I can't guess how many times I have listened to this book/story. I love the characters and story.
Great work Nora.
I'm a huge Nora Roberts fan, and I loved this book. It's right up there at the top of my list of NR favorites. I found the subject of the Missoula Smokejumpers ("Zulies") fascinating and the story was filled with interesting and realistic characters. Roberts did a great job of mixing mystery and romance into the unique and dangerous world of the smokejumpers.
Rowan Tripp is a strong, independent female character, and if her or any of her fellow smokejumpers' language gets a bit colorful at times (as some readers have objected to), it's only when appropriate to the story and, well, they're smokejumpers, not librarians.
Rebecca Rowan is excellent as narrator, and listening to her is part of the reason I enjoyed the book so much. I wasn't sure how I'd like a woman doing so many male voices, but it was no problem. I hope she does more of Nora Roberts' books in the future.
Usually Nora writes very strong female characters. That's still the case in this one, but there's so much little-lady-ing going on that I just can't enjoy the story. I don't mind the fire-jumping - I think that a lot of her most interesting stuff centers around whatever career has caught her fancy, but a lot of the male characters here, while possibly true-to-life, just turned me off.
I've heard so much about Nora Roberts books that I thought I would try one. I'm sorry to say that this book came off as juvenile. The story was run of the mill to say the least. I was happy to read about strong women, both in mind and body through out the story. This is a fine book for a young girl to read but anyone over the age of 17 don't waste your time.
I was so looking forward to this book. I have been reading Nora Roberts for years. I may even have read everything she has published. I loved last years "The Search" and "Birthright" is my all time favorite. This one just didn't have it. Maybe I just had no interest in fire jumpers, I don't know. I just know it wasn't up to her usual standard. With that said, JDRobb's last In Death book, "Treachery in Death" was the best yet.
This book did not meet my expectations. It was boring and predictable. The foul language was in abundance and did not add anything to the story line.
One of the best Nora Roberts books I've ever read.
Great,believable characters, gripping storyline.
New and interesting subject matter.
The backdrop of jumping out of planes into forest fires was a new venue for me; coupled with murder, mayhem, lust and love you've got a winning formula. This was one of those books you simply cannot put down. Highly recommended to anyone that likes a good story with lots of intrigue.
Wow...if I had to pinpoint something in particular, I'd have to say the drama of fighting forest fires with an emphasis on those that jump from planes into the fires. That backdrop really added a unique element to an already fabulous story.
Rebecca did a great job of differentiating the characters. Also, her voice appealed to me and never got in the way of the story.
I definitely would have if I'd had the luxury of doing so.
I was totally consumed by the drama of the fire jumpers. Fascinating reading. Nora did an amazing job weaving the entire story around this original backdrop.
I would recommend this book to a friend.
The interaction of all of the characters was intriguing and intertwined. I especially liked how they developed and grew. The ending was a great surprise to me.
No I haven't heard her.
The ending was exciting. Also, when Ironman's girlfriend and daughter came to terms.
Overall, I found this to be one of the more interesting N.R. novels. I really liked the strong female lead and as always, just the right amount of humor. I listened to this audiobook over the course of a three day cross-country drive and it really made the trip more bearable. As I write this, I am trying to remember if I noticed anything about the narrator and interestingly, I don't. In my opinion, the narrator's voice and style should almost fade away so you can focus on and enjoy the story - Rebecca Lowman definitely did that. I would absolutely consider another audiobook with her narration.
So in short, good story and good narration.