My reading and listening tastes are eclectic.
Actually, I listened to this one twice in a row! It was a great listen. The reader's voice was easy to listen to. The book flowed well, and the subplots were easy to follow. Try it, you'll like it!
I normally like Nora Roberts. She researches her topics well, gets the details right. But I'm pretty bored with the over-done sex scenes. Maybe there are a lot of sad, desperate women out there who need and want this much vicarious sex --but not me. I learned a lot about the lives and tribulations of fire jumpers. But........meh.
Yes, she develops great characters.
Not the best of Nora, but okay.
I generally enjoy Nora Roberts' work but found this one to be not quite as interesting/entertaining as usual. While I recognize the characters were fire jumpers, it seemed as though there was an excess of fire jumping in the story--when not actually jumping, the characters frequently were ruminating about jumping. It seemed more like filler than something that actually added to the story. The narrator wasn't bad but for the fact that male characters were distinguished by a kind of nasally tone, similar to a person with a cold or sinus infection. The ending was predictable--there was no real "who done it?" aspect to this story for me. Thus, an O.K. listen, but not something I will listen to again.
I can't guess how many times I have listened to this book/story. I love the characters and story.
Great work Nora.
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 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 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.
A book rooted deeply in fire fighting is what this story is about, and then it is about love and hope and independence and mean heartedness too. Hey the book had it all. It sure kept me busy listening.