I love to multi-task with Audible!
I enjoyed the story, it was down to earth and believeable. The ending was predictible 3/4 of the way through, but the path to the conclusion was unexpected. I recommend this book if your looking for an easy, yet enjoyable listen.
Old Broad with Keyboard
Just another wounded man who runs as fast & as far away from his problems as he can instead of dealing with them. This one certainly doesn't make the top ten. But, there's something about this one that just made me want to go on listening. Was it Alaska? Was it the women he attracts? Or the trouble?
I'm not sure. I guess it all comes down to WHY the crime was committed. I know WHO but I want to know why.
The Narrator does a good job.
If there was a second book, I might buy it too.
Love a good mystery, but don't care much for pure thrillers.
Although romance novels are not my thing, having seen such strong reviews for Nora Roberts as a writer, I decided to give this very highly rated, stand-alone mystery-thriller a try. I found it extremely tedious. Although the writing is good, her character and location development took forever, and I was 3 hours into listening before the mystery presented itself. After listening to half the book, I give up. There are no original ideas or interesting insights to be found here. Whether her descriptions of Alaska and the people who move there are typical, I can't say, but the plot just drags on and on. Maybe condensed into about half the length, it could be a good read but I just don't care. I am not one who is offended either by strong language or by explicit descriptions of sex, but the characters and descriptions seem so hackneyed.
Without revealing any spoilers, I can share that the heroine is a strong, self-assured, independent women, only a bit too perfect. Perfectly rational and truthful with a perfectly sculptured, sexy body, easily aroused yet always under control. The hero is the consummate police detective but emotionally scarred and needy, suffering from depression but unwilling to take any meds because he can't think or work under their influence. He's unsure of himself one minute but the perfect lover the next. He doesn't miss a detail even though some days he can barely drag himself out of bed. I know a person can harbor many self-contradictions, but somehow this guy never became believable.
I can pretty much see how the rest of the book will develop and how things will turn out, but I just don't care about these people or the solution to the mystery. I guessed who the bad guy was, and I looked online at a spoiler review to check that I was right.
The narrator does a good job with the material and characters, although I couldn't stand the voice he used for the woman who was the town mayor.
Abandoned. Hate it so far. Might try to finish it later if I get desperate. Typical strong, silent, brooding man with a secret meets beautiful independent yet difficult woman whom only he can reach and vice a versa..., blah blah blah. All taking place in a quirky Alaskan town. Oh and there's a mystery but it's taking waaay too long to even get to it. Ugh!
I did not read the printed version.`
The movie version was not as good as the audio book, only because it lacked slower development of the story
Well rounded, worth the reading.
Home for the Holidays
Liked the heroine strong self sufficient woman. Who dunnit was fair not real mystery that we could solve but fun to wait for the characters to solve.Liked the details about Alaska and hope they are somewhat representative of life there. If so good eye opener for me in the lower 48.
It was a struggle to get into for the first 30 minutes or so, but I'm really glad I kept listening. It was a lot like another Nora Roberts books I just listened to, but I liked that one and I like this one, too. Romance and mystery in a new and interesting setting in Alaska. I solved the mystery before he did, but not so far ahead of him that it was super annoying. Didn't like hearing the mayor's voice, although it was fitting to the character.