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.
Getting Nothing Done
I have had this book for years and have read it many times but never have I enjoyed a book more than this audio book. I cannot pick one thing I like best. I do know I have had a hard time just letting go of my Kindle to get something done--like cook dinner.
Do not listen to anyone who might criticize Gary Littman. His performance borders on truly remarkable. Love Hopp. Got used to Meg. Had her harder in my mind after reading the book. He softened her up a bit. "Ignatius" reminded me of the police officer I knew in my hometown; tough when he needed to be but compassionate and human the rest of the time.
Yes, but little things intruded like the need to eat, sleep, etc.
Really, really enjoyed this book. I might be regressing back to my childhood, enjoying being read to but, there was nothing childlike in the audio version of this book. Thank you, Gary Littman and Audible.
Good Books Don't Promote Violence
This is one of my all time favorites; a book I can listen to once a year and enjoy every time.I just loved the quirky residents of Lunacy and the detailed description of Alaska (which I would only want to visit in summer).
Intense book when action picks up - be it danger due to a bear, mountain or bad guy. Great characters, all well drawn, as was the town itself. Made you feel a part of it. Some of the internal emotional parts with Nate were not to my tastes, but the damaged cop struggling back to life worked for this plot. I always love Roberts' writing, how she captures the scenes. Painted a wonderful portrait of the town and all of its inhabitants. It was a mix of solve-the-crime with human interest and romance, and they were woven together expertly.
Narration was great too, and impressive given the myriad characters to keep consistent. (I think the mayor might have been my favorite). Only had a brief dialogue voice-switch issue once or twice.
I would never last long in such a secluded snowed in place as Lunacy, but it sure sounds beautiful, and made me miss my mountains a little.
I definitely would listen again... Great story but really loved the narrator. Excellent reading!
There were many memorable moments but I think my favorite was Nate's proposal.I The more she protested the more fixed on her he became... Until she was putty in his hands.
The scene where Meg's dogs were being attacked by a bear was a favorite. She loved those dogs and the uncertainty of whether her or the dogs would survive was a real nail biter.
I seriously wish I had the time to listen in one sitting. It was so hard to turn it off since there was always something lurking right around the bend.
This narrator was terrific. I'm not always keen on the reader, but this was probably an all-time favorite. Very easy to listen to... His voice just enveloped me and I was instantly in the scene right alongside the action. I could literally feel the frost bite and tension.
yes, This book started out slow, but picked up and developed into a good story.
I liked the scene when the bear came up to the house and they rescued the dog from it at their own peril.
I didn't care a lot for the main character, he went from mysterious to nice to extremely controlling back to nice in a blink and gave the fact he was a cop as the reason.... Lame. I like his girl friend, independent, self sufficient and yet very tender.
I like to listen to all my books that way! But, this one stretched out and that was ok. It took some time to develop the characters.
A little different from Nora Roberts usual. She usually snags you from the get go but not this time, but the ending was good and I was surprised as to who the 'villain' was.