Top of the list for Nora Roberts.
Good story. Good characters. Learned about fire fighting.
Good story. Entertaining. Holds your attention. Good for car.
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.
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.
RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER
I found the book difficult to listen to because in my opinion there was too much fire fighting jargon. I could not understand a good deal of it when Roberts described how the fires were being fought. Far too technical for my liking.
The story line was interesting but was spoilt by the fire fighting jargon. Also very predictable about sex - fight fire - sex - clean up - more sex.
The narrator did a very good job with the reading and being able to make each character's voice different so you could tell who was talking.
Maybe because you could see what the fire fighters were doing rather than having to picture it from the description.
I have loved all of her other books so I won't stop listening to them just because of one small hiccup.
Anything to pass the time on the daily commute...
At first I thought that the fire jumping would be a secondary plot, more of a complement to the story. However, the fire jumping and the story of the building relationship are so intertwined that I can't wait to hear what's next. Normally I only listen to the books when I'm driving, but I found myself listening to this story at home trying catch a couple. Of minutes here and there. Sometimes I am bothered when there are too many twists in a story.... While this book has several different twists and story lines going on at the same time, I haven't been lost yet and the twists just add to what is already a great story. Highly recommended. One of Nora Roberts' best yet.
I like Nora but this one took way too long to get going
Liked the father's love story