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.
It took a while for me to get into it but then the story line carried me through the whole book.
Discovering the culprit
Can't say, would go out with all of them.
Say something about yourself!
yes, it was well written and well narrated.
Lucas and Ella falling in love
I laughed a lot, Gull had a great sense of humor
Did have it figured out long before the end of the book, it was read well and I enjoyed the entire book.
If you are looking for a Harlequin romance, move on. There is romance but it is not goooooy and is sooooo much more! This is a great STORY with a lot of information to be learned.
In the summer of 2012 Colorado was burning and not for the first time. I live in the city but love the beauty of the mountains, foliage, trees, and wildlife. I read this book right after the fires in this state where contained but there were still fires raging elsewhere. When you love the mountains like I do, you are glued to the TV and the fire stories but this tell far more.
This is the story of a strong woman in a non-traditional roll. It has romance but it is more about the story of forest fires and the brave men and women who contain them while parachuting behind the fire lines. This is also a fast paced and interesting murder mystery.
The reader can experience in this book education about something new, mystery and romance. It has it all. Just don’t be narrow in your expectations.
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.