• Irish Thoroughbred

  • Irish Hearts, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (968 ratings)

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Irish Thoroughbred

By: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
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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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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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Great narrator

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

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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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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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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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oh the narrator

this is quite possibly the worst narrator known to man. like that annoying jeopardy lady!

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Good story Terribly narrated

Eg like historien men ho som lese e heilt forferdelig. det ødelegge alt. Angre skikkelig.

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Not the best Nora Robert's book. Skip it.

Performance sounds almost like a robot. However, the accent was done well. I finished the book out of pure desire to finish what I had started. I strongly disliked the story line and the way the female lead was developed. I normally love Nora Robert's, but I truly did not like this book.

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Nora Roberts

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

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Horrible narration

Don’t buy the audible just read the book. The narrator is beyond irritating and so distracting

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  • 03-02-22

The Narrator

Nora Roberts is a favourite author of mine, but Irish Thoroughbred was more like romance for teenagers and I found the voice of the narrator very irritating.

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  • Aneta
  • 01-12-22

the accents are off putting

Struggled to finish.
The story by N Roberts as fab as always.
but the audio is really off puttinh. the accents are very bad

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  • 12-07-21

Brilliant book, beautiful story. Irish accent?🤦‍♀

Loved this book so much, bought it years ago in paper back and thought I would love to listen to it in audio, until the narrator did her attempt at an Irish accent. It totally ruined the book for me.

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  • Catherine
  • 07-30-18

Disappointed

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