Read this book years ago, but really enjoyed listening to it this time. Some would say it's typical Nora Roberts following a basic pattern & they'd be right. But that's what I like about Nora. The paranormal storyline is something I don't believe in but this is fiction. I'm glad I read it again. Sandra Burr does a great job narrating.
I love her books because you get to see so many sides and it is a great way to relax and listen to a great story. I dont care who reads, I just like to sit back and relax and listen! The whole set was wonderful, love this one!
I love Zack Todd. He is a wonderful combination of romance novel male spiced with a sense of humor. Although I do not know if all of Nora's male characters are as well constructed, I plan to spend some time finding out about the ones in this trilogy.
I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.
I love this series, I have read in paperback and have listened to these audiobooks at least a half dozen times since they were written. They are very sweet and exciting and suspenseful and never fail to make me feel good. I enjoy this narrator and have purposefully bought other books that have been read by her. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I have.
I love, love, LOVE Nora Roberts. I have a hard copy of Dance Upon the Air and the others in the Three Sisters Trilogy and I've read them more than once. They are my go-to books when I want some relaxation and familiar entertainment. The literary equivalent of hot chocolate and a snuggly blanket.
Sanda Burr has a lovely voice. She does very well at differentiating the characters and setting the appropriate tone. But while her voice is lovely, it is a bit grandmotherly. And let's face it, in a romance novel things will get physical at some point. Having a physical scene narrated by someone with such a matronly voice is a little disconcerting. I felt it took away from the book somewhat. That's just personal preference; some people might not notice or care about that. I am new to audio books, so I consider this a lesson learned. I will definitely listen to a sample of the audio book before I purchase next time to be sure the narration fits the book.
The entire Three Sisters Island Trilogy was great. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys the simple plots with the happy endings but suspense along the way. I listen to these in the car as I am driving and have enjoyed all of Nora Roberts books in the same way.
The trilogies are all good because it gives you the complexity of knowing that there is another character that is not fully completed in the first book that will be the focus of the second or third book.
Sandra Burr is a great narrator. I always look forward to listening to the books she has narrated. She makes the dialog come alive as though you are watching the book at the movies.
I liked the story, although without some of the present-day remarks, I would swear this was set in the 50's. Its a bit old fashioned in the wording, so with that being said, the narrator made it 100 times worse. It was hard to get past the horrible narration. She reminds me of my 1st grade teacher reading during story time, but when it came to the "Intimate" moments in the book, it really creaped me out. The storyline itself is good. It is interesting and it did keep my attention when I could actually get past the narrator. I would love to move onto the others in the series, but I don't know if I can waste my credits on a voice that irritates me more than nails on a chalkboard or a nasty nasty smell.
I really wish I would have sampled this before I actually paid money for it.
Nothing new or interesting about witch powers or escaping an abusive husband.
I really liked The Witness and Angels Fall by this author. But this book was disappointing. The characters did not stand out. I felt like the author picked ordinary people to write about, and she just kept writing and writing. We see ordinary lives, working, making friends, having day to day conversations. The author is good at this. The conversations were interesting. But it didn’t make “a good story.” Nothing grabbed me.
I liked the topic. A woman fakes her death to get away from an abusive husband. Using fake IDs she begins a new life elsewhere. But the author didn’t do anything new or interesting with this. It was like “the setting” for having a woman living with “a secret.”
I like the idea of Nell discovering that she has some witch powers which she didn’t know about. She practices a couple of spells. But again, the author didn’t do anything new or interesting with it. The magic at the end was vague and disappointing. It should have been better.
There are three women with witch powers, Nell, Mia, and Ripley. In this book Nell finds love. The two sequels have Mia and Ripley finding love.
The best part was the guy Nell falls in love with - Zach, a typical romance novel hero. I’d like to have a guy like that.
There were three sex scenes. They were not hot. They were wordy and flowery, for example: a long slow drink, waves of silk, slid off the world together. That didn’t do anything for me.
The narrator Sandra Burr was weak. Her voice for Nell (the heroine) sounded like a little girl. Her voice for men sounded weird, like they were constipated. The narrator lowered her voice to do men in a way that detracted. It was not sexy.
Genre: paranormal contemporary romance
The development of the characters
How the author addressed abuse of women.
When the three sisters finally joined again
This book surprised in that I really enjoyed the story and the female characters. Nell running from an abusive past. Mia a strong woman with a mystery yet to be uncovered but with a very strong mystical strength. . And Ripley running from a gift that has a hold of her. And Three Sisters Island. This is a great start to the trilogy. Nora draws us in wanting to know more about the sisters not only what is ahead for but also what really did happen to the original 3. Strong on romance soft on the steamy hot sex. And yes I recommend the listen. Sandra Burr does a great job with the narrations.