Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
Top of the list for Nora Roberts.
Good story. Good characters. Learned about fire fighting.
Good story. Entertaining. Holds your attention. Good for car.
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This story is so good. Since NR's bad guys are so bad...I cannot say this is a "good" story. It is however a well written, well narrated, unforgettable book. NR makes it memorable. This is a story people will talk about over coffee...for years down the road, at work, at your kitchen table when you are having a conversation about books, movies, etc. you can't forget because the plot just "gets" you. Very good.
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.
What a wonderful character study. I truly enjoyed the reading and the story. Good suspense and without unnecessary evil.
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Fast-moving an exciting experience glimpsing into the smoke jumpers and firefighters world. Recommend listening to this book. Happy reading.
Reading this gave me a new interesting insight into someone. The very feisty, independent Rowan is a Missoula .smoke Jumper. It follows Nora Roberts formula of happy independent woman meets the man of our dreams. The use em for sex toughness of Rowan as she performs a job that makes most men cringe is coarse, funny and a leader. Gulliver is a green rookie jumper. I used to skydive and relive the thrill of it with her. My spouse fought forest fires. I now have a great respect for the job he did in the years of our marriage. I translated each leg hardening move these dedicated Federal employees do to a personal growth in love of the man with whom I have shared my last 34 years. My own Gull.