Excellent Story Looses 1 Star For Too Much Gore & Animal Violence
I think this is one of Nora Roberts best suspense novels. It is a relatively modern day western, it was first published in 1996 so it not totally current in modern technology etc. Montana Sky is beautifully narrated by Erika Leigh; I think she is a relatively new narrator to Audible, and a welcome new narrator. She has excellent story telling skills and makes each character sound different and credible. My only issue with this book is the amount of gore and violence, if there had been less violence and blood plus some violence toward animals, this book would have gotten 5 stars from me.
One of the best I've read
The story was great.
I hadn't heard this narrator before. She did a good job.
I had seen the TV movie of this book and had decided not to buy the audio book. I finally changed my mind and am really glad I did. It was well worth the price.
Offensive that authors show rape as being something women enjoy or something that a man who supposedly loves a woman likes to do and she likes it. I'm sorry, sex in bondage with the woman saying no is rape and not lovemaking and I am totally appalled this is churned out to women as romance.
Turned me off this author.
I cannot get my head out of my fury that she wrote a rape scene as romantic to think of anything good to say about this author.
Any suggestion that forced sex with a woman's hands cuffed against her will and saying NO is something she is going to enjoy. That is totally offensive. Not only that it is dangerous as it suggests a woman should be degraded as being good. I cannot express how appalled I was by that scene strongly enough.
If it were a physical book it would have been thrown at the wall. I will be advising people NOT to buy a Nora Roberts book.
I get Nora Roberts for pleasant enjoyable listening on long road trips in the car. This book has a murderer in it that takes a knife and tortures animals and people. The book goes into horrific detail about the blood and the pain of the creature and how the murderer is feeding upon this horror. I did not finish this book. After one of the characters was mutilated and killed I had had enough. I am shocked and extremely disappointed with this book.
Maybe readers who are looking for a series of sexy romances rather than a solid plot
Leigh is good with voices and pacing.
I thought the plot sounded interesting--three sisters who don't know each other thrown together into an interesting premise. But it simply did not live up to ANY expectations.
If you're going to write a murder mystery, then you have to stick to the RULES. There are RULES for murder mysteries. And one of them is (possible spoiler alert) that the murderer can't be someone invisible, off on the sidelines, late walk-in, unconnected with the story. Many, many critiques on Amazon of this book bemoaned the gory animal slayings; but that wasn't what was really wrong with this book. What was inexcusable from a mystery reader's point of view is the whole pulling-the-murderer-out-of-the-woods plot.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks and have read Montana Sky before, but the recording is starting to show its age. The performance is worthy of Nora Roberts and the story is a classic. My only complaint is the static that is present through most of the recording.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I really enjoyed listening to this book. I laughed, cried, then shuddered. It had a bit of romance, humor, and mystery. The sisterhood that developed throughout the course of the book was also a real plus, which gave me that feel good factor. Don't let the cheesy cover throw you off- I would definitely recommend this one.
I'm a 54 year old mail carrier. I listen to books around 6 hours a day. Listening to just about any fiction genre. Just starting to review.
The sinopsis sounded so good I thought I'd try Nora Roberts again. I have to say it is her best work but it's very predictable and has some GLARING mistakes. If you write about horses you should know a little about them. A yearling Quarter Horse CAN NOT be ridden. Tacked up and some light ground training maybe but not even that much usually. Being ridden buy a man as large as the man in the story would ruin knees. Being ridden double at a gallop (as in the book) would shatter legs. It would be the same as putting a 4th grade boy in a pro football game.
No but it does not make me want to purchase any more Nora Roberts books.
Very Good (except the housekeepers voice)
She needs to be less cookie cutter. I knew who was cutting up the animals by the time she first got to the cabin. Knew it had to be one of the 2 at the cabin and Pickles was too out of shape.