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Download Born in Shame: Born in Trilogy, Book 3 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,780 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: Fiacre Douglas Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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"Born in Shame" is the third novel in the bestselling "Born In" trilogy. In this novel, American-born Shannon learns that the now deceased Colin Bodine, the father whom she has known and loved all her life, is not her biological father. The truth of her birth doesn't come out until her mother, Amanda, is taking her last breaths after a battle with cancer.

Amanda's reactions run from confusion, to denial, to anger and a reluctant acceptance, but she determines not to have anything to do with her biological father's family in faraway Ireland.

A strong, capable career woman in her own right, Shannon throws herself into her work until a private investigator from Ireland finally locates her after years of searching for the long-lost Amanda, by the two daughters of Thomas Concannon. "Tommy," as her mother knew him, was a farmer who "wanted to be a poet." It is evident that the daughters and their husbands have a curiosity about Shannon, who, at first wants no part of them.

Pulled by a strange force and a dream she cannot shake, Shannon's curiosity pulls her to Ireland for a brief visit, just to learn more about the country where she was conceived as the love child of a man and a woman who had no hopes of ever being together. Shannon's visit stretches out into another week, and then another as one event after another unfolds. She hadn't expected to meet a man who first appeared to her in a dream, a man on a horse going into battle cast against an ancient woman she perceived as herself, incredibly drawn by forces she cannot understand.

It is in the light of the brilliant Irish countryside that Shannon faces reality. Her horseman is a farmer who takes care of cows and tends the land. She has a career, far removed from this island in space and time.

The trilogy is brought to a satisfying end as the lives of Maggie, Brianna and Shannon intertwine, and the actions of all those who came before meld into an elaborate tapestry that only this immensely talented author could weave.

Nora Roberts is an American writer who lives and writes in Maryland. Born Eleanor Marie Robertson, she is one of the most beloved and best-selling American romance novelists. She has called herself "an Irish woman through and through." She has published over 200 novels and over 400 million copies.

Shannon Bodine is a talented graphic artist whose life revolves around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. Her world is turned upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon.

Respecting her late mother's wish, Shannon travels, however reluctantly, to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melt away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed. And amid the lush Irish landscape, steeped in mysticism and legend, she discovers the possibility of a love that is meant to be. 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 Ashley | 2/20/2014

    " Awesome conclusion to a great trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawna | 2/18/2014

    " It's been awhile since I have read this book. But, I remember it was so good that I couldn't put it down!! I will be re-reading this soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deyara | 2/17/2014

    " Great conclusion to the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Considine | 2/8/2014

    " my favorite of the 3 books. the storyline totally had me! Even though I could sort of figure out the end, it was an interesting idea and totally works for my hopelessly romantic heart! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Davie | 2/5/2014

    " Maintained the theme of the arts and the Concannon Sisters finding true love. Sweet. Homey. I think this is the best of the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cary | 2/4/2014

    " So Book three and I was sucked into the end of the story again. Book2 was the weaker link but necessary to keep the chain. I wish these women weren't so loose but the sex isn't graphic so it makes it easier to overlook. The end was what you would expect and want but the journey was nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 1/30/2014

    " Read this trilogy as a guilty pleasure. They were pretty good, better than I expected them to be. They all had a little bit of sex, desire etc, but not so much I rolled my eyes at it (a la 50 shades). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fardaneh R | 1/19/2014

    " makes you eager to visit Ireland once in ur life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Piccolo | 1/15/2014

    " Born in Trilogy book 3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 1/4/2014

    " The born in trilogy is the best stuff of hers to start with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Di | 1/3/2014

    " Not as good as 1 & 2, but I'm glad I've read them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mirela | 11/24/2013

    " Definitely my favorite in the whole series. The ending just blew me away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gennifer | 11/7/2013

    " What a love story , "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 11/1/2013

    " Once again, the first two were better, but there series had to end somewhere, and it was lovely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 5/20/2013

    " Desta trilogia foi o que menos gostei, mas mesmo assim, achei interessante. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen Kosidowski | 5/10/2013

    " It was an okay read. It was pretty much like the last 2 books in the series. It kept my interest and I was glad she ended the series with a happy ending. I loved the description of Ireland scenery. It sounds so very beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney Stockstill | 3/23/2013

    " I've listened to this audio book 2 times. It is a good story. Nora's books become somewhat predictable, but they are enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlyn | 6/13/2012

    " The book is a good one to read again and again. Not hard to read but interesting and entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pixie | 3/23/2012

    " When you pick a title like Born in Shame, you pretty well know what you're getting yourself into. Having said that, this one was a bit more interesting than Roberts' usual romantic fluff. With a lilt of sci-fi, it was a much better read than its two predecessors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 3/5/2012

    " One of my favorite Nora Roberts trilogies. This is the second time I've read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 12/28/2011

    " This book kind of came out of nowhere for me. Nora Roberts threw in a supernatural twist that wasn't in the other books. It's not that I didn't enjoy it .. but it doesn't fit in and since this is a trilogy that is crucial. This book felt forced and so I can only give it three stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 12/27/2011

    " This was the last book the "Born In" trilogy and I really enjoyed them all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 12/3/2011

    " Book 3 of 3 in the series. Predictable, but felt I had to finish the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalya | 11/30/2011

    " One of her nice, strong family novels. I enjoyed Murphy's single mindedness about getting his girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 9/5/2011

    " I think this was my favorite of the trilogy. Total brain candy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 McCartney Green | 6/19/2011

    " One of the first books I'd ever read by Ms. Roberts. Love them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/18/2011

    " I loved this series but was left wanting more of a finish with this last book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 4/3/2011

    " Great read. Nora Roberts does it again. I did not want to put the book down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/25/2011

    " I loved the final book of the Born In trilogy! I love how the whole concannon family progresses and how shannon fits into their own special dysfunction! I didnt really buy into the touch of irish magic in the story line, but it is sweet enough. It is one of those series that I will listen to again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desi | 1/8/2011

    " I'm in love with the way Ireland is described "

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

    " Great conclusion! I think I liked this book the best of the series because Roberts pulls in a little more mysticism. If you're into her cheesy romance novels and want to hear all about Ireland, don't miss this trilogy. "

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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.