I really loved this book! Beckett's character is believable, tough and sweet at the same time. Claire is the typical "Mom next door" The children in the story were really my favorite part... I cant wait for the next two books in the trilogy!
I have not read the print version as of yet but plan to.
I loved the story line and the setting. I was also really taken by the plot this one felt a little different than some of her other books.
I think that I will try to avoid him from now on. Although if it is another one of Nora's books I will just have to suck it up and deal with it, as I am not willing to give up one of her books.
The narrator made the little boys sound like they were drunk or had some sort of speech problem. I mean really has he ever heard a little boy talk?
The overall story was excellent. I love how Nora Roberts incorporated the ghost as well. She makes the story feel real and you forget that you are listening to a book.
The kids in the story and how they interacted with Becket.
At first I was worried about him being able to do the female parts but he nailed it. His range and tone were perfect for the story and really brought out its best quality.
When the ghost starts turning on and off the lights and slamming the doors to try and warn Becket, Hope and Avery that Claire was in trouble. When she fogged the mirror and wrote on it, I felt goosebumps run up and down my arms and neck.
I can't wait for the rest of the series!
Don't waste your money. I couldn't even listen to the whole thing. After listening to the first two discs, I almost didn't get the book to finish the story. The audio reading was sooooo slow I actually got bored listening. I gave the audio to a friend who is visually impaired and borrowed the book. This audio almost ruined for me the next two books in the trilogy. I will READ the next books.
Great story with wonderful narration--kudos to MacLeod Andrews!!
It was simply fabulous, and with a ghost! Enough interaction between brothers, in addition to the love interest, that I can share it w/my husand -- I think he will enjoy it, too! There is never a dull moment -- held my interest all the way through! OK, I just realized this account is in my husband's name, so that sounds a bit weird -- I'm female (in case anyone noticed or cares -- just clarifying).
Ahh, the very impressive manner in which the ghost gets Beckett's attention and gives him her most important message! Although, the book and the narration bring every scene to life, and there are lots of great ones -- the boys w/the dogs; the boys, Beckett and Claire on Halloween, I could go on and on...
The ending, of course! Beautifully written and narrated. It brought tears to my eyes.
This is only my second book on CD; and, as I said, MacLeod Andrews really did an outstanding narration -- really brought each character and the story to life. OK, you've done it -- I'm hooked on books on CD. I hope I can find another by MacLeod Andrews.
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Among the pleasant, chic audios.
I like the description of the details of the wood, tiles etc.
Excellent influnction of the characters, rather, men, women or children.
Not extreme, just pleasant.
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Predictable but fun story line. Nora Roberts love story developed well.
Kids and female voices utterly spoiled; please Nora this narrator does not suit your fanciful, lighthearted stories.
As always, Nora Roberts is an entertaining writer but the naration was distracting from the storyline. He portrayed the women as brainless even when the situation was serious. His tone was a contadiction to the visual picture of Mrs. Roberts story. If he is narrating the next two books, I'll pass.
I have to agree with the other reviewers, the narration is very ordinary. I am a Nora Roberts fan, but this one was not her best. I hope that the following books are narrated by someone else and have a little more substance to the story.