The voices of the characters did not fit. The women sounded old and the men didn't sound like men at all. I love this story and have read the book many times. This version was disappointing.
Nora Roberts is always a refreshing read. It had been a while since I had read one of her books and this was a great one to read. So good that I've already got the second book in the series.
Narrated by Sandra Burr and just under ten hours of listening. Dance Upon the Air is book one in a trilogy, specifically, the Three Sisters Island Trilogy originally released in 2008 and I purchased book one as part of an Audible.com membership deal. The story centers on the spousal abuse of a woman who fakes her death and escapes to a vacation-type island. She quickly befriends a ‘witch’ who hires her to run a cafè. Our lead character soon discovers she is also a witch and the story focuses primarily on her vulnerability, her need to ‘hide’, her fear of discovery. Throw in a … wait for it … handsome sheriff.
A bit over-the-top as it pertains to the obsessive husband, but we need a bad-guy, so….. also, the handsome cop gets very angry in a too-contrived manner near the end of the story. No spoiler, but his reaction to some obvious news is a bit eye-rolling. A significant number of sex scenes, some gratuitous, in my opinion … but, Roberts usually throws in a few, so they’re expected. The occult history of the island is fun to read, some very lovely descriptions.
The reading by Sandra Burr is good, nice male and female voices, good tempo. Easy read (listen). If you’re a fan of the Nora Roberts formulaic boy-gets-girl love story, you’ll enjoy. Good beach book, but the sequels aren’t in my immediate reading list.
My introduction to Nora Roberts' books many years ago, found at a hospital book sale for less than a dollar. I have re-read the series so many times over the years. Unfortunately I did not enjoy the performance. I do listen to the audio version mulltiple times, but only because love the story, not for the performance.
Love hearing the narration as it's a wonderful enhancement to the written word. Can't wait for the next chapter in the Three Sisters storyline.
I love reading, escaping to another place or time. Sci-fi, Romance, surprisingly I've even enjoyed some Erotic Romance (Shades of Grey)
A big Nora Roberts Fan and the Three Sisters Trillogy is great series every time!