Wife, mom of one amazing son, and I have the second best job in the world, working in a bookstore :)
No one could possibly!
The lack of character development.
Everything. A man narrating a girly kind of romance. It was wrong on so many levels.
Every page and demand a total rewrite
Good solid entertainment.
Any Nora Roberts story-you can count on her to hold your attention and make you laugh
His female voices were very irritating-weirdly softened and they all sounded the same. His childrens voices make you cringe because they are so whiney. The read itself is too slow. Thank goodness I leaned that I could speed the narration up! Was very disappointed that he was selected for the whole series. Wanted to hear the next story but not read by him.
I enjoy how she interjects the supernatural into the story.
Haven't read anything by Nora Roberts, so was hoping to really enjoy this book. It was okay - that's about it. Love her J. D. Robb books though. Probably the last "Nora Roberts" book I will purchase for a long while.
Just an average girl with a ridiculous commute trying to keep the road rage at bay.
I couldn't truly rate the book well, the narration was horrid. He truly made listening to even the first hour of this book (all that I could get through) a chore!
His shrill voice for children, terrible 'falsetto' for women and drudging pace made this the worst audiobook I have ever purchased.
I bought the audiobook before I read the actual written book. After many tries to get into the story via audio, I finally gave up and bought the book and read it myself. I just couldn't tolerate the narrator. His voice was monotone to me, and he made the story very boring, even though it actually is very good.
Mom w/3 kids 23 22 & 19. Luv audible. listen while I editing photos I take.Portrait wedding family Mystery Historical N.Roberts,I.Johansen,
#1, thought it wasn't posssible...I listened to the trilogy during 2013 holidays...it put me into such a great and pleasant mood. Made me want to finish tasks I didn't want to do so I could listen to the books. So Wonderful!
Claire, Burkett and Lizzy
Hard to remember....I just finished the whole trilogy...probably the "Message in the Mirror"....don't want to give anything away. :D
Yes...see above. It made me laugh...I want more!
Nothing, the book was awful, made worse by the truly horrible narration.
I played this book at 1.5 times the normal speed, because the narrators attempt at sensual was beyond awful. He sounded like he had a very bad fitting set of dentures that moved around in his mouth, making it impossible for him to pronounce anything with an "s".
I like Nora Roberts, but this is such an unbelievable story. A whole family dedicates all their resources to a hotel? It seems very unrealistic. I guess they are rich, and can afford to squander their money as they please
.The only thing missing was the local Newspaper reporter to make up the cast of completely unbelievable and unrealistic players in this story.
I would not recommend this book to anyone but maybe the most hardcore fan of Nora Roberts.
Lizzie wrote on the mirror
NO but he was easy to listen to.
Recommend and I hope this is a series.
Say something about yourself!
I have looked at this book/series several times before purchasing. I'm glad I did. This book is Beckett and Claire's (along with 3 boys) story. Of course they are all super people, beautiful, and everybody's friend. Pretty standard fair.
Many of the reviews disliked the narration by MacLeod Andrews, he was too slow or whatever; I liked him. There were times where I could not tell who said what in conversations because his range isn't extensive, but all in all, I liked him.
I liked the ghost thread that weaves through - I assume - the series. This is NR - and I got the right ending, medium character development, and an enjoyable listen. It was worth the credit, though I think I bought is at one of the Daily Deals, it was definitely worth that.