it from this narrator. I could tell he was embarrassed by them too!

    I only wish Susan Ericksen had narrated this one, she is brilliant with Nora Roberts books. This narrator was so bad I really don't know if I liked the book or not. It was so hard to listen to it and even harder to care for any of the characters, the way it was read. So disappointing.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra L. Jacob
    US
    24/10/09
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    "This narrator is AWFUL"

    I won't buy any more audiobooks that he narrates. Listened to some others by another author and he just sounds false and whiney most of the time. No genuine emotion in his voice which detracts from the books he reads.

    I gave three stars because the book is vintage NR, an easy and predictable read.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Steph
    Florida
    2/10/16
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    "Easy reading trilogy"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I recommend this book to people who want something light and magical and romantic. If you're looking for something deep and meaningful, you must look elsewhere.


    Would you recommend Blood Brothers to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend Blood Brothers to my friends if they are looking for a vacation read.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator is a man, therefore the male voices are mostly spot on. Female voices...well, I felt as if he must have some pretty solid stereotypes of women in his mind when he read these characters. I had to sort of get around the problem by replaying the dialogue in my head, by asking myself how I would have read it and telling myself that it's okay...it's okay...these women are really smart, they just sound like fools. (Sorry, narrator.)


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Female narrators are best for Nora Roberts books.


    Any additional comments?

    I like these light romances. Though I would like for them to have more depth. I must assume that these kinds of magical romance trilogies are just fluffy, which is fine for light entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shellie Williams
    21/07/16
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    "2nd time reading"

    great book! I enjoy super natural AZ nd this didn't have a lot of that but good story. liked how all the characters were broght together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie Schmidt
    Llano, Texas
    29/05/16
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    "Nora Roberts does it again"

    This story follows Nora Roberts tried and true formula of three men and women meeting up to defeat big baddie, ages old curse, and fall in love. Well this book only two technically fall in love. Great story as usual. The narrator is sometimes annoying, especially when doing the girl's voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Cmq
    Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom
    31/12/10
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    "Shame about the narrator"

    If you know and like Nora Roberts' writing style, this is for you. It has all the usual ingredients, likeable characters, a good sense of location and the right balance between suspense and romance. It's not her best effort but a fair addition to her work. Would have rated this as a four star but dropped this down to a three as I didn't get on with the narrator. His interpretation of the female characters' voices were unconvincing and distracting - he did better with the male characters but it was an uneven read and lessened the ease and enjoyment of listening to the book. Having now heard the second audio book in the series (which uses a different narrator), it becomes even more clear that the narration for the first book was weak. A shame.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nadia
    Fleet, United Kingdom
    12/04/09
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    "Blood Brothers"

    This is the first book in Nora Robert's Sign Of Seven Trilogy. Three young boys accidentally release a demon that has been trapped for centuries. Every seven years, the demon returns to wreak havoc on the town. Now grown, the three friends are determined to send the demon back where it came from. They are joined by three women who are intimately connected with the town and its history. For me, this wasn't quite in the league of the Circle Trilogy, but I think it would be almost impossible to top that. Blood Brothers is interesting, highly readable and with strong, likeable characters. Perfect for anyone who likes romance with a supernatural twist. Once you've read the first book, I guarantee you'll want to read the next two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • dylan
    23/08/15
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    "a new world of entertainment"

    great story although three books should be combined as one that would be great. ;)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • June
    Asker, Norway
    19/07/14
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    "Narrator made Quinn unbearable"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Love Nora Roberts audiobooks, but this one got me peeved - not just for the hocus-pocus aspects, but also for the voicing of Quinn, an obviously smart gal who's made to sound like a double-dose of sugar-blondie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    10/10/12
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    "Not what I was expecting!"

    I was meant to down load Blood Brother - instead I got this! But it was a good book. Never read a horror before! I got though it as I expect its a gentle one! Kind of petered out towards the end. Allowing for another book which spoilt it a bit. Nicely narrated. Might give the next one a shot in a few weeks........

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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