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Irish Thoroughbred

Irish Hearts, Book 1
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this classic romance from New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, one woman will discover that love has the power to overcome all barriers.

Irish lass Adelia Cunnane had entered a fairy tale! Working at the world-renowned Royal Meadows stables was a dream come true. She was determined to prove her worth, especially to the stables' owner - the very opinionated and ruggedly handsome Travis Grant. Princesses weren't the only ones who could have a happily ever after!

©1981 Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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The story was read in a mono tone without much expression or character.
The story was weak lacking the strength of past books I have read. I kept waiting for the twists and turns or something that would keep me engrossed but sadly it didn’t happen. It was predicable.
I’m really disappointed and will not be finishing the series

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  • Karen
  • 25-04-2016

Great narrator

Not sure why there were negative comments about the narrator. I enjoyed listening to her voice

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  • sally
  • 15-05-2016

narrator made it nearly impossible to enjoy book

sorry to say, narrator made it nearly impossible to finish story, bad investment of time

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  • J.A.
  • 22-09-2015

Terrible narrator

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Unfortunately, I couldn't even get past the narration of the story to know if I'd like the book. This is something that I'll need to try to read. The narrator sounded like a computer reading the book. It was awful.

What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

The narrator.

What didn’t you like about Amy Rubinate’s performance?

She sounds like a computer reading. There is no expression or emotion. Even when she begins trying to read in an Irish accent, it's just poor.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-04-2016

Narrator Style/Voice Not my favorite

This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts stories and I have read the book countless times. I wasn't a fan of the Narrator's voice, but it did grow on me a little bit. I would have loved to hear this read by the narrator of the Born In series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-01-2016

Thoroughly enjoyed!

Good story and excellent narration. Made my time on the elliptical fly by. Buying the rest of the series now.

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  • Mindy Max
  • 23-01-2016

Nora Roberts

my favorite writer! this another awesome series! buying the next book now! the be on audible!

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  • Sherri Wilson
  • 18-01-2016

The narrator was awful

I liked this story. Wished I had read the book instead of listening. Nora Roberts is a fantastic author so I saw the book thru. And I'm glad I did. It's a good story. The narrator hired for this job,however, sounded like a woman of her forties-maybe not a young woman of twenty-three.

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  • jaybee100
  • 14-08-2015

romance and horses, or vice versa

At first, I was put off by the reader. when she changed from the American accent to the Irish, my opinion of her warmed. A horse story and a romance. fun read.

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  • Donna D
  • 12-06-2019

Irish

I have always loved reading Nora Roberts. I only finished listening to get the whole story. I really didn’t like the reader. I bought the sequel to this in Kindle format so I didn’t have to listen to this reader.

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  • Sprucemoose2013
  • 05-01-2019

A Classic Romance

Nora Roberts has the gift of Blarney! Although the narrator isn’t all that bad she’s not that good either.