Once : Gypsy Fairy Tales

  • by Dana Michelle Burnett
  • Narrated by S.A. Archer
  • Series: Gypsy Fairy Tales
  • 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beautiful. Secretive. Magical. You envy their freedom, but you are distrustful of their ways. A strange carnival has come to Corydon, Indiana and the Irish Travellers have captured the small town's attention - but it's Harmony who's attracted theirs.
Harmony sees the Travellers everywhere and just like everyone else in town she's curious. But once she meets the mysterious and captivating Kieran, Harmony's life takes an exciting and chilling turn. Up until now, Harmony never believed that fairy tales or myths were real, but Kieran and his family belong to an ancient tribe called the Tuatha de Danann and someone else has discovered their secret.
An ancient battle is about to begin again, and now no one is safe, especially Harmony. Can Kieran resist the urge to be with her or will his feelings put her in the crossfire?
Harmony's life will never be the same…Each and every day was just as normal, and just as boring, as the one before it…And then the Carnival of Wonders comes to town. Suddenly, her small town world is overtaken by the handsome magician Kieran and his Irish Traveller family. She discovers that not all fairy tales are pretend.
Kieran has waited an eternity for a love like this…Life on the road is never easy, but keeping a secret is even harder. He can't deny how he feels, but he can't turn away from who and what he is. As an old enemy closes in, Kieran's feelings for Harmony put her in the very center of a battle between man and magic. Can he protect her long enough to make her his?

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Horrible Narration and Mediocre Story

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I have to say this is the WORST reader/performance I have EVER experienced with Audible and there have been a couple of others I thought were bad. This book dragged forever - the story had a lot of potential but never made it there. The narrator's performance seemed like it had a cadence set to a metronome with little actual inflection or emotion. Waste of a credit for sure!


What could Dana Michelle Burnett have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get to the point already. If a book is going to be this short, the action should not all take place in the last 25 minutes. Good potential story line but never got off the starting blocks.


What didn’t you like about S.A. Archer’s performance?

I have to say this is the WORST reader/performance I have EVER experienced with Audible and there have been a couple of others I thought were bad. This book dragged forever - the story had a lot of potential but never made it there. The narrator's performance seemed like it had a cadence set to a metronome with little actual inflection or emotion. Waste of a credit for sure!


What character would you cut from Once?

The sister was pretty much undeveloped and not really sure how necessary she was.


Any additional comments?

Just simply disappointed and will avoid any book with S. A. Archer's reading.

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- Debra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-18-2013
  • Publisher: Dana Michelle Burnett