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Download Born in Ice: Born in Trilogy, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,567 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: Fiacre Douglas Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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Brianna Concannon is the second daughter of Irishman Tom Conconnan and his wife, Maeve, who had once found themselves inescapably locked in the bonds of matrimony, despite the frozen wastelands that once were their two hearts.

A heart-gripping story set in County Clare, Ireland during contemporary times, the brisk pace of the story and characters living amid the lush Irish scenery could have come out of almost any past point in time.

The bright, talented Brie has accepted her lot in life, that of caring for a demanding shrew of a mother. Running a quiet inn she is slowly turning into a lovely spot for travelers provides her only form of companionship and offers an outlet for the domestic skills that make her heart sing.

Brie's love of beauty is all around her, and everything she touches becomes even more beautiful: her home, her flower gardens, the recipes she prepares for travelers and neighbors. What she is missing, although she refuses to admit it, is a man beside her and a family of her own.

Brie has both her own life and her mother under control, and she has convinced herself that she has everything she needs. Then American writer Gray Thane checks in to her lovely little inn, content to set his next novel among the wildflowers overlooking the brooding Atlantic ocean, not far from Brianna's door.

The story that unfolds is one that is as old as Ireland, and one that serves modern audiences as well.

Since her first novel was published in 1981, Nora Roberts has written more than 200 books, building a fan base spread all over the world. Many of her books have gone on to become number one best sellers. Additionally Roberts has won at least 19 Romance Writers of America awards. New fans of Roberts' work discover a treasure trove of books written by a novelist who entertains them and holds their interest while taking them away from the mundane business of daily life.

One of Roberts' recent projects involves restoring a wonderful old inn, originally built during the 1790s, in rural Maryland. She has turned it into just the type of setting one of her heroines might find herself in. With guest rooms designed in honor of famous literary couples such as "Jane and Rochester," or "Elizabeth and Darcy, her inn is bound to be a success.

"Born in Ice" is available for easy downloading from AudioBookstore.com. It is narrated by Fiancre Douglas, who captures the brogue of the Irish for genuine listening pleasure.

When the harsh storms of winter descend upon western Ireland, the locals stay indoors - and visitors stay away. Brianna Concannon's bed-and-breakfast becomes a cold and empty place. And that's fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window.

This year, though, she's expecting an unusual guest: mystery writer Grayson Thane, from America. A restless wanderer with a dark past, he plans to spend the cold winter alone. Yet sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Sometimes a fire can be born in ice... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie.neuburger | 2/18/2014

    " Another great series. Her series of three are the best books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 2/14/2014

    " Adding books to my list. I will have to go back and reread to write an accurate review. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi | 2/12/2014

    " Can't wait to read the Third Book. Nora Roberts always draws you in. I want to start reading Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 2/9/2014

    " One of her better books. Thought I was in Ireland. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jimmyjane | 2/5/2014

    " Brianna and the American writer Gray- yum! I didn't expect to like this story so much, as Brianna had seemed a little on the doormat side of personalities in the previous book, but I was surprised and enjoyed the descriptions of life running a B&B. And Gray was delicious. He had the money but not the same airy command of Rogan, which made me like him more and his background was great. I was rooting for these two ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne Testa | 1/31/2014

    " second in the Irish Born Trilogy, this story surrounds Brianna Concannon and Grayson Thane. I am not usually a fan of the Nora Roberts books, I find them to be repetitive and long winded most times but this trilogy has been interesting to read. Grayson Thane author with the carefree lifestyle settles into Brianna's Bed and Breakfast to write his next book. They become lovers much to Brianna's mother's dislike. Then again, the bitterness and unhappiness of the mother comes to the forefront when she tells Brianna she was born out of duty. Maeve has her issues, resenting the husband and the children because she could no longer sing. Maggie and Rogan makes an appearance, with Maggie preggers and ready to give birth. Also woven into the story is a stock certificate that Tom Concannon bought and discovered by Brianna in the attic. And, Brianna learning of her father's affair with a woman named Amanda. Nora Roberts keeps the story moving a long with Brianna and Grayson's secrets slowly being revealed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilli Orumaa | 1/17/2014

    " All three books in this trilogy is alright. But story was little bit slow moving for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/17/2014

    " Three sisters + three men + the Ireland angle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie DuVall | 12/19/2013

    " This was one of the first books I read about 20 years ago and I can still pick it up, read it and enjoy reading it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 12/15/2013

    " I am just loving this Trilogy, one more to go. I will be sad when I am done!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/14/2013

    " Awe... a sequel to a warm, fuzy, Nora Roberts love story... I liked the first book a little better, I really liked Maggie... Brie was a little too sweet for me, but still a nice love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 12/8/2013

    " I needed a romance fix. This was nice. Predictable, but good enough for me to want to read the rest of the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Knowles | 11/26/2013

    " The second book in this Nora Roberts trilogy, and in my opinion, the best of the three. The dutiful Brianna falls in love with a murder mystery author who is staying at her inn. When the book is written, she has to persuade him to stay... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 10/31/2013

    " The second of Roberts's Born In Trilogy, this novel is one of clashing personalities that leads to true love. A good beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 5/7/2013

    " A great book on it's own, and even better as part of the series! I really enjoyed this one! I love the intricacies of the characters in this trilogy - so much going on, yet instead of being overwhelming, it just makes them so much more real. Thanks for another great one, Nora Roberts! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~Jessica~I'm a Hoodie Ninja~ | 3/2/2013

    " Oh this book was so good. a perfect love story. Not over done. Just wonderful! Nora Roberts you never seem to disappoint! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aswathy | 11/9/2012

    " This and its first part "Born in Fire" are great reads. But the third part (Born in Shame) is, to say the least, tiring. There are two reasons why i will always cherish this book. First is the beauty of Ireland captured so well by the author, and second, Grayson Thane "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 9/21/2012

    " Another great book in the "Born In" trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kit | 7/7/2012

    " Nothing like a great audio version of book to make a trip go by in a blink. I haven't read too many Nora Roberts books but this romance was endearing and the Irish narrator added to the attraction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 6/8/2012

    " This book is quite entertaining and Nora Roberts has the magical ability to make you feel like you are in Ireland, right next to the characters as their lives unfold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 2/5/2012

    " The story continues about the other sister. Still in Ireland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/19/2012

    " Love love love this series! I don't know if it's the Ireland setting or the charm of the characters, but I like the second book in this trilogy better than the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosa Hope | 7/23/2011

    " This is my all time favorite book. It's moving and so wonderfully written. Brianna and Gray are perfectly flawed and beautiful together... Plus.... Gray reminds me of my husband. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bigkrl | 4/15/2011

    " I loved this book-very refreshing and charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Baldi | 3/8/2011

    " This was a favorite of Nora Roberts' Born In series. The 2 characters were the most interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 2/18/2011

    " i wanted to read a more adult romance - one that didn't have vampires or angels... sometimes eye-rolly, sometimes fun, mostly forgettable... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/25/2011

    " This was my favorite of the trilogy. I loved the characters and the way they interacted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/24/2011

    " Second book in the series. Lives and loves of an Irish family. Good fast reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/21/2011

    " Love love love this series! I don't know if it's the Ireland setting or the charm of the characters, but I like the second book in this trilogy better than the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa | 1/8/2011

    " Second in a Nora Roberts trilogy and does its job perfectly. The couple are fantastic! She's all prim and proper and *gasp* innocent and he's a wild "gypsy" type. The story sets up the third book better than the first in the series. All in all, great vacation reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 1/2/2011

    " absoutely loved it!!!nora roberts is a genius!! "

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About the Author
Author Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two hundred novels. She is also the author of a bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb, her other pseudonyms being Jill March and Sarah Hardesty. She was the first author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.