This is the first book that I almost could not finish. The first part was sooo boring, I could hardly get through it. The second half was quite a bit better but still not what you would expect from this author. I guess maybe because it is an Harlequin publisher. Don't waste your time on this one.
I definitely will stay away from anything connected with Halequin.
Needed more substance.
I always have such high expectation from Nora Roberts. I enjoy her series usually. But this one (are there any more than these two titles[Captivated is one cousin's story and Entranced is another's]? If so, I'll pass.) left me disbelieving and skeptical. Nothing was ever offered to make me a believer in the Donovans' gifts. I can't fathom why their lovers remain skeptical to the whole idea of "magic" yet are willing to believe it in their new loves. The stories weren't even all that entertaining.
This is not Nora Roberts' best book. But, it was easy to listen to and I stayed interested in the story line.
I liked the way he, at first, didn't beleive in witches, but then became involved with her and the scenes that were described was very good.
This book had consistency. It was predictable with no intrigue that kept the reader hooked- and it didn't get any better. I became bored with the monotony of the writing. Obviously the product of mass writing. I have read some very good Nora Roberts books that kept me tuned in but this was not one of them. Narrator gave the best performance she probably could with the material given.
I felt this lacked the excitement and wonderful, accurate research Nora Roberts so often puts in her novels. The
No. I would refer them to one of her other novels or series that really grab the reader/listener and draw them in.
Yes. Therese Plummer needs to give a listen to a current, modern Irish accent also. Her male Irish characters were like squeaky, funny puppets.
I didn't love the books but do love Nora Roberts. She, of course, comes through in spots.
I'll always take a chance on any of Nora's writing.
Visual, visceral and witty.Nora Roberts does have a fun hand with the supernatural. I think we could have found a better reader, but even with that problem, it's hard to mess up a Nora Roberts story and these two are so much fun. What's not to like about passion, romance, intrigue and just enough of a smattering of the paranormal to keep it interesting. Roberts characters are people first, witches second. And the dialogue is witty and fast paced. Now, much longer are we going to have to wait for Anastasia's story, Charmed? I've read all of Nora Roberts books - and this trilogy needs to be rounded out because a lot of information hinges on Anastasia's story and if readers loved the first two, they're going to adore the last one.
For Captivated, I'd say it was when Nash realizes Morgana hasn't been playing him -- she really is a witch. It's funny as hell. And with Entranced, it would have to be Mel putting all her trust in Sebastian and knowing he will find her when she finds herself in a nasty situation. Those are turning points in both storylines.
Plummer's performance for the female characters isn't bad but her male characters, with the exception of Sebastian, sound like teenagers. And Sebastian's
I chuckled a lot through these two because the characters were not only likeable, they were smart and funny and determined.
I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
This is a wonderful pair of stories that is well narrated. The characters are likable and the stories move along smartly. I found myself sitting in my car long after arriving at my destination because I didn't want to turn the story off. I join the many other reviewers in asking for the sequel to be turned into an audio book.
This was the only book I've ever quit reading in the first half of a Nora Roberts novel.
I found it without interesting plot and just plain boring.
Of course, most of her novels are very good.
Ms. Plummer's performance was fine. The subject matter never deviated and repeatedly described same old thing...not her fault.
No, just very disappointed. Waste of money.
I honestly couldn't get through this whole book. I expected to enjoy it since I normally like Nora Roberts and have enjoyed other books narrated by Therese Plummer, but not this one. I have the sneaking suspician that this was one of the first books Plummer narrated. While her reading is always a bit different, in this book it came across as awkward. She had a tendency to emphasise certain words in such a way that made the meaning of the sentences difficult to understand. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this book :(