I enjoyed listening to this story. Sometimes I struggle to finish audio books because I have a hard time listening when I find the narrator boring. I found this narrator to be good. I enjoyed how she used different voices to help us distinguish between the different characters. As for yhe story line and book itself I found it interestinh and easy to follow. I was not expecting what happened at the end. Though I do find myself wondering what happened to some of the other characters and how they ended up. I often do this in a lot of books though. Authors always keep you guessing on what could have happened. I would recommend this book and narrator to a friend.
Always have enjoyed Nora Roberts' work.
But this time she has out down herself. An amazing story. Didn't want to stop listening. Felt like I was right there with the main characters. So easy to visualize chapter after chapter. Thank you Ms Roberts for this 5* story. Look forward to the sequel.
I didn't read the print version. I really enjoyed the reader however so I guess I would say yes.
The ending was a surprise. I thought Elizabeth was really dead and it really got to me...like I knew her personally. That is the sign of a great book!
When Abigail allows herself to fall in love.
Best book I have every read or listened too. It was exciting from the first chapter which most books miss out on. The characters were interesting and the reader was gifted with the ability to give very distinct differences to the voices of the different characters and keep them clear and consistent. Excellent read! Will definitely read more from this author.
This is my first book by Nora Roberts. Not sure who is her audience. At first, I thought the book was aimed at teenagers, then women looking for a romantic suspense. The story isn't bad and the audio performance is quite good, but the rhythm and style are wrong. It is like the first and last chapters have been written by a decent author, but everything in between is just there to fill the book. Underdeveloped characters, lots of clichés and repetitions, and rushed ending.
I've never read this author but now I think I know her formula: satisfying tales but safe enough to leave you unscarred and happy with the ending. I think I prefer authors a bit more challenging, even it means visiting the darker regions of minds and humanity.
I liked the authors ability to establish a sense of place within the small Ozarkian community and its characters.
Whelen did a fine job narrating the story although portraying male characters, especially the Russians, was cringe worthy.