The mystery was so obvious and the story took forever to get to the obvious conclusion.
Cut about half of it out.
Haven't heard her before. She was OK.
I loved The Witness and wanted to try more Nora after that. Now very disappointed. Afraid to try more. My time is too valuable.
I don't know, I haven't read the print version
I liked most of the characters except the main one. She was childish and hot-tempered and seemed immature for where she has gotten in life. I've known a lot of fire fighters and was surprised at her behavior. I was appalled at her incredible immaturity regarding her dad's relationship. I still liked it overall but if you don't want to hear a lot of detail about firefighting, you won't like it.
I really liked Gull :)
I liked the narrator a lot, actually. She did a good job of distinguishing between voices, she didn't do the overly emotional whining that sometimes narrators do that ruins a story for me.
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.
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.
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'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.
I really wanted to rate this 3 ?? stars ??? the book was entertaining but not my all time favorite Roberts books. The story is about smoke jumpers in Missoula. It centers on 1 woman in the group, Rowan Tripp and her relationship with the hot rookie, Gulliver. There are times I found the female characters rather crass but I guess they needed to be since the jumped out of planes to put fires out. Like many of Roberts books .. there is lot of hot romance and some suspense. For me the mystery person was quite obvious.
I thought Rebecca Lowman did a good job narrating the book but at time could not distinguish 1 character from another ??? especially the male characters
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.