It is average for an audio book
I love Nora's story telling. This book is fun and engaging. The plot is simple, but the characters are all a lot of fun. You can see the development and it is natural.
There are a lot. I liked how Jed kept calling Dora "Nancy (Drew)".
I usually only listen to audio books when I'm driving, so unless I'm in for a long drive, that won't happen.
I have enjoyed reading all of Nora Roberts' books and this was a favorite but I was very disappointed in the narrator and the quality of the actual audio. In parts of the audio, you can actually hear background voices, as if there was another person recording an audio in the room next door. I much prefer the narrator of the J. D. Robb books, Susan Ericksen.
This story is great for anyone who appreciates the headings content. Also, if there is a child, teen or multinational who is looking to pick up or improve grammar and vocabulary skills this is a great story for that in that it will hold their attention, be interesting enough to be sure to listen to the whole thing, be easy to listen to and understand yet be exemplary in the execution of a good story and the use of proper English.
I really enjoyed this story line, had me interested from the beginning. The narration was distracting, I prefer when they have a woman reading the women's parts, and men reading the men's part. All in all a good listen though.
Got trashy by the 3rd chapter. Never listened to the rest. If you like good, clean books, don't do this one. Save your money.
Generally, I find Nora Roberts a good storyteller and I have enjoyed some of her books a great deal. This was not one of them. I am guessing this was one of her earliest books, referring as it does (in the story) to old technology like Walkmans. The writing is awkward, saccharine and immature. But the worst part of all was the narrator, whose voice sounded like something from a 1950's movie. Every time the narrator said one of the main character's names -- "Skimmerhorn" -- in that breathless little voice I wanted to smack her, so awful and contrived did it come across. And seriously: who would name a character Skimmerhorn anyway?
Everything. Her voice(s) and "over performance", her pacing. Sandra Burr was absolutely awful and I will go out of my way to avoid any book narrated by her in the future.
If you're a fan of Nora Roberts current books, I would strongly encourage you to avoid this older book with it's stereotyped, flat characters, silly dialogue and boring-as-hell storyline. It is terribly dated and a real waste of a credit. I could not finish it.
This book wasn't terrible, but terribly annoying. In real life, I don't think people constantly call their love interest by their last name and if I heard it once in this book, I heard it one hundred times. The story is okay though.
I own a small shop selling custom/costume Jewelry. I love to listen to audio books while I create jewelry. I love all animals and get very upset when they aren't treated well, even in fiction.
too much boring sex, too much violence, would have been a better story with out all the sex and violence