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.
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.
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.
One of the best Nora Roberts books I've ever read.
Great,believable characters, gripping storyline.
New and interesting subject matter.
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.
I think the reason I enjoy listening to Nora Roberts is that whilst the romance is a key theme in the book her female characters are so strong in their own right and Rowan Trip was no different.
I have not read the print version of Chasing Fire but the audio version was outstanding! I loved all the twists and turns the story took and the narrator was very good.
Gulliver was my favorite character because he was such a calm and steady man in the book. Very trust worthy and reliable and honest. He made me laugh and his character made this book a great listen.
My favorite scenes were the scenes with Rowan and her father. They were so well written I could get lost in the story. Hours passed like minutes and since I listen while working at my second job (cleaning offices) I loved the distraction!
Rowan's father. Because I never had a dad like that and I would want to pick his brain a bit and seek advise from him if he were real!
This book had everything. Romance, mystery, and action. I couldn't ask for more!