• Key of Valor

  • Key Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3,103 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What happens when the very gods depend on mortals for help? That's what three very different young women find out when they are invited to Warrior's Peak.

Light and Knowledge have succeeded in their quest, and two of the keys have been found. The final, and last, test goes to Zoe McCourt - Valor.

Zoe has the courage to raise her young son alone, and to face all the adversity life has thrown at them. But will she have the courage to face a foe determined to do anything to stop the third key from being found - even destroying everything and everyone she loves?

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©2004 Nora Roberts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Key of Valor

This review addresses a series, The Key Trilogy, by Nora Roberts. Book 1 Key of Life, Book 2 Key of Valor, Book 3 Key of Knowledge.

A Nora Roberts novel is usually a simple boy-meets-girl-romance with a story sprinkled throughout. Out of the box a tiny bit, The Key Trilogy is fantasy, i.e., witches and Celtic gods type Sci-Fi. A character even walks through a mirror as in Alice In Wonderland. But, Roberts does stick to her formula of chic-lit with the typical mawkish romance scenes *roll-eyes-hit-fast-forward* and an intriguing mystery.

All the characters are drop-dead-gorgeous, and much of the story is will-he-won’t-she romance. Two of the Celtic gods are personified by a handsome couple that own a mansion in a pretty town. They invite three women, complete strangers to each other, to complete a mysterious task (hint: involves keys, duh), ergo three books, one for each.

Anyway, if you like Nora Roberts, saccharine love scenes that do not fade-to-black, a bit of mystery, paranormal/SciFi, these will do.

Brilliance Audio, 2008, narration by Susan Ericksen (same reader as the In Death series) is great as usual. Each book is about 10 hours of listening.

Chic-lit fans enjoy!

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It was so wonderful and I'm sorry it's over.

This trilogy was so great. I really am sad that it's over. I just wish she would write a fourth so we would see how it all worked out for the three couples and the ones from the other world.

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The Crown Jewel of the Series

Roberts does not disappoint in this final installment of the trilogy. If you're credit-frugal, you could purchase books one and three only, without losing anything pertinent; however, if you are in the mood for a bit more "indulgence"...

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It's the best of the three

I love this narrator. This is the best one of the three and I think the best written. It's fantasy and if you don't like fantasy maybe this is not the series for you.

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favorite of 3

out of all 3 books zoey and bradley with simon touches me the most she shows on this book what a mom can do for her child and a heart of a true hero/warrior the reader tells it perfectly

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enchanting

Really enjoyed all of the books in this series.
I definitely like this type of story where magic meets romance. The Narrator was good and I liked the accent she used for at least 2 of the characters. Im sorry its over .

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Key of valor

This was the last of the series and as always I was sad it ended. All 3 book’s kept me listening all night and now I am worried what to choose next.
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The best

I loved all three books, Nora Roberts at her best. Can’t say enough about the narrator Susan Ericksen she was wonderful, like final icing on the cake.

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Se of my favorites!

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THEM. Will read them again from the beginning!!! HIGHLY recommend them to anyone else loving Nora Roberts!

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the 3 key trilogy had me from the first paragragrh

no house work done loved the trilogy. My mom would have loved it. thank you 😊

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  • Cherry
  • 08-08-19

yas queens

the book is great. the narrator does it justice and im thankful for that. amazing

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  • Deedar
  • 02-15-19

Great trilogy!

I really enjoyed the books. ok some of the story was slightly predictable however, very enjoyable.

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  • Catherine kelly
  • 01-07-19

End of the trilogy

Great ending to a good trilogy. Good characters and a good story. I preferred this trilogy to the Three Sisters trilogy as the men had an actual role in this one and didn't sound nearly as one dimensional. Would listen again. Very happy with these. I understand that the Irish/Welsh/mixed accents for Rowena and Pitte would be difficult for a reader but these sound a little like 'Darby O'Gill' in parts - small gripe, otherwise a great performance

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  • Denise
  • 10-18-17

Susan Erickson

The narrator in these Nora Roberts trilogy is one of the best.The cousins O"Dwyer Dark Witch,would have been much better to listen to had she narrated all of Them. I suggest that if you have any more Irish stories she should narrate or search for eloquent people who can annunciation and do different accents,.D.Wallace

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  • Nicola Turvey
  • 02-18-16

Brilliant

Love love love this trilogy and the narrator was excellent. Wish the story continued into the future.

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  • Wales
  • 12-01-14

Charming story

Where does Key of Valor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very good listen with great characters, kept me thinking to the end. Love Nora Roberts books

What other book might you compare Key of Valor to, and why?

Nora Roberts builds her characters like Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpeta

Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favourite?

The 3 girls

Any additional comments?

Great book, Nora Roberts keeps you coming back for more

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  • Mrs. K. I. Richards
  • 08-14-14

wasn't let down by the final book.

Where does Key of Valor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

so far this year - one of the best.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Key of Valor?

the fight near the end and the ending itself.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

the way she brought the characters to life.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

the story kept me listening to see what happened next.

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this was a very good book. unlike some of nora Roberts trilogies this one kept the pace up to the end instead of going flat and leaving me disappointed..
to get the final key zoe has to look at her past and the choices she made.
as a whole the trilogy comes out at five stars.
recommended one of her best trilogies..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-22

Brilliant!!

Absolutely loved this trilogy and the narrator was amazing and brought the characters to life. Nora Roberts has now become my favourite author!

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  • Jamoz23
  • 06-06-22

Good narration.

AUDIBLE I have loved this series for years and to listen to this in audible is just brilliant. I can do other things but still immerse myself in this wonderful world of magics, mystery and the battle between good and evil. Good narration. BOOK REVIEW 4.5 STARS - This is the last book of a Trilogy. I just loved Zoe, she is a tough, smart, single mum who adores her son and takes no guff from anyone. But she is also a loveable, intelligent woman with needs she is not afraid to indulge in. Once Zoe trusts and befriends you, you are one lucky person. The love interest in this book is Bradley, Flynn and Jordan’s other best friend. Brad also has a part of the puzzle, a third painting with the faces of Malory, Dana and Zoe in it. “The daughters of the Glass.” As we have seen in the two previous books the couples are pairing up. Zoe is not letting that happen with Brad, even if he is a multi-millionaire good looking hunk. Of course Zoe and Brad get together, Brad has been in love with Zoe’s face for years from the painting. The conclusion of this trilogy was a really good story. I have owned and read the paperback version for years and this is one series I keep rereading. Now it is in eBook format I can take them on holiday with me. If you like strong women as heroines paired with really great guys, add a bit of mythology, a puzzle to be solved, throw in Celtic Gods and Goddess’s and of course the obligatory bad guy, you will love this series. Not to mention the humour, romance and intrigue that this series is.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-24-22

Choice

Well yes I chose to listen to it! The story like most of Nora Roberts books is predictable and yet enjoyable! The trilogy as a whole is not one of her stronger story’s but certainly pleasant… listen to while doing chores or curled up on rainy days! But the narration while slightly improved from book one is horrible! The narrator sounds like she is chewing gum, her characters voices lack definition and her accents are awful. So like the theme of all three books it is your choice to spend the money on audible or to go out and purchase the books and read them yourself. I chose audible as I was in bed with Covid!