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.
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.
Say something about yourself!
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.
One of the best Nora Roberts books I've ever read.
Great,believable characters, gripping storyline.
New and interesting subject matter.
I wouldn't necessarily say so. I own both and unfortunately I do get distracted while listening and sometimes miss things when I read them in the book.
I really like both main charaters, Rowan and Gul. I laughed out loud many times from some of their exchanges.
I have not, but she does a fantastic job.
I liked the whole book.
I thought the story line was great. Yes it was about smoke jumpers, but isn't it great that you can learn new things while reading a great story? I have a whole new appreciation when I see wildfires and the people who put them out.
Roberts clearly did some research in smoke jumping, but what she did with it left me wanting. It just wasn't as exciting as it should/could have been given the setting. The narrator did a good job though. A lesser performance might have made me quit the book before finishing it since it is way too long. The story (and main romance) just rambled on and on. Not recommended I'm sorry to say.
Listen again, I already have! Great story
The simplicity of the characters; not to many to keep up with.
Ella and Lucas, when they met.
Lucas for sure!