Rebecca Lowman is great but your own imagination can be just as good. It is not that one is better than the other rather what you can do while listening as apposed to what you can't do while reading.
I really enjoyed hearing how they fought the fires and wish I could be in that good of shape. It was thrilling to learn how they could save themselves when the fire turned on them.
At first all I could hear was the "in death" characters in her voice but after a while all I could hear was the "Chasing Fire" characters. She is really good.
Now see them in action
Some good twists in the story, fun to listen to. Where can we find men like the lead characters?!
Chasing Fire was quintessential Nora Roberts. Fun, relaxing, and enjoyable fluff romance. Exactly what I expected. Overall very satisfying when a product delivers.
It is hard to say what I liked best about this book. If pressed I would have to say the overall experience. Anyone who has read Nora Roberts before knows the style, plot, and character format of her books. It is all fairly predictable but in a fun and easy sort of way. I do not read Roberts for the challenge. It is more reading comfort food.
Unfortunately I found the narration very slow and clunky . I would not listen to another book narrated by Rebecca Lowman. In fact I accidentally had it set to 1.5 speed and did not notice. When I put it on normal speed it was way too slow motion. The voice parts felt a little clownish and quirky. Everybody had a different accent it seemed which I found slightly jarring and off-putting.
Summer of Fire
Yes... The story line keeps you wanting to keep listening just to see what happens next.
An excellent read. You will not want to put it down.
Professional Geek and Book Aficionado
I liked this book well-enough, though a lot of its elements aren’t really that interesting to me. As is common for Roberts’ books, the details of those things outside of common experience are researched well enough that they feel real in the lives of her characters. I’m not a fire jumper and I don’t know anybody who is, so I can’t speak to how accurate they may be by themselves. But as part of the story they feel integral and important in ways that would be hard to pull off without a great deal of effort. And Roberts weaves those things in so seamlessly that most readers probably don’t even notice how hard that really is.
Anyway, I have little interest in fire jumpers and people who live that lifestyle are pretty far outside of my actual (i.e. non-cinematic) experience. So I didn’t connect especially well to Rowan or Gulliver. And for all the murder and sabotage (and, ugh, stupid episodes from an evil sicko’s perspective), it doesn’t pull the mystery strings, either (it was kind of easy to figure out who was behind it all and what red herrings were thrown in were weak-sauce enough that you’d only really give them credence if this were an actual mystery and the author was playing with you). So while I liked the story and kept it queued up on my audiobook delivery device, it wasn’t terribly compelling to me personally. If you like any of these actiony elements, or suspect that you may, your enjoyment will likely be greater than my own.
This book was just okay. It was interesting and I feel like I learned something about the process of fighting wild fires.
I would recommend this book although not as one of my favorites. Too slow getting to mystery.
Rowan was my favorite character as performed by Lowman. Performance by Lowman was very good. I was able to determine most characters by performers voice.
yes I would recommend this book as it was very interesting. it kept you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next
nope wouldn't change a thing, great story
the way they all work together and stand up for each other is great and does my heart good, so many times these days people just don't work together and protect each other from harm
when they jump from the planes
sky diving! maybe
I have read a lot of reviews about Nora Roberts books and it seems you like her writing or you don't. I happen to be one who loves her books. I read a lot of negative reviews about The Search which is one of my favorites. If you know anything about Noras' writing style she must do massive research on every subject she puts in her stories. To me that is the BIG plus. I am being entertained and educated at the same time. The Search, yes I learned a LOT about dog training, in the Garden triology I learned a LOT about flower propagation. Chasing Fire made me get on the net and look up the Zulies and other information about true life smoke jumpers. Now isn't that what an good writer is suppose to do, make you wonder, make you think all while being entertained by a great story?? KUDOS to Nora Roberts, please keep up the great works of fiction for those of us who want more then a fluff piece you read and forget.