I loved this book in print, but it lost so much in the narration. There is something about Sandra Burr's narration that just killed the story. it was so boring... so blah... so something. I had to turn it off after the first 15 mins.
none, did not finish it.
the story itself is awesome but nothing about the narration. I couldn't finish it.
I so enjoy Audible...helps me get my to-do list accomplished.
I did not want to purchase this book...it just didn't grab me at first, but I am almost thru all of Nora Roberts extended time books (more than 13 hours). I so enjoyed all of the book. Some a little predictable, but who cares, I didn't. I love the book. Didn't think I would enjoy a book that glamorized thieves, but it was more of a Robin Hood type....it was fun.
The New Orleans scenes. The family created by non biological characters.
No it's to long...but that's what I like...I feel I get more of my money's worth
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
It is a great suspense and adventure thriller-full of twists and turns. I'll definitely listen again. I have over 200 books so it is hard to rank among so many-and many different genres.
It is so unique that I cannot compare it to anything but it is fantastic. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys a romantic mystery.
As the daughter of a world-renowned magician who is equally accomplished as a jewel thief, Roxy Nouvelle inherits her father's genius. Dashing escape artist Luke Callahan also possesses a gift for relieving the wealthy of their valuables. Brought up together, Roxy and Luke are partners first in illusion, then in crime, and finally in passion.
But the shadow of his past stalks Luke, forcing him to vanish or see his loved one ruined. Years of hollow fame and lonely affluence pass before Roxy and Luke reunite to execute the most daring heist of their careers and to exact sweet revenge.
©2008 Nora Roberts; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I enjoy books with graphic, mature scenes. This didn't have any so if you are looking for Lora Leigh or Maya Banks this isn't for you-however, if you've run out of those type (as I have) this is a great mystery with powerful characters, layers within the story line and romance.
Some [minor] cussing & [again minor] sexual innuendos.
Absolutely..it is a great book...
Of course...it is when the dashing Luke and the beautiful Roxanne become lovers on the cruise ship...
Luke...the quintessential bad boy outside and the truly good inside
A tale of romance,treachery and sweet revenge
This book was one of those you just do not want to end. The love story of Luke and Roxanne is the timeless tale of the dark and dangerous..yet likable man and the strong, beautiful woman...doesn't get any better. The supporting characters and plot line were also well developed. I have read lots of Nora Roberts...this was the best.
Nora's different back stories always interest me. This one is magic, the next I read was whiskey, & the most recent one I just finished was race horses. She does such a thorough job with the background details. Love it. Sandra Burr is excellent as usual.
Should have read this one. Not sure if it was the narrator reading too fast or the sound editor botching it, but the end result was a speed read that was choppy and unnatural. Very distracting.
Totally addicted to Audible.
Yes this is an old book and the recording is really bad, but what a great story. Classic Nora Roberts with characters that stay in your mind, I am sure I will listen to this one again one day. Audible should consider re-recording as I had to listen at half speed to keep it from sounding like chipmunks. But it was just what I was in the mood for!
Don't make the same mistake I did. This is not one of Roberts' more recent suspense novels. This is dated and strictly
romance and seems like it would be about 5 hours shorter without the mushy/sex scenes.
Nevertheless, I did enjoy the characters and plot, just got tired of the gratuitous "scenes". Wish my mp3 player was easier to fast forward like old disc player...
I AM a fan of Roberts suspense novels like CAROLINA MOON, CHASING FIRE, & NORTHERN LIGHTS. Guess next time I need to figure how to do a more advanced search to weed out the strictly romance. For me it was a waste of a credit.
Sandra Burr is a terrific narrator.